Complete Series: 3225
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Charles A. Sink, President Lester McCoy, Conductor Gail W. Rector, Executive Director
Fourth Concert 1957-1958 Complete Series 3225
Extra Concert Series
VIENNA CHOIR BOYS
Gerhard Track, Musical Director
Sunday Afternoon, January 12, 1958, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Repleti sunt..............Jacobus Gallus
O Sacrum convivium...........Jacobus Gallus
Ascendit Deus..............Jacobus Gallus
O bone Jesu.............G. P. da Palestrina
God's Greatest Gift...........Erasmus Widman
Echosong...............Orlando di Lasso
Solo--to be announced.
The Village Barber............Johann Schenk
Comic opera in one act, directed by Ilka Peters
The Nightingale.............Franz Schubert
La Pastorella..............Franz Schubert
Folksongs from our Travels Vienna Melodies
Note.--The University Musical Society has presented the Vienna Choir Boys on previous occasions as follows: Nov. 22, 1933; Oct. 15, 1949; Jan. 16, 19S3; Jan. 16, 1955; Jan. 15, 1956; and Jan. 20, 1957.
The Steinway is the official piano of the University Musical Society. ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
The Village Barber
Comic Opera in One Act by Johann Schenk (1761-1836) Directed by Ilka Peters
Lux, both barber and doctor in the village, is greatly re?spected by his clients. They honor his skill and regard him as a miracle man. All his patients expect his "modern treatment," consuming Lux's miracle ham as a cure-all for their ailments.
When he has had a failure, such as the death of the village smith, Lux reminds the mourning survivors of his miraculous cures--as an example--Peter the tailor, whose recovery was due entirely to Lux's ham.
The old doctor-barber is in love with his ward, Susan. The girl is opposed to marriage with him. She loves young Joseph, who finds frequent reasons for visiting Lux's establishment. In distress, the young couple turn to Adam, Lux's man-of-all-work, and to teacher Rund. Between them, they devise a plan to free Susan from her guardian.
First, Lux must be assured that Susan does not care for Joseph, and that her love belongs to her guardian. Joseph pretends to poison himself and with his "last breath," wills Susan his entire fortune with one condition--she must become his wife. Lux, very interested in Joseph's great fortune which would come to him as Susan's future husband, follows Rund's advice and consents to a deathbed wedding, convinced he has nothing to lose, as Joseph is dying. Joseph suddenly jumps from his bed, consumes a large portion of Lux's ham, and after a short healing sleep, is completely recovered.
Rund pacifies the disappointed barber by saying, "What is love compared with fame." Lux, with his extraordinary treatment, has saved a dying man, and is on the way to be?coming the most famous doctor of all time. All cry, "Long live Lux!"
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JOSEF ROISMAN BORIS KROYT
First Violin Viola
ALEXANDER SCHNEIDER MICHA SCHNEIDER
Second Violin Violoncello
ROBERT COURTE, Guest Violist
PROGRAMS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 8:30 P.M.
Quartet in C minor. Op. 18, No. 4..........Beethoven
Quartet in A minor, Op. 17, No. 2...........Bartok
Quintet in C minor, K. 406.............Mozart
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 8:30 P.M.
Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5..........Beethoven
Quartet No. 7 .................Milhaud
Quintet in F major. Op. 88.............Brahms
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2:30 P.M.
Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 6........Beethoven
Quartet, Op. 22, No. 3..............Hindemith
Quintet in E-flat major, K. 614............Mozart
Season Tickets (3 concerts): $3.S0 and $2.50 Singie Concerts: $1.75 and $1.25
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (C.U. Series) . Monday, February 17 Paul Paeay, Conductor
Obernkirchen Children's Choir (C.U. Series) . Tuesday, February 25
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (C.U. Series) . . Sunday, March 2 Fritz Reiner, Conductor
Myra Hess, Pianist (C.U. Series)......Saturday, March 8
Mantovani and his New Music (Extra) . . . Tuesday, March 11
Vienna on Parade (C.U. Series)......Wednesday, April 2
Capt. Julius Herrmann, Conductor
Tickets: $3.S0--$3.00--$2.50--$2.00 and $1.50
MAY 1, 2, 3, 4, 1958
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AT ALL CONCERTS
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 8:30 P.M.
Soloist: LILY PONS, Coloratura Soprano of the "Met." EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor.
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 8:30 P.M.
Samson and Delilah (Saint-Saens)--opera in concert form. UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION, THOR JOHNSON, Conductor. Soloists: CLARAMAE TURNER (Delilah); BRIAN SULLIVAN (Samson), MARTIAL SINGHER (High Priest); YI-KWEI SZE (Abimelech and Old Hebrew).
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2:30 P.M.
Program of Hungarian Music--soloist: GYORGY SANDOR, Pianist (Bartok Concerto No. 2). WILLIAM SMITH, Conductor. YOUTH CHORUS, MARGUERITE HOOD, Conductor.
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 8:30 P.M.
Soloist: GEORGE LONDON, Bass of the Metropolitan Opera. EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor.
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2:30 P.M.
Music of three faiths-UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION and MARTIAL SINGHER, Baritone. Soloist: MICHAEL RABIN,
Violinist (Tchaikowsky Concerto in D major). THOR JOHNSON, Conductor.
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 8:30 P.M.
Soloist: GLENN GOULD, Pianist (Beethoven Concerto No. 4). EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor.
Detailed programs to be announced later.
Season ticket orders now being accepted and filed in sequence--Block A, $13.00; Block B, $10.00; Block C, $9.00; Block D, $8.00. Address: University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.