Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Iris ter SchiphorstGravitational Waves
Richard StraussAlso sprach Zarathustra, Op.30
~ Interval ~
Gustav HolstThe Planets (incl. Colin Matthews's Pluto, the Renewer)


Edward Gardner – Conductor

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
CBSO Youth Chorus (Women's voices)

Other concerts in this Series (+)

Programme Note

Film directors have reached for these works by Strauss and Holst in their attempts to explain the human condition against the infinite background of space.

The depiction of astrological characters in The Planets, from the cheeky gameplay of Mercury to the shattering impact of Mars, could be made for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall. The power of Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra is no less cinematic.

Prom 29

Get a route map

Your Map

If you have any questions, please contact us using the form below, or send an e-mail to

All form fields are required.

Please check your details and try again.

Thank you for contacting us. We will contact you regarding your enquiry as soon as possible.