|Classical Music 2016–17|
A year of concerts spanning music from the Baroque to now and – featuring Jonas Kaufmann, Sir Simon Rattle and Joyce DiDonato – it's unrivalled in star-quality.
|Contemporary Music concerts|
From electronic beats to legendary Jazz, global masters and new music - we're bringing it all to London
|Reich, Glass, Adams: The Sounds that Changed America|
In postwar America, one generation of composers transformed music and opened a path to its future. This season reports from the front-line of a revolution that's still in progress.
Ecstatic, devotional and psychedelic music from across the globe
|EFG London Jazz Festival|
12 - 20 November 2016
From Jazz royalty to emerging artists shaping the future of the genre, see the best in Jazz brought together for ten days of concerts, new commissions, talks and film screenings
|Steve Reich at 80|
5 - 6 November 2016
As Steve Reich turns 80, we celebrate this godfather of minimalism with a weekend of concerts.
|The Kaufmann Residency|
When The Guardian described Jonas Kaufmann as the world’s ‘greatest living tenor’, few disagreed. His residency here will be one of the UK’s musical highlights of 2017.
|Richard Tognetti: Milton Court Artist in Residence|
‘An anarchist with a chamber orchestra.’ That’s how The Guardian described Richard Tognetti: conductor, leader, virtuoso violinist and free-spirited musical provocateur.
|Perahia plays Beethoven|
A complete concerto-cycle performed by piano royalty.
|Jeff Mills: From Here to There|
A series of live music, dance and film experiences from pioneering Techno producer Jeff Mills
|Gerald Finley: Featured Artist|
The bass-baritone showcases his magnificent, authorative voice in everything from Tosti to contemporary commissions.
|Jonathan Biss: Late Style|
Pianist Jonathan Biss explores the extraordinary and diverse late-styles of Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Schubert.
|Milton Court Concert Hall events|
Guildhall School of Music & Drama's Milton Court plays host to one of London's finest concert halls, located within the wider Barbican campus, and a superb year-round programme of contemporary and classical music.
|Barbican Presents 2016–17|
Our own curated Classical Music season of international artists, bringing the best musicians to the heart of London
|London Symphony Orchestra 2016–17|
Our Resident Orchestra is one of the finest orchestras in the world, and their season stars conductors and soloists of international renown.
|BBC Symphony Orchestra 2016–17|
Led by Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo, our Associate Orchestra are a pioneering group who perform a thrilling range of classical music, from the heart of the repertoire to contemporary premieres.
|Academy of Ancient Music 2016–17|
The period instrument ensemble, associate here at the Barbican, play music as the composer intended and this season that includes Purcell, Mozart and more.
|Britten Sinfonia 2016–17|
Our Associate Ensemble's season continues their inspired approach to concert programming, which makes bold connections across 400 years of music.
|Royal Opera House Live|
26 September 2016 - 28 June 2017
We are delighted to bring you selected live screenings from the Royal Opera House
|Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival 2016|
Celebrate the Yuletide season with a selection of festive favourites, from Handel by candlelight to Beethoven's Ninth
|New live music and film experiences|
Rediscover the classics and explore innovative ways in which film and music can interact.