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Fri, 21st Oct 2016

Barbican December 2016 highlights

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam returns to the Barbican, this time with its new Chief Conductor Daniele Gatti for a residency that covers Franco-Russian music and late-romantic German repertoire.

Gerald Finley continues as this seasonís Featured Artist with a recital with his long-time collaborator Sir Antonio Pappano plus a concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The Barbican Hall sees two choral concerts - Icelandic composer Jůhann Jůhannsson joined by Britten Sinfonia Voices, and Les Arts Florissants and William Christie with Katherine Watson, Emmanuelle de Negri and Tim Mead in a seasonal performance of Handelís Messiah.

Barbican Cinemas screen three vintage Dostoevsky adaptations and FW Murnauís landmark silent thriller, Nosferatu, is shown with a live musical accompaniment by Paul Robinsonís Harmonie Band. The Barbicanís Relaxed Screenings continue with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and London International Animation Festival returns for its 13th year.

Turned On Its Head brings Sponge , a new show for babies, young children and families to The Pit, and ShŰn Dale-Jones performs a solo show, The Duke, raising money for Save the Childrenís Child Refugee Crisis Appeal. The Royal Shakespeare Company presents King Lear with Antony Sher as the volatile King, and Shakespeareís coming-of-age romance Cymbeline with Gillian Bevan in the title role in the Theatre.

Major Barbican exhibition The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined continues as does Bedwyr Williamsís Curve installation The Gulch. Gallery events this month include talks on unusual architecture and crafting workshops.

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