Not so private passions. Sir Simon Rattle conducts personal favourites from three centuries, by Strauss, Brahms and Haydn.
Sir Simon is on the record as being ‘crazy about Haydn’, and this joyous, exuberantly inventive little symphony is just the start of a concert that’s big on melody and even bigger on heart.
The other works featured are equally inventive, with an orchestral Serenade from Brahms's that does away with the violins and Strauss's neo-classical incidental music to Molière's play Le bourgeois gentilhomme.
Under new guidelines, there are fewer available seats in the Barbican Hall, set as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. You can only sit in the same seating cluster as someone from your own household (or support bubble) and we ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.
Tickets must be booked online in advance.
Two performances: 3.30pm & 6.30pm
The performances are expected to last 1 hour 30 minutes. There will be no interval.
The performances take the place of the concert originally scheduled at 7.30pm on Thursday 18 March.
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£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.