From the menacing theme of Mars to the majestic tunes of Jupiter, Holst’s masterpiece The Planets is quite simply full of great melodies and conductor John Wilson is sure to bring his special flair to them. Plus, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote performs Elgar’s passionate songs and ancient mysteries are explored in John Ireland’s haunting music.

Pre-concert talk: Conductor John Wilson chats to RSNO Principal Flute Katherine Bryan at 6.45pm in the Upper Circle Bar in Edinburgh and the Clyde Foyer in Glasgow. Free to ticket holders.

Get a taste of the concert by listening to Jupiter from Holst’s The Planets: