This season's programme of talks on classical music
• Monday 22 September
Coordinating my Life. Tom Hutchinson, Freelance Projects
Manager for the Royal Philharmonic Society, talks to Piers Burton-Page about combining his work in the arts with life as a professional clarinettist.
• Monday 6 October
Music in and out of the Concert Hall.
The composer Dobrinka Tabakova discusses with Peter Avis her approach to writing music for a variety of high-profile performers, venues and film makers.
• Monday 20 October
Making Music Together.
The pianist Imogen Cooper and conductor Jane Glover have been friends and colleagues on the concert platform for many years. The broadcaster Sue MacGregor discusses with them the pleasures, challenges and potential pitfalls of the relationship between conductor and soloist.
• Monday 3 November
Life above the High Cs: A night with a roving Romeo, hanging out with the High Flyers, and Hairless in Sri-Lanka!
The soprano Valerie Masterson, star of English National Opera, looks back on a distinguished career.
• Monday 17 November
Sir Neville Marriner, conductor and founder of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, talks to Andrew Keener
about some of the music and orchestras which have featured in his career, along with some of the most notable figures in the musical life of the past seven decades.
• Monday 1 December
The film maker and author, John Bridcut,
(Delius, Vaughan Williams, Sir Colin Davis, ‘Britten’s Children’, ‘Requiem Mass’) discusses musicians on film with Andrew Neill.
• Monday 15 December
Our Vice President, David Mellor, celebrates Richard Strauss in the composer’s 150th birthday year.
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. 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 September 18, 2014 where members and visitors can meet internationally renowned musicians in an informal setting.
The Society enjoys a membership of over two hundred members, some of whom have a considerable knowledge of music while others have very little, but all share a great love of music.
Putney Music extends a welcome to everyone. For young people, especially those studying music, 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.
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September 16, 2014