Programme 2023-24

18 September
The composer and presenter Debbie Wiseman OBE, renowned for her music for films and television, and whose music featured at the coronation for King Charles and Queen Camilla this year, talks to Peter Avis

2 October 7pm

Annual General Meeting - A vital meeting to discuss the future of Putney Music.
Followed by…
The cellist and presenter Julian Lloyd Webber OBE, prominent spokesperson for music education, is in conversation with Andrew Keener.

16 October

The distinguished bass Sir John Tomlinson CBE talks to Putney Music vice-president Ian Partridge.

30 October 
Martin Cullingford
, Editor of Gramophone, talks to Andrew Keener in the magazine’s centenary year about the changing face of recordings, the recording profession and the role of record magazines over the last century.

6 November *
Nigel Simeone talks to Andrew Neill about his work as a broadcaster and writer, notably on Sir Charles Mackerras and Janacek. His recent book, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Adrian Boult, charts Sir Adrian’s championship of Vaughan Williams’ music.

20 November
Steven Osborne OBE
, one of today’s most sought-after and recorded pianists, in conversation with Putney Music’s vice-president Piers Lane.

4 December
Laurence Perkins
, for many years principal bassoonist of Manchester Camerata and passionate record man, talks to Andrew Keener about life inside and outside the orchestra, and of his work as a teacher and educationalist.

15 January 
Paul Hughes
, Director of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for 23 years until July 2022, talks to Peter Avis about the joys and challenges of a career in the BBC and the perilous future of classical music in the Corporation.

29 January
Andrew Nethsingha
, Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, in conversation with Putney Music’s vice-president Martin Neary. Expect further recollections of Coronation Days.

5 February *
Robin Tritschler
, one of today’s most exciting young tenors, has already garnered an impressive discography encompassing Dowland, Schubert, Britten and songs by composers of the First World War. He talks to Putney Music’s vice-president Ian Partridge.

19 February
Gerald Kingsley
talks to Putney Music’s vice-president Steven Isserlis about his life in music publishing, his friendship with the composer Medtner and his years as one of the last students of the great pianist Edwin Fischer.

4 March Members’ Evening
A third outing for this popular event at which members choose and talk about a piece of music or recording which has a special resonance for them.

18 March 
Something beyond the boundary to end the season! Former English cricket captain and clarinettist Mike Brearley OBE talks to our vice-president and cricket afficionado Martin Neary.

Please note only 1 week between meetings
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