Fiery Mars, ethereal Neptune, funny li'l Mercury, hopeful Jupiter?… We've all got these planetary “personalities” implanted in our brains, not in small part owing to Gustav Holst's orchestral suite The Planets being featured in so many sci-fi films over the years. Conductor Bramwell Tovey leads the L.A. Phil in a performance of this, well, super-atmospheric piece, which promises to lift our eyes to the skies — or at least to the Bowl's video monitors, which will pair the music with glorious images from NASA and JPL rovers and satellites, plus computer-generated graphics of the Mars landing and other gee-whiz delights. Opening the program is a performance of English composer Mark-Anthony Turnage's Erskine — Concerto for Drum Set and Orchestra, a modern work featuring jazz drummer Peter Erskine, renowned for his work with Steely Dan and Weather Report, along with the Women of Pacific Chorale. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hlywd.; Tue., Sept. 9, 8 p.m.; $8-$107, hollywoodbowl.com, 323-850-2000.
Tue., Sept. 9, 8 p.m., 2014
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