About the Orchestra

At the heart of British music for over 80 years, the BBC Symphony Orchestra performs an exciting, distinctive and wide-ranging season of concerts at the Barbican in its role as Associate Orchestra, offering everything from works at the heart of classical music to world premieres from today’s finest composers.

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Home:
BBC Maida Vale Studios
Main concert venue:
Barbican Hall, London
Chief Conductor:
Sakari Oramo

The BBC SO provides the backbone of the BBC Proms, performing around a dozen concerts each year, including the First and Last Nights. Strongly committed to twentieth-century and contemporary music, it has given recent premieres of works by Michael Zev Gordon, Magnus Lindberg, Thomas Adès, Charlotte Seither, Colin Matthews and Tristan Murail.

Read a full biography of the orchestra

Full list of Players

Conductors

Artist-in-Association

Get in touch

  • Tel: 020 7765 5751
  • Fax: 020 7286 3251
  • Email: mailto:bbcso@bbc.co.uk
  • Address: BBC Maida Vale Studios, Delaware Road, London, W9 2LG

Joining the orchestra

Positions within the orchestra are extremely competitive and are subject to auditions and a trial period. All vacancies are advertised on the BBC Jobs website

For further information about auditions and trials please email bbcso@bbc.co.uk