SARAH CONNELLY SINGS LES NUITS D'ÉTÉ SONG CYCLE, OXFORD, 8 OCTOBER 2021

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Connelly, accompanied by pianist Julius Drake, performs Les Nuits d'été as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival. The concert will also feature songs by George Butterworth, Herbert Howells and John Ireland.

There will be two performances, at 5:30 pm and 8:15 pm, at St. John the Evangelist Church, Oxford on October 8. The second performance will also be live streamed.

For more details please click here.

MEMBERS' WEEKEND CONFIRMED FOR 20 & 21 NOVEMBER 2021

The Society’s 2020 weekend "L'Enfance de Berlioz", postponed due to the uncertainty caused by the response to Coronavirus, will now take place on 20 and 21 November this year.

For more details please see the Main Programme and Booking Form below.

JOHN NELSON - LIVE RECORDING OF ROMÉO ET JULIETTE, 7, 8 & 10 JUNE 2022

Erato/Warner Classics have announced plans to resume their Berlioz cycle under John Nelson with recordings of the Dramatic Symphony Roméo et Juliette, to be made at three live concerts in Strasbourg in June 2022.   

The concerts will be given at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès on 7, 8 and 10 June 2022. John Nelson will conduct the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Chœur de l’Opéra national du Rhin and Gulbenkian Choir, with: Joyce DiDonato, contralto; Cyrille Dubois, tenor; and Ildar Abdrazakov, bass.

For more information, including ticket details, please click here (for 7 and 8 June) and here (for 10 June).


SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE, EDWARD GARDNER, 1 OCTOBER 2021, RFH

Edward Gardner will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the Symphonie fantastique, along with works by Boulanger, Lutoslawski, at 7:30 pm on 1 October.

For more details and booking information, please click here.

JOYCE DIDONATO RECITAL, 26 OCTOBER 2021, BARBICAN

At 7.30pm at Barbican, London, American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, accompanied by pianist and arranger Craig Terry, will perform a recital of works including Berlioz ('Adieu, fière cité' from "Les Troyens"), Handel, Haydn, Mahler and others. 

For more details please click here.

FAMILY CONCERT INCLUDING SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE, 7 NOVEMBER 2021, RFH

FUNharmonics Family Concerts are interactive London Philharmonic Orchestra concerts designed especially to invite young audience members, aged 6 and above, to explore music.

The concert on November 7 at 12 noon at Royal Festival Hall will feature Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

Tickets are priced from £16 to £24. 

For more details please click here.

RATTLE CONDUCTS KING LEAR OVERTURE, 16 DECEMBER 2021

Simon Rattle will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra in "Le Roi Lear" Overture, along with works by Debussy & Mahler, on Thursday 16 December 2021 at 7pm in London's Barbican Hall.

For further details, including ticket availability, please click here.

THE MEMOIRS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIOBOOK

Please click on AUDIOBOOK - THE MEMOIRS OF BERLIOZ from the menu above.

"DISCOVERING BERLIOZ" BY DAVID CAIRNS OUT ON TOCCATA PRESS

"Discovering Berlioz - Essays, Reviews, Talks" - the new, 400-page book on Berlioz by Society President David Cairns is now out and available (price £39.50) on Toccata Press, London.

For further details please click here.


PETER BLOOM'S NEW ANNOTATIONS FOR BERLIOZ MÉMOIRES PUBLISHED

French publisher Vrin has announced the publication of U.S. Professor Emeritus Peter Bloom's fresh annotations to Berlioz's Mémoires, a major 900-page project supported in part by the Berlioz Society. A compendious work by a leading Berliozian scholar, casting fascinating new light on the Memoirs. In French.

MÉMOIRES D'HECTOR BERLIOZ DE 1803 À 1865, ET SES VOYAGES EN ITALIE, EN ALLEMAGNE, EN RUSSIE ET EN ANGLETERRE  ÉCRIT PAR LUI-MÊME

Price 49€ - For more information please click here.

CONCERT MONSTRE - PERFORMANCE FILMED

24 June 2019 saw five hundred artists on stage at the Philharmonie de Paris, performing the Funeral and Triumphal Symphony under the direction of François-Xavier Roth.

To watch, please click here.  Thanks to Jim Hart for sending the link.

ALASTAIR ABERDARE AND DAVID CAIRNS AWARDED MEDALS OF HONOUR BY LA CÔTE SAINT-ANDRÉ

At a ceremony in the Town Hall in early September during the Festival Berlioz 2017, Berlioz Society President David Cairns and Chairman Alastair Aberdare were presented with medals of honour by the Mayor of La Côte Saint-André, Joël Gullon.

Photograph below by kind permission of Festival Berlioz.

BERLIOZ LETTERS PUBLISHED BY ACTES SUD

The long-awaited ninth volume of the Correspondance générale - entitled "New Letters by Berlioz, his family and contemporaries" - has appeared - with some 300 hitherto unpublished letters - as a continuation of the initial eight volumes published by Flammarion under the editorial supervision of the late Pierre Citron. This latest volume is published by Actes Sud and the Palazzetto Bru Zane, with support from the Association nationale Hector Berlioz, the Musée Hector Berlioz, the Festival Berlioz, Smith College USA and the Fondation d'entreprise La Poste.

This collection is available in French only.

Nouvelles lettres de Berlioz, de sa famille, de ses contemporains
Peter Bloom, Joël-Marie Fauquet, Hugh J. Macdonald, Cécile Reynaud (Editors)

Published by Actes Sud / Palazzetto Bru Zane, 792 pages, price 30 € (available from Musée Hector Berlioz - price includes postage and packing).

 

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