23 AUGUST 1851, Page 11

A new musics association bus been formed, under the title

of " The Orelunaal Society." Its object, in the words of the public announce- ment just put forth., is the performance of works in the highest class of orchestral music, with a special reference to new, untried, or compara- tively unknown compositions." The Council of Management for the sea- son 18-51-2 consists of Messrs. Blagrove, Howell, mullah, Lucas, and Nicholson. Mr. Howell is honorary treasurer, and Mr. Nicholson hone- rerrsecretary. The-orchestra, sixty-five strong, seems neatly identical with that of the Philharmonic Society. Mr. Ifullah is the conductor. Eight concerts tire to. be given at St. Martin's Hall during the winter season, beginning in:November and ending in February. It will rthus be seen that the Orchestral Society, though similar to the Philharmonic, has _ two distinct and special objects,—to afford the Metropolis a musical en- tertainment of a high class during a season when no such entertainments have hitherto been given ; and to oncourage the art Of oomposition by the-, prodUction of new and untried works. Comparative cheapness, too, will be a recommendation of these concerts ; the terms for the series of eight being two guineas. From the plan of this society, and the character elf its originators, strong hopes of its success may be reasonably entertained.