Back

Symphonie Fantastique

300 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky,
 conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano

Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Relive the folly of your college-aged youth with the greatest student music of all time. Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture, while written long after his college days, is based on German fraternity drinking songs. Chopin, already a piano prodigy, completed his Piano Concerto No. 2 while still a student with help from his classmates in Warsaw. Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is a hallucinatory love letter, of sorts, to a college crush from his days at the Paris Conservatoire.