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PLYMOUTH CONCERTS - NEW PROMOTER - NEW PIANO

The 30th International Series of classical music concert series run by Jeanie Moore MVO has been taken over by new organisation Plymouth Concerts which will run the three recitals Jeanie had planned and add three more. All are on Sunday afternoons at Stoke Damerel Church. See a press release here for more information.

Plymouth Concerts Treasurer Charles Morgan has bought a beautifully restored Grotrian-Steinweg grand piano which has been installed in Stoke Damerel Church, which will continue as a very welcoming venue for classical music.

Marsha Head at the new piano in Stoke Damerel Church
Marsha Head at the new piano in Stoke Damerel Church


Royal Windsor


New Work by Clive Jenkins

Local composer Clive Jenkins has just published a new orchestral piece. Royal Windsor was composed for the Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra as a celebration piece for coronation year. It will premiere at a concert in the Royal Military (Guards') Chapel in Woolwich.



Book + CD

Around Plymouth in Music and Pictures

The PMA has published a book with accompanying CD featuring local musicians and telling stories of Plymouth in words, music and pictures. See more details and buy it online.

Plymouth Youth Symphony Orchestra

PMA has supported the Plymouth Music Education Hub (PMEH) in setting up the new Plymouth Youth Symphony Orchestra. See https://www.plymouthmeh.com/pyso/ for more details.


Vacancy for Musical Director

University of Plymouth Choral Society are looking for a new Musical Director, to start after Easter. Please follow the link for advert and details on our website. https://www.uopcs.org.uk/recruitment
Contact Christine Barwell, Chair UPCS  


Calling Choral Singers!

The Brent Singers are looking for singers to join their choir - they are currently seeking singers in all voice parts but tenors and sopranos would be especially welcomed. No audition required - see the Brent Singers website for details.


Accompanist Wanted!

PGS Theatre Productions are seeking an accompanist for rehearsals and performance. See details here

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.


Now on Sale for £10 - all proceeds going to Plymouth Music Accord


CD "Eclogue" featuring "Three Pieces for Oboe and Piano" by Clive Jenkins

Eclogue CD

Chamber Ensemble of London, director Peter Fisher (violin), with guest artists Margaret Fingerhut (piano), Gabriella Dall'Olio (harp), Peter Cigleris (clarinet), Judith Hall (flute) and Michael Stowe (oboe).

Music by Alan Ridout, Cecilia McDowall, Clive Jenkins, Don Shearman, Elias Parish Alvars, Gerald Finzi, Joseph Horovitz, Robin Milford, Ronald Binge, William Lloyd Webber.

To purchase, please email clivejenkinsmusic@btinternet.com

 

Coming Up:

NEW CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES OPENS

Stoke Damerel church is the venue for the first promotion by newly-formed promoter Plymouth Concerts on Sunday, 24th September at 3pm.

Margaret Fingerhut and Peter Fisher

Plymouth Concerts has installed a beautifully restored Grotrian-Steinweg grand piano at the church. First to play it will be distinguished pianist Margaret Fingerhut partnering violinist Peter Fisher whose playing has captivated Plymouth audiences on many occasions over the past 20 years.

On the programme – big sonatas by Beethoven (the ‘Spring’) and Brahms (op.100), lollipops by Kreisler and Monti and lighter pieces by Malcolm Arnold, whose complete works for violin and piano Peter and Margaret have recorded for the SOMM label. Their CD has had a lot of broadcasts.

The programme was put together by local composer Clive Jenkins for concert-promoter Jeanie Moore MVO who recently retired aged 95. Jeanie wanted some of Clive’s music in the mix. Included are a piece he wrote for Jeanie and a new item having its first performance.

Tickets £15 on the door or in advance from www.wegottickets.com/event/590552

Details of the other five concerts in the Plymouth Concerts series are at www.plymouthconcerts.com

Previous Events:

Jeanie Moore: 29th International Concert Series

Sunday April 23rd at 3 pm at Stoke Damerel Church, Plymouth
Jeanie Moore's 95th birthday concert for War Child


Click photo to enlarge

In the first half of Jeanie's concert Peter Fisher (violin) and Margaret Fingerhut (piano) played classical solos and duos from eastern Europe, followed after the interval by jazz guitarists Pete Oxley and Nick Meier with their interpretation of standards such as Autumn Leaves. Finally all got together with Jeanie singing a verse from Summertime.
All proceeds went to help victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

 

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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