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.
A New Dawn: Oramo conducts Brahms
After 19 life-changing months, the BBC Symphony Orchestra open a new chapter. Join us in the Hall or online for music infused with the miracle of life, joy of existence and shadows of mourning.
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Davóne Tines: Truths You Need to Hear
Dalia Stasevska and Davóne Tines present music that feels as real as life itself – images of human struggles from the 1880s and the 2020s, truths hard to hear that need to be told.
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Jacqueline Wilson's Wonderful World
The best-selling children’s author Jacqueline Wilson reads from her hugely popular books in a multimedia orchestral adventure through the imagination.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.