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UMS Concert Program, January 26, 1982: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- The Oakland Ballet Company

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Season: 103rd
Concert: Fortieth
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Oakland Ballet Company
RONN GUIDI, Artistic Director
Mario Alonzo Johanna Breyer Sylvio Briffa Madonna Clift Danna Cordova Lynne Domancie Joy Gim David Hicks Lance James
Tony Cirella Peter Diamond Lisa Drayer Lynn Fant
Mylene Kalhorn Jon Konetski Erin Leedom Julie Lowe Michael Lowe Dennis MacDonald Daniel Ray Deborah Pitts
Susan Fulton Tony Garcia David Guilford Marcos Benavidez
Cinda Potter Shirlee Reevie Carol Rheiner Philip Scharper Alan Taikeff Susan Taylor Ronald Thiele Jennifer Young
Lamont Ross Rebecca Spencer Arthur Walton Veronica Wheaton
Ron Thiele, Associate Director
Tricia Kaye, Ballet Mistress Howard Sayette, Ballet Master Sally Streets, Company Teacher
The Oakland Ballet Academy is the official school of the Oakland Ballet Company.
Tuesday Evening, January 26, 1982, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Oakland Ballet Company's three performances this week comprise a dance residency under the Dance Touring Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Great Lakes Arts Alliance.
Fortieth Concert of the 103rd Season
Eleventh Annual Choice Series
"Mostly Copland Evening"
Aaron Copland, called the "dean of living American composers," has influenced a generation of musicians through his teaching, conducting, and compositions ranging from symphonic through jazz and ballet scores. Focusing his style on the American idiom, Mr. Copland has created scores for major American film com?panies, which include scores for Our Town, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and North Star. His commissions for the ballet stage include Billy the Kid, Rodeo, and Appalachian Spring, the latter winning the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Music Critics Circle Award in 1945.
SEASCAPE Choreography: Ronn Guidi Lighting: Robert Klemm
Music: Aaron Copland, Adagio Costumes: Fran Stephens
from the Clarinet Concerto
Erin Leedom Lance James
Johanna Breyer Shirlee Reevie Susan Taylor
Music used by arrangement with Boosey and Hawkes, Inc., New York City, agent and copyright owner.
Choreographer: Marc Wilde Lighting: Robert Klemm
Music: Maurice Ravel
Johanna Breyer Erin Leedom Shirlee Reevie
Carol Rheiner Jennifer Young
Sylvio Briffa Lance James Michael Lowe
Ron Thiele
Bolero was choreographed in 1974, one of several ballets created by Marc Wilde for the Oakland Ballet since the mid-1960s. He has created works for other dance groups and companies across the nation, and served as Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Ballet from 1976 to 1978.
Music used by arrangement with Theodore Presspr Company, Bryn Mawr. Pennsylvania.
Choreography: Eugene Loring Costume design: Robert Fletcher
Music: Aaron Copland Costume interpretation:
Set design: Susan Paigen, Sandra Woodall
after Jerad French Lighting: Thomas Ruzika
Billy the Kid was born in New York City at the close of the Civil War. His life coincides with the opening of the last frontier. At the age of twelve he killed his first man to revenge his mother's accidental death. Before he reached the age of twenty-one, he had shot a man for each year of his life "not counting," as he boasted, "Mexicans and Indians." In the ballet, the character of Alias recurs in different episodes as a symbol of those men whom Billy shot with no sense of guilt. He carried the border law of "get your man before he gets you" to its logical conclusion. When Billy's only friend Pat Garrett turned Sheriff, Billy knew that it was a question of his getting Garrett or of Garrett getting him. After innumerable captures and escapes, Garrett finally ambushed The Kid as he lay unarmed and asleep.
Billy.............Lance James
PatGarrett............Ron Thiele
Alias.............Michael Lowe
MotherSweetheart.........Jennifer Young
Prospector............Daniel Ray
Mailman............Jon Konetski
Cowboy in Red..........Mario Alonzo
Cowboys.....Daniel Ray, Mario Alonzo, David Hicks,
Jon Konetski, Sylvio Briffa, Philip Scharper
Dance Hall Girls . . Johanna Breyer, Lynne Domancie, Shirlee Reevie Gun Girls in Grey.......Julie Lowe, Carol Rheiner
Gun Girls in Tan......Mylene Kalhorn, Erin Leedom,
Deborah Pitts, Cinda Potter, Madonna Clift
Housewives........Madonna Clift, Erin Leedom
Eugene Loring choreographed Billy the Kid in 1938, one of his earliest and strongest successes. He has danced with Fokine's company and the American Ballet Theater and, after a period on Broadway, went to Los Angeles in the mid-1940s where he opened the American School of Dance. He provided choreography for many films including Silk Stockings and Funny Face, and also served as Chairman of the Dance Department at the University of California at Irvine.
Billy the Kid has been re-staged for the Oakland Ballet by Mr. Loring, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the S. H. Cowell Foundation, the L. J. Skaggs and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation, and the Clorox Company. Music used by arrangement with Boosey and Hawkes, Inc., New York City.
Choreography: Ronn Guidi Decor: "Gardens of Giverny"
Music: Strauss, Schubert, by Monet, interpreted by
and Lanner Jill Neff Lighting: Robert Klemm
Danna Cordova Erin Leedom
Julie Lowe Mylene Kalhorn
Mario Alonzo Lance James Jon Konetski
Michael Lowe Daniel Ray
Gallops and Kisses was choreographed by Mr. Guidi in 1976.
Coming Events
Anthony di Bonaventura, Pianist (free admission) . . . Fri. Jan. 29 World premiere--Alberto Ginastera's Piano Sonata No. 2.
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.......Thurs. Feb. 4
Konstantin Iliev, Conductor; Mincho Minchev, Violinist Vladigerov: Bulgarian Rhapsody "Vardar"; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Dvorak: Symphony No. 8.
Carlos Montoya, Guitarist.........Sat. Feb. 6
Orpheus Chamber Ensemble........Sun. Feb. 7
Vivaldi: Concerto in C; Britten: Sinfonietta; Puccini: "I Chrisantemi"; Haydn: Symphony No. 49.
Founders Day Concert (free admission).....Sun. Feb. 14
The Festival Chorus sings works by Gallus, Palestrina, Handel, Rossini, Schubert, and Donald Bryant.
Versailles Chamber Orchestra......Thurs. Feb. 18
Aubert: Suite of Symphonies; Rameau: Concerto No. 1; Bach: Violin Concerto in E major; Mozart: Divertimento in C, K. 157; Roussel: Sinfonietta.
Paul Taylor Dance Company.....Tues. & Wed. Mar. 2, 3
Detroit Symphony Orchestra........Fri. Mar. 5
Erich Bergel, Conductor; Radu Lupu, Pianist Schubert: Symphony No. 8; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2; Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra.
Heinz Holliger, Oboist..........Sun. Mar. 7
Music of Rossini, Chopin, Donizetti, Pasculli, Britten, and Jolivet.
Marcel Marceau, Mime......Thurs.-Sat. Mar. 11-13
Jury's Irish Cabaret.........Tues. Mar. 16
Coming: The Pennsylvania Ballet
Monday, April 19: Square Dance; Resettings; Swan Lake (Act II) Tuesday, April 20: Galaxies; Harkarvy Premiere; Under the Sun Wednesday, April 21: Concerto Barocco; Pas de Deux;
Yes, Virginia, Another Piano Ballet (Chopin); Scotch Symphony
Tickets from $8 to $12
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phone: 665-3717, 764-2538

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