Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Nights of love, days of wrath! Two fantastical visions — one sentimental, the other diabolical — reveal Berlioz as the ultimate Romantic artist, overflowing with feelings so enormous that he had to revolutionize the symphony orchestra just to express them. To add to the excitement, the famed English tenor Ian Bostridge graces our stage for the first time.


Dates and Tickets

  • 2 Nov (Thu) 2017 7:30PM
  • 4 Nov (Sat) 2017 8:00PM
  • 5 Nov (Sun) 2017 2:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 41 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Ludovic Morlot


French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Among the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra have won three Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”

Ian Bostridge


Ian Bostridge's international recital career has taken him to the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Aldeburgh and Schwarzenberg Schubertiade Festivals and to the main stages of Carnegie Hall and La Scala, Milan. His recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for 14 Grammys. In 2016 he was awarded the The Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize for non-fiction writing for his book 'Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession'.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.





Hector Berlioz

Les nuits d'été

Hector Berlioz

Symphonie fantastique


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