Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
MARC MOSTOVOY, Conductor HERMANN BAUMANN, Horn
Saturday Evening, December 12, 1981, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sinfonia No. 5 in B minor.......
Allegretto, larghetto, presto
Concerto No. 1 in D major for Horn and Orchestra
Allegro Adagio Allegro
K. P. E. Bach Haydn
Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 Italiana Arie di Corte Siciliana Passacaglia
Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4........Britten
Boisterous Bouree Playful Pizzicato Sentimental Saraband Frolicsome Finale
Concerto No. 2 in D major for Horn and Orchestra .... Haydn
Allegro moderato Adagio Allegro
Mr. Baumann: Telefunken, MPS, and Acanta Records.
Thirtieth Concert of the 103rd Season
Nineteenth Annual Chamber Arts Series
About the Artists
Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the city's resident professional chamber orchestra, first appeared in 1964 under the baton of founder Marc Mostovoy. Each member is an accom?plished soloist in his or her own right; together, their playing has been compared to that of a great string quartet. While best known for its interpretation of Baroque and Classical music, the group's repertoire is not limited to those eras. Each year it commissions and premieres works by American composers. Besides its two Philadelphia subscription series, the ensemble con-certizes throughout the United States and has toured in Europe and the Middle East. In addition, the group performs children's concerts and holds master classes and workshops at numerous colleges and universities.
A violist-turned-conductor, Marc Mostovoy studied music at Temple University, musicol-ogy at the University of Pennsylvania, and conducting with Hans Swarowsky, Marcel Tabuteau, and Wilfrid Pelletier. Mr. Mostovoy personally researches and edits all scores and parts used by the orchestra. The thoroughness of his approach extends to the use of specially made bows designed to achieve the crisp, articulate sound required in Baroque and Classical literature. He also serves as Artistic Director of Philadelphia's Mozart on the Square Festival, creating a format of exhibits, lectures, films, musical demonstrations, a young artists competition and, of course, many concerts in celebration of the great master musician. Demonstrating further his musical versatility, Mr. Mostovoy played a key role in the formation of The Philly Pops, one of the city's newest performing groups which has already toured across the nation, made recordings, and appeared on PBS telecasts. As Associate Conductor, he works closely with Pops Conductor Peter Nero in planning the future of this group.
Hermann Baumann is one of the few virtuoso horn players to devote an entire career to playing as a soloist. Since his departure from symphony orchestra playing, he has performed a repertoire of more than fifty horn concerti with major symphonies in Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, the Soviet Union, Japan, and Australia. He also appears at festivals throughout the world, among them the Vienna Festival, the Salzburg Festival, and New York's Mostly Mozart Festival. All told, the artist plays between 100 and 120 concerts a year. He owns, and performs with, more than twenty different horns, many of which are the valveless or 'natural' horns, popular in the 18th and early 19th centuries. His recording discography, over fifty albums, places him as the most-recorded horn player before the public today. He is the only artist to have ever recorded the Bach Cantatas on the 'natural' horn, and his recording of Mozart's four Horn Concertos is played on the 18th-century 'hand' horn.
All artists on stage this evening are appearing in Ann Arbor for the first time.
Announcing: 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 Sherrill Milnes, Baritone
Bella Davidovich, Pianist Louise Russell, Soprano
Susan Starr, Pianist Lorna Myers, Mezzo-soprano
Henry Price, Tenor
Wednesday--Ormandy and Ma: Sibelius: Symphony No. 7; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1; Brahms: Symphony No. 2.
Thursday--Ceccato and 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.
Series ticket orders now being accepted: $50, $40, $30, $20.
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