• Fri 6 Jan

    13:55 MediaCityUK, Salford
    Brahms and Schoenberg
    • Johannes Brahms 1833–1897
    • Academic Festival Overture Academic Festival Overture Also known as: Academic Festival Overture, Op 80 (10 mins)
    • Arnold Schoenberg 1874–1951
    • Six Songs, Op 8 (25 mins)
    • Johannes Brahms 1833–1897
    • Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor
      (orch. Schoenberg) (40 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Martyn Brabbins conductor
    • Susan Bullock soprano

    The orchestra are joined by conductor Martyn Brabbins, soprano Susan Bullock and presenter Tom Redmond for a live BBC Radio 3 broadcast

  • Fri 6 Jan

    19:30 Southbank Centre, London
    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver with Bernard Herrmann’s score performed live by BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Robert Ziegler.

  • Sat 7 Jan

    14:30 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
    Music for Epiphany
    • Jan Sandström b.1954
    • Gloria
    • Oskar Lindberg 1887–1955
    • Stjärntändningen
    • Knut Nystedt 1915–2014
    • O Crux
    • Anders Hillborg b.1954
    • Muoyiyaoum
    • Wilhelm Stenhammar 1871–1927
    • Tre körvisor
    • Einojuhani Rautavaara 1928–2016
    • Suite de Lorca
    • Hugo Alfvén 1872–1960
    • Uti vår hage
    • BBC Singers
    • Sofi Jeannin conductor

    Swedish conductor and Music Director of the Choir of Radio France, Sofi Jeannin makes her debut with BBC Singers. Fittingly, Jeannin presents a programme of Scandinavian music for the Feast of Epiphany.

  • Sat 7 Jan

    18:00 Barbican, London
    Journey Through Music: The Soundworld of Central Europe

    Bring your family along to this fun interactive workshop and receive concert tickets for just £5

  • Wed 11 Jan

    19:30 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
    Discovering Shostakovich
    • Dmitri Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No 8 in C minor Symphony No 8 in C minor Also known as: Symphony No 8 in C minor, Op 65
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Nicholas Collon Conductor
    • Stephen Johnson Presenter

    Tonight’s focus is Shostakovich – as the BBC Philharmonic unleash his Eighth Symphony

  • Wed 11 Jan

    19:30 Watford Colosseum, Watford
    Friday Night is Music Night: John Williams's 85th Birthday

    Film critic Mark Kermode presents a special concert to celebrate the 85th birthday of composer John Williams.

  • Fri 13 Jan

    14:30 BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
    Michael Collins performs 'Gnarly Buttons'
    • John Adams b.1947
    • Gnarly Buttons
    • George Gershwin 1898–1937
    • An American in Paris
    • Modest Mussorgsky 1839–1881
    • A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Michael Collins clarinet/director

    Clarinettist and conductor Michael Collins directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra and is the soloist in John Adams’s vibrant clarinet concerto, Gnarly Buttons.

  • Fri 13 Jan

    19:30 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    New Perspectives
    • Maurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Noctuelles (arr. Stucky) Noctuelles (arr. Stucky) Also known as: Miroirs (Noctuelles) (arr. Steven Stucky)
    • Oiseaux tristes (arr. C. Matthews) Oiseaux tristes (arr. C. Matthews) Also known as: Miroirs (Oiseaux tristes) (arr. Colin Matthews)
    • La vallée des cloches (arr. C. Matthews) La vallée des cloches (arr. C. Matthews) Also known as: Miroirs (La vallée des cloches) (arr. Colin Matthews)
      World Premiere
    • Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
    • Dmitri Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No 8 in C minor Symphony No 8 in C minor Also known as: Symphony No 8 in C minor, Op 65
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Nicholas Collon conductor
    • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

    Radiant Ravel Ravel, arr. Steven Stucky - Noctuelles Ravel, arr. Colin Matthews - Oiseaux tristes (5') Ravel, arr. Colin Matthews - Vallée des cloches (world premiere) Ravel - Piano Concerto for Left Hand Shostakovich - Symphony No. 8

  • Fri 13 Jan

    19:30 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Great Brits 1
    • David Sawer b.1961
    • the greatest happiness principle
    • Howard Skempton b.1947
    • Lento
    • Michael Nyman b.1944
    • Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings
    • Charlie Barber
    • Shut Up and Dance
    • Gavin Bryars b.1943
    • Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Clark Rundell Conductor
    • Mahan Esfahani Harpsichord
  • Sat 14 Jan

    19:30 Glasgow City Halls
    Hear and Now - Birtwistle’s The Last Supper
    • Sir Harrison Birtwistle b.1934
    • The Last Supper
      (semi-staged performance) Text: Robin Blaser (110 mins)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Roderick Williams baritone - Christ
    • Daniel Norman tenor - Judas (please note change to originally advertised artist)
    • Susan Bickley soprano - Ghost (please note change to originally advertised artist)
    • William Towers counter-tenor - Little James
    • Bernhard Landauer counter-tenor - James
    • Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts tenor - Thomas
    • Alexander Sprague tenor - Andrew
    • Philip Sheffield tenor - Simon (please note change to originally advertised artist)
    • Andrew Tortise tenor - Bartholomew
    • Marcus Farnsworth baritone - Philip
    • Benedict Nelson baritone - John
    • Toby Girling Matthew - bass-baritone
    • Matthew Brook bass - Thaddaeus
    • Edward Grint bass baritone - Peter
    • BBC Singers
    • Sound Intermedia sound design
    • Victoria Newlyn director
    • Martyn Brabbins conductor

    Martyn Brabbins conducts Sir Harrison Birtwistle's The Last Supper at City Halls

  • Sat 14 Jan

    19:30 Chichester Festival Theatre
    Classical Contrasts
    • Maurice Ravel 1875–1937
    • Le tombeau de Couperin
    • Antonin Dvorak 1841–1904
    • Symphony No 7 in D minor Symphony No 7 in D minor Also known as: Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70
    • Will Todd b.1970
    • Concerto for Emma
    • Paul Reade 1943–1997
    • The Victorian Kitchen Garden
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • Jaime Martin conductor
    • Emma Johnson clarinet

    A concert showcasing two very different musical portraits of the English landscape.

  • Sun 15 to Sat 28 Jan

    Barbican, London
    BBC SO Total Immersion: Philip Glass

    Join BBC Proms Inspire for a special project this coming January. We’re opening up limited places to an exciting project to mark the BBC SO's celebration of Philip Glass on 28 January.

  • Thu 19 Jan

    19:30 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
    Celtic Connections - Laura Marling

    Laura Marling joins the BBC SSO for Celtic Connections

  • Fri 20 Jan

    19:30 The Sands Centre, Carlisle
    Wagner, Dvořák & Elgar
    • Richard Wagner 1813–1883
    • Tristan and Isolde – Prelude, Act 1 (11 mins)
    • Antonin Dvorak 1841–1904
    • Cello Concerto in B minor Cello Concerto in B minor Also known as: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104 (40 mins)
    • Edward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Falstaff Falstaff Also known as: Falstaff, Op 68 (37 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Andrew Davis Conductor
    • Leonard Elschenbroich Cello

    Conductor Sir Andrew Davis is joined by cellist Leonard Elschenbroich for an evening of music from Wagner, Dvořák & Elgar

  • Sat 21 Jan

    19:30 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Lovers and Rogues
    • Richard Wagner 1813–1883
    • Tristan and Isolde – Prelude, Act 1
    • Edvard Grieg 1843–1907
    • Piano Concerto in A minor Piano Concerto in A minor Also known as: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
    • Edward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Falstaff Falstaff Also known as: Falstaff, Op 68
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Sir Andrew Davis conductor
    • Javier Perianes piano

    Fantastical Falstaff Wagner - Tristan and Isolde - Prelude to Act I Grieg - Piano Concerto Elgar - Falstaff

  • Sat 21 Jan

    19:30 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
    Mahler 6
    • Anton Bruckner 1824–1896
    • Ave Maria (1861 setting)
    • Christus factus est (1884 setting)
    • Os justi
    • Locus iste
    • Gustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Symphony No 6 in A minor
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales Choir
    • Adrian Partington Conductor
    • Thomas Søndergård Conductor

    Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård continues his exploration of Mahler’s symphonies.

  • Wed 25 Jan

    10:00 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Radio Cymru: Open Day - Diolch o Galon

    BBC Radio Cymru invites you to a day of spectacular music at BBC Hoddinott Hall as part of a year of celebrations marking the station's 40th anniversary. This event is free and open to all between 10am - 5pm.

    Free Open to all between 10am - 5pm.
  • Thu 26 Jan

    14:00 MediaCityUK, Salford
    The Red Brick Studio Sessions: Anders Hillborg
    • Anders Hillborg b.1954
    • Eleven Gates (19 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • Eleven Gates
      Repeated
    • lontana in sonno (15 mins)
    • King Tide (13 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Clark Rundell conductor
    • Ruby Hughes soprano

    Soprano Ruby Hughes joins the orchestra this afternoon for the first Red Brick Sessions of 2017

    Apply for Tickets Applications open 9 - 15 January
  • Thu 26 Jan

    19:30 Glasgow City Halls
    Isserlis Plays Dvořák
    • Antonin Dvorak 1841–1904
    • Cello Concerto in B minor Cello Concerto in B minor Also known as: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104 (40 mins)
    • INTERVAL
    • Edward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Symphony No 1 in A flat major Symphony No 1 in A flat major Also known as: Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55 (51 mins)
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • Steven Isserlis cello
    • Thomas Dausgaard conductor

    Steven Isserlis performs Dvořák’s Cello Concerto at City Halls

  • Fri 27 Jan

    14:00 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Welsh Foundations 3
    • William Mathias 1934–1992
    • Laudi Laudi Also known as: Laudi, Op 62
    • Daniel Jones 1912–1993
    • Violin Concerto
    • Gareth Glyn b.1951
    • Gododdin
    • Alun Hoddinott 1929–2008
    • Symphony no. 2, op. 29
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Rumon Gamba Conductor
    • Jack Liebeck Violin
  • Sat 28 Jan

    11:00 Barbican, London
    An introduction to Philip Glass

    An introduction to the life and work of American minimalist composer Philip Glass.

  • Sat 28 Jan

    13:00 Milton Court Concert Hall
    Guildhall New Music Ensemble perform Philip Glass

    The Guildhall New Music Ensemble presents repertoire championed by the Philip Glass Ensemble.

  • Sat 28 Jan

    15:00 Barbican, London
    'Koyaanisqatsi' with original score by Philip Glass

    Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass's 1982 environmental cinematic masterpiece

  • Sat 28 Jan

    17:30 Milton Court Concert Hall
    A cappella music by Philip Glass
    • Philip Glass b.1937
    • Three Songs for Chorus a Cappella
    • Terry Riley b.1935
    • Mexico City Blues
    • Nico Muhly b.1981
    • I Cannot Attain Unto It
    • Michael Nyman b.1944
    • Miserere (from The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover)
    • Nico Muhly b.1981
    • Three Moon Songs
    • Philip Glass b.1937
    • Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 3
    • BBC Singers
    • Tecwyn Evans conductor

    A programme of a cappella music by Philip Glass, the composers of his circle and his followers, including Terry Riley and Nico Muhly.

  • Sat 28 Jan

    18:45 Barbican, London
    Free Performance

    The culmination of a BBC Symphony Orchestra learning project based on the music of Philip Glass.

    Free
  • Sat 28 Jan

    19:15 Barbican, London
    Pre-concert talk

    An introduction to the music in the BBC SO's all-Glass evening concert.

    Free
  • Sat 28 Jan

    20:00 Barbican, London
    Katia and Marielle Labèque perform Philip Glass
    • Philip Glass b.1937
    • Akhnaten: Act I. Prelude
    • Concerto for Two Pianos
      UK premiere
    • Itaipu
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Marin Alsop Conductor
    • Katia Labèque piano
    • Marielle Labèque piano
    • BBC Symphony Chorus

    Marin Alsop conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in an all-Glass programme, including the UK premiere of his Concerto, written for renowned piano duo and siblings, Katia and Marielle Labèque.

  • Sun 29 Jan

    19:30 Barbican, London
    The Visitors with live orchestral accompaniment

    The first UK screening of the trance-like film Visitors with Philip Glass's score performed live

  • Mon 30 Jan

    10:00 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Composition: Wales - Open Workshop

    Come and hear the latest in composition in Wales

    Book Tickets
  • Tue 31 Jan

    13:55 MediaCityUK, Salford
    Foulds, Bridge, Walton & Arnold
    • John Foulds 1880–1939
    • Le Cabaret Overture
    • Frank Bridge 1879–1941
    • Summer (10 mins)
    • William Walton 1902–1983
    • Violin Concerto (30 mins)
    • Malcolm Arnold 1921–2006
    • Electra (15 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Ben Gernon conductor
    • Alexandra Wood violin
    • Tom Redmond presenter

    The first instalment of Ben Gernon's week with the orchestra begins with today's live BBC Radio 3 broadcast

    Apply for Tickets Applications open 16 - 22 January