UMS Concert Program, July 7, 1981: The Fontana Ensemble --
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
The Fontana Ensemble
BARRY ROSS, Violinist ROBERT HUMISTON, Oboist
STEVE BROOK, Violist NEILL SANDERS, French hornist
WINIFRED MA YES, Cellist DEBORAH MORIARTY, Pianist
Tuesday Evening, July 7, 1981, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Quartet in F major, K. 370, for Oboe and Strings
Trio in E-fiat major, Op. 40, for Horn, Violin, and Piano
Scherzo: allegro Adagio mesto
Finale: allegro con brio
Quartet in C minor, Op. 15, for Piano and Strings
Allegro molto moderato Scherzo: allegro vivo Adagio
First concert of the 103rd Season
Summer Fare Series
About tbe Artists
The Fontana Ensemble is a new eleven-member chamber music ensemble whose individual members have performed with such groups as the Philadelphia, Minnesota, and Cleveland Orchestras, the Boston and San Francisco Symphonies, the Israel Philharmonic, London and BBC Symphonies, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Casals Festival Orchestra. The Ensemble is based in Shelbyville, Michigan, its "home" a picturesque 100-year-old general store converted to an art gallery which also serves as a concert hall. Next week the Shelbyville Art Emporium becomes the site of the second Summer Festival of The Fontana Ensemble, with a total of seven concerts scheduled during July and August.
Performing in tonight's concert are:
Neill Sanders (French horn): Founder and Director of The Fontana Ensemble, Mr. Sanders vas a founding member and director of the Melos Ensemble of London for thirty years. He has served as principal horn of the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC and London Philharmonic Orchestras and was associated with the English Opera Group with Benjamin Britten, who wrote the horn parts of his Church Operas specifically for Mr. Sanders. He is currently a faculty member at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
Barry Ross (violinist): Concertmaster of the Kalamazoo Symphony, Mr. Ross has served as concertmaster for the American and Connecticut Chamber Orchestras. He serves on the faculty of Kalamazoo College and is a member of the Kalamazoo Chamber Music Society.
Robert Humiston (oboist): A frequent soloist with the Kalamazoo Symphony, he has also played with the Tri-City and Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Symphonies. Mr. Humiston is a faculty member at Western Michigan University.
Winifred Mayes (cellist): Mrs. Mayes is a graduate of the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and was a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Boston Symphony before joining the Philadelphia Orchestra. She is now a resident of Ann Arbor and a member of the Albion College faculty.
Deborah Moriarty (pianist): Miss Moriarty is a recent medal winner in the Debussy contest in France, and serves on the faculty at Michigan State University. She received scholar?ships from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, and the New England Conservatory of Music, and has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony, Boston "Pops," and "Esplanade" concerts.
Steve Brook (violist): A graduate of Michigan State University, Mr. Brook is now artist-in-residence with the Grand Rapids Symphony. His former associations include the Taipei and Colorado Philharmonic Orchestras.
Other members of The Fontana Ensemble are Jacob Krachmalnick, violinist, and David Shifrin, clarinetist, both faculty members of the U-M School of Music; Israel Borouchoff. flutist; William Allgood, bassoonist; and James Smith, double bassist.
Summer Fare Concerts
Andre-Michel Schub, Pianist.........Tues. July 14
The Gold Medal winner of the recent Cliburn Competition performs: Mozart: Sonata in F, K. 332; Mendelssohn: Variations serieuses; Bach-Busoni: Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Ruth Laredo, Pianist, and Paula Robison, Flutist . . . Wed. July 22
Poulenc: Sonata; Selections from "The Bird Fancyer's Delight"; Stamitz: Rondo Capriccioso; Rachmaninoff: Four Preludes from Op. 32; Prokofiev: Sonata in D, Op. 94
Ivan Moravec, Pianist.........Tues. July 28
Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor; Debussy: Children's Corner Suite. Estampes; Chopin: Five Mazurkas, Two Ballades (F minor. G minor)
Northwood Symphonette and Keith Bryan, Flutist . . Wed. Aug. 5
Mozart: Symphony No. 36, K. 425; La Montaine: Flute Concerto, Op. 48 (Ann Arbor premiere); Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor; Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite
Tickets at $8, $6.50, and $5
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