The Barbican welcomes the world's top soloists and musicians in both classical and contemporary music.

Music at the Barbican

Our music programme cuts across all forms of music including work by contemporary musicians, experimental collaborations and leading orchestras and soloists from around the world.

We collaborate with the world’s best orchestras and music organisations:

Resident Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra

Associate Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Associate Ensembles
Academy of Ancient Music
Britten Sinfonia

Associate Producers
International Associate Orchestras
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Los Angeles Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic
Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra.

We invest in the artists of today and tomorrow through the commissioning of new work, showcasing young and emerging talent and through our partnership with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

With our activities we hope to inspire more people to discover and love the arts. We programme free offsite events in East London, offer reduced price tickets to 14-25 year olds for our concerts through Young Barbican and present regular post-concert talks with conductors and musicians.

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