UMS Concert Program, October 7: Seventy-fifth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Roberta Peters
Complete Series: 3111
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
DIAMOND JUBILEE SEASON
Charles A. Sink, President Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor
Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor
First Concert 1953-19S4 Complete Series 3111
Choral Union Concert Series
ROBERTA PETERS, Coloratura Soprano
Samuel Pratt, Flutist Assisted by Warner Bass, Pianist
Wednesday Evening, October 7, 1953, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Qual farfalletta amante........Scarlatti
Amarilli, mia bella..........Caccini
Der Holle Rache, from The Magic Flute.....Mozart
Sweet Bird, from Pensieroso.......Handel
The Alpine Shepherdess.........Rossini
Dites, que faute-il faire.......Arr. by Viardot
Lo, Here the Gentle Lark.........Bishop
?Bravura Variations..........A, Adam
Theme attributed to Mozart.
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen........Schubert
The Songs of Grusia........Rachmaninoff
Little Shepherd's Song..........Watts
Quietly, Night, from The Rake's Progress .... Stravinsky
Grossmachtige Prinzessin, from Ariadne auf Naxos . . R. Strauss
RCA Victor records FIute obbligato.
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Qual farfalletta amante.....D. Scarlatti (1684-1757)
Like any foolish moth I fly toward the flame of beauty,
My joy, my only duty, at her dear feet to lie.
Yet for the danger what care I I love those eyes that lure me,
'Tis they alone can cure me, or bid me sweetly die.
Amarilli, mia bella.....Guilio Caccini (1558-1594)
Amarilli, my fair one
Oh, thou my heart's desire,
Hear and believe me,
I do love thee sincerely.
Come to my arms
'Tis thee I worship, only thec.
Let not doubt there assail thee
Deep in my bosom, writ in my heart
These words shall be
Amarilli, Amarilli, Amarilli, I adore thee.
Der Holle Rache, from The Magic Flute . W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) This story of fantasy and mystery, which Mr. Kriebel, the critic, suggests should be regarded as somewhat in the same category as a Christmas pantomime, appealed strongly to Mozart's imagination and called forth some of his most sublime music. This aria is sung by the Queen of Night who has instructed her daughter, Pamina, to kill Sarastro, the possessor of the "sevenfold shield of the sun."
Sweet Bird, from Pensieroso (flute obbligato) . . G. F. Handel
The Alpine Shepherdess.....C. Rossini (1792-1868)
Dites, que faute-il faire .... Anonymous, arr. by Viardot What should a maiden do to hold her lover true No secret methods will ever really hold him. But if you would keep him captive, not to love is best.
Lo, Here the Gentle Lark (flute obbligato) . . Sir Henry Bishop
Lo, here the gentle lark, weary of rest, From his moist cabinet mounts up on high And wakes the morning, from whose silver breast The sun ariseth in true majesty.
Bravura Variations (flute obbligato) ... A. Adam (1758-1848) Theme attributed to Mozart.
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (flute obbligato) . . . Franz Schubert
When I sit on the highest crag and sing-My voice comes back to me So much louder, so much fuller. My loved one lives so far from here, That's why I long for her. I feel sad and lonely, but will sing Till all hearts join with me. Spring is here and now I go to her!
Romance.......Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Suffering and vaporous soul, sweet and odorant soul of divine lilies which I have picked in the garden of your thought. Where, then, have the winds blown this adorable soul of lilies
At the edge of the lake
I left my soul in a flower of Nelumbo.
In this nest, as fresh as a tomb
I put my flaming desire to sleep
And the zephyr cradles my soul
As it cradles the Nelumbo.
Air vif........Francis Poulenc (1899)
See, the orchard is white, the countryside rejoices,
Meadow and field and grove are breaking into bloom,
Alas! Alas! hark to the voices of winds that sigh above.
But thou ocean serene, never a moment shaken tho' the storms rage around
Peerless, and greater still if once thy sorrow waken,
Now in dreams thou art bound.
The Songs of Grusia (flute obbligato) . . Sergei Rachmaninoff
Blackbird's Song.......Cyril Scott (1879)
Little Shepherd's Song........Winter Watts
Quietly, Night, from The Rake's Progress . . . Igor Stravinsky
Grossmiichtige Prinzessin, from Ariadne auj Naxos . Richard Strauss
In this aria, Zcrbinetta, in soaring coloratura phrases, sings of love. Men are faithless, selfish, and cruel, but the enchantment of love is well worth the anguish. In love, men and women deceive, and are deceived--and so it is with all lovers of history and legend.
Chamber Music Festival
Rackham Auditorium--Ann Arbor, Michigan
Griller String Quartet
Sidney Griller, 1st Violin Philip Burton, Viola
Jack O'Brien, 2nd Violin Colin Hampton, Cello
Friday, February 19, 8:30 p.m.
Quartet in G, Op. 33, No. 5........... Haydn
Quartet No. 2............... Bloch
Quartet in B-flat, K. 458............ Mozart
Sunday, February 21, 2:30 P.M.
Five Fugues .............Bach-Mozart
Quartet No. 2............Edmund Rubbra
Quartet in E-flat, Op. 127...........Beethoven
Reginald Kell Players
Reginald Kell, Clarinet Melvin Ritter, Violin
Joel Rosen, Piano Aurora Natola, Cello
Saturday, February 20, 8:30 p.m.
Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3..........Beethoven
Trio in A minor, Op. 114............Brahms
TICKET PRICES: Season Tickets (3 concerts): $3.50 and $2.50 Single Concerts: $1.75 and $1.25
On sale beginning October 15
(All concerts begin at 8:30 p.m.)
Extra Concert Series
Erica Morini, Violinist......Monday, October 12
The Cleveland Orchestra.....Sunday, November 8
George Szeix, Conductor Guard Republican Band of Paris . . . Monday, November 30
Francois-Julien Brun, Conductor
Marian Anderson, Contralto.....Sunday, January 10
Boston Pops Tour Orchestra.....Thursday, March 4
Arthur Fiedler, Conductor
Choral Union Concert Series
Boston Symphony Orchestra .... Thursday, October 22
Charles Munch, Conductor
Virtuosi di Roma.......Monday, November 2
dePaur's Infantry Chorus.....Tuesday, November 24
Chicago Symphony Orchestra .... Sunday, December 13
Fritz Reiner, Conductor Toronto Symphony Orchestra . . . Wednesday, February 10
Sir Ernest MacMillan, Conductor Paul Badura-Skoda, Pianist .... Wednesday, February 17
George London, Bass.......Sunday, February 28
Elena Nikolaidi, Contralto......Friday, March 12
Myra Hess, Pianist.......Wednesday, March 17
First Concert: Saturday, December 5, 8:30 p.m.
Repeat Concert: Sunday, December 6, 2:30 p.m.
Maud Nosler, Soprano Walter Fredericks, Tenor
Carol Smith, Contralto Norman Scott, Bass
University Choral Union and Orchestra
Mary McCall Stubbins, Organist
Lester McCoy, Conductor
Tickets (either performance): 70 cents and 50 cents On sale beginning October 15
For tickets or for further information, please address: Charles A. Sink, President, University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.
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