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Frozen (Sing-A-Long Version)Frozen (Sing-A-Long Version)As children, Anna and Elsa love to play together, taking full advantage of Elsa's ability to create ice and snow from her fingertips. An accident late one night convinces the King to wipe Anna's memory so she forgets about her sibling's hidden talents. Many years later, Elsa unwittingly reveals her powers to the locals and is branded a witch. She f3rd March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Frozen (Sing-A-Long Version)
 
The GloamingThe GloamingThe American five-piece performs folk, who are connected to the Irish folk traditions on the contemporary music scene.3rd March 2015Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Gloaming
 
Life JourneyLife JourneyArtist Meiso Lai combines photographic print on glass, textile hanging with hand stitching on paper and mixed media on canvas, among others, to create works based on her travels.3rd March 2015Wednesday 25th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Life Journey
 
Handel's HerculesHandel's HerculesHarry Bicket conducts a performance of Handel's three part musical drama, featuring Matthew Rose as Hercules, Alice Coote as Dejanira, Elizabeth Watts as Iole and James Gilchrist as Hyllus, with the choir of The English Concert.4th March 2015Wednesday 4th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Handel's Hercules
 
The English Concert: HerculesThe English Concert: HerculesThe London-based baroque orchestra performs Handel's Hercules, conducted by Harry Bicket and starring Matthew Rose as Hercules, Alice Coote as Dejanira and Lucy Crowe as Iole.4th March 2015Wednesday 4th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The English Concert: Hercules
 
AntigoneAntigoneAntigoneOscar winner Juliette Binoche takes the title role in a contemporary reimagining of Sophocles's Antigone at the Barbican this March. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the adaptation has been translated by TS Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson. When her dead brother is labelled a traitor, Antigone defies her uncle Creon, the King of Thebes, who dares her 4th March 2015Saturday 28th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  4th to 28th March 2015
Oscar winner Juliette Binoche takes the title role in a contemporary reimagining of Sophocles's Antigone at the Barbican this March. Directed by Ivo van Hove, ... More about this event
 
Morgan Howell: Super Size ArtMorgan Howell: Super Size ArtSee Morgan Howell's giant, hand painted, 3D copies of the paper sleeve of vinyl singles.4th March 2015Thursday 30th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Morgan Howell: Super Size Art
 
Roman Signer: Slow MovementRoman Signer: Slow MovementSculptural installations and video works by the Swiss artist, based on the kayak.4th March 2015Sunday 31st May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Roman Signer: Slow Movement
 
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Meta4 String QuartetBBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Meta4 String QuartetThe group performs Haydn's String Quartet In B Minor and Bartok's String Quartet No 5.5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Meta4 String Quartet
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraWith conductor Kristjan Jarvi and violinist Roby Lakatos.5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
House PartyHouse Party5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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House Party
 
Unsuk Chin: Alice In WonderlandUnsuk Chin: Alice In WonderlandUnsuk Chin: Alice In WonderlandAdding to the Alice in Wonderland themed events taking place in London in 2015, the year that marks the novel's 150th anniversary, Unsuk Chin's operatic adaptation will be staged at the Barbican. The South Korean composer's startling multi-media operatic adaptation combines the illustrations of Ralph Steadman with interactive animated projections a8th March 2015Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 8th March 2015
Adding to the Alice in Wonderland themed events taking place in London in 2015, the year that marks the novel's 150th anniversary, Unsuk Chin's operatic adapta... More about this event
 
Mendelssohn: ElijahMendelssohn: ElijahLondon Concert Choir presents the oratorio written by Felix Mendelssohn based on the life of Biblical prophet Elijah.10th March 2015Tuesday 10th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Mendelssohn: Elijah
 
Barbican Young Poets Showcase (Ages 14-25)Barbican Young Poets Showcase (Ages 14-25)An evening of poetry and spoken word.11th March 2015Wednesday 11th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Barbican Young Poets Showcase (Ages 14-25)
 
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Ronald BrautigamBBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Ronald BrautigamThe talented pianist performs works by Haydn and Beethoven.12th March 2015Thursday 12th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Ronald Brautigam
 
London Symphony Orchestra: Michael Tilson Thomas 70th Birthday GalaLondon Symphony Orchestra: Michael Tilson Thomas 70th Birthday GalaLondon Symphony Orchestra: Michael Tilson Thomas 70th Birthday GalaThe London Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the orchestra in performances of Colin Matthews' Hidden Variables, Gershwin's Concerto in F and Shostakovich's Symphony No 5. Featuring pianist Yuja Wang in celebration of his 70th birthday. The first of two birthday concerts at the Barbican in the same month, 12th March 2015Thursday 12th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 12th March 2015 - 7.30pm
The London Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the orchestra in performances of Colin Matthews' Hidden Variables, Ger... More about this event
 
BFI Film Academy ShowcaseBFI Film Academy Showcase12th March 2015Thursday 12th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BFI Film Academy Showcase
 
Michael Petrov & Ashley FrippMichael Petrov & Ashley FrippThe cellist and pianist perform Stravinsky's Suite Italienne, Chopin's Berceuse, Three Waltzes Op 70 and Barcarolle and Franck's Sonata in A major.13th March 2015Friday 13th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Michael Petrov & Ashley Fripp
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraThe world premiere of Albert Schnelzer's Tales From Suburbia, plus Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle. With conductor Kirill Karabits.13th March 2015Friday 13th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
LSO Community Choir ConcertLSO Community Choir ConcertAn evening of music from and about France including songs by Durufle, Faure and Saint-Saens.13th March 2015Friday 13th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Community Choir Concert
 
Screenwriting WorkshopScreenwriting WorkshopLearn how to create stories for the screen.14th March 2015Saturday 14th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Screenwriting Workshop
 
Camden Youth JazzCamden Youth JazzAn exploration of jazz styles featuring Camden Big Band, New Camden Jazz Ensemble, Camden Sunday Saxes and Camden Youth Jazz Band.14th March 2015Saturday 14th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Camden Youth Jazz
 
LSO Discovery Day: Jean SibeliusLSO Discovery Day: Jean SibeliusTalks and discussions about the composer.15th March 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Discovery Day: Jean Sibelius
 
London Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson ThomasLondon Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson ThomasLondon Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson ThomasThree nights after his first 70th birthday concert Michael Tilson Thomas is back at the Barbican with the London Symphony Orchestra. Talented young Chinese Pianist Yuja Wang joins the orchestra once again, this time for Britten's Four Sea Interludes, Shostakovich's Concerto No 1 For Piano, Trumpet And Strings and Sibelius' Symphony No 2.15th March 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 15th March 2015 - 7.30pm
Three nights after his first 70th birthday concert Michael Tilson Thomas is back at the Barbican with the London Symphony Orchestra. Talented young Chinese Pia... More about this event
 
MarizaMarizaThe singer from Mozambique, Marisa dos Reis Nunes, performs Portuguese fado music.16th March 2015Monday 16th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Mariza
 
Chamber Music ConcertsChamber Music ConcertsHoward Blake, piano and Benedict Kloeckner, cello, perform Howard Blake's Prelude For Solo Cello, Pennillion For Cello And Piano, Diversions For Cello And Piano and Sonata For Cello And Piano.17th March 2015Tuesday 17th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Chamber Music Concerts
 
SquarepusherSquarepusherThe Chelmsford-born musician, Tom Jenkinson, performs his electronic originals.18th March 2015Wednesday 18th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Squarepusher
 
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Cuarteto CasalsBBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Cuarteto CasalsThe group performs Haydn's String Quartet In F Minor, No 5 and Shostakovich's String Quartet No 2 In A Major.19th March 2015Thursday 19th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Cuarteto Casals
 
Guildhall Symphony OrchestraGuildhall Symphony OrchestraPietari Inkinen conducts the ensemble in a performance of Sibelius's Symphony No 2, Rachmaninov's Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini and Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite.19th March 2015Thursday 19th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
 
Evgeny KissinEvgeny KissinThe pianist performs pieces by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Chopin and Liszt.20th March 2015Friday 20th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Evgeny Kissin
 
Goldberg Variations: Britten Sinfonia/Thomas GouldGoldberg Variations: Britten Sinfonia/Thomas GouldDmitry Sitovestsy's arrangement for strings of Bach's The Goldberg Variations is the centrepiece of this programme, directed by Britten Sinfonia's associate leader, Thomas Gould. Alongside Bach's work, the ensemble will perform recently composed pieces by Tom Coult and Hans Abrahamsen, as well as Locatelli's Concerto Grosso Op 1 No 11 in C minor. T20th March 2015Friday 20th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Goldberg Variations: Britten Sinfonia/Thomas Gould
 
Total Immersion: Boulez At 90Total Immersion: Boulez At 90Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Pierre Boulez's Piano Sonata No 2 and Eclat/Multiples, with pianist Jean-Frederic Neuburger. This concert is part of the Total Immersion: Pierre Boulez at 90 day on Saturday 21st March 2015 with concerts, talks and film screenings taking place at both the Barbican and LSO St Luke's provi21st March 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 21st March 2015 - 1pm
Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Pierre Boulez's Piano Sonata No 2 and Eclat/Multiples, with pianist Jean-Frederic Neuburger. This c... More about this event
 
Junior Guildhall Jazz BandJunior Guildhall Jazz BandThe ensemble performs a selection of vintage standards.21st March 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Junior Guildhall Jazz Band
 
Junior Trinity String Time Day: Workshop (Ages 3-10)Junior Trinity String Time Day: Workshop (Ages 3-10)Young musicians from Trinity Laban.22nd March 2015Sunday 22nd March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Junior Trinity String Time Day: Workshop (Ages 3-10)
 
Strata EastStrata EastGilles Peterson, Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee and Alvin Queen, plus the American singer, Jean Carne, perform jazz and soul.22nd March 2015Sunday 22nd March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Strata East
 
Carl Orff's Carmina BuranaCarl Orff's Carmina BuranaTim Garrard conducts Vaughan Williams's Five Variants Of Dives And Lazarus, Mozart's Symphony No 40 In G Minor and Orff's Carmina Burana.23rd March 2015Monday 23rd March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
 
Julian Baggini: Do We Really Have Free Will': TalkJulian Baggini: Do We Really Have Free Will': TalkThe philosopher discusses his book Freedom Regained.24th March 2015Tuesday 24th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Julian Baggini: Do We Really Have Free Will': Talk
 
Highway 61 Revisited Revisited: TalkHighway 61 Revisited Revisited: TalkA celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's 1965 album.25th March 2015Wednesday 25th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Highway 61 Revisited Revisited: Talk
 
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Atos TrioBBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Atos TrioThe group performs Haydn's Piano Trio In E Major26th March 2015Thursday 26th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Atos Trio
 
Joan ArmatradingJoan ArmatradingSoulful pop-rock by the long-established singer-songwriter from St Kitts embarks on her final major UK tour.26th March 2015Thursday 26th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Joan Armatrading
 
Thames Youth Orchestra Anniversary ConcertThames Youth Orchestra Anniversary ConcertSimon Ferris conducts Mahler's Symphony Number 2, with Sarah Fox, soprano.29th March 2015Sunday 29th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Thames Youth Orchestra Anniversary Concert
 
Dmitri Kogan & The Moscow Camerata Chamber OrchestraDmitri Kogan & The Moscow Camerata Chamber OrchestraThe violinist Dmitri Kogan leads the orchestra as they perform Mozart, Piazzolla and others.30th March 2015Monday 30th March 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Dmitri Kogan & The Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra
 
Benjamin ClementineBenjamin ClementinePop, electronica and spoken word, combined with soulful vocals and piano.1st April 2015Wednesday 1st April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Benjamin Clementine
 
Objects And Words In TransitionObjects And Words In TransitionExplore what objects can say that words cannot through the work of artists using glass, ceramics, wax and print.1st April 2015Monday 27th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Objects And Words In Transition
 
Bach St Matthew PassionBach St Matthew PassionThe orchestra performs Bach's St Matthew Passion with Richard Egarr, harpsichord, Elizabeth Watts, soprano, Sarah Connolly, alto, Andrew Kennedy, tenor and Christopher Purves, bass.3rd April 2015Friday 3rd April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Bach St Matthew Passion
 
Exhibition Tour With Luke NaessensExhibition Tour With Luke NaessensDiscover more about the exhibition Magnificent Obsessions.3rd April 2015Friday 3rd April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Exhibition Tour With Luke Naessens
 
Luke Naessens: Guided TourLuke Naessens: Guided TourLearn about the Magnificent Obsessions exhibition.3rd April 2015Friday 3rd April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Luke Naessens: Guided Tour
 
BBC Singers/O DuoBBC Singers/O DuoThe ensemble performs Veljo Tormis' Curse Upon Iron, Eriks Esenvalds' Northern Lights and The Long Road, Vaughan Williams' Three Shakespeare Songs and conductor Bob Chilcott's The Making of The Drum, among other works.4th April 2015Saturday 4th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Singers/O Duo
 
James MacMillan's St Luke's Passion: Britten SinfoniaJames MacMillan's St Luke's Passion: Britten SinfoniaThe Sinfonia and voices perform Scottish composer's MacMillan's work, informed by the start of the passage in St Luke's Gospel, describing the suffering and death of Christ.5th April 2015Sunday 5th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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James MacMillan's St Luke's Passion: Britten Sinfonia
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsLSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsShostakovich's Two Pieces for String Octet String Quartet No 9 is performed by violinists Ricky Gore, Ionel Manciu, Henry Tong and Amarins Wierdsma, violists May Dolan and Christoph Slenczka, and cellists Thomas Marlin and Yoanna Prodanova.8th April 2015Wednesday 8th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Gianandrea NosedaLondon Symphony Orchestra/Gianandrea NosedaThe Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos performs Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1, with the conductor Gianandrea Noseda leading the orchestra in a performance of Liszt's A Faust Symphony.8th April 2015Wednesday 8th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Gianandrea Noseda
 
James HoldenJames HoldenElectronic artists and composers James Holden, Luke Abbott and Koreless celebrate the work and influence of minimalist composer Terry Riley.9th April 2015Thursday 9th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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James Holden
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Nielsen CycleBBC Symphony Orchestra / Nielsen CycleConductor Sakari Oramo leads the orchestra in this programme which includes the works La Valse and Bolero by Ravel, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 and Nielsen's Symphony No 5. Alexander Toradze is the guest pianist.10th April 2015Friday 10th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Friday 10th April 2015 - 7.30pm
Conductor Sakari Oramo leads the orchestra in this programme which includes the works La Valse and Bolero by Ravel, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 and Nielsen... More about this event
 
Butterfly Preservation WorkshopButterfly Preservation WorkshopWith Margot Magpie.11th April 2015Saturday 11th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Butterfly Preservation Workshop
 
English National Opera: Between WorldsEnglish National Opera: Between WorldsEnglish National Opera: Between WorldsThe highly anticipated operatic debut from composer Tansy Davies, Between Worlds is inspired by the events of 9/11. A sensitive but uplifting piece, it tells the story of a disparate group of individuals trapped high up in one of the Twin Towers, caught between life and death. English National Opera have teamed up with Barbican Artistic Associate D11th April 2015Saturday 25th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Opera
DATES  11th to 25th April 2015
The highly anticipated operatic debut from composer Tansy Davies, Between Worlds is inspired by the events of 9/11. A sensitive but uplifting piece, it tells t... More about this event
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Osmo VanskaLondon Symphony Orchestra/Osmo VanskaThe orchestra plays Estonian composer Arvo Part's Cantus In Memoriam Benjamin Britten, together with Britten's Violin Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphony No 6. With violinist Gil Shaham.12th April 2015Sunday 12th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Osmo Vanska
 
Sinead O ConnorSinead O ConnorA performance by the great singer-songwriter whose songs create emotional snapshots, musical testaments to the indomitability of the human spirit.13th April 2015Monday 13th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Sinead O Connor
 
Joyce DiDonato: Into The FireJoyce DiDonato: Into The FireJoyce DiDonato: Into The FireThe mezzo soprano who has performed in the world's major opera houses, won a Grammy and sung at the Last Night of the Proms in 2013 is joined by the Brentano String Quartet for the climax of her Artist Spotlight series at the Barbican. Joyce DiDonato performs the European premiere of a new song cycle written specially for her by Jake Heggie, who cr14th April 2015Tuesday 14th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Tuesday 14th April 2015 - 7.30pm
The mezzo soprano who has performed in the world's major opera houses, won a Grammy and sung at the Last Night of the Proms in 2013 is joined by the Brentano S... More about this event
 
London Schools Symphony OrchestraLondon Schools Symphony OrchestraPerformance of music and song featuring pianists Maria Joao Pires and Julien Libeer, conductor Ainars Rubikis, and the Equinox Chorus a Social and Artistic project under the leadership of Maria Joao Pires.14th April 2015Tuesday 14th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Schools Symphony Orchestra
 
Alan Gilbert: LectureAlan Gilbert: LectureA lecture about the future of classical music.15th April 2015Wednesday 15th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Alan Gilbert: Lecture
 
Barbican Open Salon: Caitlin Doughty: A Good Death: TalkBarbican Open Salon: Caitlin Doughty: A Good Death: TalkMortician Caitlin Doughty examines the funeral industry and how we deal with death.15th April 2015Wednesday 15th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Barbican Open Salon: Caitlin Doughty: A Good Death: Talk
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraAlexander Vedernikov conducts the orchestra for a performance of works by Mahler.15th April 2015Wednesday 15th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
Caitlin Doughty: TalkCaitlin Doughty: TalkMortician Caitlin Doughty talks about the funeral industry.15th April 2015Wednesday 15th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Caitlin Doughty: Talk
 
Measure For MeasureMeasure For MeasureMeasure For MeasureCheek by Jowl presents Measure for Measure at the Barbican this April. Hailed in Moscow as a 'shattering portrait of contemporary Russia', the new production of Shakespeare's drama delves into the depths of an unpredictable city in order to dissect the nature of government, love and justice. Directed by Declan Donnellan and performed in Russian wit15th April 2015Saturday 25th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES  15th to 25th April 2015
Cheek by Jowl presents Measure for Measure at the Barbican this April. Hailed in Moscow as a 'shattering portrait of contemporary Russia', the new production o... More about this event
 
New York Philharmonic / Joyce DiDonatoNew York Philharmonic / Joyce DiDonatoNew York Philharmonic / Joyce DiDonatoThe New York Philharmonic opens its Barbican residency with soloist mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato adding star billing for a ravishing programme which opens with the UK premiere of Salonen's Nyx - a shimmering 21st century nocturne for orchestra by a living master of tone-colour. Alan Gilbert also conducts the orchestra in Ravel's Sheherazade and 17th April 2015Friday 17th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Friday 17th April 2015 - 7.30pm
The New York Philharmonic opens its Barbican residency with soloist mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato adding star billing for a ravishing programme which opens with... More about this event
 
Walking In The Air: Chamber Music Of Howard BlakeWalking In The Air: Chamber Music Of Howard BlakePerformance of music for piano and cello with pianist Howard Blake and cellist Benedict Kloeckner.17th April 2015Friday 17th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Walking In The Air: Chamber Music Of Howard Blake
 
New York Philharmonic CONTACT!New York Philharmonic CONTACT!Alan Gilbert conducts Esa-Pekka Salonen's String Quartet Homunculus, plus works by other composers.18th April 2015Saturday 18th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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New York Philharmonic CONTACT!
 
New York PhilharmonicNew York Philharmonic19th April 2015Sunday 19th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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New York Philharmonic
 
Giants Are Small And The New York Philharmonic/PetrushkaGiants Are Small And The New York Philharmonic/PetrushkaPerformance of Stravinsky's Petrushka using puppets, dancers, film and the full New York Philharmonic to tell the story.19th April 2015Sunday 19th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Giants Are Small And The New York Philharmonic/Petrushka
 
In Conversation With Edmund De Waal And Andrew Graham-Dixon: TalkIn Conversation With Edmund De Waal And Andrew Graham-Dixon: TalkThe acclaimed artist talks to the broadcaster and journalist.22nd April 2015Wednesday 22nd April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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In Conversation With Edmund De Waal And Andrew Graham-Dixon: Talk
 
Capucon/Brahms: The Cello SonatasCapucon/Brahms: The Cello SonatasA recital of Beethoven's Variations in E flat Major, Brahms' Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor and Cello Sonata No 2 in F major and Schumann's Drei Fantasiestucke Op 73, by cellist Gautier Capucon and pianist Nicholas Angelich.22nd April 2015Wednesday 22nd April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Capucon/Brahms: The Cello Sonatas
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Peter EotvosLondon Symphony Orchestra/Peter EotvosThe orchestra performs Pierre Boulez's Livre Pour Cordes and Rituel In Memoriam Bruno Maderna and Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring.23rd April 2015Thursday 23rd April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Peter Eotvos
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Dutilleux And LutoslawskiBBC Symphony Orchestra/Dutilleux And LutoslawskiA recent work composed by Christopher Rouse, Prospero's Rooms will be performed by the orchestra, led by the conductor Joshua Weilerstein. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 and Lutoslawski's Concert for Orchestra completes the programme. Guest pianist is Jonathan Biss.24th April 2015Friday 24th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra/Dutilleux And Lutoslawski
 
Mexrrissey: Mexico Morrissey TributeMexrrissey: Mexico Morrissey TributeMexican brass and accordion led combo reimagine the songs of The Smiths lead vocalist.25th April 2015Saturday 25th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Mexrrissey: Mexico Morrissey Tribute
 
LSO Discovery Family Concert (Ages 7-12)LSO Discovery Family Concert (Ages 7-12)The Orchestra performs a programme of music.26th April 2015Sunday 26th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Discovery Family Concert (Ages 7-12)
 
LSO String Ensemble/Roman SimovicLSO String Ensemble/Roman SimovicSchubert's Death and the Maiden, arranged by Mahler, Shostakovich's Sonata for Violin, Percussion and String Orchestra, which was arranged by Pushkarev, and Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony in C minor, are performed.26th April 2015Sunday 26th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO String Ensemble/Roman Simovic
 
BuikaBuikaThe Spanish vocalist performs emotive, contemporary flamenco music with a soul influence.27th April 2015Monday 27th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Buika
 
Mahan EsfahaniMahan EsfahaniPerformance by the world-renowned harpsichordist of music by Tomkins, Gibbons, Scheidt, J.S. Bach, Patrick Jones, Kalabis Akvarely, Daniel Kidane and W.F. Bach.27th April 2015Monday 27th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Mahan Esfahani
 
Ensemble Intercontemporain: Boulez At 90Ensemble Intercontemporain: Boulez At 90The Barbican's focus on 'Boulez at 90' ends on 28th April with a concert by the pioneering Ensemble Intercontemporain which was founded by Boulez in 1976. This ensemble of virtuoso soloists plays Debussy's Syrinx, Yann Robin's Asymetriades, the ensemble's music director Matthias Pintscher's own Choc (Monumento IV), and founder, Pierre Boulez's Memo28th April 2015Tuesday 28th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Tuesday 28th April 2015 - 7.30pm
The Barbican's focus on 'Boulez at 90' ends on 28th April with a concert by the pioneering Ensemble Intercontemporain which was founded by Boulez in 1976. This... More about this event
 
Philip Glass: The EtudesPhilip Glass: The EtudesAmerican composer Philip Glass performs his now complete series of twenty etudes for Piano, having began composing them in the mid 1990s.29th April 2015Wednesday 29th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Philip Glass: The Etudes
 
A Mad World My MastersA Mad World My MastersSean Foley's critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean comedy, first seen in 2013 in the Swan theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, is revived in for a national tour culminating in the production coming to the Barbican in April 2015. Set in London's Soho during the mid-1950s, A Mad World My Masters presents 29th April 2015Saturday 9th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  27th April to 9th May 2015
Sean Foley's critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean comedy, first seen in 2013 in the Swan theatre in Stratfo... More about this event
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsLSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsA performance of Bartok's Contrasts and Violin Sonata No 2, by violinist Viktor Stenhjem, clarinettist Oliver Pashley and pianists Mihai Ritivoiu and Kaoru Wada.30th April 2015Thursday 30th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Tugan SokhievLondon Symphony Orchestra/Tugan SokhievViolinist Midori joins the orchestra for Messiaen's Les Offrandes Oubliees, Bartok's Violin Concerto No 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 4.30th April 2015Thursday 30th April 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Tugan Sokhiev
 
VillagersVillagersIrish indie folk performer Conor O'Brien.1st May 2015Friday 1st May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Villagers
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Smetana's DaliborBBC Symphony Orchestra: Smetana's DaliborJiri Belohlavek conducts a rare performance of Smetana's masterly tragic opera Dalibor sung by a largely Czech cast.2nd May 2015Saturday 2nd May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra: Smetana's Dalibor
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Krzysztof UrbanskiLondon Symphony Orchestra/Krzysztof UrbanskiThe orchestra is joined by violinist Nicola Benedetti for Glinka's Overture: Ruslan And Lyudmila, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 1 and Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition.3rd May 2015Sunday 3rd May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Krzysztof Urbanski
 
Eliane Elias & Ed MottaEliane Elias & Ed MottaMotta joins the jazz singer in this double billing of Brazilian multi-award-winners.4th May 2015Monday 4th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Eliane Elias & Ed Motta
 
CymandeCymandeThe band plays a range of African-Caribbean and African-American styles, with a British flavour, with support from Osibisa.5th May 2015Tuesday 5th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Cymande
 
Barbara Hannigan/Britten Sinfonia: Stravinsky & Neo-ClassicismBarbara Hannigan/Britten Sinfonia: Stravinsky & Neo-ClassicismThe acclaimed singer also appears as conductor for this programme of contrasting works, featuring Mozart's Overture to La Clemenza di Tito and Bella mia fiamma, addio, Stravinsky's Souvenirs de mon enfance, Pastorale and Act One, Scene 3 from The Rake's Progress and Haydn's Symphony No 49, La Passione.6th May 2015Wednesday 6th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Barbara Hannigan/Britten Sinfonia: Stravinsky & Neo-Classicism
 
Exhibition Tour With Viktor WyndExhibition Tour With Viktor WyndA chance to discover more about the world of collecting.7th May 2015Thursday 7th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Exhibition Tour With Viktor Wynd
 
Barbara Hannigan/Britten Sinfonia: Songs Of ViennaBarbara Hannigan/Britten Sinfonia: Songs Of ViennaThe singer directs this programme of late romanticism, featuring Richard Strauss' Dance from Capriccio (1941), Johann Strauss II's Lagunen Walzer, arranged by Schoenberg and Mahler's Piano Quartet, amongst other works by Schoenberg, Berg and Chausson.7th May 2015Thursday 7th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Barbara Hannigan/Britten Sinfonia: Songs Of Vienna
 
London Symphony Orchestra / Semyon BychkovLondon Symphony Orchestra / Semyon BychkovIsabelle Faust joins the orchestra on violin for Brahms' Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5.7th May 2015Thursday 7th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov
 
Beth HartBeth HartContemporary blues by the singer-songwriter who hails from Los Angeles.8th May 2015Friday 8th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Beth Hart
 
LSO Singing Day:Brahms Connections: WorkshopLSO Singing Day:Brahms Connections: WorkshopDiscover the music that inspired Brahms's Requiem.9th May 2015Saturday 9th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
LSO Singing Day:Brahms Connections: Workshop
 
Mountains And Waves: Session ThreeMountains And Waves: Session ThreeThe Brooklyn Youth Chorus perform alongside Bryce Dessner, Richard Reed Parry, Caroline Shaw and Ning Yu in this multi-arts project about the influential Black Mountain College.9th May 2015Saturday 9th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Mountains And Waves: Session Three
 
Mountains And Waves: Session SixMountains And Waves: Session SixBritten Sinfonia conducted by Clark Rundell perform the world premiere of Wave Movements, a work for strings by Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry.10th May 2015Sunday 10th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Mountains And Waves: Session Six
 
London Symphony Orchestra / Valery GergievLondon Symphony Orchestra / Valery GergievDanish-Israeli violinist Nikolaj Znaider joins the London Symphony Orchestra for Balakirev's Islamey, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphony No 15 as part of the LSO International Violin Festival.12th May 2015Tuesday 12th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Tuesday 12th May 2015 - 7.30pm
Danish-Israeli violinist Nikolaj Znaider joins the London Symphony Orchestra for Balakirev's Islamey, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphony... More about this event
 
The Gold Medal 2015The Gold Medal 2015The centenary of the Guildhall School's most prestigious prize for musicians. This year is the turn of the singers, who will sing a short programme with piano accompaniment followed by arias with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra.13th May 2015Wednesday 13th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Gold Medal 2015
 
The Hot SardinesThe Hot SardinesThe outfit blurs the lines between bombastic 1930s cabaret and contemporary jazz.14th May 2015Thursday 14th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
The Hot Sardines
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Davis Conducts BlissBBC Symphony Orchestra: Davis Conducts BlissHector Berlioz's The Trojans - Royal Hunt and Storm, and The Death of Cleopatra are performed alongside Arthur Bliss' Morning Heroes. Sir Andrew Davis conducts and the orchestra is joined by the mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly.15th May 2015Friday 15th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Davis Conducts Bliss
 
Helene GrimaudHelene GrimaudWorks by Liszt including Au bord d'une source, Ravel's Jeux d'eau; Ondine, Debussy's L'Isle joyeuse and Almeira from Iberia, Book 2 by Albeniz, all feature in this water-themed programme starring the pianist Helene Grimaud.16th May 2015Saturday 16th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Helene Grimaud
 
Carmina BuranaCarmina BuranaHertfordshire Chorus and Forest Philharmonic Orchestra perform Orff's work along with James McCarthy's Codebreaker.17th May 2015Sunday 17th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Carmina Burana
 
Exhibition Tour With Sophie PerssonExhibition Tour With Sophie PerssonAn informative tour of the exhibition Magnificent Obsessions.21st May 2015Thursday 21st May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Exhibition Tour With Sophie Persson
 
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 the21st May 2015Sunday 24th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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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
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Nielsen CycleBBC Symphony Orchestra / Nielsen CycleThe BBC Symphony Orchestra is led by the conductor Sakari Oramo perform Sibelius' Tapiola, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 4, John Foulds' April England and Nielsen's Symphony No 6. Denis Kozhukhin appears as guest pianist. This is a continuation of Carl Nielsen's anniversary, being marked by Barbican with the performance of his six much loved symp23rd May 2015Saturday 23rd May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 23rd May 2015 - 7.30pm
The BBC Symphony Orchestra is led by the conductor Sakari Oramo perform Sibelius' Tapiola, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 4, John Foulds' April England and Ni... More about this event
 
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.24th May 2015Sunday 24th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding
 
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.25th May 2015Monday 25th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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An Evening With Nigel Kennedy And Oxford Philomusica
 
Matthias GoerneMatthias GoerneThe German baritone is joined by the pianist Piotr Anderszewski, performing Schumann's Liederkreis Op 39 and a selection of lieder.28th May 2015Thursday 28th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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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 two28th May 2015Saturday 30th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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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.28th May 2015Saturday 30th May 2015 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.29th May 2015Friday 29th May 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Signum Saxophone 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.2nd June 2015Tuesday 2nd June 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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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 Co2nd June 2015Sunday 7th June 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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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
 
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. 4th June 2015Saturday 13th June 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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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.5th June 2015Friday 5th June 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Murray Perahia
 
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 suici6th June 2015Saturday 6th June 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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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
 
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 fo7th June 2015Sunday 7th June 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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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
 
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 2.10th June 2015Wednesday 10th June 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Andre Previn
 
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.14th June 2015Sunday 14th June 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
 
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 l19th June 2015Sunday 21st June 2015 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
 
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 9.21st June 2015Sunday 21st June 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
 
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 24th June 2015Saturday 25th July 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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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.25th June 2015Thursday 25th June 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
LSO Discovery Concert
 
London Symphony Orchestra/Pablo Heras CasadoLondon Symphony Orchestra/Pablo Heras CasadoThe orchestra is joined by Joshua Bell for a programme including Sibelius' Violin Concerto.28th June 2015Sunday 28th June 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Pablo Heras Casado
 
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.2nd July 2015Thursday 2nd July 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
 
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.5th July 2015Sunday 5th July 2015 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.6th July 2015Tuesday 7th July 2015 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.7th July 2015Tuesday 7th July 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Mozart Piano Concertos
 
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 5th August 2015Saturday 31st October 2015 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 Robert Cray BandThe Robert Cray BandThe Grammy Award-winning blues-rock musician performs with his backing group.12th October 2015Monday 12th October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
The Robert Cray Band
 
Tablet SonataTablet SonataPianist Stephen Hough performs a specially commissioned sonata written for the occasion.23rd October 2015Friday 23rd October 2015 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Tablet Sonata
 
 
 

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