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Mexico’s Philharmonic of the Arts is slated to present early 20th century British composer Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite “The Planets” in an extraordinary immersive concert format at the Centro Universitario Cultural (CUC) on Friday, March 10, Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12.

Working closely with aeronautical scientist Marco Antonio Vélez Montaño, who founded the Mexican Agency for Space Disclosure, the Philharmonic of the Arts will accompany the performance with videos and images of outer space to capture an immersive experience for the audience.

“The Planets” is a seven-movement symphony, which represents each of the planets in Earth’s solar system (with the exception of Pluto, which had not yet been confirmed — later to be disaffirmed — as a planet when the opus was written in 1914).

Each movement of the suite is named after one of the planets, expressing its respective astrological character.

Holst’s “The Planets” has never before been presented in Mexico in its entirety.

The concerts will be held on Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 11, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 12, at 5 p.m. in the CUC’s Fra Angélico Auditorium, located at Calle Odontología 35 in Colonia Copilco Universidad.

Admission is 350 pesos per person.

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