Reid Orchestral Concert

Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 1965
Time: 
7.30 pm.
Season/No: 
1965-66 season, 4th concert

Concert in tribute to the memory of Sir Donald Francis Tovey (1875-1940)

Venue:

Participant(s): 

Dr John Fairbairn - leader of the orchestra
Sidney Newman - conductor
Elizabeth Simon - soloist
John Mitchinson - soloist
Margaret Duckworth - soloist
John Holmes - soloist
Edinburgh University Musical Society Choir

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. Symphony in C major (K. 551) ... Mozart

   Allegro vivace
   Andante cantabile
   Menuetto: allegro
   Molto allegro

INTERVAL

2. Symphony in D minor no. 9 (op. 125) ... Beethoven
   ("The choral symphony")

   1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
   2. Scherzo: molto vivace, alternating with presto
   3. Adagio molto e cantabile, alternating with andante moderato
   4. Finale: presto alternating with quotations from previoius movements leading to allegro assai. Resumption of presto and intervention of baritone solo followed by chorale finale (setting of Schiller's "ode to Joy")

Programme: 
8-page programme
Programme Notes: 

Programme notes by S.T.M.N. (pp.2—3), plus a discussion on the impact of 'three important developments' in 1890—91that advanced music in Scotland: the establishment of the Athenaeum School of Music; the inauguration of the Scottish Orchestra; and the institution of the Faculty of Music at the University of Edinburgh (p.1). There is also a lengthy note (pp.5—6) concerning Donald Tovey written by S.T.M.N.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Reserved seats: 8/6, 7/-, 5/6; unreserved seats: 4/-. Programme price: one shilling.
Publicity and Reviews: 

PP.7 - advert for two other 'special concerts' on 17 February (Reid Memorial Concert) and 2 March.