Rare opportunity to hear two grand pianos

Peninsula Arts is presenting a unique concert for two pianos at the University of Plymouth's Roland Levinsky Building on Wednesday 17 June at 7.30pm.

The event is the finale of the Contemporary Piano Series, a collection of performances - organised in partnership with the University's Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research - that have showcased the astonishing versatility of the piano.

The programme of contemporary piano music will be performed by Catherine Laws and Frank Denyer. It includes the premiere of new music by University of Plymouth composer Lona Kozik, and works by Debussy and Stravinsky.

Frank Denyer is a widely-respected UK composer, whose recordings of the solo piano music and ensemble works of Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, John Cage, James Tenney, Alvin Lucier and others, have met with much acclaim. He is currently Professor of Composition at UCF Dartington. Catherine Laws is a skilled concert pianist who performs regularly with contemporary music ensembles, and in a duo with Frank Denyer. She is an Associate Lecturer at Dartington, and a Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute, in Ghent.

Alexis Kirke, from the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Group, said: "This is Peninsula Arts' first concert for two grand pianos at the University of Plymouth, and we are excited to have performers of Frank and Catherine's calibre appearing. For this finale performance in the piano series, they have compiled a wonderfully varied programme that is sure to fascinate those with a musical background as well as entertain those without."

Full details of contemporary music performances at the University of Plymouth can be found on the website of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research.

Tickets priced 5 (3 over 60s, and free for University of Plymouth students and staff) are available from the Peninsula Arts Box Office, telephone 01752 585050.

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