North Valley Symphony Orchestra (NVSO) is pleased to present its third orchestral performance of the 2014-15 season, “The Planets”, Saturday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. at North Canyon High School Auditorium, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive.

An event you won’t want to miss, the concert includes a multi-media presentation of stunning photos taken of the planets by NASA during the entire seven-movement suite of Holst’s The Planets. Additionally, in collaboration with the Challenger Space Center in Peoria, the lobby will feature a scale model display of the planets in our solar system — Jupiter is 16 feet in diameter!

During an extended intermission, NVSO Music Director, Kevin Kozacek, will offer a ‘conductor’s chat’ explaining The Planets, which will provide the audience with information that will greatly enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the second half of the concert. The concert will open with Liszt’s Prometheus, a symphonic poem based on the Greek myth detailing the Titan Prometheus’ theft of fire from the gods. In addition to the adult orchestra’s performances, NVSO is proud to feature the talented NVSO Youth Orchestra during the first half of the concert playing Soon Hee Newbold’s Equuleus, and Sue Roberts’ The Pleiades. “This concert is by far the most exciting event we’ve planned in our three-season existence,” says Kozacek. “It will be a fulfilling evening for not only classical music lovers, but also for science-minded individuals and students who are interested in the planets in our solar system. Blending the music with a visual presentation will provide enjoyment for all audience members. Every piece performed was carefully chosen to reflect the Greek mythology and astrological theme of the concert.” NVSO is committed to making concert tickets affordable for all.

Ticket prices are $5.00 each concert.

Purchase tickets at NVSO’s website,, or reserve tickets at will-call by calling 623-980-4628.