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SBCS Women To Sing In Symphony Opener

A Special Guest Appearance

A small chorus drawn from the Choral Society’s outstanding alto and soprano ranks will join Maestro Nir Kabaretti for the exciting opening to the SB Symphony’s 2013-14 Season on Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 13 at the Granada. The Symphony’s season debut begins with Wagner’s epic and bracing Tannhauser Overture, followed by Grammy and Pulitzer prize winning Christopher Rouse’s witty Percussion Concerto. Watch for guest soloist Ted Atkatz, who has been described by The New York Times as having reached the pinnacle of his profession.

Gustav Holst #sbchoralsocietyFollowing intermission, Maestro Kabaretti leads the orchestra and a small chorus of women singers from SBCS in Gustav Holst’s The Planets, seven movements portraying the astrological traits of the known planets of his time. The Planets, and the entire evening, promise a rousing start to the Symphony’s season of rediscovery.

The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst. With the exception of Earth, all the astrological planets known during the work’s composition are represented.

From its premiere to the present day, the suite has been enduringly popular, influential, widely performed and frequently recorded. Don’t miss this exciting concert!

Tickets available at the Granada Theater box office, online or by calling the Granada Theater at 805-899-2222.