The Barbican Centre and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

The Barbican Centre and the Los Angeles Philharmonic present an international symposium, which will take place during the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s first Barbican International Associate residency. Bringing together some of the world’s top music institutions, field experts, leading artists and educationalists, this symposium will explore the impact and need for ensembles, venues and conservatoires in today’s society and the crucial role they could play in our future cultural landscape.

Highlights include:

• An introductory talk from John Adams

• Keynote from Peter Sellars

• Panel discussions chaired by Sir Nicholas Kenyon (Managing Director, Barbican Centre) and Deborah Borda (President and CEO, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association)

• Workshops and breakout sessions, including an introductory talk from social reformer Richard Holloway and an afternoon hosted by Darren Henley

• An open rehearsal with young musicians from East London and Los Angeles led by Gustavo Dudamel

 In partnership with Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Take a Stand initiative – a partnership of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and Bard College