Reid Orchestral Concert

Thursday, March 12, 1925
8.00 pm.
62nd session, 9th season, 8th concert



Professor Donald Francis Tovey - solo pianoforte and conductor
Mr Adrian Boult - conductor
Mr Watt Jupp - leader of the orchestra

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. Overture for the consecration of the house, op. 124 ... Beethoven

2. Fifteen variations and fugue, "Prometheus", op. 35 ... Beethoven

3. Overture to Fidelio ... Beethoven


4. Concerto for pianoforte and orchestra, in G major, op. 58 ... Beethoven

5. Sinfonia Eroica, op. 55 ... Beethoven

Performance Type:

28-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

By D.F.T.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Subscription for series from £2.17s.6d to 10s; for half-series from £1.10s.6d to 5s.6d; for single concerts from 5s.9d to 1s.6d; Hon. members of the Society are allowed 25% reduction on prices of all tickets. Programme Price: one shilling
Publicity and Reviews: 

The programme 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 1924-25 season. The orchestral list includes 14 first violins, 11 seconds, 9 violas, 8 cellos and 6 basses. Unusually, the list also includes the names of the two players for the 'big drum, triangle, &c' and the name of the glockenspiel player.

This programme is significantly different to that which was advertised.   The advance publicity for the series had shown for this concert the Fugal Overture by Holst and the Symphony by D. F. Tovey.
Neither of these works appeared in the programme which was devoted to works by Beethoven.

David Macdonald Ltd., 74 Hanover Street

Inserted in the programme book was a leaflet with information about the following season:

Reid Symphony Orchestra:  The Committee of the Reid Symphony Orchestra has pleasure in announcing that arrangements are now being made for a similar Series of Concerts on Thursday evenings next season. 
It is hoped to secure the services of a number of Eminent Artists, including the well-known Composer and Conductor, SIBELIUS, and the distinguished pianist, DOHNANYI. 
The Committee has already been fortunate enough to arrange for the appearance on Thursday 10th December 1925 of Señor PABLO CASALS, the great 'Cellist.
It is quite remarkable that a purely local Symphony Orchestra should have presented with increasing artistic success in the initial years of its existence the long list of important orchestral works which is appended to this evening's programme.  The value of the work this done by Professor Tovey can hardly be over-estimated, and confident appeal is therefore made for the increased public support upon which the maintenance of these concerts must ultimately depend.

Applications for Hon Membership and Subscriptions should be sent to Mr William Taylor, Hon. Treasurer, 74 Hanover Street, Edinburgh.