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UMS Concert Program, May 7, 1961: Sixty-eighth Annual May Festival -- The Philadelphia Orchestra

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Day
7
Month
May
Year
1961
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Season: Eighty-second
Concert: Fifth
Complete Series: 3323
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1960 Eighty-second Season 1961
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail VV. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Fifth Concert Complete Series 3323
Sixty-eighth Annual
MAY FESTIVAL
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
THOR JOHNSON, Guest Conductor
SOLOISTS
William Warfield, Baritone
Janice Harsanyi, Soprano Mary Mackenzie, Contralto
Frances Greer, Soprano David Lloyd, Tenor
Sunday Afternoon, May 7, 1961, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Elijah: A Dramatic Oratorio .
Part I
Introduction (Baritone) As God the Lord Overture
Chorus Help, Lord! Duct (Two Sopranos) with Chorus Lord,
bow Thine ear. Recitative (Tenor) Ye people, rend your
hearts.
Aria (Tenor) If with all your hearts. Chorus Yet doth the Lord. Recitative (Contralto) Elijah, get thee
hence. Recitative (Contralto) Now Cherith's
brook. Recitative (Soprano) What have I to do
with thee.
Recitative (Baritone) Give me thy son. Chorus Blessed are the men who fear
Him. Recitative (Baritone) with Chorus As
God the Lord of Sabaoth. Chorus Baal, we cry to thee. Recitative (Baritone) Call him louder! Chorus Hear our cry, O Baal! Recitative (Baritone) Call him louder. Chorus Baal! Baal! Recitative and Air (Baritone) Draw near,
all ye people. Chorus Cast thy burden upon the Lord
(Chorale). Recitative (Baritone) O Thou, who mak-
est Thine angels spirits. Chorus The fire descends. Aria (Baritone) Is not His word like a
fire
.....Mendelssohn
Arioso (Contralto) Woe unto them who
forsake Him! Recitative (Tenor) O man of God, help
thy people! Recitative (Baritone) with Youth and
Chorus O Lord, Thou hast overthrown
Thine enemies. Chorus Thanks be to God!
Part II
Aria (Soprano) Hear ye, Israel!
Chorus Be not afraid.
Recitative (Baritone and Contralto) The Lord hath exalted thee.
Recitative and Chorus Have ye not heard!
Chorus Woe to him!
Recitative (Tenor and Baritone) Man of God.
Aria (Baritone) It is enough.
Recitative (Tenor) See, now he sleepeth.
Trio Lift thine eyes.
Chorus He, watching over Israel.
Recitative (Contralto) Arise, Elijah.
Recitative (Baritone) O Lord, I have la?bored in vain.
Aria (Contralto) O rest in the Lord.
Recitative (Baritone) Night falleth round me.
Recitative (Soprano) Arise, now!
Chorus Behold, God the Lord.
Chorus Then did Elijah.
Aria (Tenor) Then shall the righteous shine forth.
Chorus And then shall your light break forth.
Organist: Mary McCaix Stubbins Youth: David HVNSCHE
The Stein-aiay is the official piano of the University Musical Society. The Baldwin Piano is the official piano of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
1961 UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY CONCERTS 1962
Choral Union Series
George London, Bass.......Wednesday, October 4
The Roger Wagner Chorale.....Thursday, October 19
Boston Symphony Orchestra .... 2:30, Sunday, October 22
Charles Munch, Conductor Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra .... Friday, November 3
Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
?Bayanihan (Philippine Songs and Dances) . . Monday, November 6 Yehudi Menuhin, Violinist . . . . 2:30, Sunday, November 12
Galina Vishnevskaya, Soprano.....Tuesday, November 21
Emil Gilels, Pianist........Tuesday, February 13
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra . . . 2:30, Sunday, March 4
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Conductor ?American Ballet Theatre......Saturday, March 24
Season Tickets: $20.00--$17.00--$15.00--$12.00--$10.00
Extra Series
Mazowsze (Polish Songs and Dances) .... Tuesday, October 24
The Cleveland Orchestra.....Thursday, November 16
George Szell, Conductor
Rudolf Serkin, Pianist.......Monday, November 27
Boston Pops Tour Orchestra .... 2:30, Sunday, February 18
Arthur Fiedler, Conductor
Leontyne Price, Soprano.......Monday, March 12
Season Tickets: $10.00--$8.S0--$7.50--$6.00--$5.00
Special Concerts
Boston Symphony Orchestra . . (homecoming) Saturday, October 21
Charles Munch, Conductor
Messiah (annual Christmas concerts) . . 8:30, Saturday, December 3
2:30, Sunday, December 4
Ilona Kombrink, soprano Ara Berberian, bass
Lili Chookasian, contralto Mary McCall Stubbins, organist
Richard Miller, tenor Lester McCoy, conductor
University Choral Union and Orchestra
Chamber Music Concerts
New York Pro Musica......2:30, Sunday, October 29
Richard Dyer-Bennet, Classical Folk Singer . . Friday, January 12 Chamber Music Festival (3 concerts) .... February 23, 24, 25 Juilliard Quartet; Eger Players; Beaux Arts Trio
Ann Arbor May Festival
The Philadelphia Orchestra.......May 3, 4, 5, 6
Eugene Ormandy, conductor; guest conductors, and soloists.
NOTE--The events designated by asterisks will utilize special stage sets, light?ing, and curtains, to enhance the productions. These innovations make possible presentation of certain staged musical and dance groups not previously considered for Hill Auditorium.
For tickets and information, address: University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower

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