Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
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PETER MAXWELL DAVIES new community and children's opera
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
LSO Discovery Choirs
LSO Community Choir
Simon Halsey chorus director
Guildhall School Musicians
Sir Simon Rattle’s LSO Discovery concert includes a brand new children’s opera by Peter Maxwell Davies and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, performed by young people alongside the LSO.
Story-telling is at the heart of this concert. Berlioz uses a gargantuan orchestra to depict his ‘Fantastical Symphony’ portraying a swirling ball, a cackling March to the Scaffold and dreams good and bad. Maxwell Davies bases his new opera on a local monster myth from his home in Orkney.
Rattle believes that classical music is for everyone, and has long been a leading advocate for living composers, and for music education and outreach to new audiences. He has specially devised this concert to incorporate the LSO Discovery children’s choirs, LSO Community Choir, and students from Guildhall School, alongside members of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets: £10 £16 £22 £29
£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees.
Tickets on sale online from Wednesday 4 February 2015 and on the phone and in person from Wednesday 18 February 2015