He composed 8 operas, 4 ballets, music for 13 plays and many dozens of orchestral and vocal works.
But Gustav Holst is best known for a single masterpiece.
His seven- part suite, The Planets was completed 100 years ago. The audio astrological tour has been a mainstay of the concert repertoire ever since.
The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra performs the work this Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Michigan Theatre.
It’s also a live broadcast on 90.5 Classical...and it’s streamed at wkar.org.
Current State’s Peter Whorf speaks with A2SO music director Arie Lipsky about The Planets, and its cinematic sound.