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London Symphony Orchestra/François-Xavier Roth

Half Six Fix: Varèse & Berlioz

Composer François-Xavier Roth

Arcana came to its composer in a dream. Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is more like a nightmare. Tonight’s Half Six Fix is about imaginations running off the leash.

Event cancelled
Due to Covid-19, it has been necessary to make changes to our Spring events and we regret that this concert is sadly now no longer able to take place.

Information for Ticket Holders 
Ticket holders will be contacted regarding their bookings. A number of events have been cancelled or postponed, so we ask that you bear with us as the Box Office processes each booking. If you have any questions please email [email protected].



In revolutionary France, a roaring mob surges around the guillotine. A century later, Edgard Varèse dreamed of incandescent colours, stormy seas and powers capable of transforming the world. These are astonishing sounds for a rush-hour concert – but why squeeze onto the tube when you could be exploring the universe?

This concert is part of Half Six Fix, a different way to experience the LSO, with an introduction to the music from François-Xavier Roth, and digital programme notes on your phone or device. Grab a drink, take your seat and enjoy the music.

The performance is expected to finish around 7.30pm.

Barbican Hall