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UMS Concert Program, February 8, 1980: The Orpheus Chamber Ensemble --

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Season: 101st
Concert: Forty-sixth
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Orpheus Chamber Ensemble
Friday Evening, February 8, 1980, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Holberg Suite
Serenade No. 12 in C minor for Woodwind Octet, K. 388
Allegro Andante Menuetto
Finale: presto
Concerto in E-flat major, "Dumbarton Oaks"
Tempo giusto Allegretto Con moto
Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
Allegro Andante
Menuetto: trio Allegro
Columbia Records.
101st Season -Forty-sixth Concert
Seventeenth Annual Chamber Arts Series
About the Artists
Fast becoming one of the most popular chamber groups in North America, the Orpheus Ensemble is comprised of twenty-five young virtuoso musicians who have individually distinguished themselves as winners of national and international competitions, as members of major American orchestras, and as participants in many American and European festivals. The ensemble was founded in 1972 by cellist Julian Fifer who assembled the original fifteen members, all sharing a strong preference for chamber music. As the founding members envisioned it, the ensemble has the in?strumental flexibility to perform as a chamber orchestra, break down into smaller groups, and offer concertos featuring various members as well as guest soloists. Each member is given the opportunity to share in artistic decisions, they rehearse and perform without a conductor, and seating positions .re rotated to give everyone the responsibility of undertaking the role of section principal. Orpheus is now a vital part of New York City's musical life, performing in all the major concert halls-Carnegie, Alice Tully, Town, Avery Fisher, and the Metropolitan Museum. They have also performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Tonight's concert marks the second appearance of the ensemble in Ann Arbor.
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 ths 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.
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 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
Royat, Dancers & Musicians of Bhutan......Sat. Mar. IS
Jury's Irish Cabaret of Dublin (sold out).....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: 66S-3717, 764-2538

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