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Thomas Adès at 50

Live from the Barbican

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

£20–30*

We'll be welcoming a limited audience back into the Hall for these concerts (subject to government guidelines).

Tickets are available as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. 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.

We're working hard to make this a high quality experience for everyone, whether you're with us live in the Hall or watching from home. Due to the technical requirements of streaming a live performance, if you're in the Hall you might notice cameras and operators are visible, and staging, lighting and sound levels might change.

Latecomers may not be admitted.

£12.50

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

To watch on the night head to barbican.org.uk/broadcast

You can only buy one online ticket. If you wish to buy a ticket for someone who will be watching in a different household please contact our Box Office team at [email protected]

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No booking fees. Discounted tickets subject to availability.

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Corporate Members enjoy 25% off ticket prices for this concert.

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£5

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Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Please inform the Box Office of your access requirements when booking, and our staff will advise you on seating, pricing, car parking and our facilities.

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