Bloomington Symphony Orchestra


4:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes


Reserved Seating

Un Voyage Français

A French Journey

location_on Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Sun, May 12, 2024
5 pm

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra's season finale takes us on an emotionally-charged tour of Paris. From Lili Boulanger’s tragic, intimate musings on her own small world to the grandiose excesses of Berlioz’s exploration of obsessive love, this will be a program to remember!

Lili Boulanger is often overlooked compared to her better-known sister, Nadia, however she was also a groundbreaking composer in her own right. D'un soir triste (Of a Sad Evening) is shrouded in dark orchestral colors and pushes the boundaries of conventional harmonies for its time. This personal and expressive sonic exploration was completed only a few months before Lili died at the young age of 24.

The shocking originality of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique goes well beyond the programmatic to enter the realm of the psychological. Its exploration of an unstable, drug-addled mind spills into hallucinations, and is both disturbing and enervating. We hope you’ll join us for this very special, thought-provoking program.

Symphonie fantastique - Berlioz
D'un soir triste – Boulanger

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