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Tagged: Barbican Presents 2020-21

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ECHO Rising Stars: James Newby

Our own ECHO Rising Stars nomination, baritone and Guildhall School alumnus James Newby was an obvious and deserving choice for a Europe-wide showcase – come and hear why.

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Explore Scarlatti

Inventive, exuberant, and endlessly entertaining, the keyboard music of Domenico Scarlatti is a treasure-trove of musical possibilities. Explore a genius without limits in this day-long celebration.

An ethereal image of Khatia in a stately garden with wind in her hair, expertly playing the piano with great emotion

Khatia Buniatishvili in recital

Come for the fireworks, stay for the poetry: Khatia Buniatishvili brings her barnstorming technique and thoughtful musicality to piano music by great Romantic and 20th-century masters.

Seymon Bychkov conducting masterfully

Czech Philharmonic/Bychkov

Join the 125th anniversary celebrations of one of the world’s top orchestras as they perform the beloved masterpiece of their nation’s greatest composer: Dvořák’s New World symphony.

Anne-Sophie Mutter playing the violin

Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Beethoven

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

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Sarah Cahill: The Future is Female

400 years, 62 composers but just one pianist: Sarah Cahill performs a day-long celebration of female voices and female creativity, challenging entrenched myths and persistent prejudices.

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Evgeny Kissin in recital

Evgeny Kissin reaffirms his credentials as one of the greatest pianists of our time in a programme that contrasts Chopin’s romantic miniatures with three very different 20th-century masters.

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Behzod Abduraimov in recital

Behzod Abduraimov plays Rachmaninov’s Corelli Variations and Schumann’s Kreisleriana – a marvellously poetic showcase for this fast-rising pianist.

Sir Antonio Pappano

Pappano & Friends: Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle

Rossini pours his heart out, and Antonio Pappano and friends join in the fun, in this authentically Italian performance of the irresistible Petite Messe Solennelle.

Sheku sitting on a chair holding his cello

Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Isata Kanneh-Mason in recital

A beautiful programme of music for cello and piano by Beethoven, Bridge and Benjamin Britten is performed by the brilliant brother-and-sister duo from ‘Britain’s most musical family’ (The Times).