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UMS Concert Program, January 19, 1939: Sixtieth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Beniamino Gigli

UMS Concert Program, January 19, 1939: Sixtieth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Beniamino Gigli image UMS Concert Program, January 19, 1939: Sixtieth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Beniamino Gigli image
Day
19
Month
January
Year
1939
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Season: 1938-1939
Concert: Sixth
Complete Series: 2588
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT EARL V. MOORE, MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Sixth Concert 1938-1939 Complete Series 2S88
Sixtieth Annual
Choral Union Concert Series
BENIAMINO GIGLI, Tenor
Rainaldo Zamboni at the piano
Thursday, January 19, 1939, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Aria, "0 Paradiso," from "L'Africana"........Meyerbeer
O thou most fair and smiling land--O Paradise to earth descended! My heart is thine, beloved land of my fathers!
Intorno all' idol mio...............Cesti
Soft zephyrs, breathe lightly on my loved one's pillow; caress her cheek lightly and whisper to her the secret of my passion.
Tre giorni son che Nina.............Pergolesi
Three days have passed since Nina lay in death. Cymbals and trumpets awake my Nina--bid her sleep no more!
Amarilli..................Caccini
Amarilli, my fair one, canst thou doubt of my love Didst thou but look within my heart, thou wouldst see written thereon, "Amarilli, my beloved."
Primavera...............Mendelssohn
Primrose, frail flower of Spring, messenger of perfect days to come, do not delay thy return!
Un Reve..................Grieg
In dream I wooed a maid--that golden dream was not so fair as waking joys imparted.
Aimons-nous.................Hahn
Let us give our hearts to love.
Aubade from "Le Roi d'Ys".............Lalo
Mylio: Since one cannot prevail on thy jealous guardian, ah, let me tell thee all my anguish. Vainly have I waited near thee, but the hour will come when thou shalt be mine.
(Over)
Note.--Mr. Gigli has been heard in the Choral Union and May Festival Concert Series on previous occasions as follows: May 16, 1923; October 7, 1927; and May 20, 1932.
The Steinway Piano and the Skinner Organ are the official concert instruments of the University Musical Society
A R S LONGA VITA BREVIS
Aria, "0 amore, bella luce" from "L'Amico Fritz".....Mascagni
O love, O flaming light of the soul, thou art life itself; for in thee one is born anew.
INTERMISSION
Standchen.................Schubert
Lightly speed my songs of yearning through the night to thee.
In the Silence of Night...........Rachmaninoff
Aria, "M'appari", from "Marta"...........Flotow
Like a fair dream, those hours spent with thee! But alas, thou art gone and that dream of bliss is o'er.
0 begli occhi di fata...............Denza
0 lovely eyes.
Mattinata................Leoncavallo
A beautiful morning is breaking--the whole world from slumber is waking.
Povero Pulcinella.............Buzzi-Peccia
Neapolitan Folk Songs:
Ah, I'ammore che fa fa...........De Curtis
Quanno 'a femmena vo . .........De Crescenzo
Oi Man, oi Mari.............Di Capua
SPECIAL NOTICE Choral Union Series
BARTLETT and ROBERTSON, pianists, will be heard in a two-piano program on Wednesday, January 25, at 8:30, taking the place of the Budapest Chorus, whose American tour has been canceled on account of European conditions. Please use coupon Number 7, reading "Budapest Chorus."
Yehudi Menuhin, Violinist .... Wednesday, February IS Gregor Piatigorsky, Violoncellist . . . Monday, February 27
Roth String Quartet of Budapest . . . Thursday, March 9
Feri Roth, First Violinist Ferenc Molnar, Viola
Jeno Antal, Second Violinist Janos Scholz, Violoncellist
Forty-Sixth Annual May Festival . . May 10, 11, 12, 13, 1939
School of Music Concerts
Sunday, January 22, 4:15 p.m., Hill Auditorium . . Band Concert Monday, January 23, 8:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium . Orchestra Concert
Notices: The right is reserved to make such changes in the dates and artists announced as necessity may require. While wide and prompt publicity is given to dates thus changed, to avoid inconvenience it is suggested that, so far as possible, out-of-town guests confirm the dates in advance.
The School of Music Concerts are given without admission charge; for obvious reasons small children will not be admitted.

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