UMS Concert Program, May 8,9, 10, And 11, 1947: The Fifty-fourth Annual May Festival -- The Philadelphia Orchestra
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL
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UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Official Program of the Fifty-Fourth Annual
May 8,9, 10, and 11, 1947 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Charles A. Sink, A.B., M.Ed., LL.D President
Alexander G. Ruthven, Ph.D., LL.D., Sc.D. . Vice-President
Shirley W. Smith, A.M., LL.D Secretary
Oscar A. Eberbach, A.B Treasurer
Roscoe O. Bonisteel, LL.B. . . . Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Thor Johnson, M.Mus Guest Conductor
James R. Breakey, Jr., A.B., A.M., LL.B.
Harley A. Haynes, M.D.
E. Blythe Stason, A.B., B.S., J.D.
Henry F. Vaughan, M.S., Dr. P.H.
Merlin Wiley, A.B., LL.B.
Charles A. Sink, President Mary K. Farkas, Secretary to the President Deanne Smith, Bookkeeper and Cashier Gail W. Rector, Assistant to the President
THE FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL MAY FESTIVAL
Eugene Ormandy, Orchestral Conductor Alexander Hilsberg, Associate Orchestral Conductor Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor Marguerite Hood, Youth Chorus Conductor
Sopranos Helen Traubel Regina Resnik
Contralto Anna Kaskas
Tenors Ferruccio Tagliavini Frederick Jagel
Violinist Isaac Stern
Pianist Robert Casadesus
The Philadelphia Orchestra The University Choral Union The Festival Youth Chorus
Notices and Acknowledgments
The University Musical Society desires to express appreciation to Thor Johnson and the members of the Choral Union for their effective services; to Miss Marguerite Hood and her able associates for their valuable services in preparation of the Festival Youth Chorus; to the several members of the staff for their efficient assistance; and to the teachers in the various schools from which the young people have been drawn for their co-operation.
The Author of the analyses hereby expresses his deep obligation to Jean Athay for her aid in collecting materials; to R. L. F. McCombs, annotator for the Philadelphia Orchestra; and to the late Lawrence Gilman, whose scholarly analyses are authoritative contributions to contemporary criticism.
The Steinway is the official concert piano of the University MusiÂcal Society and of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
In accordance with previous announcements all concerts will begin on Eastern Standard Time--evenings at 8:3c) and afternoons at 2:3c
Concert Endowment Fund
The University Musical Society is a nonprofit corporation deÂvoted to educational purposes. During its existence its concerts have been maintained through the sale of tickets of admission. The prices have been kept as low as possible to cover the expense of production. Obviously, the problem is becoming increasingly difficult. The Society has confidence that there are those who would like to contribute to a Concert Endowment Fund, to ensure continuance of the high quality of the concerts. All contributions will be utilized in maintaining the ideals of the Society by providing the best possible programs.
The United States Department of Internal Revenue has ruled that gifts or bequests made to the Society are deductible for inÂcome and estate tax purposes.
FIRST MAY FESTIVAL CONCERT
Thursday Evening, May 8, at 8:30
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor
Soloist HELEN TRAUBEL, Sofrano
PROGRAM THE COMPOSITIONS OF RICHARD WAGNER
Overture to "Die Meistersinger"
"War es so schmahlich " from "Die Walkiire"
Prelude and Love-Death from "Tristan and Isolde"
Siegfried s Rhine Tourney ( r Â