Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Monday Evening, November 10, 1980, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Passacaille and Gigue in D..........Weiss
Sonata No. 1..............Bach
(originally for Violino senza Basso) Adagio Fuga Siciliano Presto
Fantasia, Op. 30.............Sor
Tonadilla: La Maja de Goya.........Granados
Danza Espaiiola No. 10..........Granados
Fantasia (1957)..........Roberto Gerhard
Invocation et Danse (1961).......Joaquin Rodrigo
Westminster and RCA Records. 102nd Season-Nineteenth Concert Special Concert
About the Artist
Julian Bream, English guitarist with an enthusiastic world-wide following, was born in London in 1933. His father, who ran a small dance band, taught him the basic principles of the jazz guitar, and soon the youngster was proficient enough to "sit-in" with his father's band. For his eleventh birthday, his father gave him an old Spanish guitar, and one year later Dr. Boris Perrot, President of the Philharmonic Society of Guitarists, offered to give him lessons. That same year Bream won the Junior Exhibition Award that enabled him to study piano and cello at the Royal College of Music. In 1947 he met Segovia whose influence and encouragement was to have a profound effect. Bream gave his first professional guitar recital in 1947, and in 1950 made his Wigmore Hall debut to great critical acclaim. His first tour of North America was in 1958, and since that time the guitarist spends three to four weeks each season giving concerts on this continent. He also tours Europe annually, and last season performed in the Latin American countries of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, and Mexico.
The artist's many recordings have won some of the highest awards in the industry: six awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, two Grammy awards (1963 and 1966), and two Edison Awards (1968 and 1974) for the best record of the year.
Bream is also noted for his lute playing and is responsible for having brought to light much music for that instrument which had lain dormant for 300 years. His other special contribution to the literature is to broaden the contemporary guitar repertoire--such composers as Benjamin Britten, William Walton, Hans Werner Henze, and Richard Rodney Bennett have all written works especially for him.
Tonight's performance is Bream's seventh appearance in Ann Arbor.
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
New Swingle Singers..........Fri. Dec. 12
Rudolf Serkin, Pianist.........Mon. Dec. 15
Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, at 8:30 Sunday Afternoon, December 7, at 2:30
in Hill Auditorium
The University Choral Union and University Orchestra Donald Bryant, Conductor
Elizabeth Parcells, Soprano Leonard Johnson, Tenor
Victoria Grof, Contralto Edward Pierson, Bass
Main floor: $7 and $6; First balcony: $4; Second balcony: $3 and $2.
Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" Ballet
The Pittsburgh Ballet performs this traditional Christmas favorite:
Thursday & Friday, December 18 & 19, at 8:00
Saturday, December 20, at 3:00 and 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets from $5 to $9.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phone: 665-371.7, 764-2538