- $7.20 for one general-admission ticket for a college student, senior, or veteran (up to $12 value)
- $8.50 for one standard general-admission ticket (up to $14.10 value)
- Free admission for those under 18.
The French Connection
- Fauré—Pavane: The pavane is a Spanish court dance, and in composing his in 1887, Fauré celebrated the dance’s distinctive rhythms with a mosaic of harmonies. While he himself described it as “elegant, but not otherwise important,” the piece’s enduring popularity has proven him wrong.
- Ibert—Concertino da Camera: Saxophonist Harvey Pittel solos in this piece, rocketing to the alto sax’s highest register, the altissimo, to bring Ibert’s short, two-movement piece to life.
- Berlioz—Symphonie Fantastique: Leonard Bernstein called the Fantastique, “the first psychedelic symphony in history.” Indeed the composer himself describes the “plot” as revolving around a young lovesick musician who “poisons himself with opium” that “plunges him into a heavy sleep” wherein “his feelings, sensations and memories are translated by his sick brain into musical thoughts and images.” Considering that Berlioz was inspired by a romantic infatuation for Irish actress Harriet Smithson at the time he was writing this work, it’s likely that a good portion of that plot is autobiographical—which may explain its psychedelic nature.
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