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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

Carlos Surinach

Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74,
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

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