Nashville Public Radio – Thierry Fischer Finds The “Universal Human Emotions” In A Fantastic Symphony By Berlioz

by Colleen Phelps

Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer is guest-conducting the Nashville Symphony this week in Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Fischer took the time to answer six questions about the piece, and the career of conducting.

Thierry Fischer’s path to conducting began at the last minute, as he stepped in to replace an ailing colleague. He eventually directed the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, making appearances at no less than six years of BBC Proms. He will conduct the Utah Symphony until 2022, and in 2020 will begin directing the Sao Paulo Symphony.

Read Q & A at nashvillepublicradio.org