Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette – San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas

December 6, 2018, 9:00 am

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Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bring unsurpassed storytelling to their latest recording on the Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label: Berlioz’s dramatic symphony Roméo et Juliette. With a narrative that Berlioz deemed “too beautiful, too musical” to not be performed, this impassioned orchestral score is further enriched by the voices of Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan, Luca Pisaroni, and the SFS Chorus. Tilson Thomas says, “Roméo et Juliette is a true sonic spectacular—the scale of the piece and the positioning of the large orchestra, very large chorus, and soloists is extraordinary. This recording allows all of these wonderful forces to be heard clearly and with incredible majesty.”