Leeds U3A The University of the Third Age

The canal gardens, Roundhay

Music Appreciation Group

photoThe Music Appreciation Group started around 14 years ago and is still going strong!

We include a variety of different types of music but we have traditionally featured classical music. There is a small group of three who decide on the dates for sessions. We are lucky to have a core of guest presenters from the group who have brought in a range of new music. We collect the small entrance fee and ensure there is always tea, coffee and biscuits – very important!

Recent sessions have included a ballet version of a Midsummer's Night Dream on DVD, a celebration of British music and poetry over the last 100 years, a session called Members' Choice, where members choose their favourite pieces of music, an exploration of the great American musicals including West Side Story on DVD, a session to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution (not as dreary as it sounds), a session on Nostalgia (choosing music from our youth) and many more.

We meet three weeks out of four in the Bar area at MASSC from 10.30 to 12 noon on a Wednesday (not the second one in the month). We are a friendly and welcoming lot and we have a few vacancies, so if you would like to come along and try us out you would be very welcome. If you would like more information please ring Anne Wyatt.

Themes for meetings, Spring 2018

17 January Ballads and Music An exploration of the themes and contents of ballads
24 January In Winter A look at winter in all its musical guises
31 January Symphony No. 1 A programmes on composers' first attempts at composing symphonies
7 February The A to Z of Composers The final installment of the series: R to Z
21 February Manhattan Maestro A centenary tribute to Leonard Bernstein
28 February Members' Choice A session that features your choice of music
7 March Classical Flypast An exploration of how birds are portrayed by composers
21 March From Brahms to Tchaikovsky An opportunity to hear a selection of the presenter's favourite works