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Day
10
Month
February
Year
1969
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Concert: Fifth
Complete Series: 3642
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
of
The University of Michigan
Presents
THE ISRAEL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
GARY BERTINI, Musical Director and Conductor
Monday Evening, February 10, 1969, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Chaconne in G minor for Strings..........Purcell
"Dumbarton Oaks" Concerto in Eflat major for Chamber Orchestra . Stravinsky Tempo giusto Allegretto Con moto
Concerto in C major for Violoncello.........Haydn
Moderato Adagio Allegro molto
Soloist: Wolfgang Laufer, Cello
INTERMISSION
"Yemenite Suite" for Mezzosoprano and Chamber Orchestra . Mordecai Seter
Rema Samsonov, Mezzosoprano
Divertimento No. 11 in D major, K. 251........Mozart
Allegro molto
Menuetto
Andantino
Menuetto, tema con variazioni
Rondo, allegro assai
Soloist: H. Leshner, Oboe
Fifth Concert Sixth Annual Chamber Arts Series Complete Programs 3642
PROGRAM NOTES
Chaconne in G minor for Strings..........Purcell
The Chaconne for strings is one of Purcell's bestknown instrumental works. It was composed in 1683 (two years before the birth of J. S. Bach) and is a model example of the Chaconne form of the Baroque period.
It is based on a basso ostinato which repeats nineteen times, each time accompanied by a differ?ent variation. As is usual in the traditional Chaconne, the meter is triple and the tempo is rather slow.
It is worth noting that the bass of this Chaconne is also used by Purcell in his famous "Dido's Lament" in the opera Dido and Aeneas.
"Dumbarton Oaks" Concerto in Eflat major for Chamber Orchestra . Stravinsky
This work was commissioned in 1937 by Robert Woods Bliss, former Ambassador to the Argentine and a noted music lover; it was named after his estate in Washington, D.C. "Dumbarton Oaks." (In 1944, an important international conference took place at this estate, out of which grew the United Nations.)
The "Dumbarton Oaks" Concerto belongs to Stravinsky's neoclassical period, and its tonal center is defined by the composer as Eflat.
Concerto in C major for Violoncello.........Haydn
The manuscript of this concerto was lying for about 200 years in Prague's National Museum before it was discovered in 1961 by a Czech musicologist. After a thorough research the identity of Joseph Haydn as its composer was established.
Haydn composed this work during his first stay in Count Esterhazy's court. At that time he experimented with new instrumental combinations and new forms. The formal clarity of this work and the technical and musical challenges that confront the soloist are remarkable.
The first movement--Moderato--is a combination of the old Ritorncllo style, in which the main theme repeats several times through the movement, and the new sonata style that has the exposition of the main themes, the development and the recapitulation.
In the very melodious and expressive second movement the soloist is accompanied by the strings only.
The third movement is gay and full of surprises. The Sonata form is especially clear in this movement which has a very long development section, followed by the recapitulation.
"Yemenite Suite" for Mezzosoprano and Chamber Orchestra . Mordecai Seter
(1916 )
This work was originally composed in 1958 as a ballet for the "INBAL" Dance Company.
The concert version was written in 1966 for mezzosoprano and chamber orchestra. The work assumes the nature of an Oriental "Diwan," performed in the intimate atmosphere of a friendly gathering. The music is based on a number of Jewish Yemenite folk songs, according to texts by the Yemenite poets of the seventeenth century, Shalom Shabazi and David BenSaadiyah. The Suite consists of five movements:
a) "Se'i Yonah"--QuasiRhapsody
b) "Ayuma Hamshi"--Canon
c) "Shur Dodi"--Rondo
d) "Chishki Bevat Melachim"--Ostinato
e) "Ahavat Hadasa"--Close or Epilogue.
Divertimento No. 11, K. 251...........Mozart
This Divertimento was written apparently to celebrate the twentyfirst birthday of Mozart's sister, in 1776. The noted musicologist, Alfred Einstein, points out the "French" character of this work, possibly to remind the beloved sister of the time both children had spent in Paris, ten years earlier.
The first movement is lively and gay, the second a delicate Menuet and Trio (for strings only). The third movement is a songful Andantino, the fourth another Minuet with variations, and the last is a Rondo, full of humor and wit.
ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL
Gary Bertini, Musical Director and Conductor Daniel Shalit, Associate Conductor
First Violins
Alexander Tal (Leader) Isaac Reuven (Leader) Marius Holander Gilliam Rosficld Gil Sharon
Second Violin
Margaret WoodburnSchlosberg Efim Boko Zusia Rodan Aharon Ephrat CurArie Yavnieli
Viola
Gad Lewertoff Rivka Golani Robert Israel
Cello
Wolfgang Laufer Jack Mendelsohn Yushiyuki Yamagishi
Bass
Egon KohnerHertcn
Flute Amos Eiscnberg
Oboe
Herbert Leshncr Gilad Hachlili
Clarinet Eli Heifetz
Bassoon
Izaak Hoffman
Horn
Giora Refaeli Dan Etrogi
Trumpet Omri Hadari
Trombone
GurAric Yavnicli
Percussion
Jcrald M. Garval
Piano
Ruth MenzcCohen
Harpsichord and Organ Daniel Shalit
The Orchestra is sponsored in Israel by: The Ministry of Education and Culture; The America Israel Cultural Foundation; The National Council for Arts and Culture; The Batsheve de Rotschild Foundation for Art and Learning.
Instruments donated by A.M.L.I. (Americans for a Music Library in Israel).
The first American tour of the Israel Chamber Orchestra has been arranged by Columbia Artists Management, Inc., New York City.
1968 -INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS -1969
Hill Auditorium
"CARMEN" (Goldovsky Opera Co.) . . . 8:00, Saturday, February IS
BALLET FOLKLORICO OF MEXICO . . . 8:30, Wednesday, February 26
RUDOLF SERKIN, Pianist......8:30, Wednesday, March 5
MOSCOW STATE SYMPHONY.....8:30, Thursday, March 13
Tickets: $6.00--$5.50--$5.00--$4.00--$3.00--$2.00
Rackham Auditorium
COLOGNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA . . . 8:30, Saturday, February 22 Helmut MullerBruhl, Music Director
Program: Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, No. S.........Handel
Concerto for Trumpet in D major.........Torelli
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor.........Bach
Rondo in A major.............Schubert
"Eine kleine Nachtmusik"...........Mozart
Tickets: $5.00--$4.00--$2.00
ANN ARBOR MAY FESTIVALApril 24, 25, 26, 27, 1969
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AT ALL CONCERTS PROGRAMS
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor.
RICHARD TUCKER, Tenor, will sing arias by Mozart, Handel, Meyerbeer, and Puccini. "Classical" Symphony (Prokofieff); "Iberia" (Debussy) and the Symphonic Poem "Pines of Rome" (Respighi).
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 8:30
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor.
JOANNA SIMON, Mezzosoprano, will sing Pantasileas's aria from Bomarzo (Ginastera). HANS RICHTERHAASER, Pianist, will perform Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 (Chopin). UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION performs Psalm ISO, Op. S (Ginastera) and the choral work "Fern Hill" by John Corigliano, with Joanna Simon.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor.
All orchestral program: Overture to Die Meistersinger (Wagner); Symphony No. 3 (Charles
Ives); and Symphony No. 1 (Mahler).
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2:30
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor.
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION performs Schubert's Mass in Aflat, with soloists: MARIA
STADER, Soprano; JOANNA SIMON, Mezzosoprano; JOHN McCOLLUM, Tenor; WILLIS
PATTERSON, Bass.
ZARA NELSOVA, Cellist, performs the Elgar Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 8:30
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor.
REGINE CRESPIN, Soprano, will sing "Scheherazade" (Ravel); and the aria, "Ah Perfido,"
Op. 65 (Beethoven). Symphony No. 31 in D major--"Paris" (Mozart), and "La Mer" (Debussy).
Series Tickets: $30.00--$25.00--$20.00--$15.00--$10.00
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gail W. Rector, President James R. Breakey, Jr. Paul G. Kauper
Roscoe O. Bonisteel, VicePresident Douglas D. Crary Wilbur K. Pierpont
Erich A. Walter, Secretary Robben W. Fleming Daniel H. Schurz
E. Thurston Thieme, Treasurer Harlan Hatcher Stephen H. Spurr

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