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BBC Singers 2018–19

The BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu, their versatility is second to none.

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Il Pomo d’Oro: Featured International Baroque Ensemble

The sensational Italian ensemble perform Handel's SerseAgrippina – starring Joyce DiDonato – and two Baroque instrumental concerts as our Featured International Baroque Ensemble.

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Britten Sinfonia 2018–19

Famed for its dazzling musicianship and thrilling programmes, Britten Sinfonia is unique in not having a principal conductor or director, choosing instead to focus on its virtuoso musicians.

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Roderick Williams: Milton Court Artist-in-Residence

We celebrate one of our most engaging living musicians in all his aspects: as a composer, dramatic collaborator and, of course, as an incomparably generous and perceptive singer.

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Diana Damrau sings Strauss

From the most intimate corners of his lieder to his masterly Four Last Songs, soprano Diana Damrau explores Richard Strauss's lifelong love-affair with the female voice.

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Hungariana

Journey into the world of Bartók, Ligeti and Kurtág: where music born from folklore, nature and the urban environment is concentrated into some of modern art’s most playful and explosive masterworks.

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Benjamin Grosvenor

‘Grosvenor is constantly searching for new things in the music he plays’ The Guardian. In 2019 he joins the Doric Quartet for a pocket-sized Chopin concerto cycle and performs a solo recital.

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BBC SO Total Immersion: Ligeti

Ligeti sits alongside Boulez and Stockhausen as one of the most influential voices of the 21st century. Spend a day exploring the many moods of his multifaceted, often disconcertingly beautiful music.

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BBC SO Total Immersion: Lili and Nadia Boulanger

Two sisters; two extraordinary musical lives. This Total Immersion Day explores the musical world of Nadia and Lili Boulanger, who between them helped shape the sound of the 20th century.