Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No 3
Interval – 20 minutes
Carl Orff Carmina Burana
Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Christina Poulitsi soprano
Sunnyboy Dladla tenor
Elliot Madore baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Tiffin Boys’ Choir
London Symphony Orchestra
The concert will finish at approximately 9pm (timings are subject to change)
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+ £4 booking fee per online/phone transaction
£12/£16 + booking fee as above
Guaranteed entry – your seat will be allocated on the day.
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Under-18s – £6 tickets
14–25s – discounts for Young Barbican Members
Groups of 10+ – save at least 20%
Access – free companion tickets for Barbican Access Members
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You may recognise Carl Orff’s endlessly hummable cantata, but you’ve never heard it quite like this.
In Medieval Bavaria, monks copied down a collection of mischievous songs by vagabond poets. In 1935, a German composer came across a second-hand book containing the songs and used it to create a blazingly exciting choral extravaganza.
Pounding rhythms, catchy tunes, sonorous Latin verses about wine, women and song – Orff’s Carmina Burana might have been an idiosyncratic hit, but it remains absolutely irresistible.
It’s paired with Shostakovich’s Third Symphony, which appears on the surface as an energetic paean to Soviet ideals – until you catch a glimpse of the underlying irony.
Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda steers the powerful forces of the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a rousing climax to the season. They’re joined by crystal-voiced soprano Christina Poulitsi, enthralling baritone Elliott Madore, Tiffin Boys’ Choir and tenor Sunnyboy Dladla as the roasted swan.
‘Everything I have written to date, and which you have, unfortunately, printed, can be destroyed. With Carmina Burana, my collected works begin.’ – Carl Orff, to his publisher
Generously supported by The Huo Family Foundation
Header Image © Mark Allan
Booking and Discounts
Booking Your Tickets
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Refunds and Exchanges
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Groups of 10+
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