Sir Simon Rattle journeys around the first half of the 20th century, from Ravel's fairytale ballet score to the music of percussion pioneer Lou Harrison, joined by soprano Barbara Hannigan.
Hannigan has been called ‘the coolest soprano around’, and few singers can find their way more surely to the heart of the matter – in this case the contrasting surreal imagery of Varese and dreamy nostalgia of Barber.
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 20 minutes. There will be no interval.
The performances take the place of the concert originally scheduled at 7pm on Sunday 21 March.
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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.