A Jacobs Masterworks Concert
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Hector Berlioz’s passionate fever dreams changed the world of classical music forever when he unleashed his Symphonie fantastique onto unsuspecting audiences in 1830. This Beyond the Score® presentation dramatizes how this surprising symphonic shocker came to be. Michael Francis conducts this unique performance that reveals the illuminating stories found "inside" the score.
The epic Symphonie fantastique utilizes one of the largest orchestras of its time. The music tells the story of an artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman, describing his obsession and dreams, tantrums, moments of tenderness, and visions of suicide, murder, ecstasy and despair. This presentation takes an in-depth journey into the heart of Berlioz’s life, his struggles and his passions, which set the framework for this remarkable work. Theatrics of narration, singing and dance are paired with refined imagery and illumination, setting the background for this emotional story and events surrounding this revolutionary composition.
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability are subject to change. Note: there will be no "What's The Score?" talk before this Beyond the Score® presentation.