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UMS Concert Program, February 20, 1978: Eliot Feld Ballet --

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Concert: Seventeenth
Complete Series: 4108
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Eliot Feld Ballet
Helen Douglas Mona Elgh Eliot Feld Michaela Hughes
Brian Jameson Kate Johnson Charles Kennedy Edmund LaFosse Barry Leon Remus Marcu Linda Miller
Gregory Mitchell George Montalbano Elizabeth Nesi Mary Randolph Christine Sarry Jeff Satinoff Gwynn Taylor
Peter Longiaru, Pianist John H. Paull III, Production Stage Manager Cora Cahan, Administrator
Monday Evening, February 20, 1978, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Choreography by Eliot Feld Costumes by STANLEY Simmons
Music by Serge PROKOFIEFF Lighting by Thomas Skf.lton
(Concerto 5 for Piano and Orchestra)
I Jeff Satinoff
Mona Elgh, Kate Johnson, Linda Miller, Elizabeth Nesi, Mary Randolph, Gwynn Taylor
II Christine Sarry, Gregory Mitchell
III Linda Miller, George Montalbano
Mona Elgh, Kate Johnson, Mary Randolph, Gwynn Taylor, Brian Jameson, Charles Kennedy, Remus Marcu
Seventeenth Program Seventh Annual Choice Series, Power Center Complete Programs 410S
IV Michaela Hughes, Gregory Mitchell, Jeff Satinoff
Mona Elgh, Michaela Hughes, Linda Miller, Mary Randolph,
Christine Sarry, Gwynn Taylor
Brian Jameson, Charles Kennedy, Remus Marcu, Gregory Mitchell, George Montalbano, Jeff Satinoff
I N T I. K M I S S I (I N
Choreography by Eliot Fkld Music by Albert Roussel Scenery by Ming Cho Lee
Costume by Kim Lighting by Thomas Skelton
Danced by Helen Douglas (Pause)
Choreography by Eliot Feld Costumes by Frank Thompson
Music by Emmanuel Ckabrier (Fete Polonaise)
Christine Sarry Michaela Hughes Linda Miller Jeff Satinoff George Montalbano Remus Marcu
Choreography by Ki.iot Fkld Music by Ludwic van Beethoven (Irish and Scottish Folk Songs)
Orchestration by Sol Berkowitz Costumes by VVilla Kim Light ing by Thomas Skelton
Christine Sarky Linda Miller Edmund LaFosse Jeff Satinoff Gregory Mitchell Eliot Feld
Mona Elgh, Kate Johnson, Elizabeth Nesi, Mary Randolph, Gwynn Taylor, Brian Jameson, Charles Kennedy, Barry Leon, Remus Marcu
Musical Note: Most of Beethoven's folk song arrangements, which number more than one hundredseventy all told, were commissioned by George Thomson (17571839), for many years secretary to the "Board for the Encouragement of Arts and Manufactures in Scotland," who saw it as his life's work to collect Scottish, Irish, and Welsh folk songs. He enlisted the aid of distinguished poets (Bunts, Lord Byron, Hogg, Scott) and well known composers (Haydn, Koseluh, I'lcycl, and Beethoven). Beethoven accepted this work from 1S09 until 1823 in order to improve his financial position. In view of the simplicity of existing melodies, Beethoven was careful to keep as much variety to the ritornclli and accompaniments. Thus he often took a potent motive from the melody and developed it to both the prelude and postlude to a song. Sometimes he illustrated the meaning of the words with melodic figures of symbolic significance. These songs were originally scored for violin, cello, and piano. The company is dancing to a special orchestration by Sol Berkowitz for chamber orchestra.
Ye Shepherds of This Pleasant Vale
Music, Love and Wine
Behold My Love How Green the Groves
The Pulse of an Irishman
Peggy's Daughter
Put Round the Bright Wine
Could This 111 World Have Been Contrived Sally in Our Alley Duncan Grey Charlie is My Darling Come Fill, Fill My Good Fellow Since Greybeards Inform Us That Youth Will Decay
About the Company
Organized in 1973, the Eliot Feld Ballet serves as the resident dance company of the New York Shakespeare Festival, and toured Mexico, Central and South America as the United States' official cultural presentation in Latin America during the Bicentennial year. It has also performed for network television in the "Live at Wolf Trap" series, and in the Public Broadcasting Service project, "Dance for Camera." The company's studio and headquarters are located on lower Broadway in New York City, as is its New Ballet School, where free classes will be offered to New York City school children.
Acclaimed as "the most talented classic choreographer of his generation anywhere in the world," Eliot Feld is a native of Brooklyn who joined the Broadway cast of West Side Story at age sixteen and appeared as BabyJohn in the film version. He danced on the Gary Moore and Ed Sullivan television shows, and appeared on Broad?way in Can Get It For You Wholesale and Fiddler on the Rooj. A former member of the American Ballet Theater and the American Ballet Company, he has chore?ographed twentyfive ballets since 1967 for companies such as the Royal Danish Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Swedish Ballet, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
The Eliot Feld Ballet's visit to Ann Arbor this week comprises a halfweek dance residency including three concert performances and a master class in the University Dance Department, with support from the Xational Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts.
The activties of the Eliot Feld Ballet have been made possible in part by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Shubcrl Foundation, The Mellon Foundation, and with public funds from the New York Slate Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
This is an Encore Company Club night
Encore is the membership organization of the Musical Society. Members of the new Company Club are communityoriented businesses whose generous support helps bridge the gap between ticket revenue and the everincreasing cost of presenting the performing arts. Ten performances are designated this season to honor them and their employees.
Tonight we especially recognize the newest member of Encore Company Club:
F. Jos. Lamb Company of Warren, Michigan
Philippe Entremont, Pianist
(replacing Lazar Bcrman, originally scheduled last November) Saturday, April 1, at 8:30 in Hill Auditorium
Bach: Partita No. 1 in Bflat major Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op. 28 ("Pastorale") Chopin: Nocturne in Dtlat, Op. 27, No. 2; Scherzo No. 2 Ravel: Sonatine; Gaspard de la nuit
All tickets for the Berman recital will be honored on April 1; additional tickets are available from $4 to $10.
Eliot Feld Ballet..........Tuesday, February 21
Choreographed by Feld: The Real McCoy (Gershwin); Mazurka (Chopin); The Consort (Dowland and anonymous composers).
Eliot Feld Ballet.........Wednesday, February 22
Choreographed by Feld: Harbinger (Prokofiev) ; Santa Fe Saga (Gould) ; The Consort (Dow?land and anonymous composers) ; A Footstep of Air (Beethoven).
Carlos Montoya, Guitarist.......Thursday, February 23
Aleksander Slobodyanik, Pianist......Saturday, February 25
Thovil, Sri Lanka...... .... Wednesday, March 1
Baltimore Symphony OrchestraComissiona . . . Sunday, March 19
Nikolais Dance Theatre.......Tuesday & Wednesday
March 21 & 22
KyungWha Chung, Violinist.......Thursday, March 23
Orpheus Chamber EnsembleFestival Chorus . . . Saturday, March 25
Qawwali Music from Pakistan.......Tuesday, March 28
(replacing Okinawan Dancers).
Philippe Entremont, Pianist........Saturday, April 1
Amadeus String Quartet.........Thursday, April 6
Bavarian Symphony OrchestraKubelik.....Saturday, April 8
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major
May Festival.............April 2730
(Series tickets no longer available because of unprecedented early sales.)
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