Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
"HE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Beaux Arts Trio
MENAHEM PRESSLER, Pianist ISIDORE COHEN, Violinist BERNARD GREENHOUSE, Cellist
Sunday Afternoon, March 16, 1986, at 4:00 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Trio in E-flat major, Hob. XV, No. 10..............................Haydn
Allegro moderato Presto assai
Notturno in E-flat major, Op. 148 (D. 897)....................... Schubert
Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 ("Ghost")...................... Beethoven
Allegro vivace e con brio Largo assai ed espressivo Presto
Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66......
Allegro energico e con fuoco Andante espressivo
Scherzo: molto allegro quasi presto Finale: allegro appassionato
Philips and Mercury Records.
Copies of Nicholas Delbanco's new book The Beaux Arts Trio, already autographed by the author, are on sale in the lobby preceding the concert, during intermission, and after the concert. Members of the Trio will be on-stage following the concert, for those who wish to have their book autographed by the performers. One-half of the purchase price will benefit the University Musical Society.
Sixty-sixth Concert of the 107th Season
Twenty-third Annual Chamber Arts Series
About the Artists
The Beaux Arts Trio, now celebrating its 30th anniversary season, has won the admira?tion of critics and audiences throughout the world. The Trio's consistent re-engagements lend distinction season after season to many performing series and major music festivals. Their extensive discography encompasses the entire piano trio literature, and their recordings have won many coveted awards, including the Grand Prix du Disque, the Gramophone "Record of the Year," and Stereo Review's 1983 "Record of the Year" award. The Trio recently performed works of Haydn, Brahms, and Ravel on a nationwide PBS broadcast, and, to highlight this season, the ensemble is the subject of a book written by Nicholas Delbanco, detailing the history of the Trio's thirty years of music-making.
This evening's concert marks the Trio's fifth performance in Ann Arbor.
Menahem Pressler was born in Magdeburg, Germany, grew up in Israel, and began his professional career in the United States at the age of seventeen. His first American tour was highlighted by five solo appearances with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and subsequent engage?ments included performances with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony of Washington, D.C., and the Israel and London Philharmonics. He now tours extensively as a soloist, as well as a member of the Beaux Arts Trio. Mr. Pressler is a Distinguished Professor of Music on the piano faculty of Indiana University and takes time every winter to teach at the Jerusalem Music Center. He has recorded for Philips, Musical Heritage, and Monitor.
Isidore Cohen, born in New York City of Russian immigrant parents, originally planned a career in medicine. He grew to love the violin, however, while in the armed services, and upon his return was accepted by Thejuilliard School to study with Ivan Galamian. Mr. Cohen has been concertmaster of the Mostly Mozart Festival in Lincoln Center, The Little Orchestra Society in New York, and the Casals Festival Orchestra in Puerto Rico. His extensive chamber music background includes membership in thejuilliard and Schneider Quartets and appear?ances with the Budapest Quartet and the renowned Music from Marlboro. He also makes frequent solo appearances throughout the United States.
Bernard Greenhouse was born and raised in Newjersey. He studied atjuilliard, made his New York recital debut to great critical acclaim, and then went to Europe for two years of study with the great Spanish master Pablo Casals. Since then Mr. Greenhouse has made appearances in most of the major cities of Europe and America in recital, with orchestra, with chamber music ensembles, and has recorded for Columbia, RCA, Concert Hall, and the American Recording Society. He plays the famous "Paganini" Stradivarius cello, dated 1707. Mr. Greenhouse is on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Benny Goodman and his Big Band
Opening Act: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band
Saturday, March 22, at 8:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium
Tickets at $25, $20, $15, and $12
Thursday, March 27, at 8:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium Tickets at $16, $13, $10, and $8
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GAIL W. RECTOR, President JOHN W. REED, Vice President
DOUGLAS D. CRARY, Secretary JOHN D. PAUL, Treasurer
HOWARD S. HOLMES ALAN G. MERTEN LOIS U. STEGEMAN
DAVID B. KENNEDY SARAH GODDARD POWER E. THURSTON THIEME
RICHARD L. KENNEDY HAROLD T. SHAPIRO JERRY A. WEISBACH
?PATRICK B. LONG
?First term began January 1, 1986.
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