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Tagged: Young Barbican

Karen Cargill on Stairs

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Saraste

Experience Shostakovich’s masterpiece of despair, grotesquery and anger from height of World War II and a brand new work from a compelling new voice from Finland.

Igor Levit sitting at piano

Igor Levit plays Shostakovich

A master-pianist meets a 20th-century musical landmark that is simultaneously epic and intimate, fiercely intelligent and profoundly emotional.

Illustration of Beethoven wearing Prince's trademark purple suit and holding a guitar

Beethoven Weekender: day tickets

Join us on the Saturday or Sunday of our ultimate Beethoven celebration as we explore the man, the music, and his place in our time in a jam-packed festival weekend.

Illustration of Beethoven with David Bowie's trademark Ziggy Stardust lightning bolt makeup

Beethoven Weekender: weekend tickets

Join the ultimate celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven as we explore the man, the music, and his place in our time in a jam-packed festival weekend.

Evgeny Kissin sitting at piano 2020

Evgeny Kissin plays Beethoven

At the peak of his powers, Kissin finds something timeless and yet new every time he encounters Beethoven. Here he tackles three of the great Piano Sonatas: the Waldstein, Tempest and Pathétique.

Sakari Oramo conducting landscape

BBC Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn's Elijah

A superb cast of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for Mendelssohn’s great choral masterpiece of grandeur and soulfulness, his musical telling of the story of the prophet Elijah.

Lise Davidsen singing on stage portrait

Lise Davidsen in recital with James Baillieu

The hype surrounding the young Norwegian soprano is nothing short of stratospheric, and the luxurious warmth of her voice will be on full display in an evening of lieder at their most darkly romantic.