featuring Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Ted Sperling, conductor
- February 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Dancing hippos, ostriches, and alligators; frolicking mythical centaurs and unicorns; and one famous mouse dabbling in magic come to life with live music in this performance for all ages. Experience these animated Fantasia films as you've never experienced them before: accompanied by a full, live orchestra. Conceived as a concert work, Walt Disney's original legendary film Fantasia (1940) was considered a masterpiece when it was released and introduced generations to some of the most magnificent works of classical music as well as the most creative animation of the time. Now you can enjoy favorite scenes from this groundbreaking film and its popular sequel, Disney Fantasia 2000, with live music played by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Stunning imagery from Disney's unmatched animation studios appears on screen above the orchestra as Broadway and orchestra conductor, Ted Sperling leads it in famous works such as Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite, Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Resphigi's Pines of Rome, and Dukas's unforgettable The Sorcerer's Apprentice. "Fantasia…reminds us of the emotional storytelling power of classical music and the wide spectrum of beauty and characters that animation can provide." (Spinningplatters.com)
Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library ©Disney.
$60, $51, $36. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on February 16, 2016