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Six new dates have been added to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's popular Lunchtime Music series.
The free online sessions, which have proved a real hit with audiences missing the live concert experience, last just under an hour and are performed by musicians from the Conservatoire (part of Birmingham City University) who are at the very highest level of study and already launching their professional careers.
The concerts feature: the harp and saxophone departments; operatic arias; mixed recitals of music for trumpet, bassoon, guitar, flute and piano; and a solo piano recital.
The Lunchtime Music online series takes place on Mondays at 1pm. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance from bcu.ac.uk/concerts
Future performances include:
22 February Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Harp Department: Music from the Baroque to the 20th century. Programme includes works by Britten, Pescetti, Tailleferre and Hoagy Carmichael
1 March Opera Bites: Members of the Conservatoire's Vocal department perform a selection of operatic arias and excerpts by Britten, Debussy, Gluck and Strauss.
8 March Enescu, Vieuxtemps, Mozart, Prokofiev: Four soloists and duos play repertoire for trumpet, viola, bassoon and piano.
15 March Brahms, Haydn, Gaubert, Poulenc: From guitar repertoire of the Renaissance to piano music by Haydn and works for flute and piccolo from the 19th and 20th centuries, this concert offers a chance to enjoy familiar works and make new discoveries.
22 March Liszt, Mozart, Bach, Franck: This recital sees three soloists perform piano, violin and viola music by Liszt, Morel, Mozart and Bach, concluding with Franck’s sonata in the transcription for viola.
29 March Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Saxophone Department: Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece ‘In C’ concludes an ear-opening programme of contemporary music for saxophone ensemble.
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