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Joy tinged with sadness: Simon Ible’s final concert with Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta a roaring success

The Gala Concert of this year’s Peninsula Arts Words and Music Festival was in many ways a joyful affair, full of schmaltzy melodies, lush orchestrations, conductor Simon Ible’s now-legendary successful mix of styles, and the contribution from soprano soloist, Jeni Bern.

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Quick, clever and very funny, with a dash of nostalgia: Kit & McConnel open Plymouth Words and Music Festival

When a Cabaret Duo gets to perform at a private function in Clarence House in front of members of the Royal Family, it must really be something special.

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Mindful Visions reveals Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta’s musical skill and ingenuity

With the title Mindful Visions: Metamorphosis, Daydreams and Fantasies, it was clear that the small, yet discerning audience would be in for a thought-provoking time. How much of this would appear truly engaging in the musical sense, however, would always be open to conjecture and subject to the listeners’ individual preferences.

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Mesmerising gala concert at Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2017

Hopefully I wasn’t the only one present not quite sure what to expect from a Concerto for Beatboxer. But knowing that the work was co-written by Eduardo Reck Miranda, Professor in Computer Music at Plymouth University, the musical credentials should be well assured.

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Confident and expressive opening from Peninsula Arts String Quartet at Sherwell Centre

This stimulating bit-by-bit reassembly of the string-quartet medium, opened with a confident and expressive performance of the Sarabande and Double from Bach’s First Partita for solo violin, by quartet-leader Pierre-Emmanuel Largeron.

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Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2017 explores the reinvention of the human voice

The 12th edition of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival – taking place at Plymouth University from 24-26 February 2017 – will explore the reinvention of the human voice.

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The piano sings for Samuel Chapple at The Minster Church of St Andrew

Having already commented on the piano tone, it was somewhat worrying to see it miked up this time, where every sound was now going to be amplified, and played back through the PA system – something that tends to make things worse, rather than better.

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Memory: I’ll Remember You at Plymouth University leaves a lasting impression

This unique happening involved three consecutive events, linked by the theme of memories – those of loved ones now no longer here with us.

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Warm tones from Mediterranean-inspired music in Plymouth

Although the forecast balmy weather hadn’t materialised, there were more than enough pyrotechnics allied to a gloriously warm tone to ensure the heat was well and truly turned on throughout this very enjoyable and varied recital of music inspired by the Mediterranean, and from composers in its vicinity.

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Delightful tribute to Shakespeare from Ten Tors Orchestra & Bath Spa University Chamber Choir (review)

Peninsula Arts in conjunction with Suzanne Sparrow Language School mounted a delightful tribute to William Shakespeare, 400 years to the day after his death, as part of the current celebrations happening around the country, and at Plymouth University.

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Flowing performance in series devoted to music’s ties with the world’s greatest oceans and seas

Dvořák’s American Quartet got the second recital in a three-part series devoted to music’s ties with the world’s greatest oceans and seas off to a spirited start.

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John Akomfrah’s River Tamar Project Tropikos commission acquired by Arts Council Collection

A film exploring the darker histories of the River Tamar which was commissioned as part of a major festival in 2014 has been acquired by the Arts Council Collection to mark its 70th anniversary.

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Expanding the horizons of musical imagination at Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2016

Music representing the energy of dark matter and performances using brain-computer interfaces and biocomputers will be among the highlights of Frontiers, the 11th edition of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.

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