Members of Wharfedale Recorded Music Society are looking forward to an evening at the opera when meetings begin with “Don Quixote” at La Scala on Wednesday, 18th January 2023.
“Our New Year programme has something for everyone, and includes Schubert, Mozart and Dvorak,” says Catherine Clarke, the Society’s Chairman. “Before Christmas we very much enjoyed a presentation by visiting speaker Chris Skidmore about the life of Vaughan Williams and his passion for collecting and reviving English folk song. In February, well-known local conductor John Anderson will be asking “How long is a crotchet?” when he comes to talk about interpreting music.” Other meetings will feature music by Haydn, Rossini, and Sibelius, and in April, visiting speaker Dr David Vickers will present "Purcell – An English Orpheus”. The season concludes with orchestral music by Ravel, Beethoven and Brahms.
The Society meets on Wednesday evenings at St John’s Church Hall, Ben Rhydding, at 7.45pm, and extends a warm welcome to anyone who would like to come along and enjoy an evening of good music and friendly company.
For full details, contact Catherine Clarke on 01274 608664 or Pip Cowling on 0786 600 4838.
Further details about the society are at https://ilkley.org/clubs-and-orgs/wharfedale-recorded-music.html