UMS Concert Program, May 10, 11, 12, And 13, 1939: The Forty-sixth Annual May Festival -- Glenn D. Mcgeoch
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Official Program of the Forty-sixth Annual
May 10, II, 12, and ij, jS9 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Published by The University Musical Society, Ann Arbor
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Charles A. Sink, M.Ed., LL.D.........President
Alexander G. Ruthven, Ph.D., Sc.D., LL.D. . Vice-President
Durand W. Springer, B.S., A.M........Secretary
Oscar A. Eberbach, A.B...........Treasurer
Shirley W. Smith, A.M. . . . Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Junius E. Beal, A.B.
Roscoe O. Bonisteel, LL.B.
Harley A. Haynes, M.D.
Earl V. Moore, A.M., Mus.D.
Horace G. Prettyman, A.B.
E. Blythe Stason, A.B., B.S., J.D.
The University Musical Society is organized under an Act of the state of Michigan providing for the incorporation of "associations not for pecuniary profit." Its purpose is "to cultivate the public taste for music." All fees are placed at the lowest possible point compatible with sound business principles, the financial side serving but as a means to an educational and artistic end, a fact duly recognized by the Treasury Department of the United States by exempting from tax admissions to concerts given under its auspices.
THE FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL MAY FESTIVAL
Earl V. Moore, Musical Director
Eugene Ormandy, Orchestral Conductor
Saul Caston, Associate Orchestral Conductor
Georges Enesco, Guest Conductor
Harl McDonald, Guest Conductor
Juva Higbee, Young People's Festival Chorus Conductor
Giovanni Martinelli Jan Peerce
Gladys Swarthout Contraltos
Bass Ezio Pinza
Violinist Georges Enesco
Pianist Rudolf Serkin
Organist Palmer Christian
Giuseppe Cavadore Arthur Hackett
The Philadelphia Orchestra
The University Choral Union
The Young People's Festival Chorus
Notices and Acknowledgments
All concerts will begin on time (Eastern standard time).
Trumpet calls from the stage will be sounded three minutes before the resumption of the program after intermission.
Our patrons are invited to inspect the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments in the foyer of the first balcony and the adjoining room.
To study the evolution of musical instruments, it is only necessary to view the cases in their numerical order and remember that in the wall cases the sequence runs from right to left and from top to bottom, while the standard cases should always be approached on the left-hand side. Descriptive lists are attached to each case.
The Musical Director of the Festival desires to express his great obligation to Miss Juva Higbee, Supervisor of Music in the Ann Arbor Public Schools, and to her able associates, for their valuable services in preparation of theYoung People's Chorus; to the several members of the staff for their efficient assistance and to the teachers in the various schools from which the children have been drawn, for their co-operation.
The writer of the analyses hereby expresses his deep obligation to Miss Dorothy Eckert for her aid in collecting materials and to Mr. Lawrence Gilman, whose scholarly analyses, given in the Program Books of the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestras, are authoritative contributions to contemporary criticism. In some instances Mr. Gilman's analyses have been quoted in this Libretto.
The Steinway is the official concert piano of the University Musical Society and of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
FIRST MAY FESTIVAL CONCERT
Wednesday Evening, May io, at 8:30
Gladys Swarthout, Soprano
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Overture to "Leonore" No. 3..........Beethoven
Aria: "Dido's Lament" from "Dido and Aeneas".....Purcell
Recitative and Rondo...............Bach
Symphonic Poem, "Don Juan," Op. 20........Strauss
Arias: "Printemps qui commence" from "Samson and Delilah" Saint-Saens "Una voce poco fa" from "The Barber of Seville" . . . Rossini Miss Swarthout
Symphony in D major, No. 2...........Sibelius
SECOND MAY FESTIVAL CONCERT
Thursday Evening, May ii, at 8:30
Selma Amansky, Sop-ano Jan Peerce, Tenor
Rudolf Serkin, Pianist
The Philadelphia Orchestra University Choral Union Palmer Christian, Organist
Eugene Ormandy and Earl V. Moore, Conductors Harl McDonald, Guest Conductor
Onward, Ye Peoples..............Sibelius
University Choral Union
Symphony No. 3, "Lamentations of Fu Hsuan"
For Orchestra, Chorus, and Soprano Solo . . . Harl McDonald
Selma Amansky University Choral Union Conducted by the Composer
Psalmus Hungaricus, Op. 13............Kodaly
Jan Peerce University Choral Union
Concerto No. 5, in E flat, for Piano and Orchestra .... Beethoven
Adagio un poco moto Rondo
Rudolf Serkin Mr. Serkin uses the Steinway piano.
THIRD MAY FESTIVAL CONCERT
Friday Afternoon, May 12, at 2:30
Ezio Pinza, Bass
Young People's Festival Chorus The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy and Juva Higbee, Conductors
Andante for Strings, Harp, and Organ.......Geminiani
Fantasy No. 1 in D major for Five Strings
Transcribed for large orchestra by Lucien Caillet .... Jenkins Arias: "Non piu andrai" from "The Marriage of Figaro" "
"Qui sdegno non s'accende" from "The Magic Flute" L . Mozart "Se vuol ballare" from "The Marriage of Figaro" J
Ezio Pinza Group of Songs:
The Nut Tree..............Schumann
Cradle Song 1
Serenade in D minor _
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