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UMS Concert Program, November 16, 2013 - January 12, 2014 - San Francisco Symphony; Brooklyn Rider with Bela Fleck; Handel's

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Symphony NO.9 in D Major
Andante comodo In the tempo of a comfortable Landler Rondo burleske Adagio
This evening's program will be performed without intermission.
Following this evening's concert, please feel free to remain in your seats and Join us for a post-performance Q&A with members of the Orchestra.
This evenins's performance is sponsored by the Victors Restaurant at the Campus Inn.
Additional 5Upp:lrt is provided by the Herbert E. and Doris Sloan Endowment Fund.
Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Special thanks to Mark Clasue. associate professor 01 musicology and director of research at the U- M School 01 Music, ThNtre & Dance, for speakins at tonight's Prelude Dinner.
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Special thanks to Tom Thompson of Tom Thompson Flowers. Ann Arbor, for his generous contribution of lobby noral art for this eveninG's concert.
Special thanks to Kipp Cortez for coordinatinG the pre-concert music on the Charles Baird Carillon.
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Melissa Kleinbart Katharine Hanmhan Chair
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Catherine AMuelIer Qnir Suzanne Leon Lear Maltinski Diane Nicholeris
Sam Oliver Florin Parvulescu Victor Romasevich Catherine Van Hoesen Elbert Tsait
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Perhapsthispieceisaboutanescapeafter having been found out and ejected from high society? Maybe the banjo player e'-len stole something on the way out so there isa hot pursuit?Atanyrate. Ihadsurvived the premiere of The Impostor, and found a record label thatwas interested in putting i t out. The concerto was 36 minutes long. what would inhabit t he rest of the CD? I had some discussions with various friends including Alexander Buhr from Universal Music, violinist Hilary Hahn, and my manager David Bendett.Of allmyproposed ideas (which induded composing solo banjo sonatas. percussion pieces. andduets with classical players) the one that had the most resonance to me was the idea of writingforbanjoandstringquartet.Ikne'/{ this was a great untapped combination. from the years of listening to my cellist stepfather Joe Paladino playing chamber music. and also from a piece Edgar and I wrote together back in the early 1980s for the BlairStringQuartet.
Now I needed to figure out who I was writing this piece for. I asked around about the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, who Iwas told about by Neil Benson ITrf nev-.r classical agent at Opus 3 Artists.The reaction was very p:>Sitive from everyone Iasked-these guysarereallygoodatne'I{musicandhave a youthful senstbility that would make a lot of sense on a piece that likely would have many influences from outside of classical music. I listened to their music and really enjoyed and respected t heir work. They wereintriguedbytheideatoo- soitwason!
I started out writingNi9ht F1iflht Over Water by comp:>Sing a dozen or so sketches. I took these up North and Brooklyn Rider and Iread tlu"ough them together.The idea wasthattheonesthatreallyworkedoutfor this combination were the ones Iwould use
very hard to figure out what not to use.The goodpartisthatnowIknev-.rthatIcould write virtually anything and they would be abletomakeit come alive.
SoIduginandwrotethepiece.At this point the Flecktones were on hiatus and Iwas touring Europe with the Malian Songbird Oumou Sangare, playing jazz festivals and touring with pianist Marcus Roberts. I had a couple of periods to isolate and write. One was in Amsterdam before the Ournou tour started and the otherwasinCopenhagen.Ididfindmyself enjoying writing on my computer with headphones. in restaurants, coffee joints, and parks. Something about watching people and maybe being a little distracted by t he movement and humanity seemed to unlockmyunconsciousmind.
We workshopped the piece in August 2012 in Stillwater, Minnesota. Workshopping it in this case meant doing several days of work rehearsing the piece followed by an informal perfonnance. At the end of this, Iwas able to study what we had done, make some final adjustments and be ready for the recording in Pittsboro,
North Carolina in November 2012 . Emil Kang at Carolina Performing Arts helped us to connect with Michael and Amy Tieman at Manifold Studios, and we did an infonnal performance there before we began the recording process. This really helpedustofeelthearcofthemusicand give it alive feelin the studio.
Programnote by Bela Fleck
This pi(>~ was commissioned by Oawes Memorial Hall of Blltlt>r University in honor of their 50th Annivers "
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NCulai" was the nickname of Nicolae Neacsu. the elder violinist and vocalist of t he wild and infamous Gypsy ensemble, t he Taraf de Haiidouks.Culai's trademark tugging of the bowhair across a string in the song Balodo Conducotorlui has been widely seen by over 200,000 viewers on YouTube in concerts worldwide, aswell as inTonyGatlifsfilmLatchoDrom.
Nicolae Neacsu died in 200.2, and in writingthispiece,Itookmuchinspiration from the way he seduced the audience with his gaze, told stories of Gypsy life in Romania and played violin, equally with t he innocence of an amateur student and the smirk of a professional who's been on the road for decades and had seen everything.
I first heard Gypsy music recordings in the informal street markets of my native Moscow, when I was barely seven years old. In 2005, I was asked to arrange severalselectionsoftheTarafsrepertoire for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble - a few months after that, I heard the Taraf perform live at Carnegie Hall. Thatyear,IalsometInnaBarmash,the vocalist of the New York-based Gypsy band Romashka and nowwe are married with two beautiful children. In 2006,
while assisting Osvaldo Golijov on the film soundtrack to Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth, we visited the band's village of Clejani, near Bucharest where I even played with the band for a few tunes.
Culoi is cast in five movements that depict a vague Nlife cycle" story.The first movement "The Game" is a jaunty dance, a sort of cat-and-mouse play; the second movement, "The Muse: juxtaposes a soaring melody over an accompaniment pattern that is in a slightly different pulse. Thethirdmovement"TheSong,"wasvery muchinspiredbythesingingoftheGypsy vocalist Romica Puceanu. The fourth movement, "Love Potion Expired" is an arrangement of a tune I had originally written for ITrf ensemble, Ljova and t he Kontraband a breathless tarantella that perpetually falls onto itself. The last movement, "Funeral Doina" is imagined as music for a funeral procession, a last tribute to a master violinist and storyteller.
This commission has been made possible by the Olamber Music America Oassiool Commissioning Program. with generous funding pr.:wided by The Andn'w W. Mellon FOllIldarion, and the Chamber Music AmeriooEndowmenr Fund
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H ailed as Nthe future of chamber music" by Strings magazine, BROO KLYN RIDER offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classicaL world and rock critics alike. The 2013-14 season sees Brooklyn Rider collaborate with banjo legend Bela Fleck on the Deutsche Gramrnophon/ MercuryOassicsalburn The Impostor and on a 2D-city North American tour.Other season highlights include collaborations withsopranoDawnUpshawatresidencies at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in March. and the eighth season of the Stillwater Music Festival a weeklong chamber festival in Minnesota founded by the group in 2006 as a place to unveil
new repertoire and collaborations. The quartet has been increasingly active in the recording studio, including the 2013 release A Walking Fire on Mercury Qassics and the much-praised Brooklyn Rider Ploys Philip Glass on the composer's Orange Mountain Music label. Violinist Johnny Gandelsman launched In A Circle Records in 2008 with the release of Brooklyn Rider's eclectic debut recordingPossport, followed by D?minont
Curve in 2010, and Seven Steps in 2012. A long-standing relationship between Brooklyn Rider and Kayhan Kalhor
resulted in the critically acclaimed 2008 recording.Silent City.
BELA ANTON LEOS FLECK was born in New York and named after Bela Bart6k. Leos Janacek. and Anton Webern.Mr. Fleck has been nominated for 30 Grammy Awards in more unique categories than arrj artist in Grammy history, winning 14 of them. Widely considered the premier banjo player alive today, Mr. Fleck is an artist who has completely redefined the limits of the instrument. First making his name in t he seminal bluegrass ensemble New Grass Revival with Sam Bush, Mr. Fleck then formed The Flecktones which combined elements of jazz. jam- band and folk music and have become wildly popular for their brilliant genre- defying live concerts. In 2001 Mr. Fleck finally delivered Perpetual Motion, his acclaimed foray into the classical world which picked up two Gramrny A wards. Since writing and performing concerti with double bassist Edgar Meyer and tabla master Zakir Hussain. Mr.Fleck made his Deutsche Grammophon debut in 2013 with his concerto for solo banjo, The Impostor, corrunissioned by and recorded with The Nashville Symphony. The concerto was paired with a banjo quintet performed by the dynamic young string quartetBrooklynRider.
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This afternoon's performance marks Brooklyn Rider's UMS debut as an ensemble. Its members have appeared with the Silk. Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma in March 2009 and March 2013 at Hill Auditorium. BelaFledt makes his second VMS appearance this afternoon.follcwinghisVMSdebutinFebruary2009atHiliAuditoriumaspartofhisAfrica Project which feah.lred Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba.Anania Ngoliga andJohn Kitime.
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Composed by George Frideric Handel
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
UMS Choral Union
Jerry Blackstone
Brenda Rae,Soprano David Trudgen, Countertenor Benjamin Butterfield, Tenor Timothy Mix, Baritone
Edward Parmentier, Harpsichord Scott VanOrnum, Organ
Saturday Evening, December 7, 2013 at 8:00 SUnday Afternoon, December 8, 2013 at 2:00 Hill Auditorium' Ann Arbor
30th and 31st Performances of the 135tl1 Anrual Season
Part I Sinfonia
2 Arioso /saiah 40: 1
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3 Air
4 Chorus
/saiah40: 5
5 Accompanied recitative
Haggai 2: 6 Haggai 2: 7 Maiachi 3:1
6 Air
Malachi 3:2
Mr. Butterfield Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Mr. Butterfield Every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain. made low: the crooked ... straight, and the rough places plain:
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it
Mr. Mix ... thus saith the Lord of hosts: Yet once, ... a little while, and I will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: . . . . the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, €"len the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.
Mr.Trudgen But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner's fire,.
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Following the pattern of Italian baroque opera Messiah is divided into t hree parts. The first is concerned with prophecies of the Messiah's coming, drawing heavily from messianic texts in the Book of Isaiah, and concludes with an account of t he Christmas story that mixes both Old and New Testament sources. The second part deals with Christ's mission and sacrifice, culminating in t he grand "Hallelujah Chorus." The finaL shortest section is an extended hymn
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summer harpsichord workshops on J.P. Sweelinck and on the fundamentals of harpsichord performance and repertoire; and giving a keynote address. directing a concert, and conducting a master class at t he Basso Continuo conference of t he Westfield Center, held at Pacific Lutheran University inTacoma Washington
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Written, Performed, and Co-Directed by Rob Drummond
Co-Directed by David Overend
A production of The Arches., Glasgow
Tuesday Evening, January 7, 2014 at 7:30 Wednesday Evening, January 8, 2014 at 7:30 Thursday Evening, January 9, 2014 at 7:30 Friday Evening, January 10, 2014 at 8:00 Saturday Afternoon,January 11, 2014 at 2:00 Saturday Evening,January 11, 2014 at 8:00 SUnday Afternoon, January 12, 2014 at 2:00 Althur Miller Theatre' Ann Arbor
32nd,33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, and 38th Perfonnances of the135th Annual Season 1nternational Theater SerIes
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performed without intermission.
The Saturday evening performance is sponsored by the Sarns Family. The Sunday afternoon performance is sponsored by the Unmsity 01 Michigan Health System.
Media partnership is prOYided by Bet\vee1 the Lines, Mkhisan Radio 91.7 FM. WDET 101.9 FM, and Ann ArOOr's 1070ne FM.
Bulla: each is supported by Made In Scotland.
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Rob Drummond
David OVerend Production and Stage Manager
Deanne Jones
Stage Designer Francis Gallop
Sound Designer
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Lighting Designer
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A stunt so dangerous Houdini refused to attempt it, the Bullet Catch has claimed the lives of at least 12 illusionists. assistants. andspectatorssince its conception in 1613.The show follows the life and death onstage of famed bullet catcher
William Henderson. who died over 100 years ago performing the trick. Now, with a little help from his audience, modern day TnaIVel William Wonder presents a unique theatrical magic show featuring storytelling mind reading. levitation. games of chance andifyou'rebraveenoughtostayfaritthemostnotoriousfinaleinshowbusiness.
I t's rare to work with a theater maker whohassomuchtalentinamultitude of disparate areas. having displayed
suc h incredible inventiveness and skill as a writer, director, and performer. Whether it's becoming a professional wrestler or death-defying magician. Rob Drummond pushes at the limits of his ovm experience andin turn our understanding ofhowwedefinetheater.Robispartof a new group of Scottish auteurs, who bring an innovative approach to the
whole creative process. and in doing so have recently injected a sense of energy and potential into our national cultural landscape.AttheheartofTheArches' ethosisacommitmenttonurturingtalent and it's been a privilege to have been part of Rob's journey, witnessing t he initial crackle andspark as new conceptual ideas were born and t hen being part of bringing themtolifethroughhisdistinctivevoice.
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His wide ranging work includes the critically acclaimed WRESTliNG (Arches. 2011). which involved five months professional wrestling training. and a modern retelling of The Passion (George Square. Glasgow 2011) . Recent projects include The Riot ofSpring, a response to Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, where he worked with a choreographer for The Arches and National Theatre of Scotland's Auteurs Project. and Quiz Show (Traverse, Edinburgh). Bullet Cotch was a huge hit at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe. winning a Herald Angel Award and Total Theatre Award.
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of theater, performance, dance, visual art. live music. and club nights.The arts programming team employs calculated risk-taking in all of its creative decisions. nurturing emergent talent and rewarding bold approaches with a supportive environment for further innovation - showcased each autumn at Arches LNE. a two-week-long celebration of new, Scottish. contemporary performance talent. Alongside local artists. the Arches presents world-class international artists and companies such as The TEAM. Derevo. Ann Liv Young, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Ontroerend Goed Akhe, Taylor Mac, and Tim Crouch in the venue as part of its annual BEHAVIOUR festival of live performance. The Arches regularly wins awards at t he Edinburgh Fringe and tours work internationally - in recent years this has included taking shows to Brits Off Broadway (New York ). Spoleto Festival (South Carolina). Cultural Inglesa Festival (Sao Paolo), National Theatre (London), and the Barbican (London). For more information, please visit
Jackie Wylie,ArtisticDirector Gemma Kicks and Jill Smith.
TourProducers Niall Walker, Design 6-Marketing
Manager RosieDavies.DigitolMarketingOfficer Joseph Blythe.PressOfficer
Sp«io1thcmkstooll the sto.ffandmon~menr ("L the Arches, Gosgow.
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RADA and was Associate Artist at The Arches (2007-2010). Recent projects include The Pirate by Stuart Hepburn (Gran M6r, Glasgow, May 2013).Other directing credits include Rolls in Their Fbckets and Top Table by Rob Drummond (Cran M6r); A Work on Progress, Midland Street, and Underneath the Arches (The Arches); Postshow, Demises, and The GyntishSelflIm,),andSalomebyOsc.,. Wilde (RADA). David is also a Lecturer in Performance at the University of the West of Scotland. For more information. please visitwww.davidoverendnet.
THE ARCHES, one of Europe's leading cultural venues, is both an arts receiving and production house with an international reputation as an exciting hubofground-breakingcreativity.Housed within seven Grade A-listed Victorian railway arches in GlasgO'N" city center, the venue presents a year-round program
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