A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.5 million people pass through the Barbican's doors annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, the Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.
The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, and Associate Producer Serious. Our Artistic Associates include Boy Blue Entertainment, Cheek by Jowl and Michael Clark Company. International Associates are Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
This venue has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
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Sonorama! - Latin American Composers in Hollywood:
Omar, Nina Miranda, Hackney Colliery Band Horns
Our Finest Hour - Dunkirk And The Battle Of Britain:
BBC Big Band, Peter Bowles, Annie Gill
Lisa Batiashvili, Gautier Capucon, Jean-Yves Thibaudet
The Glory Of Christmas:
London Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, Trinity Boys Choir
Jingle Bell Christmas:
London Concert Orchestra, Laura Tebbutt, Capital Voices
Jingle Belle Dancers
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Mary Chapin-Carpenter made a highly successful return to a London stage after a 10 year absence. She played for two hours to a sell-out Barbican audience who rightly gave her a standing ovation at the end.
Mary is branded as a 'Country' singer but most of her songs have more of… (cont'd) John from Chislehurst
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