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To herald John Glenn''s return to space aboard the space shuttle "Discovery," a performance of two of "The Planets" — Mercury and Jupiter — by Gustav Holst. Keith Lockhart, the new music director of the Utah Symphony, conducts the ensemble in concert at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. (KBYU, Provo)



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