Tonight, Monday 23rd April, is a member’s evening. Starts at 7:30 as usual and details of how to find us are on the front page.
Notice of the June meeting on 4th
The June meeting will be a little different from normal and will be in the form of a concert of three works;
- Bellini – “ Norma” Sinfonia/Overture – Vittorio Gui conducting the Orchestra EIAR, Turin, 1937 -Historic recording
- Elgar Cello Concerto, Beatrice Harrison with Elgar conducting The New Symphony Orchestra, London, 1928 – Historic recording
- Beethoven Symphony No 7 Bruno Walter conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York, 1969 – Historic recording.
Normal place and normal time with easy parking. If you don’t know where we are go to the ‘Find us’ tab on the home page where there is a map and a postcode. Only £3 for non-members
The next meeting will be on Monday 9 April starting at 7:30 pm as usual. It will be presented by Ed Tinline and in entitled With few strings attached – music for wind ensemble. Details of how to find us are on the tab marked ‘Find Us’. Parking is easy and free. Accessible for mobility impaired. £3 at the door for non-members.
The next meeting takes place on Monday 16 October at 7:30 and will be a presentation by Alan Forshaw on the topic ‘works by pupils of famous composers’. Should be interesting. Usual place the Guides Centre with easy parking to the rear. £3 for non-members.
NB the programme says 4 October which is incorrect – it is tonight 2nd.
The title of the next meeting is Music from the Schubert Centenary International Composers’ contest of 1928. It will be presented by Robin Lim and starts at 7:30 in the usual place on Monday 2 October. Visitors are welcome and there is a modest fee of £3 to cover our expenses. The evening will start with a brief agm.
[If you saw the piece in last week’s Salisbury Journal, that referred to the previous meeting on Busoni but the item was held over]
New season programme ready
The new season kicks off on 18 September with a presentation on Busoni by Christopher Guild. Busoni was a musician of great renown at the beginning of the last century but today has been largely forgotten. He was a pianist, teacher, composer and conductor. The presentation by Christopher should enlighten us to this Italian composer’s talents.
The full programme will be available on this site soon and hard copies will be available at the Oxfam Music Room, the Collector’s Room in Endless Street, and at the Tourism Information Office in Fish Row.
We look forward to seeing you for the new season.
Our next meeting on Monday 24th April celebrates the music of the English composer Frederick Delius. We are pleased to welcome Martin Lee-Browne to the Society who is from the Delius Society and will be coming down from the Midlands to speak to us and play some of his works.
Normal start at 7.30 and details of where we are can be found at the top of the page. It is £3 for non-members. Parking is easy and the room is accessible for people with disabilities. We look forward to seeing you.
Presentation by Terry Barfoot on Anton Bruckner
The Society is delighted to welcome the well known writer on music Terry Barfoot who is going to do an audio visual presentation on the music of Anton Bruckner. He was arguably one of the greatest symphonists of the nineteenth century and his symphonies are now rarely out of the repertoire. They are large in scale however and so presenting them to the Society has been a challenge.
Usual place and usual time.
Terry runs Arts in Residence which are residential weekends with a musical theme.
The second half of the season kicks off tonight at 7:30 as usual. Angus Menzies will be talking about music fit for an emperor.