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Spring 14

BARBER CONCERTS UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC BRAMALL MUSIC BUILDING


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The concert series in the Barber continues to thrive and we welcome internationally acclaimed artists such as Michael Collins (clarinet) and the Ehnes String Quartet, as well as leading early music orchestra, The English Concert, in the Barber Evening Concert Series, whilst the Friday lunchtime series features some of the UK’s rising stars. In the Bramall Music Building we present Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), a variety of University choirs and ensembles, student recitals and the Jazzlines foyer series. We also welcome the Birmingham Choral Union and Birmingham Festival Choral Society. You can get involved by signing up for Music Experience Day on 16th February, as we form an orchestra and chorus for an exhilarating day of music making. Finally, an exciting addition to the Spring programme is a family concert on 19th April, ‘When Yesterday we Met’, an interactive and captivating performance exploring storytelling through song. Whether you’re a regular to our concerts or are new to University Music, we look forward to seeing you during our Spring season.

Friday 17 January 1.10pm Barber Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday 22 January 7.30pm Barber Evening Concert

Mike Fletcher Trio

Reverence and Revolution

Michael Collins clarinet David Quigley piano

Saxophonist and ‘ECHO Rising Star’ Mike Fletcher is a leading figure in the Birmingham jazz scene and his trio features Nick Jurd on bass and New York luminary Jeff Williams on drums. Bramall Music Building Foyer Admission: Free

Jazzlines

Consortium5 Litha Efthymiou Bustling Aleotta Vidi Speciosam Jubilate Deo Exurgat Deus Cevanne HorrocksHopayian L’Envoi

Casulana Stavasi il mio bel sol Il Vostro Dipartir Effy Efthymiou Pulser Kerry Andrew Badluck birds

Recorder quintet, Consortium5, perform a programme of works, old and new, by female composers raising their voices in both praise and protest. Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free

Brahms Sonata in E flat Weber Grand Duo Concertante Saint-Saëns Sonata

Lutosławski Dance Preludes Poulenc Sonata

Gramophone Magazine

Image: Ben Ealovega

The period from January to April is one of the busiest in the University concerts calendar, and this Spring we present more concerts than ever! There are not many universities that can boast not one but two outstanding concert halls and, having celebrated the 80th birthday of The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the first anniversary of the opening of the Bramall Music Building last year, we have programmed a wide selection of performances in the Elgar Concert Hall, Barber Concert Hall, and The Dome recital room.

Thursday 16 January 5pm Jazzlines

‘Michael Collins plays with an irresistible exuberance that I’ve not heard equalled’

Michael Collins’ dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship has earned him recognition as one of today’s most distinguished soloists and as a leading exponent of his instrument. In 2007 Michael received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year Award in recognition of the pivotal role that he has played in expanding the clarinet music, commissioning and premiering repertoire by some of today’s most highly regarded composers. Michael performs this concert with his duo partner David Quigley, himself an award winning pianist who has enjoyed a varied career as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. Barber Concert Hall Admission: £15, £12 concessions, £8 Friends, £5 students To book tickets call 0121 414 7333 or purchase using the booking form on page 24

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January Friday 24 January 1.10pm Barber Lunchtime Concert

Friday 24 January 7.30pm Bramall Concerts

Monday 27 January 12.30pm Department of Music

Friday 31 January 1.10pm Barber Lunchtime Concert

Songs of a Wayfarer

A Tale of Two Cellos

BEASTdome

Joseph Houston piano

Gareth John baritone Joseph Middleton piano

Julian & Jiaxin Lloyd Webber cello Pam Chowhan piano

Winner of the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Award, Gareth John held a choral scholarship at St John’s College, Cambridge, before taking a place at London’s Royal Academy of Music. In his final year he won the Royal Academy of Music Patrons’ Award and was awarded the Silver Medal by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Gareth is passionate about art song and has performed in the Songsmiths series at St John’s Smith Square and gave his debut Wigmore Hall recital in 2012. He is joined by one of the UK’s leading art song pianists, Joseph Middleton.

Experience the intimate musical world of Julian Lloyd Webber, as he performs heartfelt compositions alongside his wife, fellow cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber. Hear world premiere performances of duets for two cellos with piano as well as music from great composers from Vivaldi to Arvo Pärt, Dvořák, Bach, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns, and many more.

Building on the successful launch of the new BEASTdome sound system in the Autumn, we feature postgraduate studio composers in this lunchtime concert, offering an insightful introduction to the world of BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre).

Michael Zev Gordon On Memory Bartók Allegro Barbaro Schumann Bittendes Kind from Kinderszenen Scarlatti Sonata K. 159 in C

Schubert Der Schiffer Auf der Donau Nachtstück Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel

‘While concert artists rarely win mass acclaim, Julian Lloyd Webber’s star shines brightly among the deserving few.’ Washington Post

The Dome, 3rd Floor, Bramall Music Building Admission: Free

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building Tickets: £25 plus transaction fee, available from 0121 345 0492 or at www.birmingham.ac.uk/bramall/events

Chopin Etude in C minor Op. 10, No. 12, ‘Revolutionary’ Debussy La Puerta del vino

Joseph Houston is a passionate performer of 20th and 21st century piano music and has given world premiere performances of music by Charlotte Bray, Christian Mason, John Stringer, Thomas Simaku, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, and Colin Matthews. He is a member of the prestigious Park Lane Group Young Artists scheme and a recipient of the Musicians' Benevolent Fund’s ‘Emerging Excellence Award’. He gave his debut solo recital at Wigmore Hall in November 2013, where he gave a performance of Michael Zev Gordon’s On Memory. Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free

Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free

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January/February Friday 31 January - Sunday 2 February Department of Music

Sunday 2 February 3pm Department of Music

Wednesday 5 February 7.30pm Barber Evening Concert

BEAST@CBSO Centre

Sons of Bach

The Ehnes Quartet

University Chamber Orchestra Christine Whiffen harpsichord Andrew Kirkman director

James Ehnes violin Amy Schwartz Moretti violin Richard O’Neill viola Robert deMaine cello

FIVE SONIC SESSIONS, CELEBRATING BOTH THE HERITAGE AND FUTURE OF ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPOSITION BEAST welcomes two of acousmatic music’s pioneers, François Bayle and Francis Dhomont, as part of a weekend celebrating both the heritage and future of electroacoustic studio-based composition. The CBSO Centre is transformed into a multichannel sound system venue for a weekend of five sessions featuring new works from international composers, Saturday evening performances of music by Bayle and Dhomont, and a concert featuring new works by Birmingham-based composers.

Performance times:

CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham

Friday 31 January 7.30pm and 9pm International new music performances

Admission: Friday: £10, £8 concs, £5 students*, £1 under 16s Saturday: £14, £10 concs, £5 students*, £1 under 16s Sunday: £10, £8 concs, £5 students*, £1 under 16s Weekend ticket: £25, £20 concs, £10 students*, £2 under 16s   *Student tickets Special rate applies to Birmingham Conservatoire and University of Birmingham music students only. (ID required). All other student prices are as the concessionary rate.

Saturday 1 February 6pm and 7.30pm François Bayle and Francis Dhomont perform their own compositions Sunday 2 February 2pm Closing concert of new works

To book or reserve tickets please contact BCMG on 0121 616 2619 or email beast@bcmg.org.uk.

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J C F Bach Symphony in D minor J C Bach Concerto in B flat, Op. 13, No. 4, for harpsichord and orchestra W F Bach Adagio and Fugue (Symphony) in D minor, F. 65 C P E Bach Symphony in F major, Wq. 183, No. 3 The University Chamber Orchestra perform under the direction of Head of Music, Andrew Kirkman, and welcome harpsichord soloist and Director of the Centre for Early Music Performance and Research, Christine Whiffen, in this concert featuring works by four sons of J S Bach. Undergraduate conducting students Rosie O'Callaghan and Josh Sood direct parts of this programme as part of their degree assessment. Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building Admission: £10, £8 concessions, £3 students Tickets may be purchased on the door or by using the booking form on page 24

Beethoven Quartet Op. 74 in E flat, ‘Harp’ Bartók String Quartet No. 3 Suk Meditation on the Old Czech Hymn ‘St Wenceslas’, Op. 35a Ravel String Quartet in F Formed in 2010, the Ehnes Quartet, led by internationally celebrated soloist James Ehnes, makes its Barber Institute debut. The programme highlights two works with traditional, folk music influences by Bartók and Suk, and also showcases the quartet’s ‘talent, intelligence and sensitivity’ (La Presse) in what has become their signature piece, Ravel’s String Quartet in F. Barber Concert Hall Admission: £15, £12 concessions, £8 Friends, £5 students To book tickets call 0121 414 7333 or purchase using the booking form on page 24

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February Thursday 6 February 5pm Jazzlines

Friday 7 February 1.10pm Barber Lunchtime Concert

Friday 7 February 7.30pm CBSO and Department of Music

Friday 14 February 1.10pm Barber Lunchtime Concert

Friday 14 February 8pm Department of Music

Jay Phelps Trio

Jenkinson Frith Duo

Friday Night Classics: Gilbert and Sullivan Gala

Louise Alder soprano Joseph Middleton piano

BEAST@IKON

Trumpet player Jay Phelps leads his trio, featuring Reuben James on piano and Mark Lewandowski on bass. With a focus on contemporary swing music, they perform repertoire that is both modern and traditional. This fresh and exciting band's set features jazz standards and original compositions from the bandleader himself.

Bridge Sonata in D

John Wilson conductor Sarah Fox soprano Benjamin Hulett tenor Richard Suart baritone Matthew Hargreaves bass

Bramall Music Building Foyer Admission: Free

A familiar face to Birmingham audiences, CBSO cellist Richard Jenkinson is joined by his duo partner Benjamin Frith in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s 1961 sonata, a technically demanding work commissioned by Rostropovich, and Frank Bridge’s emotive two-movement sonata, written amid the turbulence of the Great War. Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free

Jazzlines

Britten Sonata in C, Op. 65

A chorus of singers from the University Women’s Choir, Gilbert & Sullivan Society, and Birmingham University Singers perform with the CBSO in an evening of comic delight, courtesy of the masters of the Savoy Opera, Gilbert and Sullivan. The concert includes a full performance of Trial by Jury plus songs from HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe, The Mikado and more! Symphony Hall, Birmingham Admission: £18.50 - £42 plus transaction fee Box Office: 0121 345 0600 or www.thsh.co.uk

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Gilbert & Sullivan

Joseph Middleton returns to the Barber Concert Hall with the Second Prize winner in the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Award, Louise Alder. Louise made her Barber debut in the 2009 Barber Opera, Agrippina, and has been described as ‘a radiant performer’ in the Financial Times and ‘engrossing’ in the Birmingham Post. She recently graduated from the International Opera School with the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal as the inaugural Kiri Ti Kanawa scholar. With an exciting schedule ahead of her, Louise makes her Glyndebourne Festival Opera debut next year and joins the ensemble at the Frankfurt Opera in September.

Exploiting the architectural and acoustic idiosyncrasies of the Ikon Gallery’s top floor, BEAST presents new works by Angela da Ponte, David Ibbett, Norah Lorway, and Jonty Harrison. Offering an intriguing alternative to Valentine’s Day, this event culminates in a performance by BEER (the Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research), involving live coding sonic interventions in the path of feedback signals setup throughout the space. Ikon Gallery, Oozells Square, B1 2HS Admission: Free

Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free

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February Sunday 16 February 10am-5pm Department of Music

Friday 21 February 1.10pm Barber Lunchtime Concert

Monday 24 February 12.30pm Department of Music

Friday 28 February 1.10pm Barber Lunchtime Concert

Music Experience Day

Bernadel Quartet

Early Music Ensembles

Exaudi

The Department of Music’s Centre for Early Music Performance and Research present a selection of student ensembles and soloists in the intimate setting of The Dome.

Mark Knoop director & piano Andrew Griffiths conductor Juliet Fraser, Amy Moore soprano Tom Williams, Timothy Travers-Brown countertenor Ben Alden, David de Winter tenor

Whether you live in the local area, study or teach at the University, or are thinking about studying here in the future, you can find out about all of the choirs, orchestras, bands and ensembles we have to offer as the Bramall Music Building and Department of Music open their doors for the day! You can take part in our Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals as part of this inspiring event, take a tour of our facilities, meet our professional coaches and teachers, and talk to members of the University Music Society and the Music Department team!

OPEN REHEARSALS TALKS & TOURS BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT AND YOUR VOICE

Sessions include: 10am Introduction 10.30am Chorus session - Requiem by Duruflé 2.30pm Orchestra session - Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky Bramall Music Building Admission: Free - advanced booking required by Monday 3 February

William Melvin, Cassandra Hamilton violin Richard Waters viola Abigail Hyde-Smith cello Schubert Quartet-Satz Purcell Fantasias

Haydn Quartet in C, Op. 76, No. 3, ‘Emperor’

Winners of the 2013 Royal Greenwich Intercollegiate String Quartet Competition, the Bernadel Quartet formed in 2009 at the Royal Academy of Music. The potential of this young ensemble is reflected in their position as Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music and their place on the newly founded ChamberStudio Mentorship programme at Kings Place (London) and the Belcea Quartet Coaching Scheme for 2013/14. Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free

Programme includes: Cage Ear for EAR Five A Flower The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs

To book your place please contact music.boxoffice@contacts.bham.ac.uk or call 0121 414 3280 to request a registration form.

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Admission: Free The Dome, 3rd Floor, Bramall Music Building

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Machaut Donnez, signeurs Très douce dame Douce dame jolie Four Virelais

One of the UK’s leading vocal ensembles, Exaudi is renowned for varied programming and performances of both early and contemporary repertoire. This engaging vocal consort has established a commissioning scheme to support young composers and, as part of their visit they will be giving a workshop for composition students at the University following today’s concert, which features the music of John Cage and Guillaume de Machaut. Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free

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March Sunday 2 March 3pm Barber Afternoon Concert

Monday 3 March 12.30pm Department of Music

Friday 7 March 1.10pm Barber Lunchtime Concert

Sunday 9 March 6pm University Music Society

Monday 10 March 12.30pm Department of Music

Thursday 13 March 10am-1pm Department of Music

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School

Final Year Recitalists

New Music Ensemble

Early Modern Vocal Ensemble

Postgraduate Lecture Recitals

Audrey Ng cello James Parsliffe flute Lois Braysher clarinet

Daniele Rosina director

Wind Band and Saxophone Ensemble

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School showcase the talents of a selection of their students with a performance of the first movement of Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat, and featured soloists, Adelaide Yue (piano) performing works by Rachmaninov and Glinka, and Peter Murphy (clarinet) performing music by Paul Reade and Stanford. Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free

Final year music students perform a selection of works from their end of year recital assessment programmes. The Dome, 3rd Floor, Bramall Music Building Admission: Free

Programme includes:

Programme includes:

Lutyens The Valley of Hatsu-se Fumiko Miyachi C12 Chromium Jonathan Harvey Vajra

Bernstein Slava Grainger Children's March

The University’s New Music Ensemble performs a programme inspired by Asia, featuring the music of Fumiko Miyachi, visiting lecturer at Birmingham Conservatoire, along with the UK premiere of Jonathan Harvey’s Vajra. This concert is conducted, in part, by final year students Rosie O'Callaghan and Josh Sood who are studying conducting as part of their degree.

Rossano Galante Transcendent Journey

One of the largest ensembles in UMS history, the Wind Band, with its 100-plus members, is joined by the ever-growing Saxophone Ensemble for this performance. The groups perform a selection of original works and effective arrangements of music for symphonic wind orchestra and saxophone ensemble.

10am: Silvia Ferreira piano 11am: Xi Fang piano 12noon: Lauren Morris soprano

Focusing on English vocal music of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Early Modern Vocal Ensemble will perform both duos and trios and conclude with a massed piece for 16 singers. The ensemble is formed of hand-picked singers and is directed by Dr Amy Brosius.

Students studying vocal or instrument performance as part of their Masters course give public lecture recitals on a performance topic of their choice.

The Dome, 3rd Floor, Bramall Music Building Admission: Free

The Dome, 3rd Floor, Bramall Music Building Admission: Free

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building Admission: £10, £8 concessions, £3 students Tickets may be purchased on the door or by using the booking form on page 24

Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free

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March Thursday 13 March 5pm Jazzlines

Friday 14 March 1.10pm Barber Lunchtime Concert

Friday 14 March 7.30pm Department of Music & UMS

Saturday 15 March 7.30pm University Music Society

Sunday 16 March 6pm University Music Society

Holly Thomas Quintet

Chetham’s School of Music

Brass in Concert

Chamber Choirs & Chamber Ensembles

University Chorus & Philharmonic Orchestra

Vocalist Holly Thomas is a graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire and her quintet features Lluis Mather on tenor saxophone/clarinets, Hamish Livingstone on double bass, Euan Palmer on drums and Andy Bunting on piano. They perform contemporary arrangements from the jazz repertoire and original pieces.

Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time

Bramall Music Building Foyer Admission: Free

Jazzlines

Manchester-based Chetham’s School of Music gives its annual concert as part of the Barber Lunchtime series and performs Messiaen’s iconic quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free Please note that we are unable to admit latecomers to this performance.

Birmingham Symphonic Brass Stephen Roberts director University Brass Band Chris Sheldrake, George Taylor conductors Making their debut concert performance, Birmingham Symphonic Brass is the University’s most recent ensemble to be formed since the Department of Music’s move to the Bramall Music Building. Taking their inspiration from the renowned Philip Jones Brass Ensemble this group, under the direction of Stephen Roberts, perform an engaging mix of repertoire for ten players. The University Brass Band then gives the second half of this concert under the baton of student conductors. Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building Admission: £10, £8 concessions, £3 students Tickets may be purchased on the door or by using the booking form on page 24

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Jan Wilke, Clare Hughes conductors Conducted by talented undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Department of Music, the University Music Society Chamber Choirs perform music for mixed voices and women’s voices. The instrumental chamber groups in this concert were formed through the University Music Society’s chamber music network and receive coaching from leading professionals. Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building Admission: £10, £8 concessions, £3 students Tickets may be purchased on the door or by using the booking form on page 24

Simon Halsey chorus director Daniele Rosina orchestra director Lauren Morris soprano Gaynor Keeble mezzo Alex Aldren tenor Greg Skidmore baritone This concert launches the University's Arts & Science Festival 2013: Life and Death which runs from 16th March - 23rd March www.birmingham.ac.uk/artsandsciencefestival

Mahler Blumine

Simon Halsey leads the University Chorus in a performance of one of the cornerstones of the chorus and orchestra repertory, Mozart’s final work, the Requiem Mass. In contrast the Philharmonic Orchestra perform Copland’s popular Appalachian Spring and Mahler’s Blumine, a work originally penned in 1884, considered by many to be a gesture of love from the composer to Johanna Richter. Town Hall, Birmingham Tickets: £15, £10 concessions, £5 students plus transaction fee Box Office: 0121 345 0603 or www.thsh.co.uk

Mozart Requiem Copland Appalachian Spring

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March Monday 17 March 12.30pm Department of Music

Friday 21 March 1.10pm Barber Lunchtime Concert

Friday 21 March 7.30pm Department of Music

Sunday 23 March 6pm University Music Society

Monday 24 March 12.30pm Department of Music

Final Year Recitalists

Alexander Panfilov piano

Binchois Consort, Birmingham University Singers & University Women’s Choir

Symphony Orchestra

Final Year Recitalists

Andrew Kirkman conductor Joshua Rohde cello

Merrick Lloyd voice Jessie Tang piano Joanna Goldspink voice

Holly Radford voice Ruth Sanderson violin Li Hsing Tan piano Final year music students perform a selection of works from their end of year recital programmes. The Dome, 3rd Floor, Bramall Music Building Admission: Free

Thursday 20 March 10am-1pm Department of Music

Postgraduate Lecture Recitals 10am: Lauren Gregory piano 11am: Luying He piano 12noon: Charlotte Rice flute

Debussy From Estampes: Pagodes La soiree dans Grenade Jardins sous la pluie Rachmaninoff Sonata No.2 (second edition)

Simon Halsey conductor Andrew Kirkman conductor Joshua Rohde conductor Jan Wilke conductor

Winner of the 2013 Brant International Pianoforte Competition, Alexander Panfilov performs a selection from Debussy’s Estampes, along with the second edition of Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No. 2. Hailing from Moscow, Alexander studied in his home city before winning a scholarship in 2012 to study to study at the Royal Northern College of Music. Alexander has won numerous prizes and was also awarded first prize at the Arcangelo Speranza competition in Taranto (Italy) in 2013.

Programme includes: A selection of Renaissance motets David Lang The Little Match Girl Passion

Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building Admission: £10, £8 concessions, £3 students Tickets may be purchased on the door or by using the booking form on page 24

Masters students give informative, lecture recitals as part of their studies at the University.

Simeon Liley Edgbaston in the Rain Elgar Cello Concerto Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 8

Final year music students perform a selection of works from their end of year recital programmes. The Dome, 3rd Floor, Bramall Music Building Admission: Free

The University Symphony Orchestra performs the eighth of Vaughan Williams's nine symphonies, in which the composer shows a new desire for experimentation with tone and colour. This work includes a march-style movement solely for the wind section, followed by a movement for strings, and features a wider variety of percussion instruments than utilised in the previous seven symphonies. Recent graduate Simeon Liley’s new work, Edgbaston in the Rain, was the winning entry for the 2013 UMS Composition Competition, written specifically to feature in a concert with the Vaughan Williams, whilst Joshua Rohde gives a performance of Elgar's Cello Concerto following his success in the UMS Concerto Competition. Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building Admission: £10, £8 concessions, £3 students

The Dome, 3rd Floor, Bramall Music Building Admission: Free

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Members of Birmingham University Singers and the University Women’s Choir are joined by the award winning Binchois Consort for a performance of Renaissance motets by composers including Isaac, Mouton, Brumel and Obrecht under the direction of Andrew Kirkman. Simon Halsey the leads a performance of David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion a setting of Hans Christian Andersen’s fable, scored for voices and percussion, in the format of Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Lang elevates the suffering of the little match girl with poignant, evocative music, reflecting the comparison between Andersen’s original fable and the suffering of Jesus.

Tickets may be purchased on the door or by using the booking form on page 24 The Little Match Girl ©Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone

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March Wednesday 26 March 7.30pm Barber Evening Concert

Thursday 27 March 10am-1pm Department of Music

Thursday 27 March 8pm University Music Society

Friday 28 March 1.10pm Barber Lunchtime Concert

The English Concert

Postgraduate Lecture Recitals

Big Band

Benjamin Baker violin Carole Presland piano

10am: Qing Wang piano 11am: Yao Yao piano 12noon: Rong Hu soprano International postgraduate students give public lecture recitals as part of their Masters programme.

The UMS Big Band is joined by the UMS Jazz Collective for their first gig in popular city-centre jazz venue, The Yardbird. The evening starts off with a set from the Jazz Collective and finishes with a vibrant performance from this award-winning Big Band. Expect a lively evening featuring some of the University's most talented jazz musicians!

The Dome, 3rd Floor, Bramall Music Building Admission: Free

The Yardbird, Paradise Place, B3 3HJ Admission: Free

Lawrence Cummings director Alfonso Leal del Ojo viola Lisa Beznosiuk flute Katharina Spreckelsen oboe Telemann Tafelmusik Suite in B flat Concerto for flute, oboe d’amore, viola d’amore and strings C P E Bach String Symphony J S Bach Overture in C, BWV 1066 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050

The English Concert, one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles, performs a programme entitled ‘Godfather, Father and Son’, focusing on works by Telemann, J S Bach and C P E Bach. Since being founded by Trevor Pinnock in 1972, The English Concert has worked at the forefront of the Baroque and Classical music revival. It comprises many of Europe’s finest baroque musicians, including Lawrence Cummings, who directs this performance from the harpsichord, and featured instrumentalists Alfonso Leal del Ojo, Lisa Beznosiuk and Katharina Spreckelsen.

Barber Concert Hall Admission: £15, £12 concessions, £8 Friends, £5 students To book tickets call 0121 414 7333 or purchase using the booking form on page 24

Beethoven Sonata in A, Op. 12, No. 2 Ernst The Last Rose of Summer, Étude No. 6

R. Strauss Sonata in E flat, Op. 18

New Zealand born violinist Benjamin Baker was selected for Young Concert Artists Trust representation in 2013 following an outstanding performance in the YCAT competition final in Wigmore Hall. He gives his first concert in the Barber with pianist, Carole Presland, and together they perform Richard Strauss’s sonata for violin and piano along with one of Heinrich Ernst’s virtuosic etudes for solo violin. Barber Concert Hall Admission: Free

“A luscious feast of baroque music” The Independent

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April Saturday 29 March 7.30pm Birmingham Choral Union

Saturday 5 April 7.30pm Birmingham Festival Choral Society

Saturday 19 April 2pm Bramall Family Concert

Mozart’s Requiem

The Seven Last Words

When Yesterday we Met... Storytelling through song

Birmingham Choral Union Chorus and Orchestra Colin Baines conductor Jaclyn Lewis soprano Ellie Edmonds mezzo Stephen Mills tenor Matthew Durkan baritone Mendelssohn Psalm 42

Mozart Requiem

One of Birmingham’s oldest established choirs, Birmingham Choral Union, returns to the Elgar Concert Hall to perform one of the best loved of all choral works, Mozart's last work, the magnificent Requiem Mass. Indeed the fact that the piece was unfinished at Mozart’s death has spawned a number of conflicting theories as to ‘who wrote what’; fortunately the beauty and power of the music leave an unforgettable impression on the listener, regardless of the true origin of the various movements. The Requiem is accompanied by another great choral work, a setting of Psalm 42 by Mendelssohn, which is not often performed yet deserves to be much better known.

Patrick Larley conductor Kevin Gill organ

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building Tickets: £16, £15 concessions, plus transaction fee

Kodály’s Missa Brevis is a lyrical and highly Romantic gem from one of the most inventive of choral composers.

When Yesterday we Met... is a thrilling, hands-on show that pays homage to classical music’s most notoriously under-represented genre.

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building Tickets: £14, £12 concession, £7 students

Performances to date include Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Cheltenham Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Machynlleth Festival, LeedsLieder and Leeds International Festival. For a preview of When Yesterday we Met... filmed live at Wigmore Hall, visit www.dominicharlan.com

Available from 0121 345 0492 or at www.birmingham.ac.uk/bramall/events

Haydn The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross

Kodály Missa Brevis

The Seven Last Words is Haydn’s most profound choral work. In it we hear none of the bubbling and uplifting choruses of The Creation, The Seasons or his Masses, but an intense, deeply religious progression of predominantly chordal movements depicting Christ’s final words from the cross.

Available on the door, or in advance by emailing the BFCS Concert Manager at mainalistair@yahoo.co.uk

From fables and Greek myths to tales of the extraordinary and the everyday, songs have always been a supremely powerful way to tell stories. Pianist and presenter Dominic Harlan is joined by two singers for a stunningly original concert that includes music by Schubert, Rachmaninov, Brahms and Ives.   By turns hilarious, horrifying, moving and profound, this sixty minute concert guides novices into the world of each song while challenging connoisseurs to find new and unexpected twists in familiar repertoire.

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building Tickets: £8, £7 concession, £5 students and children plus transaction fee available from 0121 345 0492 or at www.birmingham.ac.uk/bramall/events

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The University of Birmingham is located in southwest Birmingham, approximately 3 miles from the city centre.

Barber Concerts You can purchase tickets for Barber Evening Concerts at the reception desk in The Barber Institute of Fine Arts during normal opening hours or via the booking form. You can also book tickets for these concerts by calling 0121 414 7333 and make payment on the night of the performance. Barber booking line hours Monday to Friday: 10am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-4.30pm Saturday and Sunday: 11am-4.30pm On days when there is an evening performance the Barber box office remains open until the performance begins.

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Bristol Rd A38

Please note: We reserve the right to halt ticket sales five minutes before performances begin in order to ensure a prompt start. Late-comers will be admitted at a suitable point in the programme at the Venue Manager’s discretion.

Barber Friends Friends of The Barber are entitled to purchase tickets for Barber Evening Concerts at specially discounted Barber Friends' rates.

Barber Box Office: 0121 414 7333

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Collecting your tickets Tickets purchased via the booking form on page 24 will be available for collection at the appropriate venue from one hour before the performance starts unless you have requested that your tickets are posted to you.

Concessions Concessionary rates are offered to the disabled, the unwaged, and patrons aged sixty years and above.

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Please refer to each individual concert listing for information on how to book

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General Ticket Information

If you require any more information or have any queries, you can email us at: musicboxoffice@contacts.bham.ac.uk or by telephone: 0121 414 3280 Please note that unless postage is requested your tickets will be available for collection from one hour before the start time of the concert.

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Concert Tickets Order Form Name: Address:

Telephone:

Required

Email: Date

Concert

Student

(Quantity)

Barber Friends (Quantity)

Adult

Concession

(Quantity)

(Quantity)

22/01/14

Michael Collins & David Quigley

£15

£12

£8

£5

02/02/14

Sons of Bach

£10

£8

N/A

£3

05/02/14

The Ehnes Quartet

£15

£12

£8

£5

09/03/14

Wind Band & Saxophone Ensemble

£10

£8

N/A

£3

14/03/14

Brass in Concert

£10

£8

N/A

£3

15/03/14

Chamber Choirs/Ensembles

£10

£8

N/A

£3

21/03/14

Binchois Consort, BUS & UWC

£10

£8

N/A

£3

23/03/14

Symphony Orchestra

£10

£8

N/A

£3

26/03/14

The English Concert

£15

£12

£8

£5

Subtotal

Total amount payable: £ Please enclose a cheque for the full amount made out to ‘University of Birmingham’ I would like my tickets to be posted to me (please tick) I would like to collect my tickets on the day (please tick)

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SPRING 2014 WHAT’S ON January 16 17 22 24 24 27 31 31*

5pm 1.10pm 7.30pm 1.10pm 7.30pm 12.30pm 1.10pm see p6

2 5 6 7 7 14 14 16** 21 24 28

3pm 7.30pm 5pm 1.10pm 7.30pm 1.10pm 8pm 10am 1.10pm 12.30pm 1.10pm

February

Pin me up!

Mike Fletcher Trio Consortium 5 Michael Collins & David Quigley Gareth John & Joseph Middleton Julian & Jiaxin Lloyd Webber BEASTdome Joseph Houston BEAST: Pioneers of Sound

Bramall Music Building Barber Institute Barber Institute Barber Institute Bramall Music Building Bramall Music Building Barber Institute CBSO Centre

Free Free £5-15 Free £25 Free Free see p6

Sons of Bach The Ehnes Quartet Jay Phelps Trio Jenkinson Frith Duo Gilbert and Sullivan Gala Louise Alder & Joseph Middleton BEAST@IKON Music Experience Day Bernadel Quartet Early Music Ensembles Exaudi

Bramall Music Building Barber Institute Bramall Music Building Barber Institute Symphony Hall Barber Institute IKON Gallery Bramall Music Building Barber Institute Bramall Music Building Barber Institute

£3-10 £5-15 Free Free £18.50-42 Free Free Free Free Free Free

March 2 3 7

3pm King Edward’s & King Edward’s VI Schools Barber Institute 12.30pm Final Year Recitalists Bramall Music Building 1.10pm New Music Ensemble Barber Institute

* This event runs from January 31st - February 2nd. Please see page 6 for details. ** Advance booking required by February 3rd. Please see page 10 for details.

Listings continue overleaf

Free Free Free


SPRING 2014 WHAT’S ON continued March cont’d 9 10 13 13 14 14 15 16 17 20 21 21 23 24 26 27 27 28 29

April

5 19

6pm 12.30pm 10am 5pm 1.10pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 6pm 12.30pm 10am 1.10pm 7.30pm 6pm 12.30pm 7.30pm 10am 8pm 1.10pm 7.30pm

Wind Band and Saxophone Ensemble Bramall Music Building Early Modern Vocal Ensemble Bramall Music Building Postgraduate Lecture Recitals Bramall Music Building Holly Thomas Quintet Bramall Music Building Chetham’s School of Music Barber Institute Brass in Concert Bramall Music Building Chamber Choirs and Chamber Ensembles Bramall Music Building Mozart’s Requiem Town Hall Final Year Recitalists Bramall Music Building Postgraduate Lecture Recitals Bramall Music Building Alexander Panfilov Barber Institute Binchois Consort Bramall Music Building Symphony Orchestra Bramall Music Building Final Year Recitalists Bramall Music Building The English Concert Barber Institute Postgraduate Lecture Recitals Bramall Music Building Big Band The Yardbird Benjamin Baker Barber Institute Mozart’s Requiem Bramall Music Building

7.30pm The Seven Last Words Bramall Music Building 2pm Family Concert: When Yesterday we Met... Bramall Music Building

www.barber.org.uk www.birmingham.ac.uk/bramall www.birmingham.ac.uk/events Brochure Design: Antony Antoniou at www.designbyantony.com

£3-10 Free Free Free Free £3-10 £3-10 £5-15 Free Free Free £3-10 £3-10 Free £5-15 Free Free Free £15-16

£7-14 £5-8


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