Performance Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 8 PM

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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.


  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor


  • MAHLER Adagio from Symphony No. 10
  • BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
This concert is made possible, in part, by the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation.
The Vienna Philharmonic Residency at Carnegie Hall is made possible by a leadership gift from the Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation.
This performance is part of International Festival of Orchestras III.