Complete Series: 3995
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Sandra Applebaum Dana Arey Elaine Austin Beth Bayuk
Dianne Brace Karen Brown Alba Calzada Joanne Danto
Marcia Darhower William DeGregory Gregory Drotar Viorica Ene Tamara Hadley Mark Hochman David Jordan Linda Karash
David Kloss Dane LaFontsee Barry Leon Sherry Lowenthal
Michelle Lucci James Mercer Melissa Mitchell Edward Myers Anya Patton Melissa Podcasy Robin Preiss Lawrence Rhodes
Constance Ross 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
Wednesday Evening, March 31, 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 lor the Arts.
Fourteenth Program Fifth Annual Choice Series, Power Center Complete Programs 3995
Choreography by Hans van Manen
Set and Costume Design by Jean Paul Vroom
Lighting Design by Nicholas Cernovitch
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
"Toccata and Fugue in D minor"
Orchestration by Maurice Kaplow
Van Manen uses the famous Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, both in its original organ version and then in an orchestral version, arranged by Maurice Kaplow. "Opus Lemaitre" was the first ballet set by the Dutch choreographer for an American company, its premiere being given by the Pennsylvania Ballet in February 1974.
Marcia Darhower Constance Ross Dana Arey Sherry Lowenthal Karen Brown
Janek Schergen James Mercer William DeGregory Jerry Schwender David Jordan
GRAND PAS DE DEUX ("Nutcracker," Act II)
Choreography after Lev Ivanov
Music by Peter Ilych Tchaikovskv
The choreography of the Grand Pas de Deux from Act 2 of the Pennsylvania Ballpt's production of the complete "Nutcracker" is by George Balanchine and was created in 1954. The version seen in this series of performances follows the original setting by Lev Ivanov for the 1892 production. It is a superb example of the classical style of the Imperial Russian Ballet at the end of the 19th century. Eloquence, nobility of style and great virtuosity are its hallmarks. The inspiration which Ivanov and Marius Petipa drew from their collaboration with Tchaikovsky is also to be admired in comparable dances in "Swan Lake" and "The Sleeping Beauty."
Choreography by Benjamin Harkarvy Set Design by Robert Mitchell Costume Design by Hal George
Music by Jan Krzywicki
This new work is the result of a collaboration between Benjamin Harkarvy, Artistic Director of the Pennsylvania Ballet, and Philadelphia composer Jan Krzywicki, who was born in 1947. Pre?sented as an oriental tale with a teacher, his disciples, and a samurailike figure as its protagonists, "Continuum" is based on the universal concept of life as a continuing process with certain opposing forces inevitably present. The ballet was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Ballet through a grant made by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Disciples . . . Tamara Hadley, Sherry Lowenthal, Gretchen Warren Hunter..............Dane LaFontsee
LES SYLPH IDES
Choreography by Michael Fokine Staged by Margarita de Saa
Music by Frederic Chopin Orchestrated by Roy Douglas
"Les Sylphides" might be called the first modern ballet, even though its title and costuming indicate a tribute to the nineteenthcentury ballet "La Sylphide." Subtitled "a romantic reverie," it was the first major ballet of this century to succeed as a pure mood piece, a choreographic poem rather than a story ballet--simply sylphs and a poet dancing in the moonlight. It was first presented in this version by Diaghilev's Russian Ballet in Paris in 1909.
Nocturne.....Alba Calzada, Michelle Lucci, Jerry Schwender,
Marcia Darhovver, Karen Brown, Constance Ross
Sandra Applebaum, Dana Arey, Elaine Austin, Beth Bayuk, Dianne Brace, Viorica Ene, Tamara Hadley, Linda Karash, Sherry Lowenthal, Melissa Mitchell, Anya Patton, Melissa Podcasy, Robin Preiss, Missy Yancey
Pas de Deux........Alba Calzada, Lawrence Rhodes
Grande Valsc...........The Entire Ensemble
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
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"; Persichetti: Symphony No. 4; Ravel: "Sheherazade" Song Cycle; Rossini: "Una voce poco fa" from Barbiere di Siviglia; Strauss: Rosenkavalier Waltzes.
Tickets from $4 to $12
New 197677 Season International Presentations of Music and Dance
will be announced in April. Inquire in our Burton Tower office for new brochure with complete information.
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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