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.
Singers at Six: Goethe in Song
BBC Singers celebrate the unparalleled musical legacy of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – the poet whose words inspired some of the world’s most profound and beautiful songs.
BBC Symphony Orchestra explore the works of composers who have been inspired by dance, from Prokofiev’s riotous ballet symphony to Poulenc’s toe-tapping concerto shaped by jazz.
BBC SO/Stasevska: 90th birthday celebration
Join us as we celebrate ninety years of the BBC’s flagship orchestra with music that dazzles, frolics and marks its pivotal role in broadcasting and music history.
BBC Singers/Jeannin & East London Dance
Singers and dancers unite for choreographed performances of spirited and spiritual choral works culminating in Brahms’s consoling A German Requiem.
Orchestra and chorus are united for Brahms at his most hushed and Strauss at his most extravagant as Nathalie Stutzmann makes her BBC Symphony Orchestra conducting debut.
Schumann’s symphonic love letter to his beloved wife meets Magnus Lindberg’s powerful protest against totalitarianism.
Fifty years since his first concert with the BBC SO, former Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis conducts Mahler’s journey to catharsis after James Ehnes plays Berg’s touching violin concerto.
BBC SO/Brabbins: Remembrance and reflection
From the foreboding to the consoling, music shaped by the culmination of World War II including the UK premiere of Dai Fujikura’s concerto after Hiroshima.
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.