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Les Arts Florissants: Monteverdi Madrigals Book 8Les Arts Florissants: Monteverdi Madrigals Book 8The baroque ensemble performs the composer's Madrigals Of War And Love.2015-05-24T14:00:00+01002015-05-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Les Arts Florissants: Monteverdi Madrigals Book 8
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsLSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsSenior musicians from the Guildhall School including violinist Venetia Jollands, violist Christoph Slenczka, cellist Peteris Sokolovskis and double bassist Iurii Gavryliuk perform Beethoven's Septet In E.2015-05-24T18:00:00+01002015-05-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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London Symphony Orchestra/Daniel HardingLondon Symphony Orchestra/Daniel HardingThe German violinist Christian Tetzlaff performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto. The orchestra is joined by the London Symphony Chorus, directed by conductor Daniel Harding, in a performance of the grand-scale German Requiem by Brahms.2015-05-24T19:30:00+01002015-05-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding
 
Ninagawa Company: HamletNinagawa Company: HamletNinagawa Company: HamletAs well as the highly anticipated production starring Benedict Cumberbatch later in the year, the Barbican is also staging a Ninagawa Company production of Hamlet in 2015. As part of a celebration of Ninagawa's eightieth birthday, the new version of Shakespeare's classic stars popular Japanese actor Tatsuya Fujiwara, best known for his roles in the2015-05-24T00:00:00+01002015-05-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES  21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th May 2015
As well as the highly anticipated production starring Benedict Cumberbatch later in the year, the Barbican is also staging a Ninagawa Company production of Ham... More about this event
 
An Evening With Nigel Kennedy And Oxford PhilomusicaAn Evening With Nigel Kennedy And Oxford PhilomusicaThe popular violinist bridges musical boundaries with Oxford Philomusica in an evening of improvisation and showmanship from one of the world's most dynamic musicians.2015-05-25T19:30:00+01002015-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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An Evening With Nigel Kennedy And Oxford Philomusica
 
Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as CollectorMagnificent Obsessions: The Artist as CollectorMagnificent Obsessions: The Artist as CollectorThe Barbican delves into the world of collectors for Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, the first major exhibition in the UK to present the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. Its display of masterpieces, post-war pieces and oddball artefacts comes from such artists as Peter Blake, Edmund de Waal and Damien Hir2015-05-25T10:00:00+01002015-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
DATES  12th February to 25th May 2015
The Barbican delves into the world of collectors for Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, the first major exhibition in the UK to present the perso... More about this event
 
SHHHHSHHHHAn all-day celebration of music and art.2015-05-25T11:00:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Barbican Exhibition: Building A LandmarkThe Barbican Exhibition: Building A LandmarkRarely seen photographs of the construction of the building from a bomb site into a brutalist architectural landmark.2015-05-25T09:00:00+01002015-11-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Barbican Exhibition: Building A Landmark
 
Open Art Surgery: Workshop (Over 4s)Open Art Surgery: Workshop (Over 4s)Children can learn different painting techniques to create their own magical masterpiece.2015-05-26T10:30:00+01002015-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Open Art Surgery: Workshop (Over 4s)
 
Burnt By The Sun: A Guildhall School ProductionBurnt By The Sun: A Guildhall School ProductionA historic drama set in 1936 Russia.2015-05-26T19:30:00+01002015-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Burnt By The Sun: A Guildhall School Production
 
Matthias GoerneMatthias GoerneThe German baritone is joined by the pianist Piotr Anderszewski, performing Schumann's Liederkreis Op 39 and a selection of lieder.2015-05-28T19:30:00+01002015-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Matthias Goerne
 
Ninagawa Company: Kafka on the ShoreNinagawa Company: Kafka on the ShoreNinagawa Company: Kafka on the ShoreThe second Ninagawa Company production to be staged at the Barbican this May, this theatrical adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore stars the Japanese Academy Award-winning star of The Twilight Samurai, Rie Miyazawa. A mind-bending novel by one of Japan's most widely read and highly regarded authors, Kafka on the Shore comprises of two2015-05-28T00:00:00+01002015-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  28th, 29th and 30th May 2015
The second Ninagawa Company production to be staged at the Barbican this May, this theatrical adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore stars the Japa... More about this event
 
Kafka On The ShoreKafka On The ShoreYukio Ninagawa brings Haruki Murakami's text to the stage adapted by Frank Galati, with an ensemble including the Japanese Academy Award-winning star of The Twilight Samurai, Rie Miyazawa.2015-05-28T19:15:00+01002015-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Kafka On The Shore
 
Signum Saxophone QuartetSignum Saxophone QuartetThe recital from the Cologne-based quartet will include a work by Georg Friedrich Haas and Glazunov's Op. 109. There will also be a post-concert discussion led by Head of Chamber Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alistair Tait.2015-05-29T13:00:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Signum Saxophone Quartet
 
Fatoumata Diawara And Roberto FonsecaFatoumata Diawara And Roberto FonsecaThe singer and pianist collaborate on a melange of jazz, soul and world originals.2015-05-30T19:30:00+01002015-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Fatoumata Diawara And Roberto Fonseca
 
Souad MassiSouad MassiThe Algerian rock folk singer-songwriter and guitarist presents material from her upcoming album Al-Mutakallimun. With support from Le Trio Joubran joined by percussionist Youssef Hbeisch.2015-05-31T19:30:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Souad Massi
 
Sun Kil MoonSun Kil MoonThe American singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek performs his folk-rock material.2015-06-01T20:00:00+01002015-06-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Sun Kil Moon
 
Australia Piano QuartetAustralia Piano QuartetThe group performs Sculthorpe's Landscapes II, Schumann's Piano Quartet In E Flat Major, Jack Symonds's Scherzino and Faure's Piano Quartet No 2 In G Minor.2015-06-02T19:30:00+01002015-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Australia Piano Quartet
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Daniel HardingLondon Symphony Orchestra/Daniel HardingThe Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, and conductor Daniel Harding leads the orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No 5, and a recent work composed by Edward Rushton.2015-06-02T19:30:00+01002015-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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London Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding
 
Not I/Footfalls/RockabyNot I/Footfalls/RockabyNot I/Footfalls/RockabyFollowing sold-out shows at the Royal Court Theatre and Southbank Centre in 2014, Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby transfer to the Barbican in June 2015. Irish actress Lisa Dwan returns to perform in the three Samuel Beckett monologues, directed by Walter Asmus. Not I, performed as a speaking mouth spotlit in the blackness, was first debuted at the Royal Co2015-06-02T00:00:00+01002015-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Theatre
DATES  2nd to 7th Jun 2015
Following sold-out shows at the Royal Court Theatre and Southbank Centre in 2014, Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby transfer to the Barbican in June 2015. Irish actress ... More about this event
 
Lisa Dwan: Not I/Footfalls/RockabyLisa Dwan: Not I/Footfalls/RockabyThe actress performs in three late Samuel Beckett works directed by Walter Asmus.2015-06-02T13:00:00+01002015-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Lisa Dwan: Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby
 
Afternoon Poems: Edward Thomas: Goodbye Old WorldAfternoon Poems: Edward Thomas: Goodbye Old WorldA reading of Thomas's poetry.2015-06-03T18:30:00+01002015-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Afternoon Poems: Edward Thomas: Goodbye Old World
 
Rick CordellRick CordellAn exhibition of photographs by Rick Cordell, a photographer and lecturer at the University of the Arts London.2015-06-03T09:30:00+01002015-06-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Rick Cordell
 
Waiting for GodotWaiting for GodotWaiting for GodotPart of the Barbican's International Beckett Season, the Sydney Theatre Company presents their take on Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot. Quintessential comedy duo Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving star as Estragon and Vladimir, who, burdened with aching feet and bladder problems, pass the time near a tree while they wait for Godot. 2015-06-04T00:00:00+01002015-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  4th to 13th June 2015
Part of the Barbican's International Beckett Season, the Sydney Theatre Company presents their take on Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot. Quinte... More about this event
 
Murray PerahiaMurray PerahiaThe American concert pianist and conductor performs.2015-06-05T19:30:00+01002015-06-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Murray Perahia
 
Olwen FouereOlwen FouereThe leading Irish theatre artist performs a reading of Samuel Beckett's evocative short prose and enigmatic text, Lessness.2015-06-05T13:30:00+01002015-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Olwen Fouere
 
Nico Muhly SentencesNico Muhly SentencesNico Muhly's dramatic monologue Sentences explores the life and ideas of codebreaker and technological pioneer Alan Turing. Following Turing's posthumous pardon in 2013, more attention has been given to his treatment by state and society and how the scientist, who served the country during World War Two with his decoding skills, was driven to suici2015-06-06T19:30:00+01002015-06-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 6th June 2015
Nico Muhly's dramatic monologue Sentences explores the life and ideas of codebreaker and technological pioneer Alan Turing. Following Turing's posthumous pardo... More about this event
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsLSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsPianist Erdem Misirlioglu, violinist Pablo Hernan Benedi and cellist Michael Petrov perform Korngold's Piano Trio.2015-06-07T18:00:00+01002015-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra / Marin AlsopLondon Symphony Orchestra / Marin AlsopIn September 2013, Marin Alsop made history as the first female conductor of the BBC's Last Night of the Proms. She returns to London in June 2015 to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Korngold's Violin Concerto, featuring the Canadian musician James Ehnes. The Sunday evening concert will also include Bartok's Divertimento fo2015-06-07T19:30:00+01002015-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 7th June 2015 - 7.30pm
In September 2013, Marin Alsop made history as the first female conductor of the BBC's Last Night of the Proms. She returns to London in June 2015 to conduct t... More about this event
 
Guildhall School Of Music & Drama: Phaedra And Ein LandarztGuildhall School Of Music & Drama: Phaedra And Ein LandarztA double bill of contrasting works by one of the towering and most prolific figures in late 20th and early 21st century opera, German composer Hans Werner Henze.2015-06-08T19:00:00+01002015-06-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Guildhall School Of Music & Drama: Phaedra And Ein Landarzt
 
EAudio Help DayEAudio Help DayHelp with accessing and downloading eAudio books.2015-06-09T11:00:00+01002015-06-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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EAudio Help Day
 
EC4 Music In Aid Of The Prince's TrustEC4 Music In Aid Of The Prince's TrustTim Crosley conducts Bernstein's Candide Overture and Chichester Psalms, Copland's Appalachian Spring, Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue, Vaughan Williams's Serenade To Music, Whitacre's Water Night and Parry's Blest Pair Of Sirens, with Olga Stezhko, piano.2015-06-09T19:30:00+01002015-06-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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EC4 Music In Aid Of The Prince's Trust
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Andre PrevinLondon Symphony Orchestra/Andre PrevinViolinist Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the orchestra for Andre Previn's Violin Concerto and Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2.2015-06-10T19:30:00+01002015-06-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Andre Previn
 
All That FallAll That FallPan Pan Theatre presents Samuel Beckett's first radio play with the audience seated in rocking chairs, multiple speakers and ambient lighting.2015-06-10T11:30:00+01002015-06-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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All That Fall
 
Stelios Vamvakaris & Alex Kapranos: Markos Vamvakaris TributeStelios Vamvakaris & Alex Kapranos: Markos Vamvakaris TributeA multi-media tribute to Markos Vamvakaris featuring bouzouki player Stelios Vamvakaris, the son of Markos, as well as a stellar line-up of top Greek musicians.2015-06-11T19:30:00+01002015-06-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Stelios Vamvakaris & Alex Kapranos: Markos Vamvakaris Tribute
 
Joan Manuel SerratJoan Manuel SerratThe veteran singer from Barcelona performs his popular music repertoire.2015-06-12T19:30:00+01002015-06-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Joan Manuel Serrat
 
Rough For Theatre I And Act Without Words IIRough For Theatre I And Act Without Words IICompany SJ presents a double bill of plays by Samuel Beckett, directed by Sarah Jane Scaife and starring Bryan Burroughs, Raymond Keane and Trevor Knight.2015-06-12T19:30:00+01002015-06-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Rough For Theatre I And Act Without Words II
 
Honouring Intentions: The Director and Beckett: Panel DiscussionHonouring Intentions: The Director and Beckett: Panel DiscussionA discussion on the role of the director in staging Beckett's work.2015-06-13T17:00:00+01002015-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Honouring Intentions: The Director and Beckett: Panel Discussion
 
Weekend Lab: International Beckett Season: WorkshopWeekend Lab: International Beckett Season: WorkshopWith Pan Pan Theatre's director, Gavin Quinn.2015-06-13T10:30:00+01002015-06-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Weekend Lab: International Beckett Season: Workshop
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra/Bernard HaitinkAlina Ibragimova joins the orchestra for Mozart's Violin Concerto No 3 and Mahler's Symphony No 1, Titan.2015-06-14T19:30:00+01002015-06-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
 
Barbican Open Salon: With Baroness Susan Greenfield: Is Social Media Changing Our Brain: TalkBarbican Open Salon: With Baroness Susan Greenfield: Is Social Media Changing Our Brain: TalkThe leading neuroscientist discuss her latest work, Mind Change.2015-06-17T19:30:00+01002015-06-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Barbican Open Salon: With Baroness Susan Greenfield: Is Social Media Changing Our Brain: Talk
 
David ArnoldDavid ArnoldArnold will sing, play keyboard and guitar alongside the 70-piece Manchester Camerata Orchestra as they perform songs, scores and themes from his broad and varied career.2015-06-18T20:00:00+01002015-06-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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David Arnold
 
Krapp's Last TapeKrapp's Last TapeKrapp's Last TapeVisionary directory and visual artist Robert Wilson brings Samuel Beckett's haunting Krapp's Last Tape to life for the Barbican International Beckett Season. The one-man show is set during the cacophony of a torrential thunderstorm and sees an old man prepare to archive his last year on tape, just as he has every birthday since he was young. Upon l2015-06-19T00:00:00+01002015-06-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  19th, 20th and 21st June 2015
Visionary directory and visual artist Robert Wilson brings Samuel Beckett's haunting Krapp's Last Tape to life for the Barbican International Beckett Season. T... More about this event
 
Weekend Lab: Michael Clark Company: WorkshopWeekend Lab: Michael Clark Company: WorkshopLearn the skills and techniques required for the choreography created by the dancer.2015-06-20T10:30:00+01002015-06-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Weekend Lab: Michael Clark Company: Workshop
 
How To Get A Good Night's Sleep: TalkHow To Get A Good Night's Sleep: TalkAn informative talk.2015-06-21T12:30:00+01002015-06-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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How To Get A Good Night's Sleep: Talk
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra/Bernard HaitinkThe London Symphony Chorus joins the orchestra for Beethoven's Overture, Leonore No 2, Calm Sea And Prosperous Voyage and Symphony No 9.2015-06-21T19:30:00+01002015-06-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
 
Danish String QuartetDanish String QuartetThe group performs works by Beethoven and Nielsen.2015-06-22T19:30:00+01002015-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Danish String Quartet
 
Elgar Cello Concerto: Northern Lights Symphony OrchestraElgar Cello Concerto: Northern Lights Symphony OrchestraThe orchestra performs Elgar's Cello Concerto In E Minor with cellist Jamie Walton, Alwyn's Symphony No 4 and Walton's Crown Imperial. Conducted by Adam Johnson.2015-06-24T19:30:00+01002015-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Elgar Cello Concerto: Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra
 
To Kill A MockingbirdTo Kill A MockingbirdTo Kill A MockingbirdSet in the Deep South, Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel won multiple awards when it premiered in 2013 at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Now, two years later, the stage version of To Kill a Mockingbird, the brilliant book about racial injustice in a small-town community, comes to the Barbican following 2015-06-24T19:30:00+01002015-07-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  24th June to 25th July 2015
Set in the Deep South, Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel won multiple awards when it premiered in 2013 at Regent's P... More about this event
 
LSO Discovery ConcertLSO Discovery ConcertThe young musicians from across East London present their annual performance.2015-06-25T19:30:00+01002015-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Discovery Concert
 
Barbican Library TourBarbican Library TourA tour of the library.2015-06-25T13:00:00+01002015-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Barbican Library Tour
 
Station To Station: A 30 Day HappeningStation To Station: A 30 Day HappeningPerformances, works and residencies by over 100 artists including Siobhan Davies, Ed Ruscha, Terry Riley, Stephen Shore, Lawrence Weiner, Urs Fischer, Martin Creed, Olaf Breuning, Suicide and many more.2015-06-26T09:00:00+01002015-07-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Station To Station: A 30 Day Happening
 
BoredomsBoredomsThe band from Osaka, japan, performs its experimental and noise -rock material.2015-06-27T19:30:00+01002015-06-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Boredoms
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Pablo Heras CasadoLondon Symphony Orchestra/Pablo Heras CasadoThe orchestra is joined by Joshua Bell for a programme including Sibelius' Violin Concerto.2015-06-28T19:30:00+01002015-06-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Pablo Heras Casado
 
The Strad SundaysThe Strad SundaysA violin-makers exhibition and pre-concert talks in collaboration with the LSO International Violin Festival.2015-06-28T15:00:00+01002015-06-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Strad Sundays
 
Coming Together: Reinventing The Arts Centre: Panel DiscussionComing Together: Reinventing The Arts Centre: Panel DiscussionA panel discussion about the expansion of London's arts infrastructure.2015-06-29T19:00:00+01002015-06-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Coming Together: Reinventing The Arts Centre: Panel Discussion
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon RattleLondon Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon RattleA programme featuring works by Brahms and Dovrak. Krystian Zimerman performs Brahms' Piano Concerto No 1, and the orchestra perform Dvorak's works based on Czech folk legends, The Wild Dove and The Golden Spinning-Wheel.2015-07-02T19:30:00+01002015-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
 
Junior Guildhall Symphony OrchestraJunior Guildhall Symphony OrchestraJulian Clayton conducts Extracts From Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Emmanuel Sejourne's Concerto For Marimba And Strings and Ravel's La Valse, with Verity Lloyd, percussion.2015-07-04T18:00:00+01002015-07-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
 
Siobhan Davies Dance In Residence, Station To Station At The BarbicanSiobhan Davies Dance In Residence, Station To Station At The Barbican2015-07-04T12:00:00+01002015-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Siobhan Davies Dance In Residence, Station To Station At The Barbican
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle: The Monster In The MazeLondon Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle: The Monster In The MazeThe LSO Youth and Community Choirs join the LSO in a performance of Jonathan Dove's children's opera, as well as a performance of Walton's First Symphony.2015-07-05T19:30:00+01002015-07-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle: The Monster In The Maze
 
Chick Corea & Herbie HancockChick Corea & Herbie HancockThe award-winning and influential jazz performers unite.2015-07-06T19:30:00+01002015-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock
 
Mozart Piano ConcertosMozart Piano ConcertosThe Academy of Ancient Music performs Mozart's Overture, Lucio Silla, Concerto No 5 in D, Levin Allegro to a concerto in G major and Symphony No 29 and JC Bach's arrangment of Mozart's Concerto in D Major.2015-07-07T19:30:00+01002015-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Mozart Piano Concertos
 
Guys And Dolls: A Guildhall School Musical ProductionGuys And Dolls: A Guildhall School Musical ProductionStudents perform the musical adaptation of Damon Runyon's short stories about the New York underworld.2015-07-07T19:30:00+01002015-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Guys And Dolls: A Guildhall School Musical Production
 
The Will Gregory Moog EnsembleThe Will Gregory Moog EnsembleWill Gregory (Goldfrapp), Adrian Utley (Portishead) and an ensemble of jazz, classical and punk musicians exploit the full potential of the Moog synthesiser, performing as a part of this special double bill with American composer Charlemagne Palestine.2015-07-08T19:30:00+01002015-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble
 
SuicideSuicideThis unique show pays tribute to the proto-punk band's indelible influence on the musical landscape.2015-07-09T19:30:00+01002015-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Suicide
 
Keith Emerson: Three FatesKeith Emerson: Three FatesThe keyboardist and composer joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in instrumental reworkings of Emerson Lake And Palmer material alongside new compositions by Emerson.2015-07-10T19:30:00+01002015-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Keith Emerson: Three Fates
 
Burda: Asil Ensemble And Karima SkalliBurda: Asil Ensemble And Karima SkalliMoroccan singer Karima Skalli and the Asil Ensemble perform three Burdas by the greatest Arab composers and poets across the centuries.2015-07-11T19:00:00+01002015-07-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Burda: Asil Ensemble And Karima Skalli
 
Tchaikovsky And West Side StoryTchaikovsky And West Side StoryPianist Connor Heraghty and musicians from leading conservatories present a concert dedicated to the memory of Joe Heraghty. The programme features Tchaikovsky's Concerto no 1 in B flat minor for piano and orchestra Op 23 and Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.2015-07-12T19:30:00+01002015-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Tchaikovsky And West Side Story
 
Zahed SultanZahed SultanAn immersive, multimedia performance resulting from material created in a short period of residency.2015-07-16T19:00:00+01002015-07-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Zahed Sultan
 
Nils Petter MolvaerNils Petter MolvaerThe jazz trumpet innovator performs with guitarist Eivind Aarset and electronica artist Vladislav Delay.2015-07-17T19:30:00+01002015-07-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Nils Petter Molvaer
 
Terry RileyTerry RileyMinimalist composer and electronic music pioneer Terry Riley presents brand new work, created during his residence in the Gallery as part of Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening.2015-07-18T19:30:00+01002015-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Terry Riley
 
Badly Drawn BoyBadly Drawn BoyIndie-pop and folk from the Manchester-based singer-songwriter Damon Gough.2015-07-26T19:00:00+01002015-07-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Badly Drawn Boy
 
HamletHamletHamletBenedict Cumberbatch stars in the title role of Hamlet in Lyndsey Turner's production of Shakespeare's tragedy at the Barbican. The story famously follows the son who is compelled to seek revenge for his father's death, yet while his family is falling apart and his country is getting ready for war, his dilemma threatens his sanity. This production 2015-08-05T19:15:00+01002015-10-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES  5th August to 31st October 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the title role of Hamlet in Lyndsey Turner's production of Shakespeare's tragedy at the Barbican. The story famously follows the ... More about this event
 
The Love Of The FirefliesThe Love Of The FirefliesAn irreverent comedy written and directed by Alejandro Ricano, and inspired by American road movies. Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.2015-10-06T19:45:00+01002015-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Love Of The Fireflies
 
Lagartijas Tiradas Al SolLagartijas Tiradas Al SolA politically charged documentary-based performance charting a turbulent period in the recent history of modern Mexico, using archive video footage, projections and real statistics.2015-10-09T19:45:00+01002015-10-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol
 
The Robert Cray BandThe Robert Cray BandThe Grammy Award-winning blues-rock musician performs with his backing group.2015-10-12T19:30:00+01002015-10-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Robert Cray Band
 
Out Of India: Modern MovesOut Of India: Modern MovesPerformances providing an insight into everyday life in modern India. Featuring the duet NH7 by Bangalore-born Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy, Trikonanga by Hemabharathy Palani and Nerves by Surjit Nongmeikapam.2015-10-21T19:45:00+01002015-10-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Out Of India: Modern Moves
 
Tablet SonataTablet SonataPianist Stephen Hough performs a specially commissioned sonata written for the occasion.2015-10-23T19:00:00+01002015-10-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Tablet Sonata
 
Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 1Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 12015-10-25T19:30:00+00002015-10-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 1
 
Marcus MillerMarcus MillerThe American bassist and composer performs jazz.2015-10-26T19:30:00+00002015-10-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Marcus Miller
 
Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 2Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 22015-10-28T19:30:00+00002015-10-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Take Two : Oliver Knussen In Focus 2
 
Written In SandWritten In SandAn anthology of spoken word pieces by the seminal American performance artist Karen Finley, confronting the issues of the 1980s AIDS crisis in New York.2015-10-28T20:00:00+00002015-10-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Written In Sand
 
Britten Sinfonia & Eddie GomezBritten Sinfonia & Eddie Gomez2015-11-18T19:30:00+00002015-11-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Britten Sinfonia & Eddie Gomez
 
The BodyThe BodyA physical, multimedia performance exploring human consciousness by the winners of the 2015 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari.2015-11-19T19:30:00+00002015-11-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
The Body
 
Messiah 2015Messiah 20152015-12-15T19:30:00+00002015-12-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Messiah 2015
 
Get HappyGet HappyA wild, mischievous world of artfully controlled chaos.2015-12-17T10:30:00+00002016-01-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Get Happy
 
Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus 1Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus 12016-02-09T19:30:00+00002016-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus 1
 
The EncounterThe EncounterA solo, multimedia performance in which Simon McBurney traces the journey of National Geographic photographer, Loren McIntyre, into the depths of the Amazon rainforest.2016-02-12T19:30:00+00002016-03-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
The Encounter
 
Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus IITake Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus II2016-02-13T15:00:00+00002016-02-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus II
 
MacMillan's Seven Last Words From The CrossMacMillan's Seven Last Words From The Cross2016-03-25T18:00:00+00002016-03-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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MacMillan's Seven Last Words From The Cross
 
Kings Of WarKings Of WarToneelgroep Amsterdam presents a contemporary dramatic adaptation in which Shakespeare's kings - Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III - are recast as modern-day political leaders. Directed by Ivo van Hove.2016-04-22T18:30:00+01002016-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Kings Of War
 
Britten SinfoniaBritten SinfoniaPianist Benjamin Grosvenor and violinist Jacqueline Shave direct the orchestra in performances of Bartok String Quartet No 2 (2nd movement), Mozart's Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat, K595 and Strauss' Metamorphosen.2016-05-01T19:30:00+01002016-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Britten Sinfonia
 
The Dark Mirror - Zender's WinterreiseThe Dark Mirror - Zender's WinterreiseTenor Ian Bostridge joins the Britten Sinfonia under conductor Baldur Bronnimann, for a performance of Hans Zender's orchestral re-imagining of Schubert's expressionistic song-cycle.2016-05-12T19:45:00+01002016-05-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
The Dark Mirror - Zender's Winterreise
 
The Shadow KingThe Shadow King2016-06-22T19:45:00+01002016-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Shadow King
 
 
 

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