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Music – a Multidimensional Continuum, with Dr Robert Taub

University of Plymouth, Sherwell Centre

Friday 5th October at 7.30pm

Music lovers in Devon are to be treated to a free talk and performance by a leading concert pianist and expert on Beethoven. Dr Robert Taub, has performed as a guest soloist with many of the world’s foremost orchestras including the MET Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, BBC Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has performed the complete cycle of 32 Beethoven piano sonatas, in both New York and Hampton Court Palace, as well as recording them. He will now perform them for the first time in public since moving to Devon to take up the role of Music Director in the University of Plymouth’s Art Institute.

In his presentation, Dr Taub will share thoughts on a range of music through the ages and offer fascinating insights into the life and work of Beethoven and other composers. He will also look ahead to forthcoming concerts coming up in the Institute’s public programme of music for Spring 2019 and the ideas behind them. Dr Taub will give a performance of Beethoven’s mighty Sonata Pous 53 ‘Waldstein’ before inviting the audience to participate in a Q&A session.

The event is free but booking is advised. To reserve your place, please visithttps;/

Decoding Life Concert

The House venue, University of Plymouth campus

Saturday 13 October 7.30pm

A one-off concert showcasing the cutting edge of research, composition and performance is taking place at the University of Plymouth’s, The House venue.

Decoding Life, will feature renowned percussionists ‘ensemblebash’ who have become known for their high energy performances grounded in the music of west Africa. Ensemblebash have performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz, percussion and classical music, from Hong Kong to Ghana and beyond. There will be four further performances, Artibiotics, by festival Director and Professor in Computer Music at the University of Plymouth, Eduardo Reck Miranda,Life-force by music technology pioneer Archer Endrich and Babbling Baobab by Dr Marcelo Gimenes. The festival will complete with Senior Research Fellow at the University, Dr Alexis Kirke’s marimba led piece Arecibo.

The Decoding Life concert will coincide with the launch of the programme of contemporary Music Festival 2019, which will run from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24 February. To make a booking, please visit

Make a trip to listen in and stay in style

Where to stay – No.1 Elliot Terrace

Eliot Terrace, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2QL

Newly refurbished No.1 Elliott Terrace hosts a number of impressive self-catering apartments. Situated on Plymouth Hoe overlooking Plymouth Sound, proclaimed to be “one of the world’s finest natural harbours,” this central spot has an unparalleled location to enjoy the splendid ocean views, whilst being a stone’s throw away from the vibrant city.  The apartments are within a fine Grade 2* listed palatial Italianate building with dual aspect windows giving fabulous views to the east and south. Whilst being in the heart of the culture, you can immerse yourself in the historical attractions, natural stunning scenery and an increasing choice of good restaurants. Elliot Terrace is bursting with history with previous residents including the Astors – then one of the richest families in the country – with Nancy Astor being the country’s first woman sitting MP residing at No 3 and Arthur Conan Doyle at No 6.

With the apartments undergoing a programme of dramatic refurbishments, you will be fortunate to be one of the first to experience modern, stylish and unique apartments. The refurbishment programme is nearly complete with all apartments now refurbished and the hallway due to be completed early December.  For more information please visit

Dates for the diary

Plymouth is brimming with events year-round.  Here’s a list of the world-class events we’re looking forward to hosting in the coming months:

28-30 September – Plymouth Art Weekender

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28 September – 21 October – The Atlantic Project

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5 November – Bonfire Night

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15 November – Christmas Lights Switch-On

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23-25 November – Illuminate 2018

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29 November – 16 December – Christmas Market

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