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Featuring:Malta Philharmonic OrchestraRaoul Lay - ConductorGillian Zammit - SopranoProgramme:Claude Debussy - Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un FauneHector Berlioz - Les Nuits d'ÉtéHector Berlioz - Symphonie FantastiqueA night of 19th century French musi....

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Ticket sales for Berlioz le Fantastique unfortunately have now finished! The last day of this event was on Friday 22-Jun-2018. Ticket sales ended at Friday 22-Jun-2018 21:00.


Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Raoul Lay - Conductor
Gillian Zammit - Soprano

Claude Debussy - Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune
Hector Berlioz - Les Nuits d'Été
Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

A night of 19th century French music, under the direction of French conductor Raoul Lay - opens with Debussy's groundbreaking 1898 symphonic poem Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune before moving on to two works by Hector Berlioz.

Soprano Gillian Zammit joins the orchestra for a performance of Les Nuits d'Été, a musical setting of six poems dealing with the progress of love, from youthful innocence to loss, to ultimate renewal.

Symphonie Fantastique's dreamlike nature had led Leonard Bernstein to describe it as the first musical expedition into psychedelia. It is a musical depiction of the story of an artist who takes opium after being brought to despair by unrequited love.