Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Thursday Evening, March 18, 1982, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Two Rondos, Op. 51..........Beethoven
No. 1 in C major: Moderate e grazioso
No. 2 in G major: Andante cantabile grazioso
Sonata No. 61 in D major, Hob. 51........Haydn
Variations, Op. 27............Webern
Sehr massig Sehr schnell Ruhig fliessend
Ballade No. 4 in F minor...........Chopin
Suite No. 2 in F major...........Handel
Adagio Allegro Adagio Allegro
Fantaisie, Op. 49............Chopin
Tempo di marcia
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110.......Beethoven
Moderato cantabile molto espressivo Allegro molto
Adagio ma non troppo--arioso dolente; Fuga: allegro ma non troppo
CBS Master-works, Vanguard, and RCA Red Seal Records. Fifty-sixth Concert of the 103rd Season Sixth Annual Debut and Encore Series
About the Artist
Peter Serkin has been equally acclaimed for his frequent guest appearances with major symphony orchestras, as recitalist, chamber music performer, and recording artist. He has performed with the orchestras of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, and Japan. His extensive chamber music appearances have included concerts with the Budapest, Guarneri, Galimir, and Vermeer Quartets, and extensive tours in the United States, Europe, and Japan with the acclaimed ensemble "Tashi," of which he was a founding member. He performs with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and appears annually on the Lincoln Center "Great Performers" Series. Mr. Serkin's recital programs and recordings have offered a wide variety of repertoire-Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and much of the piano literature of Olivier Messiaen. A major recording project--the six Mozart concertos composed in 1784, with Alexander Schneider and the English Chamber Orchestra--earned numerous awards for the artist, including Stereo Review's designation as "Best Recording of the Year"; a Grammy nomination; and the coveted Deutsche Schallplatten Prize.
Mr. Serkin studied at the Curtis Institute of Music for six years with three different pianists (one of them his father). He made his first public appearance in 1959 at the age of twelve at Vermont's Marlboro Music Festival, and two years later made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra; he began concertizing regularly at seventeen. Peter Serkin has performed twice in Ann Arbor prior to this evening's concert--a duo appearance with his father Rudolf in the 1963 May Festival, and a recital in the 1966 Summer Concert Series.
Tokyo String Quartet.........Sat. Mar. 20
Mozart: Quartet in D, K. 575; Takemitsu: "A way a lone"; Brahms: Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1.
Maurizio Pollini, Pianist........Wed. Mar. 24
Mozart: Fantasia in C minor, K. 475, Sonata No. 14b in C minor, K. 457, Adagio in B minor, K. 540, Sonata No. 17 in D major, K. 576; Schubert: Three Pieces, D. 946, "Wanderer" Fantasy, Op. 15.
Tedd Joselson, Pianist.........Thurs. Apr. 1
Beethoven: Sonata in F, Op. 10, No. 2; Liszt: Consolation in D-flat, Nuages gris; Chopin: Sonata No. 2; Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8.
Faculty Artists Concert (free admission).....Sun. Apr. 4
Beethoven: Trio in B-flat, Op. 11; Copland: Violin Sonata; Grant Beglarian: "Of Fables, Foibles, and Fancies"; Brahms: Trio in A miror, Op. 114. Benning Dexter, piano; Jerome Jelinek, cello; Jacob Krachmalnick, violin; John McCollum, readeractor; John Mohler, clarinet.
Pennsylvania Ballet.......Mon.-Wed. Apr. 19-21
Monday: Square Dance; Resettings; Swan Lake (Act II)
Tuesday: Galaxies; Yes, Virginia, Another Piano Ballet; Under the Sun
Wednesday: Concerto Barocco; Pas de Deux; The Moor's Pavane; Scotch Symphony.
May Festival, 1982 Wednesday-Saturday, April 28, 29,30, May 1, in Hill Auditorium
The Philadelphia Orchestra The University Choral Union
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor Laureate Aldo Ceccato, Guest Conductor Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist Louise Russell, Soprano
Bella Davidovich, Pianist Lorna Myers, Mezzo-soprano
Susan Starr, Pianist Henry Price, Tenor
Sherrill Milnes, Baritone
Wednesday---Ormandy and Yo-Yo Ma: Sibelius: Symphony No. 7; Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto
in G minor; Brahms: Symphony No. 2. Thursday--Ceccato ard Starr: Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra "The Age
of Anxiety"; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 ("Pathetique").
Friday--Ceccato, Choral Union, Milnes, Russell, Myers, Price: Mendelssohn: "Elijah." Saturday--Ormandy and Davidovich: Beethoven: "Egmont" Overture; Rachmaninoff: Piano
Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 2.
Single concert tickets from $8 to $18.
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