with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 03 March 2012, 7.30pm
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Urban Classic is a meeting of musical cultures, bringing together the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley with leading artists from the UK’s urban music scene including Fazer, Ms Dynamite, Devlin, Skepta.
As part of the Music Nation weekend, this event will be the first performance of new arrangements by Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Jason Yarde. For Urban Classic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Jules Buckley, fresh from his collaboration with Basement Jaxx and the Metropole Orchestra, where he is Principal Guest Conductor.
This performance is part of Music Nation - a weekend of live music devised and led by the BBC, and the first nationwide countdown event for the London 2012 Festival.
The BBC SO will also perform Iron Foundry by Alexander Mosolov and Lollapalooza by John Adams. This event will be the first performance of new arrangements by Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Jason Yarde.
Produced by the Barbican and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in association with Bigga Fish and Serious. Project supported by Create.
Watch a behind the scenes video with N-Dubz leading producer Fazer, filmed at BBC Maida Vale Studios: Click here
Watch a behind the scenes video with Ms Dynamite at BBC Maida Vale Studios: Click here
How to get there
- The nearest Underground station is Barbican, on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines.To reach the Barbican,exit the station and cross Aldersgate Street in front of you. Walk through the road tunnel (Beech Street) before taking the first turning right into Silk Street. The Barbican is straight ahead of you. Alternatively, exit the station using the stairs to the first floor, crossing the road using the footbridge before following the signs to the Barbican. Other Underground stations nearby are Moorgate, St Paul's, Bank, Liverpool Street and Mansion House.
- Bus Route 153 stops outside the Barbican in Silk Street. Starting from outside Liverpool Street Station, it runs daily to the Barbican, Angel and Finsbury Park. Other services running near the Barbican are as follows: 8, 11, 23, 26, 35, 42, 43, 47, 48, 55, 56, 76,78, 100, 133, 141, 149, 172, 214, 242, 243, 271, 344 (7 days a week); 4, (Mon-Sat); 21, 25, 521 (Mon-Fri).
- The nearest rail stations are Liverpool Street, Farringdon and Blackfriars. City Thameslink services serve Barbican, Moorgate and Cannon Street.
- The Barbican is clearly sign-posted and has four car parks. Two are off Beech Street (westbound access only) and two are off Silk Street near the main entrance. Please allow plenty of time for your journey. All car parks have a height restriction of 6'1". If the Barbican car parks are full, alternative parking is available in Aldersgate Street.
- The Main entrance at Silk Street is ramped and lifts give access to all levels. All our venues have seating for wheelchair users - please inform us of any access requirements on booking. There are three wheelchairs for visitors' use, subject to availability; these can be pre-booked by calling the Box Office on 020 7638 8891.