Miss A. S. COOKE , County Librarian for Kent: 'Stories of Other Days '
Miss A. S.
NORMAN FRASER (Pianoforte)
THE NAXCY PHILLIPS QUARTET
Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH Trombone Solo, Selected
From The Dorchester Hotel
Pianoforte Solos by CECIL DIXON
Another Norman Hunter Story ,
'.Dragon-slaying done hero'
Songs by FREDERICK GRISEWOOD
'Your Dog and Mine ' — No. 1, a Talk by CYRIL NASH
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
BEETHOVEN'S VIOLIN and PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by HETTY BOLTON and HAROLD FAIRHURST
Sonata in A, Op. 12, No. II
1. Allegro vivace; 2. Andante; 3. Allegro
Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY
Mr. VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON : Melody — I,
Framing a Tune'
MAMIE SOUTTER and BLAKE ADAMS
In ' An Omnibus Romance ' (Episode 3)
By DAISY FISHER
Music by HERO DE RANCE
THE FOUR FAYRE SISTERS
The Concertina Quartette
HARRY HEMSLEY Child Impersonations
TOM BURKE and his HUMAN VOICE
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA, directed by HENRY HALL
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Field-Marshal Sir WILLIAM ROBERTSON , G.C.B.,
SIR WILLIAM ROBERTSON is the first soldier in the history of the British Army to have climbed from the bottom to the top of the military ladder: from private to field marshal is a literal summary of his career. He served in the ranks in India from the age of seventeen and received his first commission when he was twenty-eight. He was on the Headquarters Staff in the South African War, and in the years before 1914 Head of the Foreign Intelligence Section at the War Office, and Chief of the General Staff at Aldershot, and in the Gieat War he was for three years Chief of the Imperial Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Eastern Command in 1918. His career reached its peak in 1920 with his appointment as Field Marshal.
France, Belgium, Italy, Serbia, China, Japan and America have conferred honours and decorations upon Sir William Rohertson , but he has confessed that the achievement of his first rung, promotion to Lance-Corporal in 1878, gave him more satisfaction than any of his later triumphs.
(Led by S. KNEALE KELLEY )
Conducted by ADRIAN BOULT
GEORGE BAKER (Baritone) that the summer holidays are having the effect of temporarily disbanding the B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, the B.B.C. Theatre Orchestra is doing all the work. Therefore it is entitled to all the applause, though it stands as much chance of getting that as do junior partners and younger brothers in like circumstances. For when the members of the Symphony Orchestra return, as they soon will, and the Promenades begin, the Theatie Orchestra will go quietly back to its job without even taking a curtain call.
The B.B.C. Theatre Orchestra is a body of twenty-four picked players, with Leslie Wood -gate as permanent conductor and S. Kneale Kelley -leading. Its name does not imply that it plays in a theatre. In fact, it differs from the average theatre band in a number of ways. It does not, for example, countenance the deputy system, and it does rehearse constantly; it does not lightly suffer the indignity of serving as a background to the chatter of an audience, and it does play invariably to a crowded and attentive ' house.' In fact, it is the kind of orchestra theatre managers dream about and try vainly to secure.
It was formed not very long ago for the definite purpose of relieving the Symphony Orchestra from having constantly to adapt itself to two moods, that belonging to the concert hall, f.nd that belonging only to the theatre-two very different qualities. Not that either combination is incapable of taking the ether's place. They can, and do if necessary, as.on the present occasion. But there is great deal of incidental and the lighter kind of music wanted for such items in the programmes as plays, vaudeville, sketches, and the like, and it is for this that the Theatre Orchestra is always available. This evening, however, and for several evenings within the next few weeks, the Theatre Orchestra will entertain listeners with all the circumstance, though with little of the pomp, of the Symphony Orchestra. ' Guest ' conductors will be invited to direct it, Dr. Boult, who has not before conducted the Theatre Orchestra, being the fiist of the ' guests.'
AMBROSE'S BLUE LYRES, from THE DORCHESTER