Frequency: 4th Tuesday
Venue: Longhirst Village Hall
Leader: Richard Firth
*** For a number of years we have met at members' houses where numbers have been limited, but we have now decided to run our sessions in Longhirst Village Hall and open our meetings to all members. Come along and give us a try.***
The Music Appreciation Group aims to share the enjoyment of listening to music, whilst enhancing our knowledge and understanding of it. Although some members have technical knowledge, and some play an instrument or sing, we have been happy for anyone who appreciates music to join us. Our approach is eclectic. Classical music perhaps provides the core, but we also embrace jazz, folk, musical theatre and aspects of “world music”.
A session may focus on an individual composer or performer, or a specific work, instrument or format. The aim is to provide a balanced mix of musical styles and periods. Although we have occasionally had outside speakers, usually meetings consist of presentations by our members. Sometimes we have “themed meetings” to which everyone contributes. Thus we all benefit from the different interests and specialist knowledge within the group, and make new musical discoveries.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Apr 28th||Richard Firth - Hummel, a forgotten composer?|
|Tue May 26th||Chris Ritson - The Art of Fugue|
|Tue Jun 23rd||Bob Crosby - 20-20, The Game, The Year and the Music|
|Tue Jul 28th||Judy Smith - In the Long Haul - Success in Popular Music over the Decades|
|Tue Aug 25th||No Meeting|
|Tue Sep 22nd||Sandra Ritson - Claudio Monteverdi - a 17th Century Modernist?|
|Tue Oct 27th||Brian Hannaford - To be decided|
|Tue Nov 24th||Christopher Tipple - Rimsky Korsakov and Glazunov|