Medway

Modern Classical Music

Group OrganiserCynthia Kessler
VenueMember House
Meeting Days3rd Thursday of the Month
Group Vacancies? No

We meet at a member’s local home. Members volunteer on a rotating basis to do a presentation each month on the life and times of 20th century classical composers or musicians.

We enjoy listening to the selection of music followed by animated discussion. We have studied a wide variety of composers, from Bartok to Walton and many others. Occasionally the programme may vary from 20th century music, as the criteria are not written in stone. From time to time we look at an area or school of music.

This year we have looked at, amongst others, the following:
Scandinavian and Russian music, including Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Sibelius and Hugo Alfven.
Messaien, Quartet for the End of Time
Music by Kevin Volans
Great orchestrators, such as Ravel, Respighi, Holtz. Rimsky-Korsakov and Enescu.
Opera music and arias by Puccini.
Music by Debussy.

As usual some of us managed to go to a Prom concert in August, featuring music by Huw Watkins, Takemitsu, Borodin and Rachmaninov.
This friendly group has a regular attendance of about 10 members and the overall membership is 12, so at present is fairly full. Sadly we lost one of our members this year.
For further information please contact Cynthia Kessler

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