Carl Nielsen Helios Overture, Op. 17
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major, K. 451
Gustav Holst The Planets, Op. 32
About the Program
Neal Gittleman leads this celestial celebration honoring the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. The evening begins with Nielsen’s Helios Overture, a day in the life of the sun. Later, Holst’s cosmic tour de force takes center stage. From powerful and commanding to eerie and ethereal, the work has served as a source of inspiration for composers like John Williams and Hans Zimmer. Midway through the concert, Richard Dowling performs Mozart’s exuberant Piano Concert No. 16.
Our Masterworks Series is sponsored by Dr. Ingrid Brown and Dr. Troy Tyner