A large audience attended the last concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra last evening in Sanders Theatre. The programme was as follows :
Prelude, from the music to OEdipus Tyrannus, . . Paine
"La Captive," reverie for contraito, . . . Berlioz
Unfinished symphony in B minor (by desire) . . . Schubert
"There was an Ancient King," ballad for contralto, Henschel
Symphony in A No. 7 (by desire), . . . Beethoven Soloist, Miss Mary H. How.
Prof. Paine conducted his selection in person, and received warm applause. Miss How proved to be possessed of a clear, strong voice, and sang very successfully. Mr. Henschel's composition was well-rendered, and received with much favor, and the instrumentation of the air by Berlioz was peculiarly impressive and suggestive. Schubert's unfinished symphony was an acceptable feature of the programme, and Beethoven's grand seventh symphony served as a fitting climax to this notable series of concerts.