• Sun 1 Mar

    16:00 St David's Hall, Cardiff
    St David's Day Gala
    • Gareth Glyn b.1951
    • Gwlad y Gan
    • R S Hughes
    • Y Dymestl
    • T Vincent Davies
    • Bryniau Aur fy Ngwlad
    • E T Davies
    • Ynys y Plant
    • David Richards
    • Cymru Fach
    • Robat Arwyn
    • Benedictus
    • Karl Jenkins
    • Adiemus
    • Bryan Davies
    • A Medley of Welsh Folk Songs
    • HoddinottAlun Hoddinott 1929–2008
    • Investiture Dances
    • Meirion Williams
    • Aros Mae'r Mynyddau Mawr
    • W S Gwynn Williams
    • Tosturi Duw
    • MathiasWilliam Mathias 1934–1992
    • Harp Concerto
      Mvt III only / yn unig
    • Trad / Tradd
    • Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
      arr. / trefn. Chris Hazell
    • Mansel Thomas
    • Daffodils
    • Robat Arwyn
    • Anfonaf Angel
    • HughesArwel Hughes 1909–1988
    • Tydi a Roddaist
    • Jeff Howard
    • A Welsh Celebration
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Gareth Jones Conductor
    • Bryn Terfel Bass-Baritone
    • Menna Cazel Soprano
    • Hannah Stone Harp
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales
    • National Youth Choir of Wales

    Bryn Terfel joins the Orchestra and Chorus for their annual St David's Day celebrations

  • Tue 3 Mar

    13:55 MediaCityUK, Salford
    An afternoon of Alberto Ginastera
    • GinasteraAlberto Ginastera 1916–1983
    • Ollantay (12 mins)
    • Pampeana No. 3 (17 mins)
    • Overture to the Creole, 'Faust' (8 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Adam Tomlinson BBC Radio 3 Presenter

    The BBC Philharmonic performs two works by the Argentinian composer.

  • Thu 5 Mar

    City Halls, Glasgow
    Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet in City Halls
    • Liszt 1811–1886
    • Hamlet: Symphonic Poem
    • James MacMillan b.1959
    • The Berserking (Piano Concerto No.1)
    • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
    • Romeo and Juliet
      selection of movements
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Peter Donohoe piano
    • Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor

    Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.

  • Sat 7 Mar

    19:30 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Elgar, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Serenade in E minor, Op 20
    • DvořákAntonín Dvořák 1841–1904
    • Cello Concerto in B minor
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Johannes Moser Cello

    The BBC Philharmonic perform Tchaikovsky’s deliriously romantic Sixth Symphony.

  • Sun 8 Mar

    Barbican, London
    Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland
    • Unsuk Chin b.1961
    • Alice in Wonderland
    • Baldur Brönnimann conductor
    • Netia Jones director/designer & live video artist
    • BBC Singers
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Rachele Gilmore Alice
    • Marie Arnet Cat
    • Jane Henschel Queen of Hearts
    • Stephen Richardson King of Hearts, Old Man 2, Crab
    • Jenni Bank Duchess
    • Andrew Watts White Rabbit/Badger/March Hare
    • Dietrich Henschel Mad Hatter
    • Rafael Moras Pat/Cook/Invisible Man
    • Lacey Jo Benter Two/Owl
    • Nicholas Brownlee Old Man 1/Eaglet/Fish-Footman
    • Kihun Yoon Five/Executioner/Duck
    • Christopher Lemmings Mouse

    The UK premiere of Unsuk Chin's opera, directed by Netia Jones.

  • Sun 8 Mar

    19:00 Chichester Festival Theatre
    Essential Classics
    • NicolaiOtto Nicolai 1810–1849
    • Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
    • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • Concerto for Piano No. 12 in A major, K 414
    • INTERVAL
    • ArnoldMalcolm Arnold 1921–2006
    • Sussex Overture
    • PhillipsMontague Phillips 1885–1969
    • Spring Rondo
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 2, Op 1b
    • AddinsellRichard Addinsell 1904–1977
    • Warsaw Concerto
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • Jochem Hochstenbach conductor
    • Philip Fowke piano

    Familiar favourites from the classical repertoire

  • Sun 8 Mar

    19:30 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    International Women's Day
    • HolmèsAugusta Holmès 1847–1903
    • Andromede
    • BoulangerLili Boulanger 1893–1918
    • D'un matin de Printemps
    • TailleferreGermaine Tailleferre 1892–1983
    • Concerto for Two Pianos, Mixed Chorus, Saxophones and Orchestra
    • ChaminadeCécile Chaminade 1857–1944
    • Konzertstück
    • Mélanie Bonis
    • Trois Femmes de Legende
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales
    • Jessica Cottis Conductor
    • Katie Derham Presenter
    • Pascal & Ami Roge Piano Duet
    • Noriko Ogawa Piano

    Katie Derham presents an evening concert exploring the role of women in classical music

  • Thu 12 Mar

    14:00 City Halls, Glasgow
    Grieg, Sibelius & Stenhammar at City Halls
    • GriegEdvard Grieg 1843–1907
    • Peer Gynt, Op 23
      (excerpts)
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Six Humoresques for violin and orchestra, Op.87 and Op.89
    • StenhammarWilhelm Stenhammar 1871–1927
    • Symphony No. 2 in G minor, Op 34
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Stefan Jackiw violin
    • Hannu Lintu conductor

    Hannu Lintu conducts works by Grieg, Sibelius and Stenhammar.

  • Thu 12 Mar

    19:30 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
    Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Concerto for Piano No. 1 in B flat minor, Op 23
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No. 10 in E minor Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Thomas Søndergård Conductor
    • Nikolai Demidenko Piano

    Nikolai Demidenko joins the Orchestra for Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto

  • Thu 12 Mar

    19:30 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
    Ravel's Bolero in Nottingham
    • GinasteraAlberto Ginastera 1916–1983
    • Estancia, Op 8a – suite
    • LaloEdouard Lalo 1823–1892
    • Symphonie espagnole, Op 21
    • Bizet 1838–1875
    • Carmen, Suite Nos. 1 and 2 (selection)
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Boléro
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Alexandra Soumm Violin

    This Latin-spirited concert features music from Bizet's opera Carmen and Ravel's Bolero.

  • Sat 14 Mar

    19:30 Leeds Town Hall
    Orff's Carmina Burana in Leeds
    • DukasPaul Dukas 1865–1935
    • The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
    • The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
    • INTERVAL
    • OrffCarl Orff 1895–1982
    • Carmina Burana
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • David Hill Conductor
    • Sarah Tynan Soprano
    • Daniel Norman Tenor
    • William Dazeley Baritone

    A dramatic evening of music concludes with Carl Orff's unforgettable Carmina Burana.

  • Mon 16 to Fri 20 Mar

    Ten Pieces School Tour

    Schools from across the North of England are working with BBC Philharmonic musicians creating responses to some of the ten pieces.

  • Mon 16 Mar

    19:30 City Halls, Glasgow
    Monday Night Live – Nielsen and Stenhammar
    • StenhammarWilhelm Stenhammar 1871–1927
    • Serenade in F, Op.31 (1911-13, rev. 1919)
      1. Overture 2. Canzonetta 3. Scherzo 4. Notturno 5. Finale
    • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
    • Symphony No.6 (c.32’) for chamber orchestra of 18 players (transcribed Abrahamsen)
      UK Premiere
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Andrew Manze conductor

    Andrew Manze conducts works by Nielsen and Stenhammar at City Halls.

  • Wed 18 Mar

    19:30 Watford Colosseum, Watford
    Friday Night is Music Night: The Swashbucklers

    Michael Praed, television's most memorable Robin Hood, presents a special Friday Night Is Music Night The Swashbuckers!

  • Wed 18 Mar

    19:30 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Vale of Glamorgan Festival - Festival Preview
    • Richard Ayres
    • No. 37b: I. Alfred Wallis (in paradise)
    • Arvo Pärt b.1935
    • Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
    • Dobrinka Tabakova
    • Fantasy Homage to Schubert
    • Richard Ayres
    • No. 40 (NONcerto for oboe)
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Clark Rundell Conductor
    • David Cowley Oboe

    Join BBC NOW to explore the music of composers featured in this year’s festival

  • Thu 19 Mar

    City Halls, Glasgow
    Osborne Plays Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.2 at City Halls
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Karelia Overture, Op 10
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B flat major, Op 19
    • StenhammarWilhelm Stenhammar 1871–1927
    • Symphony No.1
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Steven Osborne piano
    • Andrew Manze conductor

    Steven Osborne plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2

  • Fri 20 Mar

    19:00 St David's Hall, Cardiff
    BBC Music’s Ten Pieces: Family Concert

    Experience the music from BBC's Ten Pieces live in the concert hall

  • Fri 20 Mar

    19:30 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Vaughan Williams’s Job
    • LyadovAnatoly Lyadov 1855–1914
    • Eight Russian Folk Songs
    • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
    • Symphony-Concerto in E minor, Op 125
    • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • Job: A Masque for Dancing
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Vassily Sinaisky Conductor
    • Leonard Elschenbroich Cello

    Vassily Sinaisky conducts this thrilling concert featuring Vaughan Williams’s ‘Job’.

  • Fri 20 Mar

    19:30 Perth Concert Hall
    Perth Concert Series: BBC SSO
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Karelia Overture, Op 10
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B flat major, Op 19
    • StenhammarWilhelm Stenhammar 1871–1927
    • Symphony No.1
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Steven Osborne piano
    • Andrew Manze piano

    Andrew Manze conducts works by Sibelius, Beethoven & Stenhammar

  • Sat 21 Mar

    Barbican, London
    Boulez at 90 - 1pm Concert
    • Pierre Boulez b.1925
    • Éclat/Multiples
    • Piano Sonata No. 2
    • Pablo Rus Broseta conductor
    • Jean-Frédéric Neuburger piano
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Jean-Frédéric Neuburger performs Boulez's Piano Sonata.

  • Sat 21 Mar

    Barbican, London
    Boulez on Film - 10.30am

    Two films exploring the man and his music.

  • Sat 21 Mar

    Barbican, London
    Boulez at 90 - 3pm Talk

    A free talk about Boulez's music in the evening concerts.

  • Sat 21 Mar

    LSO St Luke’s, London
    Chamber works by Boulez - 5pm Concert
    • Pierre Boulez b.1925
    • Anthèmes I
    • Mémoriale ('… explosante-fixe …' Originel)
    • Dérive 1
    • une page d'éphéméride
    • Sonatine for Flute and Piano
    • Douze notations
    • Guildhall New Music Ensemble
    • David Corkhill Conductor

    Chamber works performed by the Guildhall New Music Ensemble

  • Sat 21 Mar

    Barbican, London
    Total Immersion: Pierre Boulez at 90 - 7.30pm Concert
    • Pierre Boulez b.1925
    • Pli selon pli
    • Notations (orchestral version)
    • Thierry Fischer Conductor
    • Yeree Suh soprano
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Thierry Fischer conducts orchestral works by Boulez.

  • Thu 26 Mar

    10:00 MediaCityUK, Salford
    Open rehearsal - Tchaikovsky
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Oxana's caprices - overture
    • Symphony No. 4 in F minor
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Yutaka Sado Conductor

    Join Yutaka Sado for an open rehearsal of music by Tchaikovsky.

  • Thu 26 Mar

    18:45 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
    The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
    • Gabriel Jackson b.1962
    • The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
    • BBC Singers
    • Endymion Ensemble
    • David Hill Conductor

    BBC Singers and Endymion join forces for Gabriel Jackson's most substantial work to date.

  • Thu 26 Mar

    19:30 Aberystwyth Arts Centre
    Fate and Celebration
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Festive Overture, Op 96
    • ArutiunianAlexander Arutiunian 1920–2012
    • Trumpet Concerto
    • HaydnJoseph Haydn 1732–1809
    • Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, Hob. VIIe:1
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Symphony No. 4 in F minor
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Ben Gernon Conductor
    • Philippe Schartz Trumpet

    By the time he wrote his Fourth Symphony, Tchaikovsky was obsessed by the idea of fate.

  • Fri 27 Mar

    19:30 Pontio, Bangor
    Fate and Celebration
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Festive Overture, Op 96
    • ArutiunianAlexander Arutiunian 1920–2012
    • Trumpet Concerto
    • HaydnJoseph Haydn 1732–1809
    • Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, Hob. VIIe:1
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Symphony No. 4 in F minor
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Ben Gernon Conductor
    • Philippe Schartz Trumpet

    By the time he wrote his Fourth Symphony, Tchaikovsky was obsessed by the idea of fate.

  • Fri 27 Mar

    20:00 Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
    An evening of Tchaikovsky in Hanley
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Oxana's caprices - overture
    • Violin Concerto
    • INTERVAL
    • Symphony No. 4 in F minor
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Yutaka Sado Conductor
    • Elena Urioste violin

    Conductor Yutaka Sado leads the orchestra in an evening devoted to Tchaikovsky.

  • Sat 28 Mar

    19:30 Glyndŵr University, Wrexham
    The American Dream
    • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
    • Fanfare for the Common Man
    • HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel 1778–1837
    • Concerto for Trumpet in E major
    • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
    • Quiet City
    • DvořákAntonín Dvořák 1841–1904
    • Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World', Op 95
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Ben Gernon Conductor
    • Philippe Schartz Trumpet

    Dvořák wrote his last symphony soon after he had moved to New York

  • Sat 28 Mar

    19:30 MediaCityUK, Salford
    Bruckner's Symphony No. 5
    • BrucknerAnton Bruckner 1824–1896
    • Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Pietari Inkinen Conductor
    • Martin Handley BBC Radio 3 Presenter

    Conductor Pietari Inkinen conducts Bruckner's masterpiece.

  • Sun 29 Mar

    15:00 Venue Cymru, Llandudno
    The American Dream
    • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
    • Fanfare for the Common Man
    • HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel 1778–1837
    • Concerto for Trumpet in E major
    • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
    • Quiet City
    • DvořákAntonín Dvořák 1841–1904
    • Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World', Op 95
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Ben Gernon Conductor
    • Philippe Schartz Trumpet

    Dvořák wrote his last symphony soon after he had moved to New York

  • Tue 31 Mar

    14:00 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Composition: Wales - Open Workshop

    Come and hear the latest in composition in Wales