New York Philharmonic
International Associate Residency


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.

Nordic music
A series of concerts showcasing new projects from the Nordic music scene

Philip Glass at 80
Philip Glass at 80

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.

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.

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.