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Eighty-fourth Season [1996-1997]

October 26, 1996
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven
Peter Orth, piano

ThePlanets, Orchestral Suite,Op. 32
Gustav Holst

November 23, 1996
Symphony No. 6 in DMajor, Hob. I:6, Le matin
Franz Joseph Haydn

Concerto forVioloncello and Orchestra No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
Camille Saint-Saëns
Warren Samples, violoncello

Symphony No. 9 in EMinor, Op. 95, “from the New World”
Antonín Dvořák

January 11, 1997
Symphony No. 6 in FMajor, Op. 68, Pastoral
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in DMinor, Op. 107 “Reformation”
Felix Mendelssohn

February 15, 1997
Helios,Concert Overture, Op. 17
Carl Nielsen

Symphony No. 2, Op.30, Romantic
Howard Hanson

Concerto forClarinet and Orchestra in A Major, K. 622
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Stuart Best, clarinet

LaMer, Three Symphonic Sketches
Claude Debussy

March 15, 1997
LaCréation du monde,Op. 81
Darius Milhaud

AZoo Called Earth for narratorand orchestra
Peter Schickele

“Alien Narrator”(prerecorded tape provided by composer)

Todund Verklärung, Tone Poemfor Large Orchestra, Op. 24
Richard Strauss

April 19, 1997
[Tribute to Dr. Charles A. Carabello]

Le Quattro Stagioni, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4
Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 1, La primavera

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 2, L’estate

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 3, L’autunno

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bass Continuo No. 4, L’inverno

Leor Maltinski, violin

Overture from the Opera La forza del destino
Giuseppe Verdi

“Prologue in Heaven” from the Opera Mefistofele
Arrigo Boito
Stephen Markuson
, bass-baritone;
Reading Choral Society, Gail Poch, director;
Berk’s Classical Children’s Chorus, Donald Hinkle, director

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