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Barbican announces a second concert date with Devonté Hynes and LSO

Black and white image of Devonte, leaning pensively on a piano wearing a baseball cap.

The Barbican is pleased to announce a second concert with Grammy-nominated composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist Devonté Hynes.

A special collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra, Hynes will perform a selection of his orchestral works, as well as solo piano pieces and a piano duet with pianist Adam Tendler, presenting a contemporary classical music that confronts the complexities of 21st century identity.

Starting his career in the band Test Icicles, Hynes has released two albums of orchestral pop under the moniker Lightspeed Champion; and put out four critically acclaimed, genre-defying albums as Blood Orange: Coastal Grooves, Cupid Deluxe, Freetown Sound and Negro Swan.

With an unprecedented talent for composing across genres, Hynes has worked with a plethora of prestigious names, from Phillip Glass to Mariah Carey, to Solange and P. Diddy, on projects ranging from orchestral compositions to pop music to film scores.

Layered with existential sensitivity, Hynes' music explores the complexities and ambiguities of contemporary identity, delving into memory, trauma, depression and anxiety, as well as the triumphs of vulnerable communities, including people of colour and the queer and trans communities, and where they intersect.

Produced by the Barbican

Tickets on-sale for members and patrons Wed 16 Nov 2022

General on-sale Fri 18 Nov 2022

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