Sound Unbound 2017

The Barbican Classical Weekender

29 - 30 April 2017 / 10:00
Barbican Centre

Saturday Highlights

11am – midnight

Chilly Gonzales & Britten Sinfonia
The all-round entertainer and piano virtuoso headlines Saturday night, with Britten Sinfonia conducted by Jules Buckley

BBC Symphony Orchestra: The Firebird – Symphonic Cinema
Stravinsky’s compelling ballet score is brought to life in a synchronised film on the big screen

Iestyn Davies solo
One of the most glorious counter-tenors in the world performs a pared-down session of Baroque songs, alongside the lutenist Thomas Dunford

Anna Meredith Curve Commission
A site-specific piece for our Curve Gallery composed by ‘one of the most innovative minds in modern British music’ (Pitchfork)

The Samuelsens: Nordic Noir
Delve into the atmospheric musical world of The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge with the Norwegian string duo

Silent Opera in the Conservatory
Grab a set of headphones and listen in on Carmen: Remastered while strolling around our iconic greenhouse

Pit Sessions (in association with Boiler Room)
Intimate concerts in our in-the-round theatre – featuring Ensemble Nevermind, the Calder Quartet and Liam Byrne

Gabriel Prokofiev & Nonclassical Club Night
The monthly night featuring the best in contemporary classical, experimental and electronic music makes a special detour to close our Saturday night

Also appearing: BBC Singers, Academy of Ancient Music, Guildhall Toy Symphony, London Symphony Chorus, Angel Blue, Remy van Kesteren

All sessions subject to change


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