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Festivals & seasons

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Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts 2018–19

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

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London Symphony Orchestra 2018–19 Multibuy

Buy four or more events* at the same time and save between 20% and 40%. Book before 31 July 2018 and continue to use your discount for any further top-up bookings** you make later in the season.

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London Symphony Orchestra 2018–19

The London Symphony Orchestra 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.

Classical Premieres and Commissions Series Page 2018-19

Classical Premieres and Commissions 2018–19

From the urban pulse of Steve Reich to the elemental force of Harrison Birtwistle, the world of contemporary classical music is more diverse, original and explosive than at any time in recent history.

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Electronic music, natural sounds...

Electronic musicians and producers take their signature ambient and techno sounds down new routes, experimenting with acoustic instrumentation.


Generations: Russian Cinema of Change

Defiant, electric and subversive, this season of cult and landmark films charts an extraordinary century of change in Russia.

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ECHO Rising Stars 2018–19

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 Symphony Orchestra 2018–19

The backbone of the BBC Proms and one of the UK's finest orchestras, the BBC SO performs a thrilling, distinctive range of music, from works at the heart of classical music to contemporary premieres.

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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.