An afternoon of gentle poems, wild dreams and even wilder piano playing.

Crazy in love: when Berlioz fell, he fell hard, pouring all his passions and fantasies into an epic, opium-fuelled orchestral showstopper. He didn’t call it “Symphonie Fantastique” for nothing! But that’s not the only good story we’ll be hearing today, as Kazuki Yamada evokes French poetry, and our good friend Benjamin Grosvenor takes the spotlight in Prokofiev’s firecracker of a Third Piano Concerto.

About Kazuki & Benjamin Grosvenor

Where Have I Heard it Before?

Loved by Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard and heard in films including The Shining and Sleeping with the Enemy, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique is at times bombastic, menacing, and exultant.

Symphonie Fantastique Berlioz

Full programme

  • Fauré, Masques et Bergamasques  (14mins)
  • Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No.3  (28mins)
  • Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique  (55mins)