Symphonie Fantastique

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HERE Art Center Presents

Symphonie Fantastique

Every Tuesday – Saturday at 8:30pm
Plus Saturday, Sunday Matinees, 4:00pm
Extended through July 15

Hector Berlioz, Composer
Basil Twist, Creator
Christopher O’Riley, Pianist


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 the virtuosic pianist Christopher O’Riley 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.


Andrew Hill, Lighting Designer
Kate Brehm, Puppeteer
Ben Elling, Puppeteer
Andrew Gaukel, Puppeteer
Jonothon Lyons, Puppeteer
Lake Simons, Puppeteer”

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Event Detail

May 2, 2018 10:00 pm
June 30, 2018 11:00 pm


HERE Arts Center