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UMS Concert Program, February 15, 1976: Luciano Pavarotti -- John Wustman

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Concert: Eighth
Complete Series: 3982
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Luciano Pavarotti
Tenor JOHN WUSTMAN, Pianist
Sunday, February 15, 1976, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tre Arie Antichc
"Per la gloria d'adorarvi" from Grisclda.......Bononcini
Gia il sole dal Gange............A. Scarlatti
Tre Romanzc Bel Canto
La Promessa...............Rossini
Vaga luna che inargenti............Bellini
Me voglio fa'na casa............Donizetti
Aria e cabaletta: "de' miei bollenti spiriti . . . O mio rimorso!"
from La Traviata..............Verdi
Xevicata (Snowfall) 1
Pioggia (Rain) I............Respighi
Nebbie (Mist) J
Aria e cabaletta: "Quando le sere al placido--L'ara O l'avelo"
from Luisa Miller..............Verdi
A Vuchella 1
L'Ultima canzone ..........Tosti
L'Alba separa dalla luce d'ombra )
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PROGRAM NOTES by Eugene Kohn
Tre Arie Antiche
"Per la gloria d'adorarvi" from Griselda .... Giovanni Bononcini For the (dory of adoring you, I want to love you. Yes, I may suffer, but who could look into your eyes and not love you
Nina..............Giovanni Pergolesi
For three long days my Nina has lain in bed. Fifes, harpsichords, cymbals--please awaken my little Xina that she may sleep no more.
Gia il sole dal Gange.........Alessandro Scarlatti
The sun from the Ganges shines brighter and brighter. It dries the dewdrops, adorns the stems with beautiful flowers and paints in the meadow the stars of the sky.
Tre Romanzc Bel Canto
La Promessa............Gioacchino Rossini
Do you think I could ever stop loving you Xo, my lovely girl with those beloved eyes; not even as a trick would I ever deceive you.
Vaga luna che inargenti.........Vincenzo Bellini
Lovely moon, you ensilver all of the elements, and teach nature herself the language of love.
Me voglio fa'na casa..........Gaetano Donizetti
I want to build a house in the middle of the ocean out of peacock feathers. I'll make the steps of gold, silver, and precious stones, and only I will command when the sun may rise.
Aria e cabaletta: "de' miei bollenti spiriti . . . O mio rimorso!"
from La Traviata...........Giuseppe Verdi
In the second act of La Traviata, Alfredo muses on his good fortune to have fallen in love completely with the lovely Violetta.
Tre Canzoni............Ottorino Respighi
Rcspighi was born in Bologna and received his early musical training in Italy. As a young man he traveled much and in Russia studied under RimskyKorsakov. The following songs are based on poems by Ada Xegri, taken from her work Fatalita.
Xevicata (Snowfall)
Silently and stealthily the snow falls. Each white flake dances playfully through the air and finally on the Earth, rests itself exhausted. All the world is peaceful and asleep, but in the immense calm my heart turns to the memory of a past love.
Pioggia (Rain)
It was raining; the thundering sheets after such unbearable heat gave fragrance to the flowers, and new life to all nature. Leaning out the window, I stared at the grass and hedges as the rain was beating down on my head.
Nebbie (Mist)
I suffer. The fog rises crossing the barren wastelands. Through the gray, a hushed moan beckons: "Come. Dark is the valley. Oh mournful, unloved one, come, come."
Aria e cabaletta: "Quando le sere al placido--L'ara O l'avelo"
from Luisa Miller...........Giuseppe Verdi
In the second act of Luisa Miller, Rodolfo, falsely convinced by a letter in his beloved Luisa's handwriting stating that she only pretended to love him, in anguish recalls his former happiness, then gives way to despair. '
Tre Canzoni Popolari............Paolo Tosti
A Vuchella
Sweet little mouth, timid passionate mouth; give me a little kiss, and also take a kiss from me.
L'Ultima canzone
They told me that tomorrow, Xina, you're Betting married! And I'll return alone to singing my serenade. Oh, how many times I've sung it over and over.
L'Alba separa dalla luce d'ombra
Dawn begins to separate from the dark shadows, while my lust separates from my desire. O sweetest stars, it's the hour of my death. Close me, oh night, in your maternal breast. But from my own blood let the dawn be borne--and through my brief dream, the eternal sun.
Remaining Events in Hill Auditorium
Spf.cial Benefit Concert........Saturday, February 28
Prague Chamber Orchestra........Friday, March 19
Mozart: Symphony Xo. 40; Martinu: Serenade Xo. 2 for Two Violins and Viola; Kalabis: Chamber Music for Strings, Op. 21: Haydn: Symphony Xo. 103 ("Drum Roll")
Preservation Hall Jazz Band........Saturday, March 20
Detroit Symphony Orchestra........Friday, March 26
Aldo Ceccato, Conductor; The University Choral Union; Karen Altman, soprano; Beverly Wolff, contralto; Seth McCoy, tenor; Simon Estes, bass; Beethoven: Symphony Xo. 1 in C major; Beethoven: Symphony Xo. 9 in D minor ("Choral")
Don Cossacks of Rostov.........Sunday, April 4
May Festival...........WednesdaySaturday
April 28, 29, 30, May 1
To insure the ongoing cultural presentations of the University Musical Society in these times of increasing financial demands, a new membership organization called Encore has been formed, embracing all current contributors to the gift program (established in 1968) and reaching out to all concertgoers who wish to see these many fine performances continued. The privilege of advance notice for all events is given to Encore members, in addition to other courtesies extended throughout the year. For further information about Encore and membership categories, contact the office of the Musical Society in Burton Tower.
A Very Special Announcement!
Marcel Marceau
on his last American tour
gives two performances in the Power Center
on Saturday, March 6, at 3:00 and 8:00
Tickets available beginning tomorrow, February 16, in Burton Tower, or by mail: Main floor: $8.50 and $6.50; Balcony: $7.50 and $5.00.
Second Annual Benefit Concert for the University Musical Society and School of Music
Yehudi Menuhin, Violinist and Conductor Gyorgy Sandor, Pianist
with The University Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, February 28, at 8:30, in Hill Auditorium
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219 Bartok: Divertimento for Strings Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor")
Tickets available at Burton Tower, or by mail:
Main floor, S8; first balcony, $7; second balcony, S6 and S4
$25 includes a main floor seat and a reception ticket to meet the artists after the performance.
May Festival
Four concerts -April 28, 29, 30 and May 1
The Philadelphia Orchestra Eugenk Ormandy, Conductor
The Festival Chorus Aaron Copland, Guest Conductor
Andre Watts, Pianist Marilyn Horne, Soprano
Wednesday: Haydn: Symphony No. 31 ("Hornsignal") ; Leslie Bassett: "Echoes from an Invisible
World"; Weber: Invitation to the Dance; Copland: Suite from Billy the Kid; Ravel: La Valse. Thursday: Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C; MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2; Strauss: Symphonic
Fantasy from "Die Frau oline Schatten"; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.
Friday: Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Clarinet Concerto (Anthony Gigliotti), Suite from The Tender Land (Festival Chorus); Barber: "School for Scandal" Overture; Ives: Decoration
Day; Schuman: New England Tryptich. Saturday: Beethoven: Overture to "Coriolanus"; Persichetti: Symphony No. 4; Ravel: "Shehe
razade" Song Cycle; Rossini: "Una voce poco fa" from Barbiere di Siviglia; Strauss: Roscn
kavalier Waltzes
Single concert tickets, from $4 to $12, available March 1.
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Phones: 6653717, 7642538

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