Utah Arts Review: Fischer leads the Utah Symphony in whirling and powerful Berlioz

By Edward Reichel

Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is a work closely associated with Thierry Fischer. It was his audition piece when the Utah Symphony was looking for a music director to replace Keith Lockhart, and in the decade since, Fischer has conducted it a number of times.

The work is on the program again this weekend, and for these performances Abravanel Hall is transformed into a recording studio, with this weekend’s performances to appear on an all-Berlioz album for Hyperion.

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