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Venue: Barbican Centre, London

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AddressSilk Street
London
EC2Y 8BQ
United Kingdom
ContainsArt Gallery
Cinema 1
Cinema 3
The Curve
The Pit
Barbican Hall
Barbican Theatre
Google maps51° 31' 12.372" N 0° 5' 38.089" W
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LondonPoem of Ecstasy

Lang, Manoury, Shin, Scriabin
London Symphony Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth; Simon Halsey

LondonHalf Six Fix

Strauss R., Shostakovich
London Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda

LondonRussian Roots

Rachmaninov, Balakirev, Shostakovich
London Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Seong-Jin Cho

LondonDamrau sings Strauss

Strauss R., Bell
London Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Diana Damrau

LondonKhatia Buniatishvili in recital

Schubert, Liszt
Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano

LondonHandel: Semele The English Concert

Handel: Semele
Harry Bicket; Brenda Rae; Elizabeth DeShong; Soloman Howard; Christopher Lowrey

LondonBBC SO Total Immersion Lili and Nadia Boulanger - orchestral works

Boulanger
BBC Symphony Orchestra; James Gaffigan; Alexandra Dăriescu; Katarina Dalayman; James Way; Kostas Smoriginas

LondonShostakovich: The Year 1957

Shostakovich
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Alexei Volodin
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Sex and subversion: Barbara Hannigan and the LSO

Barbara Hannigan © Musacchio & Ianniello | Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Pure jouissance from that musical multitasker extraordinaire Barbara Hannigan in an evening of contrasting delights with the London Symphony Orchestra.
****1
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Ballet Black: Pendulum / CLICK! / INGOMA at the Barbican

Cira Robinson,Sayaka Ichikawa and artists of Ballet Black in Ingoma © Bill Cooper
Another evening of enjoyable and diverse dance although the most complete and satisfying work was the revival from ten years' ago 
***11
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Bohemian Rhapsody: Haitink rocks 90 with the LSO

Bernard Haitink © Mark Allan | Barbican
A wonderful evening of unforced, smiling music-making from Bernard Haitink, Isabelle Faust and the London Symphony Orchestra. 
*****
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Haitink at 90: Extraordinary Bruckner with the LSO

Bernard Haitink conducts the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
Bernard Haitink conducts an extraordinary account of Bruckner's Fourth Symphony. 
*****
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Technical excellence but muted expressivity: Arcadi Volodos

Arcadi Volodos © Marco Borggreve | Sony Classical
Armed with extraordinary precision, the Russian pianist brings as much elegance to his compatriots Rachmaninov and Scriabin as he does to Schubert.
***11
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Pappano and the LSO bring the Italians out of the opera pit

Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio & Ianniello
An evening of three Italian opera composers on the concert platform, crowned with a glowing performance of Puccini's rarely heard Messa di Gloria.
****1
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Precision and transparency from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO in Ligeti

Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
This final concert of the BBCSO’s Total Immersion day dedicated to György Ligeti, proved to be something a revelation, both in terms of the variety of the music and the quality of the performances.
*****
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Charles Atlas/Rashaun Mitchell/Silas Riener: Tesseract at the Barbican

Silan Riener and ensemblein Tesseract © Ray Felix EMPAC
An uneven multi-media work as much of visual art as dance
**111
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