barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Concerts Programmes 1945/46

Here you can view a selection of concerts programmes from our first concert season in 1945/46, including reviews by Birmingham Post of our first concert on 5 November 1945. This concert season was opened by the Philharmonia Quartet with the programme of works:

  • String Quartet in F major by Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)
  • String Quartet in A major, F.23 by Arthur Bliss (1891 – 1975) 
  • String Quartet in D minor ‘Voces intimae’, Op 56 by Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957)

Performers: Henry Holst, Ernest Element, Herbert Downes and Anthony Pini

You can take a listen to this to this programme of works here: 

GĂ©rard, Marguerite (1761-1837)

The Reader

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Celebrating 75 years with Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton

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Selection of Barber Concerts Posters

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Celebrating 75 years Introduction

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