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Seventy-fifth Season [1987-1988]

October 11, 1987
“Lesginka” fromthe Ballet Gayaneh
Aram Khachaturian

Romance for Violinand Orchestra No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40
Ludwig van Beethoven

Franco Gulli,violin

Introductionand Rondo Capriccioso in AMinor, Op. 28
Camille Saint-Saëns

Aaron Rosand,violin

“Finale” from Potpourrifor Viola and Orchestra in G Minor, Op. 94
Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Joseph de Pasquale,viola

Zigeunerweisenfor Violin and Orchestra, Op. 20
Pablo de Sarasate

Charles Rex,violin

CapriccioBrilliant for Piano andOrchestra in B minor, Op. 22
Felix Mendelssohn

Susan Starr,piano

“Finale” fromConcerto for Two Violins and Orchestra in D Minor, BWV 1043
Johann Sebastian Bach

Aaron Rosand andCharles Rex, violins

“Presto” fromSinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Franco Gulli,violin; Joseph de Pasquale,viola

GalaFinale for Soloists and Orchestra
Henry Gass

Dances from theBallet El sombrero de tres picos
Manuel de Falla

November 1, 1987
Overture from theOpera Oberon
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 4 in D minor, Op. 70
Anton Rubinstein

Earl Wild,piano

PicturesAt An Exhibition
Modest Mussorgsky
[orchesd., Maurice Ravel]

November 22, 1987
Scenes of the Mind
Frank Siekmann
[première performance; Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven

Franco Gulli,violin

Symphony No. 9 in CMajor, D. 944, “The Great”
Franz Schubert

December 13,1987
Ronald P. Citron
[première performance;Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]

Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 8, No. 6, “Christmas Concerto”
Giuseppe Torelli

Carolsfor Percussion and Orchestra
Henry Gass
[première performance]

Symphony No. 4 in AMajor, Op. 90, “The Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn



“Have Yourself aMerry Little Christmas”

“We Wish You aMerry Christmas”

“Figgi Pudding”

“Veni Emmanuel”

“Fir Tree Carol

“Unto Us a ChildIs Born”

“Christ ChurchCarol”

[arr., NeilRichardson]

The New SwingleSingers II

Christmas Medley

[arr., NeilRichardson]

The New SwingleSingers II {a cappella}

“TheMany Moods of Christmas,” Suite No. 1
[arranged by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett]

TheNew Swingle Singers II

January 17, 1988
Celebrationon 75
Henry Gass
[première performance; Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]

Pelleasund Melisande, SymphonicPoem, Op. 5
Arnold Schoenberg

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninov

TeddJoselson, piano

February 14,1988
Dialoguefor Orchestra
LeRoy Hinkle
[première performance; Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]

DieWeihe des Hauses, ConcertOverture Op. 124
Ludwig van Beethoven

Principalsfor Principal Strings and Orchestra
André Previn

Symphony No. 3 in Cminor, Op. 78, “Organ”
Camille Saint-Saëns

BruceBengtson, Organ

March 6, 1988
Erwin Chandler
[première performance; Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]

GrandeOuverture des Francs-Juges,Op. 3, “Judges of the Secret Court”
Hector Berlioz

Piano Concerto in GMajor
Maurice Ravel

Piano Concerto in DMajor for the Left Hand
Maurice Ravel

John Browning,piano

“Iberia” from Imagesfor Orchestra
Claude Debussy

March 26, 1988
LouisVyner Memorium

Piano Sonata No 58in C Major, Hob. XVI:48
Franz Joseph Haydn

Piano Sonata No. 12in F Major, K. 332
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wanderer-Fantasiein C Major, D. 760
Franz Schubert

Klavierstücke, Op.119
Johannes Brahms

HungarianDances, WoO 1
Johannes Brahms

No. 6 in D Major

No. 7 in A Major

No. 8 in A Minor

No. 9 in E Minor

No. 3 in F Major

No. 2 in D Minor

[arr. for piano solo]

André Watts, piano

April 10, 1988
Overture from the Operetta Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde
Felix Mendelssohn

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Gustav Mahler

Katherine Ciesinski, mezzo-soprano

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Jean Sibelius

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