Offering audiences a weekend to discover some of the greatest music that has ever been written, the Barbican’s Classical Weekender sees the venue and its family of orchestras join forces.

The informal festival environment will take over the Barbican Centre and other surrounding venues to put on fifty concerts between the 31st October until the 1st November – filled with a variety of music and artists.

As well as orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, there will be performances from Max Richter, Nicola Benedetti and the Calder Quartet – with more yet to be announced.

The music will be a mixture ranging from medieval to modern and provides an opportunity for those who wouldn’t normally listen to classical music to experience it in a more informal setting.

But as well as the live music programme, there will also be a number of conversations and debates that will also be taking place across the weekend. Teams of experts will also be on hand to help to guide audiences through the range of music that is on offer.

Tickets for concerts as well as day and weekend passes go on sale to the public from tomorrow (17th July). The day pass is £25 plus a booking fee, while the weekend pass is £40 plus booking fee.

For more information then visit: http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=17980 .

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