Thomas Adès at 50: Live from the Barbican - Britten Sinfonia

Thomas Adès at 50: Live from the Barbican

10 Jun 2021


Selected extracts from The Creatures of Prometheus






Shanty (UK premiere)


Concerto Conciso


Thomas Adès



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Join us in celebrating one of Britain’s most original musical voices. Thomas Adès plays composer, conductor and pianist in his 50th birthday concert from the Barbican with Britten Sinfonia.

Adès’s hand-picked programme captures the remarkable ability of music to conjure up countless different worlds at the drop of a hat. Make the mad dash from the summit of Olympus in Beethoven’s Prometheus; rustle in the undergrowth with an assortment of woodland wildlife in Janáček’s Concertino; and feel the grind of life aboard an 18th-century sailing ship in the UK premiere of Adès’s new work, Shanty*.


Tickets for the live stream must be booked online in advance and are only available until the event begins.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Britten Sinfonia

*Commissioned by Australian Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Münchener Kammerorchester, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia with Barbican Centre, Kammerorchester Basel with Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, and Istanbul Music Festival.


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