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1985 Ann Arbor Summer Festival Program

Publisher
Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Day
29
Month
June
Year
1985
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continental breakfast. The first Legends ofJazz and The Original concert on June 30 feamres the Hoofers and featuring Boogie Renaissance City Chamber Play•Woogie, Ragtime and Blues.
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ers, Misha Rachlevsky, Artist ic Director, an ensemble of 11 suing virtuosos. Well-known soprano Lorna Haywood will be pre•sented onJuly 7; and Ars Musica, the 13-member baroque music ensemble, will be presented on July 14and 21.
Liona Boyd. classical guitarist from Canada, is ret:ognized (or highly imaginative playing and
flawless t{'{"hnique.
The Canadian Brass. one of the world's great ensembles, has gained an international reputation for fo rging new paths in the per•formance of music for brass instruments.
Paul Whiteman's Hiswric
1924 Aeolian Hall Concert
Re-created -featuring an
authentic all-star jazz band with Maurice Peress conducting the music ofGershwin, Berlin and
Kern. Jan pianist Dick Hyman will be featured, as will Ivan Davis, who will perform Rhapjody in Btut (originally premiered at this hiscoric concert with George Gershwin at the keyboard).
Margaret Whiting and friends, including Julius laRosa, present a rribute to Johnny Mercer. The show featun's four singers with a jazz quaeret, slides, anecdotes and Margaret Whiting'S personal
reminiscences about Mercer.
National Arts Centre Orchestra from Ottawa, conducted by Franco Mannino, has established a wide reputation for excellence and is recognized as Canada's national orchestra. Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker, 1984 Leeds Com•petition winner, will perform Mozart's Conceno No. 21, K. 467 (containing the theme used in the movie, Elvira Madigan).
Burt Lancaster -an evening with the f.lmed actor will include anecdotes and film clips of his long-distinguished Hollywood Marcel Marceau, the 1\1asler of Mime, returns co demonstrate the fine art of mime in four per•formances introducing new reper•toire. Marceau, known for his poignant character Bip, has used mime co break down the language barrier worldwide and to touch the hearts ofmillions.
Pocket Opera, from San Fran•
cisco, created by its Music Direc•
tor Donald Pippin, tells operatic
stories in theciearest, most un•
pretentious style. With singable,
intelligent translations, narration, and accomplished vocalists and
instrumentalists, Pippin will present -in an intimate concert
format -the stories ofOffenbach operas, including Tht Bridge of Sighj (july 12, 13) and La Vie Parijinme, which will be presented on Bastille Day -July 14!
Brian Glow, Magician from
Winnipeg, recognized as an in•
novacar of illusions, will amaze
audiences young and old when he demonstrates his daring escapes,
puzzling sleight-of-hand, and
comedy magic -a show for the
whole family.
The German Youth Orchestra, in its first American tour, will per· form the works ofSchumann and Bruckner in twO different pro•grams under the direction ofGerd Albrecht, Gidon Kremer, inter•nationally renowned violioist, will be featured soloist with this out•standing orchestra made up of the most talented students from German music colleges.
Maureen Forrester, Canadian Contralto, is recognized around
the world as one of the great song
interpreters. She will perform Songl o!COnfemptation by
Alexander Brott and Respighi's
/I Tramanto with the Orford Quartet; and Berlioz' NUlu d'dt and folk songs of Saskatchewan with the Northwood Orchestra, directed by Don Th. Jaeger.

Ballet ofMontreal, a gutsy, vibrant group of dancers founded by Eddy Toussaint in 1974, has performed for more than 2 million spectators and has been critically acclaimed for its beauty, youth, originality, dynamism, and im•peccable tcrhnique.
The three top prize winners of the Van Cliburn Piano Competi•tion, held in May of this year, will appear as recitalists and as orchestral soloist during the FestivaL
William Windom brings the en•chanted world ofJames Thurber to life, He uses material in which Mr. Thurber included himself, then Windom turns storyteller, holding audiences as only this veteran actor can.
Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain
Tonight.' This one-man play has
been touring in some part of
the country since 1954 and has
become a popular, classic
attraction -one of the longest•
running shows in theater history.
Interlochen's World Youth Orchestra -130 young men and women ftom all over the world •will perform a special concert under the dircrtion of Henry Charles Smith featuring, as soloist, the Gold Medal Winner of the seventh Van Cl iburn Inter•national Quadrennial Piano Competition.
Circus, the classic Chaplin silent film, will be the focus ofthe Michigan Theater's movie-palace style extravaganza featuring a vaudeville prologue, complete with circus acts and animals, and the original musical score, spe•cially reconstructed and per•formed by Carl Daehler and the Ann Arbor Chamber Orchestra, with world renowned theater organist, DennisJames.
The Toronto Dance Theatre brings bold, innovative dance ex•citement to audiences and has been criticallyacclaimedasahighly polished, refreshingly inventive and altogether remarkable modern dance company.

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Getting to the Festival from out of town.
East, Via 1-94: Exit 180 to US-23, Washtenaw Ave. exit to the U-M Central Campus. East, Via 1-96: to 1-275, take M-14 to Ann Arbor. From M-14, to US-23 south and exit at Geddes to its merger with Fuller and then Fuller to Glen. Glen Ave. ends at the Power Center. North, Via US-23 : to Business Roure M-14 Main Street. Main to Huron, left on Huron to the theater area at Fletcher St. West, Via 1-94: Exit 172 at Jackson and continue via Huron to the theater area at Fletcher St. South, Via US-23: Washtenaw Ave. (West) exit to the U-M Central Campus.
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