Putney Music Calendar 2012 - 2013

This season's programme of talks on classical music


Subscriptions & Membership

Putney Music

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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


Monday 28 January
Travels with my Violin - Chloë Hanslip, one of today’s most distinguished young violinists, talks with John Amis.

Monday 18 February
Two hands, four hands - Dmitri Alexeev, the great Russian pianist and his wife and frequent duo-partner, Tatiana Alexeev, talk with Piers Lane.

Monday 4 March
Music and the Moving Image - Stephen Frost
, film maker, composer and audio recording editor, offers illustrated thoughts on the mutually enhancing benefits of these three aspects of his work.

Monday 18 March
The distinguished baritone Roderick Williams in conversation with Ian Partridge.

Monday 25 March
Pleasing all of the people (that’s musicians too!) - Stephen Maddock
, Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (and frequent contestant on BBC Radio 4’s Round Britain Quiz), muses on the pleasures and pitfalls of running an orchestra.

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 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.

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.


Annual Subscription is £30.00
(Subscriptions for January to April at half the normal fee)

Visitors: temporary membership per meeting £8.00
(Refundable if joining within 14 days or at next meeting)

Young persons under 18 FREE

Additional donations to the Society are always welcome.
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January 15, 2013