Ben conducts the Royal Swedish Opera in concerts launching the 18/19 season, conducting excerpts from Bizet Carmen, Bernstein West Side Story and Mozart Don Giovanni, before joining them later in the Autumn for a production of Puccini Madama Butterfly.

Ben also returns to the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Berwaldhallen, Stockholm for two concerts featuring Beethoven Symphony No 4 and Mats Larsson Gothe Bassoon Concerto.