1 Sep 2019
–31 Aug 2020
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.
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.
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.
The Academy of Ancient Music brings to life music from Monteverdi to Mozart in the way it was first intended to be heard.
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.
22 Sep 2019
–28 May 2020
To celebrate 250 years since his birth, we gather the world’s finest musicians in a year-long exploration of classical music’s most mythologised genius: the music, the man, and his place in our time.
–13 Oct 2019
Darbar Festival brings the best of Indian classical music to the Barbican. Combining breath-taking improvisation with masterful technique, this music is designed to stir, thrill and inspire.
21 Oct 2019
–14 May 2020
Alison Balsom is infinitely more than just our finest living trumpeter. As Milton Court Artist-in-Residence she salutes Miles Davis, and brings baroque London back to teeming, unquenchable life.
18 Nov 2019
–31 Mar 2020
The dazzling pianist takes centre-stage for four concerts showcasing her incredible skill and artistry.
–20 Nov 2019
Right now, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil pretty much define ‘powerhouse partnership’. This year they bring Bruckner, Stravinsky and a ground-breaking joint project with jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
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