• Fri 1 May

    21:30 City Halls, Glasgow
    Tectonics 2015: Opening Concert

    Tectonics opens with a concert in the Old Fruitmarket.

  • Sat 2 May

    14:30 Barbican, London
    Study Afternoon: Smetana’s Dalibor

    Find out more about Smetana and his opera Dalibor in a free Study Afternoon.

  • Sat 2 May

    15:30 City Halls, Glasgow
    Goodiepal

    Goodiepal will be in the Recital Room at Tectonics.

  • Sat 2 May

    16:00 City Halls, Glasgow
    Éliane Radigue: Works 1

    Éliane Radigue's works will be performed in two concerts at Tectonics.

  • Sat 2 May

    17:30 City Halls, Glasgow
    Meet the Artists 1

    Your chance to meet and hear about some of the artists involved in Day 2 of Tectonics.

  • Sat 2 May

    17:30 City Halls, Glasgow
    Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh

    Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh play a freely improvised set at Tectonics.

  • Sat 2 May

    19:00 Barbican, London
    Smetana Dalibor
    • SmetanaBedřich Smetana 1824–1884
    • Dalibor
    • Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
    • Ivan Kusnjer Vladislav, a Czech king
    • Richard Samek Dalibor, a knight
    • Aleš Voráček Vitek, a mercenary
    • Dana Burešová Milada, Sister of the Burgrave of Ploškovice
    • Alžběta Poláčková Jitka, a village maiden
    • Jan Stava Beneš, the jailor
    • Svatopluk Sem Budivoj, Commander of the castle guard
    • BBC Singers
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Kenneth Richardson Director

    A rare opportunity to hear Smetana’s masterly tragic opera Dalibor sung by a Czech cast.

  • Sat 2 May

    19:30 City Halls, Glasgow
    BBC SSO in Concert
    • Joanna Bailie
    • To be beside the seaside
      BBC Commission, World Premiere
    • Paul Newland
    • Angus Macphee
      BBC Commission, World Premiere
    • Christopher Trapani
    • Rust and Stardust
      World Premiere
    • John Croft
    • ...che notturno canta insonne
      World Premiere
    • Cassandra Miller b.1976
    • Duet for Cello and Orchestra
      World Premiere
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Charles Curtis cello
    • Ilan Volkov conductor

    The first orchestral concert of the Tectonics weekend.

  • Sat 2 May

    21:30 City Halls, Glasgow
    Late Gig

    The second day of Tectonics closes in the Old Fruitmarket.

  • Sun 3 May

    14:30 City Halls, Glasgow
    Goodiepal

    Goodiepal opens day three of Tectonics.

  • Sun 3 May

    15:00 City Halls, Glasgow
    Hild Sofie Tafjord: Mural

    Brass players from in and around Glasgow perform in Mural.

  • Sun 3 May

    16:00 City Halls, Glasgow
    Hockyfrilla, Ben Patterson & Rhodri Davies

    Hockyfrilla, Ben Patterson & Rhodri Davies perform in the Old Fruitmarket.

  • Sun 3 May

    17:30 City Halls, Glasgow
    Éliane Radigue: Works 2

    The second and final Éliane Radigue concert at Tectonics.

  • Sun 3 May

    18:45 City Halls, Glasgow
    Meet the Artists 2

    Meet the artists appearing at Tectonics.

  • Sun 3 May

    19:30 City Halls, Glasgow
    BBC SSO in Concert 2
    • Peter Ablinger
    • QUARTZ for high orchestra
      BBC Commission, World Premiere
    • Enno Poppe
    • Altbau
      UK Premiere
    • Christopher Fox/Rhodri Davies
    • Topophony
      World Premiere
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Rhodri Davies harp
    • Ilan Volkov conductor

    The final orchestral concert at Tectonics.

  • Sun 3 May

    21:00 City Halls, Glasgow
    Closing Concert

    Tectonics 2015 closes in the Old Fruitmarket.

  • Thu 7 May

    City Halls, Glasgow
    Shostakovich 15 at City Halls
    • Janáček 1854–1928
    • Sinfonietta
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings (Piano Concerto No. 1)
    • Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op 141
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Mark O'Keeffe trumpet
    • Garrick Ohlsson piano
    • Alpesh Chauhan conductor (please note change)

    Shostakovich 15

  • Thu 7 May

    19:30 Watford Colosseum, Watford
    Friday Night is Music Night: You Should Be Dancing!

    BBC Radio 2 pays tribute to some of the world’s greatest hoofers plus some memorable dance moments from the musicals and at the movies.

  • Fri 8 May

    Music Hall, Aberdeen
    Shostakovich 15 in Aberdeen
    • Janáček 1854–1928
    • Sinfonietta
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings (Piano Concerto No. 1)
    • Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op 141
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Mark O'Keeffe trumpet
    • Garrick Ohlsson piano
    • Alpesh Chauhan conductor (please note change)

    Donald Runnicles conducts Shostakovich's Symphony No.15.

  • Fri 8 May

    19:30 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Beethoven’s Fidelio
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Fidelio, Op 72
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Stuart Skelton Florestan
    • Rebecca von Lipinski Leonore
    • Andrew Greenan Don Fernando

    Join us for a concert performance of Beethoven’s only opera, ‘Fidelio’

  • Fri 8 May

    19:30 St David's Hall, Cardiff
    The Creation
    • HaydnJoseph Haydn 1732–1809
    • The Creation (Die Schöpfung)
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Stephen Layton Conductor
    • Matthew Brook Bass
    • Allan Clayton Tenor
    • Elizabeth Watts Soprano
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales

    “When I think of God, I can only write joyful music” said Joseph Haydn

  • Sat 9 May

    19:30 St Nicolas Church, Newbury
    Elgar Symphony No. 1
    • WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
    • Tannhäuser, WWV 70 - Overture
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Violin Concerto in D minor
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Symphony No. 1 in A flat major Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op 55
    • Valeriy Sokolov violinist
    • Edward Gardner conductor
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra for Elgar's Symphony No. 1 and Wagner's Overture Tannhäuser, and Valeriy Sokolov joins for Sibelius's Violin Concerto.

  • Mon 11 May

    19:30 St Paul's Knightsbridge, London
    Polychoral Music
    • HarrisWilliam Henry Harris 1883–1973
    • Faire is the heaven
    • Bring us, O Lord
    • GibbonsOrlando Gibbons 1583–1625
    • O clap your hands together
    • TomkinsThomas Tomkins 1572–1656
    • O praise the Lord all ye heathen
    • TavenerJohn Tavener 1944–2013
    • Two Hymns to the Mother of God
    • Sally Beamish b.1956
    • Shadow and Silver
    • PhilipsPeter Philips 1560–1628
    • Ave Jesu Christe
    • Ecce vicit leo
    • StanfordCharles Villiers Stanford 1852–1924
    • Magnificat in B flat major, Op 164
    • BBC Singers
    • Andrew Carwood Conductor

    The BBC Singers present an evening of English polychoral music

  • Tue 12 May

    19:30 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Live in Concert with Christoph König
    • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
    • Violin Concerto in D major
    • SukJosef Suk 1874–1935
    • Asrael Symphony, Op 27 (Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Asrael')
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Christoph König Conductor
    • Esther Yoo Violin

    Live in Concert with Christoph König

  • Thu 14 May

    City Halls, Glasgow
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream at City Halls
    • BerioLuciano Berio 1925–2003
    • Ritirata Notturna di Madrid (after Boccherini)
    • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
    • Concerto for Piano No. 21 in C major, K 467
    • MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn 1809–1847
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61
      (Incidental Music)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Katherine Broderick soprano
    • Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano
    • Les Sirenes
    • Markus Stenz conductor
    • Alexander Gavrylyuk piano (please note change to originally advertised artist)

    Markus Stenz conducts Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • Thu 14 May

    11:30 MediaCityUK Salford
    Meet the Phil
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Mother Goose, suite (Ma mère l'oye, suite)
    • BBC Philharmonic

    Meet the Phil offers students at Key Stage 3, GCSE, A/S and A2 level, the opportunity of visiting MCUK and listening to the orchestra in rehearsal. Following the rehearsal there is a Q & A session in which students have the opportunity to meet players, conductors, producers, composers and BBC management staff and ask them questions about their work

  • Fri 15 May

    Barbican, London
    Sir Andrew Davis conducts Bliss
    • BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
    • The Trojans - Royal Hunt and Storm
    • La mort de Cléopâtre
    • BlissArthur Bliss 1891–1975
    • Morning Heroes
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • The BBC Symphony Chorus
    • Sir Andrew Davis Conductor
    • Sarah Connolly Mezzo-soprano
    • Samuel West Orator

    Berlioz and Arthur Bliss reflect on violence and its aftermath across the centuries.

  • Fri 15 May

    14:00 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
    BBC Singers: Duruflé and Poulenc
    • PoulencFrancis Poulenc 1899–1963
    • Litanies à la Vierge noire
    • Quatre petites prières de Saint François d'Assise
    • DurufléMaurice Duruflé 1902–1986
    • Requiem, Op 9
    • BBC Singers
    • David Hill conductor
    • Iain Farrington organ
    • Susan Monks cello

    The BBC Singers perform Duruflé's choral masterpiece, the Requiem, in a concert of French twentieth century works all inspired by medieval chant and plainsong.

  • Fri 15 May

    19:30 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
    Vive La Swansea
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Boléro
    • LaloEdouard Lalo 1823–1892
    • Symphonie espagnole, Op 21
    • Saint-SaënsCamille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921
    • Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ'
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Xian Zhang Conductor
    • Chloë Hanslip Violin
    • Thomas Trotter Organ

    Chloë Hanslip returns to the Orchestra alongside conductor Xian Zhang

  • Fri 15 May

    19:30 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Yan Pascal Tortelier and Olivier Charlier
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Mother Goose (ballet) (Ma mère l'oye (ballet))
    • Henri Dutilleux b.1916
    • Sur la même accord
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Tzigane
    • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
    • Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Yan Pascal Tortelier Conductor
    • Olivier Charlier Violin

    Yan Pascal Tortelier returns to Manchester for this exuberant concert.

  • Tue 19 May

    14:45 MediaCityUK Salford
    Meet the Phil
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 5 in C minor (First Movement).
    • GriegEdvard Grieg 1843–1907
    • In the Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt).
    • BBC Philharmonic

    Our scheme for Key Stage 2 pupils.

  • Wed 20 May

    19:30 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
    BBC Singers: Spiral Mass
    • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
    • Jubilate in C
    • Judith Bingham b.1952
    • The Spirit of Truth
    • Guy Bovet b.1942
    • Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt
    • Daniel Saleeb b.1985
    • Toccata on 'Erhalt'uns, Herr, bei deinem wort'
    • Nico Muhly b.1981
    • Weltlich 'Ehr und zeitlich Gut
    • Spiral Mass
    • PostonElizabeth Poston 1905–1987
    • Jesus Christ, the apple tree
    • BrittenBenjamin Britten 1913–1976
    • Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria
    • Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30
    • Richard Blackford b.1954
    • Within the seed
    • BBC Singers
    • Nicholas Kok conductor
    • James McVinnie organ
    • Sara Mohr-Pietsch presenter

    Join the BBC Singers for a concert of modern choral works which cast a glance towards the music of the past.

  • Thu 21 May

    10:00 MediaCityUK, Salford
    Open rehearsal - Brahms
    • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
    • Symphony No. 2 in D major Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 (43 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Andrew Gourlay Conductor

    Join us for an open rehearsal as Andrew Gourlay conducts Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns & Brahms

  • Fri 22 May

    19:30 Huddersfield Town Hall
    Invitation to Dream
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Serenade in C major, Op 48 (29 mins)
    • Saint-SaënsCamille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921
    • Concerto for Cello No. 1 in A minor, Op 33 (20 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
    • Symphony No. 2 in D major Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 (43 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Andrew Gourlay Conductor
    • Guy Johnston Cello

    Andrew Gourlay conducts the BBC Philharmonic at Huddersfield Town Hall

  • Fri 22 May

    19:30 Dorchester Abbey
    English Music Festival
    • ParryHubert Parry 1848–1918
    • Jerusalem
    • ArnellRichard Arnell 1917–2009
    • Overture 'The New Age'
    • Brian 1876–1972
    • Third English Suite
    • Butterworth/Yates
    • Fantasia for Orchestra
    • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • Bucolic Suite
    • FinziGerald Finzi 1901–1956
    • Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op 40
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • Raphael Wallfisch cello
    • Martin Yates Conductor

    Cellist Raphael Wallfisch joins the orchestra at the Engish Music Festival

  • Sat 23 May

    Barbican, London
    Sakari Oramo conducts Nielsen 6
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • Tapiola Tapiola, Op 112
    • RachmaninovSergey Rachmaninov 1873–1943
    • Concerto for Piano No. 4 in G minor, Op 40
    • FouldsJohn Foulds 1880–1939
    • April - England, Op 48.1
    • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
    • Symphony No. 6 'Sinfonia semplice', FS116
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Sakari Oramo Conductor
    • Denis Kozhukhin Piano

    The final instalment of our Nielsen cycle with the composer's sixth symphony.

  • Sun 24 May

    19:30 Perth Concert Hall
    The BBC Philharmonic at The Perth Festival
    • TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
    • Serenade in C major, Op 48 (29 mins)
    • HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel 1778–1837
    • Concerto for Trumpet in E major (18 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 7 in A major Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op 92 (36 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Andrew Gourlay Conductor
    • Tine Thing Helseth Trumpet

    Andrew Gourlay conducts the BBC Philharmonic with Tine Thing Helseth at The Perth Festival

  • Sat 30 May

    19:30 Leeds Town Hall
    The BBC Philharmonic at Leeds Town Hall
    • BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
    • Benvenuto Cellini, Op 23 (10 mins)
    • RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Piano Concerto in G major Concerto for Piano in G Major (22 mins)
    • Boléro (14 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
    • Belshazzar's Feast (34 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Simon Wright Conductor
    • Louis Schwizgebel Piano
    • Leeds Festival Chorus Chorus
    • Leeds Philharmonic Chorus Chorus

    Berlioz, Ravel and Walton

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