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Summer Festival of Music 2020

12 – 19 June

The annual University Music Summer Festival of Music is the highlight of the summer for musicians at the University of Birmingham – and though we can’t perform and share music in person – we are running a week of virtual performances sharing our love of music.

The festival will include virtual video performances from the Summer Festival Orchestra and Music Society Brass Band, a host of New Music will be presented by the Creative Exchange, and miniBEAST. Look out for our Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Collective and Samba Band across the week. We also delve in to our archives and look back at previous student operas, and concerts, as well as looking at what Alumni musicians have been up to!

Throughout the festival we will be working on a new project, bringing together student composers and musicians. Composers have been tasked to write ‘Miniatures in Isolation’ – a group of short pieces giving a voice to their experiences during lockdown. Student musicians will be working hard to learn and record the music over the coming weeks, and we can’t wait to share the result of this exciting creative project!

Join us as we officially launch our new University Music YouTube channel with the festival.

A full schedule for the festival will be shared over the next few days!


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