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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
University of Birmingham
B15 2TS

The Barber Institute is home to Europe’s finest art deco concert hall, and boasts a chamber music and recital series dating back to 1945. The internationally acclaimed Barber Evening Concerts are presented alongside regular free Friday lunchtime concerts. They also present the Barber Opera and a variety of family and learning concerts.

The Barber Institute works with a number of Artistic Partners in order to create diverse and engaging performances, festivals, and research projects, including Oxford Lieder. We are working in partnership to present artists in the Barber Lunchtime Series and as part of The Baudelaire Song Project.

The Baudelaire Song Project researches and brings together for the first time all the song settings ever of Baudelaire’s poetry, looking at classical music and popular music settings, in French original and in translation, with music scores and in audio format. Hosted by The University of Birmingham (UK) with HRI Digital at The University of Sheffield (UK), it is generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) from 2015-2019. Working with HRI Digital, it will generate a major new dataset to enable cross-analysis and visualisation of key findings.

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