At our August meeting we enjoyed a selection of Suites by Khachaturian, collected from his music for the Ballet and other theatrical performances. After refreshments, we listened to a spirited performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim. The amateur conductors in the group managed to contain themselves during the exciting final movement, although I did spot the occasional finger twitching in time with the music! Owing to a family occasion there will be no meeting in September, but I expect to be back as usual on October 28th at 10am. Geoff Moth.