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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

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