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29
Month
September
Year
1984
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Season: 106th
Concert: Nine-teenth
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Houston Ballet
Ben Stevenson Artistic Director
J. B. Cerrone General Manager
Hillcr Huhn Carmen Mathc Assistants to the Artistic Director
Glenn Langdon, Music Director and Conductor
Principal Dancers
Li Cunxin Suzanne Longley Kenneth McCombie Janie Parker Dorio Perez Dennis Poole
Soloists
Rachel Jonell Beard Jeanne Doornbos Cynthia Drayer John Grensback
Paul LeGros Kerri McClatchy Rosemary Miles
Kevin Poe Kristine Richmond
Lauren Anderson Martha Butler Nicole Cucvas Carole Dunn Caren Flanagan Michael Foster Gregg Garrett Martinc Harley
Corps de Ballet Daniel Jamison Matthew Jessncr Ken Kcmpe Genie Lanfcar Megan Murphy Alison Oeben Timothy O'Keefc Sandra Organ
Nicholas Otis Glen Tarachow Patricia Tomlinson Sven Toorvald Lccanna Vidaurri Laurie Volny Rafe Wooley Diane Yelcnosky
Apprentices Lisa Austin Lee Bell Richard Hubschcr Sylvia Rico William Walker
Dennis Poole, Ballet Master Rosemary Miles, Rehearsal Assistant
Saturday Evening, September 29, 1984, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Great Lakes Arts Alliance, with the support of the Michigan Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Nineteenth Concert of the 106th Season
Special Concert
SYMPHONY IN D
Choreography: Jiri Kylian Music: Joseph Haydn
Lighting: William Banks Costumes: Tom Schenk
Staged for Houston Ballet by Deirdue O'Donohoe
Cynthia Drayer Rachel Jonell Beard Sandra Organ
Kristine Richmond Timothy O'Kcefe Dorio Perez
Kenneth McCombie Paul LeGros Gregg Garrctt
John Grensback Jeanne Doornbos Kerri McClatchy
Patricia Tomlinson Laurie Volny Ken Kcmpe Kevin Poe
Underwriting for Jiri Kylian's "Symphony in D" has been provided by a major grant from Citibank and Citicorp.
INTERMISSION
THREE PRELUDES
Choreography: Ben Stevenson Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Lighting: William Banks Piano Soloist: Jack Buckhannan
Janie Parker Dennis Poole "Preludes: Op. 32, No. 10 in B minor; Op. 23, No. 1 in F-sharp minor; Op. 32, No. 9 in A major
Created by Mr. Stevenson for the Harkness Youth Dancers in 1969, Three Preludes won First Prize for Choreography at the International Ballet Competition, Varna, Bulgaria, in 1972.
INTERMISSION
ETUDES
Choreography: Harald Lander
Music: Carl Czerny, arranged and orchestrated by Knudage Riisager Staged by Toni Lander Marks and Lise Lander
Costumes: Lilyne Scenery and Lighting: William Banks
Premiered January 18, 1948, by the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen
Suzanne Longley Kenneth McCombie Dorio Perez
Rachel Jonell Beard, Jeanne Doombos, Cynthia Drayer, Martinc Harley, Kerri McClatchy, Rosemary Miles, Kristine Richmond, Sandra Organ, Patricia Tomlinson, Laurie Volny
Lauren Anderson, Nicole Cucvas, Carole Dunn, Carcn Flanagan, Genie Lanfcar, Megan Murphy, Alison Oebcn, Lecanna Vidaurri, Diane Yelcnosky, Lisa Austin, Sylvia Rico
John Grensback, Paul LeGros, Kevin Poe, Michael Foster, Grett Garrett, Daniel Jamison, Matthew Jcssncr, Ken Kcmpc, Timothy O'Kccfc, Svcn Toorvald, Glen Tarachow, Rafe Wooley
By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., sole agent for Knudage Riisager.
The production costs of "Etudes" were underwritten by generous and deeply appreciated grants from the Blaffer Foundation, Cameron Iron Works, Inc., Conoco, Inc., andGalvcston-Houston Company.
Scenery and barres executed by Houston Stage Equipment Corporation.
Ben Stevenson, Artistic Director
Director, choreographer, master teacher, Ben Stevenson since 1976 has transformed Houston Ballet into one of the major dance companies in America, with a reputation known throughout the world.
Mr. Stevenson's work as a director began in New York in 1968 with his appointment to head the newly formed Harkness Youth Dancers. While there, he choreographed Three Preludes, later winning first prize for modern choreography at Varna's International Ballet Competition. Moving to the National Ballet of Washington in 1971 as co-director, he choreo?graphed his well-known Cinderella. Known for his stagings of the great classics, he has restaged an internationally famed production of Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty. His first major full-length ballet for Houston was his production of Swan Lake. He later premiered Peer Gynt, and his most recent full-length work was Lady in Waiting, a collaboration with singer Clco Lainc and composer John Dankworth. Mr. Stevenson's repertory of one-act ballets includes L (1978), Four Last Songs (1980), and Zheng Ban Qiao (1982), a collaboration with Chinese artists. Many of the pas de deux he has created for dancers in the company have been performed at prestigious galas, festivals, and benefits around the world. Recently, his Romance pas de deux was among the works which earned him the choreographic gold medal at the 1982 International Ballet Competition. To broaden the Houston repertoire, Mr. Stevenson has acquired many signifi?cant works by some of the world's greatest choreographers, most notably Sir Frederick Ashton, Glen Tctlcy, Ronald Hynd, Hans van Mancn, Choo San Goh, Jiri Kylian, and the late George Balanchinc.
Mr. Stevenson's conviction that the development of a major company stems from the success of a well-established professional school has produced one of the finest dance training centers in the United States, the Houston Ballet Academy. Impressively, seventy-five percent of the dancers now in the company have been trained in the Academy. In the summer of 1980 he was invited to be a principal guest teacher at the Peking Dance Academy, the first teacher from America to receive this honor. He has also been guest teacher with American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, and The Royal Ballet in London.
Through his choreography, teaching, and artistic direction, Ben Stevenson has developed a body of works, a major dance company and school, and has influenced dancers, teachers, and choreographers worldwide, thereby forming the base for an important new legacy in the history of dance.
Houston Ballet Orchestra
Concertmaster: Kristin Kelly; First Violins: Dan Shaughnessy, Martha Marks, Barbara Shrcffler; Second Violins: Lori Fay, TrungTrinh.John Cramer, Karen McMahon; Violas: Mary Fulgham, Robert Bridges; Cellos: Steven Estes, Mary Kenney; Contrabass: Edward Ben; Flute: Wendy Williams; Oboe: Robin Hough; Clarinets: David Teasdalc, Randall Griffin; Bassoon: Juliet Chappelear; Horn: Ron Mason; Trumpet: Adam Bruce; Trombone: Richard Reeves; Percussion: Christina Carroll; Tympani: Sanford Sicgel; Piano: Jack Buckhannan.
1984-85 Concert Season
Western Opera Theater, Rossini's La Cenerentola.............. Sat. Oct. 6
Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnanyi......... Wed. Oct. 10
Guarneri String Quartet................................. Wed. Oct. 17
?James Galway, Flutist....................................... Sat. Oct. 20
Atlanta Symphony Robert Shaw.........................Sun. Oct. 21
Royal Winnipeg Ballet............................Sat., Sun. Oct. 27, 28
Ivo Pogorelich, Pianist.................................... Tues. Oct. 30
Nexus...................................................... Fri. Nov. 2
The Masterplayers of Lugano............................. Sun. Nov. 4
Leipzig Gewandhaus Kurt Masur....................... Thurs. Nov. 8
?Leipzig Gewandhaus Kurt Masur.......................... Fri. Nov. 9
Viktoria Mullova, Violinist.................................Sat. Nov. 10
Kuijken Quartet (early music)............................ Tues. Nov. 13
Judith Blegen, Soprano, and
HAkan HagegArd, Baritone................................ Sat. Nov. 17
Romanian National Choir........................... (aft.) Sun. Nov. 18
American Ballet Theatre II......................... (eve.) Sun. Nov. 18
Handel's Messiah I Donald Bryant............Fri.-Sun. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2
?Vienna Choir Boys.........................................Sun. Dec. 9
Pittsburgh Ballet, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker........... Fri.-Sun. Dec. 14-16
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pianist................................Tues. Jan. 15
Music from Marlboro.....................................Wed. Jan. 23
Balletap USA............................................. Sun. Jan. 27
Prague Symphony Jiri Belohlavek..........................Sat. Feb. 2
Festival Chorus and soloists
Feld Ballet.......................................... Fri., Sat. Feb. 8, 9
Guarneri String Quartet.................................. Sun. Feb. 10
Katia & Marielle Labeque, Duo-pianists...................... Sun. Feb. 17
Royal Philharmonic Yehudi Menuhin................... Tues. Feb. 19
New York City Opera National Company.................Tues. Mar. 5
Verdi's Rigoletto
?Kodo.....................................................Thurs. Mar. 7
Paul Badura-Skoda, Pianist................................ Sun. Mar. 10
?Academy of Ancient Music..............................Thurs. Mar. 14
National Symphony Mstislav Rostropovich.............Wed. Mar. 20
?Faculty Artists Concert................................. Sun. Mar. 24
Sherrill Milnes, Baritone.................................... Fri. Mar. 29
Polish Chamber Orchestra..............................Thurs. Apr. 18
?Concerts added since first announcement last spring.
For free brochure with complete information, contact the Musical Society (see below).
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1270 Phones: (313) 665-3717, 764-2538

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