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Page Twelve

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, September 12, 1973

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Aldo Ceccato, Detroit s new.
dynamic conductor, wields the
baton on this opening of
the 95th Choral Union Series.
Guest violinist Franco Gulli
solos in Paganini's Concerto
No. 2, and the orchestra
performs "Juventus" by Sabata,
and the Symphony No. 1 by
Shostakovich. Sun. 2:30,
Hill Aud.
Te Ballet Repertory Company
of the American Ballet Theatre
ir New York brings twelve
young versatile dancers to
Ann Arbor for a dance
residenc climaxed by these
two publicperformances
(different programs) under
director/choreographer
Richard Englund. Thurs. & Fri.
at 8:00, Power Center.
Internationally acclaimed as a
concert pianist and interpreter
of Bartok's music, Mr. Sandar
3;, : -opens the 11 th season'
of the Chamber Arts Series.
As a special feature, the
University School of.Music
presents Bela Bartok, Jr. in a
free lectire-seminar on the
same day at 4:00. Recital on
Fri. 8:30, Rackham Aud.

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Realizing that music of 18th
century Russia was rarely
performed, these five musicians
began intensive research and
frequent rehearsals which
led to their first concert in 1968.
For their Ann Arbor debut,
French and German baroque
masters share in the program
with Russian composers:
Sun. 2:30, Rackham Aud.
The five musicians'in this
troupe had the honor of
performing for the Shah of Iran
and his royal guests, on the
2500th anniversary of
the Monarchy of Iran.
The fascinating sounds of their
instruments and the poignant
singing promise a new
experience for American
- audiences. Wed. 8:30,
Rackham Aud.

s-born Claude Kipnis
bines the worlds of theatre,
ce and classical music, as
reates and performs with
company "Opus Blue. ..
nk." A highlight is Bela
ok's "The Miraculous
darin," performed in
omime according to the
poser's original intention.
8:00, Power Center.

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Carrying the personal ' . 2
er.dorsementof many famous
conductors who haveled the
Tel Aviv Orchestra, these
Tel Aviv-born musicians,
including clarinetist Yona a
Ettlinger, make their Anr Arbor
-debut with the following:
Bartok's Quartet No. 3,
Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, and
'Schubert's Quartet, Op. 161.
Wed. 8:30, Rackham Aud.-

Celebrating their 20th
anniversary this year, the MJQ
is enjoying a "jazz
renaissance." John Lewis,
piano, Milt Jackson, vibraharp,
Percy Heath, pass, and Connie
Kay, drums, also appear in a
free School of Music seminar
at 4:00 preceding their concert
on Thurs. at 8:00 in the
Power Center.

In existence since 1901, the
Warsaw Philharmonic has been
under the direction of
Witold Rowicki for the past
23 years. For the Philharmonic's
third Ann Arbor visit,
Rowicki directs Szymanowski's
Concert Overture, Op. 12;
Britten's "llluminations,"
Boguslawski's Capriccioso
Notturno; and Stravinsky's
"Petrouchka." Sun. 2:30,
Hill Aud.
When Barbosa-Lima was nine
years old, his teacher called
him "the artist of tomorrow."
Today at age 28, this young
Brazilian guitarist is just that,
receiving highest critical
acclaim in all his many concert
appearances ..."gifted by
the Goddess of Music,"
according to Segovia.
Sat. 8:30, Rackham Aud.
Magnificently costumed,
almost life-size puppets
re-enact legendary stories in -
this unique art form which
't n evolved among the rural
classes of medieval Japan.
A narrator-chanter and
shamisen (banjo-like instru-
ment) provide accompaniment.
A free School of Music
lecture-demonstration at 4:00;
" F . concert at 8:30, Tues.
Rackham Aud.

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The beguiling charm and
artistry of these boys have won
them multitudes of admirers
the worm over. Founded more
than 450pars ago, the
Choir is currently making its
30th tour of the United States,
continuing to provide
enchanting entertainment of
sacred, secular and folk music.
Mon. 8:00, ower Center.

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This brother-sister child
prodigy team first thrilled
audiences in 1934. In recent
seasons they are aain
collaborating i recital, much
to the delight of music-lovers
everywhere. "The degree
of unanimity they achieve is
beyond the scope of any pair of
celebrities".. . the London
Times. Wed. 8:30, Hill Aud,

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''.."onebof the most gorgeous
voices before the public
today," is the New York Times'
description of Miss Arroyo's
talent. Her rare combination of
vocal brilliance, artistic
intelligence and vibrant
personality has brought her to
the top of her profession.
In recital, Mon. 8:30, Hill Aud.

Noted for its youthful
enthusiasm, fine technique and a
discipline, this company of 80 ''
wins acclaim wherever it goes. ,.
Three performances: "Romeo
and Juliet" Sat, at 8:0Q;
"Sommerdansers" and "La
Sylphide" Sun.at 3:00; and
"Mythical Hunters," "Miss -
Julie," and "Coppelia
Divertissement," Sun. at 8:00;
all in the Power Center,

The pride of the Philippines,
Bayanihan returns to Ann Arbor
for its.third visit, to display
again the charm and beauty
of the varied Philippine cultural
heritage. 27 dancers portray
ethnic regional customs to
Mtive musical accompaniment
in two performances: Sun. at
3:00 & 8:00, Power Center

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"One of the best in the world,"
(Time Magazine) this oldest
symphony in the Soviet Union
returns to Ann Arbor to give
an all-Prokofieff program:
Gennady Rozhdestvensky
conducts the Symphony No. 5; :
the Piano Concerto No. 2, with
Mme. V. Postnikova; and the
Scythian Suite. Sat. 8:30,
Hill Aud.

Since his debut in 1947,
this Spanish artist has traveled
all over the world, establishing
his reputation as a researcher
of early manuscripts as well
as a great virtuoso performer,
Mr. Yepes' program
ranges from 16th through the
20th centuries,.including
some works dedicated to him.
Wed. 8:30,.Rackham Aud.

After 23 years of ensemble
Work, these gifted musicians
have earned an enviable
reputation as "brilliant"
interpreters of Beethoven's
demanding and varied trio
works. They'll present an all-
Beethoven program: theTrios
-Op. 1 No. 3; Op. 70, No. 1; and
Op. 97 ("The Archduke"),
on Fri. 8:30, Rackham Aud.

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Known as Spain's "First Family
of the Guitar," the Rombros left
their native country in 1958
to settle in the United States.
They have enjoyed sold-out
tours here and in Europe...
"indisputably the best guitar
ensemble around-
extraordinary," says Time
Magazine. Their Ann Arbor
debut Wed. 8:30, Rackham Aud.

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Based in Salt Lake(
Ballet West was formed in1
and has grown from a s
civic ballet into one o
most vibrant companies in
Country. William F. Christen
renowned choreogra
and teacher, heads1
50-member company in
different programs: Fri. &
at 8:00, Power Cer
"...able to recreate a wh
era... hearing him is to si
the presence of a comp)
musician," says a New'Y
critic. Those recall
Julian Bream's recital inF
Arbor two seasons
will agree that this intin
and rewarding experier
should not be miss
Sun. 2:30, Hill A

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A special adaition to our
season schedule is this second
Leningrad Philharmonic
offering, featuring the 100-voice
Festival Chorus in Prokofieff's
heroic cantata, "Alexander
Nevsky," with Joy Davidson,
mezzo-soprano. Also
Rachmaninoff's Symphony
No. 3 and Tamberg's Toccata-
for Orchestra. Sun. 2:30,
;_W o _Hill Aud.

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In celebration of the Christmas
season, the University
Choral Union once again
presents its annual "Messiah"
concerts. Soloists this year are
Ruth Falcon, soprano,
Muriel Greenspon, ontralto,
John Sandor, tenor, and
Saviero Barbieri, bass, with
Donald Bryant conducting.
Fri. & Sat, at 8:30, Sun. at
2:30 in Hill Aud.

This double bill features
two complete, short operas-
Mozart's "Impresario" and
Menotti's "Old Maid and the
*Thief"-performed by the
company Boris Goldovsky
formed in Boston in 1946. Since
then the company has been
heard in 48 of the 50 states.
Two performances: Sat. at 8:00,
Sun, at 3:00, Power Center .

The classic-guitar duo of
Sergio and Eduardo Abreu,
of Rio de Janeiro, shows
brilliance in both duo and solo
performances. Still in their
early twenties, these remark-
able brothers have performed
widely in North and South
America and have toured
Europe four times.
Wed. 8:30, Rackham Aud.

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One of the most popular folk
dance companies in the USSR,
this 80-member troupe makes
its American debut this season.
Their. programs weave a
kaleidoscope of color, music
and movement into a
captivating performance not
soon to be forgotten. Two
Sat. programs at 3:00 & 8:00,
in the Power Center.

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... (he) "not only sang his first
New York recital, he defied
the gods and won," writes the
New York Post of Pavarotti's
recent Carn%e Hall debut...
"a man blessed in multiples,
beautiful full lyric voice,
technique and charisma that
-tells us he is in love with life."
In recital, Wed. 8:30, Hill Aud.

A dance spectacular!
40 stunning dancers, acrobats
and musicians on their first
American tour is this company
known at home at "Doina!"
-"the finest expression of '
Roumanian arts." Musical
accompaniments and elaborate
costumes reflect the varied
influences on Roumanian
z g,' cultural life.
- Fri. 8:00, Power Center.
Birju Maharaj and Company
offer an intriguing evening as
they bring kathak, a vivid North
Indian dance combining
intricate footwork with-
dramatic facial expression.
The dancer's feet are decorated
with 16 pounds of bells,
expertly controlled so that all,
several. or only one of them,
sound. Wed. 8:30,
Rackham Aud.
Each artist in this London
: group is a research specialist
as well as an outstanding
performer. Founded in 1967,
the Consort is probably best
known to American audiences.
= for their music in the
award-winning BBC-TV series,
"Henry VIII" and "Elizabeth R."
+ Sat. 8:30, Rackham Aud.

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his 1f-member ensemble
anks high on Europe's list of
'amber groups, appearing
great acclaim on nearly
rery najor concert stage in
astern and Western Europe.
heir program includes
ncerti grossi by Corelli,
kScarlatti, and Vivaldi;
lnacek's Suite No. 1, and
ritten's "Simple Symphony."
ues. 8:30, Rackham Aud.
der the inspired leadership
Paul Steinitz, these 80
igers and instrumentalists are
)rId-renowned. Their _
>gram: Bach's Cantata No.
and Suite No. 4; Haydn's
Deum in.C; Magnificat by
hutz; and excerpts (sung in
u) from Stanley Glasser's
hameleon and the Lizard."
. 8:30, Hill Auld. .'.

"Altogether a first-class
orchestra, up to the best
standards anywhere," says the
New York Times of this top-
ranking European ensemble.
Under the baton of its chief
conductor, Gyorgy Lehel,
the Bartok Piano Concerto
No.3 will be performed by
Gyorgy Sanddr, on Sat. 8:30,

Composer/pianist Dave
Brubeck-a magic name in jazz
-joins with his son Chris
and The New Heavenly Blue
rock group, the University
Choral Union, the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra,
conductors Erich Kunzel and
Don Th. Jaeger, featuring
Brubeck's new cantata, "Truth."
Thurs. 8:30, Hill.

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Combining superb technique
with enthusiasm and youth,
these 17 a'rtists from leading
orchestras in The Netherlands
are making their first
United States'tour. Their
program: Gounod's Petite-
Symphonie; Mozart's Serenade,,
K. 388; D'Indy's Chanson et
danses, Op. 50; Dvorak's
Serenade, Op. 44. Thurs. 8:30,
\ Rackham Aud.
The celebrated Franz Lehar
Orchestra, joined by principal
singers and dancers from
the Vienna State Opera and
Vienna Volksoper, present
"Forever Yours,"'memorable
moments from the best-loved
Viennese operettas of the
past 100 years. A sumptuously
staged, costumed, and
lighted performance.
Fri. 8:30, Hill Aud.
replaces Orchestre de Paris
originally scheduled for
this date.

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Phenomenal" is the word used
to describe these 30 Korean
children who, in their previous
North American tours, have
delighted an entire continent.
Ann Arbor is no exception as
they return to give yet another
enchanting afternoon perform-
ance on Sun. at 3:00, in
the Power Center.

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This quartet-in-residence at
the University of Cincinnati
tours annually throughout the
world. In their 25-year
collaboration they have
mastered an enormous
repertoire with particular
emphasis on the contemporary.
. Schoenberg work is featured,
played on their matched set
of Amati instruments.
Sun. 2:30, Rackharp Aud.

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Alwin Nikolais ..."the most
ingenious man now working in
modern dance"..."has the
richest and most original
imagination in the theatre
today," quoting two critics.
Motion, light, color, sound and
shape share equally in his
productions. Two performances
(repeat) climax a dance
residency, Thurs. & Fri. 8:00,
Power Center.

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