We are delighted to announce our Autumn 2021 Season of 11 concerts which feature a selection of symphonic masterpieces.

Kirill kicks off the series with a programme of Symphonic Pictures with music by Bizet and Mussorgsky; joined by pianist Louis Schwizgebel in Ravel’s capricious Concerto in G. Kirill also brings an all- American concerto and a host of symphonic gems by the great Gerrman/Austrian masters – Mozart, Schumann, Brahms and Bruckner. We are thrilled that German horn soloist Felix Klieser will be this season’s BSO Artist-in-Residence. As well as his concerto with us in November, we are working on a number of concerts and other exciting activities with him across 2022. Sunwook Kim returns with his long awaited conducting debut featuring a celebration of Beethoven, rescheduled from April 2019. We also welcome back Andrew Litton in a dance themed concert including Debussy’s Prelude à L’après-midi d’un faune and The Nutcracker, Mark Wigglesworth conducting Sibelius’ Symphony No.1 and Ryan Wigglesworth with a programme of Mozart and Dvořák. We finish this first half of the 2021/22 Season with a Christmas selection of Baroque favourites conducted by Laurence Cummings.

CLICK HERE to download a pdf of the Autumn 2021 Season leaflet

Recorded pre-concert talks will remain accessible online too; available to watch before each concert.

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Symphonic Pictures

Wednesday 6 October, 7.30pm
Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Prokofiev Autumnal Sketch
Mussorgsky (arr Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition
Kirill Karabits, Louis Schwizgebel

Born in the USA

Wednesday 13 October, 7.30pm
Copland Appalachian Spring
Barber Violin Concerto
Gershwin Catfish Row: Suite from Porgy and Bess
Kirill Karabits, Valeriy Sokolov

Beethoven with Sunwook

Wednesday 20 October, 7.30pm
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’
Beethoven Symphony No.7
Sunwook Kim

German Old Masters

Wednesday 27 October, 7.30pm
Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Propserous Voyage
Schubert Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’
Brahms Symphony No.4
James Feddeck

Crackers About Dance

Wednesday 3 November, 7.30pm
Debussy Prelude à L’après-midi d’un faune
Bizet Symphony in C
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker (Act Two)
Andrew Litton

Wigglesworth Conducts

Wednesday 10 November, 7.30pm
Mahler (orch Matthews) Nicht zu schnell
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2
Sibelius
Symphony No.1
Mark Wigglesworth, Steven Osborne

Bruckner with Kirill

Wednesday 17 November, 7.30pm
Mozart Divertimento in D
Mozart
Horn Concerto No.4
Bruckner Symphony No.0 ‘Nullte’
Kirill Karabits, Felix Klieser

Mighty Brahms

Wednesday 24 November, 7.30pm

Brahms Violin Concerto
Ho new work
Schumann Symphony No.4 (original version)
Kirill Karabits, Ning Feng

Deep Reflections

Wednesday 1 December, 7.30pm
Janáček Lachian Dances
Mozart Piano Concerto No.12 K.414
Dvořák Symphony No.7
Ryan Wigglesworth

Northern Highlights

Wednesday 8 December, 7.30pm
Sibelius Valse Triste
Grieg Piano Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No.3
Alpesh Chauhan, Alexandra Dariescu

A Baroque Christmas

Wednesday 15 December, 7.30pm
Handel, Bach and more
Laurence Cummings, Carolyn Sampson