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Tagged: Barbican Presents 2019-20

Yuja Wang playing pinao

LA Phil/Dudamel: The Rite of Spring

Dudamel, Yuja Wang, the Rite of Spring and a John Adams premiere – a concert that positively shouts energy, colour and joy.

Herbie Hancock wearing a suit and pink cravat

Herbie Hancock with LA Phil/Dudamel

The USA’s most talked-about conductor and orchestra meet a giant of jazz.

photo of gustavo dudamel conducting

LA Phil/Dudamel: Bruckner Symphony No 4

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic finish their Barbican residency with two epic visions of nature.

Andreas Ottensamer and Yuja Wang at a piano

Andreas Ottensamer and Yuja Wang in recital

Yuja Wang is one of the most compelling musical personalities of our time. Alongside clarinet royalty Andreas Ottensamer – principal clarinettist of the Berlin Phil – the results will raise the roof.

Tafelmusik ensemble in warehouse

Tafelmusik: Love and Betrayal

One of the world’s foremost Baroque ensembles remind us that this music is – consummately – about emotion, with a programme of Handel and Vivaldi aimed straight at the heart.

Pretty Yende outside

Pretty Yende in recital with Michele d’Elia

In her first solo recital at the Barbican, Pretty Yende explores both German romantic song and the sunlit world of Italian bel canto.

Andras Schiff at piano on stage

Budapest Festival Orchestra and Sir András Schiff

In the first of four concerts celebrating Beethoven’s Piano Concertos, Sir András Schiff joins the BFO and Iván Fischer in the enigmatic, poetic Fourth – a true meeting of musical minds.

Budapest Festival Orchestra on stage Ivan Fisher conducting

Budapest Festival Orchestra and Sir András Schiff

Sir András Schiff, Iván Fischer and the peerless Budapest Festival Orchestra continue their anniversary salute to the music of Beethoven with his mighty Emperor Concerto.

Arcadi Volodos sat at the piano

Arcadi Volodos in recital

Any British appearance by the Russian-born master-pianist Arcadi Volodos is a major event. This programme of Schumann and Liszt traces a journey to the innermost soul of 19th-century romanticism.

William Christie and Les Arts Florissants

40 Years of Les Arts Florissants: A Baroque Odyssey

Born out of a belief that Baroque music should make its audiences want to laugh, cry and dance, Les Arts Florissants celebrate their 40th birthday, powered by an unquenchably Gallic joie-de-vivre.