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UMS Concert Program, March 13, 1979: Los Angeles Ballet -- John Clifford

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Concert: Fiftyseventh
Complete Series: Eighth Annual Choice
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

Los Angeles Ballet
JOHN CLIFFORD, Artistic Director
Cynthia Arata, Jennifer Barton, Ellen Bauer, Dianne Brace,
James Perry Brown, John Clifford, Nancy Davis, Diane Dickson,
Diane Diefenderfer, Richard Fritz, Malcolm Grant, Anne Horrigan,
Rodney Jenkins, Johnna Kirkland, James Lane, Peter LewtonBrain,
Jana Malloy, Juliana Mathewson, Kolleen McQuillen, Reid Olson,
David Rodriguez, Dana Shwarts, Georges Vargas
Costumes by Ardeth
Lighting by Joseph Gunches
Music Director: Dr. Clyde Allen
Tuesday Evening, March 13, 1979, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The three concerts this week by the Los Angeles Ballet comprise a residency under the Dance Touring Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts.
Centennial Season -Fiftyseventh Concert Eighth Annual Choice Series
Music: Johannes Brahms Choreography: John Clifford
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Opus 56a, 566
Premiere: December 15, 1973
The ballet is abstract in style and essentially classic in character. It has been danced as a Pas de Six, then as a Pas de Neuf. For this tour the ballet has been further expanded to include three more dancers making it a Pas de Douze.
Nancy Davis Kolleen McQuillen Dana Shwarts
James Lane Reid Olson Richard Fritz
Dianne Brace, Diane Dickson, Diane Diefenderfer, James Perry Brown, Rodney Jenkins, Georges Vargas
Music: Louis Gottsciialk Choreography: George Balanchine
Grand Tarantella for Piano and Orchestra
Premiere: January 7, 1964
A popular folk dance of Southern Italy from the city of Taranto. In the 14th Century it was believed dancing until exhausted would cure the bite of the poisonous tarantula spider. It is danced by couples. Coralli choreographed a ballet in 1839 based upon the folk dance. It has been interpolated into a number of major ballets including the Second Act of "Swan Lake" and in Bournonville's "Napoli."
Ellen Bauer John Clifford
Music: Antonin Dvorak Choreography: John Clifford
Serenade for Strings in E
Premiere: August 10, 1975
A rustic meeting of four couples who dance with and for each other.
Dana Shwarts Johnna Kirkland
Richard Fritz Reid Olson
Kolleen McQuillen, Juliana Mathewson, David Rodriguez, Georges Vargas
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: John Clifford
Serenade Melancholique; Grand Polonaise from "Eugene Oncgin"; Russian Dance from "Swan Lake," Symphony No. 3, 1st Movement
Premiere: September 11, 1977
The title of the ballet literally means "Large Russian Step," and is a suite of four movements which pays homage to the great 19th century choreographer, Marius Petipa, and the style of classical ballet unique to the Russian School. "Serenade Melancholique" is a romantic pas de deux for a man and an idealized woman, very popular in Bolshoi Gala performances. The "Grand Polonaise" is an example of the demicharacter court dance found in almost every fulllength classical ballet. The "Russian Dance," originally from "Swan Lake" is usually omitted in performance, and is a display piece for the grand style of dancing often associated with Russian ballerinas. The Finale is a culmination of technique and choreography that originated in Czarist Russia, but has been nurtured and developed in the West, taking us from the 19th century to the present.
Cynthia Arata, Jennifer Barton, Ellen Bauer, Dianne Brace, Diane Diefenderfer,
Anne Horrigan, Jana Malloy, Juliana Mathewson, James Perry Brown,
Malcolm Grant, Rodney Jenkins, Peter LewtonBrain, Reid Olson,
David Rodriguez, Georges Vargas
III Dana Shwarts
James Perry Brown, Malcolm Grant, Rodney Jenkins, Reid Olson, David Rodriguez, Georges Vargas
IV Nancy Davis James Lane
and Ensemble
This is an Encore Company Club night
Special recognition is accorded employees of the Campus Inn who, as members of the Encore Company Club, are attending this evening's concert.
A Festival of Russian Dance Saturday, March 24, at 8:30, in Hill Auditorium
Assembled in one presentation are ninety dancers and musicians representing some of the finest folk ensembles in the Soviet Union. Seven of the fifteen republics are represented: Byelorussia, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Tickets for this concert, one of the concluding events of the Russian Arts Festival on the UM campus, are available at $9, $8, $7, and $5.
Benny Goodman
and The University Symphony Orchestra
Fifth Annual Benefit Concert and Reception Friday, March 30, at 8:30, in Hill Auditorium
Weber: "Euryanthe" Overture
Weber: Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 26
RimskyKorsakov: Capriccio espagnol
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Medley of Broadway Hits--Benny and the Orchestra
Following the concert there will be a festive reception to "Meet the Artists," held on the penthouse floor atop the new School of Dentistry Building. $2 5 includes a main floor seat for the concert and a reception ticket (of which $12 is taxdeductible). Concert tickets are $9, main floor; $8, first balcony; $7 and $5, second balcony.
Note: the performance of Gian Carlo Menotti's commissioned choral work, originally scheduled for this Benefit Concert, has been postponed in order to give the composer an extension of time to complete it for world premiere in our 19791980 season.
Ann Arbor May Festival, 1979
The Philadelphia Orchestra and University Choral Union
Eugene Ormandy and Riccardo Muti, Conductors Alicia de Larrocha, Pianist Victoria de los Angeles, Soprano
Alma Jean Smith, Soprano Zurab Sotkilava, Tenor
Alexandrina Milcheva, Mezzo Soprano Martti Talvela, Bass
Monday, April 23--de Larrocha and de los Angeles, in recital.
Wednesday, April 25--Ormandy and de los Angeles: Hindemith: "Mathis der Maler"; Ravel: Sheherazade"; Prokofiev: Scythian Suite; Mozart: "Voi che sapete" from Marriage of Figaro; Rossini: "Una voce poco fa" from Barber of Seville; Wagner: "Dich teure Halle" from Tannhduser.
Thursday, April 26--Muti: Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5.
Friday, April 27--Mult and Larrocha, AllBeethoven: Symphony No. 6; Piano Concerto No. 3; Overture to Leonore No. 3.
Saturday, April 28--Ormandy, Choral Union Soloists: Verdi: "Manzoni" Requiem.
Single tickets now on sale.
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