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Friday, October 12, 2018 8:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Photo credit: reproduced with permission from Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin www.hberlioz
 

Returning for the first time in a dozen years, Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s period-instrument group brings the music of Berlioz to Ann Arbor as part of a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Berlioz wrote Symphonie fantastique to woo a talented young actress who repeatedly toyed with his affections; his description of the hero of the work — “a young musician of unhealthily sensitive nature and endowed with vivid imagination” — was a reasonable image of himself at the time. Obsession, madness, murder, and redemption are all portrayed in this richly Romantic score. Berlioz’s rarely-heard Lélio uses many of the same melodic themes to tell of the hero’s awakening and his ultimate triumph as a composer.

Please note, there is no late seating during the first half of this performance.

PROGRAM

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Berlioz Lélio, or The Return to Life, Op. 14b

TITLE SPONSOR

  • Ilene H. Forsyth Choral Union Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

10/12/18 8:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

DETAILS

Returning for the first time in a dozen years, Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s period-instrument group brings the music of Berlioz to Ann Arbor as part of a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Berlioz wrote Symphonie fantastique to woo a talented young actress who repeatedly toyed with his affections; his description of the hero of the work — “a young musician of unhealthily sensitive nature and endowed with vivid imagination” — was a reasonable image of himself at the time. Obsession, madness, murder, and redemption are all portrayed in this richly Romantic score. Berlioz’s rarely-heard Lélio uses many of the same melodic themes to tell of the hero’s awakening and his ultimate triumph as a composer.

Please note, there is no late seating during the first half of this performance.

PROGRAM (Fri 10/12/2018: Hill Auditorium)

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Berlioz Lélio, or The Return to Life, Op. 14b

SPONSORS

PERMANENTLY ENDOWED SUPPORT

TITLE SPONSOR

  • Ilene H. Forsyth Choral Union Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

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