Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Anthony di Bonaventura
Saturday Evening, October 18, 1980, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM Six Sonatas.............Scarlatti
(Kirkpatrick numberings) A major. K. 533 C major, K. 159 E-flat major. K. 364 D major, K. 430 G major, K. 13 D minor, K. 417
Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83.......Prokofiev
Allegro inquieto Andante caloroso Precipitato
Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58.........Chopin
Scherzo: molto vivace Largo
Finale: presto, non tanto
Connoisseur Society, Ultra-Fi, and RCA Records.
102nd Season -Eleventh Concert Debut and Encore Series
About the Artist
Anthony di Bonaventura first appeared in Ann Arbor in 1968 and returns this evening to share his "first-class pianistic gifts" (New York Times) with concertgoers attending this opening of the "Debut and Encore" Series.
After his first professional concert at the age of four, Mr. di Bonaventura won a scholarship to New York's Music School Settlement at six, appeared as soloist with the New York Phil?harmonic at thirteen, and later entered the Curtis Institute from which he graduated with highest honors. He has since performed in 22 countries, appearing with major orchestras of the world including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, and the orchestras of Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Baltimore, and Dallas. He has appeared in the Great Performers Series at New York's Lincoln Center and in the Festivals of Saratoga, Ann Arbor's May Festival, Bergen (Norway), Spoleto and Lucca (Italy), Zagreb (Yugoslavia), and Donaueschingen (Germany). During his second triumphant tour of Australia and New Zealand he was the soloist for the concerts which opened the famed Sydney Opera House.
Several compositions have been written expressly for Mr. di Bonaventura by world-renowned composers including Luciano Berio, Vincent Persichetti, Gyorgy Ligeti, Milko Kelemen, and Alberto Ginastera who is currently composing his Second Sonata for the pianist. As a recording artist he has consistently received the highest acclaim--a recent release features the Prokofiev and Chopin sonatas heard on tonight's program.
Mr. di Bonaventura is Professor of Music at the School for the Arts of Boston University, a Director of the Young Artists Piano Program at Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and Founder-Director of The Piano Institute at Colby College, Maine. Selected piano students at The University of Michigan were the beneficiaries of his teaching expertise in a master class held yesterday at the School of Music.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Andrew Davis . . . Tues. Oct. 21
San Francisco Symphony Edo de Waart.....Sat. Oct. 25
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company .... Tues. & Wed. Oct. 28 & 29
Faculty Artists Concert.........Sun. Nov. 2
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.....Mon. Nov. 3
Julian Bream, Guitarist.........Mon. Nov. 10
Murray Perahia, Pianist........Thurs. Nov. 13
Kenneth Gilbert, Harpsichordist.......Sat. Nov. 15
Martti Talvela, Basso.........Sun. Nov. 16
The Feld Ballet........Mon.-Wed. Nov. 17-19
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.....Thurs. Nov. 20
Caribbean Carnival of Trinidad.......Fri. Nov. 21
Los Angeles Philharmonic Carlo Maria Giulini . . Sun. Nov. 23
Handel's "Messiah".........Fri.-Sun. Dec. 5-7
New Swingle Singers..........Fri. Dec. 12
Rudolf Serkin, Pianist.........Mon. Dec. 15
Pittsburgh Ballet, Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" . Thurs.-Sat. Dec. 18-20
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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