THE MICHIGAN DAILY
'U Musical Society Presents Concerts
MAY FESTIVAL--Donald Bell (left) sings as Eugene Ormandy conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in one of last year's May Festiva
concerts. The festival, entering its 71st year, is a four day; six-concert program of varied concert music featuring the Philadelphia Or
chestra and famous instrumental and vocal soloists. A major choral work is also presented.
May Festival Enters 71st Music Season
The May Festival will be in its
71st year this spring.
It climaxes a season of out-
standing musical events presented
throughout the year at the Uni-
T h e Philadelphia Orchestra,
conducted by Eugene Ormandy,
is featured on the Festival pro-
gram. Other regulars include
pianist Byron Janis, sopranos Dor-
othy Kirsten and Phyllis Curtin,
and baritone Jerome Hines.
The - programs usually extend
over a period of three days, with
a rich array of operatic, classical
and symphonic fare. It Is recog-
nized as one of the best events of
its kind in the country..
The Festival began when the
Boston Festival Orchestra came.
to Ann 'Arbor in 1894 to play a
series of nine concerts. .
The concerts used to be perform-
ed in old University Hall, whose
2500 seats were jammed with
music lovers from Michigan and
surrounding areas. The series is
now held in Hill Aud.
For the first 11 years the Bos-
ton Orchestra participated in the
Festival but after 1905 the Chicago
Orchestra took over until 1936,
when Ormandy's performers be-
gan to play here.
Sponsored by the University1
Musical Society, the Festival at-
tempts to bring new talent as well
as well known artists to the atten-
tion of the public.
Last 'spring in addition to Eu-
gene Ormandy's performances fea-
tured soloists were organist E.
Power Biggs, pianist Grant Joan-
neson, Rudolf Serkin and Peter
Serkin; violinist Isaac Stern; clar-
inetist Anthony Gigliotti; basson-
ist Bernard Garfield and vocalist
Adele Addison, John McCollum
NEW STYLES FIRST at WILD'S.
State Street on the Campus
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Two Professors' Ensembles
Play Specialized Works
Some of the University's most
distinguished music professors are
members of the Baroque Trio and
the Stanley Quartet, two nationally
known ensembles famous for their
The ,quartet, formed in 1949,
features music that ranges over
a large field of classic, romantic,
and modern chamber literature.
In addition to performing sev-
eral free local concerts throughout.
the year, including three during
the summer, the quartet also ap-
pears in several other colleges,
universities and cities.
Named for Pioneer
Named after Prof. Albert A.
Stanley of the music school; a
pioneer in the .University's music
education program, the quartet is
now composed of music school
professors Gilbert Ross and Gus-
tave Rosseels on violin, Robert
Courte on viola, and Jerome
Jeliiek on cello.
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The music featured by the Bar-
oque Trio includes the period from
1600 to 1750, which ended with the
death of Bach.
Formed in 1955 the trio presents
one campus concert each, semester
and one during the summer ses-
Sion. The :group , alsoi performs
throughout the state.
Many of the compositions pre-
sented by the trio have been either
neglected. in ,.past years, or else
recently made ' available through
Music school Professors Nelson
Hauenstein on flute, Marilyn Ma-
son Brown on harpsocord, and
Florian Mueller on obeo comprise
the specialized trio.
Local theatrics are provided by
the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.
The theater, now in its 33rd
year, presents about five plays a
year and conducts drama work-
shops for local thesbians. Most
participants in the theater are
No program has been set for
this year. Last year it was high-
lighted by a performance of the
Bertoidt Brecht's "Three Penny
The theater is now: self-suffi-
cient, no longer needing outside
endowments. It is also considering
building its own theater instead
of using the University's Lydia
Mendelssohn T 'heatre or True-
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