Out of this World

Out of this World
  • DATE

    May 8, 2015

  • Venue

    Esplanade - Theatres on The Bay

    1 Esplanade Drive
    Singapore 038981
  • Ticket Price
    (Exclude booking fee)
    S$15.00 - S$75.00
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Robert Spano, the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony, makes his SSO debut conducting two sonic spectaculars with extra-terrestrial associations. Strauss’ tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra was inspired by Nietzsche’s philosophical novel celebrating human power and energy, and the philosophy of the Superman, but it became massively popular after the use of its opening sequence in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 - A Space Odyssey. Holst’s great orchestral suite The Planets demands a huge orchestra which includes an organ and two unusual woodwind instruments (the bass flute and bass oboe). Its seven movements reflect the astrological characters of the seven planets then known (excluding Earth).