UMS Concert Program, January 15, 1940: Sixty-first Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Kirsten Flagstad
Complete Series: 2709
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT EARL V. MOORE, MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Seventh Concert 1939-1940 Complete Series 2709
Choral Union Concert Series
KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD, Soprano
EDWIN McARTHUR, Accompanist
Monday Evening, January 15, 1940, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PRO GRAM Die Allmacht.............Schubert
Great is Jehovah, the Lord, for Heaven and Earth testify to His great power.
Cool breezes, beautiful blooms, the glories of spring never ending.
I will carve on every tree, I will write on every leaf, I will tell to all the world: "Thine is my heart forever!"
0 wusst' ich doch den Weg zuriick.........Brahms
0, would that I find, might find the way, the blessed way, to childhood's land! In vain I seek; where'er I stray is lone and desert strand!
Meine Liebe ist griin............Brahms
My young love is green like a lilac bush,
My belov'd like the sunlight is beaming.
Then my soul lifts her wings like the nightingale
And my song of rapture is ringing.
Sung in Norwegian:
Fra monte Pincio (Mount Pincio).........Grieg
From Mount Pincio's summit I see the sunset.
Rome's past and Italy's bright future rise before me.
Med en vandlilje (A Waterlily)..........Grieg
See, Marie, I bring you a waterlily; wear it on your breast. But beware of dreams. They are dangerous.
Et Haab (My Hope)............Grieg
What though I poured my exultation forth None would understand me. Best lock it in my heart--that your bright star is mine.
Note.--Kirsten Flagstad has been heard in the Choral Union and May Festival Series on previous occasions as follows: October 19, 1936, and May 12, 1937.
The piano used is a Steinway.
The Steinway piano and the Skinner organ are the official concert instruments of the University Musical Society
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
Lykken mellem to mennesker (Our Happiness).....Alnaes
We love--and our happiness is as a star-strewn night.
Varlengsler (Spring Yearnings)..........Alnaes
Where'er I wander, the tenderest yearnings of spring go with me.
"Liebestod" from "Tristan and Isolde".......Wagner
Song for Lovers...........Deems Taylor
Spring Came............ Edwin McArthur
When I Have Sung My Songs...... . . Ernest Charles
Sea Moods............Mildred Tyson
Oh, do not weep, love, whilst death approaches. Softly smile, and remember the bliss that was ours. We both shall soon be released from sorrow. Then I shall see thee but in dreams. Thou shalt bless me and with me shalt weep. Oh, bliss!
Du meines herzens Kronlein..........Strauss
Thou of my heart the diadem, Thou art of gold the finest; All others thou compared to them A thousand times outshinest.
Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten.........Strauss
Why should we seek to hide our great love, when the whole world, even all in nature, sings forth praise of love.
Coming Musical Events
Choral Union Concerts
HILL AUDITORIUM 8:30 p.m.
Robert Virovai, Violinist.......Thursday, January 25
Bartlett and Robertson, Pianists .... Wednesday, February 14
Artur Rubinstein, Pianist.......Wednesday, March 6
Forty-Eighth Annual May Festival . . . May 8, 9, 10, 11, 1940
School of Music Concerts
Given without admission charge
Sunday, January 21, 4:15 p.m., Hill Auditorium . . Orchestra Concert
Soloist: Wassily Besekiksky, Violinist Friday, January 26, 8:15 p.m., School of Music Auditorium ....
John Schwarzwalder, Baritone Tuesday, February 20, 8:15 p.m., School of Music Auditorium
Barbara Cahoon, Pianist
Wednesday, February 21, 4:15 p.m., Hill Auditorium.....
Palmer Christian, Organist Sunday, February 25, 4:15 p.m., Hill Auditorium . . . Faculty 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.