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Notice: Guildford Symphony Orchestra Launches Into Space

Published on: 11 May, 2019
Updated on: 11 May, 2019

Guildford Symphony Orchestra invites you aboard their symphonic starship for a voyage through space and time to music’s outer limits, taking in Holst’s ‘Planets’, and close encounters with Darth Vader, ET and Doctor Who.

This fun concert at G Live at 7.30pm on Saturday, May 18, is the climax of the orchestra’s 100th season and makes a great introduction to classical music for the whole family.

Film buffs’ favourite themes from cinema’s exploration of Space will be performed in ‘Space: The Final Frontier’, with the opportunity to hear tunes created by some of the best film composers in the world, including John Williams and Ron Grainer.

BBC Young Musician percussion winner and former Guildford County School student Hyungi Lee will perform ‘Cosmic Constellations’, a percussion concerto commissioned by Guildford Symphony Orchestra to mark their centenary and composed by musical director Darrell Davison specifically for Hyungi.

Former Guildford County School student Hyungi Lee will perform ‘Cosmic Constellations’.

The concert is being performed with the support of Surrey Satellite Technology. The audience won’t just hear music inspired by space and stories of exploration, but will see scale models of actual satellites built in Guildford and have the opportunity to talk to the scientists who create them, find out about the latest innovations and be inspired. There will be models to make at home and pictures to paint.

GSO is also running a competition for young concert-goers for the best picture inspired by space. See the GSO website for details at

Under 16s are free with a paying adult. Tickets range from £12 to £24 with under 25s half price.

GSO Box Office is on 01483 415847 or go to G Live Box Office is on 01483 369350 or

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