Mahler didn’t live to complete anything more than the opening Adagio of his Symphony No. 10, but what he left takes the audience on a powerful voyage filled with pathos, including one of the most truly heart-wrenching and terrifying moments in all symphonic music. Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique takes the listener on a compelling journey as well—what Bernstein called the first psychedelic music trip. Berlioz uses kaleidoscopic orchestral colors in a phantasmagoric tale of madness to depict an opium overdose, hallucinations of murder and execution, and a macabre Witches’ Sabbath.
Observe some of the world's greatest musicians as they prepare for a Carnegie Hall performance! Open Working Rehearsals are exclusive member-only events open to Carnegie Hall Friends members at the Friend ($100) level and up, Notables at the Supporter ($500) level and up, and Patrons only. Rehearsal passes are complimentary with membership.