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Photo of Sir Simon Rattle conducting

London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle: Helen Grime world premiere

Mahler’s final symphony meets a new work by British composer Helen Grime in this double-bill with the LSO’s Music Director.

A colour photograph of Timo Andres and David Kaplan by a piano

Timo Andres and David Kaplan: Rite of Spring & Rachmaninov

The livewire piano duo of Timo Andres and David Kaplan plays Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.

A headshot of Allison Bell

BBC SO/Madaras: Ravel, Adams, Vaughan Williams and Harris

Man’s humanity to man amid the horrors of war links this imaginative programme that includes a world premiere by New Zealand composer Ross Harris.

Joby Burgess performing The Filthy Fifteen

Powerplant: The Filthy Fifteen

War crimes and forbidden songs; video, electronics and percussion: Powerplant place musical explosives under the lies of an uncertain century.

Gustavo Dudamel conducting the LA Phil

LA Phil/Dudamel: Salonen, Varèse and Shostakovich

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic begin their 2018 Barbican residency with music by Shostakovich, Varèse and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Gustavo Dudamel conducting the LA Phil

LA Phil New Music Group/Dudamel: Rzewski, Eastman & Hearne

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil New Music Group bring their acclaimed Green Umbrella music series to the Barbican, presenting three contemporary classical works from important contemporary voices.

Gustavo Dudamel with young musicians from the Young Orchestra East

Tuning into Change with Gustavo Dudamel

Dudamel rehearses NYOGB's Inspire Orchestra and Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles members in Marquez's Danzon No 9, after the young musicians present their manifesto for the future of the arts.

A black & white photograph of Tamas Palfalvi holding a trumpet

ECHO Rising Stars: Tamás Pálfalvi (trumpet)

Trumpeter Tamás Pálfalvi is already a name to be reckoned with in his native Hungary, and in this entertainingly eclectic ECHO recital you’ll hear why.