UMS Concert Program, February 2, 1980: The Feld Ballet --
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
The Feld Ballet
Johanna Baer Gloria Brisbin Patrick Cea James Cohen Timothy Cronin
Richard Fein Eliot Feld Judith Garfinkel Kenneth Hughes
Kay Johnson Charles Kennedy Edmund LaFosse Remus Marcu
Linda Miller Gregory Mitchell Megan Murphy Traci Owens
Mary Randolph Christine Sarry Jeff Satinoff Nancy Thuesen
Peter Longiaru, Company Pianist Cora Cahan, Administrator
John H. Paull III, Production Stage Manager Gerard Schwarz, Musical Director Christine Sarry, Assistant to Mr. Feld
Saturday Evening, February 2, 1980, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
About the Company
Since its debut in 1974, The Feld Ballet has earned the reputation as America's newest major classical ballet company. In addition to its New York seasons, which are sold-out well in advance, the company has performed in 29 of the United States and was the official U.S. Bicentennial repre?sentative in a nine-week tour of Mexico and Central and South America. Last year The Feld Ballet made its Canadian debut at Ottawa's National Arts Centre in February, and in November made its European debut at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, followed by a five-city tour of northern Italy. Associated with The Ballet is The New Ballet School, a tuition-free professional ballet training program started in 1977 for children from New York City public schools. This project came to fruition in 1979 when nine advanced students of The New Ballet School made their per?forming debut with The Feld Ballet in Papillon.
In 1967, seven years prior to the company's debut, the first ballet choreographed by Eliot Feld, Harbinger, had its premiere, an event which prompted New York Times reviewer Clive Barnes to call Feld "the most talented choreographer of his generation." He has created ballets for the American Ballet Theatre, American Ballet Company, Royal Danish Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, The Royal Swedish Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and The Feld Ballet, totaling 30 since 1967.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Feld began performing at age twelve. At sixteen he joined the Broadway cast of "West Side Story" and appeared as Baby-John in the movie version. He has appeared on television on the Gary Moore and Ed Sullivan shows; on Broadway in "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" and "Fiddler on the Roof"; with the dance companies of Pearl Lang, Sophie Maslow, Mary Anthony and Donald MacKayle; and with the American Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Company.
This is The Feld Ballet's second visit to Ann Arbor, enabling area ballet aficionados to enjoy a total of thirteen creations by this gifted choreographer and his company.
The three performances of The Feld Ballet this weekend comprise a dance residency under the Dance Touring Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts.
101st Season -Forty-fourth Concert Ninth Annual Choice Series
Choreography: Eliot Feld
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
(Concerto No. 5 for Piano and Orchestra)
Costumes: Stanley Simmons Lighting: Thomas Skelton
I Jeff Satinoff
Linda Miller, Judith Garfinkel, Kay Johnson, Mega Murphy, Traci Owens, Mary Randolph
II Christine Sarry and Gregory Mitchell
III Linda Miller and Patrick Cea
Kay Johnson, Megan Murphy, Mary Randolph, Timothy Cronin, Charles Kennedy, Remus Marcu
IV Traci Owens, Gregory Mitchell, Jeff Satinoff
V Linda Miller, Judith Garfinkel, Megan Murphy, Traci Owens, Mary Randolph, Christine Sarry, Patrick Cea, Timothy Cronin, Charles Kennedy, Remus Marcu, Gregory Mitchell, Jeff Satinoff
A SOLDIER'S TALE
Choreography: Eliot Feld
Music: Igor Stravinsky
(L'Histoire du soldat)
Costumes: Theoni V. Aldredge Lighting: Thomas Skelton Libretto: Eliot Feld
Soldier: Jeff Satinoff
Pimp: Eliot Feld Whores: Gloria Brisbin, Nancy Thuesen
Soldiers: Patrick Cea, James Cohen, Timothy Cronin Kenneth Hughes, Charles Kennedy Remus Marcu, Gregory Mitchell
"A Soldier's Tale" was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Choreography: Eliot Feld
Music: Morton Gould (Formations)
Costumes: Willa Kim Lighting: Thomas Skelton
Johanna Baer Gloria Brisbin Judith Garfinkel Kay Johnson Linda Miller Megan Murphy Trad Owens Mary Randolph
Nancy Thuesen Christine Sarry Catherine Ulissey
Patrick Cea James Cohen Timothy Cronin Kenneth Hughes
Charles Kennedy Remus Marcu Gregory Mitchell Jeff Satinoff
Varsity Drill Gregory Mitchell
Patrick Cea James Cohen Timothy Cronin Kenneth Hughes Remus Marcu Jeff Satinoff
Red, White & Blues Nancy Thuesen
Johanna Baer Gloria Brisbin Judith Garfinkel Kay Johnson Linda Miller Megan Murphy Mary Randolph Catherine Ulissey
Yankee Doodle Trio Christine Sarry Kenneth Hughes Remus Marcu
Old Glory Nancy Thuesen
Johanna Baer Gloria Brisbin Judith Garfinkel Kay Johnson Mary Randolph Catherine Ulissey
The Last Rah-Rah The Company
. . . and to the Republic The Company
"Half Time" was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Music by arrangement with G. Schirmer, New York.
Important Concert Change
The Krasnayarsk Dance Company from Siberia, scheduled for February 29, has cancelled its tour to the United States. We're pleased to announce the following attraction as a replacement on the same date:
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, and dances--Friday, February 29 at 8:30, in Hill Auditorium.
Krasnayarsk tickets should be used for admission to the Massenkoff Folk Festival. Additional tickets are also available, from $4 to $9. Ticket exchanges, if desired, may be made up to two days prior to the performance.
The Feld Ballet............Sun. Feb. 3
"The Real McCoy" (Gershwin) ; "Intermezzo" (Brahms) ; "Half Time" (Gould)
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. IS
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 Wilsen, Soprano; Rosemary Russell, Contralto; John McCollum, Tenor; Willis Patterson, Bass; with members of University Symphony Orchestra.
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
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