Sound Unbound 2017

The Barbican Classical Weekender

29 - 30 April 2017 / 10:00
Barbican Centre

Following all the fun of our first Classical Weekender in 2015, we’re letting music take over the Centre again…

Get up close and intimate with classical music. With sixty sessions over one weekend, this is the perfect festival for people who want to discover something new.

We’re curating the programme to showcase music at its forward-thinking best, mixing familiar classics with sounds from living composers who are pushing the boundaries of what classical means today.

Chilly Gonzales / Alison Balsom / Iestyn Davies / London Symphony Orchestra / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Academy of Ancient Music / Britten Sinfonia / Anna Meredith

Sheku Kanneh-Mason Trio / Sven Helbig / Timo Andres & David Kaplan / The Music of John Williams / Gabriel Prokofiev & Nonclassical / BBC Singers / Silent Opera / The Samuelsens / Calder Quartet / Ensemble Nevermind / Guildhall Artists / Music in the Conservatory / Pit Sessions with Boiler Room
/ Family Activities

Full line-up announced in Spring 2017, click here for Saturday and here for Sunday highlights confirmed so far.

‘The weekend in its entirety was marvelous; a hugely enjoyable experience that broadcast a very important message’ Line of Best Fit

Check out what the audience said about Sound Unbound 2015 on social media with the #SoundUnbound Storify

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The Barbican Classical Weekender is a joint project between the Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, the Academy of Ancient Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


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