Tampa Bay Times Masterworks

Symphonie Fantastique


Oct 23 & 24


Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice   |  Thierry Caens: Contrasts Trombone Concerto  |  Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Thierry Caens: Contrasts Trombone Concerto
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

This supernaturally charged concert opens with Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, made famous by Mickey and a bewitched broom in Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia. The psychedelic trip continues with Hector Berlioz’s epic Symphonie Fantastique, a self-portrait of passion, heartbreak and obsession. Plus, TFO’s Joël Vaisse performs the world-premiere version of Thierry Caens’ Contrasts trombone concerto, commissioned by The Florida Orchestra. Andrew Sewell conducts.

Program Notes

Author Kurt Loft, freelance writer and former music critic for The Tampa Tribune, provides detailed and informative program notes about the pieces on this program. 

Listen on Spotify

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Pre-Concert Conversations

Get the real story behind the composers and their music, straight from the conductor and guest soloists. Starts one hour before each Masterworks concert in the theater. Included free with each concert ticket. 

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Joël Vaisse on Contrasts

Surprise! This world-premiere trombone concerto sounds a lot like a beautiful movie soundtrack. TFO’s Joël Vaisse gives the inside story on Thierry Caens’ Contrasts.


Learn more about the artists performing on this program.

Andrew Sewell, Conductor

Joël Vaisse, Trombone

The Florida Orchestra


Choose a performance from the dates below.

SAT, OCT 23, 8 pm
Mahaffey Theater

SUN, OCT 24, 2 pm
Mahaffey Theater

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