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UMS Concert Program, July 7, 1975: Chicago Symphony String Quartet --

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Concert: Second
Complete Series: 3949
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Chicago Symphony String Quartet
with BRIAN MINOR, Saxophonist
Monday Evening, July 7, 1975, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 ("Serioso") .... Beethoven Allegro con brio
Allegretto ma no troppo
Allegro assai vivace ma serioso Larghetto; allegretto agitato
Quintet for Saxophone and String Quartet (1957).....Leon Stein
Allegro Andante Adagioallegro
String Quartet in F major............Ravel
Allegro moderato, tres doux Assez vif, tres rythmc Tres lent Vif et agite
Second Concert Second Annual "Summer Fare" Series Complete Programs 3949
Leon Stein, {b. 1910), has taught at DePaul University in his native Chicago since 1931, and is presently Dean of the School of Music. His compositions include twentyone works for orchestra, two oneact operas, and numerous chamber music, choral, and solo works. Dr. Stein's saxophone works are seven in number, and it is the first of these, completed in 1957, that we hear tonight.
In discussing, the saxophone works of Leon Stein, Brian Minor writes: "Assertive themes, abrupt changes in dynamics, shifting meters, free structuring movements, free use of tonality, atonality--these are characteristic of Stein's musical language. Such devices are not used for their own sake but to convey an aesthetic content not other?wise expressible. While listening to his music, one should recall his statement that the most important function of music is meaningful communication."
Brian Minor is a frequent recitalist throughout the Midwest, South, and Western Canada, and has premiered works written expressly for him by several leading com?posers. He is also wellknown as an educator, serving as a member of the Executive Board of the World Saxophone Congress, and teaching at Muskegon Community College, Hope College, Western Michigan University, and Ball State University.
Continuing "Summer Fare'
Barbara Cook, Broadway star, and The Festival Chorus, Donald Bryant, Conductor . Wednesday, July 16
Broadway musical selections, and the Finale from "Candide" by Leonard Bernstein; Negro spirituals and American folksongs, in special arrangements by Mr. Bryant.
In Hill Auditorium
Igor Kipnis, Harpsichordist........Wednesday, July 23
Anonymous: Three early 16thcentury Italian pieces; Handel: Suite No. S in E major; Sweelinck: Toccata in G minor, Ballo del granduca, Fantasia Chromatica; Dussek: The Sufferings of the Queen of France; Bach: Partita No. 3 in A minor; Soler: Fandango.
In Rackham Auditorium
Judith Blegen, Soprano.........Thursday, July 31
Handel: "Care selve" from Atalanta, and "O Had I Jubal's Lyre" from Joshua; Schubert: Auf dem Wasser zu singen, Du bist die Ruh, Die Forelle; Strauss: Ich schwebe, Heimkehr, Schlagende Herzen; Massenet: "Adieu, notre petite table" from Manon; Gounod: "Je veux vivre" from Romeo el Juliette; Ives: Feldeinsamkeit, Canon, Mists, New River, Serenity; Milhaud: Chansons de Ronsard.
In Rackham Auditorium All concerts begin at 8:30; tickets at $6, $5, and $3.
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 Phones: 6653717, 7642538.

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