Friday 9 November, 1.10pm Kenneth Hamilton Lecture-recital, Barber Concert Hall, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Friday 9 November, 1.10-2pm

Kenneth Hamilton: lecture-recital


Kenneth Hamilton piano


On Wings of Song
Variations on a Theme of Herold, Op. 12
Polonaise Fantasy
Fantasia on Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Fantasy on Verdi’s Rigoletto


Long before the invention of the Steinway, the Erard concert grand ruled the concert halls of Europe. It was Liszt’s favourite piano; and famously admired by Chopin and Mendelssohn. The Barber Institute is home to one of the world’s finest surviving Erards – a beautiful 1850s instrument in top-class playing condition. Pianist and Professor Kenneth Hamilton gives a lively introduction to the instrument, and plays some of the wonderful music written for it..



Barber Concert Hall

Free - booking not required

Doors open at 12.45pm

Barber Concert Hall, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts,
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (map)


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This is a free unticketed lunchtime performance. Please arrive in good time to ensure a seat. Doors open at 12.45pm for the 1.10pm performance.