The Planets

After a new concerto for flute and bass, the personalities of the planets come alive.


  • Felipe LARA : Double Concerto (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • HOLST : The Planets


  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki conductor
  • Claire Chase flute
  • Esperanza Spalding bass

About This Performance

Each planet in Holst’s stirring suite of orchestral portraits takes its character from astrological descriptions, giving it a distinct, highly colorful profile, from the frighteningly war-bent Mars to the mysterious, ethereal Neptune. Our Principal Guest Conductor also shares a new concerto for flute and bass by Felipe Lara, a Brazilian-born composer based in Boston.

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