In the first concert of the academic year, new Guildhall School musicians perform together for the first time on the Barbican Hall stage in a programme of 20th-century orchestral and jazz works.
The evening begins with Rachmaninov’s epic choral symphony The Bells, featuring a new English translation by Stephen Plaice and showcasing the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Head of Opera Dominic Wheeler.
For the second half of the concert Guildhall Jazz musicians and singers take to the stage for a programme including a jazz orchestra arrangement of Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue performed with sought-after jazz pianist Julian Joseph, plus selections from Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts – described by the composer as “the most important thing I have ever done”.
Presented by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Please note programme change to previous publicity.
Duration: approximately 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)
Students in possession of a valid Students' Union card, over 60s/OAPs, under 18s.
Guildhall Circle members are invited to attend this concert and an exclusive pre-performance reception as guests of the School. Please contact the Development Office on 020 7382 7179 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
£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.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
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.