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Lunchtime Concerts

Florentine Arts Ensemble

Friday 29 May 1.10pm

Befitting for The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the Florentine Arts Ensemble explore the relationship between music and art.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Clipper Erickson

Friday 22 May 1.10pm

American pianist Clipper Erickson returns to the Barber Concert Hall following his debut in the Evening Concert series in 2013.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Marcus Farnsworth and Joseph Middleton

Friday 15 May 1.10pm

Versatile baritone Marcus Farnsworth is quickly building a successful career in opera, and as a recitalist.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Oliver She

Friday 8 May 1.10pm

As winner of the 2014 Brant International Piano Competition, Australian-born pianist Oliver She has been awarded with a number of distinguished recital opportunities in the UK, including this, his debut in the Barber Concert Hall.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Daniel Tones and Owen Underhill

Friday 1 May 1.10pm

To begin the summer term, two Canadian artists bring an engaging programme of contemporary music to the Barber Lunchtime series.

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Concerts

Summer Festival Opera: Albert Herring

12-14 June

Britten’s only comic opera, Albert Herring is a charming and farcical musical treat, presented by the Summer Festival Opera with a talented student cast.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival: Sarah Lenka

Friday 10 July 1.10pm

We host two stellar acts as part of the Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival, to finish off a summer term packed with performances. The Festival runs from 3-12 July across the city.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival: Art Themen Quartet

Friday 3 July 1.10pm

The wonderfully original saxophonist Art Themen managed throughout a long and successful career as an orthopaedic surgeon to build a major reputation on the British jazz and blues scene, initially picking up national awards with the Cambridge University Jazz Band, then playing and touring with the likes of Alexis Korner, Mick Jagger and Jack Bruce before lending his Sonny Rollins-influenced tenor sax into many top jazz groups.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Summer Festival Voices

Friday 19 June 1.10pm

Summer Festival Voices is a mixed chamber choir directed by second year music student Jack Apperley. They present a programme of works written in the early parts of composers’ careers including the world premiere of a work by student composer Oliver Frost.

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Evening Concerts

La Venexiana

6 May 2015 7.30pm

Together with its director Claudio Cavina, La Venexiana brings a programme celebrating the work of Claudio Monteverdi to the Barber for an evening sure to entertain.

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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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