July 25–August 23, 2014

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Symphonie Fantastique

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 8:00

Pre-concert lecture+

Pre-concert lecture, “The Drama of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique,” by Peter Bloom at 6:45 in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 8:00

Pre-concert recital+

Pre-concert recital at 7:00 by Magali Mosnier, flute, and Xavier de Maistre, harp

Avery Fisher Hall

Gluck: Dance of the Furies, from Orphée et Eurydice
Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Magali Mosnier

“Xavier de Maistre is a virtuoso of the highest order, profoundly musical and capable of realizing a remarkable range of nuance.”


Dramatic flair ignites the stage with Gluck and Berlioz, whose hallucinatory Symphonie fantastique chronicles obsession and despair over unrequited love. Elegant tones of harp and flute help temper the flames in Mozart’s classic Concerto.

There is no late seating.

This performance is approximately two hours and five minutes with one intermission.

  • Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
  • Louis Langrée, conductor
  • Magali Mosnier, flute (U.S. debut)
  • Xavier de Maistre, harp