Complete Series: 3423
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1963 Eighty-fifth Season 1964
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Fifth Program Eighteenth Annual Extra Series Complete Series 3423
Soprano JAMES SHOMATE at the Piano
Friday Evening, April 3, 1964, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Se Florindo e fedele.........A. Scarlatti
Caldo sangue (aria from Sedecia).....A. Scarlatti
Alleluja, from the Motet, "Exsultate, Jubilate" .... Mozart
Der Tod das ist die kiihle Nacht.......Brahms
"Una voce poco fa" from The Barber of Seville . . . Rossini
Ce doux petit visage.......... Poulenc
Green, from "Ariettes oubliees"....... Debussy
Fantoches, from "Fetes galantes"....... Debussy
Love's Philosophy.........Roger Quilter
Waltz Song, from Romeo et Juliette......Gounod
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Se Florindo e fedele.......Alessandro Scarlatti
My heart I can defend from luring smiles; sighs, tears and prayers cannot move me; but if Florindo prove faithful; surely I shall love him.
Caldo sangue (aria from 11 Sedecia) . . . Alessandro Scarlatti
Hot blood that flows over my breast, give testimony of my love and devotion to my father as I die. May I live once more as you flow through the arm of my avenger.
Alleluja, from the Motet, "Exsultate, Jubilate" . . W. A. Mozart
Ethereal, far-off voices of skylarks bestowing heavenly greetings, how sweetly your melodies stir my breast. Quiet, I close my eyes, and memories drift by on the breath of spring.
Der Tod das ist die kiihle Nacht .... Johannes Brahms
Death is the cooling night, and life the sultry day. I rest where the willows weep ... a nightingale is singing of love's delight; I hear it, even in my dreams.
Morgen (Tomorrow)........Richard Strauss
Tomorrow the sun will shine again, it will unite us, happy ones, once more in the midst of this sun-breathing earth. To the far, blue-waved strand we shall descend, and upon us will sink the calm silence of bliss.
Standchen (Serenade).......Richard Strauss
Arise, but softly my child, lest envious sleepers awaken. With steps light as an elf's slip out into the moonlit night, to the garden where I am waiting. Sit here in a mys?terious twilight under the lindens. The nightingale above shall dream of our kisses and the rose shall blush when it wakes.
"Una voce poco fa," from The Barber of Seville . Giocchino Rossini
Ever since its composition, this aria has been regarded as a prime example of the bel canto tour-de-force singing, with its demanding range and brilliant ornamentation. In it Rosina tells gaily what a sweet and loving person she is if she has her own way, and how she can turn into a veritable serpent if she is opposed.
Ce doux petit visage........Francis Poulenc
Only this sweet little face, only this sweet little bird on the distant jetty, at win?ter's end . . . only youth flying from life.
"I too have crossed the bridges of Ce where it all began," writes Louis Aragon, poet of the French Resistance. He recalls France's glory in the days of chivalry, then shifts to the contemporary scene of her defeat in 1940. "Oh my France, my forsaken one! I too have crossed the bridges of Ce."
Green, from "Ariettes oubliees".....Claude Debussy
Here are fruit, flowers, leaves, and branches, and here is my heart which beats only for you. Do not rend it with your white hands but let this humble present find favor in your eyes.
Fantoches, from "Fetes galantes".....Claude Debussy
Scaramouche and Pulcinella flit like two evil shapes in the moonlight. The good doctor Bolonais gathers simples among the withered grasses, while his pretty little daughter steals half clad to meet her Spanish lover. A nightingale in the tree top sings of passion and pain.
Love's Philosophy.........Roger Quilter
Waltz Song, from Romeo et Juliette .... Charles Gounod
To the Nurse's suggestion that Paris will be a pearl among husbands, Juliet replies with a laugh. She wants to hear no talk of marriage yet, but to let her heart enjoy its springtime; too soon comes the hour for tears, the heart yields to love and happiness flees. "Let me breathe the perfume of the rose ere it sheds its petals," she sings.
1964 UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATIONS 1965
All presentations are at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
CHORAL UNION SERIES
Chicago Symphony Orchestra.....Friday, September 25
Jean Martinon, Conductor Antonio and His Spanish Ballet .... Thursday, October 8
Warsaw Philharmonic.......Wednesday, October 14
Leonid Kogan, Violinist from Moscow . . . Wednesday, November 4 Raduga Dancers from six Soviet Republics . . Saturday, November 14 Faust (Gounod) New York City Opera Company . Sunday, November 22 Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra .... Monday, February 8
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Conductor Rosalyn Tureck, Pianist--Bach specialist . . . Monday, March 1
Robert Merrill, Baritone.......Friday, March 12
Canadian National Ballet.......Saturday, April 3
Season Tickets: $25.00--$20.00--$17.00--$14.00--$12.00--Orders accepted now.
London Symphony Orchestra......Friday, October 2
Georg Solti, Conductor Irina Arkhipova, Mezzo-soprano from Russia . Monday, November 9
Merry Widow (Lehar) N.Y.C. Opera Company . (2:30) Sunday, November 22 Berlin Philharmonic.......Saturday, January 30
Herbert von Karajan, Conductor Polish Mime Theater from Warsaw .... Saturday, March 6
Season Tickets: $12.50--$10.00--$8.50--$7.00--$6.00--Orders accepted now.
CHAMBER ARTS SERIES
Societa Corelli, from Italy......Wednesday, October 2
New York Chamber Soloists.....Tuesday, November 17
Segovia, Guitarist........Wednesday, January 20
Paris Chamber Orchestra......Sunday, February 14
Paul Kuentz, Conductor
Featuring Bach trumpeter, Adolf Scherbaum Netherlands Chamber Choir.....Saturday, February 27
Felix de Nobel, Conductor
Chicago Little Symphony, Thor Johnson, Conductor . Sunday, March 7 Solisti di Zagreb and Antonio Janigro, Cellist . . Tuesday, March 30
Season Tickets: $15.00--$12.00--$10.00--Orders accepted now.
1964 ANN ARBOR MAY FESTIVAL April 30, May 1, 2, 3
The Philadelphia Orchestra at all six concerts
For tickets and information, address UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower