Some of the finest pianists in the world present personal and passionate recitals, from an all-Chopin immersion, to the touchstones of Romantic repertoire and first ever performances of new music.
Ecstatic, devotional and psychedelic music from across the globe
|Electronic Music Events|
From techno pioneers to new experimental producers, and surrounding audio visual shows to orchestral re-imaginings, experience a full spectrum of electronic music at the Barbican.
|Contemporary Music events|
From electronic beats to legendary jazz, global masters and new music - we're bringing it all to London
|EFG London Jazz Festival|
13 - 22 November 2015
EFG London Jazz Festival
|Barbican Presents 2015–2016|
Where will the music take you?
Barbican Presents is our own curated classical season comprising the very best international ensembles and artists.
|Gewandhausorchester Leipzig |
International Associate Residency 2015
Strauss the storyteller...
One of Europe’s finest orchestras explore the grandeur of Richard Strauss's tone poems in their third International Associate residency, including a special new commission for families. Because, as Strauss knew better than anyone, you’re never the wrong age for a good story.
|Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival 2015|
Celebrate the festive season this year with top class orchestras, superb soloists, and some of the best music ever written, you will find just the right concert for you and your family to enjoy.
|Los Angeles Philharmonic International Associate Residency 2016|
With a unique perspective on what an orchestra can be, this residency features both works at the heart of the American repertoire and groundbreaking contemporary music from the orchestra's Green Umbrella series.
|Renee Fleming Artist Spotlight|
Equally accomplished singing at the Met and the Super-bowl, ‘America’s reigning diva’ (Washington Post) Renée Fleming has become one of the most talked about vocalists of her generation.
|Andriessen: M is for Man, Music & Mystery|
Louis Andriessen draws his inspiration from every corner of Western culture, and wrestles it into one of the most distinctive and inventive voices in contemporary music. Featuring performances of his La Commedia (UK premiere) and La Passione, and a Total Immersion day culminating in the UK premiere of Rosa’s Horses.
|Benjamin at the Barbican|
A focus celebrating one of Britain’s most admired composers, George Benjamin, featuring the UK premiere of his Dream of the Song, and a concert performance of the astonishing Written on Skin.
|Bach Collegium Japan Residency 2016|
Founded in 1990 by Masaaki Sazuki, the Bach Collegium Japan are devoted interpreters of Baroque music, and focus on the rich repertoire of J.S Bach. This is their first major UK residency.
|Jazz at Lincoln Center International Associate Residency 2016|
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra return for their fourth international associate residency.
|New live music and film experiences|
New live music and film experiences
|London Symphony Orchestra 2015-16|
Barbican Resident Orchestra
|BBC Symphony Orchestra 2015–16|
Barbican Associate Orchestra
|Academy of Ancient Music 2015-16|
Barbican Associate Ensemble
|Britten Sinfonia 2015–16|
Barbican Associate Ensemble
French artists at the Barbican supported by the Institut français