Reid Orchestral Concert

Saturday, March 24, 1923
8.00 pm.
60th session, 7th season, 6th concert



Madame Guilhermina Suggia - violoncello
Miss Denne Parker - singer
Mr Charles Hill - singer
The St Andrew's choir - chorus
Mr J. D. Miller - flute
Professor Donald Francis Tovey - conductor
M. Camillo Ritter - leader of the orchestra

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 


1. Overture to Oberon ... Weber

2. Three songs from the Greek Anthology, for voice and flute ... Bantock
  I. Pan's piping
 II. Wood music
III. The garden of Pan

3. Concerto in E minor for violoncello and orchestra, op. 85 ... Elgar

----- interval of ten minutes -----

4. Phaedra's incantation, from "The Bride of Dionysus," Act III ... D. F. Tovey

5. Suite in C major for violoncello alone ... Bach

6. Prelude to the Mastersingers ... Wagner

Orchestra/Chorus Listing: 

Performance Type:

26-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

By D.F.T.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets 7/6, 5/9, 3/6, 2/4 and 1/6; Programme Price: one shilling
Publicity and Reviews: 

On p.1 - promotion for the 1923-24 season of concerts, some of which are to be given in October.

Subsciption Tickets for the entire series of Six Concerts (including Government Tax)
Grand Tier (reserved and numbered), first two rows, £2.2.0., other rows £1.12.0.
Area (reserved and numbered), £1.0.0., (unreserved), 12/6
Upper Tier (unreserved), 7/6
Subscription tickets are now on sale at Messrs Paterson's Booking Office, 27 George Street
Special arrangements for Parties from Schools, Colleges, Clubs, Musical Organisations and similar bodies will be considered.  Particulars on application.

The sketch programme for this concert advertised:

Sixth Concert, Saturday 24th March
Singer - Miss Denne Parker
Violin - Miss Gladys Clarke
Noctures ... Debussy
Violin Concerto ... Brahms
Phaedra's Incantation (from "The Bride of Dionysus," Act III) ... D.F.Tovey
Songs with orchestra (no composer mentioned)
Slavonic Rhapsody ... Dvorak

The only work which appears to have survived from this sketch programme is the Tovey work.
The Brahms violin concerto performed by Miss Gladys Clarke was originally scheduled to be performed in the Sixth Concert, Saturday 24th March but was given the previous week in the Fifth Concert, 17th March.

David Macdonald Ltd., 74 Hanover Street

The programme also includes a 'list of works performed by the Reid orchestra (excluding solo and unaccompanied choral works)'; a list of 'ladies and gentlemen [who] have taken part in the concerts'; and a list of orchestral members for the 1922-23 season. The orchestral list includes 13 first violins, 15 seconds, 8 violas, 7 cellos and 6 basses.  

First Performance in World: 
Greek Anthology, for voice and flute - excerpt(s) from