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Newsletter - Summer 2018

Dear Music Makers and friends, 

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Peter Croser, Honorary President of Lancaster music makers. Peter was a great friend to Lancaster music makers, a source of encouragement and inspiration to those of us struggling with piano technique and interpretation, and, through his recitals for us in Lancaster, a source of great enjoyment. Our first concert of the Autumn will be dedicated to Peter's memory, and our musicians have been invited to play music they worked on with him, or which recall Peter in other ways. (Picture: Peter Croser (right) with Oliver Nelson and Rosemary Brown.)

Thanks to everyone, audience and musicians alike, for a very enjoyable concert on 29th June.
Music Makers is now taking its Summer break but the Autumn schedule is already being planned. In addition to our usual Music Makers concerts  there will be a performance by our pianists at the Ashton Hall in Lancaster, to raise money toward the restoration of their 19th Century Steinway grand piano and a return visit by Emily Robinson and Alex Phillips to play Schubert's `Wintereisse'. Pianists in the local area should note the formation of a new piano group for the Morecambe Bay area. Its next meeting is on September 29th. Please see the `contacts and links' page for further details.

Ashton Hall Lunchtime Concert - Wednesday 17th October at 12.30pm. 
The Lancaster music makers will present a programme of piano music at a fund raising concert in aid of restoration of the Ashton Hall's 19th century Steinway grand piano. Further details of the programme will appear shortly.

First Music Makers Concert - Friday 19th October at 7.45pm
The first Music Makers concert after the Summer break will be dedicated to the memory of Peter Croser, Lancaster Music Makers' long-serving and very supportive Honorary President (pictured left).          

Recital by Emily Robinson (soprano) and Alex Phillips (piano) - Friday 16th November at 7.30pm

We look forward to a return visit by Emily Robinson and Alex Phillips who will give a complete performance of Schubert's song cycle `Winterreise'.

Second Music Makers Concert - Friday 30th November at 7.45pm

Looking Ahead: 
There will be another Lakeland composers concert on March 1st 2019.

                     Happy music-making,
                                                                    Yours sincerely,

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