Annual Reid Concert 1955

Thursday, February 17, 1955
7.30 pm.
1954-55 season, 7th concert

Eldon Fox - solo violoncello
Sidney Newman - conductor
Dr John Fairbairn - leader of the orchestra

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1.  March: "The Garb of old Gaul" ... General Reid

2.  Symphony no. 100 in G (The Military) ... Haydn

3.  Overture: Leonora no. 2 ... Beethoven


4.  Concerto in C major, op. 40 for violoncello and full orchestra ... Tovey


4-page programme
Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Programme Price: sixpence
Publicity and Reviews: 

Review of the concert in "The Scotsman", 18th February, 1955
"Sidney Newman could have paid no greater tribute to the memory of his predecessor than by his inclusion of the concerto in yesterday's Reid Memorial Concert and by conducting it with such conspicuous care and sympathy".  In Eldon Fox it has an interpreter with the best recommendations, study under Casals who played it here and in London ...  It was a most distinguished performance."