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Audiences enjoying a socially distanced performance by the Mithras Trio on Barbican Level G

Live at Lunchtime


Live music returns to Level G throughout October and November with a series of twice-weekly, free lunchtime concerts given by outstanding musicians from Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Ian Bostridge and Dame Sarah Connolly in front of a Barbican tower

Ian Bostridge & Dame Sarah Connolly: Live from the Barbican

Two of Britain’s top singers are joined by leading accompanist Julius Drake and the sublime Carducci Quartet for a chamber concert reflecting on themes of love, loss, nature and nostalgia.

Outline of Sakari Oramo conducting in front of a Barbican tower

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo: Live from the Barbican

Power and passion take a hold as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo perform works by Joseph Haydn and Anna Clyne before a new chamber arrangement of Magnus Lindberg's Accused.

Conductor Jessica Cottis standing against a blue patterned wall with arms crossed

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jessica Cottis


Guildhall School welcomes the award-winning Australian-British conductor Jessica Cottis to conduct an exhilarating programme of Missy Mazzoli, Janáček and Sibelius.

Shabaka Hutchings with a silhouette of the Barbican behind him

Shabaka Hutchings & Britten Sinfonia: Live from the Barbican

Explore the chameleon-like nature of the clarinet with Shabaka Hutchings and revel in Aaron Copland’s joyful slice of Americana, Appalachian Spring.