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Moon, Water and Dance

Friday 6 May 1.10pm

Birmingham-based pianist Di Xiao presents a programme of Chinese & Western classical repertoire taking inspiration from the moon, water and dance.

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A Five Star Performance

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Moments of Weightlessness

Friday 19 February 2016 1.10pm

Pianist, inventor and performer Sarah Nicolls developed her unique ‘Inside-Out Piano’ to explore the belly of the instrument and to coax out some of its hidden sounds. In this solo show, she explores the extraordinary unexpected characteristics of the instrument, moving it around the stage gradually to reveal her parallel journey into motherhood.

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Visualising Sound 1: Art and Music Workshop Day

Friday 12 February 2016 9.30am-4.30pm

Join Jeremy Clay and two professional musicians in the Barber Gallery to create new musical interpretations of works of art by Dahl, Strozzi and Auerbach. Our musicians will explore sounds and techniques to help participants create their own music with graphic interpretations of art that will then be performed in a Sound Tour around the gallery.

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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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The Barber Music Library is located in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, and houses the University's music collections, including books, journals, scores, audio and video recordings.


University of Birmingham Music Society

Student music-making on campus!

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