Meeting report – September

The second meeting took place on 13 September 2021 and it was good to be back in person. The sessions have a quite different style now as we are now working around the screen on the wall and linking the sound through our speakers. Initially, there were some technical issues connected with the laptop but once this was changed, we could continue.

It was a member’s choice evening and demonstrated a wide not to say eclectic choice of pieces. The programme was:

  • Rimsky-Korsakov arr. Lindberg: Concerto in Bb for trombone

(Christian Lindberg (Trombone), Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vänskä)

  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, 3rd movement.

(David Shifrin (Bassett Clarinet in A), Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz)

  • Wagner: Siegfried Funeral Music

(Vienna Philharmonic, George Solti)

  • Mozart: “Ruhe sanft” from Zaide

(Mojca Erdmann, Salzburg Festival 2006)

  • Mozart: “Misericordias Domini”
  • Shostakovich: Symphony no.8, 3rd movement.

(Leningrad Philharmonic, Evgeny Mravinsky)

  • Hermann Suter: Le Laudi di San Francesco d’ Assisi

No. 2 (Sister Moon and the Stars)

No. 4 (Sister Water)

(Edith Mathis, Norma Procter, Eric Tappy and Fernando Corena, with the Basler Sangverein and Orchester-Gesellschaft, Hans Münch)

  • Vaughan Williams: Concerto in F minor for Bass Tuba

(JáTtik Clark (Tuba), Corvallis-OSU Symphony, Marlan Carlson)

  • “Playing a flaming tuba on Londonʼs South Bank” 
  • Jenny Pluck Pears, a Playford country dance

(The Broadside Band, Jeremy Barlow)

  • Heidrich: Variations on a theme (extracts)

(Zubin Mehta)

A range of pieces and genres with some rarities not usually heard.

We were delighted to welcome two new members to the Society.

Peter Curbishley

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on Monday 11th October when Peter Horwood  will present Parry, Stanford and the English musical renaissance.

We shall have an interval when we will be able to offer tea or coffee, but you’re welcome to bring your own drink.


As in the last 2 evenings, we ask all attending to follow the Covid safety measures we have in place including signing in and sanitising procedures on arrival, well spaced seating, wearing a mask, minimising moving around and maintaining social distancing.  Copies of the full programme for the season will be available at the meeting .However please would you note that while the dates of coming meeting are unchanged we have had to alter the running order in November.

The amended programme up to Christmas is now: 

25th October 2021: Ed Tinline – Harmony around the Baltic

8th November 2021   Alan Forshaw – Listening to Beethoven in a different light

22nd November 2021: Members’ Evening 

6th December 2021   Ruth Barlow: Classical Music in Animations

We hope you will be able to come on Monday 11th October at 7.30 and to feel comfortable with the arrangements we plan to have in place

We are attaching details of a vocal recital that Hurn Court Opera on 16 October. HCO is a charity set up to create performance opportunities for selected young classical singers at the start of their careers. Until now, their events have largely been based in the Bournemouth area, but after a sell-out performance of Dido and Aeneas in Wilton last month, they are staging recitals in Salisbury.