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The Silent Planet

3 July @ 19:30 - 21:30

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The Silent Planet

Delia Stevens and Will Pound, present an unprecedented collaboration with the youth-led global climate non-profit organisation, Force of Nature.

Alongside members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Northern College of Music, they première their new double percussion and harmonica/melodeon concerto, Silent Planet Suite.

To mark Holst’s 150th anniversary in 2024, Stevens and Pound reimagine his iconic Planets suite – adding an additional movement which Holst chose to silence as ‘astrologically insignificant’ – Earth. The piece platforms young climate activists from the international youth organisation Force of Nature giving key-note speeches accompanied by orchestral improvised soundscapes based on Holst’s planetary characters such as Bringer of War or Bringer of Peace.

The additional movement Earth – co-written with Force of Nature – stresses the urgency of listening to our planet and amplifying unheard voices in the conversation around the climate.

Silent Planet Suite (première)
Holst’s Planets re-imagined Delia Stevens & Will Pound / orch Ian Gardiner
Mars, the Bringer of War
Mercury, the Winged Messenger *
Venus, the Bringer of Peace ^
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Earth – new work by Stevens & Pound and Force of Nature / orch Gardiner

Clark Rundell, Matteo Dal Maso *, Andreas Asiikkis ^ conductors
Will Pound harmonica
Delia Stevens percussion
Phoebe Hanson speaker, Force of Nature
Musicians from the RNCM and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Book The Silent Planet at Royal Northern College of Music



3 July
19:30 - 21:30
From £10
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Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road
Manchester, United Kingdom
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