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Lunchtime Concerts

UPDATED: Navarra Quartet

5 December 2014 1.10pm

The Navarra Quartet returns to the Barber, this time with University piano tutor and seasoned international performer Alexander Boyd. Dvořák’s second piano quintet, a work lasting forty minutes, was written in 1887 but was not Dvořák’s first attempt at writing in this form. Nearly a decade earlier Dvořák had abandoned the first score but returned later after refining his chamber writing style. The rich and stately result will be performed in this concert by some of the UK’s most gifted chamber musicians.

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Evening Concerts

Nash Ensemble

25 March 2015 7.30pm

The 2014/15 season sees the Nash Ensemble celebrate a remarkable fifty years since giving its first concert. Resident Chamber Ensemble at Wigmore Hall since 2010, the ensemble remains one of the UK’s most respected and active chamber groups. Acclaimed for its adventurous programming and virtuoso performances, the Nash Ensemble present iconic works alongside commissions, supporting contemporary composers and engaging audiences. By the end of the season the group will have premiered over 300 new works, of which 193 have been specially commissioned.

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Evening Concerts

Dante Quartet

18 February 2015 7.30pm

Winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for chamber music in 2007, the Dante Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and the emotional intensity of its performances. The group was founded in 1995 and chose the name 'Dante' to reflect the idea of a great and challenging journey.

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Evening Concerts

VOCES8 with Birmingham University Singers

21 January 2015 7.30pm

Harnessing a combination of sound worlds, The Nave to the Stage explores the simple beauty of plainsong and the rich harmonies of Rachmaninov, through to the brilliance of the Rat Pack and Musicals. Created with repertoire taken from VOCES8’s debut no. 1 selling album on Decca Classics, this programme aims to exploit the acoustic capacities of the Barber Concert Hall.

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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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Piano Festival

Birmingham International Piano Festival 2015

6-8 March 2015

In its inaugural year Birmingham International Piano Festival brings some of the world's finest pianists to the city of Birmingham over three days, and showcases the piano, not only as a solo instrument, but also for its role in chamber music and jazz.

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Lunchtime Concerts

University Women’s Choir

12 December 2014 1.10pm

In their second year of existence, the University Women’s Choir make their Barber Lunchtime debut under Professor Simon Halsey. The programme will feature a selection of chamber music written for female voices with a Christmas accent, to celebrate the last day of the Autumn term.

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Lunchtime Concerts

In the Silence of the Secret Night

28 November 2014 1.10pm

Jonathan McGovern and James Baillieu present ‘In the Silence of the Secret Night’, an engaging recital taking inspiration from night time romances, the night sky, dreams and sleep. Featuring art song and lieder by composers such as Schubert, Strauss, Brahms, Britten, Tchaikovsky and Debussy, this recital concludes with its title work by Rachmaninoff.

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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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