• Wed 1 Apr

    14:00 MediaCityUK, Salford
    Marking Anzac Day
    • WilliamsonMalcolm Williamson 1931–2003
    • Sinfonietta
    • Gareth Farr
    • Piano Concerto
    • LilburnDouglas Lilburn 1915–2001
    • Symphony No. 2
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Tecwyn Evans Conductor
    • Tony Lee Piano

    The BBC Philharmonic marks the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day.

  • Wed 1 Apr

    14:30 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Composition: Wales - Open Workshop

    Come and hear the latest in composition in Wales

  • Wed 1 Apr

    19:00 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Composition: Wales - Culmination Concert

    Composition: Wales - Culmination Concert

  • Wed 1 Apr

    19:30 King's College Cambridge
    Easter at King's
    • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
    • Nänie
    • HaydnJoseph Haydn 1732–1809
    • Symphony No. 49 in F minor 'La passione'
    • Rossini 1792–1868
    • Stabat mater
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • Rachel Nicholls soprano
    • Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo soprano
    • Henry Waddington bass
    • Philharmonia Chorus
    • Stephen Cleobury conductor

    Rossini's Stabat Mater at King's College Cambridge

  • Thu 2 Apr

    City Halls, Glasgow
    Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony at City Halls
    • Mark Simpson b.1988
    • Israfel
      BBC Commission, World Premiere
    • James MacMillan b.1959
    • Piano Concerto No.2
    • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
    • Symphony No. 2 in E minor
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Peter Donohoe piano
    • Andrew Litton conductor

    Andrew Litton conducts Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony.

  • Sat 4 Apr

    Milton Court
    BBC Singers / O Duo
    • Veljo Tormis b.1930
    • Curse upon Iron
    • Eriks Ešenvalds b.1977
    • Northern Lights
    • O Duo
    • Searching
    • Judith Weir b.1954
    • The Song sung True
    • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • 3 Shakespeare Songs
    • Jan Sandström b.1954
    • Biegga luothe
    • Wayne Siegel
    • 42nd Street Rondo
    • Cecilia McDowall b.1951
    • When time is broke
      First Movement
    • Eriks Ešenvalds b.1977
    • The Long Road
    • Bob Chilcott b.1955
    • The Miracle of Spring
    • BBC Singers
    • Bob Chilcott Conductor
    • O Duo

    BBC Singers join forces with percussion ensemble O Duo at Milton Court.

  • Fri 10 Apr

    Barbican, London
    Sakari Oramo conducts Nielsen 5
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • La valse
    • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
    • Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C major
    • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
    • Symphony No. 5 Symphony No. 5, FS97, Op 50
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Boléro
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Sakari Oramo Conductor
    • Alexander Toradze piano

    Nielsen's magnificent Fifth Symphony alongside music by Ravel and Prokofiev.

  • Wed 15 Apr

    Barbican, London
    Wunderhorn with Dietrich Henschel
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Lieder aus der Knaben Wunderhorn (arr. Glanert)
    • Alexander Vedernikov Conductor
    • Dietrich Henschel Baritone
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Clara Pons Film director

    Baritone Dietrich Henschel performs songs from Mahler's ‘Des Knaben Wunderhorn’.

  • Thu 16 Apr

    City Halls, Glasgow
    Bruckner 4 at City Halls
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Des Knaben Wunderhorn
      (Songs From)
    • BrucknerAnton Bruckner 1824–1896
    • Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' Symphony No. 4 in E flat major 'Romantic'
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
    • Mark Wigglesworth conductor

    Conductor Mark Wigglesworth and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote feature in this concert.

  • Fri 17 Apr

    Music Hall, Aberdeen
    Bruckner 4 in Aberdeen
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Des Knaben Wunderhorn
      (Songs From)
    • BrucknerAnton Bruckner 1824–1896
    • Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' Symphony No. 4 in E flat major 'Romantic'
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
    • Mark Wigglesworth conductor

    Mark Wigglesworth conducts Bruckner 4.

  • Fri 17 Apr

    19:30 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    HK Gruber Presents…
    • David Matthews b.1943
    • Symphony No.8
      World Premiere: BBC Commission
    • HK Gruber b.1943
    • Concerto for Cello
    • WeillKurt Weill 1900–1950
    • Symphony No.1
    • Kurt Schwertsik b.1935
    • Baumgesänge
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • HK Gruber Conductor
    • Matthew Barley Cello

    HK Gruber presents an exciting programme of new music.

  • Fri 17 Apr

    19:30 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
    BBC Singers and Judith Weir
    • Judith Weir b.1954
    • Ave Regina Caelorum
    • Truly I Tell You
    • Kemal Yusuf
    • Psalm 91
    • Edward Rushton
    • Psalm 149
    • ByrdWilliam Byrd 1540–1623
    • Miserere mei
    • GibbonsOrlando Gibbons 1583–1625
    • O clap your hands together
    • HowellsHerbert Howells 1892–1983
    • Rhapsody IV Bene psallite in vociferatione
    • Robin Holloway b.1943
    • Three Psalms: Psalm 39
    • Cheryl Frances-Hoad b.1980
    • Psalm 1
    • Judith Weir b.1954
    • A Blue True Dream of Sky
    • The Song sung True
    • BBC Singers
    • Stephen Farr organ
    • David Hill Conductor

    Judith Weir curates a concert exploring early and contemporary Psalm settings

  • Fri 17 Apr

    19:30 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
    The Planets
    • FinziGerald Finzi 1901–1956
    • Concerto for Clarinet in C minor, Op 31
    • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
    • The Planets
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Martyn Brabbins Conductor
    • Robert Plane Clarinet

    Martyn Brabbins conducts Holst’s vivacious and powerful Planets suite

  • Sat 18 to Sun 19 Apr

    Maida Vale Studios
    Family Orchestra & Chorus

    Family Orchestra & Chorus

  • Sat 18 to Sun 19 Apr

    Maida Vale Studios
    Come and Play

    Come & Play

  • Sat 18 Apr

    19:30 St David's Hall, Cardiff
    The Planets
    • Mark Bowden
    • A Violence of Gifts
    • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
    • The Planets
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Martyn Brabbins Conductor
    • Elizabeth Atherton Soprano
    • Roderick Williams Baritone
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales

    Martyn Brabbins conducts Holst’s vivacious and powerful Planets suite

  • Tue 21 Apr

    14:00 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Afternoon with Stefan Asbury
    • RebelJean-Féry Rebel 1666–1747
    • Chaos (from Les Élémens)
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Piano Concerto in G major Concerto for Piano in G Major
    • MilhaudDarius Milhaud 1892–1974
    • La création du monde, Op 81
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Luonnotar, Op 70
    • GinasteraAlberto Ginastera 1916–1983
    • Popul Vuh
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Stefan Asbury Conductor
    • Zhang Zuo Piano
    • Gweneth-Ann Jeffers Soprano

    An afternoon of music exploring three different view points on the creation of the earth

  • Wed 22 Apr

    19:25 MediaCityUK, Salford
    John Wilson Conducts Copland
    • BernsteinLeonard Bernstein 1918–1990
    • Candide – overture Candide - overture (5 mins)
    • BarberSamuel Barber 1910–1981
    • Violin Concerto, Op 14 (23 mins)
    • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
    • Four Dance Episodes from 'Rodeo' (21 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • El salón México (11 mins)
    • Billy the Kid (suite) (22 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • John Wilson Conductor
    • Elena Urioste Violin

    John Wilson conducts an afternoon of music inspired by America.

  • Thu 23 Apr

    14:00 City Halls, Glasgow
    Mozart, Chisholm & Bartok
    • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • Idomeneo – ballet music Idomeneo, rè di Creta, Ballet Music, K 367
    • ChisholmErik Chisholm 1904–1965
    • Violin Concerto (1950)
    • INTERVAL
    • BartókBéla Bartók 1881–1945
    • Suite No.2 for small orchestra, Op.4
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Matthew Trusler violin
    • Michael Collins conductor

    Violinist Matthew Trusler and conductor Michael Collins join the BBC SSO for Afternoon Performance at City Halls

  • Fri 24 Apr

    Barbican, London
    Steven Osborne performs Beethoven
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E flat major 'Emperor', Op 73
    • Christopher Rouse b.1949
    • Prospero’s Rooms
    • LutosławskiWitold Lutosławski 1913–1994
    • Concerto for Orchestra
    • Michał Nesterowicz conductor
    • Steven Osborne piano
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Beethoven Emperor Concerto

  • Fri 24 Apr

    St Giles' Cripplegate, London
    Music from Poland

    The BBC Singers conducted by Paul Brough perform works by Polish composers.

  • Fri 24 Apr

    19:30 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Ravel and Rachmaninov
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Piano Concerto in G major Concerto for Piano in G Major
    • Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Concerto for Piano in D major for the Left Hand
    • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
    • Concerto for Piano No. 4 in G minor, Op 40
    • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Andrew Gourlay Conductor
    • Noriko Ogawa Piano
    • Martin Roscoe Piano
    • Kathryn Stott Piano
    • Peter Donohoe Piano

    Celebrate Ravel and Rachmaninov with the BBC Philharmonic and four pianists!

  • Sat 25 Apr

    15:00 BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
    BBC Symphony Chorus Concert
    • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
    • All-Night Vigil, Op 37 (60 mins)
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • Stephen Jackson Conductor

    BBC Symphony Chorus Concert: Rachmaninov Vespers

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  • Tue 28 Apr

    14:00 MediaCityUK, Salford
    Berlioz, Dukas and Poulenc
    • BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
    • Béatrice et Bénédict (8 mins)
    • DukasPaul Dukas 1865–1935
    • La Péri (17 mins)
    • PoulencFrancis Poulenc 1899–1963
    • Concerto for Piano (22 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Edward Gardner Conductor
    • Louis Lortie Piano
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