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UMS Concert Program, March 4, 1977: Czech State Orchestra, Brno -- Jiri Waldhans

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Concert: Ninth
Complete Series: 4050
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Czech State Orchestra, Brno
Musical Director and Conductor
Friday Evening, March 4, 1977, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
"Initials".................JiRi Pauer
(6. 1919)
Symphony No. 8 in G major, OP. 88..........Dvorak
Allegro con brio Adagio
Allegro gracioso
Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No. 3...............Martinu
Allegro poco moderate) Largo
and Orion Records.
The final conceit in this series is Sunday afternoon, March 20, at 2:30, when Aldo Ceccato conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the University Choral Union, and soloists in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.
Ninth Concert Ninetyeighth Annual Choral Union Scries Complete Programs IO'iO
About the Orchestra
The Czech State Orchestra was originally formed as the Czech Radio Orchestra in Brno, the city of famed Czech composer, Leos Janacek, and achieved fame through its numerous radio broadcasts and frequent recordings, many of which are now collector's items. Twenty years ago the orchestra was reorganized under [anacek's colleague, Bretislav Bakala, and since then, as the Czech State Orchestra, has attained even greater eminence as one of the world's finest ensembles. It has performed with great success in Poland, the Soviet Union, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Great Britain, and in 1973 launched its first tour of the United States in Carnegie Hall's International Festival of Visiting Orchestras. Its second United States tour begins with tonight's concert in Ann Arbor.
Jiri Waldhans was born in 1923 in Brno, where he studied conducting at the Brno Conservatory. Me became Musical Director and Chief Conductor of the Czech State Orchestra in 1961, building and expanding the orchestra into the exceptional USmember symphonic group that it is today. Mr. Waldhans is a regular participant in the international Prague Spring Festival, and is also a professor at the Brno Conservatory and at the Janacek Academy of Arts.
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 gener?ously donates his artistry as he conducts this exceptional 100member student orchestra in the following program:
Beethoven: Lconore 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 eve?ning. Adding to the enjoyment of the evening will be dancing to the music of a 3piece combo.
Tickels arc available at Burton Tower or by mail:
SL'.j includes a main floor concert ticket and reception ticket.
Concert tickets at 58 (main floor); S7 (first balcony); SG 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
[erome 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 Numberg; 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 Codunov; Boito: Prologue to Mefistofele (Hines and Festival Chorus).
Saturday: Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major; Barber: Andromache's Farewell; Verdi: "Pace, pace, inii) Dio" from La Forza del destino (Arroyo); Ravel: "Daphnis ct Chloe" Suite No. 2. Single concert tickets available, from SI to S1U.
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phones: 0653717, 7642538

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