From cackling witches to crashing guillotines, Berlioz’s mind-bending Symphonie fantastique is classical music’s wildest ride—and it’s especially appropriate for Halloween weekend! The beloved opera Carmen features some of the most popular and iconic themes in classical music, and you’ll hear them all in Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, performed by the Symphony’s outstanding Principal Flute, Aralee Dorough. This program also features Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s lavishly melodic Symphonic Variations on an African Air, based on the African American spiritual I’m Troubled in Mind.

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COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Symphonic Variations on an African Air
SARASATE Carmen Fantasy
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique



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