British Music Society centenary

A concert and symposium celebrating the centenary of the British Music Society (now the Lyrebird Music Society), founded by Louise Hanson-Dyer in 1921, is to be held on 5 June (details on Evenbrite here).

The concert will include performances of English madrigals, French 18th-century airs, and chamber music by Gustav Holst, Peggy Glanville-Hicks and César Franck as well as a newly commissioned work by Kate Tempany. Hanson-Dyer herself is the subject of a forthcoming Lyrebird book based on the collection of her papers now held in the Baillieu Library at the University of Melbourne.

Picture credit: Clarice Beckett, Collins Street Evening (c. 1933).