The Fantastic SymphonyConcerts & Performances
Experience the impassioned romance and wondrous opium-fueled dreams of Hector Berlioz’s legendary Symphonie fantastique alongside global conducting sensation Roberto Abbado. From its whirlwind waltzes to demonic hallucinations, hear why MTT calls this “unabashed melodrama” an epic “orchestral sonic spectacular.” The sun-dappled pastoral setting of Claude Debussy’s dreamlike symphonic poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun is a serene start before George Gershwin’s exceedingly entertaining Concerto. Master pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is at his finest in this perfect stylistic fusion of tradition, jazz and musical theater. One critic wrote that his interpretation “was not just nearly perfect. It was perfect, the best I’ve experienced in 50 years.” Tickets are $35 to $180.