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Holst's The Planets & Britten

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Holst and Britten take us on a powerful journey through deeply atmospheric and powerful music.

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Some look within for inspiration. Gustav Holst looked up. The Planets is his suite of seven movements, capturing the mythical character of each namesake planet. From Mars, the Bringer of War, to Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, Holst takes us on a wonderful cosmic odyssey filled with deeply atmospheric music.

Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto is similarly vast in scope, sweeping us away with lyrical beauty and power. It’s resonant music – a perfect moment to experience the fabulous artistry of Sydney Symphony Concertmaster Andrew Haveron.


Programme
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BRITTEN Violin Concerto
HOLST The Planets

Artists
James Judd conductor
Andrew Haveron violin
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Venue Information

Performances are being sold to 100% capacity in line with the NSW Public Health Order. This includes all shows in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room. Please note that you will be seated directly alongside other ticketholders.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
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