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UMS Concert Program, October 11, 1968: The National Ballet -- Frederic Franklin

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Day
11
Month
October
Year
1968
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Season: Ninetieth
Concert: First
Complete Series: 3624
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1968 Ninetieth Season 1969
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail VV. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
First Program First Annual Dance Series Complete Series 3624
The National Ballet
FREDERIC FRANKLIN, Artistic Director
Friday Evening, October 11, 1968, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
EUGENE COLLINS JEAN-PAUL COMELIN ANITA DYCHE GAYE FULTON DESMOND KELLY ANDREA VODEHNAL
James Capp Hiller Huhn Denise LeComte Michelle Lees
Sheryl McKechnie Jane Miller Seija Simonen Fredric Strobel Raymond Serrano James Thompson
Charlotte Belcher Karen Brown Gerda Enderli
Susan Frazer Mary-Win Hardy Christy Knoblauch
Andrea Price Judy Rhodes Betty Risen
Susan Smith Patricia Sorrell Llanchie Stevenson
Michelle White
Ann Parson, Ballet Mistress
Ottavio DeRosa, Principal Conductor
Thomas Conlin, Associate Conductor
Ralph Hoffmann, Production Stage Manager
May Ishlmoto, Costumer Lewis L. Smith, Master Carpenter
Ralph Black, General Manager
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
SWAN LAKE
Choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Restaged by Frederic Franklin
Music by Peter Tciiaikovsky
Ladies' Costumes by May Ishimoto
Men's Costumes by Grace
CAST
Odette................Gaye Fulton
Prince Siegfried............Jean-Paul Comelin
Benno................James Capp
Von Rothbart..............Hiller Huhn
Two Swans.........Michelle Lees, Sheryl McKechnie
Pas de quatre . Karen Brown, Mary-Win Hardy, Judy Rhodes, Patricia Sorrell
Corps de Ballet
Charlotte Belcher, Karen Brown, Gerda Enderli, Mary-Win Hardy,
Susan Frazcr, Christy Knoblauch, Andrea Price, Judy Rhodes, Susan Smith, Patricia Sorrell, Llanchie Stevenson, Michelle White
Hunters Raymond Serrano, Frcdric Strobel, James Thompson
SYNOPSIS
Prince Siegfried and his friends hunt swans by the lakeside at midnight. The Prince sees Odette, Queen of the Swans, gliding over the surface of the lake and prepares to shoot, but on reaching the bank the swan changes into a beautiful young woman. She entreats the Prince to spare her, explaining that an evil enchanter has transformed her and her friends into swans. Only at midnight are they permitted to resume their human form for a short time. Siegfried promises his protection, and the swan maidens dance to express their gratitude. Odette and Siegfried fall in love, but as dawn breaks Odette and the maidens resume their existence as swans and fly away. The Prince and his friends gaze sadly after them.
INTERMISSION
CONCERTO BAROCCO
Choreography by George Balanchine Music by J. S. Bach Staged by Una Kai
cast Anita Dyche Fredric Strobel Jane Miller
Charlotte Belcher, Karen Brown, Susan Frazer, Sheryl McKechnie, Judy Rhodes, Betty Risen, Susan Smith, Patricia Sorrell
INTERMISSION
LE CORSAIRE (Pas de deux)
Choreography by Mazilier
Staged by Collins
Music by Drigo
Andrea Vodehnal Eugene Collins intermission
RAYMONDA
Choreography by George Balanchine and Alexandra Danilova
Music by Alexander Glazounov
Restaged by Frederic Franklin
Costumes designed by Kenneth Kreel
cast Anita Dyche Jean-Paul Comelin
Jane Miller Michelle Lees Sheryl McKechnie Seija Simonen James Capp Fredric Strobel Hiller Huhn James Thompson
In this storyless, classical ballet, a Hungarian dance flavor touches the traditional steps and is prominently accented in the variation for the ballerina. Here, the swiftly brushed clapping of the hands, the sudden back kick with backbend, and the hand placed behind the head gives a definite Hongroise touch to the proceedings. The dance measures for the ensemble are mainly light and gay and the solo for the ballerina is buoyant in spirit and exceptionally demanding in both the technical and stylistic sense. The variation for the premier danseur is also difficult.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS--1968-1969
Hill Auditorium
NINETIETH ANNUAL CHORAL UNION SERIES
GARY GRAFFMAN, American pianist, will be heard in the second concert in this series on Monday, October 14, playing the following program:
Sonata in G major (1784)............Haydn
Sonata in F minor, Op. 57...........Beethoven
Sonata in B minor..............Liszt
"Gaspard de la nuit".............Ravel
Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, No. 1........Scriabin
"Islamey" (Oriental Fantasy)..........Balakirev
FIRST ANNUAL DANCE SERIES
THE ROMANIAN FOLK BALLET from Bucharest will be presented Thurs?day, October 24, in the second program in the Dance Series,--company of one hundred dancers, singers, and musicians with their native instruments.
THE UDAY SHANKAR COMPANY of dancers and musicians from India will be presented Tuesday, October 29 (replacing the Mazowsze Dance Company previously scheduled for November 18).
Rackham Auditorium
SIXTH ANNUAL CHAMBER ARTS SERIES
I MADRIGALISTI DI VENEZIA .... Sunday, October 20, 8:30
Program
Music of the Venetian School--Madrigals and instrumental works by Monteverdi, Legrenzi, Cavalli, Bruni, and Gabrieli
Annual MESSIAH Perjonnances In Hill Auditorium--December 6, 7, 8 (2:30)
University Choral Union, Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, Susan Belling, Soprano; Elizabeth Mannion, Contralto; Henry Nason, Tenor; David Clatworthy, Bass; Lester McCoy, Conductor
Tickets: $3.00--$2.00--$1.50--$1.00
Programs begin at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Hours: 9:00 to 4:30, Monday through Friday; Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 (Also V2 hours before performance at auditorium Box Office)

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