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Academy of Ancient Music 2018–19 Multibuy

15% discount when booking 5 or more Ancient Academy music concerts at the same time.

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Academy of Ancient Music 2018–19

The Academy of Ancient Music brings to life music from Monteverdi to Mozart in the way it was first intended to be heard.

Joyce DiDonato Baroque series page

Drama of the Baroque

Drama is everything when it comes to the Baroque - and we’ve got plenty of it, from the tragedy of Dido and Aeneas to the startling modern sensuality of Handel’s Semele.

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BBC Symphony Orchestra 2018–19 Multibuy

15% discount when booking 3–5 BBC SO concerts at the same time.
20% discount when booking 6 or more BBC SO concerts at the same time.

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Make! Contemporary Christmas Craft

Create your own Brutalist Christmas crackers, origami-style decorations, hand-cut paper wreaths and more... 

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International Orchestras Multibuy 2018–19

Barbican members can save with our International Orchestras multibuy

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International Orchestras 2018–19

The Barbican is London’s home-from-home for the world’s great orchestras.

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BBC Singers 2018–19

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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Il Pomo d’Oro: Featured International Baroque Ensemble

The sensational Italian ensemble perform Handel's SerseAgrippina – starring Joyce DiDonato – and two Baroque instrumental concerts as our Featured International Baroque Ensemble.

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Britten Sinfonia 2018–19

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.