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Eighty-sixth Season [1998-1999]

October 3, 1998
“Celebrate Our Town”A Concert Commemorating Reading’s 250thAnniversary [SpecialNon-Subscription Concert]

Preludefrom the Opera
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner

“O trenzinho do caipira” from Bachianasbrasilerias No. 2,
“The Little Train of the Caipira”
Heitor Villa-Lobos

“Vltava” Symphonic Poem from MáVlast, “The Moldou”
Bredrich Smetana

Anthemof Peace
Mack Wilberg

Berks Classical Children’s Chorus;
James K. Wilson, choraledirector, conducting

Thereis a Morn Unseen
Emma Lou Diemer

Annie Sallade,soprano; Reading Choral Society;
David DeVenney, musicdirector, conducting

ASymphony of Celebration forMixed Chorus,
Children’s Chorus, Community Chorus and Orchestra
David Finko
[première performance; Reading Symphony Orchestra commission]
Berks Classical Children’s Chorus
; JamesK. Wilson, director
Reading Choral Society
; DavidDeVenney, director

October 24, 1998
Fanfare from the Ballet LePéri
Paul Dukas

“Celebration” from Tropicalia
Roberto Sierra

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.2 in D Minor, Op. 44
Max Bruch
Kenneth Cox, violinist

Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78,“Organ”
Camille Saint-Saëns
Bruce Brengtson
, organ

November 21, 1998
John Davison

Benjamin Lees

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3
in C Major, Op. 26Sergei Prokofiev

Seung-Un Ha,piano

Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
Robert Schumann

January 9, 1999
Celebration Overture
Sy Brandon

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Op.37
Miklós Rózsa

Roberto Diaz,viola

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Johannes Brahms

February 13, 1999
Brass Fanfare

Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297,“Paris”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Schweiget stille, plaudert nicht,”
Canata No. 211, BWV 211, “Coffee”
Johann Sebastian Bach
Julianne Baird, Lieschen;Gregory Mercer, narrator;
Judd Ernster, Schlendrian

Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90,“Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn

March 13, 1999
Giovanni Battista Martini
[arr., Barbara Prugh]

Lacarnaval romain, Ouverturecaractéristique, Op. 9
Hector Berlioz

Odeto Music
Malcolm Williamson
Berks Classical Children’s Chorus; Donald Hinkle, director

TheWand of Youth, Suite No. 1,Op. 1a
Sir Edward Elgar

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

April 17, 1999
“A French Hunting Call” from the 18th Century
[arr., Osborne]
Barbara Prugh, trumpet

Overture from the Opera The Merry Wives of Windsor
Otto Nocolai

“Che gelida manina” from the Opera La bohéme
Giacomo Puccini

“M’appari tutt’amor” from the Opera Martha
Friedrich von Flotow

“O paradis” from the Opera L’africaine
Giacomo Meyerbeer

“E la solita storia”
from the Opera L’Arlesiana, “Frederico’s Lament”
Francesco Cilèa

“Nessun dorma” from the Opera Turandot
Giacomo Puccini

“La donna è mobile” from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

Frank Tenaglia, tenor

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan”
Gustav Mahler

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