The Planets

THE PLANETS

May 20th, 2 pm

The spring concerts conclude a stellar 26th season for FBSO. In every concert, the orchestra and chorus have celebrated the wonders and the diversity that make up this American land we call home. For these final concerts, FBSO teams up with a local STEM high school to focus on space.

On Sunday afternoon, FBSO closes their season with a breathtaking performance of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”. The female members of the FBSOC join the orchestra for this concert. A space-themed video created by the art design students of Harmony Science Academy Houston will be projected during the concert.

“The Planets” is a seven-movement orchestral suite, with each movement named after a planet in our solar system. Each movement conveys the ideas and emotions associated with the planets on the psyche through its corresponding astrological character. Almost 100 years later, it remains Holst’s most popular work, and one of the best-known pieces of classical music.

There will be science and space-related activities for families and children during intermission. We encourage you to bring your family to these two intriguing, entertaining performances.

The other two performances this weekend include the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Chorus's concert, Out of Our Stars,  and the special presentation of Rob Landes and Friends.  Please click the buttons below if you are looking for those concerts.

Out of the Stars      Rob Landes and Friends

Concert Info & Ticket Options

The Planets
Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra

Date: May 20th
Concert: 2:00 pm
Place: Stafford Center

Featured Artists

Digital Artist of Harmony Science Academy

 

Left to right: Tu Le, Jose Angel Velasquez, Kelan Williams, Andy Catic, Basma Abuzaid, Michelle Villatoro, Abdul Ahtesham, Jose Maybit Lopez, Faith Trejo

Digital & Interactive Multimedia is an art-based class focusing around the application of multimedia elements and software to produce a wide range of unique animated productions. For this project, we’ve been tasked with providing media accompaniment for the Fort Bend Orchestra’s performance of The Planets by Gustav Holst. We were honored to receive this opportunity as it presented a once in a lifetime chance to gain professional experience in the field of multimedia. We utilized programs such as Adobe Flash, Adobe After Effects, and Windows Photos to develop our personal interpretations of the 8 planets of our Solar System.

 

Harmony Science Academy - Houston is a 9th - 12th public charter school providing a high-quality education option for students in the surrounding areas. Our school is a part of the state-wide Harmony Public Schools system.

Harmony Public Schools is a system of 54 Texas public charter schools that provides rigorous, high-quality education focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Harmony prepares each student for higher education by providing a safe, caring and collaborative atmosphere. Our curriculum features a quality, student-centered educational program with a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Harmony’s vision is to lead our students from the classroom into the world as productive and responsible citizens.