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Symphonie Fantastique

Symphonie Fantastique

August 27, 7:00 p.m.Virtual Concert Online

Artists
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Pacific Symphony
Eileen Jeanette, host
  
Program
BERLIOZ: “Symphonie Fantastique”
~ Daydreams, Passions
~ A Ball
~ Scene in the Fields
~ March to the Scaffold
~ Dream of a Witches' Sabbath
  
This performance was recorded on Feb. 7, 2020 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Available for free, online viewing through Oct. 10.

No single work transformed the sound of a symphony orchestra more than Berlioz’s revolutionary “Symphonie Fantastique” of 1830, with its massive orchestra, large percussion battery and powerful brass. Combining gracious ballroom dances with psychedelic depictions of a witches’ sabbath, the piece represents the composer’s obsessive love of a great Shakespearean actress. Eileen Jeanette, Pacific Symphony’s senior vice-president of artistic planning, opens the concert with an interview with Principal Bassoon Rose Corrigan.  

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Program Notes

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