THE PLANETS: Des Moines Symphony Prepares New Show

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The Des Moines Symphony is getting ready to perform a concert that is out of this world.

The Symphony will be collaborating with the Chicago Symphony to perform Gustav Holst’s composition, The Planets.  Holst’s work gives listeners a taste of each different planet but for nearly a century musicians have been modifying parts of the composition to give it a unique feel, particularly after Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet.

Conducted by Joseph Giunta, the Des Moines Symphony’s interpretation of The Planets will involve multimedia visuals, actors and a narrator along with the traditional, yet powerful music.

Tickets to the symphony’s performance of The Planets range from $15 to $55, with discounts available for students.  Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, the Civic Center Ticket Office or at the door before the performance.

The Planets will be performed Nov. 16 and 17 at the Civic Center in downtown Des Moines.

More information on the Des Moines Symphony or The Planets is available on the symphony’s website here.