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Evening Concerts

Carolyn Sampson & Joseph Middleton: A Shakespeare and Verlaine Songbook

Wednesday 9 November 7.30pm

We are delighted to welcome two University of Birmingham alumni, Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton to perform in this Barber Evening Concert. In this performance, they explore the works of English playwright William Shakespeare and French poet Paul Verlaine through song.

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Evening Concerts

The English Concert: Baroque Masters

Wednesday 26 October 7.30pm

The English Concert join us for their second Barber Evening Concert following a sold-out performance in 2014. We welcome back this influential ensemble with a programme that features the Principal strings of The English Concert, including viola Principal Alfonso Leal del Ojo in a performance of Telemann’s viola concerto.

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Evening Concerts

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Wednesday 19 October 7.30pm

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (Philharmonisches Bläserquintett Berlin) make their Barber Institute debut with an eclectic programme for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Daniel Lebhardt

Friday 28 October 1.10pm

Daniel makes his Barber Institute debut with a performance that includes Beethoven’s final piano sonata and Thomas Adès’s 1992 Darknesse Visible.

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Richard Jenkinson & David le Page

Friday 21 October 1.10pm

In the final year of his Phd at the University, former CBSO Principal Cellist Richard Jenkinson is joined by leader of Orchestra of the Swan, David le Page.

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Joel Williams & Duncan Appleby: Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Friday 14 October 1.10pm

Winner of the 2014 Musica Britannica Sir Antony Lewis Memorial Prize, tenor Joel Williams is joined by Duncan Appleby for a recital of music influenced by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

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James Turnbull & Clare Hammond

Friday 7 October 1.10pm

This year’s Presteigne Festival tour concert is given by acclaimed pianist Clare Hammond and oboist James Turnbull.

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Evening Concerts Piano Festival

Martin James Bartlett

Wednesday 17 May 7.30pm

Winner of the 2014 BBC Young Musician competition, Martin James Bartlett makes his Barber Institute debut for the launch of the 2017 Birmingham International Piano Festival.

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6 Hands Guitar Trio

Wednesday 10 May 7.30pm

After a barnstorming debut at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in June 2015, John Williams and John Etheridge have invited Gary Ryan to join them once more on a UK tour with their guitar supergroup 6 Hands. John Williams is a well-known classical guitarist with an interest in contemporary music; John Etheridge is an iconic jazz guitarist known for pushing the boundaries whilst Gary Ryan is a classical guitarist and composer and together, they will perform a programme of solos, duos and trios.

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Evening Concerts

I Fagiolini: Flaming Heart

Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm

I Fagiolini is a British solo-voice ensemble directed by Robert Hollingworth. Alongside 50 international concerts per year, the group has also released 15 CDs and two DVDs, and in 2011, won a Gramophone award for their world premiere CD of the Striggio 40 part mass. They will be performing their brand new programme, entitled ‘Flaming Heart’.

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Evening Concerts

The Heath Quartet

Wednesday 22 February 7.30pm

The first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award, The Heath Quartet make their Barber debut with a programme of iconic quartets.

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Lunchtime Concerts

University Camerata

Friday 9 December 1.10pm

MA Choral Conducting students direct the University Camerata, in this, the final lunchtime concert of the Autumn term. Join this talented group of singers for a programme of music for chamber choir.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Florentine Arts Ensemble: Dahl’s Norwegian Landscape

Friday 2 December 1.10pm

Taking inspiration from the Barber Gallery collection and Johan Cristian Dahl’s captivating 1840 oil on canvas - A mother and child by the sea – the Florentine Arts Ensemble present a Scandinavian programme for violin and piano.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Amy Harman and Erdem Misirlioglu

Friday 25 November 1.10pm

YCAT artist Amy Harman is joined by Erdem Misirlioglu to present a programme of music for bassoon and piano.

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Concerts

Musica Secreta, Early Modern Vocal Ensembles and Early Music Ensembles

Sunday 20 November 3pm

To celebrate the quincentenary of the publication of Ariosto's Orlando furioso, the Centre for Early Music Performance and Research and the Early Modern Vocal Ensemble team up with the professional baroque ensemble Musica Secreta to present a programme of musical responses to this exciting and epoch-making publication.

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Concerts

Birmingham Symphonic Brass

Sunday 13 November 3pm

Ten talented brass players and their musical director Stephen Roberts present a lively afternoon concert suitable for families.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Musica Secreta

Friday 18 November 1.10pm

Musica Secreta present a programme of music as part of this weekend celebrating Ariosto’s Orlando furioso.

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King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls

Friday 11 November 1.10pm

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School give their annual concert in the Barber Concert Hall presenting a selection of their talented young musicians.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Binchois Consort: In Praise of Saints – English Music and Midlands Alabasters in the Fifteenth Century

Friday 4 November 1.10pm

The Binchois Consort present a concert of English Music contemporary with fifteenth century Midlands Alabasters, conducted by Peyton and Barber Professor of Music, Andrew Kirkman.

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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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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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