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: Jacqueline Wilson's Wonderful World
The best-selling children’s author reads from her books in a multimedia orchestral adventure through the imagination, with special guests including actor Dani Harmer (AKA Tracy Beaker herself).
Up for Grabs: Members’ Meet and Greet with Lee Dixon
Members are invited to join us for an exclusive meet & greet with Lee Dixon.
Up for Grabs
Relive one of the beautiful game’s greatest final day dramas. Projected highlights of Anfield 89 get the symphonic treatment as Lee Dixon reunites members of Arsenal’s title-winning team to reminisce.
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo: A Masterpiece Rediscovered
Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra showcase an explosive, reflective and rapturous Croatian symphony once buried by history.
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus: A Choral Celebration
Celebration and contemplation as the massed voices of the BBC Symphony Chorus take to the stage for a feast of English and Czech music, with just a hint of Christmas.
BBC SO Total Immersion: The Music of Terezín – Film
The BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Total Immersion in music written in the prisons and ghettos of the Second World War opens with a film in testament to acts of creativity from the musicians of Terezín.
BBC Total Immersion: BBC SO/Storgårds
John Storgårds conducts musical testaments by Krása and Haas written inside Theresienstadt, and a compelling symphony by Schulhoff that warns of impending human catastrophe.
BBC SO Total Immersion: Music for the End of Time
Extraordinary music written amid the hopelessness of prison and concentration camps that dared to seek the truth – and to hope for better times.
BBC SO/Oramo: Journey's End
Hear evocative musical journeys by composers past and present – a sleigh-ride through frozen Finland, a road-trip from LA to San Diego and a fateful Austrian carriage-ride.
BBC SO/Stasevska: Music from the Machine Age
From the factory floor to the heights of heaven – imposing Russian music from both sides of the iron curtain under the baton of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska.
BBC SO Totally Tanglewood
The culmination of the BBC SO’s immersive celebration of Tanglewood, the home of contemporary orchestral music in America, includes the world premiere of Bernard Rands’s Symphonic Fantasy.
BBC SO Total Immersion: Finnish Choral Music
Hear choral songs of love, loss and pride from the BBC Singers, who shine a light on Finland’s unique and revealing tradition of secular choral music.
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.
Schumann’s symphonic love letter to his beloved wife meets Magnus Lindberg’s powerful protest against totalitarianism.
Mesmeric ballet music commissioned by the extraordinary Ida Rubinstein meets an exquisite piano concerto with a special place in BBC Symphony Orchestra history.
Sakari Oramo conducts the full choral-orchestral version of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, one of the most overwhelmingly beautiful ballet score ever written.
Gemma New and the BBC SO explore the music of American composers and their students in this concert of groovy, glitzy and gregarious scores, from Copland and Bernstein to Adams and Kernis.
Singers at Six: Poems of Ecstasy
Purity and profundity from the BBC Singers is found in choral works mourning loss separated by two continents and five and a half centuries.
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 SO Total Immersion: Phantoms, Visions, Siren Voices
A selection of Sibelius’s songs and melodramas, interspersed with readings.
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.