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Symphonie Fantastique Basil Twist

Symphonie Fantastique Trailer

Show Press

“True magic...it is like listening to music with your eyes”
— Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“In a seen-it-all-world, you've never seen anything quite like this”
— Time Out New York

About the show

Twenty years ago in 1998, Basil Twist debuted his boundary-breaking response to Berlioz’s 1830 "Symphonie Fantastique" to universal acclaim, inaugurating HERE's intimate Dorothy B. Williams Theatre. In the two decades since Symphonie Fantastique's premiere, Basil Twist has become an internationally recognized artist in opera, ballet, and on Broadway, and has won countless awards including the illustrious MacArthur Fellowship. Twist will revisit his legendary masterpiece as part of HERE’s 25th Anniversary Season. In this revival, accompanied live by a virtuosic pianist playing the exquisite Liszt transcription, Symphonie floats and swirls in a 1,000-gallon water tank neatly disguised as a puppet stage. For the many who never saw it, and for those who relish seeing it again and again, the return of this tour de force to HERE is the event of the season. 

Credits

Created by Basil Twist
Featuring Pianist Christopher O’Riley
Lighting Design by Andrew Hill

Image by Bobby Miller

Tickets

$30-100

Performances begin March 29

Tue - Sat @ 8:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays @ 4pm

$30 Tickets
$60 General Admission
$100 Premium Seating

Running time 55 minutes

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