Leandra Ramm | Mezzo-Soprano

The Planets

Date(s) - October 28, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm -

Davies Symphony Hall

Benjamin Britten delves into the hallucinatory verses of Arthur Rimbaud with youthful enthusiasm in the song cycle Les Illuminations, a rare foray into the French language for a composer renowned for his contributions to English musicAlongside Britten’s cycle is a much-loved work by an Englishman of an earlier generation: Gustav Holst’s The Planets launches the pastoral tradition into the extraterrestrial realm, conjuring up the star signs with otherworldly sounds and a wordless offstage choir.

Mr. Staples’s appearance is made possible through the generosity of the Mrs. George J. Otto Memorial Vocalist Fund.


Elim Chan


San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony



Les Illuminations

Benjamin Britten

The Planets

Gustav Holst