Symphonie Fantastique

Works by Pettigrew (Legend of Draco) and Creston (Saxophone Concerto) are also on the bill, but the feature work at Saturday’s Regina Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert is by French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz. Symphony Fantastique debuted in Paris in 1830, and tells the story (in musical terms) of a gifted artist who comes to ruin through unrequited love and opium.

Joining the RSO as guest artist is saxophonist Gerard Weber. The concert goes at Conexus Arts Centre tonight at 8 p.m., and more information can be gleaned by visiting the RSO website or calling 306-586-9555.

To give you a taste of Symphonie Fantastique here’s video from 1976 of France’s National Orchestra under conductor Leonard Bernstein performing the first movement:

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