April 26-27 | 8 PM Abravanel Hall
Thierry Fischer, Conductor
Yu Kosuge, Piano
Holt - Ellsworth 2
Mozart - Concerto No. 24 in C minor for Piano and Orchestra
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique
Witness one of the strangest musical love notes ever written. Berlioz had it bad for Harriet Smithson, an Irish Shakespearean actress whom he would later briefly marry. He captured his "endless passion" for her in a wildly imaginative Fantastic Symphony that takes the listener on a fictional journey through sumptuous reveries and drug-induced dreams that lead ultimately to a death by beheading. Passion indeed! Nothing quite like it had ever been heard before. This exciting program also includes a mature concerto by Mozart and a world premiere by Englishman composer Simon Holt.