A Benefit for the University Musical Sodefy
24 September 1982
ALBERT AND PEARL NIPON
to Ann Arbor and to our speciality store. We salute you individually and as the designers who present the finest American fashions for women. Unquestionably elegant, classically feminine, truly Nipon.
elcome to the opening event of the University Musical Society's "Season to Celebrate"!
It is extraordinary that a fashion show introduces a concert season, but we have chosen this event in collaboration with one of Ann Arbor's quality merchandising firms, Jacobson's, to attract your attention to our quality program and its need of "benefit" by financial support from business and individuals. We are grateful to Jacobson's and we thank all of you for coming to this theatre tonight expressing your interest and support of the University Musical Society.
Our 104th concert season begins with 11 concerts of great variety in the first month, October, and continues with a total of 50 events ending with the 90th annual May Festival. Audiences will include over 100,000 per?sons from Ann Arbor and southeastern Michigan. The University Musical Society maintains its $1,000,000 program without subsidy from the Uni?versity of Michigan or government funds, but on ticket revenues and contributions.
We welcome your attendance -and attention to our needs -throughout the year.
C Gail W Rector
President (for the Board of Directors)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GAIL W RECTOR. President HARLAN HATCHER. Vice President DOUGLAS D. CRARY Secretary
WILBUR K PIERPONT. Treasurer
RICHARD S. BERGER ALLEN P. BRITTON PAUL W. McCRACKEN SARAH GODDARD POWER JOHN W. REED HAROLD T. SHAPIRO LOIS U. STEGEMAN E. THURSTON TH1EME
Fenner 8 Smith Inc.
332 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 (313) 7694300
Edward F. Heekin Resident Manager
A Benefit for the University Musical Society
Peter I u liin. Pianist
Albert and Pearl Nipcn, Designers
through the courtesy of Jacobson's
Richard H. Minor
Mr. Duchin's piano courtesy of King's Keyboard House
24 September 1982
The Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Deter I ucliiii. Pianist
--Fifteen Minute Intermission--
Albert and Pearl Nimn. Designers
For those holding twentyfive dollar tickets, a champagne reception follows in the Michigan League.
eter Duchin. son of famed jazz pianist Eddie Duchin. didn't decide to become an orchestra leader until after college and a stint in the army. His first booking was at the St. Regis in New York where his regulars included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the John F Kennedys, and the aristocrats of Wall Street. Broadway, and Hollywood. His fame spread to the point where today Peter Duchin and his orchestra give any affair the final stamp of elegance. He is considered to be one of the finest known society orchestra leaders in the country, with bookings nine years hence.
Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, and Reagan have made him an integral part of their conventions, inaugural balls, White House state dinners, private parties, and weddings. Lady Bird Johnson chose Duchin's orchestra for her daughters' weddings as well as for the great East Room ball given by President Johnson in honor of England's Princess Margaret.
He served as music director of the 1976 Demo?cratic Convention and coordinated the music for the inaugural galas in 1977. During the Carter adminis?tration he also played for the Governors Conference at the White House and the Congressional Christmas party in 1978.
During World War II, while Eddie Duchin served in the Navy. Peter grew up on the estate of his godpa?rents. Governor and Mrs. Averell Harriman, in Harriman. New York. It was there that he acquired his profound lifelong love of nature. A great outdoorsman, he has been active in many environmen?tal issues.
Peter attended Eaglebrook, Hotchkiss '54, and graduated with honors from Yale in 1958. He is the author of A Musical Christmas with Peter Duchin, and has recorded twentyfive albums. Among his other activities, he is a member of the prestigious New York State Council on the Arts and served on the Yale University Council, representing the Yale School of Music. Board memberships include Boys Harbor, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Young Audi
ences, The Boy Scouts of America, and the Interna?tional Atlantic Salmon Foundation. He was one of the founders of the American Place Theatre.
Pearl and Albert Nipon exemplify the American success story. As one of this country's leading fashion design houses, the Albert Nipon name repre?sents an uncompromising commitment to excellence in design, quality and workmanship. The Nipons influence the direction of women's fashions with their feminine interpretations of the way a woman should dress.
The distinctive Albert Nipon style is expressed in soft, pretty dresses, sportswear, evening wear, coats and suits. All Albert Nipon designs reflect a sophisti?cated spirit that is both contemporary and enduring.
"Our pretty onepiece dresses and collectibles ap?peal to today's woman, enhancing her femininity and cultivating an image that is never trendy, but always fashionable," says Pearl Nipon, who designs all the lines and is directly involved in every aspect of crea?tion, from the selection of fabrics, to conceiving the silhouettes, fitting each style and merchandising the collections.
Since 1972, the Albert Nipon company has ex?perienced incredible growth. From the initial dress division--Albert Nipon--three more divisions have opened--Nipon Boutique in 1977, Nipon Collecti?bles in 1979 and Albert Nipon By Night in 1981. The most recent divisions, Nipon Blouse and Executive Dress by Albert Nipon were launched in May and June of 1982.
The Albert Nipon licensee agreement encompass an allinclusive type of wardrobe. From scarves to coats and suits to knitwear, the licensees meet the superior standard of quality existing in all other Albert Nipon divisions.
In charge of the business aspects, Albert Nipon has total control over administrative and financial mat?ters. He is a man of action and in his own softspoken way, makes his point clear: "Don't tell me, show me." It is a credo by which he lives.
In every sense of the word, the Albert Nipon en?terprise is a family business. Pearl and Albert's three sons, together with their daughterinlaw and Albert's brothers hold key positions in the company. Business is discussed at the dinner table, while exercising to?gether or over Sunday brunch. There is an immense
feeling of pride, loyalty and dedication in everyone associated with the privatelyowned company.
From superior quality of manufacturing to unusual concern for their employees (many of the 600 em?ployees have been with the company since its begin?ning), the Nipons maintain an unparalleled level of integrity in their industry. The Philadelphia factory, which spans over 160,000 square feet, was specially designed to provide a pleasant working atmosphere.
The Nipons generosity and concern for others ex?tends to other areas of community service and philanthropic organizations, particularly in their hometown, Philadelphia. Pearl and Albert are both active contributors to the Graduate Hospital Neurol?ogy Department and the College of Performing Arts in Philadelphia. They are members of the Museum Associates of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and serve as advisors on the board of the Developmental Center for Autistic Children of Philadelphia. In addi?tion, Albert Nipon is on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. For their exemplary support, Pearl and Albert have been honored with the 1982 Humanitarian Award from the Philadelphia division of the American Cancer Society.
Pearl and Albert Nipon are guided by an inspiring sense of honesty, respect and concern for their fam?ily, colleagues and employees. These are the princi?ples by which they have raised their children, and operate the business that has achieved such out?standing success in the fashion industry.
Greeting from Performing Artists
The following letters arrived throughout the 1979 centennial season from artists who remembered their visits to Ann Arbor with great pleasure. These letters are taken from the University Musical Society's publication "100 Years of Great Performances" which is available through the University Musical Society offices.
will always remember my visit with the University Musical Society, not only for the beauty of the hall but for the warmth, wisdom and response of the audience. Congratulations on your 100th anniversary season.
BEVERLY SILLS, Soprano
For the performing artists, whether American or foreign, a few great centers in the United States form the nucleus of a concept and respect for the American musical scene. This list includes, amongst others, New York, Boston, Philadelphia. Washington. Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the Choral Union Series at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
To the very special audience at Ann Arbor--a group of listeners alert, knowing and warmly responsive--the Choral Union Series has brought the greatest of the world's artists and in addition has had the intelligence and daring to introduce the gifted newcomer. Many years ago, I was one of these newcomers and therefore will be ever grateful for the continued support of the directors of the music series.
My congratulations on the 100th Anniversary. I always look forward to performing here.
ISAAC STERN, Violinist
enjoyed very much performing in Ann Arbor and particularly remember the wonderful sound in your music hall. I hope to be back in Ann Arbor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra some time in the future.
SEIJI OZAWA, Conductor
You surely know that my concert tours in American have given me the greatest of pleasure over the last years. But rarely have I ever been made to feel as welcome and warm as my recent concert in Ann Arbor for you. I know that it was the anniversary year for your organization, and I felt especially welcomed as part of your celebration, and the public at Hill Auditorium made it an absolutely terrific occasion for me. I thank you for the special care and attention you give to artists, which always make us want to come back again to Ann Arbor.
LUCIANO PAVAROTTI, Tenor
Greetings and congratulations to the University Musical Society on the occasion of your 100th Anniversary Season!
I remember well my visits to Ann Arbor and, in particular, I treasure the honor bestowed upon me there of receiving an honorary doctorate along with Aaron Copland.
My sincere good wishes for a most joyful season, and another 100 years of distinguished musical activity.
LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Conductor
Congratulations on your 100th anniversary. It has been one of my great pleasures appearing in Ann Arbor and I hope to do so again in the near future.
BENNY GOODMAN, Clarinet
Congratulations dear Gail! It made me very happy to receive your greetings and the announcement of your celebrating the 100th Anniversary Season of the Musical Society at Ann Arbor. I treasure the memories of my participation in concerts at many occasions at the Musical Society, my stays in Ann Arbor with you, dear friends, and the extraordinarily sensitive, artloving audiences. And what a brilliant opening of the next 100 years having Vladimir Horowitz playing and celebrating his 50th year at Ann Arbor. How I wish I could be present among the many, cheering this great artist, my beloved friend.
RUDOLF SERKIN, Pianist
Staff for the University Musical Society
Gail W. Rector--Administrator
Nancy Cordiner Judge--Director of Development and Promotion Donald Bryant--Choral Conductor
Stephen G. Bates--Sally A. Cushing--Barbara L. Ferguson
Michael L. Gowing--David J. Kitto--Carol G. Wargelin
Lorie A. Wayne--June E. Williams
Alan and Clara Mandel
Robert G. Aldrich Janice Beck
Mary McCollum Charlotte McGeoch
Lois Stegeman Dot Reed
Advisory Committee for the University Musical Society
Robert B. Aldrich Joan Anderson Janice Beck David Clyde Millie Danielson James A. Davies
Kosalie hdwards Esther Floyd Svea Gray Elmer Hamel Gerry Koupal M. E. Lewis
Carl Lutkehaus, Jr. Winnie Mayes Mary McCollum Charlotte McGeoch Dory Paul
Peg Passink Dot Reed Alene Smith Lois Stegeman Betsy Stranahan
Ronald L. Teigen Estelle Titiev Anne Upton Sue Van Appledorn Mary Vanden Belt
Special thanks to the entire staff of Jacobson's in Ann Arbor.
PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE
BULGARIAN FOLK ENSEMBLE
International Presentations 19821983 Season
DUCH1NNIPON BENEFIT ................... Fri Sept 24
SCHOLA CANTORUM OF OXFORD ........... Sun Oct 3
ITZHAK PERLMAN, Violinist .................. Tues Oct 5
FESTIVAL OF THE MILE.................... Thurs Oct 7
"PIR1N" ? BULGARIAN FOLK ENSEMBLE ..... Wed Oct 13
DEMON DRUMMERS & DANCERS OF SADO.....Sat Oct 16
ELMAR OLJVEIRA, Violinist .................. Mon Oct 18
PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Jiri Belohlavek. Conductor............... Thurs Oct 21
ZAGREB GRAND BALLET ................... Sat Oct 23
FRESK STRING QUARTET.................. Wed Oct 27
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND ......... Thurs Oct 28
JUDITH BLEGEN. Soprano ................... Sat Oct 30
ANTHONY ROOLEY. Lute and
EMMA KIRKBY, Soprano.................... Thurs Nov 4
JULIAN BREAM, Guitarist..................... Sun Nov 7
LYDIA ARTYMIW. Pianist...................... Fri Nov 12
LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA
Kurt Masur, Conductor ................... Sun Nov 14
BORODIN TRIO............................. Sat Nov 20
HANDEL'S "MESSIAH".................. FriSun Dec 35
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
Carol Maria Giulini, Conductor.............Tues Dec 7
PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE
Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ......... FriSun Dec 1719
GUARNER1 STRING QUARTET ................. Sun Jan 9
TAMBURITZANS FOLK ENSEMBLE........... Sat Jan 15
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ, Pianist ............ Thurs Jan 27
HAKAN HAGEGARD, Baritone ................ Wed Feb 9
GUARNER1 STRING QUARTET............... Sun Feb 13
PILOBOLUS ......................... TuesWed Mar 12
BELGIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Miha Pogacnik, Violinist..................... Fri Mar 4
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor .............. Sun Mar 6
BALLET FOLCLORICO DE MEXICO ..........Tues Mar 8
ALI AKBAR KAHN, Sarod ....:............. Thurs Mar 10
I SOLJSTI AQUILANI......................... Sat Mar 12
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Seiji Ozawa, Conductor................... Wed Mar 16
NEW IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
James Galway, Conductor and Flutist........ Fri Mar 18
MURRAY PERAH1A, Pianist ................. Thurs Mar 24
MICHAEL l.ORIMER Guitarist................. Sat Mar 26
FITZWILLJAM STRING QUARTET .............. Fri April 8
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sir Georg Sold, Conductor..............Thurs April 14
JOFFREY II....................... TuesWed April 1920
Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo MutiTheo Alcantara ................................ WedSat April 2730
Single tickets from $5.00$ 16.00
Brochure with complete information available upon request
Contact University Musical Society, Burton Tower, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109.
Weekdays 94:30, Saturday 912. Phone (313) 6653717.
A Season to Celebrate!
A Benefit for the University Musical Sodefy