Complete Series: 4064
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Thursday Evening, July 7, 1977, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Organ Choral Prelude in G minor.........BachBusoni
Toccata and Fugue in D minor.........BachSandor
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17...........Schumann
Durchaus fantastisch Massig; durchaus energisch Langsam getragen
Scherzo No. 2 in Dflat major, Op. 31.........Chopin
Two Preludes (Book II)............Debussy
La Terrace des audiences de clair de lune
First Concert Summer Fare Series, 1977 Complete Programs 4064
About the Artist
Gyorgy Sandor, acknowledged today as one of the world's leading masters of great virtuoso piano playing, has received high critical acclaim in a career which has spanned six continents. Born in Hungary, he received his musical training at the Liszt Conservatory in Budapest, where he studied piano with Bela Bartok and composition with Zoltan Kodaly. His close personal relationships with his fellow Hungarian countrymen led to several milestone events--the world premiere of Bartok's monumental Third Piano Concerto, performed shortly after the composer's death; performance of all three of the Bartok Piano Concertos in 1970 (in honor of the twentyfifth anniversary of the composer's death); and, in 1976, the first concert performance of the entire "Mikrokosmos" in New York's Town Hall.
This past season Mr. Sandor made a very successful "residency" tour with seven orchestras, performing concerts of Rachmaninoff, Bartok, Beethoven, and Liszt. He has also given recitals recently in Mexico City and Guadalajara, and next month will perform the ten Violin and Piano Sonatas of Beethoven with Henryk Szeryng at the Beethoven Festival in Mexico City.
Mr. Sandor first performed in Ann Arbor during the 19S8 May Festival. Three years later he joined the faculty of the University School of Music as head of the doctoral program in piano performance and since that time has made nine appearances in Ann Arbor under Musical Society auspices. His most recent performance was with the University Symphony Orchestra at the 1976 Benefit Concert--the Beethoven "Emperor" Concerto under Yehudi Menuhin's baton.
Continuing Summer Fare
Byron Janis, Pianist..........Monday, July 11
Music of Schumann, Schubert, Chopin, Copland, Gottschalk.
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Soprano.......Monday July 18
German Lieder--Schubert and Wolf.
Theodore Lettvin, Pianist........Tuesday, July 26
Music of Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin.
Tickets at $3.50, $5, $6.50.
197778 Concert Season
Choral Union Series: Beverly Sills, Soprano; Soviet Georgian Dancers and Tbilisi Polyphonic Choir (replacing Moscow Philharmonic); Philharmonia Hungaria Reinhard Peters; Lazar Berman, Pianist; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Edo de Waart; National Orchestra of Brazil Isaac Karabtchewsky; Rudolf Serkin, Pianist; Leontyne Price, Soprano; Baltimore Symphony Orches?tra Sergiu Comissiona; Bavarian Symphony Orchestra of Munich Rafael Kubelik.
Choice Series: Murray Louis Dance Company; George Shearing Quintet; The Hoofers--a Jazz Tap Happening; The Pennsylvania Ballet; Ballet Folklorico Mexicano; Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre-"Nutcracker"; Jose Molina Bailes Espanoles; Canadian Opera Company--Rossini's Barber of Seville; Hungarian Folk Ballet and Gypsy Orchestra; Eliot Feld Ballet; Nikolais Dance Theatre.
Chamber Arts Series: Beaux Arts Trio; Suk Trio; Concord String Quartet; Ensemble for Early Music (replacing Freiburg Soloists); Camarata Orchestra of Salzburg Antonio Janigro; French String Trio and Michel Debost, Flutist; Orpheus Chamber Ensemble and The Festival Chorus; Amadeus String Quartet.
Debut Recital Series: Murray Perahia, Pianist; Mirella Freni, Soprano; Aleksander Slobodyanik, Pianist; KyungWha Chung, Violinist.
Asian Series: Penca (The Art of SelfDefense) and Topeng Babakan (Masked Dance), West Java; Thovil, Sri Lanka; Okinawan Folk Dancers.
Series orders now being accepted, filled in sequence, and mailed in September; single concert tickets will be available after Labor Day.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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