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UMS Concert Program, March 29, 1976: Pennsylvania Ballet --

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Concert: Twelfth
Complete Series: 3993
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The I Hive
Pennsylvania Ballet
Sandra Applebaum Dianne Brace Marcia Darhower Tamara Hadley David Kloss Michelle Lucci Anya Patton Constance Ross
Dana Arey Elaine Austin Beth Bayuk
Karen Brown Alba Calzada Joanne Danto
William DeGregory Gregory Drotar Viorica Ene Mark Hochman David Jordan Linda Karash
Dane LaFontsee Barry Leon Sherry Lowenthal
James Mercer Melissa Mitchell Edward Myers Melissa Podcasy Robin Preiss Lawrence Rhodes
Barbara Sandonato Janek Schergen Jerry Schwender Gretchen Warren Missy Yancey
Benjamin Harkarvy, Artistic Director
Barbara Weisberger, Executive Artistic Director
Robert Rodham, William Thompson, Ballet Masters
Fiona Fuerstner, Ballet Mistress Maurice Kaplow, Music Director Nicholas Cernovitch, Lighting Designer
with the Pennsylvania Orchestra
Monday Evening, March 29, 1976, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
This performance is part of a halfweek dance residency, receiving support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts.
Twelfth Program
Fifth Annual Choice Scries, Power Center
Complete Programs 3993
Choreography by George Balanchine Costume Design by Karinska
Music by Alexander Glazounov Lighting by Nicholas Cernovitch
Alexander Glazounov's treasure chest of music titled "Raymonda" provides Balanchine with a rich, musical "floor" of variations, adagios, codas, and finales on which to base his own brilliant or rhythmic balletic inventions.
Michelle Lucci
Edward Myers
Sandra Applebaum Tamara Hadley Robin Preiss
Dana Arey Linda Karash Constance Ross
Karen Brown Sherry Lowenthal Gretchen Warren
Marcia Darhower
Anya Patton
Missy Yancey
Variation I Variation II Variation III Variation IV Variation V Variation VI Variation VII Variation VIII Variation IX
Gretchen Warren Dana Arey Edward Myers Michelle Lucci Linda Karash Constance Ross Karen Brown Edward Myers Michelle Lucci
Choreography by Hans van Manen Set Designs by Jean Paul Vroom Lighting by David K. H. Elliott
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
"Grosse Fugue" in Bflat, Op. Si for Quartet
"Cavatina" from Quartet No. 1J in Bflat
(arranged for string orchestra by
Maurice Kaplow)
Beethoven's "Grosse Fugue" was the original inspiration for Hans van Manen's ballet of that name. To give his ballet its present form, however, van Manen chose to add the Cavatina from Quartet No. 13, Op. 130. This marriage seems so natural, so logical--and it is, as they were originally part of the same quartet. The ballet received its premiere on the bicentennial of the birth of Beethoven (17701827). The ballet has no story, but the choreographed relationship between its four men and four women reflects and reacts to the tension, power and somber majesty of the music that Stravinsky once called "the most beautiful score in the music literature."
Minn i.i.k Lucci Alba Calzada Marcia Darhoweb Sherry Lowenthal David Kloss Jerry Schwender Gregory Drotar Dane LaFontsee
Music by Georges Bizet
Choreography by George Balanchine Lighting by Nicholas Cernovitch
Balanchine's classical masterpiece was premiered by the Paris Opera Ballet in 1947, then titled "Le Palais de Cristal," and it was recreated for the New York City Ballet the following year. Balanchine has woven a symphony of classical dance, always reflecting and relating to (rather than mirroring) the musical score in dance counterpoint. Balanchine states a dance theme through the principal artists, reflects the theme through the demisoloists, then the corps de ballet, as in a chain reaction.
First Movement Joanne Danto Edward Myers
Dana Arey Janek Schergen Karen Brown William DeGregory
Sandra Applebaum Tamara Hadley Dianne Brace Robin Preiss Missy Yancey Anya Patton
Second Movement Alba Calzada Jerry Schwender
Sherry Lowenthal Constance Ross
Mark Hochman David Jordan
Elaine Austin Melissa Mitchell
Beth Bayuk Linda Karash Melissa Podcasy Viorica Ene
Third Movement Karen Brown Barry Leon
Dana Arey Tamara Hadley
Janek Schergen William DeGregory
Sandra Applebaum Viorica Ene Dianne Brace Robin Preiss Missy Yancey Anya Patton
Fourth Movement Gretchen Warren David Kloss
and The Entire Ensemble
Pennsylvania Ballet........Tuesday and Wednesday,
March 30 and 31 Waverly Consort, "Las Cantigas de Santa Maria" . . . Thursday, April 1
Don Cossacks of Rostov..........Sunday, April 4
Sitara, Katliak Dancer..........Tuesday, April 6
Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist.........Sunday, April 11
May Festival
Four Concerts in Hill Auditorium--April 28, 29, 30 and May 1
The Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
The Festival Chorus Aaron Copland, Guest Conductor
Andre Watts, Pianist Marilyn Horne, Soprano
-Festival Prelude -The Start of a Perfect Evening
A cocktail and dinner party in the Power Center Lobby
at 6 o'clock preceding the Wednesday night concert
(Dinner ticket, $15 per person)
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.
Tickets from $4 to $12
Thursday: Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C; MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2; Strauss: Death and Transfiguration; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. (Sold out.)
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. (Sold out.)
Saturday: Beethoven: Overture to "Coriolanus"; Pcrsichetti: Symphony No. 4; Ravel: "Sheherazade" Song Cycle; Rossini: "Una voce poco fa" from Barbiere di Siviglia; Strauss: Rosenkavalier Waltzes.
Tickets from $4 to $12
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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.
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