BERLIOZ IN PARIS COLLOQUIUM, 10 TO 12 DECEMBER 2019

IN PARIS IN DECEMBER

"Berlioz in Paris" is the title of a three-day Berlioz Colloquium to be held at the Petit Palais & the Institut de France in central Paris from December 10-12. Participants include among others leading Berlioz scholars and specialists Peter Bloom, Cécile Reynaud, D. Kern Holoman, Gunther Braam and Bruno Messina. Admission free - for full details of programme see attached:

​ BERLIOZ CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 15 DECEMBER 2019

At 6pm on December 15 - Berlioz's little played Quartetto e coro dei maggi - Choeur des Anges (Quartet & Chorus of the Magi for organ), Shepherds' Farewell from "L'Enfance du Christ" and Christmas carols sung by local choir in St Mary Magdalene Church, Rowington Close, Little Venice, London W2  (nearest tube station: Warwick Avenue). Admission free. Please contact Diana Bickley if you would like to participate in the chorus.

​ NEW BERLIOZ BOOK 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.

FESTIVAL BERLIOZ, LA CÔTE SAINT-ANDRÉ 2019

Please click the button below to read Chris Follett's report on this year's Festival.

NEW YEAR WITH BERLIOZ, 8 JANUARY 2020

The London Schools Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Sian Edwards, will play extracts from Berlioz's Damnation de Faust, along with  other devilish pieces by Liszt, Mendelssohn and Schnittke.

At the Barbican, 7.30pm on January 8. More details will follow.

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 La
Côte Saint-André Mayor Joël Gullon.

Photograph below by kind permission of Festival Berlioz.

BERLIOZ SESQUICENTENARY 2019

2019 marks the sesquicentenary - or 150th anniversary - of the death of Berlioz in 1869 and plans are already afoot in France and Britain to celebrate this event. The Berlioz Society's Chairman Alastair Aberdare is heading initiatives in Britain to stage major concerts of the composer's works, while in France, an International Conference is to take place in August 2019 at La Côte Saint-André, Berlioz's birthplace, in cooperarion with the Festival Berlioz and the Musée Hector Berlioz.

Please click the button below for more details (in French and English).

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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