Folk Roots, Urban Roots
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
Jubilant Eastern European folk music, swinging Latin American rhythms and toe-tapping jazz – this is Sir Simon Rattle’s most ambitious programme yet.
Classical music is a patchwork of influences, a melting pot of many different histories and worlds of sound – united in a unique programme to indulge your wanderlust. Journey through the folk influences of Bartόk’s distinct Hungarian voice, steeped in the joys and traditions of village life, and Szymnanowski’s dreamlike vision of the Polish Tatra Mountains.
We then look to urban inspiration with works from across the Atlantic. Sway along to jazz-infused showstoppers written for Woody Herman and his band, Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto and Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs – rhythmic, sultry works – and be transported to warmer climates with the infectious tango rhythms, blasting trumpets and percussive piano of Golijov’s native Argentina.
£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
Silk Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street.
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.