Fantasia in Concert

Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2023


Audience Favorite

Join us for a thrilling performance of Disney's groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000, including The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and The Nutcracker Suite, will be performed by the CSO while Disney's stunning footage is shown on the big screen. Experience iconic moments and childhood favorites as you never have before!

Presentation Licensed by Disney© Concerts

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Length
    2 hours 20 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    Robbie Ellis (Nov. 24 only)
  • Program Book
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Featuring works by:

Beethoven, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and more


Enhance your concert experience.

Special Fantasia preconcert dining experience!

Enjoy a Fantasia inspired menu to enhance your concertgoing experience. Special menus featuring whimsical and satisfying choices will be available at Forte and the ninth floor Thomas Club alongside Fantasia concerts, November 24-26. Learn more »

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Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring Robbie Ellis (Nov. 24 only) in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.


This concert is part of the CSO at the Movies series, which is generously sponsored by Megan and Steve Shebik.

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