classical music


Music Forum With Dr Robert Taub, Music Director of The Arts Institute and Hannah Harris, CEO of Plymouth Culture

The Arts Institute, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Event Date: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 19:30

Join us for a new addition to The Arts Institute’s Musica Viva series – namely a series of Music Forums - live-streamed musical evenings featuring performances and informal conversations with Dr Robert Taub and guests about composers, musical interpretations, and related topics.

In our first Forum with guest Hannah Harris, Robert will discuss the profile of our current music season, and preview the Musica Viva Beethoven250 Festival that will take place in early March 2021 with performance excerpts and examination of musical scores.

Upcoming Music Forum...

Performance: Richard III

Emily Carding

2016 Words & Music Festival: Celebrating Shakespeare

Richard III. An audience. Anything can happen. All the world’s a stage. What part will you play?

Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean performance, Brite Theater presents their multi award-winning one-woman show.

You, the audience, take on the roles of all the other characters at Richard's party…but will you survive

Wednesday 20th April at 19.30

£12, concessions £8 Ticket discounts available via Artory App

The House, Plymouth University

Music: Relic

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Event Date: 
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 20:30

By Katy Richardson Performed with Imperfect Orchestra

In 2000, Dilys Richardson anonymously sent her eldest granddaughter Katy her 1949 wedding dress, then later, a journal containing memories of her early life.

Based on these sources, Katy Richardson (artist and performer), and Imperfect Orchestra (Home 2013, Tamar 2014) present Relic, an immersive visual, auditory and musical performance exploring themes of deterioration of memory and identity.

'Relic' is supported by the Suzanne Sparrow Plymouth Language School.

Saturday 18th June at 20.30...

Music: Celestial

Music by Paul K Joyce Poems by Johnnie Douglas-Pennant

Ten Tors Chamber Orchestra Simon Ible, conductor Paul K Joyce, synthesizers/sounds and narration Sarah Simmonds, soprano Helen Porter, mezzo-soprano Billy Bottle, male voice Will McNicol, acoustic guitar Simon James, sound Graham Gaunt, film/projections Chris Watson, sound recordist

Celestial is a moving and uplifting collage of songs, words and projections created by composer, Paul K Joyce. This new work is inspired by the childhood poems of Johnnie Douglas-Pennant, many of which show him struggling to come to terms...

Music: Voice(s)

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Event Date: 
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 17:30

Juliet Fraser, soprano

Christopher Fox: Magnification Scott Mc Laughlin: Snowflake Michael Finnissy: Same as we Nicholas Peters: Scantlebury

Juliet Fraser performs Voice(s), a programme for soprano and electronics that exploits the technology of pre-recorded tape parts and live manipulation to explore the interior worlds of memory, dreamings and identity. The central piece of the programme is Nicholas Peters' Scantlebury which sets his Grandad's spoken reminiscences of all the characters in his family, who were from Devonport, Plymouth, to music (?).


Music: University of Plymouth Choral Society: Singing Day Workshop

Come and sing a selection of sacred anthems, motets and madrigals from the 16th and 17th-century Europe. All welcome.

For further information and an application form, contact the UPCS Secretary Jan Green. E-mail: or telephone: 01752 844899

Saturday 2nd July at 8pm

Participants: £14, £12 members of UPCS. Free admission to the performance with parting donations invited in aid of Brain Tumour Research

St Paul’s Church, Yelverton, Devon

Music: Summer Serenade Fundraising Concert & Buffet Supper

St Mary’s Church, Botus Fleming, Near Saltash, Cornwall
Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 19:00

Come and enjoy an evening of chamber music for strings and a delicious supper in the Cornish village of Botus Fleming. Funds raised will support Ten Tors Orchestra’s 2016/17 concert series.

The ensemble will perform popular music by Mozart and Handel and the famous Monti Czardas.

Please note this event is not a part of the Peninsula Arts programme. For more information, please contact the event organisers directly.

1 hour performance followed by buffet supper

Wednesday 25th May at 19.00

Tickets: £20 (includes buffet) in advance only from Karen Ible:...

Plymouth University Gamelan Orchestra & Friends

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 16:00

The 20 instruments, that originate from Indonesia are made of bronze and are built and tuned to be played together as an orchestra. They produce a unique rhythmical vibrating sound, allowing a variety of music to be played ranging from louder, flamboyant and dramatic pieces to quieter, contemplative arrangements.

Tuesday 24th May at 16.00

Free Admission

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

Music: Schubert: Mass No.6 in E flat

Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth
Event Date: 
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 19:30

University of Plymouth Choral Society

Simon Ible, conductor Robyn Allegra Parton, soprano Anna Harvey, mezzo-soprano Daniel Auchincloss, tenor James Oldfield, bass-baritone

This was Schubert’s last Mass composed in 1828. It is quite different from his early masses – very romantic with a Beethoven-like style and reflects some of the musical passion of Mozart’s Requiem. It is a large scale work requiring a substantial orchestra, with glorious choral sections and a particularly beautiful Et in carnatus est for the soloists.

Saturday 21st May at 19.30

Tickets £...

Music: Such Sweet Thunder - Duke Ellington’s twelve part suite based on the work of William Shakespeare.

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Event Date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 19:30

2016 Words & Music Festival: Celebrating Shakespeare

Such Sweet Thunder is among the most masterful of the many suites composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, his most frequent and significant collaborator. It was commissioned in 1956 by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Such Sweet Thunder and premiered to critical acclaim on 28 April, 1957, the night before Ellington turned 58, at New York’s Town Hall.

The programme will also include Duke Ellington classics Take the A Train, Caravan, Mood Indigo and It Don't Mean A Thing

Saturday 30th April at 19....


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