Tuesday 23 January 2018

Barbican 2018-19 season announced

Following on from another exceptional season of Baroque and Classical masterpieces, we continue our collaboration with the Barbican for our 2018/19 programme.

The season opens with Dido and Aeneas, completing the semi-staged Purcell opera cycle from the previous season, and will feature distinguished soloists including British mezzo-soprano Christine Rice and soprano Rowan Pierce in the roles of Dido and Belinda respectively.

AAM will join the BBC Singers - led by their new conductor Sofi Jeannin – and the Aakash Odedra dance company for a programme including works by Rameau and Lully.

Nigel Kennedy will make his AAM debut alongside Music Director Richard Egarr in a programme that includes Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, performed with Thomas Gould.

Also with Richard Egarr, young virtuoso recorder player Lucie Horsch will perform concerti by Bach, Vivaldi and Sammartini

Clarinetist Michael Collins will perform on a period instrument in concert with AAM for the first time, and Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major will be directed from the ‘cello by Nicholas Altstaedt.

On the 300th anniversary of the premiere of Handel’s Brockes-Passion, the expansive work will be showcased by AAM and Richard Egarr with a leading cast including soprano Louise Alder.

In association with The Grange Festival, AAM present Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro in concert, featuring an international cast of young artists.

See our Barbican Concerts page for more about each event.