Thomas Ades conducting on stage 2017

Britten Sinfonia/Adès: Beethoven Symphony Cycle

A thrilling Viola Concerto featuring one of today’s foremost violists, Lawrence Power, plus a short but inventive symphony all brought together with a jubilant and joyous close.

LA Master Chorale 2018 on stage

Lasso: Lagrime di San Pietro

Peter Sellars directs a haunting dramatization of Orlando di Lasso’s Tears of St Peter: renaissance madrigals of sorrow and remorse, given a contemporary setting of quietly shattering power.

Alice Sara Ott

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Alice Sara Ott & Friends

Alice Sara Ott concludes her series of musical collaborations with Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, a landmark work of the 20th century.

Alice Sara Ott

BBC Radio 3 Rush-Hour Concert: Alice Sara Ott & Friends

Pianist Alice Sara Ott, a one-of-a-kind virtuoso pianist, assembles a cast of musical collaborators for this series of BBC Radio 3 Concerts.

Sakari Oramo BBC SO on stage

BBC SO/Oramo: Larcher and Mahler

An all-Viennese programme closes the season with the powerful musical statement that is Mahler’s Seventh Symphony – an orchestral ‘Night-Song’ of luminous intensity and beauty.

Santa Cecilia & Antonio Pappano

Orchestra of Santa Cecilia/Pappano: Mahler's Sixth Symphony

The music director of the Royal Opera brings his Italian orchestra to the Barbican, in the life-and-death struggle of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony.

Thomas Ades conducting on stage 2017

Britten Sinfonia/Adès: Beethoven Symphony Cycle

Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Symphony Cycle, conducted by Thomas Adès, concludes with Beethoven’s mighty ‘choral’ symphony and Gerald Barry’s feverish The Eternal Recurrence.

Benjamin Grosvenor playing piano black and white

Benjamin Grosvenor with the Doric Quartet

Benjamin Grosvenor and the Doric Quartet complete their pocket-sized Chopin concerto cycle, and join forces in Dvořák's expressive Piano Quintet.