Complete Series: 3602
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 Concert Eighty-ninth Annual Extra Series Complete Series 3602
The National Ballet
FREDERIC FRANKLIN, Artistic Director
Wednesday Evening, January 24,1968, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
MARILYN BURR EUGENE COLLINS JEAN-PAUL COMELIN
IVAN DRAGADZE STEVAN GREBEL YVONNE MEYER
James Capp Anita Dyche Hiller Huiin James Maher Jane Miller Judith Reece Fredric Strobel James Thompson
Charlotte Belcher Christy Knoblauch Sheryl McKechnie Betty Risen
Karen Brown Michelle Lees Andrea Price Susan Smith Llanchie Stevenson
Susan Frazer Maxine Mahon Judy Rhodes Patricia Sorrell
Olec Tupine, Ballet Master
Ottavio DeRosa, Principal Conductor
James MacInnes, Associate Conductor
John Gamble, Stage Manager
May Isiiimoto, Costumer Ralph Black, General Manager
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
Choreography after Nicholas Sergeyev and Arthur Saint-Leon Restaged by Frederic Franklin
Music by Leo Delibes
Scenery by James Waring
Costumes by Joseph Lewis
Ladies' Costumes executed by May Ishimoto
ACT I--Market place of a frontier town in Hungary
Dr. Coppelius.........Frederic Franklin
Swanilda's Friends.....Karen Brown, Michelle Lees,
Sheryl McKechnie, Jane Miller, Judith Reece, Judy Rhodes
Mazurka......Patricia Sorrell, Eugene Collins,
Maxine Mahon, James Capp
Susan Frazer, Hiller Huhn, James Maher, Betty Risen, Susan Smith, Fredric Strobel, James Thompson, Llanchie Stevenson
ACT II--Dr. Coppelius' workshop
Chinese Doll...........James Capp
Spanish Doll.........Charlotte Belcher
Scottish Doll..........Susan Frazer
Toy Soldier..........Fredric Strobel
ACT III--A field outside the lord's castle
Czardas........Patricia Sorrell, James Capp
Susan Frazer, Hiller Huhn, James Maher, Betty Risen, Susan Smith, Fredric Strobel, Jane Thompson, Llanchie Stevenson
Pas de deux.........Swanilda and Franz
Finale--Entire Cast and Follies
Follies........Karen Brown, Michelle Lees,
Sheryl McKechnie, Jane Miller, Judy Rhodes
The story begins with Swanilda spying on Coppclia, a beautiful girl who is supposed to be Dr. Coppelius' daughter.
Swanilda is jealous of Coppelia because she believes her fiance, Franz, is in love with her. When he appears, his actions justify her fears. There is an angry exchange, interrupted by a mazurka.
The burgomeister enters, reporting that a town clock will be dedicated the next day. All couples married the same time will receive a dowry from the lord. He slyly asks Swanilda if she and Franz intend to get married then.
To determine whether she should marry Franz, Swanilda takes a sheaf of wheat and shakes it. If it makes a sound, it means her love is true. When she hears no sound and has further quarreling with Franz, she breaks the engagement.
Dr. Coppelius comes out. He is detained in a scuffle with the village boys who ridicule him. After a struggle, he frees himself and leaves, not realizing he has dropped his key to the house.
Swanilda and her friends find the key and decide to break into the house.
Swanilda and her friends fearfully enter the dollmaker's workshop. Swanilda soon discovers that Coppelia is just a doll. Her friends set all the dolls in motion-just as Dr. Coppelia discovers them. All run out except Swanilda, who hides behind a curtain.
Franz slips into the room through a window. Dr. Coppelius captures and ques?tions him. Franz declares his love for Coppelia. The toymaker pretends to be pleased and offers the young man a glass of wine. It contains a sleeping potion which im?mediately puts Franz to sleep.
Dr. Coppelius rolls out the chair with Coppelia. Referring to a book of magic formulas, he tries to transfer the soul of Franz to the doll to bring her to life. Amazingly, she seems slowly to come to life, and dances about the room. The fact is, Swanilda has put on the doll's clothing and has assumed her place.
The living "doll" soon becomes unmanageable, and the toymaker shoves her back into her niche. In doing so, he discovers the real doll. Swanilda and Franz escape in the resulting confusion.
Act III begins with a lively csardds danced by the villagers. It is followed by a ceremony dedicating the clock. The allegorical figures of Dawn, Prayer, and the Follies take part in this celebration. Franz and Swanilda decide suddenly to marry and collect the dowry. The ballet ends with a grand divertissement in which every?one joins.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
EVENTS IN JANUARY
Nathan Milstein, Violinist......Monday, January 29
Program: Devil's Trill Sonata.........Tartini
Chaconne, from Partita in D minor......Bach
Sonata in F major, Op. 24 ("Spring") .... Beethoven Three Caprices for Solo Violin (C major, B-flat major,
and A minor).........Paganini
Nigun (Improvisation).......Ernest Bloch
Introduction and Tarantella.......Sarasate
Chamber Music Festival
Loewenguth Quartet........Friday, February 16
Program: Quartet in D major, Op. 45.......Roussel
Quartet in C major.........Ibert
Quartet in F major.........Ravel
Warsaw Chamber Orchestra.....Saturday, February 17
Program: Sinfonia in B-flat major.......Albinoni
Nova Casa & Tamburetta.......Jarzebski
Concerto for Violin in E major.......Bach
Suite for String Orchestra........Corelli
Concerto in A major........Vivaldi
Concertino in G major........Pergolesi
Early Music Quartet......(2:30) Sunday, February IS
Program: Italian Frottola and Instrumental Interludes;
French Theater Songs; Spanish Instrumental Music; German Peasant Music; Spanish Romanzes; German Art Songs; Italian Moriscos
Series Tickets: $8.00--$6.00--$5.00 Single Concerts: $5.00--$4.00--2.00
ANN ARBOR AAAY FESTIVAL-April 20, 21, 22, 23, 1968
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AT ALL CONCERTS
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor, ANTHONY di BONAVENTURA, Pianist, performs Bartok Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra. "Egmont" Overture (Beethoven) and Symphony No. 1 (Brahms).
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2:30
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor. CLAUDE FRANK, Pianist, performs Mozart Concerto, K. 456. Honegger's King David with UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION; JUDITH RAS?KIN, Soprano; JEAN SANDERS, Contralto; LEOPOLD SIMONEAU, Tenor; and THEODOR UPPMAN, Baritone.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor. All Russian program: "Fireworks" (Stravinsky); Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44 (Rachmaninoff) ; Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100 (Prokofieff).
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 8:30
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor. JUDITH RASKIN, Soprano, sings Mozart's "Exultate Jubilate"; and performs with THEODOR UPPMAN, Baritone, and THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION, in Brahms' Requiem.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor. EILEEN FARRELL, Soprano, in operatic arias by Verdi, Mascagni, and Puccini. Symphony No. 41 (Mozart); Paganiniana (Casella); and Rosenkavalier Waltzes (Strauss).
Series Tickets: $25.00--$20.00--516.00--$12.00--$9.00 (now on sale). Single Concerts: $6.00--$5.50--$5.00--$4.00--$3.00--$2.00--(on sale beginning March 1).
Note: All programs begin at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.