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Sakari Oramo conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating Finland

We celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence, bringing together the best of its distinctive musical culture past and present, including a full Sibelius symphony cycle by Sakari Oramo and the BBC SO.

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Academy of Ancient Music 2017–18

The Academy of Ancient Music engages audiences across the world with historically informed performances of Baroque and Classical music.

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Academy of Ancient Music 2017–18 Multibuy

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

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Bernstein 100

Composer, conductor, showman, educator, activist: Bernstein electrified every aspect of American music, and his 100th birthday celebration at the Barbican is as dynamic and diverse as the man himself.

Jeremy Denk piano

Jeremy Denk: Milton Court Artist-in-Residence

Jeremy Denk isn’t like other pianists. He’s a virtuoso who submits happily to the sublime simplicity of Mozart; a keyboard philosopher who’s never happier than playing Gershwin.

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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts 2017-18 Multibuy

Book any four or more concerts for £10 each. Concession tickets are not eligible for the multi-buy discount as discounts cannot be combined.

ECHO Rising Stars 2017–18

ECHO Rising Stars 2017–18

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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LSO Family Concerts 2017-18 Multibuy

Book all three LSO Family Concerts together and save 10% on adult tickets.

Portrait of Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Composer Focus

Looking at the vibrant creativity of one of the finest living composers, this series takes in performances from across our resident and associate ensembles, including Salonen's old band, the LA Phil.

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Edge of Frame Multibuy

See both Edge of Frame screenings for £15 when tickets are booked for both events in the same transaction. 

Discount is applied at check out.