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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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LondonThomas Adès 50th Birthday Concert

© Mathias Benguigui
Sibelius, Adès
London Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Adès; Kirill Gerstein; Christianne Stotijn; Sir Simon Keenlyside

LondonLSO Futures

© Julia Wesely
Piper, Jolas, Coll, Witter-Johnson
London Symphony Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth; Patricia Kopatchinskaja

LondonLSO Discovery: Family Concert

© London Symphony Orchestra

LondonEvgeny Kissin in recital

Barbican
Chopin, Berg, Khrennikov, Gershwin
Evgeny Kissin, Piano

LondonHaydn, Brahms & Strauss

© London Symphony Orchestra
Haydn, Brahms, Strauss R.
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

LondonRavel, Barber, Harrison & Varèse

© Elmer de Haas
Ravel, Barber, Harrison, Varèse
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Barbara Hannigan

LondonBezhod Abduraimov in recital

Barbican
Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninov
Behzod Abduraimov, Piano

LondonPappano & Friends: Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle

Barbican
Rossini: Petite messe solennelle
Sir Antonio Pappano; Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Mariangela Sicilia; Teresa Iervolino; Yijie Shi
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The Academy of Ancient Music reconnects us to a more genuine Messiah

Iestyn Davies and the AAM © Mark Allan | Barbican
Richard Egarr was able to put together a performance that – full of energy and dynamism – succeeded in bringing forward with great transparency, restraint and delicacy this score’s wonderful musical tapestry. 
****1
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Ian Bostridge and Dame Sarah Connolly at the Barbican

Dame Sarah Connolly, Julius Drake and the Carducci String Quartet © Barbican | Mark Allan
Song cycles by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ernest Chausson are paired at the Barbican.
****1
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Loss and foreboding from Pappano and the LSO

Sir Antonio Pappano © Liam Hennebry
In these difficult times a reduced audience witnessed a concert of music that didn’t exactly offer much solace, but which possessed a powerful sense of loss and foreboding that seemed entirely timely. 
*****
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The Woman without a Shadow of doubt: Karina Canellakis' fine LSO debut

Karina Canellakis and the London Symphony Orchestra © Mark Pullinger
Canellakis has the musicianship to ensure Strauss’ over-the-top moments registered high on music’s Richter scale.
****1
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Isadora Now: a precious triple bill from the Viviana Durante Company

Begoña Cao in Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan © David Scheinmann
A robust testimony to the powerful legacy of Isadora Duncan in Isadora Now at the Barbican.
****1
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A sense of wonder: Levit and Becker

Igor Legit © Robbie Lawrence
An intriguing programme and incisive playing from Igor Levit and Markus Becker as they examine Beethoven and Brahms from a fresh angle, and exceptional Bartók.
****1
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A Beethoven Ninth to remember from Rattle and the LSO

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO © Candice Witton

Is it still permitted to play the Adagio of Beethoven's Ninth like this?

*****
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Star factor: Lise Davidsen in recital at the Barbican

Lise Davidsen © Ray Burmiston

Lise Davidsen is now a major talent and in this warmly presented recital, she showcased technical ability and raw power in a programme of Scandinavian and German songs.

****1
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