Back with the BBC Philharmonic for concerts in Manchester and Stoke, Ben is joined by acclaimed horn play Stefan Dohr, Principal Horn with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, as soloist in Wolfgang Rihm’s Concerto. Other repertoire on the programme includes Wagner Rienzi: Last of the Tribunes, and Beethoven’s Symphony No 7.

Ben also makes his debut with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, in three concerts at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts. His soloist is Boris Giltburg for Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2. Also on the all-Russian programme is Prokofiev Russian Overture and Stravinsky Petrushka.