Music For Pleasure

Co-ordinator Peter Franklin Peter_Franklin MusicFP
Telephone 01908 501937
E-mail music.for.pleasure@buckinghamu3a.org.uk
Weekday 3rd Wednesday
Time 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Venue House

About the group

The Music for Pleasure group has as its principle the enjoyment of familiar music or music that members may not know.

At each meeting, a member can volunteer to present a programme of music that they enjoy – classical, jazz, light music, or any other genre, with comment from the presenter and discussion of the music chosen. There is no obligation to do this, you can just listen and enjoy.

Some subjects of meetings earlier this year are listed below. Click on the name to see more details of the music played:

“Folk Music Influences on Classical Composers”
The Mighty Fistful (about the Russian composers Borodin, Balakirev,      Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Cui)
“A Personal Walk through the Decades of the Twentieth Century “
“Chamber Music from Four Centuries”
“Overtures”
“B Strings” (music for string instruments by composers with names start with “B”)
“The life and works of Gerald Finzi
“Birdsong in Music”.
Eclectic_As (an eclectic collection of music by composers whose names begin with “A”, from Abe to Arnold)
Music Of conflict from Beethoven to Britten
American Music from Ives to Gershwin and beyond.
Water, Water Everywhere From the source to the sea
Spring– music about spring
Shostakovich – his orchestral, light and chamber music.
Potpourri– a miscellany of music brought by members
All at Sea – Representations of the sea through the ages 16th to 20th century.
One Work Composers  There are a number of composers who are principally known  for one piece. For some, it is deservedly the only piece that is known or regularly played by performers today, for others it unfairly casts a shadow over other equally good (if not perhaps more significant) works by them.
Group Choices A selection of music chosen by group members
Czech Music   Czech composers, including Smetana, Dvorak, Janacek and Martinu.
Les Six a group of French composers – Auric, Durey, Honneger, Milhaud, Poulenc and Talleferre
High Quality Audio A demonstration of High Quality Audio
Through the Day music for  the hours of the day, from midnight to midnight.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 20th June at 2:30 pm.  The subject will be “Colours featuring ROYGBIV” Music with colours in the title.

In the future we plan to arrange visits to concerts etc., and inviting guest speakers or performances.

To join the group, please contact the co-ordinator by phone or email.

Here are links to some local concert venues:

MK City Orchestra

Adderbury Ensemble

The Stables>

Music in Quiet Places

Buckingham Summer Festival

and if your tastes are less classical and more Jazz then See links to local live Jazz,

 

 

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