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First concert by the Reid Orchestra: 5 May 1917

The Reid Ochestra

A native orchestra – for the instruction and development of 
native talent – as a means for the practical study of music in 
the University of Edinburgh – for the establishment of 
regular concerts of the best music at popular prices in Edinburgh

 

Reid Concerts Database project - 3rd anniversary

Three years ago on St Cecilia’s Day, November 22, 2013, the Reid Concerts online Database went ‘live’. 

The Reid Concerts Database was set up in May 2013 as an online resource to record the history of the Reid Concerts at the University of Edinburgh and to support my PhD research into the development and evolution of the concerts.    
(Further information about the project is given in the 2nd anniversary blog).   

Sidney Thomas Mayow Newman (1906-1971)

2016 is the 110th anniversary of the birth of Sidney Newman, Reid Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh (1941-1970) and today is the 45th anniversary of his death

Sidney Thomas Mayow Newman (b. 4 March 1906; d. 22 September 1971), C.B.E., M.A.(Oxon.), Hon. D.Mus.(Dunelm.), Hon. R.A.M., F.R.C.O., F.T.C.L.

100th anniversary of the "New Reid Concerts" 1916

Professor Donald Francis Tovey was, in 1914, appointed Reid Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh and for two years he continued the tradition of Historical Concerts established by his precedessor, Frederick Niecks, presenting four concerts in the winters of 1914-15 and 1915-16.

175th anniversary of the first Reid Concert at the University of Edinburgh

Friday 12 February 2016 is the 175th anniversary of the first annual concert presented by the University in memory of General John Reid, founder of the Chair of Music and the Reid School of Music at the University of Edinburgh.

Reid Concerts Database project - 2nd anniversary

Two years ago on St Cecilia’s Day, November 22, 2013, the Reid Concerts online Database went ‘live’. 

2015 anniversary dates associated with Music at the University of Edinburgh

28 October 2015 is the 210th anniversary of the birth of John Thomson, the first Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh.    

The Music of Archives

The papers of Professor Donald Francis Tovey are housed in the Centre for Research Collections at the University of Edinburgh Main Library.  
The Deputy University Archivist, Grant Buttars posted this blog on Archives@University of Edinburgh about the Tovey Collection:

 

History of the Annual Reid Memorial Concert

The History of the Annual Reid Memorial Concert at the University of Edinburgh

What do the Reid Concert programmes look like?

The Reid Concert programmes were printed in a variety of formats from single pages printed on one or two sides; a single sheet folded to give four sides of print space up to 24- and even 36-page booklets with full analytical programme notes. Sample programmes and brochures are shown here in this photograph which features on the home page of the online database..

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