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UMS Concert Program, February 22, 1977: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -- Alvin Ailey

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Day
22
Month
February
Year
1977
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Concert: Fifteenth
Complete Series: 4046
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical 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
Tuesday Evening, February 22, 1977, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The three performances Riven 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.
Fifteenth Program Sixth Annual Choice Series, Power Center Complete Programs 4046
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
Sarita Allen Dudley Williams
Enid Britten Estelle Spurlock Beth Shorter Mari Kajiwara
Jodi Moccia Marvin Tunney Elbert Watson Peter Woodin
Ulysses Dove Masazumi Chaya Carl Paris
Second Movement
Sarita Allen Melvin Jones
and Company
Third Movement
Sarita Allen Dudley Williams
and Company
In 195S, Duke Ellington was commissioned to write a piece to be played by the Symphony of the Air in concert with his orchestra. "Night Creature" was the outcome, and it was subsequently performed not only by the Symphony of the Air, but also by the symphonies of Buffalo, Detroit and New Haven, as well as by the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. In 1963, the first and second move?ments were recorded with the Stockholm Symphony, and the third movement with the Paris Symphony.
By arrangement with Tempo Music, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.
COUNTDOWN
(First performance in New York City, 1966, and performed tonight for the first time by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.)
Choreorgaphy by Rudy Perez
Music, French Traditional ("Songs of the Auvergne") Arr. by Joseph Canteloube; Sung by Madeleine Grey
Lighting by Chenault Spence
Clive Thompson
INTERMISSION
BLOOD MEMORIES (First Performance, December 9, 1976, New York City)
Choreography by Donald McKayle Music Composed and Orchestrated by Howard Roberts
Lyrics by Maureen Meloy Scenic Design by Vittorio Capecce
Costumes by Hugh Sherrer Lighting and Projections by Chenault Spence
"I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers."
From "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by
--Langston Hughes
THE NILE
Tributaries . . Sarita Allen, Enid Britten, Mari Kajiwara, Maria Bingham, Beth Shorter,
Estelle Spurlock, Tina Yuan, Jodi Moccia
Fecundity...................Donna Wood
We Two.....Clive Thompson, Enid Britten and Estelle Spurlock, Tina Yuan,
Mari Kajiwara, Sarita Allen, Jodi Moccia, Maria Bingham
Ceremony......Charles Adams, Masazumi Chaya, Ulysses Dove, Carl Paris,
Warren Spears, Marvin Tunney
How Wonderful Is God . . Dudley Williams and Jodi Moccia, Estelle Spurlock, Tina Yuan, Beth Shorter, Mari Kajiwara, Maria Bingham, Sarita Allen, Enid Britten
THE MISSISSIPPI
Estuary...................Donna Wood
River Holler........Charles Adams, Masazumi Chaya, Ulysses Dove,
Carl Paris, Warren Spears, Marvin Tunney
A Hand of Cotch and A Hock of Ham.....Dudley Williams, Clive Thompson,
Estelle Spurlock and The Company
Delta Flood.....Sarita Allen, Enid Britten, Mari Kajiwara, Maria Bingham,
Beth Shorter, Estelle Spurlock, Tina Yuan, Jodi Moccia
Levee Blues.................Dudley Williams
Migration.........Mari Kajiwara, Charles Adams, Ulysses Dove,
Masazumi Chaya, Marvin Tunney
THE HARLEM
Captured Waters . . . Donna Wood and Estelle Spurlock, Enid Britten, Maria Bingham
Tar Beach...............Jodi Moccia, Carl Paris
Epilogue......Clive Thompson and Sarita Allen, Beth Shorter, Tina Yuan
Moving . . . Charles Adams, Masazumi Chaya, Ulysses Dove, Carl Paris, Warren Spears,
Marvin Tunney, Sarita Allen, Beth Shorter, Tina Yuan, Jodi Moccia
BLOOD MEMORIES
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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 15
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 Niirnberg; 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 Mefistofele (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 Chloe" Suite No. 2.
Series of four concerts: $38, S28, $20, S16, 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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