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UMS Concert Program, January 20, 1980: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens --

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Season: 101st
Concert: Thirty-ninth
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
COLIN McINTYRE Director General
BRIAN MACDONALD and FERN AND NAULT Resident Choreographers
LINDA STEARNS Ballet Mistress
DANIEL JACKSON Repetiteur and Production Assistant
NICHOLAS CERNOVITCH Resident Lighting Designer
Artistic Committee: Colin McIntyre, Linda Stearns, Daniel Jackson
Annette av Paul Betsy Baron James Bates Josephine Baurac Christiane Berardelli Denise Biggi Karen Brown Sheri Cook Jerilyn Dana Rey Dizon Louise Dore Jacques Drapeau Heather Farquharson
?On leave of absence for 1979-80.
Claude Freva Helene Grenier Edward Hillyer Judith Johnson Sylvie Kinal-Chevalier Andrew Kuharsky Catherine Lafortune Sylvain Lafortune David La Hay Josee Ledoux Maurice Lemay Daphne Loomis Lucie Martineau
Miryam Moutillet Ruth Norgaard Suzanne Paquette Michelle Proulx Jean-Hugues Rochette Sylvie Roy Jacques St-Cyr Sylvain Senez Dwight Shelton John Shields Colin Simpson Peter Toth-Horgosi Wendy Wright
Sunday Evening, January 20, 1980, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
101st Season -Thirty-ninth Concert
Ninth Annual Choice Series
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Concerto in D minor for two violins by J. S. Bach
Repctiteur: Victoria Simon
This abstract ballet is perhaps one of the purest examples of George Balanchine's ability to make music take visible form. Dancers in simple white costumes merge with the Baroque score in a riveting exploration of the human form.
Jerilyn Dana Karen Brown
or or
Annette av Paul Louise Dore David La Hay
Betsy Baron Helene Grenier
Christiane Berardelli Josee Ledoux
Denise Biggi Lucie Martineau
Heather Farquharson Wendy Wright
Choreography: Brian Macdonald
Music: Schubert, R. Murray Schafer
Sets and costumes: Claude Girard
Lighting: Nicholas Cernovitch
Music recorded by The Orford Quartet. "Those who hear the music not, think the dancers mad."
The quick shifts from sunlight to shadow in the Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor and the interlocking quality of the musical structure of Murray Schafer's First String Quartet have been combined in the famous recording by The Orford Quartet. It was the inspiration for this choreography.
Annette av Paul Jacques Drapeau
Andrew Kuharsky Dwight Shelton
LES NOCES (1976)
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: Lar Lubovitch
Costumes: Lighting:
Anne de Velder Nicholas Cernovitch
A small village in old Russia. The bride and groom do not know each other. The marriage has been arranged by the families. The marriage broker has been paid. The young couple will meet only during the mystic and social rituals which await them.
Choreographer's note: "Igor Stravinsky's music written to depict the marriage customs of old Russia is in two parts: the rituals and the feast. In my version of Les Noces, I have tried to reveal the current of emotions hidden beneath the surface of the rituals."
The Bride: Betsy Baron
The Groom: Edward Hillyer
Her Parents:
Louise Dore Dwight Shelton
His Parents:
Heather Farquharson John Shields
Karen Brown, Wendy Wright or Denise Biggi, Peter Toth-Horgosi, Sylvain Senez
Choreography: Brian Macdonald Costumes: Franqois Laplante
Music: Gilles Vigneault Lighting: Nicholas Cernovitch
Orchestration and arrangements: Edmund Assaly
Gilles Vigneault is Quebec--its music, its poetry, its wide open spaces, its ancestors, and its children.
1st Movement:
2nd Movement: 1st Couple: 2nd Couple: 3rd Couple:
3rd Movement:
4th Movement: 5th Movement:
6th Movement:
Jacques St-Cyr
Heather Farquharson David La Hay Annette av Paul or Josee Ledoux James Bates Wendy Wright Jacques Drapeau
Dwight Shelton or David La Hay
James Bates, Jacques Drapeau, Edward Hillyer, Andrew Kuharsky, David La Hay, John Shields, Peter Toth-Horgosi
Annette av Paul or Josee Ledoux Dwight Shelton or Andrew Kuharsky
Jacques St-Cyr with Wendy Wright Heather Farquharson
Betsy Baron, Josephine Baurac, Christiane Berardelli, Denise Biggi, Helene Grenier, Josee Ledoux, Michelle Proulx, Sylvie Roy
The Company
Important Concert Changes
Two attractions in our current season have recently cancelled their tours to the United States: the Glinka Chorus of Leningrad and the Krasnayarsk Dancers from Siberia, scheduled for January 29 and February 29 respectively. We're pleased to announce the following groups as replacements on the same dates: Roger Wagner Chorale--foremost among American choral ensembles for three decades (replacing Glinka Chorus, same date, Tues. Jan. 29 at 8:30, Hill Auditorium)
Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival--Nikolai Massenkoff, bass, and his California-based ensemble of folk dancers and balalaika players, all of Russian heritage, in a program spanning a thousand years of Russian history--ballads, war songs, love songs, dances (replacing Krasnayarsk Dancers, same date, Fri. Feb. 29 at 8:30, Hill Auditorium)
Glinka Chorus tickets should be used for admission to the Wagner Chorale, and Krasnayarsk tickets for the Massenkoff Folk Festival. Additional tickets are also available for both concerts. Ticket exchanges, if desired, may be made up to two days prior to each performance.
Alfred Brendel, Pianist..........Tues. Jan. 22
Haydn: Sonatas in C major and C minor, Hob. XVI48 and 20; Beethoven:
Sonatas, Op. 27, Nos. 1 and 2; Bartok: Four Dirges, Suite, Op. 14. Concord String Quartet, with Leslie Guinn, Baritone . . . Sun. Jan. 27
Mozirt: Quartet in E-flat, K. 428; Rochberg: Quartet No. 7 with Voice
(world premiere) ; Beethoven: Quartet No. IS, Op. 132. Roger Wagner Chorale (replacing Glinka Chorus) . . . Tues. Jan. 29
The Feld Ballet...........Fri.-Sun. Feb. 1-3
Orpheus Chamber Ensemble.........Fri. Feb. 8
Grieg: Holberg Suite; Mozart: Serenade No. 12 for Woodwinds, K. 388,
and Symphony No. 29; Stravinsky: "Dumbarton Oaks" Concerto.
Leontyne Price, Soprano..........Sat. Feb. 9
Zurich Chamber Orchestra.........Fri. Feb. 15
Boyce: Symphony No. 3; Moret: Suite (1979); Stravinsky: Apollon
Musagete; Pergolesi: Concertino No. 2.
Jean-Pierre Rampal, Flutist; Alexandre Lagoya, Guitarist . Mon. Feb. 18 Aldo Ciccolini, Pianist..........Thurs. Feb. 21
Music of Satie, Debussy, and Liszt. Founders Day Concert..........Sun. Feb. 24
The Festival Chorus, Donald Bryant, Conductor; Handel's Israel in Egypt.
Carlotta VVilsen, Soprano; Rosemary Russell, Contralto; John McCollum,
Tenor; Willis Patterson, Bass; with members of University Symphony
Cuban Folk Ensemble..........Tues. Feb. 26
Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival
(replacing Krasnayarsk Dancers)........Fri. Feb. 29
Elly Ameling, Soprano..........Wed. Mar. 12
Royal Dancers & Musicians of Bhutan......Sat. Mar. 15
Jury's Irish Cabaret of Dublin........Tues. Mar. 18
Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin, Violinist & Pianist . . . Wed. Mar. 19
Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in A major; Bach: Partita No. 3; Franck: Sonata
in A major; Bartok: Rumanian Dances; Debussy: La Fille aux cheveux de
lin; Wieniawski: Scherzo and Tarantelle.
New World String Quartet.........Wed. Mar. 26
World premiere of Leslie Bassett's recently-commissioned Quartet No. 4. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Sergiu Comissiona . . . Wed. Apr. 2
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Woodwinds; Borodin: Polovtzian Dances from Prince Igor (with the Festival Chorus) ; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2.
Sherrill Milnes, Baritone.........Mon. Apr. 14
Quartetto Italiano...........Thurs. Apr. 17
Ann Arbor May Festival........Wed.-Sat. Apr. 23-26
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phones: 665-3717, 764-2538

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