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Seventy-seventh Season [1989-1990]

October 21, 1989
FestiveOverture, Op. 96
Dmitri Shostakovitch

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra No.3 in B Minor, Op. 61
Camille Saint-Saëns

Norman Carol,violin

Symphony No. 5 in EMinor, Op. 64
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

November 11,1989
Vltava,Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast,“The Moldau”
Bedřich Smetana

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann

Marylene Dosse,piano

Lespréludes, Symphonic Poemafter Lamartine’ Méditationspoétiques
Franz Liszt

Onthe Waterfront, Suite fromthe Film Music
Leonard Bernstein

December 16,1989
Symphony No. 38 inD Major, K. 504, “Prague”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“ChristmasPortion” (Part I) from the Oratorio Messiah
George Frideric Handel

AndreaBroido, soprano

MariettaSimpson, mezzo-soprano

DavidR. Richie, III,tenor


ReadingChoral Society; GailPoch, director

January 20, 1990
Suite No. 1 forSmall Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky

Suite No. 2 forSmall Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky

Concerto for Violaand Orchestra in B Minor
Henri Casadesus
[falsely attributed to George Frideric Handel]

Joseph de Pasquale,viola

Symphony No.3 inE-flat Major, Op. 55, Eroica
Ludwig van Beethoven

February 10, 1990
Symphony No.2, “Age of Anxiety”
Leonard Bernstein

Jerome Lowenthal, piano

Symphony No.2 in E Minor, Op. 27
Sergei Rachmaninov

March 3, 1990
Tragische Ouvertüre, Op. 81, “Tragic Overture”
Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra
Hector Villa-Lobos

Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica

A Grand, Grand, Festive Overture
Malcolm Arnold

Pervertimento for Strings, Bagpipe Solo, Bicycle, and Balloons
P.D.Q. Bach

Philip Townsend, bagpipe

“Hungarian March” from the Cantata La damnation de Faust
Hector Berlioz

Dr. Ellis Friedman, M.D., guest conductor

Overture from the Opera Guillaume Tell, “William Tell”
Gioachino Rossini

Sandy Graffius, guest conductor

Boléro, Ballet
Maurice Ravel

Members of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

April 21, 1990
Akademische Festouvertüre, Op.80, “Academic Festival Overture”
Johannes Brahms

The Firebird, Concert Suite No. 2
Igor Stravinsky

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Sergei Rachmaninov

Overture from the Operetta Candide
Leonard Bernstein

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