Stephen Hough and The Planets
A CONCERT FOR THE PEOPLE OF BATH
Brian Roper Memorial Concert
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Holst - The Planets (with live film) www.theplanetslive.com
Stephen Hough (piano)
Jason Thornton (conductor)
Paganini composed the simplest of tunes for his 24th solo violin Caprice. This tune has captured the imagination of composers ever since. Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody is a set of 24 variations on this enigmatic theme for piano and orchestra. Joining Bath Philharmonia is one of the world’s great pianists Stephen Hough, who, in 2013, played these variations at the First Night of the Proms to considerable critical acclaim. Expect virtuosic fireworks and intense interpretative insight from this great musician as well as a few surprises!
Holst’s Planet’s needs absolutely no introduction and is probably one of the most iconic orchestral works in the repertoire. Scored for huge orchestra and off stage choir, join a massive Bath Phil for a journey across the solar system. We welcome US based visual artist Adrian Wyard who will be accompanying the orchestra with live visual choreography featuring video and photos from Mars Rovers, spacecraft from NASA and the European Space Agency & Seattle based astro-photographer Andy Ermolli (www.theplanetslive.com).