The Planets

The Planets
  • Fri 7:30 PM Sep 13, 2019


  • Sat 7:30 PM Sep 14, 2019


Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Don’t worry if you can’t afford a seat on the next SpaceX flight, the Utah Symphony will get you to the stars with music!

Concert highlights include: 

Join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the opening of Abravanel Hall with Beethoven’s overture The Consecration of the House.
Re-visit every planet in our solar system with Holst’s beloved tour guide, The Planets.
Expand into new corners of the universe with contrasting cosmic sounds by Haydn, Messiaen, and Saariaho.
Re-live the drama and anticipation of the greatest space story ever told with the Main Title of John Williams’ Star Wars.



Season Sponsor George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Masterworks Series Sponsor O.C


BEETHOVEN: The Consecration of the House Overture
KAIJA SAARIAHO: Asteroid 4179 – Toutatis
HAYDN: The World of the Moon Overture
MESSIAEN: “What is written in the stars” from Des canyons aux étoiles
JOHN WILLIAMS: Star Wars (Main Title)
MESSIAEN: “The Desert” from Des canyons aux étoiles
HOLST: The Planets



Thierry Fischer, conductor
Barlow Bradford, chorus director
Sopranos & Altos of the Utah Symphony Chorus

Additional Info


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.


Learn more about this evening’s music at a pre-concert lecture, which begins 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert in Abravanel Hall’s First Tier Room.
Enjoy Lobby Fest performances 30 minutes before the performance in the lobby by members of our Youth Guild.
Pick up your very own star finder in the lobby and visit with Utah’s Consortium for Dark Sky Studies.

Artists and programs are subject to change.

Single Tickets On Sale: June 14, 2019