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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Cancelled: The MET Orchestra

Thursday, June 17, 2021 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin by Rose Callahan, Joyce DiDonato by Simon Pauly
Conductor Leonard Bernstein called Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique “the first psychedelic music trip.” With its depictions of an opium overdose, hallucinations of murder, and a Witches’ Sabbath, it’s one of the greatest orchestral showpieces. There’s more Berlioz drama in selections from his grand opera Les Troyens—based on Virgil’s epic Aeneid—including a royal hunt, a violent thunderstorm, and the heartbreaking farewell aria of the tragic Carthaginian Queen Dido.

Part of: The MET Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin Perspectives

Performers

The MET Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano

Program

BERLIOZ "Chers Tyriens" from Les Troyens

BERLIOZ "Chasse Royale et Orage" from Les Troyens

BERLIOZ "Adieu, fière cité" from Les Troyens

BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

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