Music Group September 2017

Five of us attended the September meeting of the Music Group, sadly Christine and Pat could not be with us.  Despite being few in number we had a good range of music to enjoy interspersed with refreshment, chat and laughter.

Rosalind chose Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, Andrias Schiff pianist with the Camerata Academica Salzburg.
Ann chose Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Nicola Benedetti violinist with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dorothy’s choices were Scherzo No.l. by Clara Schumann, Marina Kan Selvik, pianist, and the lst movement of Grieg’s Symphony in C minor played by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sylvia chose “Where corals lie” and “The Swimmer” from Elgar’s Sea Pictures, sung by Janet Baker.
Margaret’s choice was Joaquin Turina’s Three Fantastic Dances, played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Enrique Batiz.

Report by Margaret.

Music Club

A few of the music group attended a concert at the Minster in Newport to hear the pianist Varvara Maggs in Concert.
Born in St. Petersburg she was a legendary child pianist and studied at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire.   She now spends her time giving concerts in Great Britain and St. Petersburgh, Russia.  The recital included works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky.   What a fantastic pianist and what a wonderful, enjoyable time we had.

Report by Dorothy Maskell