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Hector Berlioz - A Study Day

24 October 2015, 10:00 - 15:00


This event will be broadcast from Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

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Presented in association with The Berlioz Society

A day spent exploring this colourful character, a highly influential, even revolutionary composer, author and conductor. Speakers include David Cairns, author of the definitive biography of Berlioz.

11am Welcome coffee

11.30am ‘Berlioz in Context’ - a talk given by David Cairns

12.30pm A light lunch will be available for purchase

1.15pm Lunchtime recital
Rachel Kelly mezzo-soprano
Andri Björn Róbertsson bass-baritone
Edwige Herchenroder piano
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2.30pm 'From Romance to Mélodie' - a talk given by Julian Rushton

3.20pm 'Berlioz's legacy' - a talk given by Richard Wigmore

The evening recital, at 7.30pm in the Holywell Music Room, with also focus on Berlioz, with James Gilchrist, Dorottya Láng and Julius Drake: more details here.

This event is part of a series:

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