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Concerts

Barber Concerts

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Lunchtime Concerts Birmingham Festival of Early Music

Anneke Scott & Steven Devine

Friday 8 February, 1.10pm

Anneke Scott is a leading exponent of historical horn playing. For this concert in the Barber Lunchtime Concert series, she is joined by Steven Devine on the University's period Erard piano.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Jonian-Ilias Kadesha & Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula

Friday 1 February, 1.10pm

The Albanian-Greek violinist Jonian-Ilias Kadesha makes his Barber Concerts debut and is joined by Swiss pianist and composer Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Kenneth Hamilton Lecture-Recitals

Friday 18 & Friday 25 January, 1.10pm

Perenially popular pianist Kenneth Hamilton returns for his annual Barber lecture-recitals.

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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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Evening Concerts

Bozzini Quartet

Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm

Hailing from Canada, the Bozzini Quartet performs a world premiere by University of Birmingham and Canadian composer Dr Scott Wilson. The concert also includes a new work by John Woolrich as part of the University's year-long string quartet project with the composer, and a work by Linda Smith.

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Evening Concerts Birmingham Festival of Early Music

Binchois Consort: Music for St Katherine & the Historic Scotland

Wednesday 13 February, 7.30pm

The Binchois Consort present music for St Katherine including music by Walter Frye and John Dunstaple for Birmingham Early Music Festival.

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Evening Concerts Birmingham Festival of Early Music

Dunedin Consort: Apollo and Daphne

Wednesday 6 February, 7.30pm

The Dunedin Consort present a programme of Handel for Birmingham Early Music Festival.

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Weekend Concerts Birmingham Festival of Early Music

Duo Trobairitz: Romance and Revelry

Sunday 3 February, 3pm

Duo Trobairitz present a European programme for Birmingham Festival of Early Music.

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Weekend Concerts

Student Chamber Ensembles

Saturday 2 March, 3pm

The Music Society’s Chamber Ensembles give a free afternoon concert in The Barber Institute alongside University Music’s symphonic brass dectet.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Giuseppe Guarrera

Friday 29 March, 1.10pm

Giuseppe Guarrera, represented by the Young Classical Artists Trust performs a programme of Liszt and Scarlatti.

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Lunchtime Concerts

University Women’s Choir

Friday 22 March, 1.10pm

The University Women’s Choir give a Barber Lunchtime concert under the direction of Patrick Barrett.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Fidelio Trio

Friday 15 March, 1.10pm

Shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, the Fidelio Trio are enthusiastic champions of the piano trio genre and perform a programme of works by Michael Zev Gordon and Fauré.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Chetham’s School of Music

Friday 8 March, 1.10pm

Listen to the classical music starts of the future as we hear from a selection of the finest students from the Chetham's School of Music.

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Lunchtime Concerts

New Music Ensemble

Friday 1 March, 1.10pm

The University New Music Ensemble performs new works by current University of Birmingham postgraduate students, composition lecturer Daria Kwiatkowska, and bass player and composer Sebastiano Dessanay.

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Weekend Concerts Birmingham Festival of Early Music

The Sharp Family: Early Modern Vocal Ensemble and CEMPR

Saturday 9 February, 2pm

Take a musical tour of the Barber Galleries as student musicians and art historians present works in The Barber Institute Collection.

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Lunchtime Concerts

A Fantasy…

Friday 22 February, 1.10pm

Made up of four outstanding chamber musicians, this mixed instrumental quartet present a programme of contemporary repertoire.

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Lunchtime Concerts Birmingham Festival of Early Music

Consortium5

Friday 15 February, 1.10pm

Recorder quintet Consortium5 celebrate one of the golden ages of English instrumental music.

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CrossCurrents

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Summer Festival of Music

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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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