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UMS Concert Program, May 3, 1953: Sixtieth Annual May Festival -- The Philadelphia Orchestra

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Day
3
Month
May
Year
1953
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Season: 1952-1953
Concert: Fifth
Complete Series: 3108
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Charles A. Sink, President Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor
Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor
Fifth Concert 1952-1953 Complete Series 3108
Sixtieth Annual
MAY FESTIVAL
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
THOR JOHNSON, Guest Conductor
Soloist RUDOLF FIRKUSNY, Pianist
Sunday Afternoon, May 3, 1953, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Overture in the Italian Style, in C major, Op. 170. . . . Schubert "Prairie"--for Chorus and Orchestra .... Normand Lockwood
(Commissioned by Thor Johnson for this performance; and dedicated to Charles A. Sink)
"Triumphlied"--A Sacred Cantata.........Brahms
(Baritone solo by Ara Berberian) University Choral Union
intermission
Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra.......Martinu
Allegro moderato Poco andante Poco allegro
Rudolf Firkusny
Text adapted from the poem, "Prairie" by Carl Sandburg.
Columbia and RCA Victor Records
The piano used is a STEINWAY. The LESTER PIANO is the official piano of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
BOSTON SYMPHONY, Pierre Monteux, Conductor, in the Choral Union Series, May 19, 8:30 p.m.
1953--UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY CONCERTS-1954
Seventy-Fifth Annual Choral Union Series
Roberta Peters, Soprano.......Wednesday, October 7
Boston Symphony Orchestra......Thursday, October 22
Virtuosi di Roma..........Monday, November 2
Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist......Saturday, November 21
De Paur Infantry Chorus......Tuesday, November 24
To be Announced..............February
Paul Badura-Skoda, Pianist......Wednesday, February 17
George London, Bass.........Sunday, February 28
Elena Nikolaidi, Soprano.........Friday, March 12
Myra Hess, Pianist.........Wednesday, March 17
Season Tickets: Remaining unclaimed seats in Block A, $16.00. Block B, $12.00. Block C, $10.00. Mail orders accepted beginning May 4.
Eighth Annual Extra Concert Series
Guiomar Novaes, Pianist........Monday, October 12
Cleveland Orchestra........Sunday, November 8
Guard Republican Band of Paris .... Monday, November 30
Marian Anderson, Contralto.......Sunday, January 10
Boston Pops Tour Orchestra......Thursday, March 4
Season Tickets: Block A, $8.00. Block B, $6.00. Block C, $5.00. Mail orders accepted beginning May 4.
Annual Christmas Concerts
"Messiah" (Handel)...........December 5 and 6
Maud Nosleb, Soprano Norman Scott, Bass
Carol Smith, Contralto Choral Union and Orchestra
Walter Fredericks, Tenor Lester McCoy, Conductor
Tickets: 70c and 50c (either performance). On sale beginning October 15.
Fourteenth Annual Chamber Music Festival
Griller Quartet.........Friday, February 19, 8:30
Reginald Kell Players.....Saturday, February 20, 8:30
Griller Quartet........Sunday, February 21, 2:30
Season Tickets: $3.50 and $2.50. On sale beginning October 15.
Sixty-First Annual May Festival
Six Concerts..........April 29, 30--May 1, 2, 1954
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor. University Choral Union, Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor, Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor; Festival Youth Chorus, Marguerite Hood, Conductor. Soloists to be announced.
For tickets or information, address: Charles A. Sink, President, University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.

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