Ben Folds and a Piano

+ Matt Holubowski

A giant Ben Folds holds a grand piano under his arm or a normal sized Ben Folds holds a miniature piano under his arm - who knows? Either way it's a lot of fun !

Taking to the stage with just a grand piano for company, cult hero Ben Folds plays tracks both classic and current.

After focusing on large-scale live work with orchestras in recent years, this show recalls his original solo tours where he defied sceptics by delivering high energy Rock performances using only a piano. There are few musicians that can draw on such a varied and vast body of work, and tonight don’t be surprised to hear Ben Folds Five favourites followed by stripped back renditions of his more Classical-leaning repertoire. The real joy of a Ben Folds concert comes from the man himself, with his love for the music shining through on every occasion.

Support on the night comes from Matt Holubowski.

Produced by Serious

Discover

Play button icon
Photo of Nils Frahm performing at the Barbican

Listen: Barbican Recommends

Not sure what to listen to? Every month we update our Barbican Recommends Spotify playlist with what we've been listening to in the office. Expect everything from Actress and Arcade Fire to Kamasi Washington and Omar Souleyman. 

Play button icon
Photo of Nils Frahm performing at the Barbican

Podcast: Contemporary Music

Subscribe to our fortnightly podcast for exclusive interviews and music from the world's greatest artists in jazz, folk, soul, contemporary classical and the more experimental ends of rock, pop and electronica. 

Available on iTunes, Spotify and Acast

Membership for trailblazers

Be one step ahead with priority booking, invitations to members-only events and special offers on selected performances

Barbican Hall