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Tagged: BBC SO 2019–20

Gergely Madaras conducting

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Madaras

From personal crisis to blazing triumph via music that sets out to seduce and to dazzle – the rollercoaster ride that is Mahler’s First Symphony under the charismatic Gergely Madaras.

Image of Clare Teal with microphone and trumpet beside her

BBC Singers/Palmer: Songs and Festive Favourites

BBC Singers and special guest Clare Teal perform Christmas songs and festive favourites for choir and jazz band.

Alexander Vedernikov portrait

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Vedernikov

A heartwarming musical trip to cold Russia ending with Rachmaninoff’s most infamous and intoxicating dance with love and death, the unstoppable Paganini Rhapsody.

A jailer and his assistant helping a prisoner in chains out of cell

BBC Symphony Orchestra: David Lang’s prisoner of the state

Follow one woman’s personal struggle against political oppression in this dark, seething and engrossing new minimalist opera from the co-founder of pioneering new music collective Bang on a Can.

Karen Cargill on Stairs

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Saraste

Experience Shostakovich’s masterpiece of despair, grotesquery and anger from height of World War II and a brand new work from a compelling new voice from Finland.

Dimitrios Skyllas

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Spano

Ritual, lament and incantation lie at the heart of this varied concert, moving from the purity of Arvo Pärt to the rich weave of Rachmaninoff’s most epic, passionate and virtuosic concerto.

Sakari Oramo conducting landscape

BBC Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn's Elijah

A superb cast of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for Mendelssohn’s great choral masterpiece of grandeur and soulfulness, his musical telling of the story of the prophet Elijah.

BBC Singers Family Concert on stage

BBC Singers Family Concert

Disaster! Catastrophe! It's the day before Molly’s school concert and her singing voice has completely vanished… But where's it gone?

Anders Hillborg portrait close up

BBC SO Total Immersion: Anders Hillborg - Chamber Music

Chamber music by Anders Hillborg, introduced by the composer himself.