Concert: Special Gala Benifit
Complete Series: 3712
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Compositions of Frederic Chopin
Fantasia, Op. 49
Four Preludes from Op. 28
Polonaise in Fsharp minor, Op. 44
Ballade in F minor, Op. 52 Ballade in Aflat major, Op. 47 Berceuse, Op. 57 Scherzo in Bflat minor, Op. 31
Steinway piano RCA Victor Records
This is Mr. Rubinstein's fifteenth performance in Hill Auditorium.
Special Gala Benefit Concert Complete Programs 3712
Your song resounds! No tone was in vain.
The whole springtime, pulsing with love,
Plunged down, as you sang,
Into the yearning stream of my life.
In the setting sun,
Your song rang forth from me!
Recitative and Gavotte from Manon.......Jules Massenet
Let us enjoy our youth . . . Spring passes fast enough.
Chansons de Ronsard..........Darius Milhaud
A une jontaine
But listen, lively little fountain, who dost my thirst so oft appease, reclining here beneath the mountain, idle in the refreshing breeze.
When frugal summer is reclaiming the fruit of Ceres' bared breast, with ev'ry threshing floor exclaiming beneath the weight of her bequest.
0 thus may thou remain forever, a sacred place for all those who, sick with life's eternal fever, share thy discourse, thy repose.
And may the moon at midnight, glancing upon the valley always see the nymphs that rally here for dancing to leap and bound in revelry.
The day pursues the night, and evening's shades in turn put day to flight as sunlight fades,
so summer yields to fall, no sound of thunder, no rain, nor windy squall bursts calm asunder.
But the fever of love torments me still, a thing I can't remove, do what I will.
It was not at me, Boy, you should have aimed, some other might enjoy being thus maimed.
Pursue some idle beaux whom it amuses, but neither me nor those loved of the muses.
Be still you noisy little thing, or I shall pluck your pretty wing first chance I get, or with
one stroke I'll close for good that busy bill that prattles from the window sill and makes
my morning sleep a joke.
There in my chimney make your nest, and sing all day without a rest, all evening too,
1 shall not chide, but in the morning please be fair, and let there be no music to steal Cassandra from my side.
Dieu vous gard'
God keep you, you who never fail to herald spring, lyric nightingale, swallows, cuckoos,
happy peewees, you doves, wild birds now northward winging, who with a hundred kinds
of singing animate the air and the trees.
God keep you in your lovely bowers, pretty roses, all fragrant flowers, and you, new bud,
in whose soft vein flows blood of Ajax and Narcissus, and you, thyme, anis and melissa,
may you always come back again.
God keep you, pretty company of butterflies who in the lea now suck the herbs' sweet
fragrant food, and bees invading pretty bowers to steal the fruit of laden flowers :tnd store
it safe within the wood.
A thousand times I greet anew, your lovely, gentle spring debut, what lively thoughts
does spring arouse with the sweet discourse of the stream, 'tis worth the winter's sombre
dream which kept me shuttered in the house.
"Una voce poco fa" from The Barber of Seville . . . Gioacchino Rossini I hear a voice in the distance ... it is the voice of my love, Lindoro.
"Eccomi in lieta veste"; "O quante volte"
from Capuleti ed I Montecchi......Vincenzo Bellini
Here I am in happy raiment. Oh how many times, oh how many, I have wept, asking Heaven for you.
"O luce di quest'anima" from Linda di Chamounix . . Gaetano Donizetti
Oh light of my soul. I turn to you with delighted love. We'll be united forever on heaven and earth. Come, dearest one, and rest; inside a heart sighs for your love and lives alone for you.
INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS197 1
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
Lecturedemonstration Thursday, February 11.
ISAAC STERN, Violinist.......
GUARNERI STRING QUARTET ....
MENUHIN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA ....
Yehudi Menuhin, Conductor and soloist,
MUNICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA .... Hans Stadlmair, Conductor
MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH, Cellist .... SIBERIAN DANCERS AND SINGERS OF OMSK
Tuesday, February 2
Friday, February 12 Tickets: $1.00.
2:30, Sunday, February 21
Thursday, February 25
Wednesday, March 10
Friday, March 12
Monday, March IS Saturday, March 27
e ANN ARBOR
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA IN ALL CONCERTS
THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor; LEONTYNE PRICE, Soprano--"Dove sono" from Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart); "Ritorna Vincitor" from A'ida (Verdi); Four Last Songs (Strauss); "Pace, pace" from La Forza del Destino (Verdi). Two Portraits (Bartok) ; Symphony No. 8 in B minor (Schubert); "Till Eulenspiegel" (Strauss).
FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 8:30 P.M.
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor. "Sea Symphony" (Vaughan Williams) with THE UNIVER?SITY CHORAL UNION, MARALIN NISKA, Soprano; and DONALD BELL, Bass. BARBARA NISSMAN, Pianist, in Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (Rachmaninoff).
SATURDAY, MAY 1, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor. All orchestral program: Sinfonietta (Janacek) ; "La Mer" (Debussy); and Symphony No. 5 in Bflat major (Prokofieff).
SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2:30 P.M.
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor. "Great" Mass in FMinor (Bruckner), with THE UNIVER?SITY CHORAL UNION; MARALIN NISKA, Soprano; ELEANOR FELVER, Contralto; JOHN STEWART, Tenor; and DONALD BELL, Bass. CHRISTOPHER PARKENING, Guitarist.
SUNDAY, MAY 2, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor. ANDRE WATTS, Pianist, in Concerto No. 2 in Bflat (Brahms). Toccata, Adagio and Fugue (Bach); "Enigma" Variations (Elgar).
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
BURTON MEMORIAL TOWER, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48104 (Phone 66S3717)
William L. Brittain Douglas D. Crary Robben W. Fleming Harlan Hatcher
Paul G. Kauper Wilbur K. Pierpont Daniel H. Schurz Stephen H. Spurr
Assisted by Special Committees for the Gala Benefit Concert
Honorary Chairmen Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Sink
CoChairmen Mrs. Robben Fleming Mrs. Harlan Hatcher
Ticket Chairman -Mrs. Gardner Ackley
Supper Chairman -Mrs. William Palmer
Hospitality Chairman -Mrs. John Stegeman
Development Committee CoChairmen Douglas D. Crary Daniel H. Schurz