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Ninety-sixth Season [2008-2009]

October 4, 2008
Coriolan, Concert Overture after Collin, Op. 62
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 35
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Elena Urioste, violin

Symphony No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms

November 15, 2008
Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor
Alexander Borodin

Hell’s Angels for Bassoon Quartet and Orchestra
Michael Dougherty

Valerie Trollinger Flohr, Gail Ober, Michael Pedrazzini, bassoons; Darryl Hartshorne, contrabassoon

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Harry Gregson Williams (arr. Larry Moore)
Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra, Richard Ney, Conductor

Petrushka, Ballet in Four Tableaux
Igor Stravinsky

January 17, 2009
Hamburg Symphony No. 4 in A Major
C.P.E. Bach

Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Alon Goldstein, piano

Symphony No. 3, Op. 53, “Scottish”
Felix Mendelssohn

March 14, 2009
Farandole from “L’arlesienne” Suite No. 2
Georges Bizet
RSYO Philharmonia, Brian Mishler, conductor

Le Tombeau de Couperin
Maurice Ravel

Rainbow Body
Christopher Theofanidis

Dr. Mario Livio, speaker

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, Pastoral
Ludwig van Beethoven

April 18, 2009
Sarka from Má Vlast
Bedѓich Smetena

The Wood Dove
Antonin Dvořák

Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”: Movement 4
Piotyr Illyich Tchaikovsky

Joined by the RSYO Sinfonia, Peter Brye Conducting

Suite from “The Cunning Little Vixen”
Leoš Janáček

Jon Spelman, storyteller

The Moldau from Má Vlast
Bedѓich Smetena

May 16, 2009
Suite from “Hary Janos”
Zoltán Kodály

Carmina Burana, Scenic Cantata
Carl Orff
Leon Williams, baritone
Ilana Davidson, soprano
Christopher Pfund, tenor
Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Tom Hall director

Berks Classical Children’s Chorus, Jennifer Adam and Jodi Rineheimer, directors

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