the Mann Presents
Kensho Watanabe, conductor
Elena Perroni, soprano
Berlioz single-handedly created the Romantic era in music with his blazing, amazing Symphonie fantastique. In this incredible piece, the orchestra becomes a storyteller, relating the hopes, loves, fears, and terrors of an artist who falls for a woman the first time he sees her, fantasizes about their life together, and suffers the terrors of the scaffold and a wild Witches’ Sabbath as retribution for killing the one he loved! The program opens with a bacchanalian tribute to La Dolce Vita that is possible only in Rome, a city both sacred and profane all at once and all the time. Soprano Elena Perroni returns for her third appearance in as many seasons, having wowed Mann audiences in 2017 and 2018. She sings the sweet and evocative songs for a summer’s night, love poems in many forms that bring out the gentle poet in the fiery Berlioz.
Roman Carnival Overture
Les Nuits d'été for Soprano and Orchestra
* Artists and Repertoire subject to change
AT THIS CONCERT: In celebration of one of the greatest French composers of all time, plein air painters from LandArt Events will be joining us for A Night of Berlioz! Find them around the campus painting the beautiful scenery of the Mann. Plus: themed cocktails! Kick back and relax with a Summer Night Sipper or get in the "fantastique" mood with a Witches' Sabbath. Available at select bars for this concert only!
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com, (800) 982-2787, or the Mann Box Office.
Picnics are permitted for this performance as a part of the Mann's Summer Picnic Series.
If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D.
Lawn chairs are permitted for this performance. The Mann recommends reasonably sized chairs; be a good neighbor!
Small blankets are permitted for all shows, but we do ask that you be mindful of your neighbors on the lawn.
No photography is permitted at this performance.