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UMS Concert Program, February 2, 1973: The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey

UMS Concert Program, February 2, 1973: The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image UMS Concert Program, February 2, 1973: The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image UMS Concert Program, February 2, 1973: The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image UMS Concert Program, February 2, 1973: The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image
Day
2
Month
February
Year
1973
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Concert: Eleventh
Complete Series: 3807
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Presents
The Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater
ALVIN AILEY, Artistic Director
JUDITH JAMISON MARI KAJIWARA LINDA KENT
ESTELLE SPURLOCK SYLVIA WATERS
SARA YARBOROUGH TINA YUAN
MASAZUMICHAYA CLOVER MATHIS HECTOR MERCADO MICHIHIKO OKA
JOHN PARKS KENNETH PEARL FREDDY ROMERO KELVIN ROTARDIER
CLIVE THOMPSON DUDLEY WILLIAMS
Nerissa Barnes Melvin Jones Christa Mueller Dana Sapiro Donna Wood Dennis Plunkett
Ballet Mistress, Fiorella Keane Ballet Master, Dudley Williams General Manager, Ivy Clark
Friday Evening, February 2, 1973, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Eleventh Program International Presentations in Power Center Complete Programs 3807
THE KINETIC MOLPAI
Choreography by Ted Shawn
Music by Jess Meeker Restaged by Barton Mumaw
The Molpe is to utter in dance that for which no language exists. In ancient Greece "there were Molpai for sowing and harvest, for rain and for sun, for fertility in man, beast and fruit; for the aversion of pestilence and for most of the things that people pray for."
The themes consist of: Strife, Oppositions, Solvent, Dynamic Contrasts, Resi?lience, Successions, Folding and Unfolding, Dirge, Limbo, Surge, and Apotheosis.
Clive Thompson
Dudley Williams Freddy Romero Hector Mercado Kenneth Pearl Clover Mathis Michihiko Oka Masazumi Chaya Dennis Plunkett
intermission
THE LARK ASCENDING
Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
("The Lark Ascending" Romance for Violin and Orchestra)
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Costumes by Bea Feitler Lighting by Chenault Spence
Sara Yarborough Kelvin Rotardier Linda Kent Hector Mercado
Christa Mueller Estelle Spurlock Tina Yuan Donna Wood Clover Mathis Kenneth Pearl Masazumi Chaya Dennis Plunkett
To Vaughan Williams, with his intense love of the English countryside that he knew in his youth, the lark represented the heart's rapture and the soul's aspiration. A miniature violin concerto in all but name, the composer called it a "Romance" when he completed it in 1920, after beginning it before war broke out in 1914. The violin rises and soars aloft above a delicate orchestral accompaniment; there's a short folk?songlike middle section, and then the soloist again takes wing. Some lines from a poem by George Meredith are inscribed on the score and aptly define the music's rhapsodic character:
"Singing till his heaven fills, Our valley is his golden cup
Tis love of earth that he instills And he the wine which overflows
And ever winging up and up, To lift us with him as he goes."
(from Poems and Lyrics of the Joys of Earth)--Noel Goodwin
Performed by permission of Oxford University Press, Inc.
CRY
For all Black women everywhere--especially our mothers. Music by Alice Coltrane ("Something About John Coltrane")
Laura Nyro ("Been On a Train")
The Voices of East Harlem ("Right On, Be Free")f
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Lighting by Chenault Spence
Judith Jamison t Used with the permission of the publisher, Really Together Music
INTERMISSION
MARY LOU'S MASS (Dances of Praise)
Music by Mary Lou Williams
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Costumes by A. Christina Giannini
Lighting by Chenault Spence
"Praise the Lord from Heaven, praise Him in the heights, praise Him all you angels, praise Him sun and moon...."
Entrance Hymn.............The Company
"The Lord says I speak thoughts of peace and not of affliction . . ."
Act of Contrition.............The Company
"Oh my God, I detest all the sins of my life ..."
Kyrie.....Sara Yarborough, Kenneth Pearl, Hector Mercado,
Clover Mathis, Michihiko Oka "For our lack of Faith ... For our lack of Hope ... Lord have mercy"
Gloria.......Linda Kent, Sylvia Waters, Estelle Spurlock,
Christa Mueller, Mari Kajiwara "We praise you, we bless you, we thank you ..."
Scripture Readings (Lazarus) . . . Dudley Williams, Kelvin Rotardier,
John Parks
"There once was a selfish rich man ... there was also a beggar man named Lazarus ..."
Responsories
"In His day justice shall flourish ..."......Sara Yarborough
"Peace I leave with you ..."........Kelvin Rotardier
Credo...........Kelvin Rotardier, John Parks
"And I believe in the Father Almighty and in one God ..."
Offertory Psalm............Kelvin Rotardier
"Turn aside from evil and do good ..."
Sanctus.....Mari Kajiwara, Hector Mercado, Estelle Spurlock,
Christa Mueller, Nerissa Barnes, Sylvia Waters, Kenneth Pearl, Clover Mathis "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts ..." Hosanna in the highest..."
The Lord's Prayer...........Sara Yarborough
"Our Father who art in Heaven ..."
Pax: Communion.......Kelvin Rotardier and The Company
"People in trouble ... children in pain ... too mean to care ... too weak to share ... work so hard trying to find a brother... became impatient... now we hate each other"
Recessional..............The Company
"Praise the Lord ..."
COMING EVENTS
Carlos Montoya, Guitarist........Tuesday, February 6
(8:30, Rackham Auditorium)
George Shirley, Tenor..........Sunday, February 11
(2:30, Hill Auditorium)
Lado, Yugoslav Folk Ensemble........Monday, February 12
(8:00, Power Center)
Marcel Marceau, Pantomimist.......Saturday, February 17
(8:00, Power Center)
Sunday, February 18 (3:00 and 8:00, Power Center)
Claudio Arrau, Pianist..........Friday, February 23
Beethoven: Sonata in Eflat, Op. 27, No. 1; Liszt: (8:30, Hill Auditorium) Sonata in B minor; Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9
Philidor Trio............Sunday, February 25
(2:30, Rackham Auditorium) Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company from Japan .... Monday, February 26
(8:30, Rackham Auditorium) Aeolian Chamber Players........Saturday, March 24
(8:30, Rackham Auditorium) Topeng Dance Theater of Bali.......Tuesday, March 27
(8:30, Rackham Auditorium)
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8OTH MAY FESTIVAL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS
Four Concerts -May 2, 3, 4, and S, 1973 THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA at all concerts,
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
the University Choral Union -Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor Soloists: Rudolf Serkin, Jessye Norman, Van Cliburn, Isaac Stern
PROGRAMS:
May 2: ALLBEETHOVEN--Overture to "Leonore" No. 3; Concerto No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra, Mr. Serkin, soloist; Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica").
May 3: Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor; Strauss: "Ein Heldenleben."
May 4: Verdi: "Stabat Mater" and "Te Deum," University Choral Union; La Montaine: Songs of the Rose of Sharon; Wagner: "Du bist der Lenz" from Die Walkure, and "Dich teure Halle" from Tannhduser, Miss Norman, soprano soloist; Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Mr. Cliburn, soloist.
May S: Wagner: Prelude to Parsifal; Beethoven: Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra; Mozart: Concerto No. 1, K. 207, for Violin and Orchestra, Mr. Stern, soloist; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, in F minor.
Series ticket orders now being accepted.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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