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Alison Stephens

It is 10 years today (10th October) since the untimely death of Alison Stephens, a virtuoso mandolin player. She graced us with many performances in Plymouth and Dartington and will be fondly remembered.


Music Education Crisis

Music funding: 'There will not be another Sheku Kanneh-Mason' - says Sheku's mother, talking about the lack of funding for music in state schools. See the BBC Website for more details and a video clip.


Events

PMA Member Organisations organise and stage most of the musical events in the Plymouth area, and all these are listed in the PMA Concert Diary and online in the Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary website which includes the latest information on the Accord's and most other concerts in Plymouth and surrounding area.

The PMA also stages a limited number of its own concerts, mostly organised by Clive Jenkins or by Jeanie Moore.


Coming Up..

Plymouth University online Forums / Recitals

Starting on Friday 9th October, a series of forums and recitals is being streamed online from the University of Plymouth Sherwell Centre. Read full details here and sign up online for Public Arts Programme updates and free links to events.

 


Previous Event - Divertimento String Quartet

Saturday 10th October at Sherwell United Church, Plymouth

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For the first time since before lockdown there was a live classical concert in Plymouth. With audience numbers restricted to ensure social distancing, and wearing facemasks throughout, this was hardly the previously normal concert experience. However the Divertimento String Quartet succeeded in making it most enjoyable, with enlightening introductions to Haydn's A major string quartet and Brahms's first string quartet, both played with DSQ's usual expertise and finesse.

Notices

The Arts Society South Devon Events

The The Arts Society South Devon (Previously South Devon Decorative and Fine Arts Society) has provided support and sponsorship for some of the PMA's activities.
There is likely to be a considerable overlap of interests between its members and ours, and indeed they have run buses from Plymouth to Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concerts in Exeter.

We are pleased to provide a link to the The Arts Society South Devon Website



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