Friday 18 August 2017 to Sunday 03 September 2017
La Côte-Saint-André, Isère

The new edition of the Festival Berlioz is dedicated to Berlioz in London at the times of Great Exhibitions, with a musical programme illustrating one of the most exciting adventures of the life of the French romantic genius : how he was received in London, and his various stays in this city granting him with the success he was not getting in France.

From his Mémoires and articles about his stay in London in 1851, we get a review of the London Great Exhibition,  the first of its kind, describing the discovery of new instruments and music - offering fantastic ideas for a musical programme : from the great répertoire to exotic musics, and the latest technologies used in instruments. 

With the National Youth Orchestra of Great-Britain and the National Youth Choir of Scotland conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.