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For the first time in the Netherlands, the Danish composer Poul Ruders’ breathtaking Solar Trilogy (1997) will be performed in full. Scored for a large orchestra, this vast symphonic drama in three parts depicts in music the birth, life and, ultimately, death of the sun, our nearest star and the source of all life on earth. The three movements are characterised by their unparallelled impact and dramatic force. The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra will perform this trilogy of cosmic proportions with chief conductor Markus Stenz at the helm.