Event Listings

All of our upcoming events are listed below in date order. To filter the list, please choose one of the following options:

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Mahler: Symphony No. 3
BBC Philharmonic
Mahler: Symphony No. 3


Juanjo Mena conductor | Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano | BBC National Chorus of Wales (ladies) | The Boy & Girl Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral

Mahler Symphony No. 3 (95’)

Sunday 24 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


John Storgårds conductor/violin | John Bradbury clarinet | Peter Dixon cello | Martin Roscoe piano | Soile Isokoski soprano | Stephen Richardson bass-baritone

Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time (48’) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 (57’)

Friday 6 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


Nicholas Collon conductor | James Ehnes violin

Stravinsky Apollo (30’) | Sibelius Six Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra (21’) | Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments (10’) | Beethoven Symphony No. 5 (30’)

Saturday 21 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


Simone Young conductor | Jonathan Biss piano

Brett Dean Testament (15’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 (32’) | Sally Beamish Piano Concerto No. 3, ‘City Stanzas’ (15’) | Elgar 'Enigma' Variations (30’)

Saturday 4 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


Ludovic Morlot conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

Arlene Sierra Nature Symphony (20’) (world premiere) | Bartók Piano Concerto No. 1 (23’) | Dvorák Symphony No. 8 (38’)

Saturday 25 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


Juanjo Mena conductor | Renaud Capuçon violin

Rodion Shchedrin Dialogues with Shostakovich (17’) (UK premiere) | Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 (36’) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 15 (45’) |

Saturday 9 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


Edward Gardner conductor | Louis Lortie piano

Smetana ‘The Bartered Bride’ - Overture (7’) | Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 4 (25’) | Saint-Saëns Rhapsodie d’Auvergne (9’) Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm (from ‘The Trojans’) (10’) | Janácek Sinfonietta (25’)

Friday 12 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


Sir Andrew Davis conductor | Kathryn Stott piano

Elgar Overture 'Cockaigne' (‘In London Town’) (15’) | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 (27’) | Sibelius Symphony No. 1 (35’)

Saturday 27 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


John Storgårds conductor | Peter Donohoe piano | Joshua Ellicott tenor

Schuller Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee (21’) | Ives Central Park in the Dark (9’) | Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (16’) | George Walker Lilacs (16’) (UK premiere) | Antheil Symphony No. 6, 'After Delacroix’(26)

Saturday 10 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


John Storgårds conductor | Colin Currie percussion

Simon Holt a table of noises (28’) | Mahler Symphony No. 7 (79’) |

Saturday 17 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


Ben Gernon conductor | Richard Goode piano

Anna Clyne This Midnight Hour (12’) (UK premiere) | Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 (30’) | Mahler Symphony No. 1 (50’)

Saturday 3 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


John Wilson conductor | Andrew Haveron violin

Copland Appalachian Spring – suite (24’) | Korngold Violin Concerto (24’) | Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5 (39’)

Saturday 24 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


Juanjo Mena conductor | Alban Gerhardt cello | Manchester Chamber Choir (ladies)

Tchaikovsky The Voyevoda (12’) | Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 (31’) | Ginastera Panambí (38’)

Saturday 14 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


Clemens Schuldt conductor | Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Strauss Death and Transfiguration (26’) | Mark Simpson Cello Concerto (20’) (world premiere) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 (31’)

Saturday 21 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


Ben Gernon conductor | Stefan Dohr horn

Wagner Rienzi Overture (14’) | Wolfgang Rihm Horn Concerto (21’) (UK premiere) | Weber, orch. Berlioz Invitation to the Dance (10’) | Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (37’)

Saturday 12 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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BBC Philharmonic


Vassily Sinaisky conductor | Tasmin Little violin

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 (25’) | Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony (57’) |

Saturday 19 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic Family Concert</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic Family Concert


Bring the whole family to The Bridgewater Hall to experience the excitement and exhilaration of a full symphony orchestra. The annual family concert features orchestral favourites and many musical surprises.

Saturday 26 May 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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Albéniz/Falla
BBC Philharmonic
Albéniz/Falla


Juanjo Mena conductor | Martin Roscoe piano

Albéniz The Magic Opal - Overture (9’) | Albéniz, orch. Enescu Rapsodia española (13’) | Falla La vida breve (64’)

Saturday 9 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall