Symphonie Fantastique

Our sixth form Music students, went to the Festival Hall to hear Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, one of the study pieces for for the A Level examination.  Sitting in the choir stalls proved exciting with the whole stage reverberating to the sound of the 150 piece orchestra, full percussion section, 4 harps and 8 desks of strings.

The evening also featured a piece for pedal piano by Gounod. An interesting contraption, the pedal piano incorporates two pianos on top of each other, the lower played by the feet of the performer.

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