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Harry Fahrbach

First Season [1913-1914]

This concert was repeated on March 1, 1914.

November 30, 1913
Overture from the Opera Ilka
Albert Franz Doppler

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

Serenade for Strings No. 2, in F major, Op. 63
Robert Volkmann

Suite from “Nutcracker”, Op. 71a
Piotr Iliych Tchaikovsky

December 28, 1913
Overture from the Opera Oberon, König der Elfen
Carl Maria von Weber

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Morgenlich leuchte” from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,
“Walther’s Prize Song”
Richard Wagner
[arr., August Wilhelmj]

Mazurka in E Minor, Op. 12
Schnecker
Frank Anthony Nicolletta, harp

Scènes pittoresques,
Orchestral Suite No. 4
Jules Massenet

January 25, 1914
Overture from the opera “The Magic Flute”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Vineta, Symphonic Poem
Hugo Kahn

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”
Felix Mendelssohn

Meditation from the opera “Thais”
Jules Massenet

Siguard Jorsalfar Suite
Edvard Grieg

February 22, 1914
The Star-Spangled Banner
attr. John Stafford Smith

Ouverture de Phèdre,
from the incidental music after Racine
Jules Massenet

Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, “The Great”
Franz Schubert

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Huldigungsmarsch
Richard Wagner
[completed by Joachim Raff]

Second Season [1914-1915]

November 15, 1914
Ruy Blas
, Concert Overture after Hugo, Op. 95
Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Wolfgang Aamdeus Mozart

Vineta, Symphonic Poem
Hugo Kaun

Ballet Music from the Opera Feramors
Anton Rubinstein

January 3, 1915
Coriolan, Concert Overture after Collin, Op. 62
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95,
“From the New World”
Antonín Dvořák

Abend im Hockgebirge, for Oboe, Horn, and Strings
[arrangement of Lyric Piece, Op. 68, No. 4]
Edvard Grieg

Am der Wiege, for String Orchestra
[arrangement of Lyric Piece, Op. 68, No. 5]
Edvard Grieg

L’arlésienne, Suite No. 2
Georges Bizet
[orchd., Ernest Guiraud]

February 7, 1915
Hamlet, Concert Overture after Shakespeare, Op. 37
Niels Gade

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97, “Rhenish” Robert Schumann

Ballet égyptien, Op. 12
Alexandre Luigini

“Huldigungsmarsch”
from Sigurd Jolsalfar Suite, Op. 56, No. 3
Edvard Grieg

April 11, 1915
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, “Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
Edvard Grieg

Suite from the incidental music to Rosamunde,
Fürstin von Zypern, D. 797
Franz Schubert

Overture from the Opera Oberon,
König der Elfen
Carl Maria von Weber

April 25, 1915
Hamlet, Concert Overture after Shakespeare, Op. 37
Niels Gade

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

L’arlésienne, Suite No. 1
Georges Bizet

Ballet Music from the Opera Feramors
Anton Rubinstein

Third Season [1915-1916]

November 14, 1915
Overture from the Incidental Music to
Goethe’s Egmont, Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, “Scottish”
Felix Mendelssohn

Jeux d’enfants,Suite, Op. 22
Georges Bizet

Dancesfrom the Incidental Music to Shakespeare’s Henry VIII
Sir Edward German

December 19, 1915
Overture from the opera “The Water Carrier”
Luigi Cherubini

Peer Gynt Suite No. 2
Edvard Grieg

Suite No. 1 from “La Source”
Leo Delibes

Symphony No. 100 in G major, HobI:100, “Military”
Franz Joseph Haydn

 

January 30, 1916
“Aus Aller Herren Lander” ( From Foreign Lands) Orchestral Suite, Op. 23
Moritz Moszkowski

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven

Overture from the opera “Der Freischutz”
Carl Maria von Weber

March 5, 1916
Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 “From the New World”
Antonin Dvořák

“Thy Name”
Mary Knight Wood

“Morgen Hymne”
Georg Henschel
Mrs. C. Raymond Van Reed, mezzo soprano
Edith Kraemer, pianist

“Mon couer s’ouvre à ta voix” from “Samson and Delilah”
Camille Saint-säens
Mrs. Van Reed and orchestra

Intermezzo No. 2 from the opera “Jewels of the Madonna”
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

Suite No. 4, Scènes Pittoresque
Jules Massenet

Fourth Season [1916-1917]

November 12, 1916
Nachklänge von Ossian,Concert Overture, Op. 1
Niels Gade

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, Pastoral
Ludwig von Beethoven

“Ahfors’è e lui quest’anima”from La Traviata
Gertrude E. Dunkleberger,soprano
Giuseppe Verdi

Four Norwegian Dances, Op. 35
Edvard Grieg

“The Star”
Rogers (Bernard?)

“I Came with a Song”
Frank La Forge

“Nightingale has a Lyreof Gold”
Whelplay

Gertrude E. Dunkleberger, soprano

Rene W. Irwin, accompanist

Entry March of the Boyars
Johan Halvorsen

December 31, 1916
Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 44
Robert Volkmann

Concerto forViolin and Orchestra No. 1
in G Minor, Op. 26 Max Bruch

Jules Falk, violin

Suitefrom the Ballet Coppélia
Léo Delibes

“Indian Lament” from Sonatina in G MajorforViolin and Piano, Op. 100

Antonín Dvořák

“Vogelals Prophet” (“Bird as Prophet”) from Waldszenen,
Op. 82, No. 7
Robert Schumann
[arr., Leopold. Auer]

Scénesde la Csárda
Jules Falk, violin
Jenö Hubay

Jubel-Ouvertüre,Op. 59
Carl Maria von Weber

 

January 21, 1917
Overture from the Opera Don Giovanni
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, “The Great”
Franz Schubert

“La Gitana”
Alphonse Hasselmans

“Priere”
Alphonse Hasselmans

Frank Anthony Nicolletta, Harp

Ausaller Herren Länder, Orchestral Suite, Op. 23 Moritz Moszkowski

February 18, 1917
“Grand Fantasie” from the Opera Faust
Charles Gounod

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 16
Edvard Grieg

Grace Hollenback, piano

“Morgenlich leuchte” from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,
“Walther’s Prize Song”
Richard Wagner (arr. Wilhelmj)

Dances from the Incidental Music for Neil Gwyn
Sir Edward German

Rhapsody in B Minor, Op. 79, No. 1
Johannes Brahms

Etude in C-sharp Minor, [Op. 10, No. 4 or Op. 25, No. 7]
Frédéric Chopin

“Liebestod” from the Opera Tristan und Isolde
Richard Wagner [trans., Franz Liszt]

Grace Hollenback, piano

Fifth Season[1917-1918]

October 28, 1917
Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90,“Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

“Charmant Oiseau” from Le Perle du Brésil
Félicien David
Franceska Kasper
 Lawson, soprano
Gile J. Willson
, flute obbligato

Devantla Madonne, Symphonic Poem
Jules Massenet

Praeludium for Small Orchestra
Armas Järnefelt

Danse macabre, Symphonic Poem, Op.40
Camille Saint-Saëns

“Spring”
Sir George Henschel

“My Lovely Cecilia”
Trad., Old English

“Swiss Echo Song” (“Schweizer Echolied”).
Karl Anton Florian Eckert
Franceska Kasper Lawson
,soprano
Elsie Hansen
,accompanist

Overture from the Opera LeRoi d’Ys
Edouard Lalo

December 9, 1917
Lyric Suite, Op. 54
Edvard Grieg

Caprice for Violin and Orchestra
Ernest Guiraud

Dr. Thaddeus Rich, violin

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op.55, Eroica
Ludwig van Beethoven

Air
Johann Sebastian Bach

Ronde des lutins
Antonio Bazzini
Dr. Thaddeus Rich
,violin

Ouverture triomphale
Anton Rubinstein

January 20, 1918
As You Like It,
Concert Overture after Shakespeare
John Knowles Paine

Variations symphoniques
for Violincello and Orchestra, Op. 23
Léon Boëllmann
Victor de Gomez, violoncello

Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 44
Robert Volkmann

“Adagio”
Francesco (Giuseppe) Pollini

“Gavotte”
Perrin

“L’Arlequin”
David Popper
Victor de Gomez, violoncello
John Tomney, accompanist

“Andante cantabile” from the First String Quartet,Op. 11
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
[arr. for cello and strings]
Victor de Gomez, violoncello

Ballet Music from the Opera Feramors
Anton Rubinstein

March 3, 1918
Carnival, Concert Overture, Op. 41
Koehn

“O du mein holder Abendstern” from Tannhäuser,
“O Star of Eve”
Horatio Connell, baritone
Richard Wagner

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Huntsmen, Rest” {perhaps “Jägers Abendlied” D. 215}
Franz Schubert

“In Questa Tomba Oscura” WoO133
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Meet Me by Moonlight”
Trad., Old English
Horatio Connell
, baritone
John Tomney, accompanist

“Dance bacchanale”
from the Opera Samsom et Dalila
Camille Saint-Saëns

Indian Dances
Charles Sanford Skilton

Sixth Season [1918-1919]

December 29, 1918
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 , “Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Concerto No.1 in G Minor, Op.26
Sara Lemer, violin
Max Bruch

Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op. 46
Edvard Grieg

“Ave Maria” D. 839
Franz Schubert
[arr., August Wilhelmj]

Waltz in A major
Johannes Brahms

Lullaby
Max Reger

Tambourin Chinois
Fritz Kreisler

Sara Lemer, violin

Edith M. Kramer, accompanist

Ouverture de Phèdre,
from the incidental music after Racine
Jules Massenet

February 2, 1919
Overture from the Opera Der Freischütz
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
in E-flat Major, “Triangle”
Franz Liszt

Chester Wittell, piano

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97, “Rhenish”
Robert Schumann

Fantasie-impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Op. 66
Frédéric Chopin

Prelude
Frédéric Chopin

Waltz
Frédéric Chopin

Chester Wittell, piano

Entry March of the Boyars
Johan Halvorsen

March 9, 1919
Hamlet. Concert Overture after Shakespeare, Op. 37
Niels Gade

“Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre—Toréador, en garde!”
(“Toreador Song”) from the opera Carmen
Georges Bizet

Otto Goritz, baritone

Ländliche Hochzeit, symphonic poem, Opus. 26,
“Rustic Wedding”
Karl Goldmark

“Si può?” from the opera Pagliacci, “Prologue”
Ruggero Leoncavallo

Der Wanderer, {D.493[?] or 649[?]}
Franz Schubert

Otto Goritzbaritone

Arthur Arndtaccompanist

“Intermezzo” from the opera
I gioielli della Madonna
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

“Danse Circassienne”
From the Ballet “La Source”
Léo Delibes

Seventh Season [1919-1920]

November 9, 1919
Overture from the Incidental Music for Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern, D. 797
Franz Schubert

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Camille Saint-säens
May Mukle, cello

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op.56, “Scottish
Felix Mendelssohn

Litany
Franz Schubert

Nautilus
Edward MacDowell, arr. Mukle

Elfen Dance
David Popper
Miss Mukle, cello
Russell F. Heilig, piano

Dances from The Incidental Music for Nell Gwyn
Sir Edward German

December 28, 1919
Overture from the Opera Le Roi d’Ys
Edouard Lalo

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22
Camille Saint-Saëns
D. Hendrik Ezerman, piano

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

Scherzo in E-flat Minor, Opus 4
Johannes Brahms

Berceuse in D-flat Major, Opus 57
Frédéric Chopin

{Hungarian [?]} Rhapsody No. 12
Franz Liszt
D. Hendrik Ezerman, piano

Slavonic March, Opus 31
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

January 25, 1920
Overture from the Opera Die Zauberflöte
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 31
Henri Vieuxtemps
Dr. Thaddeus Rich, violin

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven

Sérénade espagnole
Cécile Chaminade

Waltz
Alexander Glazunov
[arr., Thaddeus Rich]

“Perpetual Motion”
Hubert Ries
Dr. Thaddeus Rich, violin
Russell F. Heilig, accompanist

L’arlésienne, Suite No. 2
Georges Bizet

[orchestrated by Ernest Guiraud]

February 29, 1920
Overture from the Opera Oberon
Carl Maria von Weber

Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise, Op. 26
Franz Karl Doppler
John Wummer, flute

“Celeste Aida” Scene and Romanza from the Opera Aida
Giuseppe Verdi
Paul Althouse, tenor

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
Antonin Dvořák

“The Blind Ploughman”
Clark

“Duna”
McGill

“Do Not Go My Love”
Richard Hageman

“The Supreme Adventure”
Ward/Stephens
Paul Althouse, tenor
Charles Baker, accompanist

Shepherd’s Hey
Percy Grainger

Eighth Season [1920-1921]

November 28, 1920
Overture from incidental music to Racine’s
play Athalie, Op. 74
Felix Mendelssohn

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1 in G Minor, Opus 26
Max Bruch
Josef Stopak, violin

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Opus 67,“Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Song of India” (“Chanson Indoue”) from the Opera Sadko
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
[arr., Fritz Kreisler]

Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Giuseppe Tartini
[arr., Fritz Kreisler]

“Orientale” from the suite Kaleidoscope, Op. 50, No. 9
César Cui

Scherzo-Tarentelle in G Minor, Op. 16
Henryk Wieniawski
Josef Stopak
, violin
Rudolph Gruen, accompanist

Phaéton,symphonic poem, Op. 39
Camille Saint-Saëns

January 2, 1921
Overture from the Opera Don Giovanni
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“C’estdes contebandiers—Je dis que rien ne
m’épouvante” from Carmen,“Micaëla’s Aria”
Georges Bizet

Marie Sundelius, soprano

Ländliche Hochzeit, symphonic poem,
Op. 26, “Rustic Wedding”
Karl Goldmark

“Songs My Mother Taught Me”
from Gypsy Songs, Op. 55, No. 4
Antonín Dvořák

“Damon”
Strange

“The Bird”
Fiske

“Good Morning” Op. 21, No. 2
Edvard Grieg

“A Dream” Op. 48, No. 6Edvard Grieg
Marie Sundelius, soprano
Mary Well Capewell,accompanist

Carnival,Concert Overture, Op. 92
Antonín Dvořák

February 6, 1921
Overture from the Opera Der Freischütz
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5
in E-flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Ethel Newcomb, piano

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Ludwig van Beethoven

Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47
Frédéric Chopin

Études d’exécution transcendante d’après,
No. 3, “La Campanella”
Franz Liszt

An Artist’s Life, Concert Paraphrase
Johann Strauss, Jr.
[arr., Schuett]
Ethel Newcomb
, piano

Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite, Op. 56
Edvard Grieg

March 13, 1921
Symphony No. 100 in G major,
Hob. I:100, “Military”
Franz Joseph Haydn

Concerto for ‘Cello and Orchestra No. 2, Op. 30
Victor Herbert

Hans Kronold, ‘cello

Sakuntala, concert overture, Op. 13
Karl Goldmark

Kol Nidrei
Max Bruch

{Ungarische?} Rhapsodie
David Popper

Chanson Neapolitain {?}
Cassela {Alfredo Casella [?]}
Hans Kronold, ‘cello
Russell Heilig, accompanist

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in F minor
Franz Liszt

Ninth Season [1921-1922]

December 4, 1921
Ouverture de Phèdre from the Incidental Music after Racine
Jules Massenet

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn
Thelma Given, violin

Symphony in 4 A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

“Aus Aller Herren Lander” (From Foreign Lands) Orchestral Suite, Op. 23
Moritz Moszkowski

January 22, 1922
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Un di all’ assurro sapzio”
from the Opera Andrea Chénier
Umberto Giordano
Nicola Zerola, tenor

Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55
Edvard Grieg

“Thank God for a Garden”
Del Riego

“Mother Mine, What Must She Know”
Nutile

“O Paradis” from the Opera L’africaine
Giacomo Meyerbeer
Nicola Zerola, tenor
Russell Heilig
, accompanist

Ouverture triomphale, Op. 43
Anton Rubinstein

February 26, 1922

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759,“Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 16
Winifred Byrd, piano
Edvard Grieg

Danse macabre, symphonic poem, Op.40
Camille Saint-Saëns

“Vogel als Prophet” (“Bird as Prophet”)
from Waldszenen, Op. 82, No. 7
Robert Schumann

Etude heroique
Theodor Leschetizsky

“Improvisation”
from Twelve Virtuoso Studies,Op. 46, No. 4
Edward MacDowell

Étuded’exécution transcendante d’après,No. 3,
“La Campanella”
Franz Liszt
Winifred Byrd
, piano

Carnival, Concert Overture, Op. 92
Antonín Dvořák

March 26, 1922

Symphony in D Minor, Op. 48
César Franck

“C’est des contebandiers—Je dis que rien ne
m’épouvante” from Carmen, “Micaëla’s Aria”
Georges Bizet

Mary Mellish, soprano

Nutcracker Suite, Opus 71a
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Serenade”
Richard Strauss

“A May Day Carol”
Deems Taylor

“Pierrot”
Watts
Mary Mellish
, soprano
Russell Heilig, accompanist

Sakuntala, Concert Overture, Op. 13
Karl Goldmark

Tenth Season [1922-1923]

December 3, 1922

Hamlet,Concert Overture after Shakespeare, Op. 37
Neils Gade

Totentanz forPiano and Orchestra, Danse macabre
Franz Liszt
Willy Richter, piano

Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 44
Robert Volkmann

Sonetto104 del Petrarca
Franz Liszt

Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53
WillyRichter, piano
Frédéric Chopin

“Fête bohème” from Scènespittoresques
Jules Massenet

January 21, 1923

Coriolan,Concert Overture after Collins, Op. 62
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Salome’s Aria” (“Charme desjours passes” [?])
from the Opera Hérodiade
Jules Massenet

Amy J. Brumbach, soprano

Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944,“The Great”
Franz Schubert

“Bird of the Wilderness”
Horsman

“Nachtlied” (“Der Mond kommtstill gegangen”)
Robert Franz

“Love Song”
Amy J. Brumbach, soprano
Flegier

PeerGynt Suite, No. 1, Op. 46
Edvard Grieg

February 25, 1923

Jubel-Ouvertüre,Op. 58
Carl Maria von Weber

Fantasia {Fantasietta}
Eleanor Josephine Nicolletta, harp
Théodore Dubois

Symphony No. 1, Op. 4
Johan Svendsen

“Recollections”
Reynaldo Hahn
[arr., Eleanor Nicolletta]

Mazurka in E Minor, Op. 12
EleanorJosephine Nicolletta, harp
Schuecher

“Minuet” and “Farandole” from L’arlésienne,Suite No. 2
Georges Bizet
[orchd., Ernest Guiraud]

 

March 25, 1923

Overture from the Incidental Music
for Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern, D. 797
Franz Schubert

Ballade et polonaise, Op. 38
Florence Haenle, violin
Henri Vieuxtemps

Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
Ludwig van Beethoven

From the Canebrake, Op. 5, No. 1
Samuel Gardner

“Romance” from Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22
Henryk Wieniawski

“Spanish Dance” Op. 26, No. 8
Pablo de Sarasate
Florence Haenle, violin
Russell Heilig, accompanist

“Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068,
“Air on a G String”
Johann S. Bach

Shepherd’s Hey
Percy Grainger

Walter Pfeiffer

Eleventh Season [1923-1924]

January 20, 1924

Overture from the Opera Rienzi
Richard Wagner

“O zitt’re nicht, mein lieber Sohn!”
from the Opera Die Zauberflöte
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Marie Ivogun, soprano

Symphony No. 3
in E-flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica”
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Alfin son tua—Spargi d’amaro pianto”
from Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti

Marie Ivogun, soprano

American Fantasia
Victor Herbert

February 24, 1924

Overture from the opera Der Freischütz
Carl Maria von Weber

Symphony No. 100
in G Major, Hob. I: 100, “Military”
Franz Joseph Haydn

Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Minor
Henri Vieuxtemps

Hans Nixviolin

Finlandia, tone poem, Op. 26
Jean Sibelius

Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2 in C-sharp Minor
Franz Liszt

March 30, 1924

Carnival Overture
Keehn

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Hungarian Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra
(Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Tunes)
Franz Liszt

Russell Heilig, piano

Two Intermezzi from
the Opera I gioielli della Madonna
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

Ballet Music from the Opera La Gioconda
Amilcare Ponchielli

Twelfth Season [1924-1925]

November 2, 1924

LeonoreOverture No. 3, Op. 72b
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Dich theure Halle grüss’ ichwieder”
from the Opera Tannhäuser,“Elizabeth’s Greeting”Richard Wagner

Marie Tiffany, soprano

Symphony No. 9
in E Minor, Op. 95, “from the New World”
Antonin Dvořák

“My Lovely Celia”
Monro

“Nightingale Lane”
John Barnett

“Heartsease”
Gena Branscombe

Marie Tiffany,soprano

Russell Heilig,accompanist

SlavonicMarch, Op. 31
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

December 14, 1924

Overture from the Opera Mignon
Ambroise Thomas

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2
in G Minor, Op. 22
Camille Saint-Saëns

Gertrude Sternbergh, piano

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Ludwig van Beethoven

Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem after Lamartine Franz Liszt

February 13, 1925

Sakuntala,Concert Overture, Op. 13
Karl Goldmark

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.2
in D Minor, Op. 44
Max Bruch

Otto Wittich, violin

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90,“Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

“Ballet of the Sylphs” and“Rákóczy March”
from the Cantata La Damnation deFaust, Op. 24Hector Berlioz

March 29, 1925

Prelude from the Opera
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87
Johannes Brahms

Iris Trio
Willy Richter, piano
Hans Nix. violin
John Meyer, violoncello

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Thirteenth Season [1925-1926]

November 8, 1925

LeCarnaval romain, concertoverture, Op. 9
Hector Berlioz

“Ah fors’è lui quest’anime”
from the Opera La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi

Inga Julievna, soprano

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67,“Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

“ILove Thee” Op. 5, No. 3
Edvard Grieg

“When I was Seventeen”
Old Swedish Folksong

“Norwegian Echo Song”
Waldemar Thrane

Inga Julievna,soprano

Capriccioespagnol, Op. 34
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

December 20, 1925

Overture from the Opera Oberon
Carl Maria von Weber

Violin Concerto No. 8
in A Minor, Op. 47, “in Form einer Gesangszene”Ludwig Spohr

Paul Meyer, violin

LändlicheHochzeit, Symphonic Poem, Op.26,
“Rustic Wedding”
Karl Goldmark

HejreKati, Op. 32
Jenö Hubay

Paul Meyer, violin

NutcrackerSuite, Op. 71a
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

February 7, 1926

Introduction to Act III from theOpera LohengrinRichard Wagner

“Lohengrin’s Narrative” fromthe Opera LohengrinRichard Wagner

Rudolph Laubenthal, tenor

“Walkürenritt” from the Opera Die Walküre,
“The Ride of the Valkyries”
Richard Wagner

“Magic Fire Music” from the OperaDie Walküre
Richard Wagner

“Morgenlich leuchtend” from DieMeistersinger von Nürnberg, “Walther’sPrize Song”
Richard Wagner

Rudolph Laubenthal, tenor

Overture from the Opera Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner

March 14, 1926

Overture from the Opera Le nozzi di Figaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5
in E-flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Elly Ney, piano

Danse macabre, symphonic poem, Op. 40
Camille Saint-Saëns

Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57
Frédéric Chopin

Bolero in C Major/A Major, Op. 19,
“Souvenir d’Andalousie”
Frédéric Chopin

Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53, “Héroique” Frédéric Chopin

Elly Ney, piano

Overture solennelle “1812”, Op. 49,
“1812 Overture”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Fourteenth Season [1926-1927]

November 14,1926

Overture from the Opera Der fliegende Holländer Richard Wagner

“Pace, pace mioDio” from the Opera La forza del destino
Giuseppe Verdi

Phardie Wells, soprano

Symphony No. 2 in DMajor, Op. 36
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Rècitative etair de Lia” from the scène lyrique L’enfant prodigue
Claude Debussy

LePapillon
Félix Fourdrain

Phardie Wells,soprano

CapriccioItalien, Op. 45
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

December 12,1926

Carnaval in Paris
Johan Svendsen

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
Camille Saint-Saëns

Arthur Hartmann, violin

AlgerianSuite
Chester Wittell

Nocturne in C-sharpMinor, Op. 19, No. 1
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
[arr., Arthur Hartmann]

Minuet
Franz Joseph Haydn
[arr., Arthur Hartmann]

“Flight of theBumblebee”
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
[arr., Arthur Hartmann]

ArthurHartmann, violin

ChesterWittell, accompanist

Aufforderung zumTanze, Op. 65, “Invitation to the Dance”
Carl Maria von Weber
[orchesd., Felix Weingartner]

February 6, 1927

Overture from the Opera Die Zauberflöte
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 59 Klughart

John Meyer, cello

Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, “The Great”
Franz Schubert

“Cantabile,” Op. 14
Coltermann

“Minuetto,” Op. 33
Hugo Becker

“Träumerei” {Op. 15, No. 7 [?]}
Robert Schumann

Elfentanz, Op. 39
David Popper

John Meyer, cello

Willy Richter, accompanist

“Danse bacchanale” from the Opera Samson et Dalila
Camille Saint-Saëns

March 6, 1927

Coriolan, Concert Overture after Collin, Op. 62
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 3
in E-flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 16
Edvard Grieg

Gertrude Sternbergh, piano

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in F Minor
Franz Liszt

Fifteenth Season [1927-1928]

November 13, 1927

Overture from theOpera The Bartered Bride
BedřichSmetana

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 1 in E-flat Major, “Triangle”
Franz Liszt

Oscar Ziegler,piano

Symphony No. 3 in AMinor, Op. 53, “Scottish”
Felix Mendelssohn

“Rhapsodie” Op.119, No. 4
Johannes Brahms

Étude deconcert No. 3 in D-flatMajor, “Un sospiro”
Franz Liszt

“Man Lebt NurEinmal” Valse-Caprice
Johann Strauss
[arr., Carl Tausig]

OscarZiegler, piano

CaucasianSketches
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

December 4, 1927

Prelude from theOpera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

“Blick ich umherin diesem edlen Kreise” from the Opera Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner

“O du mein holderAbendstern” from the Opera Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner

Carl Schlegel, tenor

“Entrance of theGods into Valhalla” from the Opera DasRheingold
Richard Wagner

“ForestMurmurs” from the Opera Siegfried
Richard Wagner

“Siegfried’sRhine Journey” from the Opera Götterdämmerung
Richard Wagner

“Vorspiel undLiebestod” from the Opera Tristanund Isolde
Richard Wagner

“Wahn! Wahn! ÜberallWahn!” from Die Meistersingervon Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Carl Schlegel,tenor

Overture from theOpera Rienzi
Richard Wagner

January 22, 1928

Overture from the Opera Don Giovanni
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven

Michal Press, violin

Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

February 26, 1928

Overture to the Incidental Music from Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern, D. 797
Franz Schubert

“Die Allmacht” D. 852
Franz Schubert

“Du bist die Ruh” D. 776
Franz Schubert

Leonora Corona, soprano

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

“Casta Diva” from Norma
Vincenzo Bellini

Leonora Corona, soprano

Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Sixteenth Season [1928-1929]

November 18,1928

Overture from theIncidental Music for Goethe’s drama Egmont,Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Ozean duUngeheuer” from Oberon, Königder Elfen
Carl Maria von Weber

Gertrude Kappel, soprano

Variations on aTheme of Haydn, Op. 56a, “St. Anthony Variations”
Johannes Brahms

“DerLindenbaum” from Winterreise,D. 911, No. 5
Franz Schubert

“Doppelgänger”from Schwanengesang, D. 957, No. 13
Franz Schubert

“ImHerbst” Op. 17, No. 6
Robert Franz

Gertrude Kappel,soprano

Russell Heilig,accompanist

Symphony No. 6 in BMinor, Op. 74, Pathétique
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

December 9, 1928

EinSommernachstraum, concertoverture after Shakespeare, Op. 21
Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 7 in AMajor, Op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22
Henryk Wieniawski

Socrate Barozzi, violin

AkademischeFestouvertüre, Op. 80, “Academic Festival Overture”
Johannes Brahms

Jaunary 20, 1929

Overture from theOpera Benvenuto Cellini
Hector Berlioz

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann

Marion Rapp, piano

Symphony in DMinor, Op. 48
César Franck

February 10, 1929

Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Good Friday Music” from the Opera Parsifal
Richard Wagner

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in D Minor
Edouard Lalo

Willem Durieux, cello

Tod und Verklärung, Tone Poem for Large Orchestra, Op. 24,
“Death and Transfiguration”
Richard Strauss

Seventeenth Season [1929-1930]

November 10, 1929

Overture from the Opera Euryanthe
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Ludwig van Beethoven

Jacques Jolas, piano

Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
Frédéric Chopin

Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53
Frédéric Chopin

Jacques Jolas, piano

Donau-Walzer, Op. 314, “On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

December 1, 1929

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97, Rhenish
Robert Schumann

“My Heart is Weary” from the Opera Nadezhda
Arthur Thomas

Gertrude Forster, contralto

L’arlésienne, Suite No. 1
Georges Bizet

“Oh That It Were So”
Frank Bridge

“Songs That My Mother Taught Me” from Gypsy Songs, Op. 55, No. 4
Antonín Dvořák

“Blackbird Song”
Cyril Scott

Gertrude Forster, contralto

Russell Heilig, accompanist

Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

February 2, 1930

Overture from the Opera Fidelio, Op. 72c
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn

Josef Stopak, violin

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

España, Symphonic Rhapsody
Emmanuel Chabrier


February 23, 1930

Die Hebriden, Concert Overture, Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave”
Felix Mendelssohn

“Depuis le Jour” from the Opera Louise
Gustave Charpentier

Marie Sundelius, soprano

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven

Deux danses, for Harp and Strings, “Danse sacrée” and “Danse profane”
Claude Debussy

“Sleep that Flits on Baby’s Eyes”
John Alden Carpenter

“Ständchen” Op. 17, No. 2
Richard Strauss

“Life and Death”
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Marie Sundelius, soprano

Russell Heilig, accompanist

Overture from the Opera
Tannhäuser

Eighteenth Season [1930-1931]

November 23, 1930

Leonore Overture, No. 3, Op. 72b
Ludwig van Beethoven

Variations symphoniques for Piano and Orchestra
César Franck

John Erskine, piano

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms

Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 55, No. 2
Frédéric Chopin

Etude in A-flat Major
Frédéric Chopin

Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1
Frédéric Chopin

John Erskine, piano

“Venusberg Music” from the Opera Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner

December 14, 1930

Overture from the Opera Gwendoline
Emmanuel Chabrier

“Ah, Rendimi” from the Opera Mitrane
{Luigi [?]} Rossi

Celia Branzcontralto

Suite No. 2 for Orchestra, Op. 48, Indian Suite
Edward MacDowell

“Von ewiger Liebe” Op. 43, No. 1
Johannes Brahms

“Mausfallen Sprüchlein” from Sechs Lieder für eine Frauen Stimme
Hugo Wolf

“Night” Brown

“Clorinda”
Morgan

Celia Branz, contralto

Vltava, Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast, “The Moldou”
Bedřich Smetana

January 25, 1931

Ruy Blas, Concert Overture after Hugo, Op. 95
Felix Mendelssohn

Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Hans Kindler, cello

Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter”
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Prelude”
Frédéric Chopin

“Habanera”
Maurice Ravel
{arrd., “Habenera” from Rapsodie espagnole [?]}

“Flight of the Bumblebee” from the Opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

“Tarantella”
Alfredo Carlo Piatti

Hans Kindler, cello

Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald, Op. 325, “Tales from the Vienna Woods”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

February 22, 1931

American Fantasia {Pan-Americana?}
Victor Herbert

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1
in G Minor, Op. 26
Max Bruch

Yelly D’Aranyi, violin

A Night on Bare Mountain
Modest Mussorgsky
[arr. and orchesd., Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov]

“Arietta”
Giovanni Pergolesi
[arr., Adila Fachiri]

“Passepied”
Léo Delibes
[arr., {Louis [?]} Gruenberg]

“Hungarian Dance”
Johannes Brahms
[arr., Joseph Joachim]

“Spanish Dance”
Pablo de Sarasate

Yelly D’Aranyi, violin

Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Hans Kindler

Nineteenth Season [1931-1932]

January 10, 1932
Overture from the Opera Der Freischütz
Carl Maria von Weber

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, “Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Three Dutch Tunes of the Sixteenth Century
Arranged Hans Kindler

Overture from the Opera Rienzi
Richard Wagner

February 7, 1932
Overture from the Opera Le nozzi di Figaro, K. 492
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “from the New World”
Antonín Dvořák

“Chanson Russe” [?]
Modest Mussorgsky

Valse triste, Op. 44
Jean Sibelius

Finlandia, Tone Poem, Op. 26
Jean Sibelius

April 3, 1932
Overture from the Incidental Music for Goethe’s drama Egmont, Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Johannes Brahms

Prelude from Act III of the Opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

Prelude from Act III of the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Prelude from the Opera
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Twentieth Season [1932-1933]

December 4, 1932
Concerto for Organin G Major [First Mvmt.], BWV 592
Johann Sebastian Bach
{arr., [?]}

Symphony No. 8 in BMinor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

L’arlésienne,SuiteNo. 1
Georges Bizet

Symphonieespagnole, Op. 21
Edouard Lalo

George Ockner, violin

BoléroMaurice Ravel

January 15, 1933
Overture from theOpera Oberon
Carl Maria von Weber

“Largo alfactotum” from the Opera IlBarbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini

Herman Miller, baritone

Symphony No. 1 in CMajor, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven

“War”
{Bernard [?]} Rogers

“Romance” fromthe Opera Ariodant
Etienne-Nicolas Mehul

“Nonebut the Lonely Heart”Op. 6, No. 6, “Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

HermanMiller, baritone

RalphFisher, accompanist

“Entrance of theLittle Fauns”
Gabriel Pierné

“AndanteCantabile” from the String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Polonaise”from the Opera Eugene Onegin
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

February 12, 1933
Prelude from Act III of the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Orchestral Interlude from Act 1of the Opera
Das Rheingold, “Träume”
Richard Wagner

“Weiche, Wotan, Weiche” from the Opera Das Rheingold, “Erda’s Warning”
Richard Wagner

Rose Bampton, soprano

Prelude to Act III of the Opera Tristan und Isolde
Richard Wagner

“Entrance of the Gods into Vahalla” from the Opera Das Rheingold
Richard Wagner

“Meine Liebe ist grün” Op. 63, No. 5
Johannes Brahms

“Die Mainacht” Op. 43, No. 2
Johannes Brahms

“Von ewiger Liebe” Op. 43, No. 1
Johannes Brahms

Rose Bampton, soprano

Willy Richter, accompanist

Overture from the Opera Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner

March 26, 1933
Overture and Ballet Music from Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern, D. 797
Franz Schubert

“Marche Militaire”
Franz Schubert
{arr. from piano duet [?]}

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann

Gertrude Sternbergh, piano

Les Préludes, after Lamartine’s Méditations poétiques
Franz Liszt

Twenty-first Season [1933-1934]

January 14, 1934
Overture from the Opera Euryanthe
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Alice de Cevee, piano

Symphony in D Minor, Op. 48
César Franck

February 18, 1934
Cassation No. 1 in G Major, K. 63
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn

Gloria Perkins, violin

“Dream Pantomime” from the Opera Hänsel und Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck

“Moment Musicaux”
Franz Schubert
{arr., of piano work [?]}

“Polonaise” from the Suite from the Opera Christmas Eve
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

March 18, 1934
Prelude from the Opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

150th Psalm
César Franck

“Scene and Prayer” from the Opera Cavalleria rusticana
Pietro Mascagni

Reading Madrigal Society

Francesca di Rimini, Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Kyrie eleison
{Franz Xaver?} Richter

“O, Praise Ye God” [?]
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Planting Flax”
Alexander Gretchaninov

Reading Madrigal Society

Wein, Weib, Gesang, Op. 333, “Wine, Women and Song”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

April 22, 1934
Akademische Festouvertüre, Op. 80, “Academic Festival Overture”
Johannes Brahms

“Feldeinsamkeit” Op. 86, No. 2
Johannes Brahms

“Minnelied” Op. 71, No. 5
Johannes Brahms

“Sonntag” Op. 47, No. 3
Johannes Brahms

William E. Maier, baritone

Erma Kramer, accompanist

Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D Major
Johannes Brahms
[orchesd., Albert Parlow]

Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
Johannes Brahms
[orchesd., Albert Parlow]

Seigfried Idyll
Richard Wagner

“Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind!” from the Opera Die Walküre, “Wotan’s Farewell”
Richard Wagner

William E. Maier, baritone

“Magic Fire Music” from the Opera Die Walküre
Richard Wagner

Overture from the Opera Rienzi
Richard Wagner

Twenty-second Season [1934-1935]

December 9, 1934
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E-flat Major, “Triangle”
Franz Liszt

Elizabeth Zug, piano

“Hungarian March” from the Cantata La Damnation de Faust, “Rákóczy March”
Hector Berlioz

January 20, 1935
Coriolan, Concert Overture after Collin, Op. 62
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms

Stephen Hero, violin

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Finlandia, Tone Poem, Op. 26
Jean Sibelius

March 3, 1935
Overture from the Opera Iphigénie en Aulide
Christoph W. Gluck

“Sommi Dei” from the Opera Radamisto
George Frideric Handel

“Bel Piacere è godere fido amor!” from the Opera Agrippina
George Frideric Handel

Irra Petinamezzo-soprano

Sinfonia No. 3 in C Major, Wq 182/3, “Hamburg Sinfonia No. 3”
Carl Phillipp Emanuel Bach

“Intermezzo” from the Opera Khovanshchina
Modest Mussorsky

“L’amour est un oixeau rebelle” from the Opera Carmen, “Habanera”
Georges Bizet

Irra Petinamezzo-soprano

I pini di Roma, Symphonic Poem in Four Movements
Ottorino Respighi

April 7, 1935
Carnival, Concert Overture, Op. 92
Antonín Dvořák

Concerto for Contrabass and Orchestra
Domenico Dragonetti

Anton Torellocontrabass

“Vltava,” Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast, ”The Moldau”
Bedřich Smetana

Prelude from Act III of the Opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

“Grave” John Eccles

“Gavotte”
Lorenzitti {Paolo Lorenzani [?]}

“Polka-caprice”
Anton Torello

Anton Torello, contrabass

Russell Heilig, accompanist

Overture solennelle “1812,” Op. 49, “1812 Overture”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Twenty-third Season [1935-1936]

November 24,1935
Overture from theIncidental Music for Goethe’s drama Egmont,Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 1 in CMinor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra No. 2 in D Minor
Henryk Wieniawski

Gloria Perkins, violin

Frühlingsstimmen,
Johann Strauss, Jr.

January 26, 1936
Overture from theOpera Dido and Aeneas
Henry Purcell
[arr., Hans Kindler]

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Rosalyn Tureck, piano

“Intermezzi”from the Opera Igioielli della Madonna
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

“Triana” from Iberia
Isaac Albéniz

Etude in A-flatMajor, Op. posth.
Frédéric Chopin

Études d’exécutiontranscenante d’aprèsPaganiniNo. 3,
”La campanella”
Franz Liszt
[arr., Ferruccio Busoni]

RosalynTureck, piano

“PolovtsianDances” from the Opera Prince Igor
Alexander Borodin

February 23, 1936
Overture from the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Prelude from Act III of the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

“Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn!” from the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, “Wahnmonologue”
Richard Wagner

Friedrich Schorr, baritone

“Dance of the Apprentices” from the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

“Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla” from the Opera Das Rheingold
Richard Wagner

“Magic Fire Music” from the Opera Die Walküre
Richard Wagner

“Ride of the Valkyries” from the Opera Die Walküre
Richard Wagner

March 29, 1936
Overture from the Opera Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Otto Nicolai

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Johannes Brahms

Carl Friedberg, piano

“Dance of the Comedians” from the Opera The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

“Berceuse” and “Finale” from The Firebird Suite
Igor Stravinsky

PeerGynt SuiteNo. 1, Op. 46
Edvard Grieg

Twenty-fourth Season [1936-1937]

November 22, 1936
Carnival, Concert Overture, Op. 92
Antonín Dvořák

“Ozean du Ungeheuer!” (“Ocean, thou Mighty Monster”)
from the Opera Oberon
Carl Maria von Weber

Vera Covert, soprano

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

“Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” from the Opera Götterdämmerung
Richard Wagner

“Einsam in trüben Tagen” from the Opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

Vera Covert, soprano

Overture from the Opera Die fliegende Holländer
Richard Wagner

December 20, 1936
“Ouverture” from Orchestra Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067
Johann Sebastian Bach

John Fisher, flute

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Chester Wittell

Chester Wittell, piano

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor
Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D Minor
Johannes Brahms
[orchesd., Andreas Hallén]

Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

February 7, 1937
Overture from the Opera Le nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
Max Bruch

Iso Briselli, violin

Künstlerleben, Waltz, Op. 316, “Artist’s Life”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, Pathétique
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Twenty-fifth Season [1937-1938]

November 7, 1937
Overture form theOpera Der Freischütz
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Jose Iturbi,piano

“Vltava,”Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast, “The Moldau”
Bedřich Smetana

HungarianFantasia for Piano andOrchestra, (Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Themes)
Franz Liszt

Jose Iturbi,piano

“RitualFire Dance” from Elamor brujo

Jose Iturbi,piano

Waltzesfrom DerRosenkavalier Suite
Richard Strauss

January 16, 1938
Overture from theOpera Il segreto di Susanna
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

“Winterstürmewichen dem Wonnemond” from the Opera DieWalküre, “Songof Spring”
Richard Wagner

“Nothung! Nothung!Neidliches Schwert” from the Opera Siegfried,“Forging Song” or “Sword Song”
Richard Wagner

Paul Althouse,tenor

Symphony in D Minor
César Franck

SiegfriedIdyll
Richard Wagner

“Mein lieberSchwan!” from the Opera Lohengrin,
“Lohengrin’s Farewell”
Richard Wagner

Paul Althouse,tenor

Overture from theOpera Die fliegende Holländer
Richard Wagner

February 13,1938
NutcrackerSuite, Op. 71a
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Mischa Elman,violin

Symphony No. 4 in FMinor, Op. 36
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

March 20, 1938
“Herzlich tut mich verlangen,” Organ Prelude Organ Prelude, BWV 727
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Lucien Cailliet]

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Three Pianos and Orchestra in F Major, K. 242
Wolfgang A. Mozart

G. Clymer Brooke, piano

Miriam Weiss Heisler, piano

Gertrude Sternbergh, piano

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Ludwig van Beethoven

Twenty-sixth Season [1938-1939]

November 20,1938
Ouverturesolennelle, Op. 73
Alexander Glazunov

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn

Orlando Parera,violin

Symphony No. 7 in AMajor, Op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven

January 22, 1939
“Toccata”
Girolamo Frescobaldi

“V’adoro pupille”(“Es blaut die Nacht”) from the Opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto,
George Frideric Handel

“Che farò senzaEuridice!” (“Ach ich habe sie verloren”)
from the Opera Orfeo ed Euridice
Christoph W. Gluck

Gertrude Ritzinger,soprano

Symphony No. 4 in AMajor, Op. 90, “Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

“Feldeinsamkeit,”Op. 86, No. 2
Johannes Brahms

“SapphischeOde,” Op. 94, No. 4
Johannes Brahms

“Von ewiger Liebe,”Op. 43, No. 1
Johannes Brahms

GertrudeRitzinger, soprano

GiuseppeBamboscher, accompanist

“Clair de lune”from Suite bergamasque
Claude Debussy
[arr., Alfred Reed or Hubert Mouton]

Badinerie in FMajor
Arcangelo Corelli

España,Symphonic Rhapsody
Emmanuel Chabrier

February 19,1939
Overture from theOpera Ruslan and Lyudmila
Mikhail Glinka

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninov

WalterGiesekingpiano

DonJuan, Tone Poem for LargeOrchestra, Op. 20
Richard Strauss

Three Dances fromthe Incidental Music for Hugo’s LeRoi s’amuse {?}
Léo Delibes

“Dance of theBuffoons” from the Opera The SnowMaiden
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

April 23, 1939
Overture from the Incidental Music for Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern, D. 797
Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
Antonín Dvořák

Variations symphoniques for Piano and Orchestra
César Franck

Percy Grainger, pianist

“Polka and Fugue” from the Opera Schwanda the Bagpiper
Jaromir Weinberger

Twenty-seventh Season [1939-1940]

November 26,1939
Overture from theOpera Oberon
Carl Maria von Weber

Symphony No. 41 inC Major, K. 551
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6
Niccolò Paganini

Ossy Renardy,violin

“Dawn” and“Jubilee” from String Quartet on Negro Themes
Clarence Cameron White
[arr., unknown]

January 14, 1940
“Komm süsser Tod,”Hymn, BWV 478
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Leopold Stokowski]

Concerto for OrganNo. 1 in G Major [First Mvmt.], BWV 592
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., unknown]

Symphony No. 1 in GMinor
Vasili Kalinnikov

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271, “Jeunehomme”
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Guiomar Novaes,piano

Polonaise No. 3 inA Major, Op. 40, No. 1, “Military”
Frédéric Chopin
[arr., Alexander Glazunov]

March 10, 1940
Leonore Overture {No. 3, Op. 72b [?]}
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Il est doux, ilest bon” from the Opera Hérodiade
Jules Massenet

Marjorie Lawrence,soprano

Ballet Suite No. 1
Christoph W. Gluck
[collected and arr., Felix Mottl]

EnchantedLake
Anatoli Liadov

“Starke Scheiteschichtet mir dort” from the Opera
Götterdämmerung,“Immolation Scene”
Richard Wagner

Marjorie Lawrence,soprano

April 21, 1940
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39, No. 7 {16[?]}
Johannes Brahms
[arr., Felix Guenther]

Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 39, No. 15
Johannes Brahms
[arr., Felix Guenther]

“Polka” from the ballet The Age of Gold
Dmitri Shostakovich

Orchestral Interlude from Act 1 of the Opera Das Rheingold, “Träume”
Richard Wagner

Prelude from the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Andre Polah

Twenty-eighth Season [1940-1941]

December 1, 1940
Overture from theOpera Euryanthe
Carl Maria von Weber

“La fleur que tum’avais jetté” from the Opera Carmen,“Flower Song”
Georges Bizet

Giovanni Martinelli,tenor

Symphony No. 4 in EMinor, Op. 98
Johannes Brahms

“Scherzo” fromthe Incidental Music for Shakespeare’s play
Midsummer Night’s Dream,Op. 61, No. 2
Felix Mendelssohn

“O Paradis”from the Opera L’africaine
Giacomo Meyerbeer

Giovanni Martinelli,tenor

LesPréludes, after Lamartine’s Méditationspoétiques
Franz Liszt

January 5, 1941
Overture from theOpera Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini

Symphony No. 92 inG Major, Hob I: 92, “Oxford”
Franz Joseph Haydn

Concerto No. 1 forPiano and Orchestra in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Rosalyn Tureck,pianist

Overture from theOpera Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner

February 23,1941
“Chaconne” fromPartita No. 2 for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, No. 5
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Andre Colah]

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven

Mischa Mischahoff,violin

Symphony No. 6 in BMinor, Op. 74, Pathétique
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

March 30, 1941
Die Hebriden, Concert Overture, Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave”
Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, “Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

From Childhood, Suite for Harp and Orchestra
Harl McDonald

Edna Phillips, harpist [dedicatee]

[Note: Eugene Ormandy gave it its first full performance in Philadelphia on January 17, 1941 with Edna Phillips at the harp]

Prélude à l’Aprés-midi d’un faune
Claude Debussy

Künstlerleben, Op. 316, “Artist’s Life”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Saul Caston

Twenty-ninth Season [1941-1942]

November 30,1941
Overture from theIncidental Music for Goethe’s drama Egmont,Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms

Adolph Busch,violin

Symphony in DMinor, Op. 48
César Franck

January 4, 1942
Overture from theOpera Ruslan and Lyudmila
Mikhail Glinka

“Monologue” and“Hallucination Scene” from the Opera BorisGodunov
Modest Mussorgsky

Alexander Kipnis,bass-baritone

Romeoand Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker Suite,Op. 71a
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Excerpts from theOpera Boris Godunov
Modest Mussorgsky

Alexander Kipnis,bass-baritone

“PolovtsianDances” from the Opera PrinceIgor
Alexander Borodin

February 15,1942
AkademischeFestouvertüre, Op. 80, “Academic Festival Overture”
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann

Elizabeth Zug,piano

Symphony No. 3, TragicCycle for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra
Harl McDonald

Selma Amansky,soprano

Choral Societyof the University of Pennsylvania

March 22, 1942
Leonore Overture, No. 3, Op. 72b
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op. 56, “Triple Concerto”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Edith Braun, piano

Lea Luboshutz, violin

Elsa Hilger, cello

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

G’schichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325, “Tales from the Vienna Woods”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

“Neue Pizzicato-Polka” from the Operetta Fürstin Ninetta, Op. 449
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Thirtieth Season [1942-1943]

November 29, 1942
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2
Franz Joseph Haydn

Elsa Hilger, cello

“Entrance of the Gods into Vahalla” from the Opera Das Rheingold
Richard Wagner

España, Symphonic Rhapsody
Emmanuel Chabrier

January 10, 1943
“Elegie” and “Waltz” from the Serenade in C Major for String Orchestra, Op. 48
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Carroll Glenn, violin

Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

February 14, 1943
“Von Himmel Hoch, ” Organ Prelude, BWV 738
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Eugene Ormandy]

“Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” Chorale from Cantata No. 140, BWV 140
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Eugene Ormandy]

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Ludwig van Beethoven

Rudolph Ganz, piano

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

March 14, 1943
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
Antonín Dvořák

Pavane pour une infante défunte
Maurice Ravel

Peter and the Wolf, Symphonic Fairy Tale, Op. 67
Sergei Prokofiev

Mary van Doren, narrator

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in A Minor
Franz Liszt

Thirty-first Season [1943-1944]

November 28, 1943
Prelude from the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 16
Edvard Grieg

Ray Lev, piano

Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Johannes Brahms

January 9, 1944
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, Pathétique
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn

Bronislaw Huberman, violin

Pavane, Op. 50
Gabriel Fauré

Finlandia, Tone Poem, Op. 26
Jean Sibelius

February 13, 1944
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, “Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Keyboard and Strings No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052
Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A Major
Franz Liszt

José Echaniz, piano

“Intermezzo” and “Dance” from the Lyric Drama La vida breve
Manuel de Falla

March 26, 1944
Alexander Hilsberg, Guest Conductor

Overture from the Opera Die fliegende Holländer
Richard Wagner

Siegfried Idyll
Richard Wagner

“Prelude and Liebestod” from the Opera Tristan und Isolde
Richard Wagner

Le carnaval romain, Ouverture caractéristique, Op. 9
Hector Berlioz

Selections from the Operetta Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Donau-Walzer, Op. 314, “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Thirty-second Season [1944-1945]

November 12,1944
Overture from theOpera Euryanthe
Carl Maria von Weber

Symphony No. 2 in DMajor, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninov

WilliamKapell, piano

December 10,1944
Eight RussianFolk Songs
Anatoli Liadov

Kamarinskaya,Fantasy, “Russian Scherzo”
Mikhail Glinka

A Night on theBare Mountain
Modest Mussorgsky
[arr. and reorchd., Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov]

Capriccioespagnol, Op. 34
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

RomanticSymphony
Chester Wittell

January 20, 1945
Symphony No. 1 in CMajor, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Deh! vieni allafenestra” from the Opera DonGiovanni
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Eri tu chemacchiavi quell’anima” from the Opera Unballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi

Conrad Thibault,baritone

Préludeà l’Aprés-midi d’un faune
Claude Debussy

“Visionfugitive” from the Opera Hérodiade
Jules Massenet

“Votre toast”from the Opera Carmen, “Toreador’sSong”
Georges Bizet

Conrad Thibault,baritone

Excerpts from theCantata La Damnation de Faust,Op. 24
Hector Berlioz

March 11, 1945
Alexander Hilsberg, Guest Conductor

Overture from the Opera Oberon
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Frédéric Chopin

Witold Malcuzynski, piano

Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Richard Strauss

Night Soliloquy for Flute, Piano, and Strings
Kent Kennan

Les Préludes, after Lamartine’s Méditations poétiques
Franz Liszt

Alexander Hilsberg

Thirty-third Season [1945-1946]

November 25, 1945
Suite for Strings, arranged from the 12 Sonatas for Violin and Continuo, Op. 5
Arcangelo Corelli
[arr., Ettore Pinelli]

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, “Turkish”
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Robert Kitain, violin

Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Johannes Brahms

January 20, 1946
Overture from the Opera The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Muriel Kerr, piano

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

March 3, 1946
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

From the Lips of Memnon, Oriental Fantasy Overture
Chester Wittell

“Komm süsser Tod,” Hymn, BWV 478
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Charles O’Connell]

“Scherzo” and “Nocturne” from the Incidental Music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
Felix Mendelssohn

“Allegro vivace a movimento perpetuo,” Op. 11, “Moto perpetuo”
Niccolò Paganini
[arr., Eugene Ormandy]

G’schichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325, ”Tales from the Vienna Woods”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

March 24, 1946
Prelude from Act III of the Opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Joseph Battista, piano

Thirty-fourth Season [1946-1947]

November 24, 1946
Leonore Overture, No. 3, Op. 72b
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn

Tossy Spivakovsky, violin

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

January 12, 1947
Overture from the Opera Euryanthe
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 16
Edvard Grieg

Gertrude Sternbergh, piano

Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, Pathétique
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

February 2, 1947
Symphony in D Minor
César Franck

Prélude à l’Aprés-midi d’un faune
Claude Debussy

“In the Village” from Caucasian Sketches Op. 10, No. 2
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

“Prelude” from Partita No. 3 for Unaccompanied Violin, BWV 1006, No. 1
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., unknown]

Kaiser-Waltzer, Op. 437, “Emperor Waltz”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

March 16, 1947
Suite from The Water Music
George Frideric Handel
[arr., Eugene Ormandy]

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann

Shura Cherkassky, piano

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven

Thirty-Fifth Season [1947-1948]

November 23, 1947
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Leo Weiner]

Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
Robert Schumann

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninov

Gary Graffman, pianist

January 11, 1948
SymphonyNo. 1, Op. 25, Classical
Sergei Prokofiev

Concerto for Violincello and Orchestra No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2
Franz Joseph Haydn

Samuel Mayes, cello

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, Eroica
Ludwig van Beethoven

March 14, 1948
Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
Sergei Rachmaninov

“People’s Festival” from the Opera Colas Breugnon
Dmitri Kabalevsky

Two Dances from the Ballet Gayaneh
Aram Khachaturian

Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

April 18, 1948
Le carnival Romain, Ouverture caractéristique, Op. 9
Hector Berlioz

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Jacob Lateiner, pianist

Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Thirty-sixth Season [1948-1949]

November 28, 1948
Overture from the Opera Don Giovanni
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Ludwig van Beethoven

Claudette Sorel, pianist

Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Johannes Brahms

January 16, 1949
Overture from the Ballet Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43, “The Creatures of Prometheus”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Jean Sibelius

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms

Stephen Hero, violinist

February 27, 1949
Coriolan, Concert Overture after Collin, Op. 62
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 21
Frédéric Chopin

Menahem Pressler, pianist

April 3, 1949
Overture from the Opera Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

Five Russian Pieces
Louis Gesensway

“Adagietto” from L’arlésienne Suite No. 1
Georges Bizet

“Farandole” from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Georges Bizet
[orchesd., Ernest Guiraud

“The Swan” from Le carnaval des animaux, Op. 65, No. 13
Camille Saint-Saëns

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Thirty-seventh Season [1949-1950]

November 27,1949
Overture from theOpera L’italiana in Algeri
Gioacchino Rossini

Concerto No. 4 forPiano and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 70
Anton Rubinstein

Gertrude Sternbergh,pianist

Symphony No. 3 in FMajor, Op. 90
Johannes Brahms

January 29, 1950
Overture from theOpera Benvenuto Cellini,Op. 23
Hector Berlioz

Symphony No. 2 inB-flat Major, D. 125
Franz Schubert

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Soulima Stravinsky,pianist

DonJuan, Tone Poem for LargeOrchestra, Op. 20
Richard Strauss

March 12, 1950
Overture from theBallet Die Geschöpfe desPrometheus, Op. 43, “The Creatures of Prometheus”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in CMinor, Op. 67, “Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven

SzymonGoldberg, violinist

April 23, 1950
Prelude from the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

“Wahn, Wahn, Überall Wahn” from the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, “Wahnmonologue”
Richard Wagner

“Was duftet doch der Flieder” from the Opera
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, “Fliedermonologue”
Richard Wagner

Jan Gbur, baritone

Siegfried Idyll
Richard Wagner

Prelude from Act III of the Opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

Overture from the Operetta Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Pizzicato Polka, Op. 234
Josef (and Johann, Jr.) Strauss

Perpetuum mobile, A Musical Joke, Op. 257
Johann Strauss, Jr.

“Schatz-Waltzer” from the Operetta Der Zigeunerbaron, Op. 418, “My Darling”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

G’schichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325, “Tales from the Vienna Woods”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Thirty-eighth Season [1950-1951]

October 15, 1950
Overture from the Incidental Music for Byron’s Play Manfred, Op. 115
Robert Schumann

Concerto No. 3 for Violin and Orchestra in B Minor, Op. 61
Camille Saint-Saëns

Zino Francescatti, violinist

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms

December 10, 1950
Overture from the Opera The Voyevode, Op. 3
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Mildred Whitehill Richter, pianist

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

January 28, 1951
Le carnival romain, Ouverture caractéristique, Op. 9, “Roman Carnival”
Hector Berlioz

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann

Abba Bogin, pianist

Symphony in D Minor, Op. 48
César Franck

April 8, 1951
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050
Johann Sebastian Bach

Alexander Hilsberg, violinist

William Kincaid, flutist

Gertrude Sternbergh, pianist

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”
Antonín Dvořák

Prelude from Act III of the Opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

“The Mission,” Nocturne for Orchestra from San Juan Capistrano
Harl McDonald

Vltava, Symphonic Poem from Má vlast, “The Moldau”
Bedřich Smetana

Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Richard Strauss

Thirty-ninth Season [1951-1952]

October 21, 1951
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Johannes Brahms

Rosalyn Tureck, pianist

November 25, 1951
[Vladimir Bakaleinikoff, guest conductor]

Prelude from the Opera Khovanshchina
Modest Mussorgsky

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Frances Magnes, violinist

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, Classical
Sergei Prokofiev

Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

January 13, 1952
Overture from the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
Frédéric Chopin

Eloise Polk, pianist

Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
Sergei Rachmaninov

March 23, 1952
Overture from the Opera The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485
Franz Schubert

“Introduction and Allegro” for Harp and Orchestra
Maurice Ravel

Excerpts from Suite From Childhood for Harp and Orchestra
Harl McDonald

Edna Phillips, harpist

Suite No. [?] from Façade
Sir William Walton

“Three Dance Variations” from the Ballet Fancy Free
Leonard Bernstein

G’schichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325, “Tales from the Vienna Woods”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Fortieth Symphony [1952-1953]

October 19, 1952
LeonoreOverture No. 3, Op. 72b
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, Pastorale
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms

Anshel Brusilow, violinist

January 4, 1953
Overture from the Opera Die Zauberflöte
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Susan Starr, pianist

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Hector Berlioz

March 15, 1953
Academiche Festouvertüre, Op. 80, “Academic Festival Overture”
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Violincello and Orchestra No. 1 in in A Minor, Op. 33
Camille Saint-Saëns

Variations on a Roccoco Theme for Violincello and Orchestra, Op. 33
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Leonard Rose, cellist

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

April 19, 1953
Overture to an Italian Comedy
Arthur Benjamin

Homage, Op. 41
Paul Creston

Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Sinfonia concertante, K. 297b
Wolfgang A. Mozart

John DeLancie, oboist

Anthony Gigliotti, clarinettist

Sol Schoenbach, bassoonist

Mason Jones, hornist

Donau-Waltzer, Op. 314, “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Forty-first Season [1953-1954]

October 18, 1953
Concerto Grosso in D minor, RV [?]
Antonio Vivaldi
[arr., J. S. Bach {?}]

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Ignace Hilsberg, pianist

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

December 27, 1953
Prelude from the Opera Khovanshchina
Modest Mussorgsky

Symphony No. 5, Op. 47
Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21
Eduoard Lalo

Aaron Rosand, violinist

March 21, 1954
Overture from the Incidental Music for Goethe’s drama Egmont, Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Ludwig van Beethoven

Judith Jaimes, pianist

Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
Robert Schumann

April 25, 1954
Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
Max Bruch

Nathan Goldstein, violinist

“Nuages” and “Fêtes” from Nocturnes
Claude Debussy

Excerpts from the Cantata La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24
Hector Berlioz

Forty-second Season [1954-1955]

October 3, 1954
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Leo Weiner]

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Ludwig van Beethoven

Jerome Lowenthal, pianist

Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
Robert Schumann

November 21, 1954
Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504, “Prague”
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn

Henri Aubert, vioinist

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Polovtsian Dances” from the Opera Prince Igor
Alexander Borodin

January 15, 1955
Overture from the Opera Béatrice and Bénédict
Hector Berlioz

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
Frédéric Chopin

Gertrude Sternburgh, pianist

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

April 17, 1955
Overture from the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major, Hob I:102
Franz Joseph Haydn

“Einsam in trüben Tagen” from the Opera Lohengrin, “Elsa’s Dream”
Richard Wagner

“Dich teure Halle grüss ich wieder” from the Opera Lohengrin, “Elisabeth’s Greeting”
Richard Wagner

“Let My Song Fill Your Heart”
Ernest Charles

“A Dream,” Op. 48, No. 6
Edvard Grieg

“Chère Nuit”
Alfred Bachelet

Eileen Farrell, soprano

Der Rosenkavelier Suite
Richard Strauss

Forty-third Season [1955-1956]

October 16, 1955
AcademischeFestouverture, Op. 80,“Academic Festival Overture”
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Pianoand Orhestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Maryan Filar,pianist

Symphony No. 1 in EMinor, Op. 39
Jean Sibelius

November 27,1955
Overture from theOpera Fidelio, Op. 72c
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 4 inB-flat Major, Op. 60
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Michael Tree,violinist

January 15, 1956
Symphony No. 35 inD Major, K. 385, “Haffner”
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Seven PopularSpanish Songs
Manuel de Falla

Louise Parker,contralto

“Che faro senzaEuridice!” from the Opera Orfeo ed Euridice
Christoph W. Gluck

“Près desramparts de Séville” from the Opera Carmen,“Sequidillla”
Georges Bizet

“L’amour est unoiseau rebelled,” from the Opera Carmen“Habanera”
Georges Bizet

Louise Parker,contralto

Picturesat an Exhibition
Modest Mussorgsky
[orchesd., Maurice Ravel]

March 18, 1956
Le carnival romain, Ouverture caractéristique, Op. 9, “Roman Carnival”
Hector Berlioz

Symphony in D Minor, Op. 48
César Franck

Vltava, Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast, “The Moldau”
Bedřich Smetana

“Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1067, No. 2, “Air on the G String”
Johann Sebastian Bach

Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 11, No. 1
Georges Enescu

Forty-fourth Season [1956-1957]

October 28, 1956
Overture from the Opera Ruslan and Lyudmilla
Mikhail Glinka

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninov

Philippe Entremont, pianist

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, “Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

December 30, 1956
Overture from the Opera Oberon
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms

Oscar Shumsky, violinist

Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Antonín Dvořák

February 10, 1957
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Leopold Stokowski]

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann

Eileen Flissler, pianist

Don Juan, Tone Poem for Large Orchestra, Op. 20
Richard Strauss

Boléro, Ballet
Maurice Ravel

April 7, 1957
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Vltava, Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast, “The Moldau”
Bedřich Smetana

Perpertuum Mobile, A Musical Joke, Op. 257
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Pizzicato Polka, Op. 234
Josef (and Johann, Jr.) Strauss

Hungarian Dance, No. 1 in G Minor
Johannes Brahms

An American in Paris, Tone Poem
George Gershwin

Forty-fifth Season [1957-1958]

October 13, 1957
Prelude from theOpera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Symphony No. 4 in EMinor, Op. 93
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninov

Seymour Lipkin,pianist

December 29,1957
Louis Vyner, Guest Conductor

Overture from theOpera Die Freischütz
Carl Maria von Weber

Symphony in C Major
Georges Bizet

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Ludwig van Beethoven

José Kahan,pianist

“Galop” fromthe Masquerade Suite
Aram Khachaturian

HungarianRhapsody, No. 2 in C-sharpMinor
Franz Liszt
[arr., Albert Franz Doppler and Karl Müller-Berghaus]

March 9, 1958
Overture from theOpera La gazza ladra
Gioachino Rossini

Adagiofor Strings
Samuel Barber

Symphonieespagnole for Violin andOrchestra, Op. 21
Edouardo Lalo

Julian Olevsky,violin

OMagnum Mysterium
Tomás Luis de Victoria
[arr., Louis Vyner]

“Good FridaySpell” from the Opera Parsifal
Richard Wagner

RussianEaster Overture,Op. 36
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

April 20, 1958
Louis Vyner, Guest Conductor

Overture from the Opera The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

Pre-Classic Suite for Orchestra, Op. 71
Paul Creston

Algerian Suite
Chester Wittell

Aufforderung zum Tanze, Op. 65, “Invitation to the Dance”
Carl Maria von Weber
[orchesd., Hector Berlioz as “Invitation à la valse”]

Danse macabre, Symphonic Poem, Op. 40
Camille Saint-Saëns

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Forty-sixth Season [1958-1959]

October 5, 1958
Overture from the Opera Colas Breugnon
Dmitri Kabalevsky

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Johannes Brahms

Lee Luvisi, pianist

December 14, 1958
Overture from the Ballet Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201/186a
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Excerpts from the Ballet Romeo and Juliet
Sergei Prokofiev

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Ludwig van Beethoven

Anton Kuerti, pianist

February 1, 1959
Louis Vyner, Guest Conductor

Overture from the Opera Il segreto di Susanna
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violincello and Orchestra No. 2 in D Major, Hob VIIb:2
Franz Joseph Haydn

Elsa Hilger, cellist

Dances from the Opera The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

April 26, 1959
Die Hebrides, Concert Overture, Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave”
Felix Mendelssohn

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Norman Carol, violinist

Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Forty-seventh Season [1959-1960]

October 11, 1959
Overture from the Opera Benvenuto Cellini
Hector Berlioz

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune
Claude Debussy

La valse, Choreographic Poem
Maurice Ravel

November 29, 1959
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, Classical
Sergei Prokofiev

Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”
Felix Medelssohn

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 43
Sergei Rachmaninov

Susan Starr, pianist

January 10, 1960
Overture from the Opera Die Zauberflöte
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms

Zvi Zeitlin, violinist

Symphony Cévenole (sur un chant montagnard français), for Orchestra and Piano, Op. 25
Vincent D’Indy

Susan Starr, piano

March 20, 1960
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
George Frideric Handel

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Ludwig van Beethoven

Jean Casadesus, pianist

Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Forty-eighth Season [1960-1961]

October 16, 1960
Alexander Hilsberg, Conductor

Overture from the Opera Rienzi
Richard Wagner

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47
Jean Sibelius

William de Pasquale, violinist

El Amor brujo, Ballet
Manuel de Falla

La mer, Symphonic Sketches
Claude Debussy

November 27, 1960
Louis Vyner, Conductor

Overture from the Opera The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, “Haffner”
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Alborado del gracioso
Maurice Ravel

“The Swan of Tuonela,” Legend from Lemminkäinen, Op. 22, No. 3
Jean Sibelius

Pini di Roma, Symphonic Poem in Four Movements
Ottorino Respighi

March 5, 1961
Louis Vyner, Conductor

Overture from the Opera Die Entfürung aus dem Serail
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Ludwig van Beethoven

Peter Serkin, pianist

Symphony in D Minor, Op. 48
César Franck

April 23, 1961
Louis Vyner and Dr. Arthur E. Jones Conductors

Prelude from Act III of the Opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

“Polovtsian Dances” from the Opera Prince Igor
Alexander Borodin

Schicksalslied for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 54
Johannes Brahms

Reading Choral Society, Dr. Arthur E. Jones, conductor

Gloria in D Major, RV 589
Antonio Vivaldi

Rosalind Hupp, soprano

Suzanne der Derian, contralto

Reading Choral Society

Louis Vyner

Forty-ninth Season [1961-1962]

October 22, 1961
Ruy Blas, Concert Overture after Hugo, Op. 95
Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 88 in G Major, Hob. I:88
Franz Joseph Haydn

Rhapsody in Blue, for Piano and Orchestra
George Gershwin
[orchesd., Ferde Grofé]

Vladimir Sokoloff, pianist

Excerpts from the Háry János Suite
Zoltán Kodály

November 19, 1961
Seymour Lipkin, Guest conductor

Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Johannes Brahms

L’Horloge de Flore, Suite for Oboe and Orchestra
Jean Françaix

Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Seymour Lipkin, guest conductor

January 7, 1962
William Smith, Guest conductor

Overture from the Opera Le nozze de Figaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, “Turkish”
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Hidetaro Suzuki, violinist

Siegfried Idyll
Richard Wagner

Tzigane, Concert Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra
Maurice Ravel

Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Richard Strauss

William Smith, guest conductor

March 25, 1962
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E-flat Major, “Triangle”
Franz Liszt

Barry Farber, pianist

Madamoselle Angot Suite
Charles Lococq
[orchesd., Richard Mohaupt]

Fiftieth Season [1962-1963]

October 21, 1962
Overture from the Opera Ruslan and Lyudmilla
Mikhail Glinka
Louis Vyner, Conducting

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Wolfgang A. Mozart
Henry C. Smith, Conducting

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Henry C. Smith, Conducting

Susan Starr, pianist

December 2, 1962
Howard Hanson, Guest Conductor

Mosaics Howard Hanson

Kikimora, Op. 63
Anatoli Liadov

Concerto for Violincello and Orchestra No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
Camille Saint-Saëns

Lorna Munroe, cellist

Symphony No. 2, Op. 30, Romantic
Howard Hanson

January 6, 1963
Saul Caston, Guest Conductor

Overture from the Opera Euryanthe
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22
Camille Saint-Saëns

Gertrude Sternbergh, pianist

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms

March 17, 1963
Louis Vyner, Conductor

Coriolan, Overture for Collin’s Play, Op. 62
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano, Violin and Violincello and Orchestra in C Major, Op. 56
Ludwig van Beethoven

Vladimir Sokoloff, pianist

David Medison, violinist

Harry Gorodetzer, violincellist

Masquerade Suite
Aram Khachaturian

Les Préludes, after Lamartine’s “Méditations poétiques”
Franz Liszt

Fifty-first Season [1963-1964]

October 6, 1963
Toccata and Fuguein D Minor, BWV 565
Johann Sebastian Bach
[orchesd., Louis Vyner]

Symphony No. 4 in AMajor, Op. 90, “Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, “Turkish”
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Jascha Brodsky,violinist

Firebird,Concert Suite No. 2
Igor Stravinsky

November 17,1963
Symphony No. 1 in CMinor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

“Giunse alfin ilmomento,” Recitative and Aria from the Opera Lenozze di Figaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Bachianasbrasileiras No. 5 for Voiceand Eight Cellos
Heitor Villa-Lobos

“Tutte le festeal tempio,” Aria from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

“Ah fors’è luiquest’anima,” Recitative and Aria from the Opera LaTraviata
Giuseppe Verdi

Benita Valente,soprano

TheComedians, Orchestral Suite
Dmitri Kabalevsky

España,Rhapsody for Orchestra
Emmanuel Chabrier

January 19, 1964
Overture from theIncidental Music for Goethe’s drama, Egmont,Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven

Adagiofor Strings
Samuel Barber

ALincoln Portrait Aaron Copland

William E. Maier,narrator

“Introduction andMarch” from the Opera TheGolden Cockerel
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

“Three DanceVariations” from Fancy Free
Leonard Bernstein

Picturesat an Exhibition
Modest Moussorgsky
[orchesd., Maurice Ravel]

February 9, 1964
Overture from the Opera Oberon
Carl Maria von Weber

Symphony No. 1 in G Minor
Vasili Kalinnikov

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E-flat Major, “Triangle”
Franz Liszt

André Watts, pianist

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Fifty-second Season [1964-1965]

October 4, 1964
AcademischeFestivalouvertüre, Op. 80,“Academic Festival Overture”
Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 1 in DMajor, Op. 25, Classical
Sergei Prokofiev

“Nuages” and“Fêtes” from Nocturnes
Claude Debussy

“Mentre ti lascio,o figlia,” Concert Aria, K. 513
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“I Have Attainedthe Highest Power” from the OperaBoris Godunov, “Boris’ Monologue”
Modest Mussorgsky

“HallucinationScene” from the Opera BorisGodunov
Modest Mussorgsky

“Farewell, MySon, I am Dying” from the OperaBoris Godunov, “Boris’ Death”
Modest Mussorgsky

McHenry Boatwright,baritone

Rumanian RhapsodyNo. 1 in A Major, Op 11, No. 1
Georges Enescu

November 22,1964
Lecarnival romain,Ouverture caractéristique, Op. 9
Hector Berlioz

Symphony No. 9 in EMinor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
Antonín Dvořák

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23
Edward A. MacDowell

Allison Lee,pianist

L’ApprentiSorcier
Paul Dukas

January 17, 1965
OMagnum Mysterium
Tomás Luis de Victoria
[orchesd., Louis Vyner]

“Preludeund Liebestod” from Tristanund Isolde
Richard Wagner
[arr., Engelbert Humperdinck]

Concerto forViolincello and Orchestra No. 9 in B-flat Major
Luigi Boccherini

Harold Gorodetzer,violincellist

DonJuan, Tone Poem for LargeOrchestra, Op. 20
Richard Strauss

“Vltava,”Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast, “TheMoldau”
Bedřich Smetana

March 7, 1965
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, Eroica
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61
Camille Saint-Saëns

Young Uch Kim, violinist

“Polka and Fugue” from the Opera Schwanda the Bagpiper
Jaromir Weinberger

Fifty-third Season [1965-1966]

October 10, 1965
Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39
Jean Sibelius

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms

Sergiu Luca, violinist

Prelude from the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

November 21, 1965
Overture from the Opera Die Entfürung aus dem Serail
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Scherzo” from Eine Sommernachstraum, Op. 61, No. 2
Felix Mendelssohn

Seven Rumanian Folk Dances
Béla Bartók

Cinderella Suite No. 1, Op. 107
Sergei Prokofiev

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Johannes Brahms

André Watts, pianist

January 9, 1966
Overture from the Opera Der Freischütz
Carl Maria von Weber

Suite from Water Music
George Frideric Handel
[arr., Eugene Ormandy]

Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
Robert Schumann

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No. 2 in D Major, K. 314
Wolfgang A. Mozart

John Wummer, flutist

Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Richard Strauss

March 20, 1966
Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 36
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat Major, K. 364
Wolfgang A. Mozart

William de Pasquale, violinist

Joseph de Pasquale, violist

Madamoselle Angot Suite
Charles Lococq
[orchesd., Richard Mohaupt]

Fifty-fourth Season [1966-1967]

October 9, 1966
Symphony No. 5 in EMinor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
Max Bruch

Melvin Ritter,violinst

TheIncredible Flutist,Ballet
Walter Piston

November 6, 1966
Overture from theOpera Il segreto di Suzanna
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

“Intermezzo”from Act IV of the Opera Vanessa
Samuel Barber

Symphony in DMinor, Op. 48
Cesár Franck

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

John Browning,piano

January 22, 1967
Overture from theOpera Hänsel und Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck

Symphony No. 7 in AMajor, Op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Care selve,care, care selve” from the Opera Atalanta
George Frederic Handel

“Voi, che sapeteche cosa è amor” from the Opera Lenozze di Figaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Ah fors’è luiquest’anima” from the Opera LaTraviata
Giuseppe Verdi

Benita Valente,soprano

Ariosofor Strings
Peter Mennin

“Polka,”“Furiant” and “Dance of the Comedians” from the Opera TheBartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

March 12, 1967
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

“No, Oh Dio,” Aria
George Frederic Handel

“Say to Irene” from the Opera Atalanta
George Frederic Handel

“Lunge da Lei” and “Dei miei bollenti spiriti” from La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi

Jan Peerce, tenor

“Dance of the Apprentices” and “Entrance of the Masters”
from the Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

“Acadian Songs and Dances” from the Film Music for Louisiana Story
Virgil Thomson

“Dance of the Buffoons” from the Opera The Snow Maiden
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

“Tombe degl’avi miei” from the Opera Lucia di Lammermoor, “Tomb Scene and Finale”
Gaetano Donizetti

“Lamento di Federico” from the Opera L’Alresiana
Francesco Cilèa

“Addio alla madre” from the Opera Cavelleria Rusiticana
Pietro Mascagni

Jan Peerce, tenor

April 16, 1967
Simple Symphony, Op. 4
Benjamin Britten

Suite from the Ballet Swan Lake
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 46, No. 2
Antonín Dvořák

Suite from the Ballet Petrushka
Igor Stravinsky

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23
Edward MacDowell

André Watts, piano

Fifty-fifth Season [1967-1968]

October 22, 1967
Overture from theOpera Euryanthe
Carl Maria von Weber

Symphony No. 5 in CMinor, Op. 67, “Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Conciertode Aranjuéz for Guitar andOrchestra
Joaquín Rodrigo

Re de la Torre, guitarist

“PolovtsianDances” from the Opera Prince Igor
Alexander Borodin

November 19,1967
Overture from theMusical Candide
Leonard Bernstein

Vocalisefor Orchestra, Op. 34, No. 14
Sergei Rachmaninov

Symphony No. 4 in DMinor, Op. 120
Robert Schumann

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15
Johannes Brahms

LorinHollander, pianist

January 21, 1968
Overture from theOpera Le Nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto Grosso inG Minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Francesco Geminiani

Symphony No. 3 in FMajor, Op. 90
Johannes Brahms

TheUnanswered Question,Contemplation No. 1 for Orchestra
Charles Ives

Romeoand Juliet, Suite No. 1, Op.64bis
Sergei Prokofiev

TillEulenspiegels lustige Streiche,Symphonic Poem, Op. 28
Richard Strauss

February 18,1968
Toccata and Fuguein D Minor, BWV 565
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Louis Vyner]

Symphony No. 6 in DMajor, Op. 60
Antonín Dvořák
[First and Third Movements]

España,Rhapsody for Orchestra
Emmanuel Chabrier

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Sergei Prokofiev

LeonardPennario, pianist

March 31, 1968
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a
Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 88 in G Major, Hob. I:88
Franz Joseph Haydn

Künstlerleben, Op. 316, “Artists’ Life”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
in D Major, Op. 35
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Jamie Laredo, violinist

Fifty-sixth Season [1968-1969]

September 29, 1968
Overture from theOpera Ruslan and Lyudmilla
Mikhail Glinka

Symphony No. 40 inG Minor, K. 550
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Ombra mai fù divegetabile” from the Opera Serse
George Frideric Handel

“Sound analarm!” from the Oratorio JudasMaccabaeus
George Frideric Handel

“In fernemLand” from the Opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

“La fleur que tum’avais jetée” from the Opera Carmen,“Flower Song”
Georges Bizet

“Celeste Aida”from the Opera Aida
Giuseppe Verdi

Brian Sullivan,tenor

Rumanian RhapsodyNo. 1 in A Minor, Op. 11, No. 1
Georges Enesco

October 27, 1968
Overture from theOpera Donna Diana
Emil N. von Rezniček

Préludeà L’après-midi d’un faune
Claude Debussy

HáryJános, Suite
Zoltán Kodály

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann

AnthonyDiBonaventura, pianist

January 12, 1969
RuyBlas, Overture from theIncidental Music for Hugo’s Play, Op. 95
Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 1 in GMinor
Vasily Kalinnikov

“The RoseAdagio” from the Ballet SleepingBeauty
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Katharyn Horne andthe Men of the Manhattan Festival Ballet

“Waltz” fromthe Ballet Sleeping Beauty
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Pas de deux”from the Ballet The Nutcracker
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Eileen Jones andThomas Enckell, dancers

Soiréesmusicales, Op. 9, “RossiniSuite No. 1”
Benjamin Britten

KatharynHorne and Ron Sequoio, dancers

February 9, 1969
Overture from the Opera Le Nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30
Sergei Rachmaninov

André Watts, pianist

March 16, 1969
Italian Overture
Chester Wittell

Concerto for Violin, Violincello and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 102, “Double Concerto”
Johannes Brahms

Morris Schulik, violinist

Harry Gorodetzer, violincellist

Symphony No. 2, Mysterious Mountain
Alan Hovhaness

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Fifty-seventh Season [1969-1970]

September 28, 1969
La carnaval romain, Ouverturecaractéristique, Op. 9
Hector Berlioz

Symphony in C Major
Georges Bizet

Prelude and Quadruple Fugue for Orchestra, Op. 128
Alan Hovhaness

Concertofor Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op.73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven

MalcolmFraser, pianist

November2, 1969
SymphonyNo. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70
Antonín Dvořák

Vorrei spiegarti, oh Dio,Concert Aria, K. 418
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben” from the Singspiel Zaide
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Bachianas brasileiras No.5 for Soprano and Eight Cellos
Heitor Villa-Lobos

“O mio babbino caro” from the Opera GianniSchicchi
Giacomo Puccini

Benita Valente, soprano

Les préludes, afterLamartine’s Méditations poétiques
Franz Liszt

December 14, 1969
Die Hebriden, Concert Overture,Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave”
Felix Mendelssohn

L’arlésienne Suite, No. 2
Georges Bizet

Firebird,Concert Suite No. 2
Igor Stravinsky

Concertofor Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6
Niccoló Paganini

Franco Gulli, violinist

February 1, 1970
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 [Fourth Movement]
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Claire de lune
Claude Debussy
[orchesd., Louis Vyner]

Spielerei
Carl Stix
[arr., Eugene Ormandy]

“Tarantella,” “Mazurka” and “Can-Can” from the Ballet Laboutique fantasque
Gioachino Rossini
[arr., Ottorino Respighi]

“Che gelida manina” from the Opera La bohème
Giacomo Puccini

“Questao quella” from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

“Ladonna è mobile” from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

TheKing and I
Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
[arr.,Robert Russell Bennett]

KennethRiegel, tenor

“Danceof the Comedians” from the Opera TheBartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

Annen-Polka,Op. 117
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Tritsch-TratschPolka,Op. 214, “Chit-Chat Polka”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

“Lovein My Heart” from the Operetta Dielustige Witwe
Franz Lehár

Wien,du Stadt meiner Träume
RudolfSieczynski

KennethRiegel, tenor

Ouverturesolennelle “1812,” Op.49, “1812 Overture”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

March 22, 1970
Overture from the Opera Der Freischütz
Carl Maria von Weber

“The Swan of Tuonela,” Legend from the Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22, No. 1
Jean Sibelius

Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pas de Quatre, Divertissement
Cesare Pugni

Rita Brosh, Irene Strickler, Eileen Jones, and Peggy Florin, dancers

Blomsterfesten i Genzano
Gustav Helsted

Diana Byer, James DeBolt, dancers

“Pas de deux” from the Ballet The Sleeping Beauty “The Blue Bird and Princess Florine”
Piotr Iyich Tchaikovsky

Eileen Jones, Michael Falotico, dancers

Manhatten Festival Ballet Ensemble

April 12, 1970
Overture from the Incidental Music to Goethe’s Egmont, Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Vltava” Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast, “The Moldau”
Bedrich Smetana

New York Profiles
Norman Dello Joio

El sombrero de tres picos, Suite No. 2
Manuel de Falla

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2
in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Johannes Brahms

John Browning, pianist

Fifty-eighth Season [1970-1971]

October11, 1970
FestiveOverture, Op.96
Dmitri Shostakovich

SymphonyNo. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, “Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concertofor Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C Major, K. 299
Wolfgang A. Mozart

RayKauffman,flutist

MarilynCostello, harpist

“Valse”and “Rhythm” from Four Centuries Suite
Eric Coates

November1, 1970
DanceOverture
Paul Creston

SymphonyNo. 1 in D Major, “Titan” [Second and Third Movements]
Gustav Mahler

“RittenhouseSquare” from Four Squares ofPhiladelphia
Louis Gesensway

“Nonpiù endrai” from the Opera LeNozze di Figaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Madamina!Il catalogo è questo” from the Opera DonGiovanni, “Catalog Aria”
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Diebeiden Grenadiere,” Op. 49, No. 1
Robert Schumann

“Vousqui faites l’endormie” from the Opera Faust,“Mephistopheles’ Serenade”
Charles Gounod

“Farewell,my Son, I am Dying” from the Opera BorisGodunov, “Boris’ Death”
Modest Mussorgsky

JeromeHines, bass

Prelude from the Opera DieMeistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

December 13, 1970
SymphonyNo. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven

Preludefrom the Opera Irmelin
Frederick Delius

“Voi,che sapete che cosa è amor” from the Opera LeNozze di Figaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Nonsò più cosa son” from the Opera LeNozze di Figaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Adieu,fôrets” from the Opera TheMaid of Orléans (Jeanned’Arc), “Joan’s Aria”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Moncoeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from the Opera Samsonet Dalila
Camille Saint-Saëns

“L’amourest un oiseau rebelle” from the Opera Carmen,“Habanera”
Georges Bizet

“Lestringles des sistres tintaient” from the Opera Carmen,“Gypsy Song”
Georges Bizet

MildredMiller, mezzo-soprano

NutcrackerSuite, Op.71a
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

January10, 1971
Preludefrom the Opera Khovanshchina
Modest Mussorgsky

SymphonyNo. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “from the New World”
Antonín Dvořak

Concertofor Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 32
Franz Xaver Scharwenka

EarlWild, pianist

February 21, 1971
Overture from the Opera La gazza ladra
Gioachino Rossini

“Allegro molto vivace” from Symphony No. 6 in B Minor
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Siciliana” and “Vava il vino” from the opera Cavalleria rusticana
Pietro Mascagni

“Salut! demeure chaste et pure” from the opera Faust
Charles Gounod

Kenneth Riegel, tenor

Madamoselle Angot Suite
Charles Lococq
[orchesd., Richard Mohaupt]

“Furiant” from the Opera The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

Donau-Walzer, Op. 314, “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume
Rudolf Sieczynski

Kenneth Riegel, tenor

The Lord’s Prayer
Albert Hay Malotte

“Polovtsian Dances” from the Opera Prince Igor
Alexander Borodin

Battle Hymn of the Republic
William Steffe/Julia Ward Howe
[arr., Peter J. Wilhousky]

Kenneth Riegel, tenor

Reading Choral SocietyDr. Peter LaManna, director

March 28, 1971
Overture from the Opera Il segreto di Susanna
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

Adagio for Strings Samuel Barber

Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Sergei Rachmaninov

Gertrude Sternbergh, pianist

Fifty-ninth Season [1971-1972]

October10, 1971
Overtureafter Sheridan’s The School for Scandal, Op. 5
Samuel Barber

Symphonyin D Minor, Op. 48
César Franck

Concertofor Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
Frédéric Chopin

SusanStarr, pianist

November7, 1971
Carnival,Concert Overture, Op. 92
Antonín Dvořák

TheHoly City,Op. 218
Alan Hovhaness

SymphonyNo. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Ludwing van Beethoven

Conciertoandaluz forFour Guitars and Orchestra
Joaquín Rodrigo

TheRomeros, guitarists

December12, 1971
Overturefrom the Opera Guillaume Tell,“William Tell”
Giachino Rossini

Suitefrom The Plough that Broke thePlains
Virgil Thomson

“JamaicanRumba” from Two JamaicanPieces
Arthur Benjamin

DonJuan, TonePoem for Large Orchestra, Op. 20
Richard Strauss

“Waltzof the Flowers” from the Ballet TheNutcracker, Op. 71
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

SandraBalestracci, Ellen Glemby, Chester Roberts, Dennis Seeto,dancers

“Pasde Dauz” fromthe Ballet Le Corsair
Riccardo Drigo

RoseMarie Menes, Conrad Ludlow, dancers

“Danceof the Mirlitons (Flutes)” and “Trépak” from the Ballet TheNutcracker, Op. 71
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Antichedanze ed arie per liuto,Set I “Ancient Airs and Dances”
Ottorino Respighi

SandraBalestracci, Rose Marie Menes, Ellen Glemby, Chester Roberts, JohnFogarty, Dennis Seeto, with guest artist Conrad Ludlow,dancers[Ballet Brio]

January 16, 1972
Overture from the Singspiel Die Entfürung aus dem Serail
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, “Air on a G String”
Johann Sebastian Bach

Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
Robert Schumann

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Ruggiero Ricci, violinist

March 12, 1972
Overture from the Opera The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

“Nuages” and “Fêtes” from Nocturnes
Claude Debussy

Symphony No. 2 in B Minor
Alexander Borodin

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
Frédéric Chopin

Jerome Lowenthal, pianist

April 16, 1972
Suite from Water Music
George Frideric Handel
[arr., Eugene Ormandy]

Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60
Sergei Prokofiev

“Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” from the Opera Die Zauberflöte
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erder,” “Von der Jugend” and “Der Trunkene im Frühling” from Das Lied von der Erde
Gustav Mahler

Kenneth Riegel, tenor

“Polka and Fugue” from the Opera Schwanda the Bagpiper
Jaromir Weinberger

Sixtieth Season [1972-1973]

September 24, 1972
Prelude from Act IIIof the Opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

“Prelude undLiebestod”
from the Opera Tristan undIsolde
Richard Wagner
[arr., by Engelbert Humperdinck]

Symphony No. 8 in BMinor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

“Non sò più cosason”
from the Opera Le nozze diFigaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Sì.Mi chiamano Mimì” from the Opera Labohème
Giacomo Puccini

“Piangea cantando”[“Willow Song”] and
“Ave Maria” from the Opera Otello
Giuseppi Verdi

“Caro nome” fromthe Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppi Verdi

Benita Valente,soprano

DerRosenkavalierSuite
Richard Strauss

October 29, 1972
Overture From theOpera Carmen
Georges Bizet

Ballet Music from theOpera Faust
Charles Gounod

TheComediansSuite, Op. 26
Dmitri Kabalevsky

“Waltz,”“Mazurka” and “Galop” from the
Incidental Music for Lermontov’s Masquerade
Aram Khachaturian

CarminaBurana,Scenic Cantata
Carl Orff

TheReading Choral Society;Peter LaManna, director

December 10, 1972

APennsylvania Overture
Louis Gesensway

Symphony No. 1 in EMinor, Op. 39
Jean Sibelius

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 1
in D Minor , Op. 15
Johannes Brahms

JohnBrowning,pianist

January 21, 1973
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Faint Echo of My Youth,” from the Opera
Eugene Onegin, “Lenski’s Aria”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nicolai Gedda, tenor

Epigraph for Orchestra
Norman Dello Joio

“De mon amie, fleur endormie” from the Opera
Les pêcheurs de perles, “Nadir’s Romance”
Georges Bizet

“Pourquoi me réveiller?”
from the Opea Werther
Jules Massanet

Nicolai Gedda, tenor

“Ritual Fire Dance” from the Ballet El Amor brujo
Manuel de Falla

“Questa o quella” from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

“Ella mi fù rapita” from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

Nicolai Gedda, tenor

March 4, 1973
32 Variations on an Original Theme
in C Minor for Piano, WoO 80
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat minor,
Op. 23
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
André Watts, pianist

Lincoln Portrait for Speaker and Orchestra
Aaron Copland

André Watts, speaker

Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra
Franz Liszt

André Watts, pianist

March 25. 1973
New England Triptych, Three Pieces
after William Billings for Orchestra
William Schuman

Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
in E Minor, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn

Franco Gulli, violinist

Sixty-first Season [1973-1974]

October 14, 1973
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op.64
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto No. 4 in Eflat Major
for Horn and Orchestra, K495
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Nolan Miller,hornist

ChichesterPsalms
for High Voice, Chorus and Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein
{?}, [countertenor]

ReadingChoral Society; Dr. Peter LaManna,conducting

November 18, 1973
Symphony No. 1 in CMinor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for TwoPianos and Orchestra in D MinorFrancis Poulenc

DieFledermaus,arr. for two pianos and orchestraJohann Strauss, Jr.
[arranged by Pierre Luboshutz]
Jeffrey and Ronald Marlowe
, pianists

December 9, 1973
A Night on theBare Mountain
Modest Moussorgsky
[arr. and orchesd.,Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov]

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47
Jean Sibelius
Daniel Heifetz, violin

“Arab Village”
from Seven Studies on Themes ofPaul Klee
Gunther Schuller

“Dance of theBuffoons”
from the Opera The Snow Maiden
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Fantasiaon Greensleeves
Ralph Vaughan Williams
[arranged by Ralph Greaves]

Soiréesmusicales,Op. 9, “Rossini Suite No. 1”Benjamin Britten

January 20, 1974
Musicfor the Royal Fireworks, HWV351
George Frideric Handel
[arr., Sir Hamilton Harty]

Toccata and Fugue inD Minor, BWV 565
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Louis Vyner]

Symphony No. 104
in D Major, Hob. I:104, “London”
Franz Joseph Haydn

Boléro,Ballet
Maurice Ravel

Luis Montero, ElenaSantana, Luis Porcel,
Pablo Rodarte, Maira Miranda, Esther,dancers

LaVida breve,Lyric Drama Manuel de Falla

Jose Molina,dancer

“Dance of theComedians”
from the Opera The BarteredBride
Bedřich Smetana

{Popular Number}
The Romeros

Jose Molina withAntonio Villanaeva,
Beltran Espinosa, Jesus de Araceli,dancers

España,Symphonic Rhapsody
Emmanuel Chabrier

JoseMolina and Company; Jose Molina, Bailes Espanoles

February 17, 1974
Overture from theRadio Opera
The Old Maid and the Thief
Gian Carlo Menotti

TriploConcerto a Tre
Gian Carlo Menotti
Charles Rex
, violin
Juan Wolfgang Granat
, viola
Saumuel Belenko
,violincello
Randy Cook
, oboe
Ignatius Gennusa
, clarinet
Kathleen White
, bassoon
Mary Elizabeth Gale
, harp
Peter Orth
, piano
Alan Abel
, percussion

CinderellaSuite No. 1, Op. 107
Sergei Prokofiev

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 2
in C Minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Byron Janis, piano

March 17, 1974
Fanfare for the Common Man
Aaron Copland

Symphony No. 2, Op. 132, Mysterious Mountain
Alan Hovhaness

Excerpts from the Ballet
The Swan Lake, Op. 20
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Una furtiva lagrima”
from the Opera L’elisir d’amore
Gaetano Donizetti

“Ecco, ridente in cielo”
from the Opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini

“Un’ aura amorosa”
from the Opera Così fan tutte
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Sie meco avverso il fato”
from the Opera Il Templario
Otto Nicolai

“Per quella dolce immagine”
from the Opera Il Templario
Otto Nicolai

Bruce Brewer, tenor

Prelude from the Opera
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Sixty-second Season [1974-1975]

September 22, 1974
Ray Kauffman,guest conductor

Symphony No. 4 in FMinor, Op. 36
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 25
in C Major, K. 503
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 1
in E-flat Major, “Triangle”
Franz Liszt

Misha Dichter, pianist

October 27, 1974
AkademischeFestouvertüre,Op. 80,
“Academic Festival Overture”
Johannes Brahms

Variationson “America”
Charles Ives
[orchesd., William Schuman]

MerryMount Suite,
from the Opera “The Merry Mount”
Howard Hanson

“Alleluia” fromthe Motet
Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Una voce poco fa”from Il Barbiere di SivigliaGioachino Rossini

“Regnava nelsilenzio” and “Quando rapito in estasi”
from the Opera Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti

“Caro nome” fromthe Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

Bella Rudenko,soprano

“PolovtsianDances” from the Opera Prince Igor
Alexander Borodin

November 24, 1974
Overture from theOpera Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner

Symphony No. 1 in GMinor
Vasili Kalinnikov

Symphonyof Psalms forChorus and Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky

TheReading Choral Society;Dr. Peter LaManna, director

January 19, 1975
Overture from the OperaIl Barbiere di Siviglia
Giacomo Rossini

Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune
Claude Debussy

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Farandole” from L’arlésienne Suite, No. 2
Georges Bizet

Schelomo, Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello with Orchestra
Ernest Bloch

Christine Walevska, cellist

“Walkürenritt” from the Opera Die Walküre,
“Ride of the Valkyries”
Richard Wagner

March 16, 1975
Overture from the OperaEuryanthe
Carl Maria von Weber

Symphony No.88 in G Major, Hob. I:88
Franz Joseph Haydn

Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 11, No. 1
Georges Enesco

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms

Geoffrey Michaels, violinist

April 13, 1975
Overture from the Incidental Music to
Goethe’s Drama Egmont
Ludwig van Beethoven

Don Juan, Tone Poem for Large Orchestra, Op. 20 Richard Strauss

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Major Maurice Ravel

Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra,
“Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Tunes”
Franz Liszt

Jorge Bolet, pianist

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Sixty-third Season [1975-1976]

September 13, 1975
Symphony No. 8 in FMajor, Op. 93
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 2
in D Minor, Op. 23
Edward MacDowell

André Watts,pianist

SimpleSymphony, Op.4
Benjamin Britten

Rhapsodyin Blue forPiano and Orchestra
George Gershwin
[orchesd., Ferde Grofé]
André Watts
, pianist

October 19, 1975
Concerto Grosso in GMajor, Op. 6, No. 1
George Frideric Handel

TheHoly City,Op. 218
Alan Hovhaness

Symphony No.2 in DMajor, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms

Serenade No. 13 in GMajor, K. 525,
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Wolfgang AmadeusMozart

Leboeuf sur le toit,Op. 58
Darius Milhaud

ClaudeKipnis Mime Theatre

January 11, 1976
Fantasiaon a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ralph VaughanWilliams

Picturesat an Exhibition
Modest Moussorgsky
[orchesd., LeopoldStokowski]

“Ah! per sempre”from the Opera I puritaniVincenzo Bellini

“Per me giunto”from the Opera Don Carlo
Giuseppe Verdi

John Darrenkamp, baritone

“Battle Hymnof the Republic”
William Steffe
[arr., Peter J. Wilhousky]

The Reading MadrichorChamber Choir; Donald Reber,director

Balladfor Americansfor Baritone Solo,
Mixed Chorus and Orchestra
Earl Robinson
[John LaTouche, lyrics]

JohnDarren Kamp,baritone

The Reading Madrichor Chamber Choir; Donald Reber, director

February 22, 1976
Songs of the Tulpehocken
Stephen Douglas Burton

Kenneth Riegel, tenor

Stephen Bouglas Burton, conductor
World Première

March 7, 1976
Serenade No. 8 in D Major, K. 286,
Notturno
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Henry Gass, Wes Fisher, Ray Kauffman, assisting conductors

Desolate City
Richard Yardumian

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Aram Khachaturian
James Grasek, violin

Suite from the Opera The Golden Cockerel
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

March 28, 1976
Victor Borge, Guest Conductor

“Main Title” from the Film Music
for Captain Blood
Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Songs of Kurt Weill
Kurt Weill
[arr., Victor Borge]

Victor Borge, piano

Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5
Sergei Rachmaninov

Victor Borge, piano

“Regnava nel silenzio”
from the Opera Lucia di Lammmermoor
Gaetano Donizetti

“Je veux vivre,” from the Opera Roméo et Juliette
Charles Gounod

Marilyn Mulvey, soprano

Triumphal March in E-flat Major, Op. 40
Alexander Glazanov

Sidney Rothstein

Sixty-fourth Season [1976-1977]

September 18, 1976
Louis Vyner, Conductor

Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6. No. 4
Georg Frederic Handel

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op.55, Eroica
Ludwig van Beethoven

“The Man I Love” from the ballet Who Cares?
George Gershwin
[originally for the Musical Lady,be Good]

“Embraceable You”
George Gershwin
[originally for the unproduced Musical Eastis West]

Dances from Opera TheBartered Bride
BedřichSmetana

“Andante” fromString Symphony No.9 in C Major
Felix Mendelssohn

“Allegro” and“Pas de deux”
from the Ballet Stars andStripes
John Philip Sousa
[orchesd., Hershey Kay]

October 10, 1976
Sidney Rothstein, Conductor

Overture from theBallet
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus
Ludwig van Beethoven

Firebird,Concert Suite No. 2
Igor Stravinsky

Concerto No.3 forPiano and Orchestra
in D Minor, Op. 30
Sergei Rachmaninoff

PeterOrth, pianist

November 21, 1976
Sidney Rothstein, Conductor

“Prelude undLiebestod”
from the Opera Tristan undIsolde
Richard Wagner
arr., Engelbert Humperdinck]

Vier letzte Lieder
Richard Strauss

“O, Moon High Up inthe Deep, Deep Sky”
from the Opera Rusalka, “OSilver Moon”
Antonín Dvořák

“Ernani! Ernani,involami” from the Opera Ernani
Giuseppe Verdi

Mary Costa,soprano

Variationson a Theme by Haydn,Op. 56aJohannes Brahms

January 16, 1977
Sidney Rothstein, Conductor

Helios,Concert Overture, Op. 17
Carl Nielsen

“Iberia” from Images
Claude Debussy

Concerto for Celloand Orchestra in B Minor, Op. 104
Antonín Dvořák
Leonard Rose
, violincellist

March 6, 1977
Sidney Rothstein, Conductor

Tragische Ouvertüre, Op. 81, “Tragic Overture
Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 1, Op.9
Samuel Barber

Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra
in F Minor Op. 21
Frédéric Chopin

Witold Malcuzynski, pianist

Sixty-fifth Season [1977-1978]

October 1, 1977
Akademische Festouvertüre, Op. 80,
“Academic Festival Overture”
Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 1 in CMinor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 1
in D Minor, Op. 15
Johannes Brahms

GaryGraffman,pianist

December 11, 1977
Knoxville:Summer of 1915,
for Soprano and Orchestra Op. 24
Samuel Barber

“Vorreispiegarti, oh Dio”
Concert Aria, K.418
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Alleluia” fromthe Motet
Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Kathleen Battle,soprano

Symphony No. 7 in EMajor, “Lyric”
Anton Bruckner

January 8, 1978
Concerto for Violinand Orchestra No. 1
in A Minor, Op.99
Dmitri Shostakovitch

Charles Rex,violinist

Symphony No. 6
in B Minor, Op. 74, Pathétique
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

January 29, 1978
Suite No. 1 for SmallOrchestra
Igor Stravinsky

Suite No. 2 for SmallOrchestra
Igor Stravinsky

Capricciobrilliant forPiano and Orchestra
in B Minor, Op. 22
Felix Mendelssohn

Deborah Dundore,pianist

Symphony No. 1,“Titan”
Gustav Mahler

March 5, 1978
RichardHayman, guestconductor

Selections from theMusical West Side StoryLeonard Bernstein

“I Feel Pretty”
“Maria”
“Something’s Comin’”
“Tonight”
“One Hand, One Heart”
“Cool”
“America”

Theme from the Film Onthe Waterfront
Leonard Bernstein

“The Best of BurtBacharach”
Burt Bacharach

“Raindrops KeepFalling on My Head
“Do You Know the Way to San José”
“I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”

[arr., Richard Hayman]

Selections from theMusical Man of La ManchaMitch Leigh
[lyrics., Joe Darion]

“Man of La Mancha”
“Dulcinea”
“Aldonza, Golden Helmet of Mambrino”
“I’m Only Thinking of Him”
“Knight of the Woeful Countenance”
“To Each His Dulcinea”
“The Impossible Dream”

“Chiapanecas,”“The Clap Hands Song”
Traditional
[arr., Richard Hayman]

“The Best of theBeatles”
John Lennon/Paul McCartney

“Michelle”
“Hey Jude”
“Yellow Submarine”

[arr., Richard Hayman]

April 15, 1978
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, “Choral”
Ludwig van Beethoven
Doralene Davis
, soprano
Josephine Mozzani
, mezzo
William Yeats
, tenor
William Murphy
, bass-baritone
Reading Choral Society
Gail Poch, director
Reading Madrchor Choir
Donald Reber, director

Sixty-sixth Season [1978-1979]

September 24, 1978
The Unanswered Question, Contemplation No. 1
Charles Ives

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra in G Major
Maurice Ravel
John Browning, pianist

Symphoniefantastique,Op. 14
Hector Berlioz

December 10, 1978
ChoralFanfare for Christmas
Ron Nelson
The Reading Choral Society; Gail Poch
, director
The Reading Madrichor Chamber Choir; Donald Reber,director

“Pastorale” fromConcerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, “Christmas Concerto”
Arcangelo Corelli

“The Many Moods ofChristmas”
[arr., Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett]

Overture from theOpera Hänsel und Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck

“Trépak”[Russian Dance] and “Waltz of the Flowers”
from the Ballet The Nutcracker
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Rudolf theRed-Nosed Reindeer”
Johnny Marks
[arr., Morton Gould]

“Parade of theWooden Soldiers”
Leon Jessel
[arr., Morton Gould]

SleighRide
Leroy Anderson

AChristmas Festival
Leroy Anderson

January 14, 1979
Mamère l’oye Suite, “Mother Goose Suite”
Maurice Ravel

Concerto for Violin,Cello, and Orchestra
in A Minor, Op. 102, “Double Concerto”
Johannes Brahms
Charles Rex, violinist;Christopher Rex, cellist

Symphony No. 3 in AMinor, Op. 56, “Scottish”
Felix Mendelssohn

February 11, 1979
“Overture” and “Allegro” from La sultane
François Couperin
[arr., Darius Milhaud]

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann

Natalie Hinderas, pianist

Concerto for Orchestra
Béla Bartók

March 11, 1979
Passacaglia, Op. 1
Anton Webern

Concierto de Aranjuéz
Joaquin Rodrigo

Nicanor Zabaleta, harpist

Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, “Organ”
Camille Saint-Saëns

Bruce Bengston, organist

April 8, 1979
James Paul, guest conductor

Overture from the Opera Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Madamina! Il catalogo è questo”
from the Opera Don Giovanni,
“Catalougue Aria”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Infelice! E tuo credevi” from the Opera Ernani
Giuseppe Verdi

“Ella giammai m’amò” from the Opera Don Carlo
Giuseppe Verdi

“Son lo spirito che nega” from the Opera Mefistofele
Arrigo Boito

“Ecco il mondo” from Mefistofele
Arrigo Boito
Ara Berberian, bass

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven

May 12, 1979
Symphony No.2, “Resurrection”
Gustav Mahler
Doralene Davis
, soprano; Josephine Mozzani, mezzo-soprano
Reading Choral Society
Gail Poch, director
Reading Madrichor Chamber Choir
Donald Reber, director

Sixty-seventh Season [1979-1980]

October 14, 1979
LeonoreOverture No.1, Op. 138
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Guitarand Orchestra in E Major
Antonio Vivaldi
[transcribed from the Violin Concerto, Op. 3, No. 12]

Concerto for Guitarand Orchestra
Hector Villa-Lobos

Carlos Barbosa-Lima,guitarist

Mathisder MalerSymphony
Paul Hindemith

November 4, 1979
Overture from theOpera
La clemenza di Tito
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for Keyboardand Strings No. 1
in D Minor, BWV 1052
Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Ludwig van Beethoven
Rosalyn Tureck, pianist

Symphony No. 2 in CMajor, Op. 61
Robert Schumann

December 16, 1979
Canon for Strings
Johann Pachelbel

Variazionidi clarinetto
for Clarinetand Small Orchestra
Gioachino Rossini
Stuart Newbold, clarinetist

Magnificat, BWV243
Johann Sebastian Bach
Nancy Nicks Bucklin, soprano; Robyn Bauman, alto;
John Perella, tenor; Brian Phipps, bass
Reading Madrichor Chamber Choir; Donald Reber,conducting

Hawaiian Chant
Lokalia Montgomery
Thomas (Ramaki) Kanahele,chanter

Cantiquede Noel,“Oh Holy Night”
Adolphe Adam

“Pua Lilia”
Alfred Unauna Alohikea
[arr., L. Krause]
Jimmy Kaina, vocalist

“Paoakalani”
Queen Lydia Liliuokalani
[arr., L. Krause]

“Maui Waltz” RobertHelson
Sheron Leihuanani Bissen [Miss Hawaii], vocalist

“Paulani”
John H. B. Enos

“KeKali Ne Au”
Charles King
Jimmy Kaina
SheronLeihuanani Bissen, vocalist

Musicians and Dancersfrom Hawaiian and Aloha Airlines

“I Am Hawaii”
Elmer Bernstein
[lyrics, Mack David]
Jimmy Kaina, Sheron Leihuanani Bissen, vocalists

“The Snows of MaunaKea”
Jay Larrin
Jimmy Kaina, vocalist

“Silent Night”
Franz Gruber

“Oh Little Town of Bethlehem”
Lewis H. Redner

“Jingle Bells”
James Lord Pierpont

“Mele Kalikimaka”
R. Alex Anderson
[arr., Charles Bud Dant]

“Hawaii Aloha”
Reverend Lorenzo Lyons
[arr., L. Krause]

“Aloha Oe”
Queen Lydia Liliuokalani
[arr., L. Krause]

January 13, 1980
Overture from the Opera The Bartered Bride Bedřich Smetana

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1
in D Major, Op. 6
Niccolò Paganini

James Graseck, violinist

Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op 35
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

February 17, 1980
Overture from the Opera Rienzi
Richard Wagner

Variaciones concertantes, Op. 23
Alberto Ginastera

Carmina Burana, Scenic Cantata
Carl Orff
Irma Landucci, soprano; {???}, tenor;
William Murphy, bass-baritone
Reading Choral Society; Gail Poch
, director

Reading Madrichor Chamber Choir; Donald Reber, director

March 16, 1980
Serenade in E-flat Major for Thirteen Winds, Op. 7
Richard Strauss

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
in E Minor, Op. 11
Frédéric Chopin
Garrick Ohlson, pianist

Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
Sergei Prokofiev

April 13, 1980
Eric Knight, guest conductor
Americana Overture

Eric Knight

“Lady of Spain”
Tolchard Evans
[Errel Reavers, lyrics; arr., Knight]

“Méditation” from the Opera Thaïs
Jules Massenet

Concerto for Trumpet and Band No. 1
Floyd E. Werle

Dave Stahl, trumpet
“Eric Knight’s Tribute to Arthur Fiedler”
[arr., Eric Knight]

Sixty-eighth Season [1980-1981]

October 10, 1980
Fanfarefor the Common Man
Aaron Copland

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Ludwig van Beethoven
Barry Farber, piano

Symphony No. 2 in EMinor, Op. 27
Sergei Rachmaninov

November 9, 1980
Fugue in G Minor,BWV578, “The Little G Minor Fugue”
Johann Sebastian Bach
[orchesd., Leopold Stokowski]

Symphony No. 22 inE-flat Major, Hob. I:22, “Philosopher”
Franz Joseph Haydn

Haroldin Italy, Op.16
Hector Berlioz
Jospeh DePasquale
, violist

December 14,1980
Amahl and the Night Visitors

Gian Carlo Menotti
Reed Hoover
, Amahl
Deanna Wetherhold
, His Mother
John Perella
, King Kaspar
Warren Ottey
, King Melchior
Brian Gibson
; King Baithazar
Barry E. Long
, The Page
Berks Grand Opera
RolandFiore, music director

Fantasia on Christmas Carols
for Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Lindsay Benson, baritone; The New Swingle Singers II

“Schedrifika”
Traditional

“Pastores aBelen”
Traditional

“O du Fröhliche”
Traditional

“We Three Kings”
John H. Hopkins, Jr.

“The Holly and theIvy”
Traditional

“Jingle Bells”
Traditional

Sonata in G Major, K.13
Domenico Scarlatti

“Clair de Lune”
Claude Debussy

“Flight of theBumble-Bee”
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

“Countrydances”
Traditional
[all selections arr., Ward Swingle]
The New Swingle Singers II {acapella}
The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite I
[arranged by Robert Shawand Robert Russell Bennett]

“Good ChristianMen, Rejoice”
Traditional

“Silent Night”
Franz Gruber

“Patapan”
Traditional

“O Come, AllYe Faithful”
Traditional
The New Swingle Singers II

January 11, 1981
PeerGynt, SuiteNo. 1, Op. 46
Edvard Grieg

Kindertotenlieder
Gustav Mahler
Beverly Wolff, mezzo-soprano

Symphony No. 2, Op.16, “The Four Temperaments”
Carl Nielsen

February 15, 1981
Siegfried Idyll
Richard Wagner

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 23 in A Major, K488
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lili Kraus, pianist

Excerpts from theBallet Petrushka
Igor Stravinsky

March 8, 1981
Preludefrom the Opera DieMeistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Préludeà L’après-midi d’un faune
Claude Debussy

Pinidi Roma,Symphonic Poem, “Pines of Rome”
Ottorino Respighi

Symphony No. 2 in DMajor, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms

April 12. 1981
Richard Hayman,guest conductor
“Magnificent Music from Stage and Screen” featuring numbers from:
Wildcat
Superman
Annie
Music Man
No, No Nanette
The Sting
Chorus Line
The Godfather
Ain’t Misbehavin’
The Graduate
That’s Entertainment

Sixty-ninth Season [1981-1982]

October 4, 1981
Overture from the OperaBenvenuto Cellini
Hector Berlioz

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Ludwig van Beethoven

Abbey Simon, pianist

Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
Dmitri Shostakovich

November 8, 1981
Excerpts from Ein Sommernachtstraum, Op. 61
Felix Mendelssohn

Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 1 in D Major, K. 412
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
Thea Musgrave
Barry Tuckwell, hornist

Sinfonische Metamorphosen nach
Themen von Carl Maria von Weber
Paul Hindemith

December 20, 1981
“Pastorale” from Concerto grosso per il santissimo natale
Francesco Manfredini

Serenade of Carols
Morton Gould

“Chorale Prelude on Silent Night” from Die Natali, Op. 37
Samuel Barber

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor, Op. 28
Camille Saint-Saëns
Bertram Greenspan, violinist

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Craig Collins, magical effects
“A Medley of Well Known Carols”
[arranged by Arthur Harris]

January 10, 1982
Overture from the Comical Farce La scala di seta
Gioachino Rossini

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven
Aaron Rosand, violinist

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

February 14, 1982
Sinfonietta
WaIter Piston

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No. 1 in G Major, K. 313
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Night Soliloquy
, for Flute and Strings Kent Kennan
Eugenia Zukerman, flutist

Symphony No. 104
in D Major, Hob. I:104, “London”
Franz Joseph Haydn

March 7, 1982
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No.4
Gustav Mahler
Marianne Casiello
, soprano

April 18, 1982
Henry Gass, guest conductor

Overture from the Musical Girl Crazy
George Gershwin

Porgy and Bess, Concert Suite
George Gershwin
“Summertime”
“A Woman is a Sometime Thing”
“Gone, Cone, Cone”
“Overflow”
“My Man’s Cone Now”
“Leavin’ fo’ the Promis’ Land”
“I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’”
“Bess, You Is My Woman Now”
“Oh, I Can’t Sit Down”
“I Ain’t Got No Shame”
“It Ain’t Necessarily So”
“There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York
“Oh Lawd, I’m on My Way”

LillieFoster, soprano; Brian Gibson, baritone
Berks Madrichor Chamber Ensemble; Donald Reber, director

“A Gershwin Look at Love,”
A Medley of Popular Tunes
George Gershwin
[arranged by Henry A. Gass]

“The Pain of It”
“Someone to Watch over Me”
“But Not for Me”
The Man I Love”
“O’ Lady Be Cood”
“The Glow of It”
“Love Walked In”
“Love Is Here to Stay”
“I’ve Got a Crush on You”
“Embraceable You”
“The Joy of It”
“‘S Wonderful”
“They Can’t Take That Away from Me”
“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”
“Who Cares?”

Seventieth Season [1982-1983]

October 10, 1982
Anniversary Overture
Malcolm Arnold

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Peter Orth,pianist

Symphoniefantastique,Op. 14
Hector Berlioz

February 14, 1983 (moved from February 13 due to snow)
“Prelude undLiebestod” from the Opera Tristanund Isolde
Richard Wagner
[arr., Engelbert Humperdinck]

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra, Op. 14
Samuel Barber
Ani Kavafian, violinist

Symphony No. 4 in Dminor, Op.120
Robert Schumann

December 19, 1982
Overture from theOperetta Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss, Jr.

EinMusikalischer Spass,K. 522, “A Musical Joke”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Suite from the BalletThe Bolt, Op. 27a, “BalletSuite No. 5”
Dimitri Shostakovich

Divertissement,Suite from the Incidental Music
to Le Chapeau de pailled’Italie
Jacques Ibert

Kindersinfonie,“Toy Symphony”
Leopold Mozart

Suite from the BalletThe Incredible Flutist
Walter Piston

ChristmasKaleidoscope
Hugo Vianello

January 16, 1983
Symphony No. 3 in FMajor, Op. 90
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 2
in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Johonnes Brahms

JohnBrowning,soloist

February 13, 1983
Im Sommerwind, Idyll for Large Orchestra after Wille’s Poem
Anton Webern

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Bert Greenspan, violinist

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Aaron Copland
Ignatius Cennusa, clarinetist

Pini di Roma, Symphonic Poem, “Pines of Rome”
Ottorino Respighi

March 27, 1983
“Alleluia” from the Motet Exsultate, jubilate, K.165
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Großmächtige Prinzessin” from the Opera
Ariadne auf Naxos, “Zerbinetta’s Aria”
Richard Strauss
Kathleen Battle, soprano

Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, “Wagner”
Anton Bruckner

April 17, 1983
“Madamina! Il catalogo è questo”
from the Opera Don Giovanni,
“Catalogue Aria”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Non più andrai” from the Opera Le nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Jerome Hines, bass

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”
Ludwig van Beethoven
Carolina Do’van Dougherty
, soprano; Betty Leslie Weik, alto
John Perella
, tenor; Jerome Hines, bass
Reading Choral Society
Gail Poch, director
Reading Madrichor Chamber Choir
Donald Reber, director

Seventy-first Season [1983-1984]

September 18. 1983
Skitch Henderson, guest conductor
Festive March
Victor Herbert
Seaway March
Richard Rodgers
Concerto for Petite Percussion

Morton Gould
Robert “Bobby” Rosengarden,percussionist

“A Tribute to Irving Berlin”
[arr., Skitch Henderson]

October 9, 1983
LeonoreOverture No. 3, Op. 72b
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in D Minor, Op. 26
Sergei Prokofiev
Tedd Joselson, pianist

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

November 6, 1983
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms
Charles Rex, violin
Ein deutsches Requiem
, Op. 45, “A German Requiem”
Johannes Brahms
Jean Bradel
, soprano; BrianGibson, bass
Reading Choral Society
GailPoch, director

December 18, 1983
Henry Gass; Gail Poch,guest conductors

Songsand Cantillations
Curtis Curtis-Smith
[première performance]

Conciertode Aranjuéz for Guitar andOrchestra
Joaquín Rodrigo
Michael Lorimer, guitar

“Christmas Portion” (Part I)
from the Oratorio MessiahGeorge Frideric Handel
Jean Bradel
, soprano; BettyLeslie Weik, alto;
Brian Meneely, tenor; BrianGibson, bass.
Reading Choral Society
GailPoch, director

January 22, 1984
Symphony No. 21 in F-sharp Minor, Op.51,
Symphonie fantaisie
Nicolai Miaskowsky

Rhapsodyon a Theme of Paganini, Op.43
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ana Maria Vera, pianist
Grand Canyon Suite

Ferde Grofé

February12, 1984
Sinfoniafrom the Singspiel DerSchauspieldirektor, K. 486
Wolfgang Amadus Mozart

Concerto for Violoncello andOrchestra in A Minor, Op.129
Robert Schumann
Nathaniel Rosen, violoncellist

Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44
Sergei Rachmaninoff

March 11, 1984
EnSaga, Tone Poem, Op. 9
Jean Sibelius

MelorhythmicDramas
Carlos Surinach

Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74,
Pathétique
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

April 8, 1984
Overture from the Opera Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Otto Nicolai

“Deep in My Heart” from the Operetta The Student Prince
Sigmund Romberg

“Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” from the Operetta Das Land des Lächelns
Franz Lehár

“Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss!” from the Opera Guiditta
Franz Lehár

“One Alone” from the Operetta The Desert Song Sigmund Romberg

“Lover Come Back to Me” from the Operetta The New Moon
Sigmund Romberg

“Da geh’ ich zu Maxim” from the Operetta Die lustige Witwe
Franz Lehár

“Vilja, o Vilja, ein Waldmägdelein” from Die lustige Witwe
Franz Lehár

“Die lustige Witwe Waltz” from the Operetta Die lustige Witwe
Franz Lehár
Barbara Meister and David Bender, soloists

Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Richard Strauss

Prologue from the Musical West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein

“Where is The Life That Late I Led?” from the Musical Kiss Me, Kate
Cole Porter

“My Heart Belongs to Daddy” from the Musical Red, Hot and Blue
Cole Porter

“C’est Magnifique” from the Musical Can-Can
Cole Porter

“Bench Scene” from from the Musical Carousel
Richad Rodgers

Medley from the Musical Showboat
Jerome Kern
Barbara Meister
 and David Bender, soloists

Seventy-second Season [1984-1985]

September 16, 1984
Overture from the Operetta Candide
Leonard Bernstein

“Marche militaire française”from Suite algérienne,
Op. 60, No. 4
Camille Saint-Saëns
Henry Gass, associate conductor,conducting

TheSax Chronicles
Harry Freedman

Ententefor Baritone Saxophone and Orchestra
Gerry Mulligan

K-4Pacific
Gerry Mulligan

“Please Don’t Talk About Me WhenI’m Gone”
Sam H. Stept

Plus Various Selections
TheGerry Mulligan Quartet:Gerry Mulligan, saxophone; BillMays, piano; Frank Luther,contrabass; Richard Derosa,drums
Gerry Mulligan
, conducting

October 14, 1984
FestiveOverture, Op. 96
Dmitri Shostakovich

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.5 in F Major, Opus 103, “Egyptian”
Camille Saint-Saëns
Lorin Hollander, piano

Daphnisand Chloé, Ballet SuitesNos. 1 and 2
Maurice Ravel

November 18, 1984
Overture from the Opera Cosìfan tutte
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Potpourrifor Viola and Orchestra in G Minor, Op. 94
Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Joseph de Pasquale,violist

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
in E Minor, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn
Franco Gulli, violinist

Sinfonia concertante for Violin,Viola and Orchestra
in E-flat Major, K. 364
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Franco Gulli, violinist;Joseph de Pasquale, violist

January 27, 1985
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in D minor, Op. 30
Sergei Rachmaninov
Leon Bates, pianist

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Sergei Rachmaninov

February 17, 1985
Overture from the Opera Ruslanand Lyudmila
Mikhail Glinka

Voiceof the Phoenix for Koto andOrchestra
Neil McKay
[première performance]
Ricardo D. Trimillos, kotoist
Fugue for Eighteen Violins ArcadyDubensky

Symphony No. 4, “Sinfonía románitica”
Carlos Chávez

March 10, 1985
Romeoand Juliet, Fantasy Overturefor Soprano, Tenor and Orchestra
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
[arr., Sergei Taneyev]
Jean Bradel, soprano; BrianMeneeley, tenor

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.2 in D Minor, Op. 22
Henryk Wieniawski
Sherry Kloss, violinist

Symphony No. 2, Op. 30, Romantic
Howard Hanson

April 14, 1985
Selections from the Musical South Pacific
Richard Rodgers
[arr., Robert Russell Bennett]

“Opening Pule,” Chant
Traditional
Mahina Bailey and Kehi Chang, chanters

“Kaulilua Ike Anu O Waialeale,” hula
Traditional

“Kawaika,” hula
Traditional
The Mahina Halau, hula dancers

“Ko Maka Palu Palu”
J.K. Aea

“Pualila”
Alfred Alohikea
Jimmy Kaina, soloist

“Paokalani”
Queen Lydia Liuookalani

“Akaka Falls”
Helen Parker
[arranged by L. Krause]

“Aoia”
John Almeida

“E Maliu Maie”
Ermigarde Aluli
Nina Kealiiwahamana, Jimmy Kaina
, soloists

Seventy-third Season [1985-1986]

September 15, 1985
Richard Hayman, guest conducting“Pop Goes Country”
“Hullaballoo,” A Country Western Medley
“Bonaparte’s Retreat”
“Tennessee Waltz”
“Cold, Cold Heart”
“Jambalaya”
[arr., Richard Hayman]
“Orange Blossom Special”
[arranged by RichardHayman]
“Alabama Jubilee”
George L. Cobb and Jack Yellen
“Shenandoah”
Traditional
[arranged by Richard Hayman]
“High Noon”
Dimitri Tiomkin
“Roses from the South,”
Medley
“Mexicali Rose”
Jack Tenney and Helen Stone
“San Antonio Rose”
James Robert Wills
“Yellow Rose of Texas”
Traditional
[arranged by Richard Hayman]
“Streets of Laredo”
Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
[arr., Richard Hayman]

A Medley of Country Western Favorites arranged by Richard Hayman
“Hill Country Theme” from LyndonJohnson’s Texas
Glenn Paxton
“Wichita Lineman”
Jim Webb
“By the Time I Get to Phoenix”
Jim Webb
“Kentucky Waltz”
Bill Monroe
“Tennessee Waltz”
Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King
“Tennessee Toreador”
Amerigo Marino
“King of the Road”
Roger Miller
“Gotta Travel On”
Johnny Clayton

October 13, 1985
Essayfor Orchestra, No. 2, Op. 17
Samuel Barber

AppalachianSpring
Aaron Copland

Concertoin F for Piano and Orchestra
George Gershwin
Susan Starr, piano

November 17, 1985
Oberturapara el Fausto Criollo
Alberto Ginastera

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.2 in G minor, Op. 63
Sergei Prokofiev
Peter Zazofsky, violin

Symphony No. 2 in G Major, “ALondon Symphony”
Ralph Vaughan Williams

December 15, 1985
Overture from the Operetta Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss

“Questa o quella” from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Kenneth Riegel, tenor

Prelude from the Opera LaTraviata
Giuseppe Verdi

“Libiamo, ne’lieti calici” fromthe Opera La Traviata,“Toasting Song”
Giuseppe Verdi
Victoria Schneider, soprano; KennethRiegel, tenor

“Ah, fors’è lui quest’anima”from the Opera La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
Victoria Schneider, soprano

“Je suis seul!” from the Opera Manon
Jules Massenet
Kenneth Riegel, tenor

“Toi! Vous!” from the Opera Manon
Jules Massenet
Victoria Schneider, soprano;Kenneth Riegel, tenor

“Il était une fois à la courd’Eisenach” from the Opera LesContes d’Hoffmann, “The Legend of Kleinsach”
Jacques Offenbach
Kenneth Riegel, tenor

“C’est une chanson d’amour”from the Opera Les Contesd’Hoffmann
Jacques Offenbach
Kenneth Riegel, tenor;Victoria Schneider,soprano

“Chacun le sait” from the Opera LaFille du Regiment
Gaetano Donizetti
Victoria Schneider, soprano

“Wein,Wein nur du allein”
Rudolph Sieczynski
Kenneth Riegel, tenor

“Mein Herr Marquis” from theOperetta Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss
Victoria Schneider, soprano

“Christmas Kaleidoscope”
Hugo Vianello
“Holiday Sing-a-long”
“Hava nagilah”
Israeli, Tradional
“Jingle Bells”
American, Traditional
“O Tannenbaum”
German, Traditional
“Deck the Halls”
Welsh, Traditional

January 19, 1986
Lebaiser de la fée, Ballet,“The Fairy’s Kiss”
Igor Stravinsky

Concerto for Violin, Violoncello andOrchestra
in A Minor, Op. 102
Johannes Brahms
Charles Rex
, violin; ChristopherRex, violoncello

February 16, 1986
Psyché,Symphonic Poem
César Franck

Leroi David, Psaumesymphonique, “King David”
Arthur Honegger
Frank Runyeon
, narrator
Marjorie Pierce
, soprano
Dail Mahood Richie
, alto
Brian Meneely
, tenor
Mildred Ice
 as the Witch of Endor
Reading Choral Society
GailPoch, director
Reading Madrichor
;Donald Reber, director

March 9, 1986
Divertimento for Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein

Gliuccelli, Suite, “TheBirds”
Ottorino Respighi

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Ludwig van Beethoven

April 6, 1986
“Belle of the Ball”
Leroy Anderson

“Plink, Plank, Plunk”
Leroy Anderson

“Serenata”
Leroy Anderson

“I Don’t Know How To Love Him”
Andrew Lloyd Webber

“If”
David Gates
Earl Rose TrioEarl Rose, pianist; Ron Raffio, bass;
Darryl Pellegrini, percussion

“I Want To Share Today With You”
Earl Rose

“Ain’t Misbehavin’”
Thomas “Fats” Waller

“Morning Has Broken”
Traditional Gaelic
[arr., Earl Rose]

“Duke Ellington Medley”
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Earl Rose Trio; Earl Rose, conducting
“Slaughter on Tenth Avenue”
Richard Rodgers

“Could It Be Magic?”
Barry Manilow

“Never Gonna Fall In Love Again”
Eric Carmen

Earl Rose Trio
“But Not For Me”
George Gershwin

“Mine”
George Gershwin

“Love Theme In Search of A Motion Picture” Earl Rose
Earl Rose Trio; Earl Rose, conducting

“Right From The Heart”
Earl Rose

“Someone, Somewhere”
Earl Rose
Earl Rose Trio

Seventy-fourth Season [1986-1987]

October 5, 1986
Le carnaval romain, Ouverturecaractéristique, Op. 9
Hector Berlioz

ScottishFantasy, for Violin andOrchestra with Harp, Op. 46
Max Bruch

Aaron Rosand,violin

Serenade No. 1 in DMajor, Op.11
Johannes Brahms

October 24, 1986
“Strike-up theBand”
George Gershwin

“An American InParis”
George Gershwin

“Rhapsody InBlue”
George Gershwin

Four Songs ForPiano & Orchestra
George Gershwin
Medley George Gershwin
[arr., Peter Nero]
Peter Nero
, conducting, piano

PeterNero TrioPeterNero, piano; Richard Nanista, bass;
Steve Timperton, drums

November 9, 1986
Coriolan,Concert Overture for Collins’ Play, Op. 62
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Ludwig van Beethoven

Ivan Moravec,piano

Symphony No. 8 in FMajor, Op. 93
Ludwig van Beethoven

December 14,1986
Prelude from Operathe Hänsel und Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck

Concerto for Oboeand Strings in A Minor
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Richard Woodhams,oboe

“A ChristmasFestival”
Leroy Anderson

Fantasiaon Greensleeves
Ralph Vaughan Williams
[arr., Ralph Greaves]

“The ChristmasSong”
Mel Torme and Robert Wells

“Waltz of theFlowers” from the ballet TheNutcracker
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

G.A.G.E.,A Christmas Story
Seymour Barab
Karen A. Miller
, narrator

January 18, 1987
Ma mère l’oye, ballet suite,“Mother Goose Suite”
Maurice Ravel

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Max Bruch

Glenn Dicterow,violin

Symphony No. 2 in Eminor
Randall Thompson

February 8, 1987
“Stabat Mater,”for Chorus and Orchestra from Quattropezzi sacri
Giuseppe Verdi

Reading ChoralSociety; Gail Poch, director

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra
Kamran Ince
[première performance]
Kamran Ince, piano

Symphony No. 8 in GMajor, Op. 88, “English”
Antonín Dvořák

March 8, 1987
Overture from theOpera Der Freischütz
Carl Maria Von Weber

Todund Verklärung, Tone Poem,Op. 24, “Death and Transfiguration”
Richard Strauss

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15
Johannes Brahms

BarbaraNissman, piano

April 5, 1987
“Dance of the Fairies” and “Panorama Waltz” from the Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Marcantonio Barone, piano

“March” from the Ballet The Nutcracker, Op. 71a, No. 2
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Sandy Graffius, guest conducting (Magic Baton Winner)

Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Ouverture solennelle “1812”, Op. 49, “1812 Overture”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Seventy-fifth Season [1987-1988]

October 11, 1987
“Lesginka” fromthe Ballet Gayaneh
Aram Khachaturian

Romance for Violinand Orchestra No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40
Ludwig van Beethoven

Franco Gulli,violin

Introductionand Rondo Capriccioso in AMinor, Op. 28
Camille Saint-Saëns

Aaron Rosand,violin

“Finale” from Potpourrifor Viola and Orchestra in G Minor, Op. 94
Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Joseph de Pasquale,viola

Zigeunerweisenfor Violin and Orchestra, Op. 20
Pablo de Sarasate

Charles Rex,violin

CapriccioBrilliant for Piano andOrchestra in B minor, Op. 22
Felix Mendelssohn

Susan Starr,piano

“Finale” fromConcerto for Two Violins and Orchestra in D Minor, BWV 1043
Johann Sebastian Bach

Aaron Rosand andCharles Rex, violins

“Presto” fromSinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Franco Gulli,violin; Joseph de Pasquale,viola

GalaFinale for Soloists and Orchestra
Henry Gass

Dances from theBallet El sombrero de tres picos
Manuel de Falla

November 1, 1987
Overture from theOpera Oberon
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 4 in D minor, Op. 70
Anton Rubinstein

Earl Wild,piano

PicturesAt An Exhibition
Modest Mussorgsky
[orchesd., Maurice Ravel]

November 22, 1987
Scenes of the Mind
Frank Siekmann
[première performance; Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven

Franco Gulli,violin

Symphony No. 9 in CMajor, D. 944, “The Great”
Franz Schubert

December 13,1987
Overture
Ronald P. Citron
[première performance;Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]

Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 8, No. 6, “Christmas Concerto”
Giuseppe Torelli

Carolsfor Percussion and Orchestra
Henry Gass
[première performance]

Symphony No. 4 in AMajor, Op. 90, “The Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

“ChristmasAnthology”

“ChristmasCarol”

“Have Yourself aMerry Little Christmas”

“We Wish You aMerry Christmas”

“Figgi Pudding”

“Veni Emmanuel”

“Fir Tree Carol

“Unto Us a ChildIs Born”

“Christ ChurchCarol”

[arr., NeilRichardson]

The New SwingleSingers II

Christmas Medley

[arr., NeilRichardson]

The New SwingleSingers II {a cappella}

“TheMany Moods of Christmas,” Suite No. 1
[arranged by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett]

TheNew Swingle Singers II

January 17, 1988
Celebrationon 75
Henry Gass
[première performance; Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]

Pelleasund Melisande, SymphonicPoem, Op. 5
Arnold Schoenberg

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninov

TeddJoselson, piano

February 14,1988
Dialoguefor Orchestra
LeRoy Hinkle
[première performance; Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]

DieWeihe des Hauses, ConcertOverture Op. 124
Ludwig van Beethoven

Principalsfor Principal Strings and Orchestra
André Previn

Symphony No. 3 in Cminor, Op. 78, “Organ”
Camille Saint-Saëns

BruceBengtson, Organ

March 6, 1988
CeremonialPrelude
Erwin Chandler
[première performance; Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]

GrandeOuverture des Francs-Juges,Op. 3, “Judges of the Secret Court”
Hector Berlioz

Piano Concerto in GMajor
Maurice Ravel

Piano Concerto in DMajor for the Left Hand
Maurice Ravel

John Browning,piano

“Iberia” from Imagesfor Orchestra
Claude Debussy

March 26, 1988
LouisVyner Memorium

Piano Sonata No 58in C Major, Hob. XVI:48
Franz Joseph Haydn

Piano Sonata No. 12in F Major, K. 332
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wanderer-Fantasiein C Major, D. 760
Franz Schubert

Klavierstücke, Op.119
Johannes Brahms

HungarianDances, WoO 1
Johannes Brahms

No. 6 in D Major

No. 7 in A Major

No. 8 in A Minor

No. 9 in E Minor

No. 3 in F Major

No. 2 in D Minor

[arr. for piano solo]

André Watts, piano

April 10, 1988
Overture from the Operetta Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde
Felix Mendelssohn

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Gustav Mahler

Katherine Ciesinski, mezzo-soprano

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Jean Sibelius

Seventy-sixth Season [1988-1989]

October 16, 1988
Prelude from the Opera DieMeistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

Francescada Rimini, Fantasy afterDante, Op. 32
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Werner Klemperer, narrator

Symphony No. 2 in DMajor, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms

November 13,1988
Symphony No. 36 inC Major, K. 425
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Dieheil’gen drei Kön’ge aus Morgenland,” Op. 56, No. 6
Richard Strauss

“Wiegenlied,”Op. 41, No. 1
Richard Strauss

“IchWollt ein Sträusslein binden, Op. 68, No. 2
Richard Strauss

“Muttertändelei,”Op. 43, No. 2
Richard Strauss

“Amore,” Op.68, No. 5
Richard Strauss

Stephanie Myszak,soprano

KleineDreigroschenmusik,Suite from Die Dreigroschenoperfor Wind Orchestra
Kurt Weill

ElSalón México
Aaron Copland

December 18,1988
ShortSymphony
Sam Dennison

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47
Jean Sibelius

Charles Rex,violin

InPraise of Mary
Geoffrey Bush

Elizabeth Hinkle,soprano

AFestival of Carols

“The WassailCarol”

“Born is Jesus,the Infant King”

“O Come, O ComeEmmanuel”

“The Holly andthe Ivy”

“God Rest YeMerry Gentlemen”

“We Wish You aMerry Christmas”

[arr., Randal AlanBass]

ReadingMadrichor Chamber Choir; Donald Reber,director

January 22, 1989
Overture from theOpera L’italiana in Algeri
Gioachino Rossini

Suite No. 2 in Gminor, Op. 64a
Hermann Ambrosius

DonJuan, Tone Poem for LargeOrchestra, Op. 20
Richard Strauss

Symphony in C Major
Georges Bizet

Capriccioespagnol, Op 34
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

February 12, 1989
Louis Lane, guest conducting

Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from the Opera Orfeo ed Euridice
Christoph Willibald Gluck

“Prelude und Liebestod” from the Opera Tristan and Isolde
Richard Wagner
[arranged by Engelbert Humperdinck]

Dancers Tina Davidson

Pelléas et Mélisande, Incidental Music after Maeterlinck, Op. 80
Gabriel Fauré

Daphnis et Chloé, Ballet Suite No. 2
Maurice Ravel

March 5, 1989
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in D Major
Giuseppi Tartini

Barbara Sauer Prugh, trumpet

Concerto for Bassoon and Strings in A minor, RV {497-9, 500 ?}
Antonio Vivaldi

Holly Blake Timmons, bassoon

Le sacre du printemps, Ballet
Igor Stravinsky

April 16, 1989
Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
Sergei Rachmaninov
[arr. for orchestra by the composer]

Diversions on a Theme for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra, Op.21
Benjamin Britten

Gary Graffman, piano

Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op. 36
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Seventy-seventh Season [1989-1990]

October 21, 1989
FestiveOverture, Op. 96
Dmitri Shostakovitch

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra No.3 in B Minor, Op. 61
Camille Saint-Saëns

Norman Carol,violin

Symphony No. 5 in EMinor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

November 11,1989
Vltava,Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast,“The Moldau”
Bedřich Smetana

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann

Marylene Dosse,piano

Lespréludes, Symphonic Poemafter Lamartine’ Méditationspoétiques
Franz Liszt

Onthe Waterfront, Suite fromthe Film Music
Leonard Bernstein

December 16,1989
Symphony No. 38 inD Major, K. 504, “Prague”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“ChristmasPortion” (Part I) from the Oratorio Messiah
George Frideric Handel

AndreaBroido, soprano

MariettaSimpson, mezzo-soprano

DavidR. Richie, III,tenor

DavidWarden,bass

ReadingChoral SocietyGailPoch, director

January 20, 1990
Suite No. 1 forSmall Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky

Suite No. 2 forSmall Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky

Concerto for Violaand Orchestra in B Minor
Henri Casadesus
[falsely attributed to George Frideric Handel]

Joseph de Pasquale,viola

Symphony No.3 inE-flat Major, Op. 55, Eroica
Ludwig van Beethoven

February 10, 1990
Symphony No.2, “Age of Anxiety”
Leonard Bernstein

Jerome Lowenthal, piano

Symphony No.2 in E Minor, Op. 27
Sergei Rachmaninov

March 3, 1990
Tragische Ouvertüre, Op. 81, “Tragic Overture”
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra
Hector Villa-Lobos

Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica

A Grand, Grand, Festive Overture
Malcolm Arnold

Pervertimento for Strings, Bagpipe Solo, Bicycle, and Balloons
P.D.Q. Bach

Philip Townsend, bagpipe

“Hungarian March” from the Cantata La damnation de Faust
Hector Berlioz

Dr. Ellis Friedman, M.D., guest conductor

Overture from the Opera Guillaume Tell, “William Tell”
Gioachino Rossini

Sandy Graffius, guest conductor

Boléro, Ballet
Maurice Ravel

Members of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

April 21, 1990
Akademische Festouvertüre, Op.80, “Academic Festival Overture”
Johannes Brahms

The Firebird, Concert Suite No. 2
Igor Stravinsky

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Sergei Rachmaninov

Overture from the Operetta Candide
Leonard Bernstein

Seventy-eighth Season [1990-1991]

September 15, 1990
PeterNero Trio:Peter Nero, piano; RichardNanista, bass;
Steve Pemberton, drums
Peter Nero
, conducting

October 20, 1990
Prelude from Act III of theOpera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

“Adagio cantabile” from SymphonyNo. 2
Charles Ives

Billythe Kid, Ballet
Aaron Copland

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

November 10, 1990
Overture from the Opera Ruslanand Lyudmila
Mikhail Glinka

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharpMinor, Op. 1
Sergei Rachmaninov

William Wolfram,piano

Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, Pathétique
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

December 15, 1990
Canzona for Brass Choir
Giovanni Gabrieli

Kolnidrei for Cello andOrchestra, Op. 47
Max Bruch

Ulrich Boeckheler,cello

Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello andOrchestra in C Major,
Op. 56, ”Triple Concerto”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Susan Starr, piano; Eliot Chapo,violin;
Ulrich Boeckheler, cello

AChristmas Festival
Leroy Anderson

January 19, 1991
Overture from the Opera DonGiovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Il mio tesoro intanto”
from the Opera Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

KennethRiegel, tenor

“Crudele! Ah nò, mio bene” and“Mà qual mai s’offre, oh Dei”
from the Opera Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

FayeRobinson, soprano; KennethRiegel, tenor

“Vissi d’arte” from the Opera Tosca
Giacomo Puccini

FayeRobinson, soprano

“Donna non vidi mai” from theOpera Manon Lescaut
Giacomo Puccini

Kenneth Riegel,tenor

“Vogliatemi bene” from the Opera Madama Butterfly
Giacomo Puccini

FayeRobinson, soprano; KennethRiegel, tenor

“Bacchanale” from the Opera Samson et Dalila
Camille Saint-Saëns

“Intermezzo” from the Opera Cavalleria rusticana
Pietro Mascagni

“Obéissons quand leur voix appelle”from the Opera Manon,“Gavotte”
Jules Massanet

FayeRobinson, soprano

“Ah! fuyez, douce image” from theOpera Manon
Jules Massanet

KennethRiegel, tenor

“Toi! Vous!” from the Opera Manon
Jules Massenet

FayeRobinson, soprano

KennethRiegel, tenor

February 9, 1991
Adagio for StringsSamuel Barber

Concerto for Flautino [Piccolo] andStrings in C Major, RV 443
Antonio Vivaldi
Kimberly Reighley-Wells, piccolo

Ciacconafor Violin and Orchestra
Giovanni Battista Vitali

Bertram Greenspan,violin

“Wotan’s Farewell” and “MagicFire Music”
from the Opera Die Walküre
Richard Wagner

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67,“Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

March 2, 1991
Overture from the Ballet
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No.41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Opus 47
Dmitri Shostakovich

April 20, 1991
“Building the Barn” from the Movie Witness
Maurice Jarré

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Isabella Lippi, violin

Symphony No. 21 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 51, Symphonie Ballade
Nicolai Miaskovsky

Pini di Roma, Symphonic Poem, “Pines of Rome”
Ottorino Respighi

Seventy-ninth Season [1991-1992]

October 19, 1991
Fanfarefor the Common Man
Aaron Copland

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.5, in E-flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven
Andre-Michel Schub, piano

Fanfarefor the Uncommon Woman No. 1
Joan Tower

ThePoem of Ecstasy, Op. 54,“Symphony No. 4”
Alexander Scriabin

November 9, 1991
“Vyšehrad,” Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast
BedřichSmetana

Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra
David Ott
Steven Honigberg, and David Teie, cellos

Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Johannes Brahms

December 21, 1991
HáryJános Suite
Zoltán Kodály
Lawrence Kaptain, cimbalom

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra inA minor, Op. 82
Alexander Glazunov
Stephanie Chase
, violin

January 18, 1992
Symphony No. 6
Gustav Mahler

February 8, 1992
Sinfonia No. 10 in B minor
Felix Mendelssohn

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in GMajor, BWV 1048
Johann Sebastian Bach

GamesIV for Violin and Strings
Sabin Pautza
Lenuta Ciulei-Atanasiu, violin

“Adagietto” for Strings and Harp,from Symphony No. 5
Gustav Mahler

Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op.48
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

March 7, 1992
Overture from the Opera The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

Gli uccelli, Suite for Small Orchestra, “The Birds”
Ottorino Respighi

Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, “Rhenish”
Robert Schumann

April 11, 1992
Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Opus 80
”Choral Fantasy”
Ludwig van Beethoven
Lydia Artymiw, piano

Kay Miller
, soprano
Beth Harf
, soprano
Sharon Westley
, contralto
Roy Hinkle
, tenor
Robert Reeser
, tenor
Leleand Wesner
, bass
Reading Madrichor; Donald Reber, director

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral” Ludwig van Beethoven
Kim Kronenberg
, soprano
Gwendolyn Lentz
, mezzo-soprano
Valentin Fernandez-Bultrago
, tenor
Edward Crafts
, bass
Reading Madrichor
Donald Reber, director
Reading Choral Society
Gail Poch, director

Eightieth Season [1992-1993]

September 26, 1992
GreetingsPrelude
Igor Stravinsky

“Andantino” from Sonata No. 5 inE-Flat Major for Strings
Gioachino Rossini

Variazionidi clarinetto for Clarinetand Small Orchestra
Gioachino Rossini
Stuart Best, clarinet

Overture from the Opera “IIsignor Bruschino”
Gioachino Rossini

Laboutique fantasque, Ballet,“The Fantastic Toy Shop”
Gioachino Rossini
[arr., Ottorino Respighi]

Overture from the Opera LaCenerentola
Gioachino Rossini

“Signor, una parola,” Quintetfrom the Opera La Cenerentola
Gioachino Rossini
Gwendolyn Lentz
, mezzo-soprano
David Lowe
, tenor
Marc Berman, bass-baritone

Lawrence Indik
, bass
Robert Violette, bass

Overture from theOpera Guillaume Tell,“William Tell Overture”
Gioachino Rossini

October 17, 1992
AnniversaryOverture
Malcolm Arnold

Overture from the Opera Derfliegende Holländer
Richard Wagner

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
David Ott
[première performance]
Charles Rex, violin

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 9
Ludwig van Beethoven

November 14, 1992
ABirthday Bouquet
Jacob Druckman

“Villanelle,” “Absence” and“L’île inconnue” from Lesnuits d’été
Hector Berlioz

Exsultate,jubilate,Motet, K. 165
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Gustav Mahler
Benita Valente, soprano

January 9, 1993
Birthday Flourish No. 1 for Brass Quintet
Elliot Carter

Poem for Flute and Orchestra
Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Mary Berk, flute

Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra in E Major
Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf
Douglas Mapp, double bass

Ein Heldenleben, Tone Poem, Op. 40
Richard Strauss

Bertram Greenspan, violin

February 13, 1993
Birthday Flourish No. 2 for Trumpets
Elliot Carter

Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Antonín Dvořák

Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in B-flat Major, K191
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Holly Blake Timmons, bassoon

Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16
Johannes Brahms

March 13, 1993
Overture from the Incidental Music to Goethe’s Egmont, Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven
Franco Gulli, violinist

Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
Ludwig van Beethoven

April 17, 1993
HappyAnniversary
Aaron Copland

Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune
Claude Debussy

A Night on Bald Mountain
Modest Mussorgsky
[reorchesd. and arr., Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov]
L’Aprenti Sorcier
 Paul Dukas

Ma mère l’oye, Ballet, “Mother Goose Suite”
Maurice Ravel

Pictures at an Exhibition
Modest Mussorgsky
[orchesd., Maurice Ravel]

Eighty-first Season [1993-1994]

October 16, 1993
Vocalise,Op. 34, No. 14
Sergei Rachmaninov
[arr. for orchestra by composer]

Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 43
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1 in A Minor, Op. 99
Dmitri Shostakovitch
Cho-Liang Lin
, violin

November 13, 1993
Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in D Minor, Op. 30
Sergei Rachmaninov
Santiago Rodriguez
, piano

January 15, 1994
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759,“Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 1
John Corigliano

March 19, 1994
Notturno,Op. 70
Giuseppe Martucci

Concerto for String Quartet andOrchestra in A Minor, Op. 131
Louis Spohr
Mendelssohn String Quartet

Duetfor Solo Conductor
Anonymous

DonJuan, Tone Poem for LargeOrchestra, Op. 20
Richard Strauss

Capriccioespagnol, Op. 34
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

April 16, 1994
Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wellingtons Sieg, Op. 91, “Wellington’s Victory”
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Polovtsian Dances” from the Opera Prince Igor
Alexander Borodin
Reading Choral Society
Gail Poch, director
Reading Madrichor
Donald Reber, director

May 23, 1994 (moved from February 12, 1994 due to snow)
Overture from the Opera LeNozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Danses sacrée et profane, for Harp and Strings
Claude Debussy
Jane Kauffman Brye, harp

Sérénaded’hiver, for Voices andOrchestra
Camille Saint-Saëns

Berks Classical Children’s Chorus; Donald Hinkle, director

Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Hob.I:92, “Oxford”
Franz Joseph Haydn

Eighty-second Season [1994-1995]

October 15, 1994
The Chairman Dances, Foxtrot forOrchestra
John Adams

Pulcinella,Suite for Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky

Symphony No. 15 in A Major, op 141
Dmitri Shostakovitch

November 12, 1994
Concerto for Keyboard and Strings No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052
Johann Sebastian Bach
Seung-Un Ha, pianist

Symphony No. 9
Gustav Mahler

January 14, 1995
Max Bragado-Darman,guest conducting

Danzas del ballet Estancia,Op. 8a
Alberto Ginastera

Tres viejos aires de danza
Joaquin Rodrigo

Sheherazade,Symphonic Suite, Op. 35
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Bertram Greenspan
, concertmaster, violinist

February 11, 1995
“Sicilienne” from Pelléas et Mélisande,Op. 80, No. 3
Gabriel Faure

Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Stringsin C Minor, BWV 1060
Johann Sebastian Bach

[after the Concerto for Two Keyboardsand Strings
in C Minor, BWV 1060]
Lenuta Cuilei-Atanasiu, violin;Terence Belzer, oboe

TheTelephone, Comic Opera in OneAct
Gian Carlo Menotti
Cheryl Markofski, soprano;Lawrence Indik, baritone

“Stardust”
Hoagy Charmichael

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestrain E flat Major, K. 365
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Claude Frank
 and LilianKallir, pianos

March 18, 1995
“Lesginka” from the Ballet Gayaneh
Aram Khachaturian

Tap Dance Concerto
Morton Gould
Dean Diggins, dancer

El sombrero de tres picos, Suite No. 2
Manuel de Falla

“Symphonic Dances” from the Musical West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein

April 22, 1995
Overture in C Major
Fanny Hensel (née Mendelssohn)

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56, “Scottish”
Felix Mendelssohn

Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra with Harp, Op. 46
Max Bruch
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin

Eighty-third Season [1995-1996]

September 23, 1995
“Rodriguez Returns”
Special Non-Subscription Concert

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in D Minor, Op. 30
Sergei Rachmaninov

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Santiago Rodriguez
, piano

October 14, 1995
Overture from the Opera Ilmatrimonio segreto
Domenico Cimarosa

Symphony No. 31 in D Major, Hob.I:31, “Hornsignal”
Franz Joseph Haydn

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra inD Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms
Aaron Rosand
, violin

November 18, 1995
Preludiosinfonico in A Major
Giacomo Puccini

Act III from the Opera Labohème
Giacomo Puccini

Kim Kronenberg Russell,Mimi; Susan Whitenack,Musetta;
Gary Pate, Rodolfo; DonSheasley, Marcello;
Reading Choral Society; Gail Poch,director

“Kyrie” from Messadi Gloria
Giacomo Puccini

Reading Choral Society; Gail Poch, director;
Berks Classical Children’s Chorus; Donald Hinkle, director

“O mio babbino caro” from theOpera Gianni Schicchi
Giacomo Puccini
Susan Whitenack, Lauretta

“Vogliate mi bene” from the OperaMadama Butterfly
Giacomo Puccini
Kim Kronenberg Russell,Butterfly;
Gary Pate, Lt. B. F.Pinkerton
“Nulla!Silenzio!” from the Opera IltabarroGiacomo Puccini
Don Sheasley, Michele

“Mia gelosa” from the Opera Tosca
Giacomo Puccini

“Vissi d’arte” from the Opera Tosca
Giacomo Puccini

“Te Deum” from the Opera Tosca
Giacomo Puccini

KimKronenberg Russell, FloriaTosca;
Gary Pate, Mario Cavaradossi;Don Sheasley, Scarpia;
Berks Choral Society, Clergyand Parishioners;
Berks Classical Children’sChorus, Altar Boys and Children

February 10, 1996
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in D Minor, Op. 15
Johannes Brahms
Matthew Bengtson, pianist

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Opus 73
Johannes Brahms

March 16, 1996
“Intermezzo” from the Opera Goyescas
Enrique Granados

Tangazo
Astor Piazzolla

Straighton ‘til Morning
Evan Solot
[Reading Symphony Orchestra commission in cooperation with theDelaware Symphony Orchestra]

Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
Sergei Rachmaninov

April 20, 1996
[Tribute to Miss Gertrude Sternbergh]

Overture from the Opera DieZauberflöte
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto in G Major
Maurice Ravel
John Browning, pianist

Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

May 23, 1996
Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Suite from the incidental music toShakespeare’s EinSommernachtstraum
Felix Mendelssohn
“Overture”
“Scherzo”
“Intermezzo”
“Nocturne”
“Wedding March”

Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
Ludwig van Beethoven

Eighty-fourth Season [1996-1997]

October 26, 1996
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven
Peter Orth, piano

ThePlanets, Orchestral Suite,Op. 32
Gustav Holst

November 23, 1996
Symphony No. 6 in DMajor, Hob. I:6, Le matin
Franz Joseph Haydn

Concerto forVioloncello and Orchestra No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
Camille Saint-Saëns
Warren Samples, violoncello

Symphony No. 9 in EMinor, Op. 95, “from the New World”
Antonín Dvořák

January 11, 1997
Symphony No. 6 in FMajor, Op. 68, Pastoral
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in DMinor, Op. 107 “Reformation”
Felix Mendelssohn

February 15, 1997
Helios,Concert Overture, Op. 17
Carl Nielsen

Symphony No. 2, Op.30, Romantic
Howard Hanson

Concerto forClarinet and Orchestra in A Major, K. 622
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Stuart Best, clarinet

LaMer, Three Symphonic Sketches
Claude Debussy

March 15, 1997
LaCréation du monde,Op. 81
Darius Milhaud

AZoo Called Earth for narratorand orchestra
Peter Schickele

“Alien Narrator”(prerecorded tape provided by composer)

Todund Verklärung, Tone Poemfor Large Orchestra, Op. 24
Richard Strauss

April 19, 1997
[Tribute to Dr. Charles A. Carabello]

Le Quattro Stagioni, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4
Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 1, La primavera

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 2, L’estate

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 3, L’autunno

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 4, L’inverno

Leor Maltinski, violin

Overture from the Opera La forza del destino
Giuseppe Verdi

“Prologue in Heaven” from the Opera Mefistofele
Arrigo Boito
Stephen Markuson
, bass-baritone;
Reading Choral SocietyGail Poch, director;
Berk’s Classical Children’s ChorusDonald Hinkle, director

Eighty-fifth Season [1997-1998]

October 25, 1997
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 inB Minor, Op. 7, La campanella
Niccolò Paganini
Juliette Kang,violin
Eine Alpensinfonie
,Op. 64, “An Alpine Symphony”
Richard Strauss

November 22, 1997
Akademische Festouvertüre, Op. 80,
“Academic Festival Overture” Johannes Brahms

Czech Suite in D Major, Op. 39
Antonín Dvořák

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, Eroica
Ludwig van Beethoven

January 10, 1998
Overture from the Opera Axur, Re d’Ormus Antonio Salieri

Vorrei spiegarti, oh Dio, K. 418
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

No, no, che non sei capace, K. 419
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Elizabeth Parcells, soprano

Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, “Great” Franz Schubert

February 14, 1998
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Ludwig van Beethoven

Lincoln Portrait for Speaker and Orchestra Aaron Copland
Pattée Miller, narrator

Alexander Nevsky, Cantata, Op. 78
Sergei Prokofiev

Suzanne DuPlantis,mezzo-soprano;
Reading Choral SocietyDavid DeVenney, director

March 14, 1998

Fanfareof Celebration
David Ott

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 inD Minor, Op. 30
Sergei Rachmaninov
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Concerto for Orchestra Béla Bartók

April 4, 1998
Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Samuel Barber

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Hector Berlioz

Eighty-sixth Season [1998-1999]

October 3, 1998
“Celebrate Our Town”A Concert Commemorating Reading’s 250thAnniversary [SpecialNon-Subscription Concert]

Preludefrom the Opera
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

“O trenzinho do caipira” from Bachianasbrasilerias No. 2,
“The Little Train of the Caipira”
Heitor Villa-Lobos

“Vltava” Symphonic Poem from MáVlast, “The Moldou”
Bredrich Smetana

Anthemof Peace
Mack Wilberg

Berks Classical Children’s Chorus;
James K. Wilson, choraledirector, conducting

Thereis a Morn Unseen
Emma Lou Diemer

Annie Sallade,soprano; Reading Choral Society;
David DeVenney, musicdirector, conducting

ASymphony of Celebration forMixed Chorus,
Children’s Chorus, Community Chorus and Orchestra
David Finko
[première performance; Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]
Berks Classical Children’s Chorus
JamesK. Wilson, director
Reading Choral Society
DavidDeVenney, director

October 24, 1998
Fanfare from the Ballet LePéri
Paul Dukas

“Celebration” from Tropicalia
Roberto Sierra

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.2 in D Minor, Op. 44
Max Bruch
Kenneth Cox, violinist

Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78,“Organ”
Camille Saint-Saëns
Bruce Brengtson
, organ

November 21, 1998
Fanfare
John Davison

Celebration
Benjamin Lees

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3
in C Major, Op. 26Sergei Prokofiev

Seung-Un Ha,piano

Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
Robert Schumann

January 9, 1999
Celebration Overture
Sy Brandon

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Op.37
Miklós Rózsa

Roberto Diaz,viola

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

February 13, 1999
Brass Fanfare
Anonymous

Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297,“Paris”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Schweiget stille, plaudert nicht,”
Canata No. 211, BWV 211, “Coffee”
Johann Sebastian Bach
Julianne Baird, Lieschen;Gregory Mercer, narrator;
Judd Ernster, Schlendrian

Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90,“Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

March 13, 1999
ToccataFanfare
Giovanni Battista Martini
[arr., Barbara Prugh]

Lacarnaval romain, Ouverturecaractéristique, Op. 9
Hector Berlioz

Odeto Music
Malcolm Williamson
Berks Classical Children’s Chorus; Donald Hinkle, director

TheWand of Youth, Suite No. 1,Op. 1a
Sir Edward Elgar

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

April 17, 1999
“A French Hunting Call” from the 18th Century
[arr., Osborne]
Barbara Prugh, trumpet

Overture from the Opera The Merry Wives of Windsor
Otto Nocolai

“Che gelida manina” from the Opera La bohéme
Giacomo Puccini

“M’appari tutt’amor” from the Opera Martha
Friedrich von Flotow

“O paradis” from the Opera L’africaine
Giacomo Meyerbeer

“E la solita storia”
from the Opera L’Arlesiana, “Frederico’s Lament”
Francesco Cilèa

“Nessun dorma” from the Opera Turandot
Giacomo Puccini

“La donna è mobile” from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

Frank Tenaglia, tenor

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan”
Gustav Mahler

Eighty-seventh Season [1999-2000]

September 25 and 26, 1999
Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Suite from Musicfor Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
David Diamond
“Overture”
“Balcony Scene”
“Romeo and Friar Laurence”

Suite from the Symphonie dramatique
Roméo et JulietteHector Berlioz
“Roméo Alone”
“Sadness”
“Distant Sounds of Music and Dancing”
“Festivities in the Capulet’s Palace
“Love Scene”

Suite from the Ballet Romeoand Juliet
Sergei Prokofiev
“Montagues and Capulets”
“Masks”
“The Death of Tybalt”

October 23 and 24, 1999
Hungarian Dance No. 1 in C Minor
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Violin, Cello andOrchestra in A Minor, Op. 102, “Double Concerto”
Johannes Brahms
Carmit Zori,violin; Hai-Yi Ni, cello
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninov
Santiago Rodriguez, piano

November 20 and 21, 1999
Prelude from the Opera Hänselund Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck

DerRosenklavier Suite
Richard Strauss

LiebesliederWaltzes,Op. 52
Johannes Brahms
[arr.for strings, Friedrich Hermann]

TilEulenspiegels lustige Streiche,Symphonic Poem, Op. 28
Richard Strauss

January 15 and 16, 2000
Symphony for Double Orchestra in E-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Johann Christian Bach

Symphony No. 22 in E-flat Major, Hob I:22, “The Philosopher”
Franz Joseph Haydn

Tzigane
, Rhapsodie de concert
Maurice Ravel
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin

Concerto for Viola, Strings and Basso Continuo in G Major: TWV 51:G9
Georg Phillipp Telemann
Roberto Diaz, viola

Romantic Fantasy for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
Arthur Benjamin
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin; Roberto Diaz, viola

February 12 and 13, 2000
“Finale” from Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17, “Little Russian”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Reading Symphony Youth OrchestraPeter J. Brye, director

Psyché, Poème symphonique
César Franck

La Valse, Poème choréographique
Maurice Ravel

Pelléas et Mélisande, Suite, Op. 80
Gabriel Fauré

Tristan und Isolde, A Symphonic Synthesis
Richard Wagner
[arr., Leopold Stokowski]

March 11 and 12, 2000
Overture to Goethe’s Hermann und Dorothea, Op. 136
Robert Schumann

Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 46, No. 2
Antonín Dvořák

Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 417
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Peter Rubins, horn

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Jean Sibelius

Eighty-eighth Season [2000-2001]

September 23 and 24, 2000
Overture from the Opera Diefliegende Holländer
Richard Wagner

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Ludwig van Beethoven
Marcantonio Barone, piano

A Survivor from Warsaw for Narrator,Men’s Chorus and
Orchestra, Op. 46
Arnold Schoenberg
Severin Fayerman
, narrator
Men of the Reading Choral SocietyDavid DeVenney, director

“Finale” from Symphony No. 3
Gustav Mahler

October 14 and 15, 2000
“Fanfare” from the Ballet LaPéri
Paul Dukas

CarmenSuite after Georges Bizet’sOpera
for Strings and Percussion
Rodion Shchedrin

Shéhérazadefor Soprano and Orchestra
Maurice Ravel
Elizabeth Parcells, soprano

Rapsodieespagnole
Maurice Ravel

November 18 and 19, 2000
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in GMajor, BWV 1048
Johann Sebastian Bach

Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra
Mary Jeanne van Appledorn
[première performance]
Charles Rex, violin

Musicfor a Great City
Aaron Copland

Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Johannes Brahms

January 20 and 21, 2001
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op.6
Niccoló Paganini
Stephanie Jeong, violin

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op.55, Eroica
Ludwig van Beethoven

February 10 and 11, 2001
“Farandole” from L’arlésienne Suite No. 2
Georges Bizet
Reading Symphony Youth OrchestraPeter J. Brye, director

Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425, “Linz” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Johann Sebastian Bach
[orchesd., Leopold Stokowski]
with senior members of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

Le sacre du printemps, Ballet
Igor Stravinsky

March 10 and 11, 2001
The Unanswered Question, Contemplation No. 1
Charles Ives

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1
Sergei Rachmaninov
Emi Nakajima, piano

Ein Heldenleben, Tone Poem, Op. 40
Richard Strauss
Bertram Greenspan
, concertmaster, violin

Eighty-ninth Season [2001-2002]

October 6 and 7, 2001
Die Weihe des Hauses, ConcertOverture, Op. 124
Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto in AMinor, Op. 16
Edvard Grieg

Piano Concerto No. 2in F Major, Op. 102
Dmitri Shostakovich
Simon Mulligan, piano

Pinidi Roma, Symphonic Poem
Ottorino Respighi

November 17 and18, 2001
“In Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Death of Giuseppe Verdi
Overture from the Opera Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi

“Va pensiero”from the Opera Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi
Reading Choral SocietyDavidDeVenney, director

“Quando le sere alplacido” from the Opera Luisa Miller
Giuseppe Verdi
Perry Price, Rodolfo

“Libiamo,ne’lieti calici” from the Opera LaTraviata, “Toasting Song”
Giuseppe Verdi
Heather Thompson, Violetta;Perry Price, Alfredo
Reading Choral SocietyDavidDeVenney, director

“Un dì, felice”from the Opera La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
Heather Thompson, Violetta;Perry Price, Alfredo

“Vedi! Le foschenotturne spoglie” from the Opera IlTrovatore, “Anvil Chorus”
Giuseppe Verdi
Reading Choral SocietyDavidDeVenney, conducting

Prelude from theOpera Un ballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi

“Ecco l’orrdocampo” from the Opera Un balloin maschera
Giuseppe Verdi
Heather Thompson, Amelia

“Teco io stò”from the Opera Un ballo inmaschera, “Love Duet”
Giuseppe Verdi
Heather Thompson, Amelia; PerryPrice, Riccardo

Overture from theOpera La forza del destino
Giuseppe Verdi

“Nothung!Neidliches Schwert!” from the Opera Seigfried
Richard Wagner
PerryPrice, Siegfried

“Fleigtheim, ihr Raben!” from the Opera Götterdämmerung
Richard Wagner
Heather Thompson,Brünnhilde

Prelude from theOpera Aida
Giuseppe Verdi

“TriumphalScene” from the Opera Aida
Giuseppe Verdi
Reading Choral Society; David DeVenney,director

January 12 and13, 2002
Symphony in B-flatMajor, Op. 18, No. 2 {?}
Johann Christian Bach

Symphony No. 1 in CMajor, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sarah Hatsuko Hicks,assistant conductor, conducting

Concerto for Celloand Orchestra No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1
Franz Joseph Haydn
Douglas McNames, principalcellist, cello

Symphony No. 41 in CMajor, K. 551, “Jupiter”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

February 9 and 10, 2002
“The Great Lover”
from the Musical Comedy On the Town
Leonard Bernstein

Rag-Time for Eleven Instruments
Igor Stravinsky

Tahiti Trot, after Vincent Youmans’ “Tea for Two,” Op. 16
Dmitri Shostakovich

“Five O’clock Fox Trot” from the Fantasie lyrique
L’Enfant et les sortilèges
Maurice Ravel

Excerpts from Suite for Chamber Orchestra
and Jazz Piano Trio

Claude Bolling

“Gracieuse”
“Aria”
“Enjouée”

Synchronicity for Jazz Quartet and Orchestra
Paul Nash
[première performance]

The Western Jazz Quartet

An American in Paris, Tone Poem
George Gershwin

March 9 and 10, 2002
Symphony No. 2 in G Major
Frederick the Great

Le Quattro Stagioni, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4
Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 1, La primavera

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 2, L’estate

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 3, L’autunno

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 4, L’inverno

Charles Castleman, violin

Symphony No. 101 in D Major, “The Clock”
Franz Joseph Haydn

April 6 and 7, 2002
“Nimrod” from Enigma Variations
Edward Elgar

Reading Symphony Youth OrchestraPeter J. Brye, director

Overture from the Opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Ludwig van Beethoven

Matthew Bengtson, piano

Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
Sergei Rachmaninov

Ninetieth Season [2002-2003]

September 28, 2002
Capriccio bohémian, Op. 12 Sergei Rachmaninoff

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 21
in C Major, K. 467, “Elvira Madigan” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Rui Shi, piano

Grand Canyon Suite Ferde Grofé

October 19, 2002
Overture from the Ballet
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43,
“The Creatures of Prometheus” Ludwig van Beethoven

Scottish Fantasy for Violin
with Orchestra and Harp, Op. 46,
Fantasie unter freier Benutzung
schottisher Volksmelodieen
 Max Bruch

Christopher Lee, Concertmaster

Symphony No. 6
in B Minor, Op. 74, Pathétique Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

November 23, 2002
Robert Franz, guest conductor

Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 Samuel Barber

Harmonic Rhythm,
Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra Russell Peck

Matthew Strauss, Timapani

Huapango for Orchestra José Pablo Moncayo

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

January 11, 2003
Overture from the Opera Semiramide Gioachino Rossini

Gli uccelli, Suite for Orchestra Ottorino Respighi

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 Johannes Brahms

February 15, 2003
Grand Overture No. 3 for Double Orchestra
in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3 Johann Christian Bach

Andrew Grams, Assistant Conductor, conducting

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola
and Orchestra in E-flat Major, K. 364 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin
Roberto Diaz, viola

Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485 Franz Schubert

March 8, 2003
Overture from the Opera Fidelio, Op. 72c Ludwig van Beethoven

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra
Peter J. Brye, Music Director, conducting

“Danse bacchanale”
from the Opera Samson et Dalila Camille Saint-Saëns

Reading Symphony Orchestra
with senior members of the
Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

Peter J. Brye, conducting

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5
in F Major, Op. 103, “Egyptian” Camille Saint-Saëns

Santiago Rodriguez, piano

Andrew Grams, Assistant Conductor, conducting

Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35 Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Andrew Grams, Assistant Conductor, conducting

Ninety-First Season [2003-2004]

September 20, 2003
Le Corsaire, Concert Overture,
after Fenimore Cooper and Byron, Opus 21 Hector Berlioz

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Opus 35 Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Aaron Rosand, violin

Symphonie fantastique, Opus 14a Hector Berlioz

October 25, 2003
Overture from the Opera L’Italiana in Algeri Gioachino Rossini

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 Camille Saint-Saëns

Pauline Yang, piano

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92 Ludwig van Beethoven

November 22, 2003
Divertimento for Orchestra Leonard Bernstein

Double Concerto for Two Trumpets Harold Farberman

Marvin Stamm and Neil Balm, trumpets

Jazz Fantasy on the Name B-A-C-H Stephen Prutsman

Stephen Prutsman, composer, piano

Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, “Naughty Limericks” Rodion Shchedrin

January 17, 2004
Overture from the Opera Così fan tutte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Adagio” in E Major, K. 261 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Christopher Collins Lee, Concertmaster, violin

[featuring a Guaneri violin once owned by Leopold Mozart]

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3
in G Major, K. 216 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Christopher Collins Lee, Concertmaster, violin

[featuring a Guaneri violin once owned by Leopold Mozart]

Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

February 14, 2004
“Prelude” from the Incidental Music for Pelléas et Mélisande,
after Maeterlinck, Op. 80, No. 1 Gabriel Fauré

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

Peter Brye, RSYO Music Director, conducting

Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture George Gershwin

[arranged by Robert Russell Bennett]

Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and Orchestra George Gershwin

[orchestrated by Ferde Grofé]

Lorin Hollander, piano

“Variation No. 18” from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
for Piano and Orchestra Sergei Rachmaninoff

Lorin Hollander, piano

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

[arranged for soprano, tenor and orchestra by Sergei Taneyev]

Laura Heims, soprano

Brian Register, tenor

“Fra gli amplessi” from Così fan tutte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Laura Heimes, soprano

Brian Register, tenor

“Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” from the operetta
Das Land des Lachelns Franz Lehár

Brian Register, tenor

Lorin Hollander, piano

“Deh vieni, non tardar, o gioja bella” from the opera
Le nozze di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Laura Heimes, soprano

Lorin Hollander, piano

Irish Tune from County Derry Percy Grainger
Lorin Hollander, piano

Boléro Maurice Ravel

March 6, 2004
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 46, No. 8 Antonín Dvořák

[joined by juniors and seniors of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra]

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64 Felix Mendelssohn

Ayako Yoshida, violin

Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra Georges Bizet

[arranged by Franz Waxman]

Ayako Yoshida, violin

“Variations of Aegina” from the Ballet Spartacus Aram Khachaturian

Pictures at an Exhibition Modest Mussorgsky

[orchestrated by Maurice Ravel]

Ninety-Second Season [2004-2005]

October 9, 2004
Symphony No. 83 in G Minor, Hob. II:88, “The Hen”
Franz Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125, “Choral”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Janice Chandler Eteme, soprano

Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano

Brian Register, tenor

Dean Elzinga, bass-baritone

The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, chorus

November 20, 2004
“Dance of the Tumblers” from the OperaThe Snow Maiden
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

Peter Brye, conductor

Danses sacrée et profane
Claude Debussy

Wendy Lucas, harp

Suite from the Ballet Ma mere l’oye, “Sleeping Beauty”
Maurice Ravel

River Tina Davidson

World Première of a work commissioned for the Reading Symphony Orchestra by the Reading Public Museum in honor of its 100th anniversary

The Yellow River Concerto
Xinghai Xian, Wanghua Chu, Zhuang Liu, Lihong Sheng, Chenzong Yin

Michelle Kim, piano

February 12, 2005
“Moon River” from the Movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Henry Mancini

“Stardust”
Hoagy Charmichael

Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra in D Minor
Felix Mendelssohn

Christopher Collins Lee, concertmaster

Elena Baksht, piano

Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

March 5, 2005
Piano Concerto in C Major, Op. 39
Ferruccio Busoni

Marc-André Hamelin

Men of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, chorus

April 9, 2005
“Hungarian March” from La damnation de Faust
Hector Berlioz

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra
Peter Brye, conductor

Festive Overture, Op. 96
Dmitri Shostakovich

Ringgold Band

James Siedel, conductor

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra Juniors and Seniors

Suite from the Ballet The Sleeping Beauty
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Megan Maslar and Karen Fetterman, dancers

CarolEnnis, Founding Director; Tenna Deemer, Artistic Director

“Stabat mater dolorosa” from Stabat Mater
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

“Inflammatus et accensus” from Stabat Mater
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

“Quando corpus morietur” from Stabat Mater
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Berks Classical Children’s Chorus

Jennifer Adam, conductor

Concerto for Trumpet
Henri Tomasi

Frank Ferraro, Jr., trumpet

Ouverture solennelle “1812”, Op. 49, “1812 Overture”
Piotr Ilyich Tchiakovsky

Ringgold Band

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra Seniors

Ninety-Third Season [2005-2006]

October 8th, 2005
“Building the Barn” from Witness
Maurice Jarre

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 104
Antonín Dvořák
Douglas McNames, violoncello

Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

November 19th, 2005

Joana Carneiro, conducting
Lullaby for Strings
George Gershwin

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
Samuel Barber
Christopher Collins Lee, concertmaster, soloist

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

January 21st, 2006
Steven Hackman, Assistant Conductor, conducting
Overture from the Opera La clemenza di Tito
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Non, più di fiori vaghe catene,”
Rondò from the Opera La clemenza di Tito
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Francine Black, soprano
Neil Hoffman, basset horn

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A Major, K. 622
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Janine Thomas, clarinet

Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425, “Linz”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

February 11th, 2006 Markand Thakar, conducting
“Nimrod” from Enigma Variations
Edward Elgar

Junior and Senior members of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra
“Prelude und Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde
Richard Wagner
[arr., Engelbert Humperdinck]

“Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein

Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Antonín Dvořák

March 4th, 2006

Symphony No. 6 in A Minor, “Tragic”
Gustav Mahler

April 8th, 2006

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Organ, Oboe and Strings
George Frideric Handel
Bruce P. Bengtson, organ

“Jupiter” from The Planets, Op. 32
Gustav Holst
Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

Ein Heldenleben, Tone Poem, Op. 40
Richard Strauss
Christopher Collins Lee, concertmaster, violin solo

Guest Conductors

Ninety-Fourth Season [2006-2007]

“Simply the Best”

October 7th, 2006
Federico Cortese, conducting

Introduction from the Opera Khovanschina Modest Mussorgsky

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47 Jean Sibelius

Nicolas Kendall, violin

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 Ludwig van Beethoven

November 18th, 2006
“Mother Ginger” from the Ballet The Nutcracker,
“Mother Gigogne and the Clowns” Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra
Richard Ney, conducting

Robert Franz, conducting

Seven Passages Behzad Ranjbaran

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E-flat Major Franz Liszt

Vitalij Kuprij, piano

Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 Dmitri Shostakovich

January 20th, 2007
Andrew Constantine, conducting

“Carnival,” Concert Overture, Op. 92 Antonín Dvořák

Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra Richard Strauss

Liang Wang, oboe

Joyeuse March Emmanuel Chabrier
performed with RSYO Junior and Senior Members

Sospiri, Op. 70 Sir Edward Elgar

Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma” Sir Edward Elgar

February 10th, 2007
Emil de Cou, conducting

Overture from the Incidental Music for
Goethe’s “Egmont,” Op. 84 Ludwig van Beethoven

“Como scoglio immoto occhi”
from the Opera Cosí fan tutte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jessica Jones, soprano

“Aprite un po quegli occhi”
from the Opera Le nozze di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dean Elzinga, bass

“La ci daren la mano” from the Opera Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jessica Jones, soprano; Dean Elzinga, bass

“Leonore Overture No. 3”, Op. 72b Ludwig van Beethoven

“Ha, velch ein Augenblick” from the Opera Fidelio Ludwig van Beethoven

Dean Elzinga, bass

“Abscheulicher” from the Opera Fidelio Ludwig van Beethoven

Jessica Jones, soprano

“Walkürenritt” from the Opera Die Walküre Richard Wagner

“Wotans Abschied” from the Opera Die Walküre Richard Wagner

“Siegfried Surmounts the Magic Fire and Beholds Brunnhilde,”
Orchestral Interlude from Act III of the Opera Siegfried Richard Wagner

“Dawn and the Rhine Journey,” Introduction from the
Prologue of the Opera Die Götterdämmerung Richard Wagner

“Siegfrieds Trauermusik” from the Opera Die Götterdämmerung Richard Wagner

“Feuermusik und Schluß” from the Opera Die Götterdämmerung Richard Wagner

March 10th, 2007
Karen Lynn Deal, conducting

Overture from the Opera Die nozze di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 Sergei Rachmaninoff

Roberto Plano, piano

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, “From the New World,” Opus 95 Antonín Dvořák

April 14th, 2007
“Farandole” from L’arlésienne Suite No. 2 Georges Bizet

[orchestrated, Ernest Guiraud]

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

Peter Brye, conducting

Paul Haas, conducting

Songs the Plants Taught Us Joshua Penman

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 85 Sir Edward Elgar

Efe Baltacigil, cello

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Andrew Constantine

Ninety-Fifth Season [2007 – 2008]

“The New Era”
(Andrew Constantine’s First Season as Music Director)

October 6th, 2007
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
in B-flat Minor, Op. 23 Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Yuja Wang, piano

Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27 Sergei Rachmaninoff

November 17th, 2007
Themes from the “New World Symphony” Antonín Dvořák
[arr., Carrie Lane Gruselle]

Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra
Richard Ney, conductor

Symphony No. 6 in E Minor Ralph Vaughan Williams

Prélude á L’après-midi d’un faune Claude Debussy

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 Max Bruch

Christopher Collins Lee, violin

January 19th, 2008
St. Paul’s Suite, for String Orchestra, Op. 29, No. 2 Gustav Holst

Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra and Timpani in G Minor Francis Poulenc

Rändel Wolfe, organ

Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22 Antonín Dvořák

February 16th, 2008
Night on Bald Mountain Modest Mussorgsky
[arr. and orchd., Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov]

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35 Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Jonathan Carney, violin

Slavonic Dance No. 6 in D Major, Op. 46, No. 6 Antonín Dvořák

Junior and Senior Members of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

Appalachian Spring, “Ballet for Martha,”
Suite for Orchestra Aaron Copland

March 15th, 2008
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, “Classical” Sergei Prokofiev

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1
in A Minor, Op. 33 Camille Saint-Saëns

Yumi Kendall, violoncello

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

April 12th, 2008
Tragische Ouvertüre, Op. 81, “Tragic Overture” Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra Béla Bartók
[cmpltd, Tibor Serly]

Roberto Díaz, viola

The Cowboy OvertureJohn Williams

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra
Peter Brye, Youth Orchestras Music Director, conducting

Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10 Dmitri Shostakovich

Ninety-sixth Season [2008-2009]

October 4, 2008
Coriolan, Concert Overture after Collin, Op. 62
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 35
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Elena Urioste, violin

Symphony No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms

November 15, 2008
Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor
Alexander Borodin

Hell’s Angels for Bassoon Quartet and Orchestra
Michael Dougherty

Valerie Trollinger Flohr, Gail Ober, Michael Pedrazzini, bassoons; Darryl Hartshorne, contrabassoon

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Harry Gregson Williams (arr. Larry Moore)
Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra, Richard Ney, Conductor

Petrushka, Ballet in Four Tableaux
Igor Stravinsky

January 17, 2009
Hamburg Symphony No. 4 in A Major
C.P.E. Bach

Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Alon Goldstein, piano

Symphony No. 3, Op. 53, “Scottish”
Felix Mendelssohn

March 14, 2009
Farandole from “L’arlesienne” Suite No. 2
Georges Bizet
RSYO Philharmonia, Brian Mishler, conductor

Le Tombeau de Couperin
Maurice Ravel

Rainbow Body
Christopher Theofanidis

Dr. Mario Livio, speaker

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, Pastoral
Ludwig van Beethoven

April 18, 2009
Sarka from Má Vlast
Bedѓich Smetena

The Wood Dove
Antonin Dvořák

Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”: Movement 4
Piotyr Illyich Tchaikovsky

Joined by the RSYO Sinfonia, Peter Brye Conducting

Suite from “The Cunning Little Vixen”
Leoš Janáček

Jon Spelman, storyteller

The Moldau from Má Vlast
Bedѓich Smetena

May 16, 2009
Suite from “Hary Janos”
Zoltán Kodály

Carmina Burana, Scenic Cantata
Carl Orff
Leon Williams, baritone
Ilana Davidson, soprano
Christopher Pfund, tenor
Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Tom Hall director

Berks Classical Children’s Chorus, Jennifer Adam and Jodi Rineheimer, directors

Ninety-seventh Season [2009-2010]

October 3, 2009
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61
Edward Elgar
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin

Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 141
Antonin Dvořák

November 14, 2009
Simple Symphony
Benjamin Britten

Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra
Phillip Glass
Steven Weiser and Jonathan Haas, timpani

Chanson de Matin
Edward Elgar
Sandy Solmon, Golden Baton Conductor

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Hector Berlioz

January 23, 2010
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Clarinet Concerto, Op. 31
Gerald Finzi
Janine Thomas, clarinet

Russian Sailor’s Dance from “The Red Poppy”
Reinhold Glière

Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra, Richard Ney, Conductor

Serenade for Strings in E flat Op. 6
Josef Suk

March 6, 2010
Marche Militaire Francaise from “The Algerian Suite”
Camille Saint-Saëns
RSYO Philharmonia, Brian Mishler, Conductor

La carnaval romain, Ouverture caractéristique, Op. 9
Hector Berlioz

Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21
Eduardo Lalo
Christopher Collins Lee, violin

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
Jean Sibelius

April 10, 2010
Petite Suite, Op. 22 “Jeux d’enfants “
Georges Bizet

Concerto Champêtre for Harpsichord
Francis Poulenc
Matthew Bengtson, harpsichord

Overture from the Opera “Fidelio”
Ludwig van Beethoven
Joined by the RSYO Sinfonia, Peter Brye, Conducting

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven

May 15, 2010
Capriccio italien, Op. 45
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

An American in Paris Tone Poem
George Gershwin

Fontane di Roma
Ottorino Respighi

Cockaigne (In London Town), Op. 40
Edward Elgar

Ninety-eighth Season [2010-2011]

October 2, 2010
Overture from the opera „Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann
Alon Goldstein, piano

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

November 13, 2010
Dance of the Tumblers from “Snow Maiden”
Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakov arr. Dackow
Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra, Brian Mishler, conductor

Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Rhymes
Grace Williams

Vier Letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) for Soprano and Orchestra
Richard Strauss
Janice Chandler Eteme, soprano

Prelude from the opera „Khovanshchina
Modest Mussorgsky
Francine Black, Golden Baton Conductor

Pictures at an Exhibition
Modest Mussorgsky [orchesd. Maurice Ravel]

January 22, 2011
Jonathan Carney, Guest Conductor and Soloist

Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
Edward Elgar
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A major, K. 219, „Turkish“
W.A. Mozart
Jonathan Carney, violin

“Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 J.S. Bach arr. Leopold Stokowski

“Air on a G String”
RSYO Juniors and Seniors with the RSO

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, “Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

March 5, 2011
Hungarian Dance No.1 in G Minor
Johannes Brahms
Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra, Peter Brye, Conductor

Suite for Strings
Einojuhani Rautavaara

Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra
Joaquín Rodrigo
Jason Vieaux, guitar

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor
Johannes Brahms
Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

Symphony No. 104 in D major, Hob: I:104, “London”
Franz Joseph Haydn

April 16, 2011
Ein Sommernachstraum, Concert Overture after Shakespeare, Op.21
Felix Mendelssohn

Cello Concerto in C minor, Op. 66
Nikolai Miaskovsky
Amit Peled, cello

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica”
Ludwig van Beethoven

May 14, 2011
Aufforderung zum Tanze, Op. 65, “Invitation to the Dance”
Carl Maria von Weber
[orchesd. Hector Berlioz]

Symphonic Dances, Op. 64
Edvard Grieg

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Sergei Rachmanninov

Ninety-ninth Season [2011-2012]

October 15, 2011
Overture from the Opera “Euryanthe”, Op. 81
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn

Chloë Hanslip, Violin

Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Johannes Brahms

November 12, 2011
Overture from the Opera “William Tell”
Giachino Rossini

Concerto for Saxophone and String Orchestra in E-flat Major, Op. 109

Alexander Glazunov

Gary Louie, Saxophone

Prelude from the Opera “La Traviata”
Giuseppe Verdi
Golden Baton Winner David Richie, Conductor

Fantasy on Themes from “Carmen” for Saxophone and Orchestra
Georges Bizet, arranged by Gary Louie, orchestrated by Alan Baylock

Gary Louie, Saxophone

Spanish Dance No. 1 from “La Vida Breve”

Manuel de Falla

With Juniors and Seniors of the RSYO

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Ludwig van Beethoven

December 10, 2011
Messiah, an Oratorio in Three Parts

George Frideric Handel

Janice Chandler-Eteme, Soprano

Jan Wilson, Mezzo-Soprano

Duane Moody, Tenor

Robert Cantrell, Bass

Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Tom Hall, Director

February 11, 2012
Sidereus

Osvaldo Golijov

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 129
Robert Schumann

Joshua Roman, Cello

Symphony No. 2, Op. 30, “Romantic”
Howard Hanson

March 17, 2012
Overture from the Opera “The Magic Flute”
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Concerto No. 3 for Violin and Orchestra in B Minor, Op. 61
Camille Saint-Saëns

David Kim, Violin

Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52
Jean Sibelius

Valse Triste (Encore)

Jean Sibelius

May 19, 2012
Buckaroo Holiday and Hoe-Down from the Ballet Rodeo
Aaron Copland

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30
Sergei Prokofiev

Matthew Bengtson, Piano

Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

One-Hundredth Season [2012-2013]

October 13, 2012
Overture from the Opera Oberon, König der Elfen
Carl Maria von Weber

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninov

Fabio Bidini, piano

November 17, 2012
Overture after Sheridan’s The School for Scandal, Op. 5
Samuel Barber

Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C Major, K. 314 (285d)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Liang Wang, oboe

Arioso from Sinfonia BWV 156
Johann Sebastian Bach
Liang Wang, Oboe

Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma”

Sir Edward Elgar

February 23, 2013
“Nuages” and “Fêtes” from Three Nocturnes

Claude Debussy

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 28

Karl Goldmark

Christopher Collins Lee, violin

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Dmitri Shostakovich

March 23, 2013
Hamlet, Concert Overture after Shakespeare, Op. 37

Niels Gade

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor

Edvard Grieg

William Wolfram, piano

Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
Antonin Dvořák

April 20, 2013
The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Frederick Delius

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Johannes Brahms

Midori, violin

Symphony No. 3 in A minor “Scottish”
Felix Mendelssohn

May 11, 2013
Symphony No. 100 in G Major, “Military”
Franz Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125, “Choral”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Denise Ritter Bernardini, Soprano; Rebekah Ambrosini, Contralto;

Don Bernardini, Tenor; Keith Brautigam, Baritone

Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Tom Hall, Director

One-Hundredth and First Season [2013-2014]

October 19, 2013

Hosannas of the Second Heaven
Theodore Wiprud

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

David Kim, Violin

Jonathan Carney, Viola

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Antonin Dvorak

November 16, 2013

Overture to William Tell
Rossini

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra Juniors and Seniors joining RSO

Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 (K. 186a)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Op. 50
Paul Hindemith

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83
Johannes Brahms

February 22, 2014

Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
Peter Tchaikovsky

Trombone Concerto
Nino Rota

Bradley Ward, Trombone

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
Ludwig Van Beethoven

March 22, 2014

Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46
Max Bruch

Nigel Armstrong, Violin

Capricco Espagnole
Rimsky Korsakov-Dackow

April 26, 2014

Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Mikhail Glinka

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
Sergei Prokofiev

Terrence Wilson, Piano

Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri
Gioachino Rossini

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra
Peter Brye, Conductor

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathetique”
Peter Tchaikovsky

May 31, 2014

Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Benjamin Britten

Suite from Appalachian Spring
Aaron Copland

James Westwater’s, “A Love for the Land

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms

One-Hundredth and Second Season [2014-2015] 

October 11, 2014 

Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No.1
Ottorino Resphighi

Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102
Johannes Brahms

Timothy Lees, Violin

Ilya Finkelshteyn, Cello

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

November 8, 2014

Guest conductor: Jonathan Carney 

Beethoven: REVEALED, excerpts from:
Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20 (Menuetto), 3rd mvt.
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica”, 2nd mvt.
String Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”, 3rd mvt.
Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola in D major, Op. 25, 1st mvt.
Für Elise for Piano, WoO 59
German Dance No. 3, WoO 8
Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20, 5th mvt.
Sonata in c-sharp minor for Piano, Op. 27, No. 2, “Moonlight”, 1st mvt.
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93, 1st mvt.
Equale No. 1 for Four Trombones, WoO 30
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, “Pastoral” (Finale: Shepherd’s Song)
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven

January 17, 2015

Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297 (K. 300a), “Paris”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

David Shifrin, Clarinet

Theme from Romeo & Juliet
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra prelude performance | Conductor Brian Mishler

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, “Jupiter”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

March 7, 2015

Overture to Aristophanes’ Comedy
Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Lark Ascending, Romace for Violin and Orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Christopher Collins Lee, Violin

Grand Duo Concertante for Violin, Double Bass and Orchestra in A minor
Giovanni Bottesini

Christopher Collins Lee, Violin

Douglas Mapp, Bass

Finale from Symphony No. 2, Op. 17 “Little Russian”
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra Performance | Peter Brye, Conducting

Symphony in D minor
César Franck

April 25, 2015

Starburst
Jonathan Leshnoff

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Fabio Bidini, Piano

Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust
Hector Berlioz

May 16, 2015

Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22
Antonín Dvořák

The Secret Agent: Three Pieces
Philip Glass

Symphony No. 1 in D major
Gustav Mahler

One-Hundredth and Third Season [2015-2016]

October 10, 2015

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Ilya Yakushev, Piano

Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
Sergei Rachmaninoff

November 7, 2015

Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”
Leonard Bernstein

Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
Samuel Barber

Janice Chandler-Eteme, Soprano

In the South (Alassio), Op. 50
Edward Elgear

Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

January 30, 2016

Helios Overture, Op. 17
Carl Nielsen

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Vadim Gluzman, Violin

1812 Overture
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Reading Symphony Junior Strings Orchestra | Brian Mishler, conductor

Suite from The Firebird (1919 Verison)
Igor Stravinsky

March 5, 2016

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, “Classical”
Sergei Prokofiev

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Joyce Wang, Piano

Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
Johann Sebastian Bach arr. Leopold Stokowski

Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Georges Bizet

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra Prelude Performance | Peter Brye, Music Director

Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 107, “Reformation”
Felix Mendelssohn

April 2, 2016 

From Holberg’s Time, Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 40
Edvard Grieg

Konzertsück for Four Horns and Orchestra in F Major, Op. 86
Robert Schumann

The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave), Op. 12
Felix Mendelssohn

James Rester, French Horn

Kenneth Bell, French Horn

John DeVivo, French Horn

Albert Houde, French Horn

Side-by-side Performance with the 11th and 12th Grade Members of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Ludwig van Beethoven

May 7, 2016

Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Antonín Dvořák

Hiawatha Melodrama
Antonín Dvořák

Kevin Deas, Bass-Baritone
Joel Gori, Narrator

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
Antonín Dvořák

One-Hundredth and Forth Season [2016-2017]

September 24, 2016

William Wolfram, Piano
Reading Choral Society Women’s Chorus | Graham Bier, Director
Female Members of Berks Youth Chorus MasterSingers | Christopher Hoster, Director

Polonaise from Eugene Onégin, Op. 24
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchetra, Op. 43
Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Plants, Op. 32
Gustav Holst

October 29, 2016

Peter Minkler, Viola

Baltimore Choral Arts Society | Tom Hall, Music Director 

Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Johannes Brahms

Dark Bells for Viola, Chorus, and Orchestra
Jonathan Leshnoff

Flos Campi, Suite Solo Viola, Chorus, and Orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Schicksalslied for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 54
Johannes Brahms

December 3, 2016

Jason Vieaux, Guitar

Slavonic Rhapsody in A-flat Major, Op. 45, No. 3
Antonín Dvořák

Living Language, Concerto for Guitar (East Coast Premiere)
Dan Visconti

Guitar Concerto in D major, RV. 93
Antonio Vivaldi

Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delila, Op. 47.
Camille Saint-Saëns

Side-by-side Performance with the 11th and 12th Grade Members of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
Johannes Brahms

January 14, 2017

Yevgeny Faniuk, Flute

Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, “Haffner”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Flute concerto No. 1 in G Major, K. 313
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Allegretto Grazioso from Symphony No. 8
Antonín Dvořák

Reading Symphony Junior Strings Orchestra Performance | Brian Mishler, conductor

Suite No. 4, Op. 61, “Mozartiana”
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

March 4, 2017

Fabio Bidini, Piano
Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker, Violin
Andrew Shulman, Cello

Leonore Overture No. 1, Op. 138
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Ludwig van Beethoven

Festive Overture, Op. 96
DmitriShostakovich

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra Prelude Performance | Christopher Cinquini, Conductor

Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra in C Major, Op. 56, “Triple Concerto”
Ludwig van Beethoven

April 29, 2017

Lianne Coble, Soprano
Patricia Risley, Mezzo-Soprano
Reading Choral Society Women’s Chorus – Graham Bier, Director
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre
Jenna Kuerzi and William LeDent, Actors

Suite No. 1 from The Tempest, Op. 109, No. 2
Jean Sibelius

Suite from Prospero’s Books
“A Synthesis”
Michael Nyman

Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opp. 21 and 61
Felix Mendelssohn


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