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Lunchtime Concerts

Pestova/Roche/Rees trio

Friday 28 April, 1.10pm

Our resident ensemble, the Pestova/Roche/Rees trio present a programme featuring the premiere of Scott Wilson's LOW, alongside works by Rob MacKay, Maximillian Marcoll and others.

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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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Evening Concerts

6 Hands Guitar Trio

Wednesday 10 May 7.30pm

Pre-eminent Classical guitarist John Williams and celebrated jazz guitarist John Etheridge are joined by critically acclaimed guitarist and composer Gary Ryan to form guitar supergroup '6 Hands'. Join these three guitar legends as they combine their unrivalled skills as classical and jazz musicians to create an awe-inspiring concert of solos, duos and trios.

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Summer Festival of Music Weekend Concerts

The Enchanted Pig

Friday 9 June, 7.30pm and Saturday 10 June, 3pm

A love story filled with mud, mischief, and magic. This UK university student premiere is directed by Will Jackson and musically directed by Daniel Mahoney, with a talented student cast from the University of Birmingham.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Suzanne Fischer & Panaretos Kyriatzidis

Friday 19 May, 1.10pm

The annual Oxford Lieder Festival takes place every October and is complemented by projects such as the Young Artist Platform, presenting the finest young singers and pianists in recitals across the UK.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Michael Tsalka fortepiano

Friday 12 May, 1.10pm

One of Europe's leading period piano specialists, Michael Tsalka, presents a concert on the Department of Music's fortepiano.

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Lunchtime Concerts

The Royal Air Force Music Services Tuba Quartet

Friday 5 May, 1.10pmn

We celebrate International Tuba Day with an eclectic recital from the Tuba Quartet of the Royal Air Force.

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Piano Festival Weekend Concerts

Songs About Us

Saturday 4 November 2pm

Dominic Harlan presenter/piano

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Evening Concerts Piano Festival

Benjamin Grosvenor

Wednesday 1 November 7.30pm

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Piano Festival Weekend Concerts

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 28 October 7.30pm

Steven Devine harpsichord

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Evening Concerts

Sir Willard White

Wednesday 6 December 7.30pm

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Evening Concerts

James Ehnes

Wednesday 15 November 7.30pm

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Evening Concerts Weekend Concerts

Porpora’s L’Agrippina

Thursday 21 September 7pm
Saturday 23 September 7pm
Sunday 24 September 3pm

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Weekend Concerts

Brant International Piano Competition 2017

Saturday 17 June 9am and Sunday 18 June 10am

Mark Bebbington, Jayson Gilham and Ashley Fripp are among the former winners of this prestigious competition, which gives young pianists resident in the UK a chance to further their career and perform in world-class venues.

In the preliminary round, mixed programmes are performed by up to 25 competitors, of whom eight are selected for the semi-final. The final takes place in Birmingham Town Hall on 1 July. Please note that the sessions on 17 and 18 June may start later if competitors withdraw.

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Lunchtime Concerts Summer Festival of Music

Festival Voices

Friday 16 June, 1.10pm

This year's festival concludes with a lunchtime performance that brings together singers from across the University to perform as Festival Voices. Taking inspiration from the summer season, the programme explores the beauty of nature and the delights of this all too fleeting time of year.

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Lunchtime Concerts Piano Festival

Ksenija Sidorova

Friday 3 November 1.10pm

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Lunchtime Concerts Piano Festival

Kenneth Hamilton Lecture-recital

Friday 27 October 1.10pm

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Lunchtime Concerts

Birmingham and Solihull International Jazz and Blues Festival

Friday 14 and Friday 21 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 at the University. Details of the performers will be announced shortly.

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CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents – Further information coming soon!

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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 from October to May.

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