|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
|New York Philharmonic |
International Associate Residency
The glitz and glamour of NYC jets back in for another International Associate Residency: this time for the last time under the baton of Alan Gilbert.
|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.
|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.
|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
|Jeremy Denk: Milton Court Artist in Residence|
Jeremy Denk isn’t like other pianists. He’s a virtuoso who submits happily to the sublime simplicity of Mozart; a keyboard philosopher who’s never happier than playing Gershwin. And he's the perfect person to take control of the keys to 'London's most acoustically perfect auditorium' (Independent).
|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.
|Electronic Music experiences|
From pioneering producers to experimental new artists, experience the full spectrum of electronic music at the Barbican
|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.
|John Adams at 70|
Celebrating the work and influence of the American composer
|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
|New live music and film experiences|
Rediscover the classics and explore innovative ways in which film and music can interact.