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UMS Concert Program, October 26, 1974: Pennsylvania Ballet --

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Concert: Fifth
Complete Series: 3905
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Pennsylvania Ballet
@@@@Sandra Applebaum Dana Arey Karen Brown
Joan Cooper Joanne Danto Marcia Darhower Kimberly Dye Tamara Hadley David Jordan
Barry Leon Sherry Lowenthal Edward Myers Anya Patton
Lawrence Rhodes Constance Ross
Dane LaFontsee James Mercer Reva Pincusoff Janek Schergen
Alba Calzada
Gregory Drotar
David Kloss
Michelle Lucci
Leslie Peck
Barbara Sandonato
Jerry Schwender Missy Yancey
Gretchen Warren Linda Zettle
Robin Welch
Benjamin Harkarvy, Artistic Director
Barbara Weisberger, Executive Artistic Director
Robert Rodham, Regisseur Maurice Kaplow, Music Director
Fiona Fuerstner, Ballet Mistress Nicholas Cernovitch, Lighting Designer
with the Pennsylvania Orchestra
Saturday Evening, October 26, 1974, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fifth Program
Fourth Annual Choice Scries, Power Center
Complete Programs 3905
Choreography by George Balanchine Music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Costume Design by Karinska Lighting by David K. H. Elliott
Of this ballet, Balanchine has written, "I choreographed to the music with the pupils I happened to have at a particular time. Later ... I elaborated on the small accidental bits I had included in class and made the whole more dramatic, more theatrical, in synchronizing it to the music with additional movement, but always using the little things that ordinarily might be overlooked. . . . Many people think there is a concealed story in the ballet. There is not. There are, simply, dancers in motion to a beautiful piece of music. The story is the music's story, a serenade, a dance ... in the light of the moon."
Barbara Sandonato Michelle Lucci Gretchen Warren Edward Myers Gregory Drotar
Sandra Applebaum Dana Arey Karen Brown Joan Cooper Kimberly Dye Tamara Hadley Linda Karash Sherry Lowenthal Anya Patton Leslie Peck Reva Pincusoff Constance Ross Angela Schmidt Robin Welch Missy Yancey Linda Zettle
David Jordan Barry Leon James Mercer Janek Schergen
Variation of the Theme of Othello Choreography by Jose Limon
Music by Henry Purcell
Costume Design by Pauline Lawrence
Lighting by Nicholas Cernovitch
Arranged by Simon Sadoff
This ballet takes its theme from the basic plot of Othello, which is told com?pletely within the form of the dance. Here is portrayed the tragedy of Everyman when he is caught in the pattern of tragic living. The ballet is therefore timeless in its implication.
The Moor.............Lawrence Rhodes
His Wife..............Alba Calzada
His Friend.............Dane LaFontsee
His Friend's Wife...........Barbara Sandonato
Choreography by Benjamin Harkarvy
Music by Moritz Moszkowski
"Five Spanish Dances" Costumes by Joop Stovkis
Marcia Darhower Joanne Danto Leslie Peck Janek Schergen Edward Myers James Mercer
Choreography by Robert Rodham
Music by George Gershwin
"Three Preludes"
"Rhapsody in Blue"
Sets by Robert Mitchell
Lighting by David K. H. Elliott
Costumes by Hal George Piano Solo -Karl Fogmeg
"I heard it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America--of our vast melting pot, of our unduplicated national pep, of our blues, our metropolitan madness."
-George Gershwin
The young composerpianist was only twentyfive when he performed the world premiere of his kaleidoscope, "Rhapsody in Blue." The world premiere of "Three Preludes" followed two years later. Now, these American musical masterworks are heard again in "An American Rhapsody" commemorating the seventyfifth anni?versary of the birth of the composer, George Gershwin.
Three Preludes.......Marcia Darhower and Edward Myers
Rhapsody in Blue...........Robert Rodham
Karen Brown David Jordan Barry Leon James Mercer
Mark Hochman Anya Patton Leslie Peck Constance Ross
Janek Schergen Missy Yancey
Michelle Lucci and Dane LaFontsee
Barbara Sandonato Jerry Schwender Reva Pincusoff Joanne Danto and Gregory Drotar
In collaboration with the University's Dance Program of the School of Music, these three dance concerts and related events constitute a halfweek dance residency project, receiving support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michi?gan Council for the Arts. It is the second of three dance residencies in the 197475 season under the sponsorship of the University Musical Society, concluding with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, March 12.
Pennsylvania Ballet........(3:00) Sunday, October 27
Eight Movements in Ragged Time; Serenade; American Rhapsody
Pennsylvania Ballet........(8:00) Sunday, October 27
Concerto Barocco; After Eden ; Zig Zag; Eight Movements in Ragged Time
Slask, Folk Company, from Poland.....Wednesday, October 30
Jacques Loussier Trio, Jazzmen "Play Bach" . . Saturday, November 2
Andre Watts, Pianist.........Wednesday, November 6
(Rescheduled from October 16)
National Chinese Opera Theatre.....Sunday, November 10
Cleveland String Quartet......Wednesday, November 13
Carlos Montoya, Guitarist.......Tuesday, November 19
Soviet Georgian Dancers and
Tbilisi Polyphonic Choir.......Sunday, November 24
Juilliard String Quartet........Tuesday, December 3
Handel's Messiah.........Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
December 6, 7 & 8 Guarneri String Quartet and Gary Graffman, Pianist . Wednesday, January 8
Marcel Marceau, Pantomimist.....Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
January 10, 11 & 12
Detroit Symphony Orchestra.......Saturday, January 11
Syntagma Musicum from Amsterdam .... Thursday, January 23
Tokyo String Quartet.........Sunday, February 2
American Symphony Orchestra......Sunday, February 9
Moscow Chamber Orchestra.......Tuesday, February 11
Goldovsky Grand Opera Theater.....Thursday, February 13
JeanPierre Rampal, Flutist, and
Robert VeyronLa Croix, Keyboard.....Tuesday, February 18
Harkness Ballet..........Thursday, February 20
Chhau, Masked Dance of Bengal.....Saturday, February 22
Moscow Balalaika Ensemble and Ludmila Zykina . Monday, February 24
Paul Taylor Dance Company......Wednesday, March 12
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra.....Saturday, March IS
Qawwali Music from Pakistan.......Sunday, March 16
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pianist.......Wednesday, March 19
Ars Antiqua de Paris..........Saturday, March 29
Boston Symphony Orchestra........Saturday, April 5
Preservation Hall Jazz Band.......Wednesday, April 9
Spanish RTV Symphony Orchestra of Madrid . . . Friday, April 11 Emil Gilels, Pianist..........Sunday, April 13
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The University Musical Society relies on public support in order to maintain the scope and artistic quality of these programs. Taxdeductible contributions to our Gift Program are welcome.

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