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Professor Brian Cox smiling in front of a Barbican tower silhouette

The Cosmos with Professor Brian Cox: Live from the Barbican

Join one of the world’s pre-eminent physicists for a mind-bending musical voyage through space and time, set to a soundtrack inspired by the great unknowns of the Universe.

An image of Rutter and Chilcott jubilant, with their arms raised in salutation

Christmas with Bob Chilcott and John Rutter

Kings of Christmas John Rutter and Bob Chilcott join the BBC Singers for a perfect concert for singing-in the festive season.

Pianist Krystian Zimerman

LSO/Rattle: Beethoven Piano Concerto Marathon

Zimerman, Rattle and Beethoven: three great names, and five superb piano concertos, in one remarkable concert. The unquestioned highlight of this year of Beethoven celebrations.

Richard Edgarr leaning on a bridge gazing into the middle distance

Academy of Ancient Music: Handel’s Messiah

Revel in a jubilant seasonal classic, Handel’s Messiah, presented here in complete, uncut form by Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music.

Pianist Alice Sara Ott

London Symphony Orchestra/Noseda: Carmina Burana

Life, lust, and roasted swans: experience Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, in a roof-raising seasonal performance with Gianandrea Noseda and the full London Symphony Chorus.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain's 164 teenagers express their hopes, fears, and big dreams for the world around them as they come together on the concert platform.

Kavakos Violin

LSO/Rattle: Haydn, Schubert & Unsuk Chin

From Vienna to Seoul: Sir Simon Rattle conducts, as symphonies by Haydn and Schubert – the ‘Great C Major’ – frame a major new work from the extraordinary imagination of Unsuk Chin.

Photo of Sir Simon Rattle conducting

LSO/Rattle: The Dream of Gerontius

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the British masterpiece at the very centre of his musical life: Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius.

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida

London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle: Schumann, Weill & Schubert

Schubert, Kurt Weill and Mitsuko Uchida playing Schumann: Sir Simon Rattle explores two centuries of German dreams and nightmares.