Symphonie fantastique
Mar 4 - Mar 8, 2022
Symphonie Fantastique

Overview

Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi leads a program of passionate and colorful works featuring Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, a five-movement portrait of romantic obsession, replete with a witches’ sabbath, a guillotine and opium-induced hallucinations. Chopin’s dazzling Second Piano Concerto features Benjamin Grosvenor, hailed by Gramophone magazine as possibly “the most remarkable young pianist of our time.”

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Max Raimi in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.

Schedule
Friday, March 4, 2022
8:00 PM
Saturday, March 5, 2022
8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
7:30 PM
Program
Berlioz
Roman Carnival Overture
Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 2
Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique
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