The Barbican Centre


music festivals & seasons


Barbican music hosts a wide range of festivals and seasons throughout the year. See below for the exciting range on offer.

Contemporary Music events
From electronic beats to legendary jazz, global masters and new music - we are bringing it all to London

Beyond Barbican
Step out and join us for our ongoing series of pop-up events and collaborations across east London

Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival 2014
With top class orchestras, world famous choirs, prestigious soloists and fabulous music, you will find just the right concert for you and your family to enjoy.

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker
The London Residency 2015

Met Opera Live in HD 2014-15
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions will feature ten operas in the 2014-15 season, including all six new productions in the Met season

New York Philharmonic 2015
For their second Barbican International Associate Residency, Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic bring three programmes including a sumptuous concert of late-Romantic orchestral showpieces, an innovative staged performance of Stravinsky’s Petrushka with Giants Are Small, and a concert from their cutting-edge contemporary CONTACT! series.

French artists
French artists at the Barbican supported by the Institut français

Barbican Presents 2014–2015
25 September 2014 - 6 June 2015
Barbican Presents 2014–2015

Joyce DiDonato Artist Spotlight 2014–2015
One of the best loved vocalists of our age, Joyce DiDonato, is the subject of this season's Artist Spotlight. Opening with an exuberant evening of bel canto opera and closing with a glittering concert with the New York Philharmonic, the series takes in Handel’s Alcina and an intimate chamber recital and masterclass in Milton Court along the way.

BBC Symphony Orchestra 2014–2015
24 September 2014 - 23 May 2015
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2014–2015

London Symphony Orchestra 2014–2015
21 September 2014 - 5 July 2015
London Symphony Orchestra 2014–2015

Britten Sinfonia 2014–2015
28 September 2014 - 6 June 2015

Academy of Ancient Music 2014-15
4 October 2014 - 7 July 2015
Academy of Ancient Music 2014-15