These were all two-part orchestral concerts with some concertante pieces and a number of first English performances (see below).
All programmes carry historical and analytical notes including musical examples (by Mr Henry Coates) and provide a list of the orchestral ensemble: unless otherwise stated, this was led by Mr W.H. Reed and conducted by Albert Coates. There are also a number of advertisements, some with programmes, for later performances in this series and for ‘other engagements’ featuring the London Symphony Orchestra.
27 October 1919: first performance of Elgar, Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra with Mr Felix Salmond (cello), conducted by the composer.
24 November 1919: [Vladimir] Rosing (vocal), including the first English orchestral performances of Rimsky-Korsakoff, Vakoula’s Air ‘Christmas Eve’ and Moussorgsky [Mussorgsky], Field-Marshal Death, ‘Death Cycle’ (with notes by Josef Holbrooke on a work of his own composition).
15 December 1919: Mr John Coates (vocal).
19 January 1920: Miss Rosina Buckman (vocal), including the first performance of Georges d’Orlay, Lyrical Symphonic Poem, ‘Flamma Artis’.
16 February 1920: Mr Albert Sammons (violin), conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham.
8 March 1920: Miss Myra Hess (piano).
17 May 1920: Special Symphony Concert in Aid of the LSO Endowment Fund, with Elsa Stralia (vocal) and Anderson Tyrer (piano) (with a notice of the performance dates for the next season of the London Symphony Orchestra Concerts).
- Tyrer, Anderson -
- Stralia, Elsa -
- Sammons, Albert -
- Salmond, Felix -
- Rosing, Vladimir -
- Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay -
- Reed, William Henry (Billy) -
- Orlay, Georges d' -
- Mussorgsky, Modest -
- London Symphony Orchestra -
- Holbrooke, Josef -
- Hess, Myra -
- Elgar, Edward -
- Coates, John 1865 - 1941
- Coates, Henry -
- Coates, Albert -
- Buckman, Rosina -
- Beecham, Thomas -