Barbican Presents 2017–18
Barbican Presents brings the best international artists and orchestras to London.
From semi-staged operas and international orchestral residencies to contemporary composer focuses and world-class soloists in recital, the programme is devised to show the best of classical music from the Baroque to now, and to push the boundaries of traditional concert formats.
LSO 2017–18 Opening Concert Live Relay
Sir Simon Rattle's first concert as LSO Music Director, beamed live to our outdoor cinema screen.
This is Rattle: Knussen
Simon Rattle’s passion for the music of Oliver Knussen dates from the earliest days of his career. Knussen has curated this concert himself: a very personal salute to Rattle as he arrives in London.
This is Rattle: Adès
An evening of music by living composers, personally chosen by Thomas Adès to celebrate the arrival of Sir Simon Rattle at the LSO.
This is Rattle: Helen Grime
The British composer Helen Grime celebrates Sir Simon Rattle’s arrival with a personally curated programme of her own music and its inspirations.
This is Rattle: Birtwistle
Ancient and modern meet in an intriguing programme that folds time back across the centuries, juxtaposing Varèse, Machaut, Byrd and Birtwistle.
Academy of Ancient Music: Purcell's King Arthur
Daisy Evans and her team bring you Purcell's Restoration semi-opera, King Arthur, dramatically reimagined for contemporary times.
Jeremy Denk: Mozart - the late sonatas
For pianist Jeremy Denk, Mozart’s late sonatas are charged with wonder; performed by him, they’ll contain multitudes.
Jeremy Denk: Infinite Variations
The possibilities of the Variation form are infinite. And in the hands of pianist and MacArthur ‘genius award’ Fellow Jeremy Denk, doubly so.
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig: Beethoven and Bruckner
The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Herbert Blomstedt and three star soloists play Beethoven – and Bruckner’s rapturous Seventh Symphony.
ECHO Rising Stars: Quatuor Van Kuijk
The ECHO Rising Stars series spotlights the rising French string quartet Quatuor Van Kuijk, in music by Janáček, Ravel and Edith Canat de Chizy.