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Concerts

Brant International Piano Competition 2016

Preliminary Round and Semi-Final

Saturday 18 June 9am & Sunday 19 June, 10am

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Summer Festival of Music

The Beggar’s Opera

Tuesday 14 June, 7pm

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Concerts

A Five Star Performance

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Lunchtime Concerts

Birmingham and Solihull International Jazz and Blues Festival

Friday 15 & Friday 22 July, 1.10pm

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Summer Festival of Music

Festival Voices: Celebrating Shakespeare

Friday 17 June, 1.10-2.15pm

Summer Festival Voices present a concert performance of Henry Purcell's The Tempest, in this, the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death. The student-run choir, conducted by final-year Music undergraduate Jack Apperley, is joined by talented student soloists and instrumentalists for this performance.

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Summer Festival of Music

The Beggar’s Opera

Wednesday 15 June, 7pm

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Summer Festival of Music

The Beggar’s Opera

Sunday 12 June, 3pm

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Lunchtime Concerts

Formosa quartet

Friday 20 May, 1.10pm

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Lunchtime Concerts

Recyclage musical

Friday 13 May 1.10pm

Performer and researcher Richard Sutcliffe presents a lecture recital of French music performed on the pardessus de viole (the smallest instrument in the viol family) and harpsichord. The programme includes works by Marin Marais, Antoine Forqueray, Louis de Caix d'Hervelois and Jean-Baptiste Barrière. Richard is current undertaking a PhD in the Department of Music.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Push pull instruments & Post Code 3 beta

Friday 29 April, 1.10pm

Till Bovermann and colleagues perform using their amazing custom-made PushPull instruments, and Jan Trützschler returns to Birmingham to present his improvised Post Code 3 Beta.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Moon, Water and Dance

Friday 6 May 1.10pm

Birmingham-based pianist Di Xiao presents a programme of Chinese & Western classical repertoire taking inspiration from the moon, water and dance.

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Summer Festival of Music

Summer Festival Buffet

Friday 17 June, 2.20pm

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Evening Concerts

Academy of Ancient Music: Vivaldi in Dresden

18 May 2016, 7.30pm

Although Vivaldi never visited Dresden, his publications and dedications had a profound influence on a generation of German musicians. Directing from the harpsichord, Richard Egarr explores the cross-continental connections of an incredibly fruitful age.

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Evening Concerts

The Barber Concert Series at Seventy

The Barber Concert Series at Seventy

In the 2015/16 academic year The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Department of Music will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Barber Evening Concert series.

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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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Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Fridays at 1.10pm, Barber Concert Hall

A series of free lunchtime concerts by professional musicians, taking place every Friday during term time.

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