UMS Concert Program, July 19, 1979: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- The Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra
PAUL FREEMAN, Conductor MARTHA NASET, Pianist
Thursday Evening, July 19, 1979, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Overture to The Impresario
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 ("Italian")
Andante con moto Saltarello: presto
Concerto No. 1 in C major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15
Allegro con brio Largo
Martha Naset, Pianist
Dances of Galanta
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: EMI Records.
Mr. Freeman: Columbia, Musical Heritage Society, Orion, Vox, and Serenus Records.
Miss Naset: Musical Heritage Society Records.
101st Season -Second Concert
Summer Fare Series
About the Artists
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra members are a group of young players who perform a versatile repertoire from wind and string ensemble to full-scale works for chamber orchestra. Now entering its sixth season, the Orchestra brings performances of international quality to the whole of Scotland. In addition, it has toured Hungary, Rumania, and Bulgaria, and last summer performed in residency at the much acclaimed Aix-en-Provence Festival. While there, the Orchestra gave con?certs and opera performances with artists including Janet Baker, Teresa Berganza, Charles Mackerras, Maurice Andre, Raymond Leppard, and its own conductor, Roderick Brydon. This summer marks the first concert appearances of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the United States.
Paul Freeman is best known to area concertgoers for his affiliation with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He has recently left his post in Detroit to become the new Music Director and Conductor of the Victoria Symphony in British Columbia. In addition, Mr. Freeman retains his position as Music Director of the Saginaw Symphony Orchestra and will continue to guest-conduct in many parts of the world. His guest appearances have included concerts in this country with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Baltimore Symphony, and his European engagements have taken him to England, Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Italy, Finland, Iceland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. His television pursuits include educational specials for the NET, PBS, and CBS networks, and Luxembourg National Television. Mr. Freeman is making his Ann Arbor debut at this evening's concert.
Martha Naset received her Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The University of Michigan where she studied with Gyorgy Sandor. She made her European debut in March 1977 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and that same year made her first recording with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London. A series of return engagements took her to Europe again in the spring of 1978, where she gave recitals in Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, and Vienna, and made another recording with the Royal Philharmonic. In the past season, she has concertized throughout the Midwest United States and most recently appeared with the symphony orchestras of Houston, Detroit, and Milwaukee. She has given recitals in Mexico City and last summer performed with the Mexican National Symphony. September 1978 marked Miss Naset's formal debut in London, where she performed the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Royal Philharmonic. Tonight is her first appearance in Ann Arbor under Musical Society auspices.
Remaining Summer Fare Gustav Leonhardt, Harpsichordist.......Monday, July 23
Peter Williams, Organist........(Hill) Friday, July 27
Summer Fare "bonus" concert, unreserved seating.
Philippe Entremont, Pianist........Monday, July 30
Brahms: Four Pieces from Op. 118; Schumann: Etudes Symphoniques; Debussy: Five Preludes; Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2, Op. 14
Ruggiero Ricci, Violinist.........Monday, August 6
Tickets at $4, $5.50, and 7.
For a detailed guide to a full season of music and dance, call or write for free brochure. Series ticket orders are now being accepted for Choral Union, Chamber Arts, Debut & Encore, and Choice Series; single concert tickets will be available after Labor Day.
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