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Black and white photo of Allan Clayton
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Classical music

Barbican Presents

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.

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Classical music

London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra was established in 1904 and has a unique ethos and an inimitable signature sound. It has been the Resident Orchestra at the Barbican since the Centre opened in 1982.

A picture of Sakari Oramo conducting
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Classical music

BBC Symphony Orchestra

The backbone of the BBC Proms and one of the UK's finest orchestras, the BBC SO performs a thrilling, distinctive range of music, from works at the heart of classical music to contemporary premieres.

Britten Sinfonia double bass players
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Classical music

Britten Sinfonia

Famed for its dazzling musicianship and thrilling programmes, Britten Sinfonia is unique in not having a principal conductor or director, choosing instead to focus on its virtuoso musicians.

Players of the Academy of Ancient Music standing with their instruments in the Barbican Conservatory
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Classical music

Academy of Ancient Music

The Academy of Ancient Music brings to life music from Monteverdi to Mozart in the way it was first intended to be heard.

Black and white photo of Jean Sibelius
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Classical music

BBC SO Total Immersion: Sibelius the Storyteller

The BBC Symphony Orchestra ventures into the literary and cultural hinterland of one of the 20th Century’s great symphonists – Jean Sibelius.

Subha Mugdal singing with her left hand pointing forwards. She is wearing a pink sari
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Classical music Contemporary music

Darbar Festival 2022

Explore the finest Indian classical music in the heart of London.