Complete Series: 4019
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Sunday Afternoon, November 7, 1976, at 2:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sonata in Eflat major, Op. 81a ("Les Adieux")......Beethoven
Les Adieux (Adagio, allegro) L'Absence (Andante espressivo) Le Retour (Vivacissimamente)
Poem, Op. 32...............Scriabin
Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 ("The Black Mass")........Scriabin
Three Etudes Tableaux..........Rachmaninoff
Op. 33, No. 2, in C minor Op. 39, No. 5, in Eflat minor Op. 39, No. 9, in D major
Valses nobles et sentimentales...........Ravel
. . ."Ie plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile . . ."
Debut Recital Series
Complete Programs 4019
About the Artist
Ruth Laredo was born and raised in Detroit, studied with Rudolf Serkin at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, and made her New York orchestral debut with Leopold Stokowski and the American Symphony Orchestra. Her appearance with Pierre Boulez and the New York Philharmonic during the 197475 season was described by critics as "sensational." Performances with other major U.S. orchestras, including those of Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Washington, D.C., have established her as one of America's foremost young pianists. She is a frequent guest artist at the Marlboro Festival, and has also performed at the Aspen, Spoleto, Israel, and Caramoor Festivals. In addition, her musical versatility has led to per?formances of an enormous amount of chamber music repertoire.
Miss Laredo has won wide recognition as a recording artist. She has championed the music of Alexander Scriabin, making history with the world's first performances and prizewinning recordings of his piano sonatas in their entirety. She is currently recording the complete solo piano works of Rachmaninoff.
We welcome her as the first of four artists making their Ann Arbor debuts in this season's new Debut Recital Series.
Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta......Friday & Saturday,
November 12 & 13
London Philharmonic OrchestraHaitink . . . Sunday, November 14
Arnold: The Philharmonic Concerto; Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for Strings; Mahler: Symphony Xo. S.
Elly Ameling, Soprano........Tuesday, November 16
Mozart: Six Songs; Schubert: Five Songs; Martin: Drey Minnelieder; Faure: Mandoline, Au bord de l'eau, Arpege, Les Roses d'Ispahan, La Rose; Satie: Ludions, La Diva de l'Empire.
Aeolian Chamber Players........Saturday, November 20
Haydn: Trio in G, No. 31J Bolcom: "Whisper Moon"; Bartok: "Contrasts"; Brahms: Trio in C minor, Op. 101.
Handel's "Messiah".....Friday & Saturday, December 3 & 4,
(aft.) Sunday, December 5
University Choral Union, Interlochen Orchestra, Kathryn Bouleyn, soprano, Lili Chookasian, contralto, Vinson Cole, tenor, Simon Estes, bass, Donald Bryant, conductor.
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet . . (sold out) Thursday, Friday, Saturday, The Pittsburgh Ballet December 16, 17, 18
Verdi's La Traviata--Canadian Opera Company .... Sunday, January 9
JeanPierre Rampal, Flutist.....(sold out) Friday, January 14
Prague Chamber Orchestra........Saturday, January IS
Michael Ponti, Pianist.........Tuesday, January 25
Beethoven: Eroica Variations, Op. 35; Chopin: Sonata in Bflat minor; Scriabin: Three Preludes, Op. 35, Satanic Poem, Op. 36; Rachmaninoff: Sonata in Bflat minor, Op. 36.
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