Complete Series: 3086
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Charles A. Sink, President
Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor
Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor
Complete Series 3086
Extra Concert Series
RISE STEVENS, Mezzo-Soprano Brooks Smith at the Piano
Friday Evening, October 17, 1952, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
"He Shall Feed His Flock" from Messiah .
Early One Morning......
"Che faro senza Euridice" from Orfeo .
fUnd willst du deinen Liebsten sterben sehen tin dem Schatten meiner Locken fVerborgenheit fElfenlied
"Adieu forets" from Jeanne d'Arc .
Variations in A major, K. 460 ... Romanze in F-sharp major ....
Prelude in B-flat major.....
Gretchen am Spinnrade.....
O liebliche Wangen......
Loveliest of Trees......
A Ballynure Ballad (Irish folksong) . The Lonesome Grove (American folksong) The Indian........
Victor and Columbia records t Columbia records
Arr. Halsey Stevens Gluck
Arr. Herbert Hughes
Arr. Ernst Bacon
The Steinway is the official piano of the University Musical Society.
A R S
L O N G A
B R E V I S
"He Shall Feed His Flock" from Messiah.....Handel
Messiah is one of those marvels of great art which has a universal appeal to all music lovers with its profundity and sincerity of religious faith.
Early One Morning.......Arr. Halsey Stevens
This is typical of the Old English pastorale melodies of the seventeenth century.
"Che faro senza Euridice" from Orfeo......Gluck
In Gluck's musical interpretation of the classical story of Orpheus and Euridice he has the part of the bereaved husband sung by a mezzo-soprano and this famous aria represents the climax of tragic emotion as Orpheus realizes that death has claimed his beautiful Euridice. -"Oh, why have you left me There is no consolation! How can I live without my Euridice Where can I go without my love"
Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben sehen.....Wolf
"Wouldst thou behold thy lover sadly dying, Then do not braid thy wondrous hair, my dearest; Down from thy shoulders wear it freely flying, Enveiled in purest gold then thou appearest, Bright golden threads with breezy sunlight showered, Lovely thy hair is, lovely she thus dowered! Gold ringlets, silken ringlets suncarcssed, Lovely the hair is, lovely she thus blest!"
In dem Schatten meiner Locken........Wolf
"In the shadow of my tresses my beloved sleeps. Shall I waken him Ah, no! I carefully smooth my tresses, but in vain when soft winds blow. Shall I waken him ... Though he calls me oft his serpent, yet he slumbers at my side. Shall I waken him Ah, no!"
"Tempt me not again, oh world, with the joys of love's illusion; Let my heart in lone seclusion hoard its rapture and its pain I"
"The night watchman calls, 'Eleven o'clock'! A little elf, asleep in the woods, thinks someone has called his name. Drunk with sleep, he gropes his way through the forest. Seeing the glow-worms' brilliant light, he becomes too curious and bumps his head against a stone. Say, elf, have you had enough Cuckoo! Cuckoo!"
"Adieu forets" from Jeanne d'Arc
"Farewell, ye forests, ye beloved meadows, and ye lambs, disperse o'er yonder heath. No shepherd have ye now to go before, for I forsake this flock to tend another, on far-off fields of war. Farewell then--fare ye well, for I depart and nevermore shall
Gretchen am Spinnrade
"O my heart is sad, my rest is o'er And never, alas, shall I find it more. And when he's not near, my grave lies here, Tis all distress and bitterness. My poor, weak head seems tempest-toss'd, My poor, weak senses seem quite lost."
"I hear a streamlet gushing from out its rocky bed, Far down the valley rushing so fresh and clean it sped. I know not why I pondered, nor whence the thought did flow, E'en as it hastens downward, with my staff I too must go ... Must this then be my pathway Oh, streamlet, tell me where I shall find my path! You have with your sweet murmur bewildered quite my mind."
"Soft the breezes are sighing, the boat comes home from the sea; Nestward the white dove is flying, my heart turns home to thee. But now the sun hath departed, and night is alone on the lea; Homeward I turn, happy-hearted, to find my rest in thee."
O liebliche Wangen..........
"Sweet cheeks to me turning, you fill me with yearning; Your fairness rose-ruddy intently to study. Yet that, you'll be gleaning, is not all my meaning; To see you, to press you, to touch you, to kiss you, You fill me with yearning ..."
Choral Union Concert Series
(All concerts begin at 8:30 p.m.)
Yehudi Menuhin, Violinist .... Wednesday, October 22
Danish National Orchestra .... Thursday, November 13 Erik Tuxen, Conductor
Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist .... Wednesday, November 19
Bidu Sayao, Soprano.......Monday, December 1
Vienna Choir Boys.......Friday, January 16
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra . . Thursday, February 12 Antal Dorati, Conductor
Gershwin Concert Orchestra.....Monday, March 2
Lorin Maazel, Conductor
Artur Rubinstein, Pianist.....Thursday, March 12
Boston Symphony Orchestra.....Tuesday, May 19
Charles Munch, Conductor
Single Concerts: $2.50--$2.00--$1.50 (Boston Symphony only--$3.00, $2.50, $2.00, $1.50.)
Extra Concert Series
(All concerts begin at 8:30 p.m.)
Cleveland Orchestra......Sunday, November 9
George Szeix, Conductor
Claudio Arrau, Pianist......Tuesday, November 25
Heifetz, Violinist.......Tuesday, February 17
Boston "Pops" Tour Orchestra .... Monday, March 23 Arthur Fiedler, Conductor
Season Tickets: $7.50--$6.00--$5.00 Single Concerts: $2.50--$2.00--$1.50
"Messiah"--December 6 and 7. Tickets: 70$! and 50?. Chamber Music Festival--Feb. 20, 21, 22. Season Tickets: $3.50, $2.50.
Now on sale.
For tickets or for further information, please address: Charles A. Sink, President, University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.