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UMS Concert Program, September 30, 1984: Houston Ballet --

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Day
30
Month
September
Year
1984
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Season: 106th
Concert: Twentieth
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Houston Ballet
Ben Stevenson J. B. Cerrone
Artistic Director General Manager
Hiller Huhn Carmen Mathe 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 Martine Harley
Lisa Austin Lcc Bell
Corps de Ballet Daniel Jamison Matthew Jessner Ken Kempc Genie Lanfcar Megan Murphy Alison Ocben Timothy O'Keefe Sandra Organ
Nicholas Otis Glen Tarachow Patricia Tomlinson Sven Toorvald Lccanna Vidaurri Laurie Volny Rafe Woolcy Diane Yelenosky
Apprentices Richard Hubschcr
Sylvia Rico William Walker
Dennis Poole, Ballet Master Rosemary Miles, Rehearsal Assistant
Sunday Afternoon, September 30, 1984, at 3:00
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.
Twentieth Concert of the 106th Season
Special Concert
SWAN LAKE
Staged by Ben Stevenson after Petipa and Ivanov
Music by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
Scenery and Costumes by David Walker
Lighting by Tony Tucci
OdetteOdile............................................... Rachel Jonell Beard
Prime Siegfried.................................................. Dennis Poole
von Rothbart......................................................Dorio Perez
Queen Mother.................................................. Carmen Mathe
PROLOGUE: The Lakeside ACT I: The Courtyard of the Castle
Wolfgang, the Prince's Tutor............................................... Daniel Jamison
Pas de Six.................................. Martine Harley, Laurie Volny, Sandra Organ,
Gregg Garrett, Kenneth McCombie, Michael Foster
Pas de Trois ......................... Kcrri McClatchy, Patricia Tomlinson, John Grensback
Peasant, Servants, Court ......................................... Artists of Houston Ballet
ACT II: The Lakeside by Moonlight
Two Swans............................................ Martine Harley, Jeanne Doornbos
Cygnets.............................................. Cynthia Draycr, Kerri McClatchy,
Patricia Tomlinson, Laurie Volny
Swans........................................................ Artists of Houston Ballet
INTERMISSION
ACT III: The Ballroom of the Castle
Master of Ceremonies..................................................... S ven Toorvald
Princesses............................................. Rosemary Miles, Jeanne Doornbos,
Kerri McClatchy, Kristine Richmond
Spanish Dance................................... Rosemary Miles, Paul LeGros, Kevin Poe
Czardas..................................................Jeanne Doornbos, Ken Kempe,
and Artists of Houston Ballet
Neapolitan Dance....................................... Kerri McClatchy, John Grensback
Mazurka.............................................. Kristine Richmond, Rafc Wooley,
and Artists of Houston Ballet
ACT IV: The Lakeside
Houston Ballet has received major gifts for this production of "Swan Lake" from Bank of the Southwest, Pcnnzoil Company, Tcnneco, Inc., nmTransco Energy Company.
Swan Lake was first presented on March 4, 1877, at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, by the Russian Imperial Ballet. While this production was not successful, the ballet was produced again several years later with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. It is the Pctipa-Ivanov production that has served as the basis of subsequent stagings.
Prologue: The Lakeside
Princess Odette has wandered close to the lake, gathering flowers, when suddenly the sorcerer von Rothbart appears above her on a rock. By an evil spell, he transforms Odette into a swan.
Act I: The Courtyard of the Castle
Wolfgang, Prince Siegfried's tutor, is organizing festivities in the palace gardens to celebrate the beginning of the hunting season. Siegfried arrives and is entertained by his friends. The Queen, Prince Siegfried's mother, interrupts the celebrations and presents him with a beautiful crossbow. She reminds her son that he is heir to the throne and must now consider marriage. For his twenty-first birthday she has planned a ball in his honor where she will introduce him to some eligible princesses, one of whom, she hopes, he will choose for his bride. Wild swans suddenly soar overhead, and, taking his crossbow, the Prince follows them into the night.
Act II: The Lakeside by Moonlight
The Prince has discovered the swans by a lake. He sees a swan approaching and watches with amazement as suddenly it is transformed into a beautiful maiden. She tells him she is Princess Odette and that the evil spell cast upon her by von Rothbart can only be broken by someone who swears his love for her. Von Rothbart suddenly appears, and Odette begs him not to harm the Prince. Siegfried attempts to shoot the sorcerer, but Odette explains that if he does, the spell can never be broken. Odette and the Prince express their love for each other, and Siegfried swears his vow of eternal love. She warns him never to break his vow, for if he does, she must remain a swan forever. With the approach of dawn, she and her companions must return to the lake and become swans once more.
INTERMISSION
Act HI: The Ballroom of the Castle
The Master of Ceremonies greets the guests as they arrive, and everyone awaits the entrance of the Queen and Prince. The Prince dances with four Princesses, one of whom he must choose to marry, but his mind is filled with memories only of Odette. Suddenly, two uninvited guests arc announced. They are Baron von Rothbart, now in human form, and his daughter Odile. Siegfried is amazed at the likeness of Odilc and his Swan Princess. The four Princesses entertain the Queen and von Rothbart by performing various dances from their own countries, and finally, Odile and Siegfried enter and dance together. During the dance, Odilc bewitches Siegfried into believing she is Odette, and von Rothbart comes forward to make him swear that Odile is his chosen love. The Prince realizes that he has been deceived when von Rothbart and Odile change back into their true forms. Odette and her maidens rush in as triumphantly von Rothbart destroys the castle and once again Odette and her companions are at the lake.
Act IV: The Lakeside
Siegfried begs Odette's forgiveness for his unwitting betrayal. Sadly, she tells him that she forgives him, but nothing can change the fact that his vow is broken. Von Rothbart appears and orders the swans to return to the lake, but Odette's love proves stronger than the magician's spell: She and Siegfried decide they cannot live apart and will die in the lake together. Von Rothbart, enraged, causes a terrible storm, but nothing can separate Odette and Siegfried. Angrily, von Rothbart tries to claim her, but the lovers throw themselves into the lake below. The strength of their love breaks the magician's power and he dies.
Scenery executed by John Campbell Designs Ltd. Costumes executed by Kim Baker.
Houston Ballet Orchestra
Concertmaster: Kristin Kelly; First Violins: Dan Shaughnessy, Martha Marks, Barbara Shreffler; Second Violins: Lori Fay, Trung Trinh, 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 Chap-pelear; Horn: Ron Mason; Trumpet: Adam Bruce; Trombone: Richard Reeves; Percussion: Christina Carroll; Tympani: Sanford Siegel; 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...................................................... Fn. Nov. 2
The Masterplayers of Lugano............................. Sun. Nov. 4
Leipzig Gewandhaus Kuut 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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