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We've put together some guidance and handy tips for attending events in the Barber Concert Hall.

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Evening Concerts Piano Festival

Pavel Kolesnikov

Wednesday 8 May, 7.30pm

Pavel Kolesnikov joins us to launch the 2019 Birmingham International Piano Festival. 

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Barber Concerts

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Lunchtime Concerts

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Friday 3 May, 1.10pm

The internationally recognised ensemble Apartment House presents a new work by James Opstad alongside music by Julius Aglinskas and Lucie Viková.

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Evening Concerts

Ziyu He & Marie Hauzel

Wednesday 4 December, 7.30pm

Outstanding violinist Ziyu He, teams up with Marie Hauzel for a Barber Evening Concert featuring Stravinsky, Bartók and Saint-Säens amongst others.

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Evening Concerts

Tenebrae: Path of Miracles

Wednesday 23 October, 7.30pm

Tenebrae presents Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles, a unique and dramatic work inspired by the enduring Catholic pilgrimage to Santiago.

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Evening Concerts Piano Festival

Freddy Kempf

Wednesday 6 November, 7.30pm

Join former BBC Young Musician Freddy Kempf for a recital of Mozart.

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Evening Concerts Piano Festival

Martin Roscoe & Peter Donohoe

Wednesday 30 October, 7.30pm

Martin Roscoe returns to Birmingham International Piano Festival, performing with Peter Donohoe.

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Summer Festival of Music

A Little Night Music

Summer Festival Opera

Fall in love this June with some magical summer night music.

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Lunchtime Concerts Piano Festival

Sam Leak Trio

Friday 8 November, 1pm

We bring gospel tinged and folk inspired contemporary jazz to the piano festival in the final concert with the Sam Leak Trio.

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Lunchtime Concerts Piano Festival

Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen

Friday 1 November, 1pm

Benjamin Frith joins Department of Music PhD student Liang Shan for a rare performance of this Messiaen masterpiece.

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Lunchtime Concerts Piano Festival

Selecting a Steinway: A Concert with Conversation

Friday 25 October, 1pm

Professor Kenneth Hamilton and Steinway's Ulrich Gerhartz lift the lid on the Henry Barber Trust funded new grand piano in a lecture-recital on how to select a Steinway.

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Weekend Concerts

Birmingham International Piano Competition

Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June

Birmingham International Piano Competition remains committed to the art of the piano recital and gives young pianists the chance to further their careers and perform in world class venues.

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Lunchtime Concerts Summer Festival of Music

Summer Festival Voices

Friday 21 June, 1.10pm

To include selections from George Shearing’s Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare, and part-songs by Elgar, Holst, and Vaughan Williams.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Ceri Owen & Gareth Brynmor John

Friday 24 May, 1.10pm

Join us for a lecture-recital from the Department of Music's new Director of Performance Ceri Owen and award-winning baritone Gareth Brynmor John.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Florian Kitt & Carlos Rivera-Aguilar

Friday 17 May, 1.10pm

Internationally acclaimed Austrian cellist Florian Kitt and pianist Carlos Rivera-Aguilar perform Debussy, Friedrich Cerha and Prokofiev.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Callino Quartet

Friday 10 May, 1.10pm

The Callino Quartet join us to premiere the third instalment of John Woolrich's A Book of Inventions, alongside a new student composition and Mendelssohn's final string quartet.

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CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents – Further information coming soon!

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Evening Concerts

How to book

You can purchase tickets for Barber Evening Concerts at the reception desk in The Barber Institute of Fine Arts during normal opening hours, over the phone or online.

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