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Stephen Hough

Wednesday 7 May 7.30pm

Stephen Hough returns to the Barber with a mixed programme of works demonstrating his unique energy and talents.

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Summer Festival of Music 2014

8-20 June 2014

The University Music Society's Summer Festival of Music returns to the Barber Institute this year with two concerts in a two week programme of events.

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Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival

Friday 18 and Friday 25 July 1.10pm

We host two stellar acts as part of the 30th Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival to finish off a packed summer term of performances at the University. The Festival runs from 18th – 27th July across the city.

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Back to Bach

Friday 23 and Friday 30 May 1.10pm

Concert pianist Kenneth Hamilton returns to the Barber Institute to present two centuries of perspectives on the music of the great Johann Sebastian Bach through a varied selection of Bach's original compositions and arrangements by Rachmaninoff, Liszt and Busoni.

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Zelkova Quartet

Friday 16 May 1.10pm

The Zelkova Quartet was founded at the Royal Northern College of Music under the guidance of Petr Prause, cellist of the Talich Quartet, in 2010. They remain at the RNCM this year to complete an International Artist Diploma in Chamber Music, the institution's most advanced level of study in performance.

Recent performances include recitals at St Martin in the Fields and St John's Smith Square, the latter of which they will return to this coming season. The Zelkova Quartet has recently been made European Chamber Music Academy associates and were finalists in the Royal Over-Seas League competition earlier this year, winning the Elias Fawcett Award for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble.

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Friday 9 May 1.10pm

HERMESensemble is an Antwerp-based collective for contemporary music and art. As part of their second year in residence at the Department of Music, the ensemble, musicians and artistic director lead a series of workshops with student composers and play through student works, giving invaluable feedback. In this concert the group showcase two staff composers at the University, Scott Wilson and Michel Zev Gordon.

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Rupert Marshall-Luck and Matthew Rickard

Friday 2 May 1.10pm

Rupert Marshall-Luck is joined by his established duo partner Matthew Rickard in a performance of Bartok and Dohnanyi Sonatas in the first of our Lunchtime Concerts this term.

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Barber 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 or via the booking form. You can also book tickets for these concerts by calling 0121 414 7333 and make payment on the night of the performance.

Barber booking line hours:

Monday to Friday:
10am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Saturday and Sunday:

On days when there is an evening performance
the Barber box office remains open until the
performance begins.

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Barber 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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