Signature Series Concert - Symphonie Fantastique

Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 at 7:30pm

Potter Center
2111 Emmons Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

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The second concert of the season presents works by composers with a progressive voice. Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz was written only 3 years after Beethoven’s death. Berlioz used a 5 movement form, new instruments and a fixed musical theme to depict the story of an opium-induced dream. Berlioz deals with dark themes such as execution and death which makes this an ideal piece for the Halloween season. Our first half features music by two female composers including the World Premiere of Audrey Kelley’s Speakeasy written in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and the American premiere of Fernande Breilh– Decruck’s Cello Concerto with Jeremy Crosmer, returning this time as soloist.

Preconcert Conversation at 6:30pm

Program Schedule:
Audrey Kelley
Speakeasy (2020)

Fernande Breilh-Decruck
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Jeremy Crosmer, cello
Jeanne Delphine Fernande Breilh-Decruck was born on December 25, 1896 in Gaillac, a town in southwest France, where her father Ferdinand was a merchant. At eight years old, she entered the Toulouse Conservatory where she won first prize in music theory (1911), first prize in piano (1913) and a second prize in harmony (1917).

Hector Berlioz
Symphonie Fantastique Op. 14

Join us for a free, interactive lecture on this evening’s featured music.

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