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19 Jul 2017, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2017 Prom 7: Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique

Prom 7
Prom 7: Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique
19:30 Wed 19 Jul 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Take a musical thrill-ride from the chaos of creation to wild witches’ dances. Joshua Weilerstein conducts Berlioz’s phantasmagoric Symphonie fantastique, and is joined by his sister, cellist Alisa Weilerstein for Pascal Dusapin’s concerto Outscape.
Take a musical thrill-ride from the chaos of creation to wild witches’ dances. Joshua Weilerstein conducts Berlioz’s phantasmagoric Symphonie fantastique, and is joined by his sister, cellist Alisa Weilerstein for Pascal Dusapin’s concerto Outscape.

Programme

      • Les élémens – Le cahos(7 mins)
      • Outscape(28 mins)BBC co-commission with the Casa da Música Foundation (Porto), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Opéra de Paris and Stuttgart Opera: UK premiere
        • interval
        • Symphonie fantastique(50 mins)

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    About This Event

    Visions of chaos give way to a diabolical scene in a musical thrill-ride that takes us from creation itself to the wild dances of a Witches' Sabbath. Jean-Féry Rebel's suite The Elements is one of Baroque music's most unusual works, opening with a vivid portrait of Chaos. The same audacity surfaces a century later in Berlioz’s quasi-autobiographical Symphonie fantastique, whose large orchestral forces and colourful textures make it a perfect fit for the Royal Albert Hall.

    Star cellist Alisa Weilerstein is soloist for the UK premiere of Pascal Dusapin’s nature-inspired concerto Outscape – a work written for her – while her brother, rising young star Joshua Weilerstein, conducts.

    Image: Joshua Weilerstein © Felix Broede

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