An hour's programme has been arranged in honour of Jane Austen , to-day being the 150th Anniversary of her birth. In this Scena, arranged by Edward Weaver , the aim has been to reproduce, as far as we may, one of the musical parties so often described by Miss Austen in her novels. In one of her letters she writes :
" The Music was extremely good. It opened ' (tell Fanny) with 'Poike de Parp pirs praise pof Prapela,' and of the other glees I remember ' In Peace Love Tunes,' ' Rosabelle,' ' The Red Cross Knight,' and ' Poor Insect.' Between the songs were lessons on the harp, or harp and pianoforte together..... All the performers gave great satisfaction by doing what they were paid for, and giving themselves no airs."
The Artists taking part in this
Scena are :-
(Harpist), and a small orchestra and chorus, directed by STANFORD ROBINSON. ..
The Scena will include a short dramatic sketch, “ Lady Catherine's Visit," arranged by ROSINA FILIPPI , from " Pride and Prejudice."
Lady Catherine de Burgh. Elizabeth Bennett.
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