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Joyce DiDonato smiling looking down at the floor
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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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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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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.

AAM musicians on the Barbican highwalks
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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.

Photo of musician Roth
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Half Six Fix

Come to a Half Six Fix for a burst of music with the London Symphony Orchestra to kick-start your evening.  

Barbican tower on blue background with radio waves emitting from it
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Classical music Contemporary music

Live from the Barbican

Enjoy the full Barbican Music experience from the comfort of your home as we live-stream concerts from incredible artists across the worlds of classical, jazz, contemporary and more.

Kaushiki Chakraborty at a microphone, smiling with her hands palm together
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Classical music Contemporary music

Darbar Festival 2021

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

A gold Christmas tree on a red background, made out of light spots and sparkles
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Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival 2021

Get in the festive spirit with the Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival 2021. 

A sketch of Terezin Memorial
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Classical music

BBC Total Immersion: Music for the End of Time

Art created in unimaginable conditions – a BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion day presenting music of the ghettos and camps of Nazi-occupied Europe.