Ben makes his debut with the Orchestra of Opera North at Huddersfield Town Hall on Sunday 25 February. Gernon will conduct Dvořák Symphony No.8, Mozart Symphony No.31 'Paris' and will be joined by BBC New Generation Artist Kathryn Rudge for Elgar’s Sea Pictures.

Ben is also back with the BBC Philharmonic for a studio concert on 28 February at 2pm, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. The programme includes works by Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy, Anna Clyne and Bernard Rands’ Concerto for Cor Anglais, with Gillian Callow as soloist.