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Symphonie Fantastique

May 11, 8:00 pm
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| Powell Symphony Hall

Stéphane Denève, conductor
Rinat Shaham, mezzo-soprano


RAVEL Shéhérazade
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique


Music Director Designate Stéphane Denève and the SLSO close the season with Berlioz’s most celebrated work and an orchestral tour-de-force, Symphonie fantastique.


  • Complete with an elegant ball, a frightening march to the scaffold and a pastoral scene in a field, Berlioz’s most celebrated work is an orchestral tour-de-force.
  • Symphonie fantastique was Berlioz’s first symphony and succeeded in his quest to write “new music” that sounds and behaves like nothing ever written before.
  • Ravel’s Shéhérazade depicts a tantalizing tale inspired by the book The Thousand and One Nights, featuring mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham.
  • “Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique takes the listener on a phantasmagoric dreamscape of a journey using wildly frenetic rhythms and colors. I very much look forward to Maestro Denève’s interpretation of the Berlioz.” – Jonathan Reycraft

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