Guildhall Symphony Orchestra play Messiaen

  • 8pm
Conductor Nicholas Collon in action
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Classical Music
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Booking required | In-person
£15, £10 (£5 concessions)
Barbican Hall

Event information

The only symphony written by Olivier Messiaen, Turangalîla-Symphonie, is often described as a tribute to life, love and death.

We are thrilled to welcome back Nicholas Collon – Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony and Founder and Principal Conductor of the Aurora Orchestra – to conduct the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra in this performance, which offers the opportunity to hear the Ondes Martenot played by Cynthia Millar, who has been described by The Observer as the “unchallenged sovereign" of the instrument. Guildhall pianist William Bracken features as piano soloist.

Image: Nicholas Collon (c) Chris Christodolou

Pre-concert performance, 6pm

Programme & performers

Venue information

The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level. 

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Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London
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