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UMS Concert Program, October 29, 1967: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens --

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Day
29
Month
October
Year
1967
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Season: Eighty-ninth
Concert: Fourth
Complete Series: 3592
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1967 Eighty-ninth Season 1968
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Fourth Program Eighty-ninth Annual Choral Union Series Complete Series 3S92
Forty-eighth program in the Sesquicentennial Year of The University of Michigan
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Founder and Artistic Director .... Ludmilla Chiriaeff
Associate Artistic Director......Fern and Nault
Artistic Adviser..........Anton Doldj
Conductor..........Vladimir Jelinek
in alphabetical order
RICHARD BEATY ARMANDO JORGE MARGERY LAMBERT
VERONIQUE LANDORY MARGARET MERCIER CHRISTA MERTINS
SONIA TAVERNER VINCENT WARREN
Erica Jayne William Josef Heinz Spoerii
Linda Stearns Richard Wolp
and
Brian Anderson, Leslie Andres, Gail Austerberry, Alcxandre Belin, Jane Bellis, Christiane Bobkova, Sanson Candelaria, Christine Clair, Jill Courtney, Irene Diche, Leslie-May Downs, Marcel Fugere, Judith Karstens, Claire Langlois, Madeleine Lashmar, Rene Lejeune, Maria Lewis, Pamela Lynne, Judith Margolick, Helen McKergow, Marie Montere, Shelley Osher, Bryan Poer, Pieter Roowaan, Joseph Stanishevsky, William Thompson, Nicole Vachon
Resident Choreographer............Brydon Paige
Assistant Ballet Mistress...........Linda Stearns
General Manager.............Uriel G. Lott
On leave of absence
Sunday Evening, October 29, 1967, at 8:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
DIVERTISSEMENT GLAZOUNOV
Music...............Alexandre Glazounov
Choreography...............Fernand Nault
After................Marius Petipa
Decor................Tom Lingwood
Costumes................Josephine Boss
Lighting................Peter Hunt
A "grand divertissement classique" with Hungarian flavor based on Alexandre Glazounov's treasure chest of music titled "Raymonda." It features a suite of classical and character variations.
Grand Pas Classique Hongrois
Sonia Taverner Richard Beaty
with
Judith Margolick, Leslie-May Downs, Vincent Warren, Rene Lejeune, Erica Jayne, Christiane Bobkova, Richard Wolf, Heinz Spoerli, Armando Jorge
Mazurka
Maria Lewis Leslie Andres
and
Jane Bellis, Christine Clair, Jill Courtney, Helen McKergow, Marie Montere, Shelley Osher, Brian Anderson, Sanson Candelaria, Marcel Fugere, Bryan Poer, Pieter Roowaan,
William Thompson
First Variation
Maria Lewis Leslie Andres
Brian Anderson, Sanson Candelaria, Marcel Fugere, Bryan Poer, Pieter Roowaan,
William Thompson
Second Variation Vincent Warren Richard Wolf Rene Lejeune Heinz Spoerli
Third Variation Christiane Bobkova
Fourth Variation Richard Beaty
Fifth Variation Sonia Taverner
Coda Full Cast
INTERMISSION
CARMINA BURANA
Music................Carl Orff
Choreography................Fernand Naott
Decor................Robert Prevost
Costumes................Francois Barbeatj
Lighting................Peter Hunt
Solo Singers
MlCHELE BONHOMME, JOHN BOYDEN, JEAN-LOUIS PELLERIN
Carmina Burana is an exciting and breathtakingly beautiful opera by German com?poser, Carl Orff. It is based on a collection of manuscripts discovered a century ago in an old monastery in Bavaria. These manuscripts were written by thirteenth century monks (Goliards) in praise of life, love, and beauty. The music is lyrically beautiful, and, at times, most deeply moving. At the beginning of the opera there are two large choir lofts, placed at angles at either side of the proscenium opening. These huge, towering lofts look as if they were constructed of huge, charred timbers, and each one has a series of levels on which the singers stand. At the beginning of the performance, however, they are empty.
The curtain rises in silence to reveal the interior of a Cathedral. On either side of the stage stand huge stone columns, which appear to have been bombed or otherwise desecrated. Across the back of the stage there is a scrim, behind which is blue sky, and, silhouetted against the sky is an enormous mill-wheel, the Wheel of Life, at the foot of which stands a monk. Before the wheel, in an attitude of prayer, stand sixty monks in red cowls, their backs to the audience. Silently, these monks move toward either side of the stage and mount the choir lofts. When the last monk has assumed his place, the theatre explodes in a shower of sights and sounds as the orchestra, singers, and dancers (also costumed as monks) burst into life!
From this point on, the production moves swiftly forward, from scene to scene, with soloists, choir, and dancers creating one unforgettable episode after another. As the scenes change, the scrims change, revealing Spring, Harvest, etc., etc. But always, through the scrims, we see the Wheel of Life, which turns to herald each new episode.
Fortuna, Empress Of The World
"... Monstrous and empty fate, thou, turning wheel, art mean ... to thy cruel pleasure I
bare my back . . ."
Leslie Andres, Gail Austerberry, Richard Beaty, Alexandra Belin, Jane Bellis, Christine Clair,
Jill Courtney, Irene Diche, William Josef, Judith Karstens, Claire Langlois, Madeleine
Lashmar, Rene Lejeune, Maria Lewis, Pamela Lynnc, Pieter Roowaan, William Thompson,
Vincent Warren
Prima Vera
". . . the bright face of Spring shows itself to the world . . ."
I. Shelley Osher, Vincent Warren, Richard Wolf, Leslie-May Downs, Richard Beaty II. William Josef III. Ensemble
On The Lawn
". . . where is my lover"
I. Christians Bobkova, Irene Diche, Maria Lewis, Pamela Lynne, Richard Beaty,
Armando Jorge, William Josef, Vincent Warren II. Gail Austerberry, Judith Karstens, Judith Margolick, Nicole Vachon
III. Shelley Osher
IV. Gail Austerberry, Jane Bellis, Christians Bobkova, Jill Courtney, Irene Diche, Leslie-May Downs, Judith Karstens, Claire Langlois, Madeleine Lashmar, Maria Lewis, Pamela Lynne, Judith Margolick, Shelley Osher, Nicole Vachon
In Taberna
". . . some men gamble, others drink, others shamelessly indulge themselves . . ."
I. Richard Beaty
II. Roasted Swan: Sanson Candelaria with Mascel Fugere, Joseph Stanishevsky and Brian Anderson, Pieter Roowaan, Rene Lejeune, William Thompson, Irene Diche, Madeleine Lashmar III. Vincent Warren IV. Richard Beaty, Armando Jorge, William Josef, Vincent Warren
Court Of Love
". . . the God of Love flies everywhere and is seized by desire . . ." I. Ensemble
II. Erica Jayne
III. Armando Jorge
IV. Margaret Mercier
V. Margaret Mercier, Armando Jorge and Ensemble VI. Richard Beaty, Vincent Warren VII. Ensemble
VIII. Erica Jayne, Vincent Warren IX. Ensemble
X. Margaret Mercier, Vincent Warren XI. Ensemble
Fortuna, Empress Of The World
"... Let us mourn together, for fate crushes the brave."
Full Cast
The ballet choir is under the direction of Marcel Laurencelle
CREDITS
Business Manager...............Jean Bourgeois
Assistant to the General Manager............Guy Lamarre
Company Manager...............Roger Rochon
Production Manager.............Burton Lancaster
Stage Manager................John Codner
In charge of Workshop............Claude Berthiaume
In charge of Wardrobe Department...........Nicole Martinet
Wardrobe Mistress..............Elizabeth Armandon
Company Electrician..............George Clarke
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS--1967-1968
HILL AUDITORIUM EVENTS NOW ON SALE
Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano.....Tuesday, October 31
Program includes songs by Mahler, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, and Strauss.
Yomiuri Japanese Orchestra......Friday, November 10
Arthur Fiedler, Conductor
Program: Overture to "Semiramide"........Rossini
Piano Concerto No. 2, F minor, Op. 21......Chopin
Hiro Imamura, Pianist
Symphony, Op. 25.........Prokofieff
Selections from "West Side Story".......Bernstein
Suite from "Gaiete Parisienne"......Offenbach
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London . Wednesday, January 17 National Ballet from Washington, D.C. . . Wednesday, January 24
Nathan Milstein, Violinist.......Monday, January 29
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra .... Saturday, February 24 Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra .... Friday, March 8
Van Cliburn, Pianist.........Friday, March IS
Toronto Symphony Orchestra......Thursday, March 28
Single Concerts: $6.00--$S.5O--$5.00--$4.00--$3.00--$2.00
George Frederick Handel
December 1 and 2,8:30; December 3, 2:30
In Hill Auditorium
Elisabeth Mosher, Soprano Waldie Anderson, Tenor
Huguette Tourangeau, Contralto Ara Berberian, Bass
University Choral Union
Members of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra Mary McCall Stubbins, Organist; Charles Fisher, Harpsichordist
Lester McCoy, Conductor Tickets: $2.50--$2.00--$1.50--$1.00
In Rackham Auditorium
Berlin Philharmonic Octet......Sunday, November 5
Berliner Camerata Musicale.....Monday, November 13
Tickets: $5.00--$4.00--$2.00
Chamber Music Festival
Loewenguth Quartet........Friday, February 16
Warsaw Chamber Orchestra......Saturday, February 17
Early Music Quartet......(2:30) Sunday, February 18
Series Tickets: $8.00--$6.00--$5.00
Single Concerts: $5.00--$4.00--$2.00
On Sale November 6.
Note: AH programs begin at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
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