Dr Jon James has picked some of the musical highlights of our 2019/20 season and guides us through these works, telling us about their rhythmic and harmonic nuances as well as showing us what to listen out for in the concert hall.

In this particular Meet the Music video, he discusses Symphonies No.1 to No.5 by Beethoven which, in the year of his 250th anniversary, feature across a number of our concerts. This includes our Beethoven 250 concert will be led by our Principal Conductor, Kirill Karabits, in Poole Lighthouse on 29 January, London Barbican on 1 February and Sage Gateshead on 22 February.