BBC Symphony Orchestra 2017–18 Multibuy
15% discount when booking 3-5 BBC concerts at the same time.
20% discount when booking 6 or more BBC concerts at the same time.
BBC SO/Oramo: Sibelius Symphony No 5
Richard Strauss imagining a man’s dying moments, Alban Berg lamenting a teenage girl and Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony spreading its giant wings.
BBC SO/Vedernikov: Larcher and Bruch UK premieres
An Austro-German programme of music past and present with UK firsts for works by Larcher and, amazingly, Bruch. Haydn bids farewell as only he could.
BBC SO/Brabbins: A Sea Symphony
Two scores explore the elements of Earth and Water: Birtwistle’s mid-1980s masterpiece and a great symphonic first, Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony.
BBC SO/Oramo: Sibelius Symphony No 3
Two symphonies written 50 years apart, and perfectly complementary, bookend two great French works for piano and orchestra played by a master.
BBC SO/Storgårds: Mahler, Jolas and Boulanger
The doyenne of French composers, Betsy Jolas, brings one of her latest works to London, presented alongside music by Lili Boulanger and Gustav Mahler.
BBC SO/Gernon: Tchaikovsky, Britten and Nicholson
A London premiere by the Scot Alasdair Nicolson sits between Britten's defiant, pacifist Sinfonia da Requiem and Tchaikovsky's wintry First Symphony.
BBC SO/Søndergård: Shostakovich, Strauss and Ruders
Orchestral virtuosity from Poul Ruders and solo virtuosity from Shostakovich prepare the way for Richard Strauss’s magnificent tone-poem Also Sprach Zarathustra.
BBC SO/Oramo: Sibelius Symphonies 4 and 6
Two of Sibelius’s most rewarding symphonies bookend the UK premiere of Anders Hillborg’s Violin Concerto No 2 (2016) played by Lisa Batiashvili.
BBC SO/Oramo: Finland Awakes!
Music from the young Sibelius to mark the centenary of Finnish Independence, ending with the First Symphony, a noble and magnificent symphonic debut.
BBC SO/Oramo: Sibelius Symphonies 2 and 7
A feast from Finland. Two powerful pieces for soprano and orchestra join a couple of Sibelius’s symphonies, works of very different natures.