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Day
10
Month
December
Year
1987
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Season: 109th
Concert: Twentieth
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

nteJfiatioqa Presentations
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
The Swingle Singers
Ward Swingle, Founder and Musical Advisor
Helen Massey, Soprano I Andrew Busher, Tenor I
Deryn Edwards, Soprano II Jonathan Rathbone, Tenor II
Linda Suggitt, Alto I Benjamin Parry, Bass I
Carol Canning, Alto II David Porter Thomas, Bass II
Ross Patterson, Sound Engineer
Thursday Evening, December 10, 1987, at 8:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Christmas Program
Overture to The Marriage of Figaro ................... Mozart (an. W. Swingle)
Fugue, B.W. V. 578......................................... Bach (Swingle)
Audete Gaudete....................................... Traditional (Swingle)
The Oxen................................... HardyRathbone (J. Rathbone)
A Visit from St. Nicholas...........................MooreSwingle (Swingle)
The Angel Gabriel.................................... Traditional (Rathbone)
Christmas Motets ................................................ Poulenc
Sleepers, Wake.............................................Bach (B. Parry)
Coventry Carol...................................... Traditional (Rathbone)
I Believe in Father Christmas........................ SinfieldLake (Rathbone)
Carol Medley........................................ Traditional (Rathbone)
Clair de Lune........................................... Debussy (Swingle)
1812 Overture.....................................Tchaikovsky (Rathbone)
INTERMISSION
CBS, RCA, DeccaLondon, EMI, MMC, and Polygram Records.
The University Musical Society wishes to thank Ford Motor Company Fund for its generosity in underwriting the production and printing costs of this program.
Cameras and recording devices are not allowed in the auditorium. Halls Cough Tablets, courtesy of Warner-Lambert Company, are available in the lobby.
Twentieth Concert of the 109th Season Seventeenth Annual Choice Series
Tuxedo Junction....................... HawkinsJohnsonDash (C. Canning)
Fascinatin' Rhythm..................... GershwinRussoHendricks (Swingle)
Lady Madonna................................LennonMcCartney (Canning)
Cachapaya ......................................... Traditional (J. Mealing)
Sleigh Ride.................................... ParishAnderson (Rathbone)
Christmas Song.................................... TormeWells (S. Grant)
Hymn to the Virgin ............................................... Britten
Carol Medley: ........................................ Traditional (Swingle)
Les Anges dans nos campagnes O Tannenbaum Bel Astre quej'adore
Blue Christmas ...................................HayesJohnson (Canning)
Frosty the Snowman..............................NelsonRollins (Rathbone)
White Christmas.........................................Berlin (Rathbone)
Christmas Medley:
Winter Wonderland ........................... SmithBernard (Swingle)
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town .................GillespieCoots (Swingle)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas ............MartinBlane (Swingle)
Twelve Days of Christmas ............................ Traditional (Rathbone)
About the Artists
The art of using the human voice to imitate instrumental sound is both universal and old. In Scotland, folk archivists call it "mouth music," and in New Orleans it's known as "scat-singing" as practiced by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. In Paris of the 1960s, Ward Swingle, an American musician who studied piano under Walter Gicseking in post-war France, took the scat-singing idea and applied it to the works of J. S. Bach. His resulting ensemble,The Swingle Singers, enjoyed worldwide popularity for more than a decade before he moved to London and brought together a new double quartet. The repertoire expanded to include a more varied range of composers and styles. The eight vocalists, all trained in the great British choral tradition, combined their classical backgrounds with the early music of England and France, music of the jazz greats and Big Bands, and contemporary music. When Ward Swingle retired in 1984 to return to America, the success of The Swingles continued unabated. New members have brought a freshness which, integrated with Swingle's maxim of musical excellence and originality, continues to win ever wider audiences. In the field of modern music, the singers continue to broaden their repertoire with works written for them by Italian composers Luciano Berio and Azio Corghi.
The Swingles' "Orchestral Pops" repertoire has brought invitations to London's Barbican Theatre with the London Symphony Orchestra, and to many prestigious American venues, including Washington's Kennedy Center, New York's Lincoln Center, and Chicago's Grant Park. They have performed with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and Boston, and this month will perform Ravel's L'Enfaiit et les sortileges with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Their current season includes numerous concerts and radio and television appearances in the United States, England, Scandinavia, Europe, Israel, the Far East, and behind the Iron Curtain. The group has just released two new albums: a Christmas selection and a collection of vocal treatments of instrumental classics.
The Swingle Singers have appeared twice in Ann Arbor, in 1971 and 1980, both under Ward Swingle's direction.
Give the Gift of Music . . . Gift certificates available in any amount
Coming Concerts
Pittsburgh Ballet, Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ........ Fri.-Sun. Dec. 11-13
Horacio Gutierrez, Pianist................................... Wed. Jan. 13
Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 10, No. 3; Schumann: Davidsbiindlertanze;
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8
Kodo (Japanese "taiko" drummers) ...............................Fri. Jan. 15
Empire Brass Quintet ....................................... Mon. Jan. 25
Empire Brass & Douglas Major, Organist .................... Tues. Jan. 26
New York City Opera National Company ................ Thurs. Feb. 4
Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" Camerata Musica ............................................Mon. Feb. 8
Music of Corelli, Marcello, Telemann, Vivaldi, Torelli, and
Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances III Lynn Harrell, Cellist; Igor Kipnis, Harpsichordist .............. Sun. Feb. 14
All-Bach: Sonatas, Nos. 1, 2, and 3; Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
(harpsichord alone); Suite No. 3 (cello alone)
Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company ..................... Mon. Feb. 29
English Chamber OrchestraJeffrey Tate .................. Mon. Mar. 7
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Violinist
Mozart: "Marriage of Figaro" Overture; Mozart: Violin Concerto in
A major, K. 216; Gordon Jacob: Mini-Concerto for Clarinet; Haydn:
Symphony No. 101 ("Clock")
Hubbard Street Dance Company .................. Sat., Sun. Mar. 12, 13
Belgrade State Folk Ensemble ............................. Sun. Mar. 13
Christopher Parkening, Guitarist ..............................Fri. Mar. 18
Music of Bach, Mozart, Granados, Albeniz, Torroba, Sanz,
Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, and Falla Faculty Artists Concert (free admission) .................... Sun. Mar. 20
Schumann: Song cycle, "Dichterliebe," Leslie Guinn, baritone,
Martin Katz, pianist; Schubert: "Trout" Quintet, D. 667 Andre Watts, Pianist ........................................... Sat. Apr. 2
Haydn: Sonata No. 58, Hob. XVI48; Mozart: Sonata in F, K. 332;
Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op. 119; Schubert: Sonata, D. 784 (Op. 143),
and "Wanderer" Fantasy
Bonn Woodwind Quintet .................................... Fri. Apr. 8
Steven Masi, Pianist
Haydn: Divertimento No. 1; Reicha: Quintet, Op. 88, No. 2;
Beethoven: Piano Quintet, Op. 16; Mozart: Quintet, K. 406;
Hindemith: "Kleine Kammermusik"; Poulenc: Piano Sextet
Monte Carlo PhilharmonicLawrence Foster ............... Fri. Apr. 22
Katia & Marielle Labeque, Duo-pianists
Pre-concert Presentations
Complement your concertgoing with these presentations designed to enhance your musical experience via the expertise of the following speakers. The place is the Rackham Building at 7:00 p.m., open to the public at S3, tickets at the door; complimentary admission for Encore and Cheers! members and students with valid I.D. For further information, call 764-8489. Wednesday, Jan. 13, preceding Horacio Gutierrez -Tricks of the Triad:
Pianistic Sleight of Trade Louis Nagcl, Associate Professor of Piano, U-M Monday, Jan. 25, preceding Empire Brass Quintet -A History of Brass Instruments:
From the Forest to the Concert Hall Louis Stout, Professor of Music, U-M Thursday, Feb. 4, preceding "The Barber of Seville," N.Y.C. Opera National Company
Jay Lesenger, Stage Director, U-M Opera Theater Saturday, Mar. 12, preceding Hubbard Street Dance Company -The Dance of Theater and
Cinema: Making Entertainment Art Peter Sparling, Assistant Professor of Dance, U-M Saturday, Apr. 2, preceding Andre Watts -Being Critical: The Role of the Music Critic
Paul Boylan, ProfessorDean, U-M School of Music
1988 Ann Arbor May Festival -April 27-30
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas and Zdenek Macal, Conductors
The Festival Chorus, Donald Bryant, Director Vladimir Feltsman, Pianist Janice Taylor, Mezzo-soprano
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Violinist
Linda Kelm, Soprano Jon Frederic West, Tenor
Myrna Paris, Mezzo-soprano John Ostendorf, Bass-baritone
David Hart, Organist
Wednesday, Tilson Thomas -Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"; Rachmaninoff:
Third Piano Concerto (Feltsman) Thursday, Tilson Thomas -Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Taylor, Women's and Children's
Chorus)
Friday, Macal -Wagner: Prelude to "Die Meistersinger"; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor (Salerno-Sonnenberg); Ravel: Suites I and II, "Daphnis and Chloe"
Saturday, Tilson Thomas -Dvorak: Symphony No. 8; Janacek: Glagolitic Mass (Chorus, Kelm, Paris, West, Ostendorf, and Hart)
Series of four concerts, from S40 to S75; orders now being accepted.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY Board of Directors
John W. Reed, President Lois U. Stegeman, Vice President
Norman G. Herbert David B. Kennedy Richard L. Kennedy
Patrick B. Long Ann S. Schriber
John D. Paul, Treasurer Douglas D. Crary, Secretary
Harold T. Shapiro Herbert E. Sloan Jerry A. Weisbach
Advisory Committee
Ann S. Shriber, Chair
Robert Aldrich Catherine Arcure Barbara Bryant Katharine Cosovich Elena Delbanco Anne Duderstadt Judy Fry Joann Gargaro Joyce Ginsberg Anne Glendon Larry Harbeck Janet Jeffries
Shirley Kauper Lynn Luckenbach Carl Lutkehaus Alan Mandel Ingrid Martin Judy Maugh Charlotte McGeoch Joan Olsen Dorothy Reed Donna Richtcr Sally Rogers Millie Schembechler
Vivian Shapiro Elizabeth Stranahan Anne Upton Alice Vining Raven Wallace Sally White
Ex-officio
Kenneth C. Fischer Nancy Cordiner Judge Rebecca Liss Kott
Staff
Kenneth C. Fischer, Executive Director
Donald T. Bryant, Choral Union Conductor Stephen L. Bryant, Assistant CU Conductor Sally A. Cushing, Administrative Assistant Barbara L. Ferguson, Program Editor Michael L. Gowing, Box Office Administrator
Donald G. Miles, Promotion Assistant William Orr, Box Office Coordinator Laura Rosenberg, Program Coordinator Robin Stephenson Drcnt, Promotion Director Carol G. Wargclin, Artistic Administrator
For Development:
Nancy Cordiner Judge, Director ]
Rebecca Liss Kott, Assistant Director ]
U-M Student Interns: Anastasia
Pamela S. Teeple, Development Assistant LornaJ. Young, Development Assistant Shudra, Michael Kondziolka
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1270 Telephone: (313) 764-2538

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