Alison Balsom with trumpet

Alison Balsom in Gabriel: An Entertainment with Trumpet

All human life is here: Samuel Adamson’s theatrical celebration of Baroque music brings to life the sights, sounds and stories of 17th-century London through the eyes of a court trumpeter.

Vassily Petrenko closeup

Oslo Philharmonic/Petrenko

Scandinavia’s super-orchestra bring their silken strings and luminous woodwind to bear on Strauss and Shostakovich, before joining forces with another giant of Norwegian music, Leif Ove Andsnes.

Abstract painting 946-3 by Gerhard Richter

Steve Reich/Gerhard Richter

Steve Reich and Gerhard Richter – two giants of contemporary culture – come together in a major new collaboration: a cinematic exploration of Richter’s intense, abstract painting 946-3.

Rowan Pierce portrait

Academy of Ancient Music: Rejoice!

Rejoice greatly in an evening of music to stir the soul and lift the spirits. Celebrate with some of baroque’s musical masters heard here at their most irrepressibly joyful and effervescent. 

cellist Truls Moerk

London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Composers pouring their most personal thoughts and feelings into their work is not unusual, but these two pieces by Dvořák and Suk feel much more deeply connected than most.

Dalia Stasevska portrait with baton

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.