Lakeview Orchestra: Femmes Fantastiques

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  •  June 12, 2022
     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Historic Main Stage Theatre

Music by and inspired by fantastic women.

Gregory Hughes Conductor
Holly Mulcahy Violin

SMYTH: The Wreckers Overture
CLINTON: The Rose of Sonora
BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique

  • Each piece on this program is by or about an amazing woman, starting with The Wreckers Overture by British suffragette and the first female composer to ever be awarded damehood, Ethel Smyth.
  • George S. Clinton’s (you’ve probably heard his movie scores like Austin Powers) piece The Rose of Sonora, a violin concerto in five scenes, is like a movie soundtrack minus the movie. It tells the story of Rose, a female outlaw in the Old West. The piece invites you to listen along and imagine your own mental movie.
  • Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is a musical depiction of the composer’s own opium-fueled hallucinations about his unrequited love for actress Harriet Smithson. The plot of the symphony is pretty trippy, but it makes for some fantastically exciting music! Symphonie fantastique is consistently ranked as one of the top ten greatest symphonies of all time.



Doors Open: 1:00pm

Show Begins: 2:00pm

Running Time: ~150 minutes

Ages: All ages

Performance Space: Historic Main Stage Theater

Address: 2936 N Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60657

Parking: parking lots located behind the building on Oakdale and South of the building on Southport, free street parking available nearby

COVID INSTRUCTIONS: No vaccine, negative test, or masking required. Click here for more information.



Phone: 312-820-6250
2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60657