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UMS Concert Program, May 8, 1955: Sixty-second Annual May Festival -- The Philadelphia Orchestra

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Day
8
Month
May
Year
1955
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Season: 1954-1955
Concert: Sixth
Complete Series: 3161
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Charles A. Sink, President Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor
Sixth Concert 1954-1955 Complete Series 3161
Sixty-second Annual
MAY FESTIVAL
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor
SOLOIST
RISE STEVENS, Mezzo-soprano
Sunday Evening, May 8, 1955, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 for String Orchestra......Ernest Bloch
Maestoso; allegro (fuga); maestoso Andante Allegro
Tema con variazioni
"Gods of Eternal Night" from Alceste...........Gluck
(English text by John Gutman)
"Adieu, forets" from Jeanne d'Arc..........Tchaikovsky
Rise Stevens
intermission
"Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" from Samson et Dalila . . . Saint-Saens
Habanera, "L'Amour est un oiseau rebelle" from Carmen.....Bizet
Seguidilla, "Pres des ramparts de Seville" from Carmen.....Bizet
Miss Stevens
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36.........Tchaikovsky
Andante sostcnuto; moderato con anima Andantino in modo di canzone Scherzo: pizzicato ostinato Finale: allegro con fuoco
The Stcinway is the official piano of the University Musical Society. The Lester Piano is the official piano of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
1955 -UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY CONCERTS -1956
Seventy-seventh Annual Choral Union Series
Zinka Milanov, Soprano..........Tuesday, October 11
Boston Symphony Orchestra........Monday, October 24
Charles Munch, Conductor The Cleveland Orchestra.........Sunday, November 6
George Szell, Conductor
Nathan Milstein, Violinist........Monday, November 14
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra .... Tuesday, November 22
Robert Shaw, Conductor
Vienna Choir Boys (2:30 p.m.).......Sunday, January IS
Toronto Symphony Orchestra......Wednesday, February 22
Sir Ernest MacMillan, Conductor
Artur Rubinstein, Pianist..........Thursday, March 1
Virtuosi di Roma.............Tuesday, March 13
Walter Gieseking, Pianist..........Monday, March 19
Season Tickets: Remaining unclaimed seats in Block A, $17.00; Block B, $14.00; Block C, $12.00; Block D, $10.00
Tenth Annual Extra Concert Series
Obernkirchen Children's Choir.......Monday, October 17
Edith Moller, Conductor London Philharmonia Orchestra.....Wednesday, November 9
Herbert von Karajan, Conductor Boston Pops Tour Orchestra.........Sunday, January 8
Arthur Fiedler, Conductor
Myra Hess, Pianist..........Wednesday, February IS
Teresa Stich-Randall, Soprano.........Friday, March 9
Season Tickets: Block A, $8.50; Block B, $7:00; Block C, $6.00; Block D, $5.00
Annual Christmas Concerts
"Messiah" (Handel)..........December 3 and 4, 19SS
Ellen Faull, Soprano Donald Geamm, Bass
Lillian Chookasian, Contralto Choral Union and Orchestra
Howard Jarratt, Tenor Lester McCoy, Conductor
Tickets: 75c and 50c (either concert). On sale beginning October 15.
Sixteenth Annual Chamber Music Festival
Budapest String Quartet........February 17, 18, 19, 1956
Assisted by Robert Courte, Viola
Season Tickets: $3.50 and $2.50. On sale beginning October 15.
Sixty-third Annual May Festival
Srx Concerts..............May 3, 4, 5, 6, 1956
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor. University Choral Union, Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor, and 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, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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