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UMS Concert Program, February 21, 1977: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey

UMS Concert Program, February 21, 1977: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image UMS Concert Program, February 21, 1977: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image UMS Concert Program, February 21, 1977: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image UMS Concert Program, February 21, 1977: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey image
Day
21
Month
February
Year
1977
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Concert: Fourteenth
Complete Series: 4045
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Universi
usical Society
The University of Michigan
Presents
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
ALVIN AILEY, Artistic Director
CHARLES ADAMS -SARITA ALLEN -MARLA BINGHAM -ENID BRITTEN
ALISTAIR BUTLER -SERGIO CAL -MASAZUMI CHAYA -ULYSSES DOVE
JUDITH JAMISON -MELVIN JONES -MARI KAJIWARA -DIANNE MARONEY
JODI MOCCIA -MICHIHIKO OKA -CARL PARIS -BETH SHORTER
MICHELLE SIMMONS -WARREN SPEARS -ESTELLE SPURLOCK
CLIVE THOMPSON -MARVIN TUNNEY -ELBERT WATSON DUDLEY WILLIAMS -DONNA WOOD -PETER WOODIN -TINA YUAN
On leave of absence
Mary Barnett, Rehearsal Director
Monday Evening, February 21, 1977, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The three performances given this week by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comprise a halfweek dance residency, receiving support from the National Endowment for the Arts, with the cooperation of the Michigan Council for the Arts.
Fourteenth Program Sixth Annual Choice Series, Power Center Complete Programs 4045
NIGHT CREATURE
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Music by Duke Ellington ("Night Creature")
Costumes by Jane Greenwood Lighting by Chenault Spence
"Night creatures, unlike stars, do not come out at night--they come on, each thinking that before the night is out he or she will be the star."
--Duke Ellington
First Movement
Tina Yuan Ulysses Dove
Enid Britten Estelle Spurlock Beth Shorter Mari Kajiwara
Jodi Moccia Marvin Tunney Elbert Watson Peter Woodin
Alistair Butler Masazumi Chaya Carl Paris
Second Movement
Tina Yuan Melvin Jones
and Company
Third Movement
Tina Yuan Ulysses Dove
and Company
By arrangement with Tempo Music, Inc., publisher and copyright owner
HOBO SAPIENS (First Performance, December 7, 1976, N.Y.C.)
Choreography by George Faison Music by Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston Decor by Irving Milton Duke Lighting by Shirley Prendergast
Carl Paris
1 Stevie Wonder: "Pastime Paradise," "If It's Magic," "Blame It On The Sun" Billy Preston: "Nothing From Nothing"
INTERMISSION
GAZELLE (New Production--First Performance, April 4,1971, N.Y.C.)
"Dedicated To The Free Spirit In All Of Us"
Choreography by George Faison
Music by David Newman, Art Blakey, and Yusef Lateef Costumes by George Faison Lighting by Shirley Prendergast
Gazelle...............Tina Yuan
Women .... Beth Shorter, Estelle Spurlock, Marla Bingham,
Sarita Allen
Hunters .... Warren Spears, Charles Adams, Alistair Butler,
Marvin Tunney
intermission
REVELATIONS (First Performance January 1960, New York. City)
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Music: Traditional
Decor and Costumes by Ves Harper
Lighting by Nicola Cernovitch
(All arrangements by Howard Roberts unless otherwise noted)
"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."
This suite explores motivations and emotions of American Negro religious music which, like its heir the blues, takes many forms--true spirituals with their sustained melodies, songsermons, gospel songs and holy blues--songs of trouble, of love, of deliverance.
"Spirituals sing of woe triumphantly, knowing well that all rivers will be crossed and the Promised Land is just beyond the stream. The Spirituals ask no pity for their words ride on the strongest of melodies, the melody of faith. That is why there is joy in their singing, peace in their music, and strength in their soul."
--Langston Hughes
PILGRIM OF SORROW
I Been Buked............The Company
Arranged by Hall Johnson
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel .... Elbert Watson, Sarita Allen,
Michelle Simmons Arranged by James Miller
Fix Me Jesus........Estelle Spurlock, Ulysses Dove
Arranged by Hall Johnson
TAKE ME TO THE WATER
Processional .... Sarita Allen, Masazumi Chaya, Charles Adams,
Alistair Butler
Wading in the Water . . Mari Kajiwara, Clive Thompson, Donna Wood "Wading in the Water" sequence by Ella Jenkins. "A Man Went Down to the River" is an original composition by Ella Jenkins.
I Want to be Ready..........Clive Thompson
Arranged by James Miller
MOVE, MEMBERS, MOVE
Sinner Man......Carl Paris, Sergio Cal, Michihiko Oka
The Day is Past and Gone.........The Company
You May Run On...........The Company
Arranged by Brother John Sellers and Howard Roberts
Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham......The Company
COMING EVENTS
JeanPierre Rampal.........Friday, February 25
Yamini Krishnamurti, South Indian Dancer .... Monday, February 28
Czech State Orchestra, Brno........Friday, March 4
(replacing Czech Philharmonic)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G major; Martinu: Symphony No. 3 Janos Starker, Cellist..........Monday, March 14
Boccherini: Adagio and Allegro from Sonata in A major; Brahms: Sonata in D major,
Op. 78; Kodaly: Sonata for unaccompanied cello, Op. 8.
Masked DanceDrama of Korea......Wednesday, March 16
Detroit Symphony OrchestraChoral UnionSoloists . . Sunday, March 20
Aldo Ceccato conducts Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"; Benita Valente, Soprano; Elaine
Bonazzi, Contralto; Seth McCoy, Tenor; Ara Berberian, Bass. Frans Brueggen, Flute & Recorder .... (sold out) Tuesday, March 22
Yugoslav National Folk Ballet.......Thursday, March 24
Osipov Balalaika Orchestra........Saturday, March 26
Third Annual Benefit Concert........Friday, April IS
Guarneri String Quartet.....(sold out) Saturday & Sunday
April 16 & 17
Third Annual Benefit Concert and Reception
for the University Musical Society and School of Music
Eugene Ormandy, Guest Artist
conducting The University Symphony Orchestra
Friday, April 15, at 8:30, in Hill Auditorium
Continuing the precedent set in 1975 by Mstislav Rostropovich and continued last year by Yehudi Menuhin and Gyorgy Sandor, Maestro Ormandy most generously donates his artistry as he conducts this exceptional 100member student orchestra in the following program:
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Debussy: Two Nocturnes -"Nuages" and "Fetes" Respighi: "The Pines of Rome"
A reception in the Michigan League to "Meet the Artist" will follow the concert for those wishing to make an additional contribution to this unique benefit evening. Adding to the enjoyment of the evening will be dancing to the music of a 3piece combo.
Tickets are available at Burton Tower or by mail:
$25 includes a main floor concert ticket and reception ticket.
Concert tickets at $8 (main floor) ; $7 (first balcony) ; $6 and $4 (second balcony).
May Festival
Four concerts -April 27, 28, 29, 30
The Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy, Conductor The Festival Chorus Jindrich Rohan, Conductor Gary Graffman, Pianist Norman Carol, Violinist
Jerome Hines, Basso Martina Arroyo, Soprano
Wednesday: AllRachmaninoff: "The Isle of the Dead"; Piano Concerto No. 2 (Graffman); Sym?phonic Dances.
Thursday: Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (Carol) ; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5.
Friday: Smetana: "From Bohemia's Meadows and Groves"; Mussorgsky: Excerpts from Boris Godunov; Boito: Prologue to Mefistofcle (Hines and Festival Chorus).
Saturday: Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major; Barber: Andromache's Farewell; Verdi: "Pace, pace, mio Dio" from La Forza del destino (Arroyo); Ravel: "Daphnis et Chlo6" Suite No. 2.
Series of four concerts: $38, $28. $20, $16, and $12 Single concert tickets available in March, from $4 to $12.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phones: 6653717, 7642538

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