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Santa Fe Symphony presents Berlioz Festival

Santa Fe Symphony presents Berlioz Festival

May 19, 2019   4:00 PM

 


 

In honor of the 150 year anniversary of master composer Hector Berlioz's death, our Season Finale presents an epic program that begins when Maestro Guillermo Figueroa hands over the baton to Concertmaster David Felberg and takes up his violin to perform Berlioz's Rêverie et Caprice. Maestro Figueroa returns to the podium to lead The Symphony for one of Berlioz's most extraordinarily dramatic solo cantatas—La mort de Cléopâtre (“The Death of Cleopatra”), composed in 1829. Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson graces us with her “darkly pretty voice” for the solo in this gorgeously romantic work, which was not widely heard until approximately 40 years ago. Our 35th Anniversary Season Finale concludes with Berlioz's most celebrated work, Symphonie Fantastique. Written for large orchestra when he was just 26 years old and already famous, this brilliant piece premiered in Paris on December 5, 1830, and won him a reputation as one of the most progressive composers of the era. Through its movements, it tells the story of an artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman. The symphony describes his obsession and dreams, tantrums and moments of tenderness, and visions of suicide and murder, ecstasy and despair. Rêverie et Caprice, op.8 for Violin & Orchestra Guillermo Figueroa, Violin La mort de Cléopâtre Rebecca Robinson, Mezzo Soprano Symphonie fantastique op. 14

 

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Performance Santa Fe presents Los Angeles Master Chorale: Lagrime di San Pietro

Performance Santa Fe presents Los Angeles Master Chorale: Lagrime di San Pietro

May 31, 2019   7:30 PM

Through the visionary mind of director Peter Sellars, 21 singers transform Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso’s final work into a powerful theatrical performance. Led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, the Los Angeles Master Chorale presents its own season and regularly performs with the LA Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The versatile chorus is known for deft handling of contemporary works and for the sonic purity and musical finesse to perform early music, including the 20 sacred madrigals and concluding motet of Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter).

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