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2019 / 20 SEASON

7th March 2020

Music in the Galleries
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery


Doors and bar 6.45pm, concert 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 

Explore the galleries of the museum to hear specially commissioned music performed by the musicians of Devon Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, inspired by objects in the museum’s collections. Instrumentalists and singers will perform in ensembles around the museum during the evening, as the audience choose their route through the galleries and stop to listen to the performances.

The composers have taken their inspiration from a wide range of objects including microscopic diatoms, an Inuit map carved onto a bone, a Chinese gown, pocket watches and RAMM’s famous Gerald the Giraffe. The new compositions will reflect a range of musical styles with influences from Indian music, jazz and other genres.

At the end of the performance, a finale composed by Devon Phil’s Music Director Leo Geyer will be performed by all the players and singers and heard all around the museum. The other commissioned composers are: Darren Bloom, Jegede Tunde, Anna Matthews, Edward Nesbit, Camden Reeves, Laura Reid and Lisa Robertson.

In addition to these commissioned composers, the work of five emerging composers will also be played. Each has received a bursary and mentorship to help them to create their own work inspired by the collection. The emerging composers are: Ivan Andrews, Joshua Brown, Marisse Cato, Hugh Morris and Henry page.

With funding from Arts Council England, and in partnership with the Royal Albert memorial Museum & Art Gallery.

This performance is part of the CoMA Festival of Contemporary Music for All.

April 2nd, 2020 

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 2pm to 3:30pm

Tickets: £5

Family Workshop

25th April 2020

Exeter Cathedral, 7.30pm 




The Firebird Suite 

Conductor: Leo Geyer
Leader: Clare Smith

Tickets: £19 / £16 / £14 / £12

Concessions for students / u16s

27th June 2020

St Peter's C of E High School, 3pm



Festive Overture 

Saint-Saëns / Reimagined Geyer  
The Carnival of the Animals 

More works to be announced 

Conductor: Leo Geyer
Leader: Clare Smith

Tickets on sale soon

27th June 2020

St Peter's C of E High School, 7pm

Festive Overture 

Prokofiev Romeo

Romeo & Juliet - Suite No.1 

More works to be announced 


Conductor: Leo Geyer
Leader: Clare Smith

Tickets on sale soon

2020 / 21 SEASON

14th November 2020

Exeter Cathedral, 7.30pm 

Joint concert with

Exeter Philharmonic Choir


Daphnis & Chloe



24th April 2021

Exeter Cathedral, 7.30pm 



Rhapsody in Blue

Symphony no. 4

Conductor: Leo Geyer
Leader: Clare Smith