Symphony No. 3 ('Eroica')
During Sound Unbound, Britten Sinfonia and conductor Thomas Adès will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (‘Eroica’), introduced by special guest Stephen Fry in the Barbican Hall at 12 noon.
Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Adès is also performing symphonies 7, 8 & 9 at the Barbican as part of the critically acclaimed Beethoven Symphony Cycle.
About Sound Unbound
A free music festival of unexpected sounds in unexpected places – no ticket is necessary, just turn up and enjoy the music. Some sessions have limited capacity, and access is on a first-come, first-served basis
Music will burst from the Barbican and out across Culture Mile’s architectural gems with a line-up of artists for whom the boundaries between classical and contemporary, experimental and jazz are blurred – or never even existed in the first place.
From authentic medieval sounds to hypnotic minimalist masterpieces, there are over 100 sessions, installations and more to explore – and you can tap into any of them for free.
Find out more about Sound Unbound here.
A Culture Mile Event
Sound Unbound is a joint project between the Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Academy of Ancient Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
"Sunday began with Stephen Fry introducing Britten Sinfonia with Thomas Adès’s thoughtful and thrilling performance of Beethoven’s Third Symphony. “There’s no ‘right’ way to listen to this music, only to remember the greatness of this man born 250 years ago,” he said, before taking his seat in the stalls to listen with the rest of us."Read More