Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

Mary Tyler

2.00pm-3.00pm FREE with Mary in partnership with Age UK Islington. To book send an message to

A new summer holiday season of music appreciation begins on Friday 2nd July. Mary Tyler takes us on a trip through various musical styles. In partnership with Age UK Islington.

Join us in this online musical get together where Mary will perform and talk about different pieces of music. Themes include folk, opera, ballet, jazz and much more! Participants will also be welcome to join in the discussion.

2nd July. Sounds of Colour. Music round the colour wheel featuring the Blue Danube, Pink Panther and Yellow Submarine.

16th July. Music & Art. A selection of pieces inspired by artwork including music by Ravel and Schubert, and paintings by Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci.

23rd July. Musical Suites. From Bach to Gershwin, collections of short pieces through the ages.   

30th July. Introduction to the BBC Proms. To mark the first night of the Proms, this session will introduce composers on the 2021 programme.  

6th August. Film & TV. From Wallace and Gromit to Downton Abbey, popular songs from the screen.

20th August. Music for Special Occasions. From birthdays to Royal Weddings, music for a celebration.

27th August. The Roaring Twenties. Music from the 1920s featuring Gershwin, Stravinsky, and Louis Armstrong.

3rd September. Musical smiles. Music for laughter including Haydn’s Surprise Symphony, Flight of the Bumblebee and a Concerto for Typewriter and Orchestra

10th September. BBC Proms Finale. To celebrate the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday 11th September, we’ll hear some highlights from the summer series.  

User Reviews

Just to let you know Mary’s choice of music was good and a lovely mixture for everyone.

Good afternoon Healthy Generations! Thank you for the opportunity to see and listen to Mary Tyler. She is a completely new musician to me. I was very impressed by the natural, unaffected way of her presentation and by her choice of musicians and their music. I am not sure I appreciate listening to concerts and symphonies on solo instruments. It could be I am quite old-fashioned in my musical tastes! I felt ending the concert with Stravinsky’s “Fire Bird” was wonderful. Best regards and thank you again. Josefina Arcos

As usual, Mary presented a wonderful and relaxing afternoon of music. Many thanks. Jean.