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.
Venue: Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60657