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Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival 2019

Celebrate the Yuletide season this year with a wide range of festive classics, popular songs and rousing film scores.

Painting by Adolph Menzel of a flute concert for Frederick the Great

Bach: A Beautiful Mind

There’s no one way to approach an artistic personality as unbounded as J S Bach’s. This weekend, some of our era’s liveliest musical minds engage with his genius – without compromise.

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Igor Levit: Featured Artist

Once in a generation comes a piano virtuoso whose intellect is as brilliant – and compelling – as their fingers. As the Barbican’s Featured Artist, Igor Levit demonstrates every facet of his prowess.

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ECHO Rising Stars

The Barbican is proud to be a part of ECHO, the European Concert Halls Organisation – which collaborates each year to give Europe’s brightest young musical stars a truly international platform.

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BBC SO Total Immersion: Anders Hillborg

Journey through the exhilarating world of maverick Swedish composer Hillborg. His flamboyant clarinet concerto Peacock Tales and the undefinable Beast Sampler sit alongside two UK premieres.

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner: Beethoven's Complete Symphonies

Three decades on from his pioneering period instrument Beethoven series, Sir John Eliot Gardiner celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a bold new vision of this greatest of all symphonic cycles.