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.
Ryan Wigglesworth conducts his own symphonic shortcut through the culmination to Wagner’s Ring and Schoenberg’s seminal monodrama Erwartung.
Dalia Stasevska conducts the BBC SO season finale with Kodály’s intense and outspoken Psalmus Hungaricus for choir and orchestra.
Singers at Six: American Voices
This concert displays both beauty and novelty as new choral music from America meets a classic by Samuel Barber, all conducted by rising star Owain Park.
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.
BBC SO Total Immersion: Phantoms, Visions, Siren Voices
A selection of Sibelius’s songs and melodramas, interspersed with readings.
BBC SO Total Immersion: Crossings, Creations and Immersions
Experience magic, mystery and miracles as Sibelius casts a spell with his orchestra, weaving Finnish legends, fairytales and woodland fantasies.
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo
Mahler’s compelling and exhilarating tussle with fate opens the orchestra’s ninetieth anniversary season under Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo.
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.
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.
Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s love-fuelled Ninth Symphony – the most profound and contradictory symphony he would write.
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.
Playing in the Dark: Neil Gaiman and the BBC SO
An evening of words and music with best-selling author Neil Gaiman.
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 - Film Screening
David Bickerstaff’s screen portrait of Hieronymous Bosch delves into an extraordinary life and provides essential context for Detlev Glanert new work inspired by the artist
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.