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Evening Concerts

Tenebrae: Path of Miracles

Wednesday 23 October, 7.30pm

Tenebrae presents Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles, a unique and dramatic work inspired by the enduring Catholic pilgrimage to Santiago.

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6 Hands – 3 Guitars

Thursday 7 October, 8pm

For one night only switch keyboards for fretboards and be dazzled in a rare encounter with giants of the guitar world.

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Ziyu He & Marie Hauzel

Wednesday 4 December, 7.30pm

Outstanding violinist Ziyu He, teams up with Marie Hauzel for a Barber Evening Concert featuring Stravinsky, Bartók and Saint-Säens amongst others.

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Freddy Kempf

Wednesday 6 November, 7.30pm

Join former BBC Young Musician Freddy Kempf for a recital of Chopin.

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Martin Roscoe & Peter Donohoe

Wednesday 30 October, 7.30pm

Martin Roscoe returns to Birmingham International Piano Festival, performing with Peter Donohoe.

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Sestina

Wed 5 February 7.30–9.30pm

Join the dynamic Belfast based choral ensemble alongside some of the finest early music instrumentalists from Ireland and the UK in works by Johann Sebastian Bach and his relatives.

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French Fables

Thursday 7 November, 5.30pm

To mark the end of the Baudelaire Song Project at the University of Birmingham, discover legendary creatures and forces of nature in settings of songs featuring the major nineteenth-century French
poet Charles Baudelaire.

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Weekend Concerts

Music and the Hanseatic League

Saturday 16 November, 3pm

This programme investigates music from these cities including pieces by major composers such as Buxtehude, Mattheson, Keiser and Handel.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Onyx Brass

Friday 15 November, 1pm

Take time out of your day and spend a lunch hour with Onyx Brass, ‘the classiest brass ensemble in Britain’.

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Sam Leak Trio

Friday 8 November, 1pm

We bring gospel tinged and folk inspired contemporary jazz to the piano festival in the final concert with the Sam Leak Trio.

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Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen

Friday 1 November, 1pm

Benjamin Frith joins Department of Music PhD student Liang Shan for a rare performance of this Messiaen masterpiece.

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Selecting a Steinway: A Concert with Conversation

Friday 25 October, 1pm

Professor Kenneth Hamilton and Steinway's Ulrich Gerhartz lift the lid on the Henry Barber Trust funded new grand piano in a lecture-recital on how to select a Steinway.

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King Edward’s Schools

Friday 22 November, 1pm

With the enviable reputation of producing some of the UK’s finest young classical musicians, join King Edward’s and King Edward VI High School for Girls in their annual concert performance featuring talented young students.

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Binchois Consort

Friday 29 November, 1pm

Glimpse into Antwerp’s soundscape at the same time that de Beer was producing his refined and detailed panels, the focus of an exhibition
at the Barber Institute this autumn.

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A New Song

Friday 6 December, 1pm

Conjure up everyday magic with words by master poet Michael Donaghy in the Midlands premiere of acclaimed Scottish composer Martin Suckling’s The Tuning.

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Boxwood and Brass: A Georgian Country House Christmas

Friday 13 December, 1pm

Praised for ‘spectacular playing’ (Early Music Today) and ‘button-bright performances’ (Gramophone), period wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass bring a taste of the elegant, presenting music that accompanied the festivities.

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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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