At TMW 2017, the music will again be played over
equipment of quality including:
ProAc, Audio Synthesis, Crimson Electronics, Sony, Marantz, Bowers and Wilkins.
Supplied, transported, set up and operated by Mike Price
and the technical Team.
Microphones and their control system set up and operated by
Programme details are correct at the time of posting here but are subject to alteration without notice. The Friends of Torbay cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage of any kind resulting from changes to this programme.
TMW’s technical Welsh wizard, Mike Price, invites you to join him for a relaxing
evening of music and DVDs -
Ian Bailey gives a brief overview of romantic composer Joachim Raff, who gained enormous approbation during his lifetime but was rapidly forgotten after his death.
We extend a very warm welcome to members old and new. Meet Torbay friends at a Welcome Reception, where wine and soft drinks will be served before dinner.
Mozart’s success at home and abroad meant that many other talented composers fell by the wayside. Lynne Plummer will try to bring a few of them to your notice, with some expert help from people she’s spoken to and some good music to illustrate their largely forgotten work.
Long celebrated as Father of the Symphony, String Quartet and Classical Sonata we are now catching up with Haydn as Master of Church Music and Director of an Opera House. Geraint Lewis will explore Haydn’s intertwined career as Kapellmeister in Chapel, Court and Theatre through his shamefully neglected Masses and Operas.
Andrew Collins, MD of Brittens Music for the last 21 years talks through his varied career both inside and outside the music industry. Amusing stories together with a serious look at the prospects for classical music in the UK with its impact on retailing will be both thought provoking and entertaining.
This year, the Torbay recital will be given by three members of the music ensemble Primavera. Paul Manley (violin), Martin Smith (violin) and Jonathan Barritt (viola) will play works by Beethoven, Kodály, Ysaÿe and Dvořák.
Marilyn Boyle will present a varied programme of music suitable for late-
Come to the Annual General Meeting and hear what is happening within the TMW.
La forza del destino is Verdi’s epic tale of a continent in chaos and the uncanny
coincidences that result. Welsh National Opera will be bringing this under-
Jonathan Willcocks will talk about the life, work and recordings of his late father,
Sir David Willcocks -
Reminiscences and anecdotes of Sir Charles Mackerras with his daughter Cathy Mackerras and his biographer Nigel Simeone, interspersed with rare filmed performances of Janáček and Vaughan Williams along with other unpublished recordings.
Professional soprano, Kay Jordan, will explore the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, elucidating on what’s behind studying, teaching and performing the works, plus singing excerpts to illustrate her presentation.
10.00 pm approx: John Isaac -