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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]

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

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