Annual Reid Concert 1941

Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 1941
Time: 
2:30pm
Season/No: 
25th Season

Reid Memorial Concert 1941
Centenary of the First Reid Concert, February 1841

Venue:

Participant(s): 

Sir Adrian Boult - Guest conductor
Dr Mary Grierson - Solo pianoforte
Dr John Fairbairn - Leader

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

MARCH, "The Garb of Old Gaul" ... General Reid

OVERTURE, "Egmont" ... Beethoven

Pianoforte Concerto in A major, Op. 15 ... D.F.Tovey
  Energico 
  Adagio ma non troppo
  Alla Marcia

A "London" Overture ... John Ireland

"Enigma" Variations ... Elgar
 (by request)

 

Performance Type:

Programme: 
Quarto folded
Programme Notes: 

Movement titles were given for the piano concerto.

There were no programme notes provided for this concert and no listing of orchestra members

Inside the programme was a loose sheet photograph of Donald Francis Tovey with his dates, 1875-1940

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Notes:  Advance notice of -

Seventh Concert of the Series
Saturday 1st March at 2.30 pm
Reid Symphony Orchestra
Conductor - Dr Mary Grierson
Peggie Sampson - violoncello
David Franklin - bass (late of Glyndebourne Opera)
The programme will include Dvorak's Violoncello Concerto and Arias by Mozart and Verdi
(Owing to depletion of the ranks of the Reid Choir on account of the War, it has proved impossible to include in the programme of the Seventh Concert the choral items in which the Reid Choir was to have taken part.

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Chamber Music Concerts
(In conjunction with University Historical Concerts)
Seventh Concert - Saturday 22nd February at 2.30 pm in the University Music Class Room, Park Place
Programme of String Quartets by Beethoven, Mozart and Dvorak
Margaret Lawson, Laura Black, Hilda Young, Eleanor Gregorson
Tickets - Price 2s 6d at the University Matriculation Office and at the door

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Programme - Price threepence
Printer(s): 
David Macdonald Ltd., 74 Hanover Street, Edinburgh
Notes: 

For this special concert the Reid Symphony Orchestra was assisted by members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra who were former members of the Reid Orchestra. Two items from the first half of the concert, the overture and the piano concerto were broadcast live on the BBC Home Service at 2.35 pm.  The radio broadcast was introduced at 2.30 pm by Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Sir Thomas H. Holland, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., F.R.S.  It being wartime the Radio Times listing stated tht the broadcast was from 'a concert hall in Scotland'.
The concert marked the centenary of the first Reid Concert in 1841 and was given in memory of Professor Donald Francis Tovey who had died the prevous year.  

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