Barbican Hall

Classical music venue

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Barbican

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  • Address:

    Barbican Hall Barbican Centre
    Silk St
    London
    EC2Y 8BS

  • Venue phone:

    020 7638 8891

  • Venue website:

    www.barbican.org.uk

  • Transport:

    Tube: Barbican

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Beth Orton

Categories, Pop and rock

Coltish and endearingly potty-mouthed singer-songwriter Orton has been responsible for some truly lovely downbeat pop that calmed the pre-dawn jitters of a generation of ’90s clubbers. She returns to the stage to revisit her 1999 album 'Central Reser...

Beth Orton
  1. Thu Jul 3
  2. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  3. £26.50-£29.50
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LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: Bill Frisell – Guitar in the Space Age

Jazz and experimental, Blues, roots and country, Vintage and oldies

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One of the most distinctive and instantly recognisable guitar players of the jazz guitar aristocracy, Frisell has long since sidestepped his jazz credentials to create his own quirky, bittersweet brand of Americana. It's this rich mix of country, folk...

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: Bill Frisell – Guitar in the Space Age
  1. Sun Nov 16
  2. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  3. £10-£27.50
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Chick Corea

Fusion

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Piano fusion legend Corea plays a rare solo show. As well as performing material from his new album 'Portraits', he'll dip into a repertoire that spans five decades, united by uniquely lustrous rhythmic and melodic interplay.

Chick Corea
  1. Mon May 19
  2. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  3. £10-£35
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Dance of the Invisible Dervishes

Classical and opera

A spiritual programme curated by conductor Kristjan Järvi, in which London Symphony Orchestra pairs up with Tunisian oud player and vocalist Dhafer Youssef for arrangements from his album ‘Birds Requiem’. Plus, Arvo Pärt’s ‘Frâtres’ and Symphony No 3...

  1. Thu Apr 24
  2. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  3. £10-£37 adv
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Eels

Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Mark Everett’s long-running alt rock project combines existential angst and melancholy with a catchy and intriguingly odd mix of alt pop, Waitsian blues, funky Beckisms and exploratory soundscaping. They’re here to play from their latest album ‘The Cautionary...

Eels
  1. Thu Jul 24
  2. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, England, EC2Y 8BS
  3. £27.50-£32.50
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Fuck Buttons + Mount Kimbie

Electronica, Noise, Minimal

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Two superb electronic music duos become one double-headed monster, co-headlining a gig to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the online music shop Bleep. Mixing up terrifically, thrillingly abrasive electronic distortion with sublime melodies and psychotropic...

Fuck Buttons + Mount Kimbie
  1. Fri Apr 25
  2. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  3. £17.50-£22.50
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In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited

Alternative rock, Rock 'n' roll, Vintage and oldies

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David Lynch's films wouldn't be half as good without their carefully plotted soundtracks, which add an extra otherworldly dimension to the director's creepy surrealist nightmares. At this special concert – the first of its kind anywhere – a cast of musicians...

In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited
  1. Fri Jun 20
  2. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  3. £20-£30
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Neil Gaiman – 'The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains'

Art, Books and poetry, String ensembles

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The prize-winning author of 'Coraline', 'Stardust' and various episodes of 'Doctor Who' reads his story 'The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains', with original music by the FourPlay string quartet. Accompanied by visuals by Eddie Campbell, and originally...

Neil Gaiman – 'The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains'
  1. Fri Jul 4 – Sat Jul 5
  2. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  3. £10-£35
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Robert Cray

Pop and rock, Blues

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The Grammy Award-winning godfather of the ’80s blues revival (which ultimately led to U2's 'Rattle and Hum', although we'll forgive him that) returns to play from his latest album 'In My Soul'. Cray is one the genre's most respected guitarists, although...

Robert Cray
  1. Tue May 6
  2. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  3. £32.50-£42.50
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Theo Parrish

House, techno and electro, Disco

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The Detroit house and techno don steps out from behind the decks and onto the stage to explore his love for organic sounds tonight, playing a live set with a full band for the first time in ten years. Parrish and crew will be working through soulful and...

Theo Parrish
  1. Sat Jul 12
  2. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  3. £15-£20
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LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet

Jazz and experimental

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Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko originally came to prominence in a quintet with the late pianist Krzysztof Komeda, which brought a pointed, Don Cherry-like expressionism to European jazz. At the head of his New York Quartet – with pianist David Virelles,...

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet
  1. Thu Nov 20
  2. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  3. £10-£27.50
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