Vanderbilt Orchestra performs ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ Feb. 1

The Vanderbilt University Orchestra and conductor Robin Fountain will take on French composer Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, an important masterwork of the Romantic era, on Thursday, Feb. 1. The five-movement epic relates the tale of an artist gifted with a lively imagination and driven to the depths of despair through his unrequited obsession with a beautiful woman.

The free concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music. A pre-concert reception for Vanderbilt University employees and their guests will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ingram Hall lobby. Employees must register in advance to attend the reception. Information is available at Registration closes Jan. 29.

Reception attendees will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for free tickets to a Nashville Symphony Classic Series concert and must be present to win.

Complimentary parking will be available in the West Garage, located at 2500 Children’s Way. Please enter through the Children’s Way entrance.

The Feb. 1 performance is presented with gratitude to the Strom family for their generous support of the Blair School entrance.