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Tagged: Barbican Presents 2019-20

Image of creation of the world

Arcangelo: Haydn’s Creation

The Biblical creation story told in music of cosmic grandeur; a journey of uninhibited joy from the dramatic moment the first ray of light hits the waters of the deep.

Jean Guihen Queyras holding a cello over his head

Bach: Six Suites, Six Echoes

Bach’s music speaks across time, yet somehow exists outside of any era. Queyras pairs each of the six cello suites with an echo from our own time in a stimulating dialogue of spirit and mind.

Lang Lang leaning on piano

Lang Lang plays the Goldberg Variations

A profoundly personal project for one of the 21st century’s most influential musical personalities: Lang Lang tackles one of the most legendary keyboard works ever written.

Mariss Jansons with raised arms conducting

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Jansons

Following the sad news of Mariss Jansons's passing in December 2019, we have been unable to secure a replacement conductor and therefore regretfully have to cancel this performance.

Ann-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis performing

Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Beethoven

Three of Beethoven’s most celebrated violin sonatas from one of the world’s pre-eminent violinists.

Noa Wildschut

ECHO Rising Stars: Noa Wildschut

Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky are the cornerstones of this showcase recital from the young Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut.

Murray Perahia sitting at piano

Murray Perahia in recital

We regret to announce that unfortunately Murray Perahia has had to withdraw from his recital on 21 April 2020 due to ill health, so this concert is cancelled. 

Iestyn Davies

The English Concert: Handel’s Rodelinda

Lucy Crowe and Iestyn Davies are the devoted partners Rodelinda and Bertarido, heading a cast packed with exactly the sort of vocal star-power that Handel would have expected.

New York Phil performing

New York Philharmonic: Mahler Symphony No 1

See a small piece of music history, as Jaap van Zweden makes his first London appearance as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.

New York Phil encore

New York Philharmonic: Mahler Symphony No 2

Mahler’s Resurrection opens on the brink of the abyss and finishes at the end and rebirth of all existence. Every performance is special, but how much more so when the orchestra is Mahler’s own?