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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

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