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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

Sir George Henschel

“My Lovely Cecilia”
Trad., Old English

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

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

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ronde des lutins
Antonio Bazzini
Dr. Thaddeus Rich

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

Francesco (Giuseppe) Pollini


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

“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

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