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Holst's The Planets

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Professor Brian Cox

Brian Cox Planets

100 Years of Holst’s The Planets, presented by Professor Brian Cox.

Inspired by the mythological character of each planet, Holst created what has become one of the 20th century’s best-loved and most iconic works for orchestra. On the centenary of its premiere, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ben Gernon join forces with Professor Brian Cox to take a fresh musical and visual look at The Planets and cast new light on Holst’s vividly atmospheric masterpiece.

Cocktails, concrete and tonnes of charm

Pop into the Martini Bar for a pre-performance tipple, with Happy Hour from 5-6pm


Barbican Hall