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Evening Concerts

Binchois Consort: The Battle of Agincourt

28 October 2015 7.30pm

The Binchois Consort mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, one of England’s greatest military victories.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Clara Mouriz and Joseph Middleton

Friday 2 October 2015 1.10pm

Spanish mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz is a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied. For this recital she is joined by art-song pianist Joseph Middleton – a familiar face to Barber audiences.

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Evening Concerts

Pascal and Ami Rogé

9 December 2015 7.30pm

Together, Pascal and Ami Rogé have travelled the world appearing at concert halls including New York's Carnegie Hall, London's Kings Place, and The Sage (Gateshead), and have performed at all of the major international music festivals.

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Evening Concerts

quartet-lab

25 November 2015 7.30pm

Combining a shared passion for experimentation, quartet-lab has moved away from preconceived impressions of the standard repertoire, and programmes are instead created around musical texture, context and colour. Familiar repertoire is positioned alongside contemporary works and interspersed with unannounced chamber works.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Takahashi, Stringfellow and Whiffen

Friday 30 October 2015 1.10pm

The Department of Music’s Director of Early Music, Christine Whiffen, is joined by two of the talented musicians who work with our students in a variety of early music ensembles, Miki Takahashi and Nicholas Stringfellow.

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Evening Concerts

Fidelio Trio

17 February 2016 7.30pm

The Fidelio Trio performs as part of the University of Birmingham’s New Music festival, CrossCurrents, which runs from 11 – 20 February.

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Evening Concerts

Ian Bostridge and Joseph Middleton

3 February 2016 7.30pm

Ian Bostridge and Joseph Middleton perform Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise (‘Winter’s Journey’), a set of 24 songs based on the poetry of Wilhelm Müller.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Apollo Saxophone Quartet

Friday 23 October 2015 1.10pm

The Apollo Saxophone Quartet celebrates its 30th year in 2015. The Quartet has created its own repertoire, performed worldwide, recorded commissions with major and independent labels, and has made the largest single contribution to the repertoire for saxophone quartet in the UK.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Dautricourt Trio

Friday 16 October 2015 1.10pm

The Dautricourt Trio present Schumann, Neuberger and Ravel in this Barber Lunchtime Concert.

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Lunchtime Concerts

ensembleF2: Discovering Danzi

Friday 9 October 2015 1.10pm

ensembleF2 celebrate the German-born composer Franz Danzi with a programme combining his music with that of his contemporary, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Concerts

University Baroque Orchestra

Sunday 15 November 2015 3pm

Christine Whiffen directs the University Baroque Orchestra in a programme that features a selection of talented student soloists. In this, the ensemble's first public outing, the work of the Department of Music’s Centre for Early Music Performance and Research is showcased.

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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

Callum Smart and Richard Uttley

16 March 2016 7.30pm

Callum Smart and Richard Uttley bring Mozart, Poulenc, Bach and Strauss to the Barber after Callum's mesmerising debut in the Lunchtime series last year.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Alexander Ullman and Michael Petrov

Friday 27 November 2015 1.10pm

Awarding-winning, Bulgarian-born cellist Michael Petrov is joined by the highly acclaimed British pianist, Alexander Ullman for this Barber Lunchtime Concert.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Morgan Pearse and Jonathan Ware

Friday 20 November 2015 1.10pm

Baritone Morgan Pearse performs in the Barber Concert Series following his appearance as Figaro in the English National Opera’s Autumn production of The Barber of Seville. In this recital he is joined by American pianist Jonathan Ware.

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Lunchtime Concerts

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

Friday 13 November 2015 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

Nathaniel Vallois and David Quigley

Friday 6 November 2015 1.10pm

Violinist Nathaniel Vallois presents a programme of works for violin and piano from his home country of France with Irish pianist David Quigley.

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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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Lunchtime Concerts

Amy Harman and Tom Poster

Friday 11 December 2015 1.10pm

Rising stars of the UK chamber music scene Amy Harman and Tom Poster bring a programme of classic repertoire for the bassoon to the Barber Lunchtime series.

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Lunchtime Concerts

New Blues for Piano

Friday 4 December 2015 1.10pm

In this concert Marcel presents the music of composers from the Netherlands, USA, Kuwait, Macedonia, Syria and Russia, plus University of Birmingham composition professor Michael Zev Gordon.

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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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