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Discovering Music with the BBC Philharmonic and Andrew McGregor

When
Friday February 21, 2020 at 19:00
Where
Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield
Tickets
£23, £21, £18, students and under 18s free
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  1. Symphonie fantastique Op 14 - Hector Berlioz

In this unique event, the erudite and affable broadcaster Andrew McGregor and the BBC Philharmonic explore the extraordinary sound world of a true landmark in musical history, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Subtitled ‘Episode in an Artist’s Life’, it is to an extent an autobiographical piece that begins with innocent daydreams but leads to opium-fuelled visions of murder, execution and a witches’ Sabbath!

In the first half Andrew gets to the beating heart of the work with the help of live musical examples from Ben Gernon and the orchestra, illuminating both the music itself and the personal and broader contexts in which it was created. A complete performance then follows. The evening will be both instructive and thoroughly enjoyable and is one not to be missed.


Venue
Sheffield City Hall
Barker's Pool, Balm Green
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 2JA
England
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