Baylor Symphony Orchestra Performs Berlioz Feb. 10

Feb. 6, 2004

by Richard Veit

The Baylor Symphony will present one of the unique masterpieces of the early 19th century - French composer Hector Berlioz's sprawling Symphonie fantastique - at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Symphonie fantastique's five programmatic movements - "Dreams, Passions," "A Ball," "Scene in the Fields," "March to the Scaffold" and "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath" - premiered in Paris on Dec. 5, 1830. Though composed just three years after the death of master classicist Ludwig van Beethoven, Berlioz's innovative work has maintained its stature as a benchmark of the Romantic period.

The Baylor Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of Stephen Heyde, The Mary Franks Thompson Professor of Orchestral Studies and Conductor-in-Residence.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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