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UMS Concert Program, January 16, 1953: Seventy-fourth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Vienna Choir Boys

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Day
16
Month
January
Year
1953
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Season: 1952-1953
Concert: Sixth
Complete Series: 3095
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Charles A. Sink, President
Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor
Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor
Sixth Concert
1952-1953
Complete Series 3095
Seventy-fourth Annual
Choral Union Concert Series
VIENNA CHOIR BOYS
Harald Hedding, Musical Director
Friday Evening, January 16, 1953, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Repleti sunt......
Hodie Christus.....
Virga Jesse......
One Hundred and Seventeenth Psalm Solo number to be announced
Josephus Gallus
Jan Pete Sveelinck
Anton Bruckner
Harald Hedding
"The Calif's Goose," an Operetta
Mozart
INTERMISSION
Die Nacht (The Night) . Die Rose stand im Tau . Bandlterzett (Ribbon Trio) Tritsch-Tratsch Polka (Gossip) Kaiserwalzer (Emperor Waltz)
Schubert
Schumann
Mozart
Johann Strauss Johann Strauss
NOTE:--The University Musical Society has presented the Vienna Choir Boys on previous occasions as follows: Nov. 22, 1933; and Oct. 15, 1949.
The Steinway is the official piano of the University Musical Society.
A R S
L O N G A
VITA
B R E V I S
PROGRAM NOTES
"The Calif's Goose," an Operetta.......Mozart
The pet of the Calif of Bagdad, a goose who had saved the Calif's life, disappears. Zelmire, guardian of the pet, appeals to her love, Murad, to help her. He, in turn, asks the palace inspector, Firuzzibaha, to assist him. The wicked Firuzzibaha, hoping to anger the Calif against Murad, suggests declaring the goose dead and then pre?senting it to the Calif, but in reality intends to put some old kindlings into the basket.
The star-reader, Mesreddin, has another plan. He proposes to call the magician, Mustapha, to perform before the Calif. This would provide an opportunity for Murad, with the help of assistants, to smuggle a live goose into the palace to substitute for the vanished one.
However, there is an error in plans and the live goose reaches Firuzzibaha and the basket of kindlings goes to Murad and his friends. Suspicious, Firuzzibaha orders the arrest of Murad and his helpers. However, his efforts are to no avail. The magician, Mustapha, had again changed the baskets thus causing Firuzzibaha to be found cheating the Calif.
Firuzzibaha is punished. The Calif rewards his faithful servant, Murad, by giving him Zelmire as his wife.
Die Nacht (The Night).......Franz Schubert
"How beautiful you are, friendly, calm, heavenly quiet . . ."
Clear stars look down from distant heavens. Soft ground in the spring filled with moss and flowers.
Die Rose stand im Tau.......Robert Schumann
The rose covered with dew like grey pearls changes to rubies with the sun's rays.
Bandlterzett (Ribbon Trio).......W. A. Mozart
"Dear little husband, where is my ribbon"
This song was inspired by a humorous incident in Mozart's life and he wrote the trio in Viennese dialect. Mozart had bought his wife, Constanze, a ribbon which he wished her to wear for a short trip. Not able to find it, they both began to search for it more and more excitedly. An intimate friend, Gottfried Von Jacquin, found it and teased them with it while their dog, Pimperl, joined in the fun. Jacquin finally gave the ribbon back and suggested to Mozart that the theme would make a humorous terzett.
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka (Gossip).....Johann Strauss
"How are you--haven't seen you for a long time . . . Not bad: . . . Life goes on I"
A nonsense polka about people meeting in the streets, gossiping, rushing, being busy. But the clock finally stops for each as time goes on endlessly.
Kaiserwalzer (Emperor Waltz).....Johann Strauss
"When Vienna awakes in the spring, listening to birds singing in the woods, be ready, dear girl, for this is the time for love."
A glorification of Vienna. Boys and girls, old and young, meet in the spring, dance, love, kiss, go hand in hand. Violins play, hearts sing! This is our Vienna, pearl full of beauty until eternity.
CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Rackham Auditorium Three concerts, February 20, 21, and 22, 1953.
BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET
Josef Roisman, Violin Jac Gorodetzky, Violin
Boris Kroyt, Viola
Mischa Schneider, Violoncello
Friday, February 20, 8:30 p.m.
Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 12......Mendelssohn
Quartet No. 8 (1950)........Quincy Porter
Quartet in A minor, Op. 132........Beethoven
Saturday, February 21, 8:30 p.m.
Quartet in D major..........Dittersdorf
Quartet in G minor, Op. 10.........Debussy
Quartet in G major, Op. 161........Schubert
Sunday, February 22, 2:30 p.m.
Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3.......Haydn
Quartet in E-flat major (1943).......Hindemith
Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130......Beethoven
Season Tickets: $3.50 and $2.50 Single Concerts: $1.75 and $1.25
For tickets or for further information, please address: Charles A. Sink, President, University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.
MAY FESTIVAL
APRIL 30, MAY 1, 2, 3, 1953 --SIX CONCERTS
Soloists
ZINKA MILANOV.................................... Soprano
DOROTHY WARENSKJOLD ........................... Soprano
JANICE MOUDRY ................................... Contralto
HAROLD HAUGH ...................................... Tenor
KENNETH SMITH ....................................Baritone
CESARE SIEPI............................................Bass
ZINO FRANCESCATTI ............................... Violinist
MYRA HESS...........................................Pianist
RUDOLF FIRKUSNY ................................... Pianist
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AT ALL CONCERTS Conductors
EUGENE ORMANDY THOR JOHNSON
ALEXANDER HILSBERG MARGUERITE HOOD
MAY FESTIVAL season ticket orders are being accepted and filed in sequence--Remaining unclaimed seats in Block A, $11.00; Block B, $9.00; Block C, $8.00.
Concerts
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra . . Thursday, February 12 Antal Dorati, Conductor
Heifetz, Violinist (Extra Series) .... Tuesday, February 17
Gershwin Concert Orchestra.....Monday, March 2
Lorin Maazel, Conductor Soloists: Carolyn Long, Soprano
Theodor Uppman, Baritone
SanromA, Pianist
Artur Rubinstein, Pianist.....Thursday, March 12
Boston "Pops" Tour Orchestra (Extra Series) . Monday, March 23 Arthur Fiedler, Conductor Soloist: Hilde Somer, Pianist
Boston Symphony Orchestra.....Tuesday, May 19
Charles Munch, Conductor
For tickets or for further information, please address: Charles A. Sink, President, University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.

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