James Levine Returns with Symphonie fantastique

Nov 3

8:00 PM

Mozart, Schoenberg, Berlioz

Thursday, November 3, 2016

James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the CSO podium with three masterpieces of orchestral color. Schoenberg described his Five Pieces for Orchestra as a “ceaseless flow of colors, rhythm and mood.” Levine ends the program with Berlioz’s epic Symphonie fantastique.

Enjoy a Q&A with Diane Mues (viola) and Mihaela Ionescu (violin) after the Tuesday CSO concert.

Note for the Newcomer: Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique is a famous example of "programmatic music," written to portray a specific story or string of events. Berlioz wrote in-depth notes to accompany the story depicted in Symphonie fantastique that describe a ball, an opium dream and a witches' sabbath.


Mozart Symphony No. 31 (Paris)
Schoenberg Five Pieces for Orchestra
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversation with Derek Matson
30 minute run-time

Thursday, November 3, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, November 4, 7 p.m. Armour Stage
Saturday, November 5, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

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