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Fabien Gabel, conductor | © Stéphane Bourgeois

Fabien Gabel Returns

Fri Dec 10 - Sat Dec 11, 2021

Orchestra Hall

~2 hrs including a 20 min intermission

Two stunning new church bells were recently donated to the Minnesota Orchestra, and they are the perfect pitches for the most resounding moments of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Conductor Fabien Gabel returns to the podium for this remarkable work that breaks all the rules and blurs all the boundaries. Before the bells toll though, American violinist Tai Murray—whose sound is all at once striking, elegant, and virtuosic—stands in the solo spotlight for Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.   

A Few Things to Know

  • The Orchestra’s new bells—a gift from Gary B. Cohen, a season subscriber since 2001—are tuned to play the pitches C and G, custom-cast for the Orchestra by the world-renowned Royal Eijsbouts foundry in the Netherlands.
  • Now based in Europe, Tai Murray made her solo debut with the Chicago Symphony at age nine.
  • Musicologist Michael Steinberg called Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique “the most remarkable First Symphony ever written.”



    Königskinder, Concert Overture


    Violin Concerto


    Symphonie fantastique


Minnesota Orchestra

Fabien Gabel


Tai Murray


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