Reid Orchestral Concert

Thursday, October 22, 1970
7.30 pm.
Session 1970-1971

Miles Baster - leader of the orchestra
Kenneth Leighton
John Fairbairn

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Concerto for double string orchestra ... Michael Tippett

    Allegro con brio
    Adagio cantabile
    Allegro molto

Piano concerto no. 3, Concerto Estivo, op. 57 ... Kenneth Leighton

    Introduction and allegro
    Final variations


Variations on a theme by Hindemith ... William Walton

Single blue sheet, printed on both sides, folded in three
Programme Notes: 

Programme notes by J.F. (John Fairbairn) and K.L. (Kenneth Leighton).

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Admission free.
Publicity and Reviews: 

Advert for next concert on Thursday 29 October at the end of the programme sheet.

[Reid] Professor: 

It is likely that Kenneth Leighton was the soloist in his own piano concerto and that John Fairbairn conducted the work, but this is not stated in the programme. It is also not recorded who conducted the other works in the programme.

It is stated in the programme notes that Leighton's piano concerto no. 3 received the first performances at Wolverhampton and Birmingham on 11 and 12 March 'this year', so it is likely that the work was receieving its Scottish premiere on this occassion.

First Performance in Scotland: 
Pianoforte concerto no. 3, 'Concerto Estivo', opus 57