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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.

Transcender
 
Ecstatic, devotional and psychedelic music from across the globe


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


Barbican Presents 2014–2015
 
Where will the music take you?

Barbican Presents is the Barbican’s curated classical season comprising the very best international ensembles and artists



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.



Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening
 
Doug Aitken’s ‘living exhibition’ takes over the Centre this summer.


Beyond Barbican
 
This summer, we present Barking Town Square Street Party and Walthamstow Garden Party. These free events feature music, theatre, arts & crafts, food and family activity.


Moog Concordance
 
Celebrate all things synth with the Moog Concordance


Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
International Associate Residency 2015

 
One of Europe’s longest established orchestras bring the grandeur of Richard Strauss's tone poems for a third Barbican International Associate residency in three concerts and a special new commission for families.


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.


Renée Fleming Artist Spotlight 2015-2016
 
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.


Bach Collegium Japan Residency 2016
 
Founded in 1990 by Masaaki Sazuki, the Bach Collegium Japan are devoted to the recreation and interpretation of Baroque music, focussing on J.S Bach.


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 2014–15
 
Barbican Resident Orchestra


BBC Symphony Orchestra 2014–15
 
Barbican Associate Orchestra


Academy of Ancient Music 2014-15
 
Barbican Associate Ensemble


Britten Sinfonia 2014–15
 
Barbican Associate Ensemble


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


Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season
 
We are delighted to bring you selected live screenings from the Royal Opera House


City of London Festival 2015
 
Every summer for the past 53 years, The City of London Festival animates the square mile’s unique buildings and outdoor spaces with an extensive artistic programme of music, theatre, contemporary circus, stand-up comedy, film, children’s theatre, walks, talks and tours with more than 100 ticketed performances and a further 100 free events.


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