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SATURDAY CONCERTS.

The last of the series of afternoon concerts promoted by Mr A. J. Towsey and Miss Annette Wilson came oiF at the Choral Hall on Saturday, and was exceedingly well attended. The audience was probably the largest that has patronieed these concerts, and it would appear from this that it is only when they are drawing to a close that people appreciate at their proper value the musical treats provided for them on recent Saturdays. The programme for the final concert was up to the usual high standard of excellence, and most of the selections were highly appreciated. The pianoforto pieces for which Miss Wilson was set down were SchnlhofTs ' Confidence' and a ' Galop di bravura' by the same composer, which were both executed with rare skill ; as also was a duct with Mr Towsey, the overture to Beethoven's ' Prometheus' being the subject. Mr Towsey's solos comprised three of Mendelssohn's ' Lieder ohne worte' (Nos. 18, 30, and 1), and theso were played with the taste and ability invariably bliowd by that pianist. Mr Schacht played a couple of violin solos —a • Reverie [ by Vieuxtcmps, and a sonata by Tartini—in his most effective style, and also took part with Mr Towsey and Mr Camoron in one of Haydn's trios for violin, piano, and 'cello. In the vocal department Mrs Rose sang the charming air • Where is heaven ?' with much taste, and also contributed another ballad, while Mr Densem was equally successful iu his rendering of the songs • Why do summer roses fade ?' and ' Alone on the raft.' This last descriptive song waß heartily encored, when Mr Densem substituted * The Vagabond.'

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SATURDAY CONCERTS., Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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SATURDAY CONCERTS. Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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