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PIER CONCERTS. FIFTEENTH SPECIAL. At an early hour, "Standing Boom Only," was announced- with regards the second class seats at this concert, and the few remaining in the fr-ont of the house wanted a lot of find- ing. Thomais's overture. "Mignon," was given a most hearty round of applause, and called forth the remark of a first-timer at these con- certs, hi our hearing, "They can play," with an accent on the "can." Mr J. H. Foulds' 'cello solo in Volkmana's Serenade for Strings "Op. 69 N'j 3" was somewhat marred by late- comers, who insisted upon searching for seat- amongst the tip ups, during the softer passages of this delightful serenade. Tschaikow ky's Pizzicato Ostitiato, from Symphony in F Minor "No. 4" was given a better chance, amd thoroughly enjoyed bv tll present. Wagner s Fantasia, "Lohengrin," Eizet's "Carmen" Suite No. 2, and Humperdirck's Dream.-Panto- mime, "Hansel and Crete]," were the other main items of a highly enjoyable proigranmie. •» MR. HENRY TURNPENNY (Tenor). Mr Turnpenny commenced a week's engage- ment at this concept with Gounod's "Lend me your Aid," and for an 'encore saing "Songs of Araby." Balfe's "Come into the garden Maud" was hits second song on the programme, and he was again recalled. Handel's Recit, "Deeper and deeper still," with the Air, "Waft her Angels," which he sang at the' Sunday evening's .concert, gained for him unstinted applause. Mr Turnpenny has sung with suc- cess -throughout the week, securing an encore at every appearanc i. » » MISS EVANGELINE FLORENCE. This charming can tat rice was in tip-top form, and .sang with delightful ease Gounod's "Message d'Amour" ("Mireille), and was vociferously recalled. She complied with a Feranade. In the second! portion of the even- ing's programtme she sang Liza Lehmann's "The Wood Pigeon" and Eilvira, Gambogi's "Flower Fairies," and again scored a great success. Always a favourite with Llandudno .audiemces Miss Ev £ ngeline Florence was at this visit the first since August 24th, 1907, even more than usually brilliant', the highest notes were sung with such apparent ease, power and sweetness of expression as to charm all present, and we congratulate ourselves most heairtily that we had not missed the oppor- tunity of renewing our acquaintance with this daughter of U.S.A. < MR. J. H. FOULDS, Composer-Conductor. Sunday evening's concert was made memorable from the fact that Mr J. H. Foulds conducted his new Music-Poem for violin and orchestra. "Apotheosis," Mr A. W. Payne play- ing the violin solo. This work was conceived and ,c'clmposedupon the death of J'oachim in 1907, and is dedicated to his memory. It is divided into stanzas like a literary poem, in the same manner as the lomposeir's previous "music poemns." » The main interest is centered on the violin solo, ajnd Mr Payne's interpretation was fol- lowed and listened to by the large audience present with the keenest interst. The com- poser very naturally was deeply interested in the production of hiis work, and the gentle- men of the orchestra Were all anxious to ren- der justice to their respective parts. "Apotheosis" is undoubtedly a very clever piece of work, one that appeals to the imagina- tion and stirs- the emotions. The remarks of those who were present and had not studied their priO'gramime, that it wa,s sad and mourn- ful, was the highest complimelnt they c-oubl pay to the earlier portion of this composition. To our mind it was miost expressive, full of eharftcter and individuality, probably more suitable for a, chamber concert, for some of the more delicate passages were entirely lost, the pavilion being packed, 'more especlally in the gallery, where now again the creak of a closing door was distracting to those intent on following every note. It was not sufficiently marked, however, to spoil the, general effect, and cclnclusiively proved that Mr J. H. Foulds lias t.boro'uglhly mastered the technique of his craft. We shall certainly make a point of being present at the next performance, and being more favourably placed for hearing aright. MR. GEORGE ATKINSON, Pianoforte Soloist. At Tuesdfcy evening's concert Mr Atkinson, who has been making many new friends and admirers this season for the excellence of his pianoforte solo productions, was most en- thusiastically received, both prior to and after h;s Concerto, "Andante" and "Allegro con I Spinto" (Tschaikowsky). Despite the fact it was the last item before the interval the audience insisted upon an encore, and were further raised' to a high pitch of enthusiasm by his delightful xenditi-ori of A Minuet bv Sgamoari. SIXTEENTH GRAND SPECIAL. To-night (Saturday) the vocalists secured are Mr Walter Hyde, tenor, and Miss Edith Evans, soprano, and the programme is also a par- ticularly attractive one, from an orchestral items point of view.

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