Arts & Culture

Shabaka Hutchings & Britten Sinfonia: Live from the Barbican

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | 18 November 2020
Barbican Centre | £12.50 - £20

A central member of the new London jazz scene, clarinettist, saxophonist and composer Hutchings blurs the lines between jazz and classical music in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, written for the legendary ‘King of Swing’ Benny Goodman. Reflecting further on the jazz idiom, he takes on Igor Stravinsky’s 3 Pieces For Clarinet Solo, then continues this theme in real time with a short solo clarinet improvisation.

Britten Sinfonia will also perform Copland’s musical portrait of 19th century pioneers, which brings together traditional Shaker melodies with his quintessentially American sound in one of classical music’s most-loved pieces.

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Ticket options

We’ll be welcoming a limited audience back into the Hall for these autumn concerts (subject to government guidelines).

Tickets for the live performance in the Hall are £20.

Tickets are available as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. In line with government advice for seated venues, audience members can only sit together in groups of up to two households.

If government guidance changes and we’re unable to have a live audience in the Hall, we’ll convert your ticket into a live broadcast ticket so you can watch the show at home – we’ll refund the price difference.

On the night

We’re working hard to make this a high quality experience for everyone, whether you’re with us live in the Hall or watching from home. Due to the technical requirements of streaming a live performance, if you’re in the Hall you might notice cameras and operators are visible, and staging, lighting and sound levels might change.

To give you some more information about the performance, we’ll send you a digital programme the day before the concert.

Watch Online

This performance is created for watching live from home. We can’t wait to share these new performances with you and bring the Barbican into your homes live for the first time.

A ticket to watch the live broadcast costs £12.50.

We advise you to watch the performance live, but the stream will be available to watch back for 48 hours after the live broadcast.

The live broadcast will start at 8pm and you’ll receive instructions via email the day before the event, telling you how to access the stream.

To give you some more information about the performance, we’ll send you a digital programme the day before the concert.

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