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UMS Concert Program, January 20, 1966: Phyllis Curtin -- Ryan Edwards

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Season: Eighty-seventh
Concert: Eighth
Complete Series: 3500
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1965 Eighty-seventh Season 1966
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Eighth Program Eighty-seventh Annual Choral Union Series Complete Series 3500
Soprano RYAN EDWARDS at the Piano
Thursday Evening, January 20, 1966, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
La Regatta Veneziana (Tre canzonette)......Rossini
Avanti la regatta (Before the Gondola Race) Co passa la regatta (There Goes the Regatta) Dopo la regatta (After the Regatta)
Adieux a la vie (Elegy on one note).......Rossini
Six Songs............Schubert
Suleika I
Nacht und Traume
Die Liebe hat gelogen
Klarchens Lied, from Goethe's Egmont
Suleika II
Drei Lieder der Ophelia.......Richard Strauss
Wie erkenn ich mein Traulieb vor andern nun Guten Morgen, 's ist Sankt Valentinstag Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss
La Mort d'Ophelie (Ballade)........ Berlioz
Zaide.............. Berlioz
Chevaux de bois (Merry-go-round)...... Debussy
Mandoline............ Debussy
Flamenco Meditations.........Surinach
(on five "Sonnets from the Portuguese" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
The Steinway is the official piano of the University Musical Society
La Regatta Veneziana (Tre canzonette)......Rossini
Avanti la regatta (Before the Gondola Race)
A young Venetian girl is watching a gondola race in which her lover is a participant. In these three song gems, which Rossini wrote in 1835, he takes her through the various stages and excitements of the race: On the balcony waves the flag. Come and take it. Don't delay. Run, hurry. You cannot fail me waiting so anxiously. Hurry.
Co passa la regatta (There Goes the Regatta)
I am here and you are nearing the half-way mark. The northern wind is rising and how I tremble. The current is in your favor. I see him, he is second! Ah, what excitement is in me. Courage, row, summon all your strength and you will be the victor. Your boat is advancing and you look at me.
Dopo la regatta (After the Regatta)
Take a kiss, and another one, my darling Momolo. Rest, and I will wipe your brow. I knew you would win the prize. I proclaim you the victor. You are without equal in all the world.
Adieux a la vie (Elegy on one note).......Rossini
Six Songs............Schubert
Suleika I
The two Suleika songs are addresses to two winds of love, East and West. The East Wind cools the aching of the heart and its whisper brings a thousand greetings from the lover.
Nacht und Traume
Blessed night descends bringing forgetfulness in dreams ... 0 Night, come back and bring us dreams unending.
Die Liebe hat gelogen
Love has deceived me; I am betrayed, alas, and forsaken! O unhappy heart, cease your beating!
Lightly speed my songs of yearning through the night to thee ...
Klarchens Lied, from Goethe's Egmont
Gladness and sadness, then gladness again Tearful and fearful in wild soaring pain; Shouting to heaven or moaning with woe, Happiness none but a lover can know.
Suleika II
Balmy West Wind let your soft and tender sighing cool the burning eye of sorrow. Hasten to my love and tell him how happy we shall be when he returns.
Drei Lieder der Ophelia.......Richard Strauss
Wie erkenn ich mein Traulieb vor andern nun How should I your true love know From another one By his cockle hat and staff, And his sandal shoon ...
Guten Morgen, 's ist Sankt Valentinstag Tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day All in the morning betime, And I a maid at your window, To be your Valentine .. .
Sic trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss
They bore him barefac'd on the bier; Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny; And in his grave rained many a tear, Fare you well, my dove! . . .
La Mort d'Ophelie (Ballade)........Berlioz
In her gentle madness, Ophelia followed the stream, picking periwinkle, butter?cup, and opal-coloured iris to hang upon a willow. She lost her footing and fell; for a few moments she floated on the current, singing an ancient ballad, like some water-born nymph. But then her dress, weighted with water, drew the poor creature below, leaving her melodious song hardly begun.
The orphan slave girl, Zaide, sings of the beauties of Granada and of her longing for its Moorish splendor.
Chevaux de bois (Merry-go-round)......Debussy
Turn, turn, merry wooden horses! Turn a hundred, a thousand times! It's astonishing how dizzy one gets going round and round in that crazy circle. But already they are calling to supper and night is falling fast. The sky is like velvet and golden stars appear. Turn to the joyous sound of the drums ... still turn!
Serenaders and fair listeners chat idly beneath the whispering branches. There's Tircis, and Aminta, and the eternal Clitandre, and there's Damis, too, who writes many a love song to disdainful ladies. Their short silken jackets, their long trailing gowns, their elegance, their gladness and their soft blue shadows whirl in the ecstasy of moonlight, pinke and grey; and the mandolin chatters in the trembling breeze.
Flamenco Meditations........Carlos Surinach
(on five "Sonnets from the Portuguese" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning) How do I love thee, let me count the ways Yet, love, more love, is beautiful indeed When our two souls stand up erect and strong The face of all the world is changed, I think If thou must love me, let it be for nought except for love's sake only
Columbia, RCA Victor, Vanguard, Cambridge, Westminster, and Louisville Records.
Chamber Music Festival
Three concerts in Rackham Auditorium
Adele Addison, soprano Charles Bressler, tenor
Albert Fuller, harpsichord Melvin Kaplan, oboe
Alexander Kouguell, cello Julius Levine, doublebass
Ynez Lynch, viola Gerald Tarack. violin
Harriet Wingreen, piano Charles Russo, clarinet (guest artist)
Friday, February 18, 8:30
Selections from the Notebook of Anna Magdalene Bach .... Bach
Duo in B-flat major, for violin and viola.......Mozart
Contata No. 1 on Elizabethan Texts.......Hugh Aitken
Five Blake Songs for tenor and oboe.....Vaughan Williams
Trio in B-flat major for violin, viola, and cello.....Schubert
Cantata. "Tu fedel tu, Costante".........Handel
Saturday, February 19, 8:30
Divertimento for violin, cello, and bass.....Michael Haydn
Phantasy Quartet for oboe and strings........Britten
Concert Royale No. 3, for oboe, strings, and harpsichord . . . Couperin
Concerto in D major............Handel
Quintet, "Die Forelle"...........Schubert
Sunday, February 20, 2:30
Cantata, "Diane et Acteon"..........Rameau
Trio in E-flat for clarinet, viola, and piano.......Mozart
Five Duets for soprano, tenor, and piano......Schumann
"Der Hirt auf dem Felsen," for soprano, clarinet, and piano . . Schubert Quintet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and bass .... Prokofieff Six Scotch and Welsh Airs for soprano, tenor, violin.
doublebass, and piano...........Haydn
Series Tickets: $7.00--$5.00--$4.00. Single Concerts: $4.00--$3.00--$2.00
Also in Rackham Auditorium
Hermann Prey, Baritone......Wednesday, February 2
Vienna Octet..........Tuesday, March 1
I Solisti Veneti.........Wednesday, March 16
Chicago Little Symphony.......Thursday, March 31
Remaining performances in Hill Auditorium
Rumanian Folk Ballet......Wednesday, February 16
Van Cliburn, Pianist.......Wednesday, February 23
Monte Carlo National Orchestra .... Saturday, February 26
Rudolf Serkin, Pianist........Monday, March 7
National Ballet from Washington, D.C. . . 2:30, Sunday, March 27
For tickets and information, address UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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