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Autumn season on the Barber Institute and a brand new partnership with BBC Radio 3


The Barber Institute concert hall
The Barber Institute live performance corridor

The Barber Institute on the College of Birmingham is residence to a effective Artwork Deco live performance corridor and a recital collection that dates again to 1945. The Autumn collection of Barber Concert events launched final week with pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason and on Friday pianist Iyad Sughayer provides one of many Barber’s collection of free lunchtime live shows with a programme of Mozart, Sibelius, Schumann and Helen Ottaway.

The Barber Concert events have introduced a brand new partnership with BBC Radio 3 and 4 live shows from the 2022/23 season will likely be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 starting with the Mithras Trio on 21 October 2022 in a programme of Beethoven and Hungarian-Austrian composer Ivan Erőd (1936-2019).

Different performers this season embody Sean Shibe (26/10/22) in a wide-ranging programme on classical and electrical guitars, mezzo-soprano Claire Barnett-Jones and pianist Sholto Kynoch in a partnership with Oxford Lieder Competition in songs and sagas of royal figures throughout the ages from Judith Weir‘s King Harald’s Saga to Schubert, while grasp sarod gamers Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash be part of violinist Jennifer Pike to share the traditions of Indian and Western music, discovering widespread floor in ragas and medieval modes (30/11/22)

BEAST is Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre and on 29 October it welcomes Iranian electronics composer and performer, Hadi Bastini, and former College of Birmingham resident artist, Loula Yorke. And the College Refrain, conductor Julian Wilkins will likely be performing Will Todd‘s Mass in Blue (26/11/22)

There are two lecture recitals this season, first is pianist Kenneth Hamilton talks in regards to the demonic and divine in Romantic music (28/11/22) with music by Busoni, Chopin and Liszt. Hamilton’s second lecture-recital is in January 2023. American pianist and musicologist Clipper Erickson presents the music of Canadian-American composer Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), adopted by a piano masterclass (2/12/22).

Full particulars from the College of Birmingham web site.

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