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BBC Symphony Orchestra

BBC Singers, BBCSO, Litton, Barbican Hall

The problem with programming Charles Ives’s Fourth Symphony - and only the very bold and resourceful and/or the BBC are ever likely to do so - is that it eclipses everything, and I mean everything, in its proximity.

BBC Proms 2014 - Royal Albert Hall

The BBC Proms return for another year with another fantastic line up. Some of this year's highlights include performances from the Military Wives Choir and the Pet Shop Boys.

Birtwistle at 80 - The Barbican

Harrison Birtwistle has created some of the most inventive and memorable music of the late 20th and 21st centuries. We celebrate his 80th birthday with performances including Gawain, Yan Tan Tethera and Earth Dances.

Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85 - Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op. - Jean-Guihen Queyras

Composed 40 years apart, these two masterpieces from either side of the turn of the last century offer, in their intrinsic contradictions, a fascinating mirror effect. Thus the profound nostalgia of Sir Edward Elgar s Concerto stands revealed in its light

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Deneve - The Barbican

To crown our opera theme this season, we present Ravel’s fantastical opera L’enfant et les sortilèges, in a specially devised concert version using live film, and performed by talented young singers from the Royal Academy of Music with Stéphane Den