Ken Leighton 2:46 p.m., Oct. 15
The San Diego Symphony gives a fantasy performance of Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique.
The second half of the San Diego Symphony concert was Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique.
Nuvi Mehta came out and talked us through the different episodes of the symphony and the feminine inspiration behind them.
The insights that Mehta shares are invaluable. They give the audience access to the music and allow us to move around inside the piece observing nuances that we might miss without the extra information.
Maestro Ling and the orchestra gave a signature performance of Berlioz's musical opium trip.
It is common for the audience to give a soloist a standing ovation. It is uncommon for the audience to give the orchestra a standing ovation but that happened at this concert.