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"Symphonie fantastique", Berlioz

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

7:30 PM
Weber, Shostakovich, Berlioz
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

One of the most popular cello works ever written, Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto is a profound expression of struggle and triumph, its sardonic humor giving way to elegiac beauty. Its dramatic character is more than matched by Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, from its sumptuous ball-scene with a haunting waltz melody to the evil howls and cackles of its witches' Sabbath.

Additional dates for this performance on December 5 and December 7.


  • Weber The Ruler of the Spirits
  • Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
  • Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Johann Buis.
30 minute run-time.

Thurs., December 5, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sat., December 7, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Tues., December 10, 6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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