The Southbank Centre has announced what it bills as “the most ambitious modern music festival in its history” with The Rest Is Noise encompassing 100 concerts, 150 events and BBC TV and radio coverage.
Kicking off from January next year, The Rest Is Noise will tell the story of 20th Century music in a political and artistic context.
18 of the UK’s orchestras will be involved across the duration including the BBC Scottish Symphony, the Halle, the Royal Liverpool and the CBSO.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra will feature heavily with 31 concerts throughout the year.
The BBC will provide complementary broadcasting, mostly through a three-part documentary broadcast in February.
BBC Four will also broadcast archival material that reflects and comments on the music, composers and events of the programme. Furthermore, many BBC Concert Orchestra’s festival concerts will be live on Radio 3.
"We want to broaden the range of people for whom this music is accessible," controller of BBC 4 Richard Klein told the Guardian.