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Barbican Presents

Vladimir Jurowski conducting

Barbican Presents brings some of the greatest international classical artists, orchestras and ensembles to London, in a stimulating and eclectic mix of classical, contemporary, and Baroque music.

Barbican Members enjoy 20% off tickets and pay no booking fees across the Barbican Presents season. Find out more.



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Barbican Sessions: Isata Kenneh-Mason


Isata Kanneh-Mason plays Brahms's Op 118, No 3 'Ballade' in our Fountain Room

an orchestra playing classical music in the barbican hall in central london

Listen: Classical Music on Spotify

Follow our regularly updated Classical Music playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme. 

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Barbican Sessions: Satu Vänskä


In an empty Theatre, Satu Vänskä, Principal Violinist of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, performs JS Bach's ‘Allemande’ from Partita II in D minor.

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Listen: Contemporary Classical on Spotify

Discover music from across the Contemporary Classical spectrum – from Judith Weir and George Benjamin to Nils Frahm and Max Richter.

Jess Gillam stands on the Barbican foyer, playing her alto saxophone during a recording session

Barbican Sessions: Jess Gillam

In an empty Level G foyer, Jess Gillam performs her ECHO Rising Stars commission: Edmund Finnis's A Spiral Ascending, Kurt Weill's Je ne t'aime pas and Astor Piazzolla's 'Nightclub 1960' from Histoire du Tango with Leif Kaner-Lidström and Sam Becker.