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The 2018/19 Season
The BBC Philharmonic welcomes you to its 2018/19 Bridgewater Hall season
Reflect and Reimagine Mark Simpson. We also perform all three of Walton’s and both of Elgar’s concertos for string instruments. Placing the familiar alongside the new, with adventurous and sometimes surprising programming, I look forward to sharing this season with you.
This season we reimagine the orchestral experience through our programming and presentation whilst celebrating Manchester as a destination for world class talent in a season of core orchestral classics alongside neglected repertoire with some of the best contemporary music. We are proud of the way we collaborate with colleagues and this season we are working both with The Bridgewater Hall, co-promoting the Symphonic Cinema concert in January and with the Hallé, who include one of our concerts in their subscription season. Another important partner for us is BBC Research & Development with whom we launch Philharmonic Lab. Throughout the season there are English concertos, some very familiar and others less so, including a new clarinet concerto by, and for, Composer in Association
Simon Webb is General Manager of the BBC Philharmonic
Philharmonic Lab is a new initiative where, working with our colleagues in BBC Research & Development, we will ensure that we remain at the vanguard, introducing these developments to you, our Manchester audience, first. The pricing and seating areas are included in this brochure. Look for the Philharmonic Lab symbol on the seating plan. And please keep your phone on silent!
This season we launch Philharmonic Lab, exploring ways to bring new music to new audiences through new technology in the concert hall, through broadcasts and online. In The Bridgewater Hall there will be designated Philharmonic Lab areas where audience members can access information about the music during the concert, synchronised to the music as it is performed. Yes - we are asking people in these areas of the hall to keep their phones on during these concerts. We appreciate this may not suit everyone and so have selected areas which are not overlooked by those of us who may prefer the more traditional concert experience. The BBC Philharmonic has always taken risks and dared to reimagine the orchestral experience for new generations. 3
Looking ahead The BBC Philharmonic’s commitment to new music is stronger than ever – and this season features a wealth of work by some of the most gifted and original minds in contemporary music. Finnish pioneer Kaija Saariaho joins us on 26 Oct for a concert focused on her extraordinary music, while Oliver Knussen features as both composer and conductor on 9 Mar. The season also includes major works by living composers such as Sir James MacMillan (2 May), Thomas Adès (6 Apr) and Valentin Silvestrov (23 Feb) – and brand-new music, commissioned and premiered by the orchestra, from three great British composers: Robin Holloway (23 Feb), Martin Suckling (9 Mar) and BBC Philharmonic Composer in Association Mark Simpson (15 Jun).
The BBC Philharmonic and Chief Guest Conductor John Storgårds open the new season with a true Italian job. William Walton’s rhapsodic Cello Concerto, performed here by Norwegian virtuoso Truls Mørk, seems to pay homage to our green and pleasant land – but it was actually written when this proudly English composer lived on the Italian island of Ischia. It’s a similar story for Sibelius’s Second Symphony, long thought a tribute to his native Finland but influenced by and written in Italy. As for Respighi’s cherished tribute to the Eternal City, its inspiration has never been in doubt.
Truls Mørk – cello John Storgårds – conductor
Saturday 6 October 2018, 7.30pm
Saturday 13 October 2018, 7.30pm
Mozart Symphony No. 36 (‘Linz’)(29’) Wagner Die Walküre – Act I (67’)
Stravinsky Funeral Song (11’) Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor (27’) Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 (44’)
Omer Meir Wellber has established himself among the world’s top-tier conductors of both orchestral and operatic music. Both specialities will be on show in his first ever concert at The Bridgewater Hall, in which Wellber will conduct a stellar cast of singers for a concert performance of the first act of Wagner’s mighty Die Walküre. It’s preceded by Mozart’s ‘Linz’ Symphony, written to order in just four days for a wealthy Austrian count who hopefully appreciated the level of genius that involved.
A memorial tribute to his teacher, Russian composer Nikolay RimskyKorsakov, Stravinsky’s Funeral Song died an unexpected death when its score went missing soon after its 1909 premiere. Three years ago, it turned up in a St Petersburg archive – and tonight it will be performed in Manchester for the first time. Every concert violinist has Mendelssohn’s enduring E minor Violin Concerto in their armoury, but it takes a talent as special as Carolin Widmann to really make it sing. To close, Ben Gernon, the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor, directs Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Fifth Symphony.
Christiane Libor – Sieglinde Guy Mannheim – Siegmund Brindley Sherratt – Hunding Omer Meir Wellber – conductor
Carolin Widmann – violin Ben Gernon – conductor
6.30pm. Omer Meir Wellber gives an introduction to this evening’s performance.
Carolin Widmann, credit: Lennard Rühle
Omer Meir Wellber, credit: Wilfried Hösl
John Storgårds, credit: Marco Borggreve
Join us at 6.15pm for Journey Through Music. See page 20 for details.
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin (18’) Elgar Cello Concerto (27’) Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version) (34’)
Born in Helsinki and based in Paris, Kaija Saariaho is one of modern music’s most daring and brilliant voices. Saariaho will be joining us in person for this concert featuring two of her compositions, both written in the past decade: Earth’s Shadows, a lush yet elemental work featuring fellow Finn Jan Lehtola on the mighty Bridgewater Hall organ, and Laterna magica, a majestic sound-world of light and shade that takes its title from the autobiography of film director Ingmar Bergman. Nestled in between are two dramatic works by another superb orchestral colourist: Hector Berlioz.
Crowned BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016, Sheku Kanneh-Mason balances studies at the Royal Academy of Music with a fast-rising professional career. Tonight, the captivating 19-year-old prodigy turns his attention to the most treasured cello concerto of all: Elgar’s intimate yet immense memorial for a world changed beyond measure by the Great War, performed in the month marking the centenary of the Armistice. Joana Carneiro pairs it with two works from the same era: Ravel’s wartime suite, which finds light in darkness, and Stravinsky’s electrifying ballet.
Jan Lehtola – organ Karen Cargill – mezzo-soprano Ludovic Morlot – conductor
6.30pm. Pre-concert performance. Students from the RNCM perform works by Kaija Saariaho.
War is over The First World War changed the lives of millions beyond recognition – and two concerts commemorate the centenary of the Armistice which, on 11 November 1918, brought this devastating conflict to a close. Edward Elgar took a panoramic view of the post-war world in his heartrending Cello Concerto (1 Nov), while other composers drew on more deeply personal connections to the conflict: Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin (1 Nov) and Herbert Howells’s Elegy (16 Nov) both pay moving tribute to friends who died on the battlefields. There is also music by a composer who lost his life fighting for his country – German composer Rudi Stephan (16 Nov), shot and killed during conflict in 1915.
Friday 16 November 2018, 7.30pm
Saturday 8 December 2018, 7.30pm
Saturday 19 January 2019, 7.30pm
Stephan Music for Orchestra (1912) (19’) Walton Viola Concerto (26’) Howells Elegy (9’) Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 (25’)
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 (38’) Holst The Planets (49’)
In 1915 Rudi Stephan’s promising career was cut brutally short when a sniper shot and killed the 28-year-old German composer on the Eastern Front. A rarity well worth reviving in a second concert reflecting on the Armistice, Stephan’s Music for Orchestra (1912) opens a concert that also features Herbert Howells’s moving tribute to Francis Purcell Warren, a fellow composer who died on the battlefield a year later, and Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony, a profoundly brave riposte to Stalin, written as the Second World War drew to a close. Lawrence Power takes the spotlight in Walton’s haunting Viola Concerto.
Stravinsky The Firebird (45’) Ravel Daphnis and Chloe – Suites 1 & 2 (30’)
In the mountain range of piano concertos, Rachmaninov’s Third is the Everest – intense and immense, technically demanding and emotionally overpowering. Few pianists prove equal to the task – but, as his acclaimed performance of the work at the BBC Proms last year made clear, Alexander Gavrylyuk is more than a match for it. Vassily Sinaisky follows it with another work of great breadth and popularity: Holst’s rousing orchestral journey through our solar system, first performed in 1918.
The BBC Philharmonic in association with The Bridgewater Hall presents a very special event marrying sound with vision, bringing classic works by two of the 20th century’s greatest composers to vivid musical and cinematic life. Ben Gernon conducts the orchestra in Igor Stravinsky’s breathtaking ballet and two evocative suites by Maurice Ravel – with all three works accompanied by specially created dramatic films, edited live by director and ‘image soloist’ Lucas van Woerkum to ensure perfect harmony between the sounds of the orchestra and the pictures on the big screen.
Alexander Gavrylyuk – piano Manchester Chamber Choir (ladies) Vassily Sinaisky – conductor
Lucas van Woerkum – film director Ben Gernon – conductor This concert is a co-promotion with The Bridgewater Hall. Pricing, seating plan and ticket bands will be set by The Bridgewater Hall. This concert is not included in the BBC Philharmonic Series subscription package.
Moritz Gnann, credit: Simon Pauly
6.30pm. Pre-concert talk with Moritz Gnann, Lawrence Power and Stephen Walton of Imperial War Museums.
Several concerts translate stage works to the concert hall – with all their drama intact. On 19 Jan, Symphonic Cinema pairs landmark ballet scores by Stravinsky and Ravel not with dance but with dazzling dramatic films by Lucas van Woerkum, edited live to ensure synchronicity between the orchestra and the big screen above. Meanwhile, two other evenings offer concert performances of classic Romantic operas: as well as Act I of Wagner’s Die Walküre (6 Oct), the BBC Philharmonic will be marking the 150th anniversary of Hector Berlioz’s death with a complete concert performance of his vibrant opera Béatrice et Bénédict (16 Feb).
Mozart could turn his hand to more or less anything, but this greatest of musical all-rounders was something of a piano-concerto specialist – in no small part because he was himself a tremendous pianist. His 25th, performed for us by the outstanding Paul Lewis, is among his most elegant and expressive. Just the second orchestral work completed by Igor Stravinsky, the sparkling Scherzo fantastique is full of verve and wonder. Its joyous energy stands in contrast to Tchaikovsky’s turbulent Fourth Symphony, written during a particularly choppy period in the composer’s always complicated love life.
Saturday 16 February 2019, 7.30pm
Saturday 23 February 2019, 7.30pm
Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict (130’)
Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale (17’) Robin Holloway Trumpet Concerto (world premiere) (25’) Valentin Silvestrov Symphony No. 5 (47’)
As merry as the day is long, Hector Berlioz’s captivating comic opera is one of the most joyful operatic translations of Shakespeare from page to stage. Béatrice et Bénédict slims down the plot of Much Ado About Nothing to focus on the will-they-won’tthey romance between the title characters, whose attraction to each other is the living, breathing antithesis of love at first sight. Can the two bickering marital sceptics make peace – and love – with each other long enough to tie the knot? Ludovic Morlot – like Berlioz, a Frenchman – is tonight’s conductor.
Robin Holloway is one of this country’s finest living composers, a restless and uncategorisable writer of music in a wealth of styles. To celebrate the composer’s 75th birthday, Håkan Hardenberger joins John Storgårds and the orchestra for the world premiere of Holloway’s first trumpet concerto. The concert opens with a gloriously melodic but little-performed work by Schumann, a longtime favourite of Holloway, and ends with the extraordinary sound-world of Valentin Silvestrov’s Fifth Symphony – luminous, beautiful and utterly transcendent.
Daniela Mack – Béatrice TBC – Bénédict Crouch End Festival Chorus Ludovic Morlot – conductor
6.30pm. Pre-concert talk with Ludovic Morlot and The University of Manchester’s Dr Fred Schurink.
Paul Lewis – piano Ben Gernon – conductor
Håkan Hardenberger – trumpet John Storgårds – conductor
Daniela Mack, credit: Shervin Lainez
Ben Gernon, credit: Simon Annand
6.30pm. Pre-concert performance of Robin Holloway’s work – introduced by the composer himself.
Reflect and Reimagine
Saturday 23 March 2019, 7.30pm
Saturday 9 March 2019, 7.30pm
Stravinsky Orpheus (29’) Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor (39’) Martinů Symphony No. 4 (33’)
Oliver Knussen Flourish with Fireworks (3’) Henze Ariosi (24’) Martin Suckling This Departing Landscape (world premiere) (10’) Borodin Symphony No. 2 (original version) (27’)
Blacklisted by the Nazis, Czech-born composer Bohuslav Martinu fled Europe in January 1941, crossing the Atlantic to shelter in the USA. Four years later, the Germans were vanquished – and the fugitive composer marked their defeat with this symphonic tour de force. There’s also music from another European who found wartime exile in America: Igor Stravinsky, who wrote this expressive 1948 ballet while living in Los Angeles. In between, Andrei Ionita is the soloist in Dvorák’s compelling Cello Concerto, a work begun in America and completed on the Czech composer’s return to Bohemia.
The title of this exhilarating new work by young Scottish-born composer Martin Suckling is taken from fellow composer Morton Feldman’s poignant description of how music slips away from us even while we’re listening. It’s conducted by the great Oliver Knussen, making a rare Manchester appearance, whose own homage to Stravinsky starts the evening with a bang. Hans Werner Henze’s spectral song-cycle of lost love and the dashing Second Symphony by Russian polymath Alexander Borodin complete a daring programme.
Thomas Adès Three Studies from Couperin (14’) Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 (21’) Schubert Symphony No. 9, ‘Great C major’ (48’)
The world in Manchester The BBC Philharmonic welcomes an array of world-class talent to The Bridgewater Hall this season. Some guest musicians hail from the UK: the likes of pianists Paul Lewis (26 Jan) and Steven Osborne (25 Apr), singers Sophie Bevan (2 May) and Roderick Williams (1 Jun), and conductors Oliver Knussen (9 Mar) and John Wilson (13 Apr). Others, though, have further to travel. Alongside a quartet of international violin virtuosos – James Ehnes (13 Apr), Alina Pogostkina (6 Apr), Christian Tetzlaff (18 May) and Carolin Widmann (13 Oct) – we welcome outstanding pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk (8 Dec), brilliant Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk (22 Sep) and Swedish trumpet master Håkan Hardenberger (23 Feb), among others.
Composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Russian Revolution, Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto vividly captures a world in flux. Frantic, romantic and edgily modern, it’s a roller-coaster ride for the listener – and also for Alina Pogostkina, the brilliant young violinist who performs it for us. Thomas Adès’s elegant homage to a French Baroque master looks both backwards and forwards, while Schubert’s valedictory Ninth – ‘Great’ in both size and stature – finds the ailing composer concerned only with the here and now. Two years after completing it, he died at the age of just 31.
Alina Pogostkina – cello Clemens Schuldt – conductor
6.30pm. Pre-concert talk with Clemens Schuldt and Alina Pogostkina. Alina Pogostkina, credit: Nikolaj Lund
6.30pm. Pre-concert talk with Professor Alan Williams from the University of Salford.
Saturday 6 April 2019, 7.30pm
Saturday 13 April 2019, 7.30pm
Thursday 25 April 2019, 7.30pm
Bax November Woods (19’) Walton Violin Concerto (30’) Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 4 (31’)
Sibelius Symphony No. 6 (27’) Tippett Piano Concerto (33’) Stravinsky Symphony in C (30’)
BBC Philharmonic favourite John Wilson returns to The Bridgewater Hall for an all-English programme with a Canadian soloist at centre stage. The orchestra is performing all three of William Walton’s string concertos during this season, and James Ehnes completes the set with the composer’s iconic work for solo violin. It’s followed by Vaughan Williams’s Fourth Symphony, a rich and surprising work dedicated to fellow composer and contemporary Arnold Bax – whose impassioned, evocative and ultimately lovelorn tone-poem opens the evening.
Michael Tippett’s masterpiece for solo piano and orchestra redefined the English concerto, marrying pastoral lyricism with spiky modernity to thrilling effect. Tonight, the orchestra welcomes two performers who inhabit Tippett’s soundworld like few others: Steven Osborne, who made the definitive recording a few years ago, and Sir Andrew Davis, a longtime Tippett admirer. Tonight also features two symphonies by 20th-century pioneers: Sibelius’s lucid, translucent Sixth, and a potent, persuasive work written by Igor Stravinsky, in his own words, ‘to the glory of God’.
James Ehnes – violin John Wilson – conductor
Steven Osborne – piano Sir Andrew Davis – conductor
Thursday 2 May 2019, 7.30pm
The English concerto
Sir James MacMillan Symphony No. 4 (38’) Britten Les illuminations (21’) Tippett Symphony No. 4 (32’)
William Walton’s set of three string concertos – for violin, viola and cello – are a towering achievement in English music. This season, the BBC Philharmonic performs all three (22 Sep, 16 Nov and 13 Apr), part of a season-long focus on the rich variety of English approaches to the concerto format. Some are famous, such as Elgar’s beloved Cello Concerto (1 Nov). Some, such as Michael Tippett’s Piano Concerto (25 Apr), are singular, even subversive. And some are brand-new: the orchestra premieres Robin Holloway’s Trumpet Concerto, featuring soloist Håkan Hardenberger (23 Feb), and Mark Simpson’s Clarinet Concerto (15 Jun), performed by the composer himself.
Benjamin Britten was just 25 when he wrote Les illuminations, a poignant and gripping song-cycle – but, even so, he was still several years older than the poet whose words he set: Arthur Rimbaud, the volatile French libertine who hung up his pen aged just 21. Either side of Sophie Bevan’s performance, conducted by English National Opera’s Music Director Martyn Brabbins, two epic fourth symphonies by great Britons, each a single movement: James MacMillan’s kaleidoscopic masterpiece, premiered at the 2015 BBC Proms to huge acclaim, and Michael Tippett’s punch-packing odyssey from birth through life to our inevitable end.
Sophie Bevan – soprano Martyn Brabbins – conductor For this concert, the BBC Philharmonic is a guest in the Hallé’s Thursday Series. Please note that pricing, seating plan and ticket bands for this concert are in line with the Hallé’s concert season. This concert is not included in the BBC Philharmonic Series subscription package.
John Wilson, credit: Sasha Gusov
Sophie Bevan, credit: Sussie Ahlburg
Free pre-concert talk with Sir James MacMillan. 6.30pm in the auditorium.
Before making his name as a composer, Edward Elgar made his living as a violinist – which explains the extraordinary empathy he retained for string instruments of every size and scale. This soaring Violin Concerto could only have come from the pen of this most English and romantic of composers, and represents a huge technical challenge for any violinist who dares to take it on. Christian Tetzlaff is in the spotlight tonight, before John Storgårds conducts the orchestra in another work that sings of its composer’s homeland – Rachmaninov’s memorable Third Symphony.
Devoted party propagandist or subtly anti-Soviet rebel? The inner life of Dmitry Shostakovich, one of music’s most fascinating enigmas, has been the subject of endless speculation, even inspiring a recent novel by Julian Barnes. And yet it doesn’t take much to hear the man in the sweeping plenitude of his Fourth Symphony, written in Stalinist Russia during 1936 but not premiered until 25 years later, long after the dictator’s death. Mark Wigglesworth conducts a programme that also features British baritone Roderick Williams in some of Mahler’s most romantic songs.
Mozart Idomeneo – Overture, Ilia’s three arias and March (24’) Mark Simpson Clarinet Concerto (world premiere) (20’) Mahler Symphony No. 4 (56’)
Christian Tetzlaff – violin John Storgårds – conductor
Roderick Williams – baritone Mark Wigglesworth – conductor
6.30pm. Pre-concert talk with Mark Wigglesworth.
The prodigiously talented Mark Simpson is the only person to have won both the BBC Young Musician and BBC Young Composer of the Year awards. Tonight, both of Simpson’s parallel musical lives are on show, as the BBC Philharmonic’s Composer in Association gives the world premiere of his own Clarinet Concerto. Tonight’s other soloist, leading British soprano Elizabeth Watts, is on double duty: tackling three Mozart arias to open the programme, then returning to end the season with Mahler’s soulful but uplifting Fourth Symphony.
Mark Simpson – clarinet Elizabeth Watts – soprano Ben Gernon – conductor
6.30pm. Pre-concert talk with Ben Gernon and Mark Simpson.
Mark Simpson, credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke
Roderick Williams, credit: Benjamin Ealovega
Christian Tetzlaff, credit: Giorgia Bertazzi
The BBC Philharmonic offer pre-concert events before many of its Bridgewater Hall concerts. These specially programmed events are designed to enhance the concert experience and provide insights into the evening’s performance. Free of charge to ticket-holders, these events include informal conversations with the artists, introductions from composers, pre-concert performances and a number of guest speakers to provide a different perspective on the music. Talks are held in The Bridgewater Hall auditorium at 6.30pm and last for approximately 30 minutes. There is no need to book so please do come and join us. Please note that speakers are subject to change.
Saturday 11th May 2019
BBC Philharmonic Family Concert
Visiting The Bridgewater Hall
Journey Through Music
The Bridgewater Hall Lower Mosley Street Manchester M2 3WS
Journey Through Music concerts feature music that is particularly accessible for children. They include pre-concert events and programme notes written specially for a younger audience. The pre-concert events are a great opportunity for the entire family to get to know the music. Enjoy demonstrations from BBC Philharmonic players, ask questions and you may even get to make some music yourselves! The five concerts in the Journey Through Music series are: 13 October; 8 December; 26 January; 9 March and 13 April.
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. Join the excitement early and get hands-on with the pre-concert activities and workshops one hour before the concert begins. This concert is aimed at children aged six and above but musical thrill-seekers of all ages are welcome.
The Bridgewater Hall is the home of the BBC Philharmonic’s main concert season. Open since 1996 in the centre of Manchester, this architecturally beautiful and acoustically stunning venue is widely regarded as one of the finest concert halls in Europe.
The Bridgewater Hall is easily accessible by car and public transport.
Adults – £15.50 Children – £10.50
Babes-in-arms – free
The Deansgate–Castlefield and St Peter’s Square Metrolink stops are close to The Bridgewater Hall.
Family Ticket £37.50 for a group of four. (1–2 adults per group) (All prices include £2.50 booking fee) *A limited number of babes-in-arms tickets are available for children under two years. Please visit/call The Bridgewater Hall Box Office on 0161 907 9000 for further details.
By bus St Peter’s Square, Portland Street and Deansgate are the nearest stops for major bus routes into the city centre.
By rail The nearest stations are Deansgate and Oxford Road.
Parking A limited number of prepay discounted spaces are available to patrons 20
attending evening concerts at Q-Park First Street car park at a rate of £6.50. Spaces must be booked at the time of purchasing your concert tickets no less than 24 hours before the event. Parking is limited to a maximum stay of 8 hours at the discounted rate. Patrons attending matinee concerts at The Bridgewater Hall can obtain a voucher from the Hall’s Box Office or Information Desk which will discount the daytime parking rate at Q-Park First Street by 15%. For further information please see the Your Visit section on The Bridgewater Hall’s website, bridgewater-hall.co.uk.
Disabled access and parking There is a drop-off point for wheelchair users on Lower Mosley Street, directly outside The Bridgewater Hall, but please note that parking is not permitted here at any time. For every evening concert, the NCP Manchester Central Car Park offers a limited number of free parking spaces for Blue Badge permit holders. You must reserve your space in advance through The Bridgewater Hall Box Office when you book your concert 21
tickets, and must park in one of the designated disabled parking bays with your Blue Badge clearly displayed. Blue Badge holders may also park on the double yellow lines on Great Bridgewater Street behind The Bridgewater Hall at any time except 6am–8am and 4pm–6pm.
Eating and drinking at The Bridgewater Hall Why not make the most of your evening by enjoying a relaxing drink or a preconcert meal?
The Charles Hallé Restaurant Dining from 5.30pm with a fixed-price menu du jour at £21.95 for two courses and £27.50 for three courses.
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Subject to availability, a limited number of standby tickets may be available at £10.50 online and £8 at the Box Office between 10am and 7pm on the day of each concert. Seat selection will be at the discretion of the Box Office.
If you’re unable to attend a concert and return your ticket(s) to The Bridgewater Hall at least three working days in advance, the Box Office will credit your account with the face value of your ticket(s), minus a return fee of £2.20 per ticket. You may use this credit to buy tickets for another concert of your choice.
Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult. Children under school age are only admitted to the designated BBC Philharmonic Family Concert on 11 May 2019.
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