Sex, drugs and classical music: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastic has it all! A beautiful actress nearly drove Hector Berlioz mad – and inspired one of the most imaginative symphonies ever written. Based on Berlioz’s own obsession, Symphonie Fantastic tells the story of an artist who falls desperately in love with a woman who has all the charms of his ideal person. Later, convinced that his love is hopeless and unrequited, he poisons himself with opium, sending him into drug-induced hallucinations of suicide, murder, death by guillotine, and demonic orgies. The symphony describes his obsession and dreams, tantrums and moments of tenderness, ecstasy and despair.
The New Texas Symphony Orchestra is in its 15th year of presenting a season of entertaining concerts for music lovers. Join us on March 24 for an afternoon of exceptional orchestral music presented at Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. In addition to Symphonie Fantastique, the concert includes two works by Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Rhapsodie for Orchestra and Saxophone featuring guest artist Todd Oxford.
Our concerts are all open seating. The best seats in the house can be yours!