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Symphonie Fantastique

  • Friday, 4 Oct 2019 - 7:30PM
  • Saturday, 5 Oct 2019 - 7:30PM

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Two dream-filled French works frame a world premiere conducted by one of the stars of the new generation, Fabien Gabel.

Inspired by unrequited romantic love, Berlioz’s radical masterpiece Symphonie fantastique is full of passions, dreams and phantoms – a lovesick musician’s hallucinatory fantasies. Astonishingly modern and revolutionary at its premiere in 1830, it is still breathtaking nearly 200 years later.

Multi award-winner James Ledger is one of Australia’s finest composers. His new Viola Concerto is his 11th work to be premiered by WASO and was composed especially for one of Australia’s greatest musicians, Brett Dean, himself an acclaimed composer, soloist and former member of the Berlin Philharmonic.

West Australian Symphony Orchestra - 2019 Season

Masters Series


JAMES LEDGER Viola Concerto
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique


Fabien Gabel conductor
Brett Dean viola


Start: 7.30pm
Finish: 9.30pm*

Includes 25 min. interval*

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


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Available pre-show at this event. No bookings required.

Grab n' Go 
Available pre-show at this event. Meals you will often find at this station range from curries, braises, gourmet burgers and substantial salads, right through to lighter options as sushi, special fries and gourmet pies.

Presented by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra

James Ledger's Viola Concerto was commissioned for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra by Geoff Stearn