This, the most modern of London’s concert halls, which opened in 1982, was the scene of Panufnik’s jubilee concert, organised to celebrate his 70th birthday on 24 September 1984. The London Symphony Orchestra, based at the Barbican Centre, played a programme which included Panufnik’s Piano Concerto and Sinfonia Votiva. The composer had very close links with the London Symphony Orchestra, hence his frequent visits to the Barbican Centre both as a composer and as a conductor.

With his wife and children During rehearsals