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Tagged: Barbican Presents 2020-21

The wondrous Iestyn Davies gazing into the middle distance

An Anatomy of Melancholy

Iestyn Davies’s crystalline voice, Netia Jones’s haunting visuals, and John Dowland’s ravishingly bittersweet music come together in an intimate theatrical meditation on the consolations of sorrow.

Jess Gillam smiling happily in anticipation of her concert at the lso

ECHO Rising Stars: Jess Gillam

Brilliant saxophonist Jess Gillam opens a new ECHO Rising Stars series featuring Europe’s most vibrant young musicians, performing a selection of classics spanning four centuries.

An image of Migra Gražintė-Tyla conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with great vigour

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Gražinytė-Tyla

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has announced she is expecting her second child in August 2020 and will therefore no longer be able to conduct this concert.

An image of Franz Welser-Möst conducting the Cleveland Orchestra with great enthusiasm

The Cleveland Orchestra/Welser-Möst

Igor Levit joins one of the truly great US orchestras and Franz Welser-Möst in Mozart at his most playful, Scriabin at his most romantic, and Thomas Adès at his most thrillingly original.

An image of Laurence Equilbey conducting enthusiastically

Insula Orchestra: Mozart's Requiem

Mozart’s awe-inspiring Requiem makes even more of an impact in an imaginative musical context – a real speciality of Laurence Equilbey and her energising, uncompromising Insula Orchestra. 

The Estonian Chamber Choir singing ethereally alongside the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Bach & Pärt

Time becomes space, as the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir bring J S Bach and Arvo Pärt into spiritual and emotional communion.

Richard Tognetti passionately playing his violin

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Kreutzer Sonata

Virtuosity, intensity and emotion in the raw: masterpieces by Beethoven, Janáček and a new work by Thomas Adès show off the Australian Chamber Orchestra at their super-charged best. 

Richard Tognetti playing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Indies & Idols

Discover how the kaleidoscopic dissonances and tripped-out textures of 20th-century Polish classical music ended up inspiring some of the boldest sounds in 21st-century culture.

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato

LSO/Pappano: Christian Tetzlaff & Joyce DiDonato

LSO Weekend Explorer

Triple threat: when mezzo Joyce DiDonato, violinist Christian Tetzlaff and maestro Sir Antonio Pappano are in the same concert, what more is there to say?

Am image of Isata sitting by the piano and smiling

Isata Kanneh-Mason in recital

One of Britain’s most talked-about young pianists gives an imaginative and characteristic solo recital, encompassing works from Beethoven and Clara Schumann to Barber and Gershwin.