Here's what Wolf Trap wrote about the performance:
The Planets is complemented by beautiful HD images in Gustav Holst's The Planets (2006), a suite of seven high-definition short films produced to accompany live performances of the popular orchestral suite. It was produced and directed by José Francisco Salgado, with Adler Planetarium and Vectors & Pixels Unlimited, Executive Producer.
Each of the short films in this critically-acclaimed suite includes awe-inspiring images of the featured planet, historical illustrations from the Adler Collection of Works on Paper, NASA and ESA animations, as well as animations produced by the film’s director, astronomer and visual artist José Francisco Salgado. The film is not intended to be seen as a documentary but rather as an art piece that aims to inspire audiences and encourage them to learn more about our solar system and the Universe.
And the pieces that opened the night:
Suite from Avatar (James Horner)
Suite from WALL*E (Thomas Newman)
Theme from Lost in Space (John Williams)
Imperial March from Star Wars (John Williams)
Flying Theme from ET (John Williams)
Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey (Richard Strauss)