The Quincy Symphony Orchestra will present the Symphonie Fantastique Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29 in the Morrison Theater within QJHS at 14th and Maine.

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra will present the Symphonie Fantastique Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29 in the Morrison Theater within QJHS at 14th and Maine.

The Symphony will debut Ignite! , a new overture by Stephanie Berg of St. Louis. This new composition commissioned by the Quincy Symphony features a fiery Celtic-influenced theme.

Dylan Marney, of Culver Stockton College, is the featured guest artist for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Those who have had the privilege of attending prior performances by Dr. Marney look forward to his execution of the technical demands of this beautiful piece.

The concert ends with the epic Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz. Through its five movements, this “Symphonic Fantasy” tells the story of an artist’s self-destructive passion for a young woman. The music follows him through bouts of euphoria, obsession, jealousy and despair. Symphonie Fantastique is a masterpiece like no other. The score requires an unusually large orchestra. The management of the Quincy Symphony has assembled over 80 musicians from 14 cities in the region, from Cedar Rapids to St. Louis, certainly a performance that the Morrison Theatre may not see again for years.

Tickets ($15 for seniors, $18 for adults) will be available at the door or in advance at Quincy HyVee stores, Sturhahn Jewelers or the symphony office. Children 18 and younger are free.