Belioz' Symphonie Fantastique performed by The Houston Syphony, Conductor- AndrМ©s Orozco-Estrada

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Time and Place of the performance Famous French composer’s Symphonie Fantastique was performed in Jones Hall on Friday October 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm. The stage was set for a beautiful rendition of one of the compositions in Symphonie Fantastique: March to the scaffold.


The orchestra ensemble consisted of brass and wind section, a string section and a percussion section. The string section occupied the front part of the stage facing towards the right wing and the conductor in the centre, raised on a podium. The cello and viola section filled up the other side of the stage facing the left wing and the conductor. The brass section occupied the farther end of the stage with instruments flutes (doubling piccolos), oboes (doubling cor anglais), clarinets (doubling E flat clarinets) and bassoons. The front row of the brass section consisted of horns, cornets, trumpets, trombones, tubas and ophicleides. The percussion sections consisted of timpani, cymbals, suspended cymbal, tenor drum, bass drum, bells, in scale C and G. The percussion section was located on the back left corner of the stage. There were a total of 10 instrumentalists in the brass section. The stage was set for what was to unfold as one of the finest love renditions of Hector Berlioz’s masterpiece composition Symphonie Fantastique. The version of the composition that was played live in front of the audience was a little dissimilar from the ones played in school orchestras. ...
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