From commissioning new music to cutting edge research, from open rehearsals and informal pre-concert talks to magnificent live performances, there are musical experiences for everyone at The Arts Institute.
By supporting new talent and bringing world-class musicians to Plymouth, and through our programmes of participatory community music partnership and educational activities, The Arts Institute is pivotal to the music scene across the South West.
The Arts Institute is pleased to also support musical talents of the student population by playing an active role in the University’s Music Week and other university/community musical organisations, as well as leading workshops and informal lectures for Children’s University.
What's on this season
- SOAK Live Art 21 September 2023 19:30 - 23:00
- Open Rehearsal: The Piano and How It Goes 10 October 2023 19:30 - 21:00
- Details of the Devil in Words and Music 12 October 2023 19:30 - 21:00
- Piano Passions 14 October 2023 19:00 - 21:30
- The Whale's Tale 24 October 2023 11:00 - 12:45
Highlights from the archive
Inaugural Musica Viva events at Levinsky Hall
Find out more about our inaugural season in the recently refreshed, and newly named Levinsky Hall in the Roland Levinsky Building, with our wonderful Steinway Model C grand piano now in situ along with new on-stage acoustic panels.
Expressionism: Emotions Unchained
Beethoven: Innovator – the podcast
Beethoven: Innovator – a 250th celebration
"All of us love music, each in our own ways. But how? Why? What is it about music – even music that has no words – that affects us in the many ways that it does?" Dr Robert Taub, Music Director at The Arts Institute
Some Call It Home
Contemporary Music Festival 2019: MULTIVERSE
The London Mozart Players
The first event in Musica Viva, a new concert programme bringing internationally acclaimed performers to Plymouth, was performed by The London Mozart Players, the UK’s longest-established chamber orchestra.
“The London Mozart Players are in a class of the very best London ensembles. Although there are about 25 musicians for this concert, they play without a conductor. That’s very unusual, but because they are so coherent and so cohesive in their approach, they can do it.”
Dr Robert Taub
Previously performed on Saturday 9 March 2019 at Minster Church of St Andrew.
Dr Robert Taub, Music Director, The Arts Institute
Contact The Arts Institute
The Arts Institute, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
The Levinsky Gallery, Monday–Friday 10:00–17:00, Saturday 12:00–17:00, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays