Benjamin Levy direction
Albane Carrère mezzo-soprano
A 100% Berlioz programme from the Orchestre Lamoureux and Benjamin Levy, a passionate and talented performer of French repertoire.
HECTOR – 100% BERLIOZ
Berlioz Les Nuits d’été
Symphonie fantastique op. 14
Approximate running time
1st part: 30mn - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 55mn
Lamoureux is a name which is gloriously emblematic of Parisian symphonic life in the late 19th century. Established almost 140 years ago, the orchestra was founded by the violinist and conductor Charles Lamoureux, and from its earliest days was a loyal exponent of French repertoire. While Berlioz’s work had a passionate champion in the other large ensemble of the time, the Concerts Colonne, Charles Lamoureux’s orchestra did not neglect him in its own programmes. The Symphonie fantastique alone was performed eight times between 1887 and 1894, and it was the Orchestre Lamoureux which would premiere Béatrice et Bénédict on the Opéra de Paris stage in 1890. As the 20th century dawned, the orchestra would become one of the most ardent champions of Debussy and Ravel. But that’s another story. Benjamin Levy, the founder of the Orchestre de chambre Pelléas, and an extremely active presence on the French music scene, will bring the full weight of his talent to bear on this 100% Berlioz concert.
At 7pm, 30 mn with Benjamin Levy
Free entrance with the ticket
Production Orchestre Lamoureux