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 video, he discusses Richard Strauss’ Elektra, which will feature Catherine Foster, Susan Bullock, Allison Oakes and Andreas Bauer Kanabas in our performances led by Kirill Karabits on 18 March at Poole Lighthouse and 21 March at Symphony Hall in Birmingham.