Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Friday Evening, March 9, 1990, at 8:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM Chaconne in D minor, from BWV 1004
Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310
Andante cantabile con espressione
Pictures at an Exhibition
The Old Castle
Tuileries-Children Quarreling at Play
Bydlo-The Polish Ox-Cart
Ballet of Chicks in Their Shells
Rich and Poor-Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
Limoges-The Market Place
The Hut on Fowls' Legs-The Witches' Revelry
The Great Gate of Kiev
Vladimir Feltsman replaces Maurizio Pollini, who has canceled due to illness.
Vladimir Feltsman is represented by Columbia Artists Management Inc.; he plays the Steinway piano available through Hammell Music, Inc.
Cameras and recording devices are not allowed in the auditorium. Halls Cough Tablets, courtesy of Warner Lambert Company, are available in the lobby.
The box office in the outer lobby is open during intermission.
Twenty-ninth Concert of the 111th Season
111th Annual Choral Union Series
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Concertgoers now have the opportunity to hear Vladimir Feltsman in recital, after his Ann Arbor debut in the 1988 May Festival with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Feltsman's other recitals this season include New York's Carnegie Hall, Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium, Eisenhower Hall at West Point, Raleigh's Reynolds Coliseum, Quebec's Le Grande Theatre, Cornell University, and the University of Vermont. He also makes orchestral appearances with Herbert Blomstedt and the San Francisco Symphony, the Japan NHK Symphony (tele?vised), Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony, Gerard Schwarz and the 92nd St. "Y" Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony, and a German tour with the Bamberg Symphony. Last season he was soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, and at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival.
Born in Moscow on January 8, 1952, Vladimir Feltsman attended the Moscow Conser?vatory and in 1971 took first prize at the Marguerite Long Competition in Paris. Following this triumph, he performed with all the major orchestras throughout the Soviet Union and toured in Europe and Japan. In 1979, Mr. Feltsman and his wife applied to emigrate to Israel, and for the next eight years his musical activities were severely curtailed. After receiving considerable support from individuals in Europe and the United States, they were finally granted permission to leave the Soviet Union and arrived in New York City on August 18, 1987. His subsequent debuts at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts resulted in a heavy inter?national concert schedule.
Mr. Feltsman records exclusively for CBS Masterworks, which has released a best-selling recording of his debut concert at Carnegie Hall. Also available are albums of Chopin and Schubert that were recorded before his arrival in the United States. His recent recordings include Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic and Prokofiev's First and Second Piano Concertos with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra. This year, his major releases are Tchaikovsky's First and Third Piano Concertos with Rostropovich and the National Symphony Orchestra and an all-Liszt recital disc. Currently, he is recording all of the clavier concertos of J. S. Bach with the Saint Luke's Chamber Ensemble.
The pianist's active repertoire encompasses works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Messiaen, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Schnittke, Schubert, and Schumann.
A professor at the State University of New York, Vladimir Feltsman balances his demanding concert schedule with teaching commitments at The College of New Paltz, where he conducts a series of master classes.
AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL March 12-16, Performances at 8 p.m. in the Power Center
In recognition of Ann Arbor as a modern dance center in Michigan and the Midwest, the American Contemporary Dance Festival brings together a group of artists selected from the most interesting and stylistically diverse of America's small modern dance companies. The dancers' evening performances are given within the context of daily classes, workshops, and forums.
Monday, Dana Reitz; Tuesday, Leslie Friedman; Wednesday, Peter Sparling & Robert Small; Thursday, Bebe Miller & Company; Friday, Joint Performance
Performance tickets: 764-2538; Classes, Workshops, Forums: 763-5460
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1270 Telephones: (313) 764-2538, 763-TKTS