From cackling witches and crashing guillotines to opium-fuelled fantasy and a rollicking ending to wake the dead, Berlioz’s visionary, hell-bent masterpiece is classical music’s wildest trip. Written expressly for the talents of charismatic Scottish superstar Nicola Benedetti—who won a 2019 GRAMMYⓇ for her recording of it—jazz legend Wynton Marsalis’s concerto is an irresistible fusion of blues, ragtime, and foot-stomping fiddle that’s guaranteed to bring down the house.
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Nicola Benedetti, violin
Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto (Canadian Première)
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique