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Year 2017 (April)

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1 April 2017
7.00pm
Symphonie fantastique
Marche hongroise*
(from La Damnation de Faust
Barbican Hall, London, UK
New York Philharmonic
conductor: Alan Gilbert

*Encore at the concert
1 April 2017
7.30pm
Symphonie fantastique Julie Rogers Theatre, Beaumont, Texas, USA
Symphony of Southeast Texas
conductor: Chelsea Tipton, II
1 April 2017
8.00pm
Overture Le Carnaval romain Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA, USA
Boston Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Alain Altinoglu
2 April 2017
3.00pm
Te Deum R.J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem Symphony
Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale (director: Dr. Christopher Gilliam)
Winston-Salem Youth Chorus (artistic director: Dr. Sonja Sepulveda)
Winston-Salem State University Choir
conductor: Robert Moody
Elizabeth Bishop(mezzo-soprano)[!]
2 April 2017
7.00pm
Les Nuits d’été Alte Oper Frankfurt, Großer Saal, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
conductor: Daniel Harding
Christian Gerhaher (baritone)
4 April 2017
2.30pm
(pedagogic concert for school children)
Overture Les Francs-Juges
Les Nuits d’été
Harold en Italie
Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Amiens, France
Ensemble orchestral Les Siècles
conductor: François Xavier Roth
Marie Lenormand (mezzo-soprano)
Adrien La Marca (viola)
4 April 2017
7.00pm
Les Nuits d’été Alte Oper Frankfurt, Großer Saal, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
conductor: Daniel Harding
Christian Gerhaher (baritone)
4 April 2017
7.30pm
Te Deum R.J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem Symphony
Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale (director: Dr. Christopher Gilliam)
Winston-Salem Youth Chorus (artistic director: Dr. Sonja Sepulveda)
Winston-Salem State University Choir
conductor: Robert Moody
Elizabeth Bishop(mezzo-soprano)[!]
4 April 2017
8.30pm
Overture Les Francs-Juges
Les Nuits d’été
Harold en Italie


Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Amiens, France
Ensemble orchestral Les Siècles
conductor: François Xavier Roth
Marie Lenormand (mezzo-soprano)
Adrien La Marca (viola)
6 April 2017
7.00pm
La Damnation de Faust

staged performance
Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre, Main Stage, Moscow, Russia
Bolshoi Opera
Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
chorus master: Valery Borisov
set design: Ferdinand Woegerbauer
stage director: Peter Stein
cast at different unspecified performances include:
Marguerite: Ksenia Dudnikova / Agunda Kulaeva / Yulia Mazurova / Justina Gringyte
Faust: Arturo Chacón-Cruz / Marc Laho / Najmiddin Mavlyanov / Ivan Maximeyko / Saimir Pirgu
Méphistophélès: Dmitry Beloselskiy / Nikolai Kazansky / Alexander Vinogradov
Brander: Nikolai Kazansky / Alexander Roslavets
6 April 2017
7.30pm
Symphonie fantastique Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor: Vasily Petrenko
6 April 2017
8.00pm
Harold en Italie Salle Poirel, Nancy, France
Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy
conductor: Rani Calderon
Lise Berthaud (viola)
6 April 2017
8.00pm
La infancia de Cristo [L’Enfance du Christ] Teatro Jovellanos, Gijón, Asturias, Spain
Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias
Coro El León de Oro
conductor: Pablo González
Arttu Kataja (baritone)
Ralf Lukas (bass)
Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano)
Agustín Prunell-Friend (tenor)
Marc Pujol (bass)
6 April 2017
8.00pm
Symphonie fantastique The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, USA
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Ludovic Morlot
7 April 2017
6.00pm
La Damnation de Faust Theater am Goetheplatz, Bremen, Germany
Theater Bremen Orchestra and Chorus
conductor: Markus Poschner
chorus director: Alice Meregaglia
director: Paul-Georg Dittrich
Marguerite: Theresa Kronthaler
Faust: Chris Lysack
Méphistophélès: Claudio Otelli
Brander: Christoph Heinrich
7 April 2017
7.00pm
La Damnation de Faust

staged performance
Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre, Main Stage, Moscow, Russia
Bolshoi Opera
Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
chorus master: Valery Borisov
set design: Ferdinand Woegerbauer
stage director: Peter Stein
cast at different unspecified performances include:
Marguerite: Ksenia Dudnikova / Agunda Kulaeva / Yulia Mazurova / Justina Gringyte
Faust: Arturo Chacón-Cruz / Marc Laho / Najmiddin Mavlyanov / Ivan Maximeyko / Saimir Pirgu
Méphistophélès: Dmitry Beloselskiy / Nikolai Kazansky / Alexander Vinogradov
Brander: Nikolai Kazansky / Alexander Roslavets
7 April 2017
7.30pm
Symphonie fantastique Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor: Vasily Petrenko
7 April 2017
7.30pm
La Damnation de Faust Theater am Goetheplatz, Bremen, Germany
Theater Bremen Orchestra and Chorus
conductor: Markus Poschner
chorus director: Alice Meregaglia
director: Paul-Georg Dittrich
Marguerite: Theresa Kronthaler
Faust: Chris Lysack
Méphistophélès: Claudio Otelli
Brander: Christoph Heinrich
7 April 2017
8.00pm
La infancia de Cristo [L’Enfance du Christ] Auditorio Príncipe Felipe, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias
Coro El León de Oro
conductor: Pablo González
Arttu Kataja (baritone)
Ralf Lukas (bass)
Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano)
Agustín Prunell-Friend (tenor)
Marc Pujol (bass)
7 April 2017
8.00pm
Harold en Italie Salle Poirel, Nancy, France
Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy
conductor: Rani Calderon
Lise Berthaud (viola)
7 April 2017
8.00pm
Symphonie fantastique Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Oxnard, California, USA
New World Symphony
conductor: Kynan Johns
7 April 2017
8.00pm
Overture Le Carnaval romain

An Evening of Overtures
Artis-Naples, Hayes Hall, Naples, Florida, USA
Naples Philharmonic
conductor: Yaniv Segal
7 April 2017
8.00pm
Symphonie fantastique Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, USA
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Ludovic Morlot
8 April 2017
12.00 noon
La Damnation de Faust

staged performance
Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre, Main Stage, Moscow, Russia
Bolshoi Opera
Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
chorus master: Valery Borisov
set design: Ferdinand Woegerbauer
stage director: Peter Stein
cast at different unspecified performances include:
Marguerite: Ksenia Dudnikova / Agunda Kulaeva / Yulia Mazurova / Justina Gringyte
Faust: Arturo Chacón-Cruz / Marc Laho / Najmiddin Mavlyanov / Ivan Maximeyko / Saimir Pirgu
Méphistophélès: Dmitry Beloselskiy / Nikolai Kazansky / Alexander Vinogradov
Brander: Nikolai Kazansky / Alexander Roslavets
8 April 2017
7.00pm
La Damnation de Faust

staged performance
Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre, Main Stage, Moscow, Russia
Bolshoi Opera
Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
chorus master: Valery Borisov
set design: Ferdinand Woegerbauer
stage director: Peter Stein
cast at different unspecified performances include:
Marguerite: Ksenia Dudnikova / Agunda Kulaeva / Yulia Mazurova / Justina Gringyte
Faust: Arturo Chacón-Cruz / Marc Laho / Najmiddin Mavlyanov / Ivan Maximeyko / Saimir Pirgu
Méphistophélès: Dmitry Beloselskiy / Nikolai Kazansky / Alexander Vinogradov
Brander: Nikolai Kazansky / Alexander Roslavets
8 April 2017
7.30pm
Overture Le Carnaval romain Carl Perkins Civic Center, Jackson, Tennessee, USA
Jackson Symphony
conductor: Peter Shannon
8 April 2017
8.00pm
Symphonie fantastique Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
New World Symphony
conductor: Kynan Johns
8 April 2017
8.00pm
Symphonie fantastique Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, USA
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Ludovic Morlot
8 April 2017
8.30pm
Prologue to Les Troyens à Carthage: [Lamento]
Overture to Benvenuto Cellini
Waverley Overture
Overture Les Francs-Juges
Overture le Roi Lear
Intrata di Rob-Roy MacGregor
Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict
Rêverie et Caprice


PORTRAIT BERLIOZ (3)– Closing Concert
Festival Printemps des Arts
Auditorium Rainier III, Monaco
Orchestre philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
conductor: Kazuki Yamada
Liza Kerob (violin)



* The prologue was composed by Berlioz in June 1863 for the first performances of the truncated version of his Les Troyens to summarise the action that taken place in the first two acts, which had been cut by the director of Theatre Lyrique. The prologue is preceded by the orchestral Lamento. See “Lamento for Les Troyens” on the page entitled Les Troyens: Orchestral excerpts.
9 April 2017
7.00pm
La Damnation de Faust

staged performance
Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre, Main Stage, Moscow, Russia
Bolshoi Opera
Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
chorus master: Valery Borisov
set design: Ferdinand Woegerbauer
stage director: Peter Stein
cast at different unspecified performances include:
Marguerite: Ksenia Dudnikova / Agunda Kulaeva / Yulia Mazurova / Justina Gringyte
Faust: Arturo Chacón-Cruz / Marc Laho / Najmiddin Mavlyanov / Ivan Maximeyko / Saimir Pirgu
Méphistophélès: Dmitry Beloselskiy / Nikolai Kazansky / Alexander Vinogradov
Brander: Nikolai Kazansky / Alexander Roslavets
13 April 2017
8.00pm
La Damnation de Faust Hult Performing Arts Center, Eugene, Oregon, USA
Eugene Symphony Orchestra
Eugene Symphony Chorus
conductor: Danail Rachev
Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano)
Matthew Plenk (tenor)
Philip Cutlip (baritone)
14 April 2017
8.00pm
Grande Messe des morts (Requiem) Konzerthaus, Großer Saal, Berlin
Konzerthausorchester Berlin
Berliner Singakademie
Philharmonischer Chor Berlin
conductor: Paul McCreesh
Robert Murray (tenor)
15 April 2017
6.00pm
Symphonoie fantastique Astana Opera House, Astana, Kazakhstan
Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Abzal Mukhitdinov
15 April 2017
8.00pm
Les Troyens

concert performance
PMC Salle Érasme, Strasbourg, France
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Chœur de l’Opéra national du Rhin (director: Sandrine Abello)
Badische Staatsopernchor (director: Ulrich Wgner)
Chœur de l’OPS (director: Catherine Bolzinger)
conductor: John Nelson
principal roles: Joyce Di Donato, soprano (Didon)
Michael Spyres, tenor (Énée)
Stéphane Degout, baritone, (Chorèbe)
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto (Cassandre)
Marianne Crebassa, mezzo-soprano (Ascagne)
Hannah Hipp, mezzo-soprano (Anna)
Philippe Sly, baritone-bass (Narbal)
17 April 2017
3.00pm

Read a review of this performance by Christian Wasselin
Les Troyens

concert performance
PMC Salle Érasme, Strasbourg, France
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Chœur de l’Opéra national du Rhin (director: Sandrine Abello)
Badische Staatsopernchor (director: Ulrich Wgner)
Chœur de l’OPS (director: Catherine Bolzinger)
conductor: John Nelson
principal roles: Joyce Di Donato, soprano (Didon)
Michael Spyres, tenor (Énée)
Stéphane Degout, baritone, (Chorèbe)
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto (Cassandre)
Marianne Crebassa, mezzo-soprano (Ascagne)
Hannah Hipp, mezzo-soprano (Anna)
Philippe Sly, baritone-bass (Narbal)
19 April 2017 Marche Hongroise (from La Damnation de Faust) Talare Vahdat (Tehran Opera), Terhran, Iran
Tehran Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Pejman Memarzadeh
20 April 2017
7.30pm
Roméo et Juliette (selections) David Geffen Hall, New York, NY
New York Philharmonic
conductor: Courtney Lewis
20 April 2017
7.30pm
La Damnation de Faust Theater am Goetheplatz, Bremen, Germany
Theater Bremen Orchestra and Chorus
conductor: Markus Poschner
chorus director: Alice Meregaglia
director: Paul-Georg Dittrich
Marguerite: Theresa Kronthaler
Faust: Chris Lysack
Méphistophélès: Claudio Otelli
Brander: Christoph Heinrich
20 April 2017
7.30pm
Rob Roy Overture Bridgewater Hall, Mancheste, UKr
The Hallé
conductor: Sir Mark Elder
21 April 2017
11.00am
Roméo et Juliette (selections) David Geffen Hall, New York, NY, USA
New York Philharmonic
conductor: Courtney Lewis
22 April 2017
2.00pm
Roméo et Juliette (orchestral selections) David Geffen Hall, New York, NY, USA
New York Philharmonic
conductor: Courtney Lewis
22 April 2017
8.00pm
Roméo et Juliette (selections) David Geffen Hall, New York, NY, USA
New York Philharmonic
conductor: Courtney Lewis
22 April 2017
8.30pm
Le Roi des aulnes [Erlkönig]

(Schubert, orch. Berlioz)


La Seine Musicale inauguration concert
La Seine Musicale, Paris, France
Insula orchestra
conductor: Laurence Equilbey
soloist not specified
[probably Stanislas de Barbeyrac (tenor)]
23 April 2017
4.00pm
Le Roi des aulnes [Erlkönig]

(Schubert, orch. Berlioz)


La Seine Musicale inauguration concert
La Seine Musicale, Paris, France
Insula orchestra
conductor: Laurence Equilbey
soloist not specified
[probably Stanislas de Barbeyrac (tenor)]
25 April 2017
7.30pm
Roméo et Juliette (selections) David Geffen Hall, New York, NY, USA
New York Philharmonic
conductor: Courtney Lewis
25 April 2017
8.00pm
Overture Le Carnaval romain Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich, Germany
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor: Charles Dutoit
26 April 2017
7.30pm
Overture Le Corsaire Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Fabien Gabel
27 April 2017
7.30pm
Le Roi des aulnes [Erlkönig]

(Schubert, orch. Berlioz)
Église Saint-Martin, Bâle, Switzerland
Insula orchestra
conductor: Laurence Equilbe
Stanislas de Barbeyrac (tenor)
27 April 2017
7.30pm
Harold en Italie

“Journey through Italy”
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor: Andrew Manze
27 April 2017
8.00pm

pre-concert talk at 7.15
in Kraakhuis
Overture Le Carnaval romain De Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Cobcertzaal, Ghent, Belgium
Brussels Philharmonic
conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
27 April 2017
8.30pm
Le Roi des aulnes [Erlkönig]

(Schubert, orch. Berlioz)
La Seine Musicale, Paris, France
Insula orchestra
conductor: Laurence Equilbe
Stanislas de Barbeyrac (tenor)
28 April 2017
7.30pm
Harold en Italie

“Journey through Italy”
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor: Andrew Manze
28 April 2017
8.00pm
Symphonie fantastique David A. Straz Jr Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, Florida, USA
The Florida Orchestra
conductor: Michael Francis
28 April 2017
8.00pm
Overture Le Carnaval romain Philhamonie Essen, Alfried Krupp Saal, Essen, Germany
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor: Charles Dutoit
28 April 2017
8.15pm
Overture Le Carnaval romain Flagey: Studio 4, Brussels, Belgium
Brussels Philharmonic
conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero
29 April 2017
7.30pm
Symphonie fantastique Morrison Theater, Quincy, Illinois, USA
Quincy Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Dr. Bruce Briney
29 April 2017
8.00pm
Symphonie fantastique The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
The Florida Orchestra
conductor: Michael Francis
30 April 2017
7.30pm
Symphonie fantastique Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida, USA
The Florida Orchestra
conductor: Michael Francis

March 2017   May 2017

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