The Planets

Oregon Symphony: Holst’s The Planets

A triumph of orchestration, Holst’s The Planets conjures vivid portrayals of the mythological deities associated with our solar system, from Mars’ drums of war to Neptune’s ethereal mysticism. Plus, bassist and Creative Alliance member Xavier Foley brings consummate versatility to the stage, performing his For Justice and Peace, a powerful meditation on the legacy of slavery in the U.S. Learn more at

Holst’s The Planets
Saturday June 3, 2023; 2:00 PM (This concert takes place at 2 pm due to the Starlight Parade)
Sunday June 4, 2023; 2:00 PM
Monday June 5, 2023; 7:30 PM
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland

Xavier Foley: Lost Child
Xavier Foley: For Justice and Peace
Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto No. 2
Holst: The Planets

David Danzmayr, Conductor
Xavier Foley, Double Bass
Chien Tan, Violin
Women from Portland State University Choirs
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