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Thomas Adès at 50

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Thomas Ades in front of a Barbican Tower silhouette

Join us in celebrating one of Britain’s most original musical voices. Thomas Adès plays composer, conductor and pianist in his 50th birthday concert with the versatile Britten Sinfonia.

Adès’s hand-picked programme captures the remarkable ability of music to conjure up countless different worlds at the drop of a hat. Make the mad dash from the summit of Olympus in Beethoven’s Prometheus; rustle in the undergrowth with an assortment of woodland wildlife in Janáček’s Concertino; and feel the grind of life aboard an 18th-century sailing ship in the UK premiere of Adès’s new work, Shanty – Over the Sea.

This performance is subject to government guidelines.

Our Cinema and Hall have been configured for social distancing with fewer seats available. In these venues (until guidance changes) we’ve created specially-distanced seating clusters. Please only sit directly beside someone from your household or support bubble. Please avoid moving seats when you arrive so we can keep a safe distance between you and other groups.

This livestream will be available to watch back until Sat 12 Jun at 8pm. You can buy a ticket up until this point.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Britten Sinfonia

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