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UMS Concert Program, February 16, 1966: The Rumanian Folk Ballet -- Folk Orchestra

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Day
16
Month
February
Year
1966
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Season: Eighty-seventh
Concert: Fourth
Complete Series: 3502
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

196S Eighty-seventh Season 1966
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Fourth Program Twentieth Annual Extra Series Complete Series 3SO2
THE RUMANIAN FOLK BALLET
("Ciocirlia") PETRE NASTOVICI, Director
with
FOLK ORCHESTRA
VICTOR PREDESCU, Conductor
Wednesday Evening, February 16, 1966, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ballet Master Artistic Director
Gheorghe Popescu-Judet Hero Lupescu
Vocal Soloists Maria Stoica and Simion Pop
Dance Soloists
Magda Popescu Elena Tircolea Ion Hie
Marin Alecu Gheorghe Hie Vasile Paraschivescu
Violinist Pan Pipes Cymbalom
Tudor Pana Damian Luca Tony Iordache
Hie Alecu
Fitter and Kaval (Shepherd's)
Taragot (Clarinet) Kobsa (Ten-stringed guitar) Flute and Long Pipe Remus Bistritza Ion Serbon Dumitru Zamfira
A Merited Artist of the Republic
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
PROGRAM
Dance from the Oltenia Region
Choreography: Tamara Cap
Music: Constantin Arvinte
This dance is an excerpt from a suite of Oltenian dances. Oltenia is in the southwestern section of Rumania, an area between the Danube, the river Olt and Carpathian mountains.
Hora Staccato
Folk Orchestra
Come Out Moon and Look On
Dance from the Almajului Valley
Soloist: Remus Bistritza on theTaragot
The first song, a gentle, nostalgic melody, is played on the taragot, a folk instrument of the Banat region, which resembles a clarinet. The second song is typical of the Almaj region.
My Larl from Grui
Oh, green leaf of the grain, lino, leano,
My lad from Grui,
My love for you is as intense as the color of the poppies on the hills.
The Flower of the Slopes
Oh flower of the slopes,
The wind is blowing strongly
And bringing to me from the plains,
The beautiful fragrance of the wild flowers.
Soloist: Maria Stoica
Geamparalele
Folk Orchestra A lively oriental tune.
Suite of Dances from the Codru Mountains
Choreography: Ion Ilie Music: Constantin Arvinte
These dances from the Codru Mountains in Northern Transylvania call for the girls to support their partners in the most difficult figures of the dance.
Song from the Meadow
Hora from Gorj
Soloist; Dumitru Zamfira on the kaval and fluier
This melody, played on the kaval, an ancient shepherd's pipe, expresses the shepherd's regret at leaving his village as he takes his sheep to the mountains. The second tune is performed on the fluier, an instrument with a higher register.
Dialogue on Two Cymbaloms
Soloists: Tony Iordaciie and Alecu Ilie
Bruil
Choreography: Gueorche Popescu-Judet
Music: Constantin Arvinte Soloists: Rodica Beresteanu and Ion Ilie
The bruil (sash) is an old Rumanian dance from Walachia, which is in the southern part of the country, bordered by the southern Carpathians and the Danube. The extremely fast tempos call for dancers of great vigor.
Doina, The River Olt, Sirba
Soloist: Damian Luca Three melodies which demonstrate the unusual qualities of the seldom heard pan-pipes.
The Girls of Capilna
Choreography: Iacor Lascu
Music: Constantin Arvinte
Soloists: Magda Popescu and Marin Alecu
A graceful dance, performed by village girls who have gathered to prepare the bridegroom's shirt for the boy who is about to marry one of the girls.
The Calushari Dance
Choreography: Ione Ilie and Gheorche Ilie
Music: Constantin Arvinte
A traditional dance in which the men of the village execute various dance steps and athletic feats under the guidance of the best dancer of the town.
INTERMISSION
Suite of Walachian Dances
Choreography: Gheorche Popescu-Judet Music: Constantin Arvinte
Dianca
Folk Orchestra
Who Has Made the Song
People have many desires, They sing to forget their sorrows, That's why I sing my darling, To forget my longing for you.
Dear to Me Is the Somesh Dance
Dear to me is the Somesh Dance, Dear to me is the dance, And I always sing of this joyous dance, Whenever I think of my darling.
Soloist: SimionPop
Moldavian Dance
Choreography: Gheorche Popescu-Judet
Music: Viorel Dobosh Moldavia is in the eastern part of Rumania, which borders the U.S.S.R.
Sirba in the Cart
Folk Orchestra
One of the most popular folk compositions in Rumania. It is based on one note con?sistently struck on the cymbalom. The sound is characteristic of the monotonous amble of a wagon on a country road.
This Is My Love
Ciocirlia (The Skylark)
Soloist: Damian Luca "Ciocirlia" (The Skylark), a traditional melody, has long been an outstanding favorite.
The Somesh Wedding
Music: Viorel Dobosh
Soloists: Elena Tircolea and Vasile Paraschtvescu
This dance depicts a wedding in the Somesh region, a valley which is crossed by the Somesh river in the northwestern part of Transylvania. It is bordered on three sides by mountains.
REMAINING PERFORMANCES, Second Semester
IN RACKHAM AUDITORIUM Chamber Music Festival.....February 18, 19, (2:30) 20
New York Chamber Soloists, including Adele Addison, Soprano; and
Charles Bressler, Tenor.
Vienna Octet..........Tuesday, March 1
I Solisti Veneti.........Wednesday, March 16
Chicago Little Symphony.......Thursday, March 31
IN HILL AUDITORIUM
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
MAY FESTIVAL-MAY 5, 6, 7, 8, 1966
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AT ALL CONCERTS PROGRAMS
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor MONTSERRAT CABALLE, Soprano
PROGRAM Toccata for Orchestra.......Piston
"Com' e bello" from Lucrezia Borgia . Donizetti "E sara in quest orribili momenti, vivi ingrato" from Roberto Devereaux Donizetti
MONTSERRAT CADALLE
Grand Scene (finale) from II Pirata . Bellini
Mmi: Caballe Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 . Sibelius
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor
THOR JOHNSON, Guest Conductor
THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
GYORGY SANDOR, Pianist
JENNIFER VYVYAN, Soprano
LILI CHOOKASIAN, Contralto
WALDIE ANDERSON, Tenor
SHERRILL MILNES, Baritone
PROGRAM
KODALY
Concerto for Orchestra.....
Thor Johnson, Conductor
"Te Dcum"..........Kodaly
University Choral Union, Jennifer Vyvyan, Lili Chookasian, Waldie Anderson and
Sherrill Milnes
Thor Johnson, Conductor
Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra . Bart6k
Gyoroy Sandor Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2:30 P.M.
WILLIAM SMITH, Conductor JOSEPH DE PASQUALE, Violist
PROGRAM "Lieutenant Kije" Suite, Op. 60 . Prokofieff
Concerto in B minor for Viola and
Orchestra..........Handel
Joseph de Pasquale Symphony No. S in E minor,
Op. 64.........Tchaikovsky
SATURDAY, MAY 7 , 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor
PROGRAM
Toccata and Fugue in D minor . Bach-Ormandy Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 . Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 . Brahus
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2:30 P.M.
THOR JOHNSON, Guest Conductor
CLAUDIO ARRAU, Pianist
THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
JENNIFER VYVYAN, Soprano
SHERRILL MILNES, Bass
JOHN BOGART, Soprano
PROGRAM
"Chichester Psalms"......Bernstein
University Choral Union and John Bocakt
"Requiem" ..........Delius
University Choral Union, Jennifer Vyvyan and Sherrill Milnes
Piano Concerto No. 2........Liszt
Totentanz............Liszt
Claudio Arrau
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor
THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
JANICE HARSANYI, Soprano
LILI CHOOKASIAN, Contralto
STANLEY KOLK, Tenor
YI-KWEI SZE, Bass
PROGRAM "Music for a Great City".....Copland
Symphony No. 9 in D minor,
Op. 12S.........Beethoven
University Choral Union and Soloists
For tickets and information, address UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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