At our February meeting we listened to ballet music featured in the Operas of Carl Maria Weber, Amilcare Ponchielli and Giuseppe Verdi. These were added to the performances usually after the third act of a four act opera and, in most instances, bore no relation the the content of of the operas concerned. We also heard heard ballet music by Debussy: ‘Prelude a l’apres Midi d’un Faune’, ‘The Perfect Fool’ by Gustav Holst and three Dance Episodes from ‘On the Town’ by Leonard Bernstein. We ended our morning gently swaying to the ‘Blue Danube Waltz’ by Johann Strauss Jnr. Our next meeting will be on the 31st March, 2017. We have a vacancy in the group and if you are interested in joining us, do please contact me. Geoff Moth.