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UMS Concert Program, February 8, 1987: International Presentations Of Music & Dance -- Martha Graham Dance Company

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Season: 108th
Concert: Twenty-ninth
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Martha Graham Dance Company
60th Anniversary Season
MARTHA GRAHAM Artistic Director
Ron Protas, General Director and Associate Artistic Director
Linda Hodes, Associate Artistic Director
James D. Nomikos, General Manager
Eugene Lowery, Operations Director
Kristina Angela Kapp, Development Director
Takako Asakawa Thea Nerissa Barnes Jacqulyn Buglisi Terese Capucilli Christine Dakin Donlin Foreman Judith Garay Julian Littleford Peggy Lyman Maxine Sherman George White, Jr. Larry White
Sophie Giovanola Joyce Herring Steve Rooks Kim Stroud
Mark Borncman Lyndon Branaugh Kathy Buccellato Mario Camacho
Christopher Doldcr Floyd Flynn Debra Kantor Theresa Maldonado
Pascal Rioult Kenneth Topping Denise Vale
Costumes: Martha Graham, Halston Scenery: Isamu Noguchi, Ron Protas, Ming Cho Lee, Philip Staff,
Dani Karavan Lighting: Jean Rosenthal, Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr., Beverly Emmons,
Thomas Skelton, Richard Nelson
Regisseurs: Martha Graham, Linda Hodes, Ron Protas, Bert Terborgh, Yuriko
Company Rehearsal Director: Bert Terborgh Assistant Rehearsal Director: David Hochoy
Sunday Afternoon, February 8, 1987, at 3:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Musical Society gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Ford Motor Company Fund for underwriting the costs of this house program. This performance is supported in part by Arts Midwest's members and friends, iti partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Cameras arc not allowed in the auditorium. Twenty-ninth Concert of the 108th Season Sixteenth Annual Choice Series
APPALACHIAN SPRING "Ballet for Martha"
Choreography and Costumes: Martha Graham Set: Isamu Noguchi Music: Aaron Copland
Original Lighting: Jean Rosenthal
Choreography copyright 1976 by Martha Graham
First performed: October 30, 1944
Springtime in the Appalachian wilderness is celebrated by a young man and woman about to be married by a revivalist preacher and his followers and by a pioneer woman who dreams of the Promised Land.
The Husbandman: Donlin Foreman The Bride: Christine Dakin The Pioneering Woman: Maxine Sherman The Revivalist: Larry White The Followers: Kathy Buccellato, Joyce Herring, Debra Kantor, Theresa Maldonado
Commissioned for Martha Graham by the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
The original title chosen by Aaron Copland was Ballet for Martha, which Martha Graham subsequently
titled Appalachian Spring. By arrangement with Boosey and Hawkes, Inc.
Choreography: Martha Graham
Costumes: Halston Music: Bela Bartok
Lighting: Thomas Skelton
First performed: May 27, 1986
Crescent Moon: Thea Nerissa Barnes Velvet Night: Julian Littleford
Kathy Buccellato, Judith Garay, Sophie Giovanola, Joyce Herring Debra Kantor, Theresa Maldonado, Maxine Sherman, Kim Stroud, Denise Vale
Mark Bomeman, Lyndon Branaugh, Mario Camacho, Christopher Dolder Floyd Flynn, Pascal Rioult, Steve Rooks, Kenneth Topping, Larry White
Commissioned by The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust.
From Daniel Boorstin's The Discoverers. Suite for Dame, used by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.
Choreography: Martha Graham Music: Igor Stravinsky Costumes: Halston Lighting: Thomas Skelton
Set: Ron Protas First performed: February 28, 1984
The Chosen One: Terese Capucilli The Shaman: George White, Jr.
Kathy Buccellato, Sophie Giovanola, Joyce Herring, Debra Kantor
Theresa Maldonado, Kim Stroud, Denise Vale
Mark Borneman, Lyndon Branaugh, Mario Camacho, Christopher Dolder Floyd Flynn, Pascal Rioult, Steve Rooks, Kenneth Topping
Commissioned by Halston. ?Used by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.
About the Artists
The Martha Graham Dance Company is in the midst of celebrating its 60th Anniversary Season, dating from April 18, 1926, when Martha Graham gave her first dance concert on her own -one that started her career as one of history's greatest dancers and choreographers. She has been compared to Picasso and Stravinsky because of her unquestionable dominance of her art. Her original move?ment technique and her monumental body of dance works -176 ballets -have been called the most significant contribution to dance in this century and include many classics of American modern dance.
During its sixty years, the Martha Graham Dance Company has received acclaim from audi?ences in over fifty countries. It has performed at opera houses in New York, London, and Paris, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as well as at the base of the Great Pyramids of Egypt, and the ancient Herod Atticus Theatre on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. In addition to live performances, the company has also produced several films and videotapes that are telecast on the PBS network and then around the world.
The Martha Graham School in New York trains students in the Graham Technique, preparing them to become professional dancers in the Graham Company and other major dance companies throughout the world. The school's alumni include choreographers Paul Taylor, Merce Cunning?ham, and Twyla Tharp. Through a course entitled "Movement for Actors," actors including Bette Davis, Kirk Douglas, Tony Randall, Rip Torn, Lome Green, Eli Wallach, Joanne Woodward, and Woody Allen have studied with Martha Graham. The School is presently establishing a school in Florence, Italy, in response to the many requests from the cultural ministers throughout Europe for an authorized Martha Graham School in Europe.
The three concerts in Ann Arbor this weekend represent the company's only performances in the United States this year, prior to its full schedule of engagements abroad. Miss Graham continues to lead her company through engagements in the United States and abroad, as well as making dances, rehearsing, and teaching at her studio in New York City. The number of Ann Arbor concerts given by the Graham Company under Musical Society auspices total 16, including the three this weekend.
The Board of Trustees of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc. wishes to express its deepest appreciation to the following patrons whose extraordinary dedication and generosity make possible the continued activities of the Martha Graham Company and School: Halston, Mrs. Evelyn Sharp, Mrs. Lila Acheson Wallace, Pan American World Airways, Inc., The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Coming Concerts
Kiri Te Kanawa, Soprano; Martin Katz, Pianist............. Tues. Feb. 10
Handel: three arias from Guilio Cesare; Mozart: Exultate, jubilate;
Strauss: Five Songs; Five Songs of the Auvergne (an. Canteloube); Folk Songs
Guarneri String Quartet................................... Fri. Feb. 13
Beethoven: Quartets, Op. 18, No. 6 and Op. 135; Grosse Fugue, Op. 133
Vienna Philharmonic Claudio Abbado.................... Tues. Mar. 3
Beethoven: Symphonies No. 1 and 3
Vienna Philharmonic Claudio Abbado.................... Wed. Mar. 4
Beethoven: Symphonies No. 4 and 6
Maurice Andre, Trumpet; Leonard Raver, Organist...........Sat. Mar. 14
Trumpet Concertos by Albinoni, Stolzel, and Handel; Bach: (for organ alone) Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Fantasia and Fugue in G minor
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble.......................... Tues. Mar. 17
New York City Opera National Company............... Thurs. Mar. 19
Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Faculty Artists Concert (free admission).................... Sun. Mar. 22
James Galway, Flutist......................................... Fri. Mar. 27
The Cambridge Buskers.................................... Sun. Mar. 29
Chamber Orchestra of Europe............................... Fri. Apr. 3
Lorin Maazel, Conductor; Frank Peter Zimmermann, Violinist Beethoven: Overture to Egmont; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219; Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
Gary Karr, Double Bass Eliot Fisk, Guitar.................... Sun. Apr. 5
Jean Guillou, Organist...................................... Sun. Apr. 12
1987 Ann Arbor May Festival -April 28-May 1
The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Kurt Masur, Music Director and Conductor
The Festival Chorus, Donald Bryant, Director
Pinchas Zukerman, Violinist Peter Rosel, Pianist
Marilyn Horne, Mezzo-Soprano
Arleen Auger, Soprano Vinson Cole, Tenor
Susanne Mentzer, Mezzo-Soprano Paul Plishka, Bass
Tuesday Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Zukerman); Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
("From the New World")
Wednesday Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Rosel); Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Thursday Mahler: "Kindertotenlieder" (Horne); Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 ("Romantic") Friday Beethoven: Choral Fantasy (Rosel), Symphony No. 9, with Final Chorus on Schiller's
"Ode to Joy" (Auger, Mentzer, Cole, Plishka)
Series tickets now on sale; single tickets available March 9.
GAIL W. RECTOR, President DOUGLAS D. CRARY, Secretary
JOHN W. REED, Vke-Presidem )OHN D. PAUL, Treasurer
First term began June 1, 1986. (First term began January 1, 1987.
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1270 Telephone: (313) 764-2538

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