The Planets 360
100 years ago in London, Gustav Holst’s The Planets Suite was performed for the first time by the Queen’s Hall Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Boult. 100 years later, the team at NSC Creative and the Philharmonia Orchestra have completely reimagined the suite as an immersive sonic experience.
We are delighted to be showing each of the Planets 360 – Classic and Modern versions in the Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre, individually and as a double bill.
Come and enjoy these screenings of two different and equally enthralling versions on the 5th and 6th January 2019.
The Planets 360 - Classic version
The Planets 360 - Classic version stays true to Holst's original Planets Suite, as performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, to take you on a sweeping tour of the solar system using the power of our planetarium. Using imagery and footage from some of the great missions to the planets, past and present, we delve below the clouds of Venus and skim over the surface of Mercury. Performances at 3.20pm each day last 30 minutes.
The Planets 360 - Modern version
The Planets 360 - Modern version is a genuinely immersive experience, mixing mythology, music, and art to bring Holst's Planets Suite very much up to date. Each of the seven planets in the suite is given a distinct personality, from warlike Mars, to mystical Neptune, and the visuals for each are strikingly different. NSC Creative have taken a much-loved classic and produced something exciting and fresh, that explores the planets in a new and engaging way across the whole of our 15m dome. Performances at 4.25pm each day last 30 minutes.
N.B. Please note, there are a few moments in "The Planets 360 - Modern Version" where there are rapidly flashing lights lasting a few seconds at a time. Also, the fulldome visuals as part of the experience create dramatic sensations of motion, which make some people feel uncomfortable.
GSC recommends these performances to families with children aged 8 and over. Tickets are available for a £3.00 per person Add On to a Science Mall ticket, or £5.50 to visit this show only.
The Planets 360 - Double Bill
Music and space fans will love this opportunity to experience both the classic and modern versions of The Planets 360 for the special advance online booking price of £8.50 per person. This special offer is only available by booking in advance and is not available on the day.
The Planets 360 - Double Bill makes an excellent gift for a loved one at Christmas. To arrange to gift this, please call our friendly Contact Centre team on 0141 420 5000.