7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
6th February, 2014
Conductor: Diego Masson
Soprano: Erika Mädi Jones
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, Op 14
Acclaimed French conductor Diego Masson conducts an evening of French music. The programme features one of Debussy’s most famous works, a symphonic poem for orchestra based on Mallarmé’s poem of the same name. Debussy weaves rippling and meandering woodwind lines into a rich tapestry of sound that evokes the piece’s dreamy pastoral setting.
The Orchestra will also perform Berlioz’s famous tale of hopeless love and despair, Symphonie Fantastique. This programmatic symphony in five movements uses the repetition of an ‘idée fixe’ throughout the symphony to represent the protagonist’s beloved.