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Lunchtime Concerts

Timothy Ridout & John Reid

Friday 24 February 1.10pm

Timothy Ridout is currently completing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music and is joined for his Barber Concert debut by pianist John Reid.

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Evening Concerts

I Fagiolini: Flaming Heart

Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm

On the 450th anniversary of his birth, a programme to celebrate Monteverdi’s unique expressive genius.

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Weekend Concerts

Chamber Ensembles

Sunday 5 March 3pm

The Music Society draws musicians from across the University to perform in a variety of ensembles, choirs and chamber groups. Expect duos, trios and quartets and an eclectic selection of repertoire.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Bel Canto: the songs of Donizetti and Bellini

Friday 3 March 1.10pm

The lyrical and captivating bel canto songs of Bellini and Donizetti are explored by opera singers Sarah-Jane Brandon and Stephanie Marshall, and their pianist Gary Matthewman.

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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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Weekend Concerts

Revolting Rhymes

Saturday 25 March 10.30am - 4.30pm

Join us for a phizz-whizzing day of gloriumptious music, storytelling and art as we celebrate Roald Dahl's jumpsquiffling stories from Revolting Rhymes in the 2017 Bournville Book Festival.

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Lunchtime Concerts

University Women’s Choir

Friday 24 March 1.10pm

The final lunchtime concert in the spring season is presented by the award-winning University Women's Choir and their director, Professor Simon Carrington. There will be a retiring collection in support of Youth Music's Give a Gig campaign - supporting music education across the UK.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Birmingham University Singers

Friday 17 March 1.10pm

Birmingham University Singers present a concert of works conducted by University Chorus Director, Julian Wilkins.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Chetham’s School of Music

Friday 10 March 1.10pm

Students from Chetham's School of Music give their annual concert in the Barber Institute. Come along to spot the stars of the future - including BBC Young Musician Brass finalist, Gemma Riley.

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Concerts

University Camerata

Monday 20 March 5pm

Join talented MA Choral Conductors as they lead this, the second of two performance by University Camerata, this time in the art deco splendour of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts concert hall.

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CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents – Further information coming soon!

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Summer Festival of Music

Summer Festival of Music – 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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