Ben makes his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia Festival on 26 July 2016 and his Hollywood Bowl debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra on 4 August 2016.  Both programmes feature Stravinsky Firebird, Debussy La Mer and Britten Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes

As a Dudamel Fellow with the LA Philharmonic in 13/14, Ben assisted on a variety of projects and conducted their Symphonies for Schools concerts in multi-media enhanced performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.1 and the Nutcracker Suite.

Watch an interview extract from Ben's previous visit to Ravinia Festival below.