Who Was Berlioz

Hector Berlioz was one of the most significant composers of the Romantic era. His most famous work is the Symphonie Fantastique. But why is Berlioz special?

The Memoirs of Berlioz (audiobook)

The Memoirs of Berlioz (audiobook) This translation of the Memoirs is the definitive version by David Cairns, whose two-volume biography of Berlioz won many prizes, and captures to perfection the dazzling prose of the original. It is read by the distinguished actor and Berlioz enthusiast Malcolm Sinclair, who brings Berlioz’s personality and style brilliantly to […]

Join in with Jessie

Join in with Jessie The Berlioz Monsters’ Dance WE NEED YOUR MONSTER DANCES! As part of Aurora Orchestra’s new series of online orchestral adventures, we’re inviting you to “Join in with Jessie” and get involved at home. In this first episode Jessie Maryon Davies invites you to get dancing to the monstrous last movement of […]

Sing on the Sofa

Sing on the Sofa with Aga Serugo Lugo and the English National Opera As part of the ENO Baylis Singing programme, Aga Serugo Lugo is bringing ‘Sing on the Sofa’ to you and your families at home. The workshops explore fun singing exercises whilst also maintaining healthy vocal technique, with reference to various ENO opera […]

Where’s Simon?

Where’s Simon? A London Symphony Orchestra online family concert Join LSO Music Director Sir Simon Rattle and musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra for an online concert, suitable for families and carers with children aged 5+. Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra have been adjusting to life at home, but they have missed […]

March to the Scaffold

March to the Scaffold performed by the London Symphony Orchestra Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in the fourth movement of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique (“Marche au supplice”) live from the Barbican Hall. Convinced that his love is spurned, the artist poisons himself with opium. The dose of narcotic, while too weak to cause […]

Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique at the 2019 BBC Proms Conductor Nicholas Collon, Aurora Orchestra and actor Mathew Baynton invite you on a creative orchestral journey through Berlioz’s hallucinatory tale of ecstasy and despair, passion and obsession. This unique concert interweaves a memorised performance of the Symphonie Fantastique with theatrical design, lighting, movement and Berlioz’s own words […]