Music

From cutting-edge contemporary classical music to the magnificent live performances of the Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta, there is a musical experience for everyone.

Through the commissioning and development of new music, alongside supporting new talent and bringing world-class musicians to Plymouth, Peninsula Arts is pivotal to the growing music scene across the South West; this includes our programme of participatory community music partnership activities.

The ‘new music’ flagship event is the annual Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, promoted in partnership with Plymouth University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR).

'Revolutions' season at Peninsula Arts

This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution; a period that still generates controversy. Such a tumultuous political time also heralded a revolution within art, music, theatre and film – unleashing a period of radical experimentation and innovation that had an enduring impact throughout the 20th century.

Taking 1917 as an example of a major turning point within society, the programme identifies a number of points across history and within the present where culture has undergone a major shift. The resulting programme might surprise you as to what we have chosen as being revolutionary and in some places may present a challenge, with previous radical ideas now being viewed as problematic from current perspectives.