Complete Series: 4047
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University Mi
The University o Michigan
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
Wednesday Evening, February 23, 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.
Sixth Annual Choice Series, Power Center
Complete Programs 4047
THE LARK ASCENDING
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams ("The Lark Ascending," Romance for Violin and Orchestra)
Costumes by Bea Feitler Lighting by Chenault Spence
Jodi Moccia Warren Spears Alistair Butler Michihiko Oka
Beth Shorter Carl Paris Sarita Allen Sergio Cal Dianne Maroney Elbert Watson Marla Bingham Melvin Jones
To Vaughan Williams, with his intense love of the English countryside that he knew in his youth, the lark represented the heart's rapture and the soul's aspiration. A miniature violin concerto in all but name, the composer called it a "Romance" when he completed it in 1920, after beginning it before war broke out in 1914. The violin rises and soars aloft above a delicate orchestral accompaniment; there's a short folksonglike middle section, and then the soloist again takes wing. Some lines from a poem by George Meredith are inscribed on the score and aptly define the music's rhapsodic character:
"Singing till his heaven fills, Tis love of earth that he instills And ever winging up and up,
Our valley is his golden cup And he the wine which overflows To lift us with him as he goes."
(from Poems and Lyrics of the Joys of Earth)--Noel Goodwin
Performed by permission of Oxford University Press, Inc.
(First performance May 1971, New York City) For all Black women everywhere--especially our mothers.
Choreography by Alvin Ailey
Music by Alice Coltrane ("Something About John Coltrane"),
Laura Nyro ("Been on a Train") The Voices of East Harlem ("Right On, Be Free")
Lighting by Chenault Spence Donna Wood
Used with the permission of the publisher, Really Together Music
(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
Women.....Marla Bingham, Beth Shorter, Sarita Allen,
Hunters . Carl Paris, Charles Adams, Marvin Tunney, Alistair Butler
CROSSWORD (Season Premiere)
Choreography by Jennifer Muller
Music by Burt Alcantara Scenic Design and Costumes by Randy Barcelo
Lighting Design by Richard Nelson Puzzles: Steve Bornstein and Kate Hanenberg
Scenic Supervisor: David Chapman Choreographic Assistants: Angeline Wolf, Christopher Pilafian, John Preston
In order of appearance Dudley Williams Donna Wood
No. 2: Peter Woodin A: Beth Shorter QP: Alistair Butler
U: Maria Bingham E: Michelle Simmons T: Ulysses Dove
S: Masazumi Chaya I: Mari Kajiwara 0: Tina Yuan
N: Warren Spears IZ: Sarita Allen N: Carl Paris G: Marvin Tunney
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 IS, 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).
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. S.
Friday: Smetana: "From Bohemia's Meadows and Groves"; Mussorgsky: Excerpts from Boris Godunov; Boito: Prologue to Mefistojele (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 Chloi" 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, 7642S38