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UMS Concert Program, October 21, 1978: Julian Bream And John Williams --

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Season: Centennial
Concert: Fifteenth
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Julian Bream and John Williams
Saturday Evening, October 21, 1978, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Pavan and Galliard...........John Johnson
(d. 1595)
Partie Polonaise (originally for two lutes) . . . Georg Philipp Telemann Ouverture Rigaudon (1681-1767)
Harlequinade Combattans
Le Ris Gigue
Tombeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy.....Sylvius Weiss
Caprice, No. 24...........Niccolo Paganini
John Williams (1782-1840)
Fantasie for Two Guitars, Op. 54........Fernando Sor
Andante; andantino (1778-1839)
Allegro: dans le genre espagnol
Theme and Variations (from Op. 18)......Johannes Brahms
Mr. Bream: RCA Records. Mr. Williams: Columbia, Everest, Westminster Records. Centennial Season -Fifteenth Concert Special Concert
Dolly, Op. 56.............Gabriel Faure
Berceuse Kitty-Valse (1845-1924)
Mi-a-ou Tendresse
Le Jardin de Dolly Le Pas espagnol
Four Studies...........Heitor Villa-Lobos
Julian Bream (1887-1959)
Three Sketches for Two Guitars.......R. Smith Brindle
(b. 1920)
Golliwog's Cake-Walk I..........Claude Debussy
Clair de lune J (1862-1918)
About the Artists
Julian Bream, one of the most distinctive and sought-after artists of our time, occupies a pre-eminent position in the world of guitar. Born in London in 1933, he made his professional debut in 1947, and that same year met Segovia, whose influence and encouragement was to have a profound effect on him. Today, Mr. Bream tours almost every country of the world, spending three or four weeks annually in the United States since his first North American tour in 1958. As well as inspiring and encouraging composers, many of whom have written works especially for him and some of which he himself commissioned, Mr. Bream gives practical support to instrument-makers whose work he admires and respects, providing workshops at his Wiltshire home where guitars, lutes, and harpsichords have been made. He has organized his own summer arts festival there, where he greatly enjoys performing chamber music with friends and colleagues.
Mr. Bream's many recordings have won some of the highest awards in the industry. They include six awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, two Grammy Awards (1963 and 1966), and two Edison Awards (1968 and 1974) for the best record of the year.
John 'Williams, born in Australia in 1941, moved with his family in 1952 to London, where he was taken to meet Segovia who gave him lessons and recommended a full musical education. Following his debut in London's Wigmore Hall in 1958, Mr. Williams gave triumphant debuts throughout Europe, and in 1962 made a highly acclaimed tour of the Soviet Union. The following year brought debuts in Japan and the United States, and he has since toured frequently throughout the world. Several composers have written works especially for him, including the Spanish composer, Moreno-Torroba, the English composer, Stephen Dodgson, and Andre Previn, whose Guitar Con?certo Mr. Williams premiered in 1971.
Tonight's recital by these two eminent guitarists constitutes an outstanding musical event. We welcome Mr. Williams in his Ann Arbor debut, and Mr. Bream as he makes his sixth Ann Arbor appearance.
Coming Events in Hill Auditorium
Fred Waring with the Young Pennsylvanians.....November 9
Handel's "Messiah"...........December 1, 2, 3
Andres Segovia, Guitarist...........February 17
Festival of Russian Dance...........March 24
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
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