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UMS Concert Program, December 1, 2012 - January 13, 2013 - Handel's "Messiah"; Diane Reeves Quartet; Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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Composed by George Frideric Handel
UMS Choral Union Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Jerry Blackstone, Conductor
JuHanna Di Giacomo, Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cane, Mezzo-Soprano
William Burden, Tenor Morris Robinson, Boss
Edward Parmentier, Harpsichord Scott VanOrnum, Organ
Saturday Evening, December 1, 2012 at 8:00 Sunday Afternoon, December 2, 2012 at 2:00 Hill Auditorium' Ann Arbor
20th and 21st Performances of the 134th Annual Season
Photo:TIM! UMSChoral Union performs Hand~'s ~ssjah on December 16. 1945 Undllf the American f1aR. lour month!; aftllf the end 01 tIM! Second World War. o
This perforll'lilrla! is presented with support from the Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund. Media partnership is provided by Ann Arbor's I070neand Michigan Radio. Special thanks to Steven Ball for coordinating the pre-concert music on the Charles Baird Carillon. Ms. Di Giacomo, Mr. Bu-den, and Mr. Robinson appe,ar by arrangement with Opus 3 Artists, New York, NY. Ms. Cano appears by arrangement with Kirshbaum Demler & Associates, New York, NY.
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Isaiah 40: 1
Isaiah 40:2 Isaiah 40:3
Isaiah 40: 4
Isaiah 40:5
Accompanied recitative Haggai26
Haggai27 MaJachi3:1
Air and Chorus
Isaiah 40: 9
Mr. Burden Comfortye, comfort ye my people. saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her that her warfare is acromplished. that her iniquity is pardoned. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness:Prepare ye the way of the Lord. make straight in the desert a highway for ourGod.
Mr. Burden Everyvalleyshallbeexalted.andf!'Ieryhilland
mountain ... made low: the crooked ... straight. and the rough places plain:
And the glory of the Llrdshall berevealed.andall flesh shall see it together:for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Mr. Robinson ·..thussaiththeLordofhosts:Yetonce, ..alittlewhile.andI will shake the heavens and the eart:h the sea and the dry land; And Iwill shake all nations. and the desire of all nations shall come:. ·..theLord.whomyeseek.shallsuddenlycometo histemple, even the messenger of the covenant whom ye delight in: behold. he shall come. saith the Lord of hosts.
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Butwho may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner's fire, ..
·.. and he shall purify the sons of Levi. ... that they may offer unto the Lord an offeringin righteousness.
Behold. a virgin shall conceive. and bear a SOI\ and shall call his name ImmanueL "God-with-us."
Ms.Cano athou that tellest good tidingsto Zion, get thee up into the high mountain; 0 thou that tellest good t idings to Jerusalem. lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up. be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah:Behold your God!
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Isaiah 60: 1
Isaiah 60:2 Isaiah 60:3
Isaiah 9:2
Isaiah 9:6
Luke 2 8 Arioso
Luke 2 9 Recitative
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
Mr. Robinson For behold. ... darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people:but the Lord shall arise upon thee. and Hisgloryshall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light. and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Mr. Robinson The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
F o r u n t o US a c h i l d i s b o r l \ u n t o US a s o n i s g i v e n : a n d t h e government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called W onderful Counselor, The MightyGod, The Everlasting Father, The Princeof Peace.
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Ms. Di Giacomo ... there were ... shepherds abiding in the field. keeping watch over their flock by night.
Ms. Di Giacomo And.le. the angel of the Lord came upon thel1\ and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Ms. Di Giacomo And the angel said unto them. Fear not:for, behold. Ibringyou good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Foruntoyouisbornthisday inthecityofDavidaSavior,which is Christ the Lord.
Ms. Di Giacomo And suddenlytherewaswith the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying
Glory to God in the highest. and peace on earth, good will toward men.
Ms. Di Giacomo Rejoice greatly, 0 daughter of Zion; shout adaughter of Jerusalem: behold. thy Kingcometh unto thee:he is the righteous Savior, . ...and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: ..
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Luke 213 Chorus
Luke 214 Air
Zechariah Zechariah
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Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened. and the ears of the deaf ... unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart. and the tongue of the durnbshall sing:.
Ms. Cano and Ms. Di Giacomo He shall feed his flock like a shepherd and he shall gather the lambswith hisan1\ and (arry theminhis bosom. and ... gently lead those that are with young. Come unto HiI1\ all ye that labor and are heavy laden. and He willgiveyourest. Take His yoke upon you. and learn of Him. for He is meek and lowly of heart:and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
... His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.
... Behold. the Lamb of God. that taketh away the sinofthe world! ..
He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows. and acquaintedwith grief:. He gave his back to the smiters.and Hischeeks to them that p l u c k e d o f f t h e h a i r : H e h i d n o t His f a c e f r o m s h a m e a n d spitting.
Surely he hath borne our griefs. and carried our sorrows:. ...hewaswoundedforourtransgressions.hewasbruisedfor our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes are we healed.
A l l w e l i k e s h e e p h a v e g o n e a s t r a y ; we h a v e t u r n e d f ! ' I e r y o n e t o his own Wnsored by Michisan Critical Care Consultants,lnc. Media partnership is provided by MetTo Times, WEMU 89.1 FM, Ann Arbor's 107one, andWDET 101.9 FM. The Steinway piano used in this evening's performance is made possible by William and Mary Palmer. The Dianne Reeves Quartet and Raul Mid6n appear by arransement with International Music Network.
~ I SMALL BITES Dianne Ree.'es, though raised in Denver, was bom in Detroit, Michigan to a musical family.
Scat singing is a vocal improvisation using wordless (non-lexical) vocables, syllables with no direct meaning, or without words at all. Scatting gives singers the ability to create "hom-like" improvised melodies and rhythms. Like all great improvisers, the best scat singers usually incorporate musical structure and form in their improvisations.
VocalistEllaFitzgerald(1917-1996)iswidelyconsideredto beoneofthemostinfluential scat singers in jazz history.
Ms. Reeves was invited toand sangat the closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In January 2004, Regina Carter and Dee Dee Bridgewater joined Ms. Reeves in the Jazz Divas Summit, a celebratory Hill Auditorium Re-Opening Weekend concert
When the majority of UMS patrons think about Hill Auditorium. they fondly recall life-affirming moments listening to many of the great works of the Western European classical music canon performed by some of the world's most accomplished and respected ensembles and recitalists.But the history of UMS's presentation ofNAmerica's classicalmusic"- jazz- alsohasverydeepandmeaningfulresonancewithsoutheastern Michigan music aficionados who have participated in jazz concert experiences at Hill dating back totheyears before UMS launched its first UMS Jazz Series 19years ago.
From legendary clarinetist Benny Goodman's 1986 Big Band concert just weeks before he passed awtrj, to the 1997 UMS presentation of Wynton Marsalis's Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio Blood on the Fields, Hill Auditorium has been the venue of choice for many UMS jazz concerts. The last UMS decade alone in Hill has brought improvising artists and ensembles as diverse as saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins; the estimable Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; legendary pianists Dave Brubeck (who actually made his Ann Arbor debut in 1954 at Hill as documented on Columbia Records' Jazz Goes to Collegel Ahmad Jamal Detroit's ovmAlice Coltrane, and Keith Jarrett; and U-M honorary degree recipient and visionary Ornette Coleman.
UMS's annual Jazz Series concert presentations in Hill Auditorium (and in other cherished venues) reflect the organization's commitment to both the preseIVation of and the continual investment in a uniquely American art form (and global export) which is very much alive and kicking in 2012.Tapyour feet, bobyour head. and feel free to hoot and holler when you catch the emotion coming off the stage tonight. After all you're in HilIAuditorium.
DIA.HE REEVES is t he pre- eminent jazz vocalist in the world today. As a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, she received t h e Grammy A ward forNBest Jazz Vocal Performance" for t hree consecutive recordings - a Grammy first in any vocal category.
Ms. ReeV"es appeared in George Oooney's Good Night, and Good Luck, the Academy A ward-nominated film that chronicles Edward R MUITO'N"'s confrontation with Senator Joseph McCarthy. The soundtrack recording of Good Night, and Good Luck provided Ms. Reeves her fourth "Best Jazz Vocal Perforrnance"Grarnrny A wardin 2006.
Ms. Reeves has recorded and performed extensively with Wynton Marsalis and t he r..mcoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by DanielBarenboirnandwas a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. She was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first singertoeV"erperformatthefamedWalt Disney Concert Hall.
Ms. ReeV"es worked with legendary producer Arif Mardin (Norah Jones. ArethaFranklin)ontheGramrnyAward- winning A Little Moonlight, an intimate collection of 10 standards featuring her touring trio. When her first holiday collection Christmas Time is Here was released in 2004 Ben Ratliffof The New
York Times raved. "Ms. ReeV"es. a jazz singer of frequently astonishing skill takes the assignment seriously; this is one of the best jazz Christmas CDs I've heard:
In 2007, Ms.Reeves was featured in an award-winning documentary on the all-too-brief life of Billy Strayhom Her first solo album in several years, When You Know, was released in 2008. Since then. she has been touring t he world in a variety of contexts including NSing the Trutn " a musical celebration of Nina Simone which also featured Liz Wright and Angelique Kidjo. Ms. Reeves began 2011 performing at the White House State Dinner for the President of China HuJintao.
Tonight's concert marks DiarmeReevess fourth performance under VMS auspices. Ms. Reeves mode her VMS debut inJanuory 2004 as jXUt ofthe Jazz Divas Swrunit at Hill Auditorium She most recently appeared in October 2007 with the Dionne Reeves Quartet at Hill Auditorium
NA free man beyond any category" (The Huffington Post) best describes the unique musician that is blind singer, songwriter, and guitarist RAUL Mm6N. His singular timeless soul/pop/jazz sound garnered him a standing ovation during his television debut on The Late Show with D:.rvid Letterman and an open invitation back to The Tonight Show with Joy Leno following his appearances there. This
(continued) talented mesmerizing. genre-defylng artist has travelled the globe from India to Indiana spreading the message that you can do it, you can be yourself, and be recognized and be bold.
With three major label records under his belt including State of Mind, A World Within A World, and Synthesis, and
countless appearances both on television worldwide and on other artist's records, Mr. Mid6n is a pro andmoreapartofthe
- _ ._ . . musical landscape than one might realize. Not only have t he music lovers of t he world recognized M r. Mid6n's uniqueness, so have some of t he greatest musicians in recent history. He has been featured in Still BilL the recent documentary on Bill Withers; in the Herbie
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AIl My FriendsAre Here, the documentary on the legendary producer Arif Mardin. where Mardin declares that Raul is the only artist he ever signed to a label His musical collaborations have also been broad and varied from a duet with Jason Mraz. to a live recording with bass legend andproducer Marcus Miller, to playingThe Budokanwith Roberta Flack.
People magazine calls Mr. Mid6n an Neclectic adventurist" and The New York TImes calls him an Nunreconstructed hippie: Guitar magazine describes him as None of those rare musical forces that reminds us how strong and deep the connection between man and music can sometimesbe:
Mr.Mid6nwilldelightyouwithhiswit and musical virtuosity, all a result of his dedication to being the best he can be.
UMSwelcomesRaulMid6n whomakes his UMSdebuttonight.
Leonard Slatkin
Music Director and Conductor
Peter Richard Conte, Organ David Higgs, Organ James Kibbie, Organ
UMS Choral Union Jerry Blackstone, Music Director
Sunday Afternoon, January 13,2013 at 4:00 Hill Auditorium' Ann Arbor
29th Performance of the 134th Annual Season 134th Annual Choral Union Series
Photo: Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1893 - the original home of the Frieze Memorial OrRan. ~Bettmann/Corbis.
Hill Auditorium's King of Instruments: The Frieze Memorial Organ
James MacMillan
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MR. KIBBlE, UMS CHORAL UNION, DSO BRASS AND PERCUSSION Johann Sebastian Bach/ A". Leopold Stokowski
Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565
Samuel Barber
Toccata Festiva for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 36
William Balcom
Gospel Preludes, Book 4 (excerpt) 12. Free Fantasia on "0 Zion, Haste" and "How Firm a Foundation"
Arcm Khachaturian
Symphony NO.3 in C Major
Thisafternoon's performance is presented with support from Barbara Sloat Media partnership is provided byWGTE 91.3, WRq 90.9 FM, DWoit}qwjsh NIiiWS, and Ann MOOr'S
Special thanks to Tom Thompson of Tom Thompson Flowers, Ann Arbor, for his senerous contribution of lobby noral art for this afternoon's performance.
Mr. Conte dppedl'S by arrangement with Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists. Mr. Higgs appedrs by arrangement with Karen McFarlane Artists,lnc. Mr. Higgs's recordings can be found on the Gothic, Loft, Pro Organo, and Delos International labels.
Mr. Kibbie's recordings of the complete Bach organ works can be found on the Block M Records label as free Internet downloads.
In the era before radio and high-quality phonographs, when symphony orchestras were relatively rare, Americans of the late-19th and early-20th centuries listened to great pipe organs with a mixture of technological awe, local pride, and aesthetic rapture. Cities competed to buy the biggest and best. The steel baron Andrew Carnegie, famous as the benefactor of city libraries. also gave millions for municipal organs. Community fund drives were organized to buy instruments made by the most prestigious manufacturers and playedby the most famous musicians.When the preeminent organ maker Ernest Skinner installed a new instrument in Cleveland in 1922 - "The Finest Musicallnstrurnent ever built by man." ads said - a crowd of some 20,000 swept past police to squeeze into an arena built to hold only 13,000.(The show went on as planned.)The richest Americans had genuine pipe organs installed in their homes, and a new industry grew up to provide humbler home organs for the middle class.
FormanyyearsbeforetheColumbianExpositionof1893,HenrySimmonsFrieze, professor of Latin and three times the University's interim president. had argued for the installation of a first-class organ on the campus.Frieze was the progenitor of Michigan's musical tradition. A fine amateur organist pianist and conductor, he launched student bands and choral clubs and introduced organ music to the daily chapel services. He persuaded the Regents to appoint the first professor of music. He w a s t h e p r i n c i p a l f o u n d e r o f t h e U n i v e r s i t y M u s i c a l S o c i e t y (UMS), w h i c h w a s t o make Ann Arbor a national center of fine music.
Frieze believed the shared experience of music was essential to a liberal education and to community life, and students agreed. In 1874, student journalists proposed a scheme by which a fine organ could pay for itself in six months through the sale of lO-cent tickets to all those who couldn't afford a piano in their homes.
"Music" they wrote, ·good refining music. at a low price, is what the thousand homeless students and the poor people of this city are craving, and they will gratefully acknowledge as a benefactor whoever will furnish it to them:
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Anyonewho has ever seen Walt Disney's Fantasia is unlikely to ever forget Leopold Stokowslti in the role of the flamboyant maestro, conducting his own arrangement of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d minor. Stokowslti who was flamboyant enough in real life, wanted to re-create Bach's organ sound making use of the full colors of the modern symphony orchestra He had played the organ himself as a young man and brought his early experiences to bear on the orchestration. cultivating a lush late- Romantic sound that accentuated what
one might call Bach's Romantic side. The d-minor Toccata and Fugue is certainly one of Bach's most extravagant compositions. There was even a time when some experts doubted Bach's authorship, in part because of its highly atypical nature. Most scholars nOV{ agree. hOV{ever, that it is genuine Bach. most likely a product of the composer's
early twenties. The Toccata section astonishes by
the abrupt and wholly unpredictable alternation of chords. passagev-.rork. andscales.TheFugueisoneoftheleast contrapuntal of all of Bach's fugues: the voices have very little independence and function mainly as hannonic parts. There are also toccata-like, virtuosic elements that are otherwise unheard- of in fugues. In another unusual move, the piece ends with a return to the free rhythm of the opening toccata.
llris extraordinary piece has always been popular by organists. There have alsobeenseveralattemptstotranscribe it for orchestra though Stokowski's version. which the conductor first introduced with the Philadelphia Orchestra on February 8, 1926, is the only one to have become universally known. The advent of the l1istorical" movement in early music performance, which favors original versions and authentic practices. has done little to diminish its universal appeal
Toccata Festiva for Organ and
O r , h . . tr~ C p . 3 6 ( 1 9 6 0 ) Samuel Barber
Born March 9,191Oin WestChester, Pennsylvania 1981 in New York, New York
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llris second toccata like the one we just heard involves the organ and boasts a Philadelphia connection. Its story began with a phone call Mary Curtis Bok Zirnbalist the legendary philanthropist who had founded the Curtis Institute of Music in 1924. rang Eugene Orrnandy, the music director of t he Philadelphia Orchestraaboutthreeandahalfdecades later. "Eugene, are you standing?' she reportedly asked the conductor. "Please sit down. I'm giving you that pipe organ you've been longing for." To Ormandy's question. "Do you know how much it will cost?' Mrs.Zimbalist simply replied kDon'tworry about that."
The organ. built by t he Aeolian- Skinner Company of Boston (the same company that built Hill Auditorium's Frieze Memorial Organ~ ended up costing $150000. For its dedication. Mrs. Zimbalist turned to her old friend Samuel Barber,who had been one of the very first students at Curtis. to compose a new work for organ and orchestra. (As Mrs. Zimbalist's daughter-in-law Nellie Boklaterrecalled the 14-year-old Barber had been the second person to walk through the newly-opened doors of theInstitute.)Barberdidnotacceptafee for his work, which he completed in the spring of 1960, a few months before the scheduled premiere.
Toccata festiVo. written to display the wide expressive range of the new instrument as well as the virtuosity of the Philadelphia Orchestra is built
around the transformations of a single t h e m e , f i r s t i n t r o d u c e d by t h e b r a s s r i g h t after a brief introouctory flourish. llris theme, taken up by the organ as well as various orchestral instruments. sounds in tum fanfare-like, lyrical playful and grandiose. Its frequent recurrences unify a piece that otherwise contains great contrasts in tempo. dynamics. and sound color.
There are two extended organ solos. the first a lyrical passage, much of it over a single long-held pedal tone, and the second a cadenza for pedal only. The program book for the first performance notes that this cadenza was written with the cooperation of Barber's friend Thomas Schippers. the eminent conductor who was also an accomplished organist. The cadenza adds a great deal of brilliance to a work that originally written to celebrate a single joyous occasion. has gone on to earn a permanent place in the organ repertory.
Gospel Preludes. Book 4 (excerpt) (1979-1984)
William Bolcom
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"FreeFantasiaon'0Zion.Haste'and'How Firm a Foundation'· is the last of William Bolcom's 12 Gospel Preludes (1979- 1984). Fragments of the hymn NO Zion. Haste"risefromanatonalhaze,thengive way to a rousing gospel setting of NHow Firm a Foundation: This is one of over 75 new works for organ commissioned by Marilyn Mason. who is professor of organ university organist, and co- chair of the organ department at the University of Michigan.William Bolcom writes. "This past centwy has seen an enormous growth in challenging new organ music. and one of the very, very most influential virtuosi and proponents of nev-.r organ music alive is Marilyn Mason She has encouraged so much new music from so many composers. and I especially thank. her for her extensive performances and insightful teaching of my own music. She has commissioned several of my most important organ works and has always championedthem. and this is precious to a composer:
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