Due to the tightening of restrictions on travel to the UK we regret that conductors Joana Carneiro and Ilan Volkov are unable to join the orchestra in the coming weeks as advertised. However, we are delighted that Jessica Cottis [pictured] will now join the orchestra for its live concert on 19 November and Andrew Gourlay will conduct on 26 November. All previously announced repertoire is unchanged.

In addition, the BBC SSO’s live concert on 10 December, advertised at 7.30pm, will now move to the mid-afternoon (c.3.40pm) as part of a week of live broadcasts on Radio 3 from the BBC Orchestras and Choirs. The simultaneous live-stream will therefore move to the same time.