Those who were fortunate enough to enjoy all or part of our 2014-15 season will remember it as an outstanding one.
Our selection of pianists for the season – a blend of new faces, returning artists and established favourites – provided six recitals that pleased all tastes and managed to bring new experiences to the audience. These included pieces for the left hand alone, rarely heard pieces by composers not readily associated with the keyboard, contemporary pieces (generously supported by The Melos Trust) and the cornerstones of the classical and romantic repertoire.
An additional recital was that given in March 2015 by Angela Hewitt. She generously gave this recital as a memorial tribute to our former colleague, David Robson, who had passed away in 2014. Her programme of JS Bach and Beethoven was the perfect tribute and was greeted with rapt enthusiasm by a capacity audience for Central Hall.
A consequence of the outstanding season was a continuation of the improvement in the society’s financial position, which ensures that the committee can continue to plan investment in future seasons with increasing confidence. For this – our 20th season – we are continuing with six recitals but will consult members during the year on the possibility of seven recitals in 2016-17.
The Society remains deeply indebted to the continuing support of its sponsors but hopes that continuing efforts through various avenues will see increased membership. This will always remain the critical factor in the society’s existence, so please continue to spread the word to those who have yet to realise what they are missing! Please tell as many of your friends as possible about the Piano Society, and encourage them to join us.
Arrangements have been agreed with Teesside Music Society for a half price season ticket for its recital series.
We look forward to seeing you and enjoying outstanding piano events together.
The Society is grateful for the generous financial support to the season provided by Kookaburra Ltd.
We also acknowledge the support from Making Music.
You can purchase a Season Ticket for Society Membership by clicking here.
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