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Classical music


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Barbican Presents 2017–18

Barbican Presents brings the best international artists and orchestras to London. 

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London Symphony Orchestra 2017–18

The LSO 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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LSO Wildcard Tickets

Experience the LSO for less with Wildcard tickets, a new discount ticket option for all London Symphony Orchestra main season evening concerts.

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BBC Radio 3 Concerts

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts take place at 1pm on various Thursdays throughout the year and feature the finest chamber music performances from established performers and up-and-coming artists alike.

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Britten Sinfonia 2017–18

Famed for its dazzling musicianship and thrilling programmes, Britten Sinfonia celebrates its 25th birthday in typical style with a range of exciting collaborations in its 2017–18 season.

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BBC Singers 2017–18

The BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu, their versatility is second to none.

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BBC Symphony Orchestra 2017–18

In his fifth season with the BBC SO,Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo leads the orchestra in a celebration of Finnish music which includes a complete cycle of Sibelius’s symphonies.

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Celebrating Finland

We celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence, bringing together the best of its distinctive musical culture past and present, including a full Sibelius symphony cycle by Sakari Oramo and the BBC SO.

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Academy of Ancient Music 2017–18

The Academy of Ancient Music engages audiences across the world with historically informed performances of Baroque and Classical music.

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Bernstein 100

Composer, conductor, showman, educator, activist: Bernstein electrified every aspect of American music, and his 100th birthday celebration at the Barbican is as dynamic and diverse as the man himself.