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UMS Concert Program, October 19, 1983: International Presentations Of Music & Dance --

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Day
19
Month
October
Year
1983
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Season: 105th
Concert: Sixth
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
James Tocco
Pianist
Wednesday Evening, October 19, 1983, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, Op. 81a ("Les Adieux") .......... Beethoven
Adagio, allegro Andantecsprcssivo Vivacissimamcnte
Fantasies, Op. 116 ............................................... Brahms
Capriccio in D minor Intermezzo in A minor Capriccio in G minor Intermezzo in E major
Intermezzo in E minor Intermezzo in E major Capriccio in D minor
INTERMISSION
Berceuse in D-flat major, Op. 57 .................................. Chopin
Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60................................ Chopin
Touches (1981) ............................................... Behnstein
Chorale, 8 Variations & Coda
El Salon Mexico.................................................Copland
(transcribed by Leonard Bernstein)
Acacia, Gasparo, and Pro Arte Records.
The Musical Society acknowledges Liberty Music Shop's generosity and commitment to Ann Arbor's cultural life in underwriting the printing costs of this concert program.
Sixth Concert of the 105th Season
Eighth Annual Debut & Encore Series
About the Artist
James Tocco, who returns this evening for his second Ann Arbor recital, is steadily building a career of major proportions. In this country, he has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the National Symphony of Washington, D. C, and the symphony orchestras of Buffalo, Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Denver, Indianapolis, and San Diego. This season he adds the Milwaukee Symphony and the New Orleans Philharmonic to that list. In recital, he has been heard across the country, including performances at the White House, at Washington's Kennedy Center, in New York's Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, and at major universities.
Mr. Tocco's festival appearances here and abroad include the Spolcto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, with the Spolcto Festival Orchestra, the Mozart Salzburg Festival with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Festival with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Dubrovnik Festival, and the Holland Festival.
In Europe, James Tocco regularly tours Germany, Switzerland, England, and the Netherlands, and has recently toured Africa, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, the Soviet Union and, in 1982, appeared with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in attendance. During these tours, he has performed with the Munich Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, and orchestras in Italy, Turkey, and Poland. This season he returns to Europe for a rc-cngagemcnt with the Berlin Philharmonic.
In the United States, Mr. Tocco has developed a reputation as a champion of American composers. He has recently undertaken several recording projects which include a four-record set of the piano music of Edward MacDowcll and Charles Tomlinson Griffes, and a scries of recordings of Leonard Bernstein's "Collected Works for Piano Solo." The first album of the latter includes the world premiere recording of Bernstein's transcription of Copland's "El Salon Mexico," the conclud?ing work on this evening's program.
James Tocco was born in Detroit, the youngest of 13 children, and the only one to follow a musical career. He began winning prizes in Detroit, one of which included a scholarship for a summer's study at the Salzburg Mozarteum. He continued his studies in Paris, and then won a scholarship from the French government which enabled him to remain there two more years, awarding him a recital tour of France and a Parisian debut. Within a few seasons, the pianist began to give concerts in Europe and in Asia, and became one of the few American pianists to win eight major international competitions, including first prize at the 1973 Munich International Music Competi?tion. He replaced the ailing Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli on short notice in the International Music Festival in Vienna in 1977, and has since then played numerous concerts in that city.
The pianist couples teaching activities with performing, giving master classes throughout the United States and recently in Japan at the Toho School of Music. He is also a member of the distinguished Artists Faculty of Indiana University in Bloomington.
Coming Concerts
Beaux Arts Trio........................................... Sun. Oct. 23
New World Ballet of Caracas............................ Wed. Oct. 26
English Chamber Orchestra Charles Mackerras......... Thurs. Oct. 27
Gidon Kremer, Violinist
Leonid and Valentina Kozlov............................... Sat. Oct. 29
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Helmuth Rilling........ Tucs. Nov. 1
Gaechinger Kantorei of Stuttgart and soloists
Soviet Emigre Orchestra Lazar Gosman.................. Wed. Nov. 2
New World String Quartet................................ Sun. Nov. 6
Warsaw Philharmonic Kazimierz Kord.................. Thurs. Nov. 10
Misha Dichter, Pianist
Mstislav Rostropovich, Cellist............................. Wed. Nov.'16
Hermann Baumann, Horn................................... Fri. Nov. 18
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra Janos Rolla............. Sun. Nov. 20
Handel's Messiah I Donald Bryant...................... Fri.-Sun. Dec. 2-4
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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