BBC Symphony Orchestra
The backbone of the BBC Proms and one of the UK's finest orchestras, the BBC SO performs a thrilling, distinctive range of music, from works at the heart of classical music to contemporary premieres.
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Spano
Ritual, lament and incantation lie at the heart of this varied concert, moving from the purity of Arvo Pärt to the rich weave of Rachmaninov’s most epic, passionate and virtuosic concerto.
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn's Elijah
A superb cast of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for Mendelssohn’s great choral masterpiece of grandeur and soulfulness, his musical telling of the story of the prophet Elijah.
BBC Singers Family Concert
Voices can be fast, dazzling, and furious! They can be spooky, magical and curious! They can whisper like falling snow, roar like a train, and blaze like fireworks!
BBC SO Total Immersion: Anders Hillborg - BBC Singers
In the surroundings of St Giles’s Cripplegate, the voices of the BBC Singers offer immersive and embracing choral works including spine-tingling music by 2020 Total Immersion composer Anders Hillborg.
BBC SO Total Immersion: Anders Hillborg – Swedish Maverick
Step into the unique and emotive sound-world of our Total Immersion composer Anders Hillborg and his unparalleled handling of the modern symphony orchestra.
Singers at Six: BBC Singers/Palmer
Step into the strange, wonderful, bizarre and utterly individual world of Gerald Barry as the BBC Singers present recent works from the cult composer.
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Missa Solemnis
A cornerstone of the Barbican’s celebrations of 250 years since Beethoven’s birth: his musical vision of the divine is unleashed by the forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and vocal soloists.
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Gardner
Edward Gardner and the Orchestra revisit 1890s Vienna, bringing us all the searing power and extreme emotions of musical Romanticism’s last stand.
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Chauhan
In his Barbican debut with the Orchestra, Alpesh Chauhan brings us the intense power, cataclysmic terror and exquisite tenderness of Bruckner’s unfinished final symphony.
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Miss Julie
One of the most red-blooded operatic tragedies the UK has ever produced – William Alwyn’s tense and dramatic take on Strindberg’s Miss Julie is revived with a brilliant cast.
A journey from the foothills of Peru to the open skies of Estonia with evocative songs of love and longing from the 18 voices of the BBC Singers.
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Stasevska
Composed in the shadow of the Second World War, Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem opens Dalia Stasevska’s first concert at the Barbican as the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor.
Singers at Six: BBC Singers/Spicer
From the urgent to the idyllic, the BBC Singers present visionary choral music from one of the masters of the twentieth century.
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Brabbins
Experience Vaughan Williams at his best, from the airborne rapture of The Lark Ascending to the earthbound passions of his spellbinding symphonic masterpiece.
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo
The incomparable virtuoso Håkan Hardenberger shimmies, flirts, jaunts and blasts his way through a lively concert of works for trumpet and orchestra.
Family Total Immersion: Lift Off! - BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jump on board our symphonic space ship for a magical musical adventure.
BBC SO Total Immersion: Detlev Glanert - Guildhall Musicians
A performance of chamber music by Detlev Glanert and his teacher, Henze.
Composer Focus – Episode 5: Jean Sibelius with Sakari Oramo
In the final episode, host Edward Seckerson is joined by BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Sakari Oramo to discuss his fellow countryman Jean Sibelius, and the themes of nature and Finnish national identity woven throughout his music.