Annual Reid Concert 1918

Saturday, February 16, 1918
3.00 pm
Second Season/Fifth Concert

Miss Emily Buchanan - solo violin
Mr Alfred Picton - solo flute
Professor Donald Francis Tovey - conductor

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1.  March ... General Reid

2.  Orchestral Dances,
      Six Menuets (Köchel's Catalogue, No. 599) ... Mozart
      Two Contredanses, Les filles malicieuses (Köchel 610), La Bataille (Köchel 535) ... Mozart

3.  Sonata in C major for flute and figured bass ... General Reid
      Flute solo - Mr Alfred Picton

4.  Third Brandenburg concerto in G major, for nine-part string orchestra ... J. S. Bach

5.  Sonata in G minor for violin and pianoforte ... Claude Debussy
      Violin - Miss Emily Buchanan
      Pianoforte - Professor Tovey

6.  Concerto in A major (Köchel's Catalogue, No. 488) for pianoforte and orchestra ... Mozart
      Solo pianoforte - Professor Tovey

7.  Overture to "Egmont," op. 84 ... Beethoven


Steinway Concert Grand Pianoforte

20 page booklet
Programme Notes: 

Programme notes by D.F.T.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Subscriptions for the series of six concerts, 28/-, 20/6, 12/-, 7/6; Single concert Tickets: 5/9, 4/9, 3/3, 2/4; Programme Price: sixpence
Publicity and Reviews: 

The Reid Orchestral Concerts 1917-1918- Second season
The subscriptions for the series of six concerts will be:
Reserved area and front row of gallery, 25/- plus £3/- (Government tax) = £28/-
Reserved gallery and side seats, 18/- plus 2/6 (Government tax) = 20/6
Unreserved gallery and side seats, 10/6 plus 1/6 (Government tax) = 12/-
Unreserved under gallery, 6/6 plus 1/- (Government tax) = 7/6
Last year's subscribers will have the option of retaking their seats up to Monday, November 12th.  New subscribers should make immediate application.  Orders for seats by post will be immediately attended to, and seats selected in the best available positions.  Subscriptions are payable in advance.  Tickets for single concerts will be on sale on Saturday, 24th November.
Tickets available from Messrs Paterson & Sons, 27 George Street, Edinburgh.  Telegrams "Music, Edinburgh", Telephone Central 97

Notice about the change of venue to the McEwan Hall was given in the concert programme on 2 February and circulated in the press on 5th February 1918:
Messrs Paterson & Sons beg to intimate that the Music Hall is to be taken over after this date by the Military Authorities under the Defence of the Realm Act.  It has been arranged that the remaining two concerts on February 16th and March 2nd will be given in the McEwan Hall.
The Management desire to make the change as easy and comfortable as possible for the Patrons of these concerts, but regret they will not be able to re-allot individual seats, owing to the complications in present-day ticket-selling regulations.  Divisions of the McEwan Hall have been set aside to correspond with the sittings in the Music Hall, and as the accommodation is most ample, it will not be necessary for Patrons to present themselves beyond perhaps a few minutes earlier than usual, so as to make their selection of seats.  Ticket holders will use the tickets already issued for the Music Hall.  The doors of the McEwan Hall will be opened at 2.30 p.m.  Concert at 3 p.m.

This is the first Reid Concert to be held in the McEwan Hall.

David Macdonald Ltd., 74 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

Programme insert leaflet:  Edinburgh Musicians' Sick Benevolent Fund, The 12th Annual Benefit Concert, Sunday Evening, February 24th at 7.45 o'clock at the Empire Palace Theatre.  Conductor and solo pianist, Professor Tovey.

"This is not a concert of the Reid Orchestra, but a concert of the institution to which the University and the public owes the possibility of that orchestra.  I have great pleasure in calling the attention of my present audience to this occasion; and I hope that as many as possible will take the opportunity of experiencing in a more advanced stage what I experienced three years ago, when the Committee of the Edinburgh Musicians' Sick Benevolent Fund invit4ed me to conduct their Benefit Concert, and so revealed to me at once the great wealth of local musicianship that then, and still awaits organisation and recognition. The size of the Reid Orchestra is limited to the number of professional musicians which the Reid funds can support - mainly by means of reducing the Historical Concerts to pianoforte recitals.  I shall probably have to continue to confine these concerts to recitals next season; but I am delighted to show the public that the present limitations of the Reid Orchestra are not to be ascribed to dearth of local talent. "  Donald F. Tovey