Orchestral Concert (Fundraising)

Wednesday, March 23, 1938

This concert was given in aid of The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Extension Fund.
The Ladies' Extension Appeal Committee of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh tender their grateful thanks to the following who by giving their services have contributed to the success of the concert:- Sir Donald Tovey and the members of the Reid Orchestra; the music students, in programme selling; Messrs Paterson, Sons & Co. Ltd., in staffing the hall; Messrs David MacDonald Ltd., in printing; and many others who have helped.



Jelly d'Aranyi - solo violin
Sir Donald Tovey - conductor

The Reid Symphony Orchestra
leader - Kenneth Anderson

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 


1.  Overture, "The Hebrides" ... Mendelssohn

2.  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, in G major, K.216 ... Mozart
       solo violin - Jelly d'Aranyi

3.  (a) Entr'acte in B minor, from Rosamunde ... Schubert
     (b) Entr'acte in G major, from Rosamunde ... Schubert
     (c) Scherzo for Orchestra, in G minor ... Mendelssohn


4.  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, in D minor ... Schumann
       solo violin - Jelly d'Aranyi

     In kräftigem nicht zu schnellem Tempo
     Lebhaft doch nicht zu schnell

5.  Variations for Orchestra on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56a ... Brahms

16 page booklet with a cream cover
Programme Notes: 

Programme notes were provided only for the Schumann Violin Concerto.  Written by D.F.T. for an earlier performance in London they were reproduced, on this occasion, by permission of the BBC.   Here follows the first paragraph of the programme note:
"Schumann's last complete composition has been withheld from publication for reasons which were unquestionably cogent at the time of his death, and which still seemed cogent after the death of Brahms, some forty years later.  The work was deposited by Joachim's heirs in the Prussian State Library in Berlin; under the condition that it should not be published within a century of Schumann's death.  Peculiar circumstances have led to the disregard of this condition.  These circumstances have had all the publicity that can possibly be thought desirable; and we shall act most genuinely in the spirit of Schumann and most surely preserve his work against undesirable interference by ignoring them and concentrating our minds on the merits of the music."
At the end of the programme note is a letter from Joachim to Andreas Moser, dated August 1898, and reprinted by permission of the Joachim family.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
One Shilling
Publicity and Reviews: 

The programme includes an avertisement for a book "Horizons of Immortality: A Quest for Reality" by H.G.Baron Erik Palmstierna "which tells how Jelly d'Aranyi discovered the Schumann Concerto which she is playing to-night."

There are two full page and two half page advertisements for local businesses.

A full page appeal for funds:
The Royal Ifirmary of Edinburgh (incorporated by Royal Charter 1736) - Great Britain's Largest Voluntry Hospital - Appeal
It takes £180,000 a year to maintain the present services of the Institution. 
The Roayl Infirmary Extension is nearing completion, and the income from all sources is becoming increasingly inadequate to meet the cost of the ever-widening scope of the Hospital's services.
The cost of running the enlarged Hospital will exceed £200,000 per annum
All Subscriptions and Donations will be thankfully received and acknowledged
Henry Maw, Secretary ad Treasurer

David MacDonald, 74 Hanover Street, Ednburgh