Ben returns to Bridgewater Hall with the BBC Philharmonic for a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.1 on 3 March, which will be broadcast on March 6 at 19.30 on BBC Radio 3. In the first half he will conduct the UK premiere of Anne Clyne The Midnight Hour and he is then joined by the great American pianist Richard Goode for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20.

Elsewhere he makes his debut with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra in four concerts featuring Nico Muhly’s Mixed Messages and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome & Pines of Rome.