Symphonie fantastique

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Symphonie fantastique
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Catch a glimpse into composer Berlioz’ life through Symphonie fantastique, a five-part, semi-autobiographical musical journey that resounds of his unrequited love for a Shakespearean actress of the time. Composed just three years after Beethoven’s death, the Romantic era has truly begun as Berlioz’ orchestral brilliance takes passion and drama to a whole new level. The program also showcases the completion of our cycle of Bach’s sublime baroque masterpieces, the Brandenburg Concertos.



Season Sponsor

George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

Masterworks Series Sponsor




J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Boulez: Initiale
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique



Thierry Fischerconductor
Mercedes Smith, flute
Kathryn Eberle, violin
Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord
Brant Bayless, viola
Roberta Zalkind, viola

Additional Info


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.