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Join conductor Semyon Bychkov, soprano Christiane Karg, alto Anna Larsson and the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Barbican Hall, as they perform Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'.
Semyon Bychkov’s early career saw him conduct the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, before becoming Music Director at the Orchestre de Paris. He now holds the post of Gunter Wand Conducting Chair with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Anna Larsson is a Grammy-nominated Swedish contralto best-known for her interpretations of Mahler. She has sung with the Berlin Philhamonic Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
Christiane Karg is a German soprano best-known for her roles in Mozart’s operas. She has sung at the Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera House and La Scala.
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is the resident orchestra of the Barbican Centre and is the oldest of London’s symphony orchestras. It was recently rated by Gramophone as one of the top five orchestras in the world.
The London Symphony Chorus is one of the country’s leading symphony choruses with more than 150 singers. It has a close association with the LSO.
pwyn – “I only ever go here to listen to the London Symphony Orchestra, who have a residency here. I wouldn't go for any other reason as the Barbican is one of the ugliest parts of London. It can also be quite scary walking the forboding concrete walkways at night, but once you are inside it is very nice and pleasant. The London Symphony Orchestra is one of the best in London (although not a patch on the London Philharmonic), but they frequently have big name conductors and new works receiving their debut. The price is also a little less than the concerts at the Royal Festival Hall. If you think that classical music in London is only worth going to if it's at the Festival Hall or Royal Albert Hall, then give this a try. You might be pleasantly surprised.”
glenking – “There are probably millions of Londoners who have lived in London for years who have never been to the Barbican. I know why... because you have to make an effort to get there (it's not really near anything else that's interesting) and it looks like a concrete car-park. If first impressions count, then you wouldnt bother stepping through the front door, because it's an archtiectural monstrosity. But give it a chance! You can actually have a full day out at the Barbican because they've got everything -- an art gallery, a theatre, a concert hall, a cinema, and even the Museum of London tacked on as well. The only one i've not been to is the theatre, but the concert hall has some great stuff in it. and the art gallery usually has some good contemporary stuff on show, if you like that sort of thing. a bit like the stuff they show at the Tate Modern”
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Britten Sinfonia playing Delius, Mahler and Brahms – 17 Jan 2019 – Sir Mark Elder and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some classical music by Delius, Mahler and Brahms at Barbican Hall.
Vienna Philharmonic — Mahler’s Symphony No 9 – 20 Feb 2019 – Adam Fischer and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will be giving a performance of Mahler's Symphony No 9 at Barbican Hall.
BBC SO playing Mozart, Mahler and Larcher – 22 Feb 2019 – Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing some classical music by Mozart, Mahler and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall.
Sir Simon Rattle conducting Britten and Mahler – 8 May 2019 – Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Britten and Mahler.
BBC SO playing Mahler and Thomas Larcher – 24 May 2019 – Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra play some classical music by Mahler and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall.
Joan Armatrading, at Barbican Hall – 13 Sep 2018 – Joan Armatrading will be playing one night at Barbican Hall in September, when her world tour comes to London.
If you enjoy Barbican Hall then you might like to visit Cadogan Hall (catch the train from Barbican to Cadogan Hall), London Coliseum (catch the train from Barbican to London Coliseum), Royal Albert Hall (catch the train from Barbican to Royal Albert Hall), Royal Festival Hall (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Barbican to Royal Festival Hall) and Royal Opera House (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Barbican to Royal Opera House)
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