Brahms wrestled with his First Symphony for ten years, and from the pounding heartbeats with which it opens to final roof-raising triumph, it’s one of music’s most compelling journeys. Just imagine the energy that Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will bring to it! And meet our Artist in Residence, Jörg Widmann – maverick composer, dynamic conductor and today, clarinettist extraordinaire in Mozart’s hugely popular concerto.

CBSO+ 4 October, 1pm: Music writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley explores the most unique of all Brahms’ symphonies.

CBSO+ 5 October, 6.15pm: Artist in Residence Jörg Widmann talks to CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock OBE.