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Live from the Barbican

From our Hall to your home: twelve live-streamed concerts featuring incredible artists from across our music programme. 

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff

LSO Artist Portrait: Christian Tetzlaff

An incredibly versatile musician equally at home in Classical, Romantic and contemporary repertoire, violinist Christian Tetzlaff is the subject of the LSO's 2020–21 Artist Portrait.

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Pappano & Friends

The great conductor and pianist curates a four-concert series bringing together artists and influences that are dear to his heart.

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Joyce DiDonato's Favourite Things

Joyce DiDonato is an absolute Barbican favourite. Now the inspirational mezzo gets to share some of her own favourite things with us throughout the 2020–21 season.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Classical Music 2020–21

Browse over 170 concerts in our 2020–21 Classical Music season.