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UMS Concert Program, November 6, 1983: New World String Quartet --

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Day
6
Month
November
Year
1983
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Season: 105th
Concert: Thirteenth
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
New World String Quartet
CURTIS MACOMBER, Violinist ROBERT DAN, Violist
VAHN ARMSTRONG, Violinist ROSS HARBAUGH, Cellist
Sunday Afternoon, November 6, 1983, at 4:00 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Quartet in D major, K. 575.......................................... Mozart
Allegretto Andante
Menuetto and Trio Allegretto
Quartet, Op. 3........................................................ Beug
Langsam
Massige viertel
INTERMISSION
Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1................................ Beethoven
Allegro
Allegretto vivace
Adagio niolto e mesto Theme Russe: allegro
Centaur, Vox, and Golden Crest Records.
The New World Quartet's performance this afternoon is underwritten by Mr. and Mrs. Norman N. Gottlieb, Flint, Michigan.
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.
Thirteenth Concert of the 105th Season Twenty-first Annual Chamber Arts Series
About the Artists
The New World String Quartet was formed in the city of Grand Rapids in 1975 and has since emerged as one of America's most prominent young quartets. In 1979 it won the prestigious Naumburg Competition in New York which thrust it into the national limelight. The Quartet has performed on chamber music scries in Chicago, New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Miami, Philadelphia, and Oklahoma City. It gave the world premiere of a work by William Bergsma at the Library of Congress in 1980, and in 1981 performed the complete cycle of Bela Bartok's quartets under the auspices of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during its Bartok Festival. The Quartet has recorded a three-record set of twentieth century music and Ernest Bloch's Piano Quintet with pianist Grant Johannesen. It is currently in the midst of a project to record the complete cycle of Dvorak quartets.
The Quartet performed two "Bonus" concerts in the Musical Society's 1979-80 season, and returns now for its first appearance in the Chamber Arts Series.
Curtis Macomber studied at Thejuilliard School where he was a scholarship student ofjoseph Fuchs. He was a top prize winner in the competition for the residency of American violin music. Mr. Macomber gave his Carnegie Hall debut in 1979, and has performed as soloist with Musica Aeterna, thejuilliard Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, and at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. He has been a faculty member at Juilliard and Montclair State College. In February of 1982 he gave a much-acclaimed recital in Alice Tully Hall, and in May of the same year joined the New World String Quartet.
Vahn Armstrong, a native of Grand Ledge, Michigan, is a graduate ofjuilliard and has studied with Dorothy DcLay, Robert Mann, and Nathan Milstein, among others. He has performed with a number ot ensembles and as soloist both in this country and abroad. Mr. Armstrong is the New World Quartet's newest member, by recommendation of Robert Mann of thejuilliard Quartet.
Robert Dan has appeared with numerous chamber music groups, including the New York Chamber Soloists and the Theater Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He has been a member of the String Arts Trio and the Amphion Ensemble, and was in residence with the New England String Quartet at the University of Connecticut. A graduate ofjuilliard, Mr. Dan made his New York recital debut in 1978 and has since given numerous recitals throughout the United States. Since 1974 he has participated in the University of Maine Summer Chamber Music School and Festival concerts, and has been a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music since 1979.
Ross Harbaugh was born in Minnesota and made his solo debut at the age of 17 with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. He has since appeared with the Atlanta and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras and the Canadian Chamber Orchestra. His awards include full performing fellowships to Tangle-wood, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Accademia Chigiana in Italy.
Coming Concerts
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
Pittsburgh Ballet, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker........... Fri.-Sun. Dec. 16-18
Richard Stoltzman, Clarinet, and
William Douglas, PianoBassoon...........................Thurs. Jan. 12
Cecile Licad, Pianist.......................................... Sat. Jan. 14
Welsh National Opera Chorus.............................Mon. Jan. 16
Paul Taylor Dance Company......................... Fri.-Sun. Jan. 27-29
Leontyne Price, Soprano.......................................Sat. Feb. 4
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GAIL W. RECTOR, President WILBUR K. PIERPONT, Vice President
DOUGLAS D. CRARY, Secretary ALLEN P. BRITTON, Treasurer
PAUL W. McCRACKEN JOHN D. PAUL SARAH GODDARD POWER JOHN W. REED HAROLD T. SHAPIRO LOIS U. STEGEMAN E. THURSTON THIEME JERRY A. WEISBACH
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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