This year marks 150 years since Hector Berlioz’s death in 1869. Sir Mark Elder paid tribute to the strong friendship between Berlioz and the Hallé Orchestra’s founder, Sir Charles Hallé. In recognition, the Hallé will perform Berlioz’s creative composition, The Damnation of Faust in Manchester in February. A full house at Warwick Arts was treated to Berlioz’s agony of unrequited love for the actress Harriet Smithson, his Symphony fantastique, Op. 14.