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UMS Concert Program, February 9, 1985: The Feld Ballet --

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Season: 106th
Concert: Fifty-first
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Feld Ballet
Gloria Brisbin Timothy Cronin Judith Denman Stephanie Foster Jennifer Grissette Christopher Hoskins Christopher Johnson
Cheryl Jones Thomas Lemanski David Lukcso Megan Murphy Paulo Manso de Sousa Mary Randolph Michael Schumacher
James Sewell Marcia Sussman Joan Tsao Catherine Ulissey Paul Vitali Allison Wade Cynthia Westaway
Ballet Masters Timothy Cronin, Eliot Feld, Catherine Ulissey
Peter Longiaru, Company Pianist
David Rosenberg, Production Stage Manager
Mark Mongold, Technical Director
Cora Cahan, Executive Director
Saturday Evening, February 9, 1985, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Since The Feld Ballet's official premiere in 1974 at the New York Shakespeare Festival's Newman Theater, the company has affirmed its promise of a decade ago. It has premiered 21 of the 44 ballets choreographed by Eliot Feld, its motivating genius, and maintains a New York season as well as extensive tours through the United States. In 1976 The Feld ballet represented the United States in a Bicentennial nine-week tour of Mexico and Central and South America, and in 1979 it made its European debut in Paris, followed by a five-city tour of northern Italy. Also in 1979, the Ballet was featured in the public television series "Dance In America."
The Feld Ballet studios arc located at 890 Broadway, which also houses The New Ballet School and the company's administrative and technical offices. The School opened in 1978 as a tuition-free, professional ballet training program for gifted and talented children in New York City's public schools. The School's annual enrollment is 260.
The Ballet and School are supported by the non-profit Original Ballets Foundation, Inc. This group recently acquired and renovated an old movie house in New York City into The Joyce Theater, which is now the permanent home of The Feld Ballet. A handsome, intimate theater designed solely for dance, The Joyce also provides national and regional dance companies with an "Off-Broadway" theater for New York City engagements.
The Ballet's two concerts this weekend bring to a total of eleven their performances in Ann Arbor.
The activities of the Feld Ballet have been made possible in part by The Shttbcrt I:ontidatioti, The National Corporate Fund for Dance, the Emma A. Sheacr Trust, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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.
Fifty-first Concert of the 106th Season
Fourteenth Annual Choice Series
Choreography: Eliot Feld Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Costume Design: Stanley Simmons Peter Longiaru, Pianist
Judith Dcnman Stephanie Foster Jennifer Grissettc
Christopher Hoskins Christopher Johnson David Lukcso James Sewcll Joan Tsao Paul Vitali Allison Wade Cynthia Westaway
Partitas No. 1 in B-flat major and No. 5 in G major
Play Bach was made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and by The Rockefeller Foundation.
AGAINST THE SKY (Preview prior to New York spring premiere)
Choreography: Eliot Feld Music: Bela Bartok
Costumes: Willa Kim
Gloria Brisbin Michael Schumacher Judith Dcnman Stephanie Foster Jennifer Grisscttc
Marcia Sussman Joan Tsao Catherine Ulissey Allison Wade Cynthia Westaway
Thc first and third movements of Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celeste, and the second, third, and fourth movements of the Fourth String Quartet.
Choreography: Eliot Feld Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Costumes: Willa Kim (Irish and Scottish Folk Songs)
Lighting: Allen Lee Hughes Orchestration: Sol Berkowitz
Stcfanic Foster Jennifer Grissctte Mary Randolph
Marcia Sussman Joan Tsao Catherine Ulissey Allison Wade
Christopher Hoskins Christopher Johnson Thomas Lemanski
Paulo Manso de Sousa Michael Schumacher James Sewell Paul Vitali
Ye Shepherds of this Pleasant Vale The Company
Music, Love and Wine The Company
Behold My Love, How Green the Groves Michael Schumacher
The Pulse of an Irishman Christopher Johnson Stephanie Foster Jennifer Grissette Catherine Ulisscy
Peggy's Daughter
Mary Randolph Michael Schumacher and The Company
Put Round the Bright Wine Christopher Hoskins James Sewcll Paul Vitali
That Mischief Woman
Stephanie Foster Jennifer Grissette Joan Tsao and AH the Men
Sally in our Alley Catherine Ulissey
Fill, Fill My Good Fellow All the Men
Since Greybeards Inform Us That Youth Will Decay The Company
Musical Note: Most of Beethoven's folk song arrangements, which number more than 170 all told, were commissioned by George Thomson (1757-1839), who saw it as his life's work to collect Scottish, Irish, and Welsh folk songs. He enlisted the aid of distinguished poets and well-known composers, among them Beethoven, who accepted this work from 1809 until 1823 in order to improve his financial position. Originally scored for violin, cello, and piano, these songs arc danced to a transcription for chamber orchestra by Sol Berkowitz.
A Footstep of Air was made possible with frinds from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Coming Concerts
Guarneri String Quartet.................................. Sun. Feb. 10
Beethoven: Quartets Op. 18, No. 3, Op. 95, and Op. 132 Katia & Makielle Labeque, Duo-pianists...................... Sun. Feb. 17
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Stravinsky: Concerto for Two Pianos;
Ravel: Ma Mere l'Oye; Gershwin: An American in Paris
Royal Philharmonic Yehudi Menuhin................... Tues. Feb. 19
Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture; Dclius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Elgar: Enigma Variations; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, "Pathetique"
Netherlands Wind Ensemble (newly announced)............ Wed. Feb. 20
Mozart: Highlights from The Abduction from the Seraglio; Gianni Possio: Serenata; Francesco Rosetti: Partita in E-flat; Mozart: Divertimento No. 4, K. 186; Franz Krommer: Nonet, Op. 57
New York City Opera National Company.................Tues. Mar. 5
Verdi's Rigoletto
Kodo.....................................................Thurs. Mar. 7
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble............................... Fri. Mar. 8
Mozart: Divertimento; Zwilich: Double String Quartet; Mendelssohn: Octet (strings)
Paul Badura-Skoda, Pianist............................... Sun. Mar. 10
Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat; Frank Martin: Eight Preludes; Berg: Sonata in B minor, Op. 1; Bach: Partita No. 6 in E minor
Academy of Ancient Music..............................Thurs. Mar. 14
Christopher Hogwood, Conductor; Emma Kirkuy, Soprano; David Thomas, Bass Handel: Water Music, and Cantata, Apollo and Dajhe
National Symphony Mstislav Rostropovich.............Wed. Mar. 20
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Faculty Artists Concert (free admission) .................. Sun. Mar. 24
Ruggiero Ricci, Violinist; Harry Sargous, Oboist, and School of Music String Ensemble, performing Bach Concertos
Sherrill Milnes, Baritone.................................... Fri. Mar. 29
Polish Chamber Orchestra..............................Thurs. Apr. 18
Lutoslawski: Musiquc Funcbrc (1958); Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major; Regcr: Intermezzo; Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110
Ann Arbor May Festival 1985
Wednesday-Saturday, May 1, 2, 3, 4
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra The Festival Chorus, Donald Bryant, Director
Guest Conductors Sixten Ehrling Philippe Entremont Sir Alexander Gibson
Itzhak Perlman, Violinist Philippe Entremont, Pianist
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Soprano Henry Herford, Baritone Anne Martindale Williams, Cellist
Wednesday -Ehrling and Perlman: Nielsen: Maskarade Overture, Symphony No. 5; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Thursday -Entremont and Williams: Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture; Bloch: Schelomo -Hebrew Rhapsody; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453; Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol
Friday -Gibson, Festival Chorus, and Herford; Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture; Mozart: Symphony No. 40; Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
Saturday -Gibson and Te Kanawa: Handel: Overture in D, Arias from Rinaldo and Samson; Elgar: In the South; Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; Strauss: Four Last Songs
Series tickets still available at $65, $50, $40, $30. Single concert tickets, from $9 to $21, available beginning March 7.
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phones: (313) 665-3717, 764-2538

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