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Meetings are held in The Dryburgh Hall, Putney Leisure Centre, Dryburgh Road, at the junction with Upper Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 1BL.
Meetings usually take place fortnightly on Monday evenings at 8.00 p.m. from September to April. They last for about two hours with a short interval when coffee and cakes are available.
Putney Music is a Registered Charity, Reg’n No. 1066524
Affiliated to the Federation of Recorded Music Societies
Putney Music is a society of music lovers who meet fortnightly from September to April to hear some of the world’s most celebrated musicians talk about their lives
and work. Our guest speakers come from all fields of music – the concert hall, recital platform, opera, ballet, television and film; and also include producers, broadcasters, critics and writers.
Putney Music was founded in 1950 by the critic and writer, Ralph Hill. It began as a Gramophone Society, which has grown and developed over the years to become a much admired forum where members and visitors can meet internationally renowned musicians in an informal setting.
Putney Music enjoys a membership of over two hundred members, some of whom have a considerable knowledge of music while others have very little, but we all share a great love of music. Each meeting is a unique and enjoyable occasion. In the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, our meetings are invariably equally enjoyable for our guest speakers.
Putney Music extends a welcome to everyone. For young people, especially those studying music, our meetings provide a rare opportunity to learn from great musicians how they approach their work, triggering ideas and inspirations that could last a lifetime. For the older person, it offers a unique experience of meeting and learning from the private person behind the public image.
December 19 Annual Social Evening with buffet, wine, music quiz and raffle.
January 16 “Operalympics”. Vice-President Piers Burton-Page limbers up for the 2012 Olympic Games with a very surprising history of Olympic opera.
January 30 The tenor Allan Clayton in conversation with Jonathan Freeman- Attwood.
February 6* “Highlights and low notes”: a conversation between Julian Lloyd Webber and Vice-President Piers Lane.
February 20 John Amis: “Conductors I have known (and some I haven’t!)”.
March 5 The internationally acclaimed composer Karl Jenkins in conversation with Robert Philip.
March 19 Kevin O’Hare, former dancer and Administrative Director of the Royal Ballet, who becomes Director in July 2012. (to be confirmed)
April 2 Amelia Freedman, Founder of the Nash Ensemble, in conversation with Tony Burton.
April 16 “Living a Dream”: an evening with the world famous soprano Christine Brewer.
April 30 Annual General Meeting followed by buffet, wine and raffle.
The annual subscription is £30.00
(Subscriptions for January to April at half the normal fee)
Visitors: temporary membership per meeting £5.00
(Refundable if joining within 14 days or at next meeting)
Young persons under 18 FREE
Additional donations to the Society are always welcome
December 15, 2011