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Day
24
Month
March
Year
1962
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Concert: Tenth
Complete Series: 3348
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1961 Eightythird Season 1962
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail VV. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Tenth Concert Eightythird Annual Choral Union Series Complete Series 3348
American Ballet Theatre
LUPE SERRANO JOHN KRIZA TONI LANDER ROYES FERNANDEZ
RUTH ANN KOESUN IVAN ALLEN SALLIE WILSON BRUCE MARKS
MARIANE ORLANDO CAJ SELLING
and MARIA TALLCHIEF
SCOTT DOUGLAS
Elisabeth Carroll, Martin Scheepers, Enrique Martinez Eleanor D'Antuono, Viveka Ljung, Felix Smith
Diane Anthony, Janie Barrow, Richard Beaty, Gage Bush, Patricia Carleton, Joseph Carow, Richard Englund, Mary Gelder, Janice Groman, Kent Hatcher, Rosemary Jourdan, Mary Kelly, Ted Kivitt, Karen Krych, Leonie Leahy, Victoria Leigh, Diana Levy, Fern MacLarnon, Arnott Mader, Carmen Matheson, Janet Mitchell, Janet Morse, Paul Nickel, AH Pourfarrokh, Sarah Reed, David Richardson, Peter Saul, Judith Siegfried, Mary Stone, Basil Thompson, Richard Wagner, Gayle Young
Kenneth Schermerhorn, Musical Director Walter Hagen, Conductor
Saturday Evening, March 24, 1962, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Steinway is the official piano of the University Musical Society. ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
LES SYLPHIDES
Ballet by Michel Fokine
Music by Frederic Chopin--Orchestrated by Benjamin Britten Scenery by Eugene Dunkle after Jean Corot Lighting by Jean Rosenthal
"Les Sylphides" was first presented at a charity performance in St. Petersburg in 1908 under the title "Chopiniana" and assumed its present title when brought to Paris by Diaghilev. Ballet Theatre's production was the last to be personally supervised by Michel Fokine and stands as the definitive version of the work.
Nocturne...............Sallie Wilson,
Elisabeth Carroll, Eleanor D'Antuono, Royes Fernandez
Waltz...............Eleanor D'Antuono
Mazurka...............Sallie Wilson
Mazurka...............Royes Fernandez
Prelude ..............Elisabeth Carroll
Pas de deux.........Sallie Wilson and Royes Fernandez
Waltz................Sallie Wilson,
Elisabeth Carroll, Eleanor D'Antuono, Royes Fernandez and
Ensemble..........Janie Barrow, Rosemary Jourdan,
Misses Anthony, Bush, Carleton, Groman, Krych, Leahy, Leigh, Levy. MacLarnon, Mitchell, Morse, Reed, Siegfried, Stone
Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn
BILLY THE KID
Ballet by Eugene Loring Music by Aaron Copland
Specially orchestrated for American Ballet Theatre by Aaron Copland Scenery and Costumes by Jared French Lighting by Jean Rosenthal
In eleven episodes, the ballet depicts the pioneering of the West as illustrated by incidents in the life of Billy the Kid, the famous outlaw who was born William Bonney in New York City at the close of the Civil War.
The first episode shows the pioneers pushing westward; faltering, delayed, and occasionally turning back, but inevitably moving forward.
In the second episode, we are introduced to the three leading protagonists of the ballet; Billy, Pat Garrett (his best friend), and Alias who, as Billy's nemesis, provokes him into one killing after another. During the scene, which occurs in a border town, Alias, as a Mexican, fights with a cowboy over a dancehall girl's attentions, and Billy's mother is accidentally shot. Billy, then only a boy, kills Alias and thus embarks on a career of lawlessness during which he is to have killed one man for each year of his life by the time he is twentyone.
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE STAFF
Directors.......Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith
Associate Director.........Charles Payne
Musical Director.......Kenneth Schermerhorn
Conductor...........Walter Hagen
Regisseur..........Dimitri Romanoff
Production Assistant.......Frederic Franklin
Ballet Master..........Fernand Nault
Company Manager.............Reginald Tonry
Advance Press Agent.............Anne Sloper
Production Stage Manager...........Daryl Dodson
Assistant Stage Manager............James Costin
Carpenter................Gene Geaslin
Electrician.............Billy Ray Blackwood
Property Man.............Robert Devereaux
Assistant Carpenter.............Rodney Bell
Assistant Electrician.............Mike Kane
Fly Man...............John Gutierrez
Wardrobe Master.............Andrew James
Assistant Wardrobe Master...........Leslie Copland
Wardrobe Mistress..............Esther Ike
Orchestra Personnel Manager..........Chester Barclay
Concertmaster..............Robert Notkoff
Pianist................Howard Barr
Assistant to Ballet Master -Enrique Martinez
MAY FESTIVAL
3, 4, 5, 6,
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AT ALL CONCERTS
PROGRAMS
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor BYRON JAN1S, Pianist
BEETHOVEN PROGRAM Overture to Coriolanus Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastorale"
Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 Allegro con brio Largo
Rondo: allegro
Byron Janis
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 8:30 P.M.
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor
PHYLLIS CURTIN, Soprano
RICHARD LEWIS, Tenor
DONALD GRAMM, Bass
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
BRITISH PROGRAM
Partita for Orchestra......Walton
Excerpts from the Opera, Troilus
and Cressida........Walton
Richard Lewis and Phyllis Curtin
"Dona nobis pacem" Cantata for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus, and
Orchestra .....Vaughan Williams
Phyllis Curtin and Donald Gkamm
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2:30 P.M.
WILLIAM SMITH, Conductor JOHN deLANCIE, Oboist LORNE MUNROE, Cellist
FRENCH PROGRAM
Cephale et Procris.....GretryMottl
Concerto in D minor for Violoncello and Orchestra.........Lalo
LORNE MUNROE
Suite francais ........Milhaud
"Horlose de flore" ("The Flower Clock") for Solo Oboe and Orchestra . . . Francaix
John deLancie La Valse...........Ravel
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor JEROME HINES, Bass
RUSSIAN PROGRAM
"Fireworks" ........Stravinsky
Classical Symphony in D major . . PROKorav Excerpts from Boris Godunov . . Moussorgsky
Coronation Scene
Monologue
The Siege of Kazan
Hallucination Scene
Farewell and Death of Boris Jerome Hines
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, "Pathctique" ....
Tchaikovsky
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2:30 P.M.
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor
PHYLLIS CURTIN, Soprano
LILI CHOOKASIAN, Contralto
RICHARD LEWIS, Tenor
DONALD GRAMM, Bass
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
DVORAK PROGRAM
Requiem Mass for Soli, Chorus, and
Orchestra. Op. 89 .... Antonin Dvorak
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
AND SOLOISTS
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor
GYORGY SANDOR, Pianist ANSHEL BRUSILOW, Violinist
RICHARD STRAUSS PROGRAM Tone Poem, "Don Juan," Op. 20 Burlcske in D minor, for Piano and Orchestra Gyorgy Sandor
Tone Poem, "Ein Hcldenleben," Op. 40 The Hero
The Hero's Adversaries The Hero's Helpmate The Hero's Battlefield The Hero's Works of Peace The Hero's Release from the World and the Fulfillment of His Life
Anshel Brusilow, Solo Violin
Tickets: $4.00--$3.50--$3.00--$2.25--$1.50
The attractions to appear in the 196263 CHORAL UNION SERIES will be announced about May 1. Orders for series tickets will be accepted beginning May 7, at the office of the University Musical Society, Burton Tower.
In the next episode, titled "Billy's Soliloquy," Billy reveals his resentment, cold?bloodedness, lonesomeness, brutality, and fear.
Next we witness his shooting of Alias, as the Land Agent.
In the fifth episode, Billy is caught cheating at cards by Pat Garrett. They argue, and Garrett rides off to join the side of law and order by becoming sheriff.
There follows a threecornered battle between Billy's gang and posses led by Garrett and Alias, as the Deputy. Billy falls into a trap and is led off at gunpoint by Garrett, but not before he has killed the Deputy. This episode is concluded by a dance macabre by the surviving posses, who celebrate their successful manhunt with a traditional drunken feast.
The next episode finds Billy in jail, playing cards with Alias, as the Jailer. Billy tosses a card in the air, and when Alias incautiously retrieves it, Billy snatches his gun and mercilessly kills him.
After many escapes from the law, during which he has often been hidden by ranchers' daughters and Mexican lovers, Billy is finally led into ambush by Alias, as the Indian Guide. He falls asleep and dreams of his Mexican sweetheart, balletically ex?pressed in a tender pas de deux. Meanwhile Alias leads Garrett to Billy's hideout. Billy awakes, hears a sound, and shouts "Quien es" (Who's there). When there is no answer, he laughs at his nervousness and lights a cigarette. The lighted match makes him an easy target, and Garrett kills him.
There follows an episode titled "Pieta" which represents Mexican women admirers mourning the death of a glamorous though evil hero.
The final episode continues the progress to the West, uninterrupted by the lawless?ness and rebellion of embittered individualists like Billy the Kid.
Billy the Kid was originally created and produced by the Ballet Caravan under the direction of Lincoln Kirstein, and was first performed in Chicago in October, 1938. It was acquired by The American Ballet Theatre in 1941.
Billy.................John Kriza
Pat Garrett...............Felix Smith
Alias.................Bruce Marks
Sweetheart and Mother...........Ruth Ann Koesun
Prospector..............Ali Pourfarrokh
Mailman..............David Richardson
Dance Hall Girls.............Viveka Ljuxg,
Mary Stone, Diana Levy
Cowboy in Red.............Basil Thompson
Mexican Girls........ .....Janie Barrow,
Janet Mitchell, Janet Morse, Karen Krych
Housewives...............Misses Bush,
Jourdan, Kelly, Leigh, Reed, Siegfried
Cowgirls in Gray..........Mary Gelder, Janet Morse
Cowgirls in Tan.............Misses Anthony,
Carletox, Leahy, MacLarnon, Stone
Cowboys...............Messrs. Carow,
Exglund, Hatcher. Kivitt, Mader, Nickel, Saul, Wagner
Ranchers' Wives..............Misses Bush,
Jourdan, Kelly, and Matheson
Conductor: Walter Hagen
PAS DE DEUX
Grand pas de deux from Don Quixote
Music by Leon Minkus Choreography after Marius Petipa
Pas de Deux -Variation -Variation -Coda
Lupe Serrano Scott Douglas
Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn
INTERMISSION
LES PATINEURS
(The Skaters)
Ballet by Frederick Ashton
Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer, arranged and orchestrated by Constant Lambert
Scenery and Costumes by Cecil Beaton Lighting by Nananne Porcher
"Les Patineurs" had its first production at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, on February 16, 1937. Cyril Beaton, in The Complete Book of Ballets, describes it as "a series of divertissements based on the gliding and spinning movements associated with skating. Serious 'skating' is relieved with little humorous touches suggested by possible mishaps on ice. All types of skaters are presented; the beginners, the experts, and the lovers, who find the pastime a fine opportunity for holding hands."
Music for "Les Patineurs" is based on selections from Giacomo Meyerbeer's operas, Le Prophete and L'Etoile du Nord.
The Girl in Pink............Eleanor D'Antuono
The Girl in Yellow.............Mary Gelder
Skating Couples..............Karen Krych,
Carmen Matheson, Janet Mitchell, Janet Morse, Richard Beaty, Ali Pourfarrokh, Basil Thompson, Richard Wagner
The Boy in Green..............Ivan Allen
The Lovers.......Elisabeth Carroll and Martin Scheepers
The Friends..........Janice Groman and Mary Stone
Conductor: Walter Hagen By special arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Publisher and Copyright Owner

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