Oakland Symphony explores The Planets on Jan 30

The Oakland Symphony, a collection of some of the county’s most talented classical musicians, will perform one of the genre’s most beloved pieces of music on Sunday, Jan 30 as part of the 14th Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert.

Gustav Holst’s The Planets is nearly 100 years old, but some of its refrains are so embedded in our culture to be instantly recognizable, and hummable. The musicians, who perform as Oakland University’s in-residence orchestra, will also perform Brett Dean’s Komarov’s Fall from Three Memorials. The audience will be treated to solo performances by the winners of the annual Oakland University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance Concerto Competition. Witness David Mety perform Emmanuel Sejourne’s Concerto for Vibraphone and String Orchestra, soprano Suzanne Grogan’s rendering of Mozart’s Durch Zartlichkeit, and pianist Alexandra Zetye’s faithful interpretation of Camille Saint-Saens’ Concerto No.2 in G minor, op. 22.

Formerly known as the Pontiac Oakland Symphony, the Oakland Symphony is a semi-professional organization with a 35-year tradition of excellence and commitment to providing southeastern Michigan with exceptional symphonic performances.

The performance begins at 3 p.m. on OU’s campus in the Varner Recital Hall. Tickets are $26 for general admission, $21 for senior citizens and $16 for students, and can be purchased at OU’s Varner Box Office, by calling (248) 370-3013 or by visiting starticketsplus.com. For more information, please visit oakland.edu/mtd.