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London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraDavid Lang's The Public Domain in the foyer is followed, in the hall, by Philippe Manoury's Ring, Donghoon Shin's Kafka's Dream and Scriabin's Symphony No 4 'Poem Of Ecstasy'. The conductors are Francois-Xavier Roth and Simon Halsey, with vocal contributions from the London Symphony Chorus and LSO Community Choir2019-03-24T18:00:00+00002019-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Grief Is The Thing With FeathersGrief Is The Thing With FeathersGrief Is The Thing With FeathersPeaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy "is riveting as a bereaved husband - and an imaginary crow" (The Guardian) in the Enda Walsh adaptation of Max Porter's novel about loss. Grief is the Thing with Feathers, which makes its UK premiere in the Barbican Theatre, is a deeply moving meditation on love, bereavement and living as a father and his two youn2019-03-25T19:45:00+00002019-04-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
PRICING  £16-£60
DATES  25th March to 13th April 2019
Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy "is riveting as a bereaved husband - and an imaginary crow" (The Guardian) in the Enda Walsh adaptation of Max Porter's nove... More about this event
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraGianandrea Noseda conducts Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel and Shostakovich's Symphony No 1.2019-03-27T18:30:00+00002019-03-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
A Family Outing - 20 Years OnA Family Outing - 20 Years OnTwenty years after bringing her parents onstage in the original A Family Outing, Ursula Martinez attempts to recreate the show, without her Dad, and with a mother who can no longer remember her lines.2019-03-27T19:45:00+00002019-03-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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A Family Outing - 20 Years On
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraGianandrea Noseda conducts Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3, Balakirev's Casella Islamey and Shostakovich's Symphony No 1, with the pianist Seong-Jin Cho.2019-03-28T19:30:00+00002019-03-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Rizwan-Muazzam QawwaliRizwan-Muazzam QawwaliContinuing the legacy of their uncle, the nephews of the great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Rizwan and Muazzam - perform hypnotising sacred Sufi music with their ensemble of traditional instruments.2019-03-30T20:00:00+00002019-03-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraGianandrea Noseda Strauss's Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel and Closing Scene from 'Capriccio', plus Iain Bell's The Hidden Place, with soprano Diana Damrau.2019-03-31T19:00:00+01002019-03-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Khatia BuniatishviliKhatia BuniatishviliThe pianist performs Schubert's Sonata In B-Flat, Standchen, Gretchen Am Spinnrade and Erlkonig, plus Liszt's Transcendental Etude No 4 In D Minor, Mazeppa and Hungarian Rhapsody No 6.2019-04-01T19:30:00+01002019-04-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Khatia Buniatishvili
 
Not A Moment Too SoonNot A Moment Too SoonTrevor Carlson reflects on the 12 years he spent as a companion to choreographer Merce Cunningham, weaving together video, text, music and movement as Carlson glides around the huge projection panels hung onstage.2019-04-04T19:45:00+01002019-04-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Not A Moment Too Soon
 
The English ConcertThe English ConcertThe ensemble performs Handel's Semele, with Brenda Rae in the title role.2019-04-05T18:30:00+01002019-04-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The English Concert
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraJames Gaffigan conducts Lili Boulanger's Psaume 24, Vielle Priere Bouddhique, Faust Et Helene and Psaume 130: Du Fond De L'abime, plus Nadia Boulanger's Fantaisie Variee For Piano And Orchestra, with pianist Alexandra Dariescu and Katarina Dalayman, oprano, James Way, tenor and Kostas Smoriginas, baritone.2019-04-06T19:30:00+01002019-04-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
Midori Takada & LafawndahMidori Takada & LafawndahThe two artists perform their piece Ceremonial Blue, plus Indonesian dancer Dian Bokir and Buddhist monk group Samgha.2019-04-07T19:30:00+01002019-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Midori Takada & Lafawndah
 
Minimalist Dream HouseMinimalist Dream HouseKatia and Marielle Labeque, Bryce Dessner, David Chalmin and Thom Yorke perform works by Max Richter, David Lang, Timo Andres, Caroline Shaw, Dessner and Chalmin, plus Thom Yorke's Don't Fear The Light.2019-04-09T19:30:00+01002019-04-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Minimalist Dream House
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraSemyon Bychkov conducts Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 2, Variations On A Theme By Glinka and Symphony No 11, with pianist Alexei Volodin.2019-04-10T19:30:00+01002019-04-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
Britten SinfoniaBritten SinfoniaNatalie Murray Beale conducts Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3, Scottish and Joby Talbot's A Sheen Of Dew On Flowers.2019-04-11T19:30:00+01002019-04-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Britten Sinfonia
 
CybotronCybotronThe American band performs old and new examples of its self-penned electronic tunes that take in elements of techno and dance music.2019-04-12T20:30:00+01002019-04-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Cybotron
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Mark Elder conducts Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3 and Ives's Symphony No 2, with the pianist Kirill Gerstein.2019-04-14T19:00:00+01002019-04-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Glen HansardGlen HansardThe Dublin-born, founding member of The Frames, brings his folk-rock originals to the live stage.2019-04-15T19:30:00+01002019-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Glen Hansard
 
Merce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosMerce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosMerce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosOn the day that the giant of US choreography, Merce Cunningham, would have turned 100, the Barbican stages the world premiere of Night of 100 Solos. 75 dancers across three venues - the Barbican Theatre, BAM in New York City and UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance in Los Angeles - perform 100 solos choreographed by Cunningham, with live music 2019-04-16T00:00:00+01002019-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
PRICING  £16-50 plus booking fee
DATES  Tuesday 16th April 2019
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
On the day that the giant of US choreography, Merce Cunningham, would have turned 100, the Barbican stages the world premiere of Night of 100 Solos. 75 dancers... More about this event
 
Night Of 100 Solos: A Centennial EventNight Of 100 Solos: A Centennial EventDrawn from around the world, 75 dancers grace three stages to commemorate the choreographer Merce Cunningham on what would have been his 100th birthday.2019-04-16T19:45:00+01002019-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Night Of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraSir Andrew Davis conducts Tippet's The Rose Lake, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 1 and Debussy's Suite from 'Pelleas Et Melisande', with violinist Lisa Batiashvili.2019-04-17T19:30:00+01002019-04-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
Academy Of Ancient MusicAcademy Of Ancient MusicThe choir performs Handel's Brockes Passion, with Tim Mead, countertenor and Richard Egarr on harpsichord.2019-04-19T15:00:00+01002019-04-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Academy Of Ancient Music
 
John McLaughlin's 4th DimensionJohn McLaughlin's 4th DimensionThe long-established guitarist with a history of famous collaborations, re-activates his jazz-fusion group with keyboardist Gary Husband, bassist Etienne M'Bappe and drummer Ranjit Barot.2019-04-23T19:30:00+01002019-04-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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John McLaughlin's 4th Dimension
 
Barbican Box Music ShowcaseBarbican Box Music ShowcaseSchool groups from across London joined by Swifta Beater, present music made in collaboration with audio software pioneers Native Instruments.2019-04-24T19:00:00+01002019-04-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Barbican Box Music Showcase
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraFrancois-Xavier Roth conducts Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole, Bolero and L'heure Espagnole.2019-04-25T19:30:00+01002019-04-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraSakari Oramo conducts Elgar's Concerto For Violin and Dvorak's Symphony No 7, with the Nicola Benedetti violinist.2019-04-26T19:30:00+01002019-04-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
ApparatApparatThe Berlin-based musician, Sascha Ring, brings his solo experimental electronica to the UK's stages. Support from Karryn.2019-04-27T20:00:00+01002019-04-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Apparat
 
Avalanche: A Love StoryAvalanche: A Love StoryMaxine Peake stars in this adaptation of Julia Leigh's book, which follows the journey one woman takes through IVF treatment. Directed by Anne-Louise Sarks.2019-04-27T19:45:00+01002019-05-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Avalanche: A Love Story
 
AI: More Than HumanAI: More Than HumanA major exhibition exploring our relationship with artificial intelligence with work from artists, scientists researchers.2019-05-16T10:00:00+01002019-08-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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AI: More Than Human
 
Britten Sinfonia: Beethoven Symphony No. 9Britten Sinfonia: Beethoven Symphony No. 9Classical music performed by Britten Sinfonia.2019-05-26T19:30:00+01002019-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Britten Sinfonia: Beethoven Symphony No. 9
 
Lee Krasner: Living ColourLee Krasner: Living ColourLee Krasner: Living ColourOne of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Lee Krasner, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery which tells the story of a formidable artist whose importance has often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock. The first retrospective of her work in Europe for over 50 years, Lee Krasner: Living Colour features nea2019-05-30T00:00:00+01002019-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Art Gallery,   Silk Street      EC2 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  30th May to 1st September 2019
VENUE  Barbican Art Gallery 
One of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Lee Krasner, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery which tells the story of a formidab... More about this event
 
Britten Sinfonia: Donizetti Il Paria With Sir Mark ElderBritten Sinfonia: Donizetti Il Paria With Sir Mark ElderOpera Rara present Donizetti's Il Paria, a work that brings a new exotic colour to Italian opera of the period2019-06-08T19:30:00+01002019-06-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Britten Sinfonia: Donizetti Il Paria With Sir Mark Elder
 
Nick CaveNick CaveThe veteran Australian alternative rock singer-songwriter and musician hosts an intimate evening of talk and music.2019-06-19T00:00:00+01002019-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Nick Cave
 
Jesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ SuperstarTim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical comes to the Barbican following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. "A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical" ran The Guardian headline above its four-star review back in 2015 and it has proved just as popular ever since. Over 45 years after Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ro2019-07-04T00:00:00+01002019-08-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Open Air
PRICING  £15-£62.50
DATES  4th July to 24th August 2019
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical comes to the Barbican following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. "A gorgeous, thrilli... More about this event
 
Ludovico EinaudiLudovico EinaudiThe BAFTA nominated Italian pianist and composer performs works from his latest album, Seven Days Walking.2019-07-31T20:00:00+01002019-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ludovico Einaudi
 
Fisherman's FriendsFisherman's FriendsThe group, who are based in Port Isaac, performs a selection of new and old shanties, plus other folk material.2019-10-11T19:00:00+01002019-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Fisherman's Friends
 
Christopher CrossChristopher CrossGrammy Award-winning pop-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist from Texas.2019-10-27T00:00:00+01002019-10-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Christopher Cross
 
 
 

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 5th April 2019 

The Queen Of Hoxton 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

This winter, step back in time to 1900s surrealist Paris at the Queen of Hoxton. The venue's legendary rooftop has ...More

 
The Pink Jukebox
Dance | On 24th March 2019 

Bishopsgate Institute 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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Richard II
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A king reflects with startling eloquence on the disintegration of his status and identity when he is forced to relinquish ...More

Dorothea Tanning
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Exhibitions | Until 9th June 2019 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Organised in collaboration with the Reina SofĂ­a in Madrid, Tate Modern presents a major retrospective of Dorothea Tanning's work. Spanning ...More

 
Franz West
Franz West
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

This winter, Tate Modern presents an extensive posthumous survey of Vienna-born artist Franz West. Known for bringing a punk aesthetic ...More

 
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A major exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Bonnard, a friend and contemporary Henri Matisse, known for his unconventional ...More

 
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A free, year-long exhibition at Tate Modern, Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 explores German art in the period ...More

 
Downstate
Downstate
Theatre | Until 27th April 2019 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 24 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Coming to the National Theatre direct from its debut at Steppenwolf, Chicago, Downstate is a fiery and provocative new play ...More

 
Tartuffe
Tartuffe
Theatre | Until 30th April 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 24 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Director Blanche McIntyre and writer John Donnelly present a new take on Moliere's comic masterpiece, Tartuffe, at the National Theatre. ...More

 

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Underbelly Festival

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Underbelly Festival

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