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Florentine Arts Ensemble: Dahl’s Norwegian Landscape

Friday 2 December 1.10pm

Taking inspiration from the Barber Gallery collection and Johan Cristian Dahl’s captivating 1840 oil on canvas - A mother and child by the sea – the Florentine Arts Ensemble present a Scandinavian programme for violin and piano.

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Amy Harman and Erdem Misirlioglu

Friday 25 November 1.10pm

YCAT artist Amy Harman is joined by Erdem Misirlioglu to present a programme of music for bassoon and piano.

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Birmingham Symphonic Brass

Sunday 13 November 3pm

Ten talented brass players and their musical director Stephen Roberts present a lively afternoon concert suitable for families.

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King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls

Friday 11 November 1.10pm

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School give their annual concert in the Barber Concert Hall presenting a selection of their talented young musicians.

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Binchois Consort: In Praise of Saints – English Music and Midlands Alabasters in the Fifteenth Century

Friday 4 November 1.10pm

The Binchois Consort present a concert of English Music contemporary with fifteenth century Midlands Alabasters, conducted by Peyton and Barber Professor of Music, Andrew Kirkman.

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Daniel Lebhardt

Friday 28 October 1.10pm

Daniel makes his Barber Institute debut with a performance that includes Beethoven’s final piano sonata and Thomas Adès’s 1992 Darknesse Visible.

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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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6 Hands Guitar Trio

Wednesday 10 May 7.30pm

After a barnstorming debut at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in June 2015, John Williams and John Etheridge have invited Gary Ryan to join them once more on a UK tour with their guitar supergroup 6 Hands. John Williams is a well-known classical guitarist with an interest in contemporary music; John Etheridge is an iconic jazz guitarist known for pushing the boundaries whilst Gary Ryan is a classical guitarist and composer and together, they will perform a programme of solos, duos and trios.

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I Fagiolini: Flaming Heart

Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm

I Fagiolini is a British solo-voice ensemble directed by Robert Hollingworth. Alongside 50 international concerts per year, the group has also released 15 CDs and two DVDs, and in 2011, won a Gramophone award for their world premiere CD of the Striggio 40 part mass. They will be performing their brand new programme, entitled ‘Flaming Heart’.

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The Heath Quartet

Wednesday 22 February 7.30pm

The first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award, The Heath Quartet make their Barber debut with a programme of iconic quartets.

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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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Department of Music

Theory and Practice in Harmony

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University of Birmingham Music Society

Student music-making on campus!

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