Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Tuesday Evening, July 11, 1978, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM Fantasy in C minor, K. 47S...........Mozart
Sonata in C minor, K. 457............Mozart
Allegro Adagio Allegro
Sonata in Eflat major, Op. 81a ("Les Adieux").....Beethoven
Adagio; allegro Andante cspressivo Vivacissimamente
Sonata in D major, K. 311............Mozart
Andante espressivo Rondo allegro
Sonata in F minor, Op. 57...........Beethoven
Andante con moto
Allegro, ma non troppo
RCA Records Second Concert Summer Fare Series, 1978 Centennial Season
About the Artist
Emanuel Ax, young PolishAmerican pianist, was catapulted into the limelight in September 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. In addition, he has won the coveted Michaels Award, presented by Young Concert Artists, and prizes in Warsaw's Chopin, Belgium's Queen Elisabeth, and Lisbon's Vienna da Motta competitions. After winning the Michaels Award in 1975, Mr. Ax began his concert tours across the United States where he has per?formed in nearly every major city. He regularly performs with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphonies of Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and St. Louis, as well as with the London Philharmonic and the New Philharmonia Orchestras. He has toured Central and South America extensively and has given European recitals in Munich and Vienna. His activities this year include a tour of England and Germany, performances and recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and appearances with the Guarneri Quartet at Alice Tully Hall.
Mr. Ax has recorded five albums for RCA, with whom he maintains an exclusive contract. His allBeethoven album was named by Time Magazine as one of the "five best recordings of the year," while Stereo Review proclaimed his recording of the Dvorak Quintet, with the Cleveland Quartet, to be the Record of the Year 1977. His other albums include an allChopin recital, a sampler of works by Liszt and Chopin, and a recentlyreleased recital of Ravel's music.
Tonight's recital is Mr. Ax's first appearance in Ann Arbor.
Continuing Summer Fare
Gyorgy Sandor, Pianist, and
Henryk Szeryng, Violinist......Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
July 24, 26, 28
Three concerts in which these artists will perform all
ten of the Beethoven Piano and Violin Sonatas.
Maureen Forrester, Contralto.......Monday, August 7
Tickets available at $1.00, $5.50, and $7.00.
100th Concert Season--19781979
Choral Union Scries: Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist; Emil Gilels, Pianist; Nathan Milstein, Violinist; English Chamber OrchestraVladimir Ashkenazy; Isaac Stern, Violinist; Moscow PhilharmonicDmitri Kitaienko; NDR Symphony of HamburgZdenek Macal; Nicolai Ghiaurov, Basso; Detroit Symphony OrchestraAntal Doratt, Ilse von Alpenheim ; Cleveland OrchestraLorin Maazel.
Choice Series: Alvin Ailey Dancers; Martha Graham Dance Company; Viennese Gala; Dimitri, ClownMime; Fred Waring Show; Tchaikovsky's .VMfcracfcerPiTTSBUROH Ballet Theatre; Play of Daniel; Mozart's Marriage of FigaroCxNADlATl Opera Company; Bul?garian Folk Ensemble; Paul Taylor Dance Company; Los Angeles Ballet.
Chamber Arts Series: Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society; Belgrade Chamber Orches?traLynn Harrell; II Divertimento; New Irish Chamber OrchestraAndre Prieur, James Galway; The Philidor Trio; Les Menestrels ; Guarneri String Quartet; Nether?lands Wind Ensemble.
Debut & Encore Recital Series: Eugene Fodor, Violinist; Murray Perahia, Pianist; Judith Bi.ec.en, Soprano; Paul BaduraSkoda, Pianist.
Asian Series: Bugaku, Japan; Aspects of Peking Opera; Yakshagana, South India.
Series orders (except Choral Union) now being accepted, filled in sequence, and mailed in September; single concerts will be available September 5.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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