Lecture Concert for Children

Date: 
Saturday, January 22, 1944
Time: 
11.00 am.
Season/No: 
1943-44

Lecture concert for children

"An Introduction to the Orchestra"  
Lecturer  - Herbert Wiseman

Illustrations played by the Reid Symphony Orchestra 
Conductor - Professor Sidney Newman

Venue:

Participant(s): 

Herbert Wiseman - lecturer
Professor Sidney Newman - conductor
Dr John Fairbairn - leader of the orchestra

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

God Save the King

1. Prelude: "Carmen" ... Bizet

2. Minuet (for strings) ... Boccherini

3. Pizzicato (from "Sylvia") ... Delibes

4. "Entrance of the Queen of Sheba" (from "Solomon")... Handel

5. Overture: "The Magic Flute" ... Mozart

6. Introduction to Act III: "Lohengrin" ... Wagner

7. Military March: "Pomp and circumstance no. 4" ... Elgar

Performance Type:

Programme: 
4-page programme
Programme Notes: 

Includes a diagram of the orchestra, images of some of the featured composers plus brief notes and some musical examples.

Programme notes by Herbert Wiseman introducing different orchestral sounds and instruments. 
"The programme of to-day's concert is designed to give the listeners some idea of the tone-colours of the various instuments of the orchestra, and to show how these sound when played separately and in combination with others."

Note: Do not leave your programme in the hall - Take it home with you, read the notes, look at the diagram, try to remember the tones of the different instruments, show your folks the pictures and sing them some of the tunes you have heard.