Susanna Mälkki and the Planets by Holst

From the warlike power of “Mars” to the impressionism of “Neptune” through the infinite lyricism of “Venus,” Gustav Holst’s The Planets remains a great classic of symphonic literature, masterfully endowing each planet with its own musical atmosphere. A testament to humanity’s timeless fascination with the spheres, this symphonic epic takes on galactic proportions under the magical baton of Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki.

Jean-Willy Kunz is the first organist-in-residence of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. In addition to performances with the Orchestra and as a soloist in recital, he supervises the development and showcase of the OSM’s Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique at Maison symphonique de Montréal. His most recent performances include concerts with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Violons du Roy, with saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and with singer-songwriters Pierre Lapointe, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Jean-Willy Kunz, organ
Roseline Blain, choirmaster
Pierre McLean, piano
Choristers: Alexandra Asher, Ghislaine Deschambault, Rebecca Dowd, Elizabeth Ekholm, Josee Lalonde, Stephanie Manias, Marie Magistry, Ellen Wieser

Messiaen: The Ascension (organ version): II. Joyous Alleluia from a Soul Longing for Heaven (6 min.)
Holst, The Planets, op. 32 (50 min.)

Available online
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 7 pm
(Available for 7 days)
For a donation to the OSM (from $ 10 per concert)

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