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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Moody Performance Hall



The New Texas Symphony Orchestra is beginning its 15th year of presenting a season of entertaining concerts for music lovers. Our 2018-2019 season, SNAPSHOTS is no exception. Join us for Sundays at the Symphony, an afternoon of exceptional orchestral music presented at the Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.

Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Debussy, Rhapsodie for Orchestra and Saxophone
Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

Sex, drugs and classical music: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique has it all! A beautiful actress nearly drove Hector Berlioz mad – and inspired one of the most imaginative symphonies ever written. Based on Berlioz’s own obsession, Symphonie Fantastique tells the story of an artist who falls desperately in love with a woman who has all the charms of his ideal person. Later, convinced that his love is hopeless and unrequited, he poisons himself with opium, sending him into drug-induced hallucinations of suicide, murder, death by guillotine, and demonic orgies. The symphony describes his obsession and dreams, tantrums and moments of tenderness, ecstasy and despair.

In addition to Symphonie Fantastique, the concert includes two works by Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Rhapsodie for Orchestra and Saxophone featuring guest artist Todd Oxford. Todd is a world-class touring performer, recording artist, and educator appearing in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the United States. His professional awards include a Grammy Nomination and seven Global Music Awards.

Our concerts are all open seating. The best seats in the house can be yours!