At our August meeting we listened to music by Camille Saint-Sans. Starting with his less familiar Cello Concerto we moved on to his first Violin Concerto and followed this by the ‘Carnival of the Animals’, which was written to amuse his students at the Societe National de Musique which he founded in 1871 to promote the composition and performance of French Music. Moving on to the 2nd Piano Concerto we ended the morning with two familiar shorter pieces, ‘The Spinning Wheel’ and ‘Dance Macabre’, used for many years as the title music for Alfred Hitchcock’s TV programmes. Our September meeting will be on the 29th September. Geoff Moth.