|Classical Music 2016–17|
A year of concerts spanning music from the Baroque to now and – with names like Jonas Kaufmann, Sir Simon Rattle and Joyce DiDonato – one unrivalled in its star-quality.
|Contemporary Music concerts|
From electronic beats to legendary jazz, global masters and new music - we're bringing it all to London
|Possibly Colliding: a weekend curated by Nils Frahm|
Join us for a weekend of music that brings together producers, composers and performers from across the globe, led by pianist and composer Nils Frahm
|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.
Ecstatic, devotional and psychedelic music from across the globe
|EFG London Jazz Festival|
12 - 20 November 2016
EFG London Jazz Festival
|Steve Reich at 80 Weekend|
5 - 6 November 2016
As Steve Reich turns 80, we celebrate this godfather of minimalism with a weekend of concerts.
|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.
|Gerald Finley: Featured Artist|
The bass-baritone showcases his magnificent, authorative voice in everything from Tosti to contemporary commissions.
|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.
|London Symphony Orchestra 2015-16|
Barbican Resident Orchestra
|Milton Court Concert Hall |
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|
New live music and film experiences