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

BBC SO Total Immersion Day/Górecki: Polish Pioneer
 
Rediscover one of Poland's most individual and passionate composers in a day of music, film and discussion, with expert performers and commentators.


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.



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


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.



Transcender
 
Ecstatic, devotional and psychedelic music from across the globe


Keyboard Visionaries
 
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.


EFG London Jazz Festival
13 - 22 November 2015
EFG London Jazz Festival


Electronic Music experiences
 
From pioneering producers to experimental new artists, experience the full spectrum of electronic music at the Barbican


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


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.


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