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Outstanding Organziation To Appear Here hn Concert Church Choirs ; i n;. W. IBoston Debut


Minneapolis Orchestra Will Appear
Here, Under Baton Of Mitropoulos

The eighth concert in the Choral
Union Series will be presented by the
Minneapolis Symphony, led by the
brilliant Atienian conductor, Dimitri
One of the leading musical organi-
zations of this country ,the Minnp-
apolis orchestra spans an outstand-
ing career of 37 years.. During its
lifetime, it has given hudreds of cpn-
certs in its home season and has
toured t more than 300 cities in 41
states, besides Canada and Cuba. It
has been heard frequently on the na-
tional radio networks.
Debut Made In 1936
Mr. Mitropoulos made an electri-
fying debut in America as guest con-
ductor of the Boston Symphony Or-
chestra in 1936. The critical ac-
claim that gre ted his appearance
led to his return the' following year.
He was also invited as guest con-
ductor for a series of concerts in
Minneapolis, which resulted in his
engagement as permanent conductor,
starting in 1938.
Of Mr. Mitropoulos, Time Maga-
zine said earlier this year: "Visitors
(to the Twin Cities) discovered that
some of the most brilliant and spec-
tacular T.S. conducting since the peak
days of Stokowski and Toscanini was
being done in snow-crusted Minne-
Minneapolis Has Great Success
Under Mitropoulos, the Minne-
apolis Orchestra is enjoying one of
the most successful and artistically
satisfying years in its history. At-
tendarnce at the concerts in Northrop
Memorial Auditorium on the Uni-
versity of Minnesota campus where
the orchestra makes its home is more
than 15 per cent ahead of last year.
There has been a decided increase,
too, in attendance of students of the
University and the smaller colleges in
the vicinity of Minneapolis.
Whether in the field of the classics
that concert goers have acclaimed
over the years or in modern music,
Mr. Mitropoulos is equally at home.
His conducting from memory and
without baton makes a deep impres-

sion upon all who hear him. By fore-
going baton and score, he feels that
he brings a much more profound
performance from his orchestra.
It takes prodigious labor to mem-
orize the scores a conductor must
have at his command and then to
keep them an essential part of his
being, but the results obtained are
well worth the effort, Mr. Mitropoulos
feels. And the matter of memoriz-
ing grows less difficult with the years.
Just like a veteran actor acquires
ability to learn his part in a com-
p'ratively short time, Mr. Mitropou-
los now can commit scores to mem-

ory in less than half the time it took
early in his career.
Mr. Mitropoulos gradually laid his
baton aside because he discovered he
could get a more exact interpreta-
tion from an orchestra by use of his
hands alone. First he found himself
laying aside the baton to lead the
Orchestra through certain passages
with his hands. The next step was
to leave the baton back stage entirely.
It wasn't long before the maestro
found himself expressing certain pas-
sages with his hands just as a dancer
expresses certain emotions with
movements of the body.

Szigeti Recordings
Are 'Best-Sellers'
Joseph Szigeti's recordings are
among the most popular in the clas-
sical field.
The great violinist has put on
records much of the classical reper-
toire, including the concertos of
Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendels-
sohn and Brahms. He has also
pioneered in bringing to records such
modern violin works as Prokofieff's
D Major Violin Concerto, Bloch's
Baal Shem Suite and Bartok's Rhap-
sody No. 1 for Violin and Piano.
"Those of! us who have been mak-
ing records for many years," Szigeti
comments, "are not bothered by the
suppressed feeling some artists com-
plain of in the recording studios.
We turn out cold-records. The labor-
atory kind are not absolutely impec-
cable." \

Programs For First Concerts Listed

Selections listed below will be
presented by Miss Moore in the
opening concert of the series on
Oct. 22.
Four Shakespeare Songs:
' Orpheus with his Lute, from
"Henry VIII", Sullivan; Hark.
Hark, the Lark! from "Cymbeline",
Castelnuovo-Tedesco; Come Away,
Death! from "Twelfth Night",
Quilter; Come, buy! from "A Win-
ter's Tale", Buzzi-Peccia.
Ouvre ton coeur (from original score
of "Carmen") .............. Bizet
Waltz ...... .............Arensky
Toi seul..........Tschaikowsky
La maja y el ruisenor (from "Goyes-
cas") ................Granados,
Danse apache (from "The Jewels of
the Madonna") .....Wolf-FerrariE

Thursday, Oct. 30, 8:30 P.M. {
Sonata in F major, Op. 99,4
No. 2..................Brahnms
Allegro vivace
Adagio affettuosoj
Allegro passionato
Allegro molto
Variations on a Theme by Mozart
in E-fl'at major.......Beethoven
Sonata in E major .......Valentini
Allegro vivace
Tempo di gavotta
Suite in Five Movements
(for 'cello alone) .....Hindemith,
Apres un reve ................ Faure
At the Fountain .......... Davidoff
Introduction and Polonaise,
Op. 3 ................... Chopin f
Messiah To Be Given ,
Handel's "Messiah" will be per-;

m. CLVELAD SYMHONYUntil 1913 the concerts' were held
CLEVELAND SYMPHONY in University Hall. Since the com-
ORCHESTRA pletion of Hill Auditorium they have
been transferred to the larger hall.
A r odzin ki, Conluctor The first May Festival was inaug-
Suay Afternoon, Nov. 9, 3 P.M. urated by Dr,. Stanley in 1894 with
three- concerts, featuring the Boston
Program Festival Orchestra under the baton
Overture to "Eurfanthe" . ,, Weber of Emil Mollenhaubr. Since that time
Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, the Festivals have increased in scope
Op. 82......Sibelius and national importance, until today
'Iberia," Impressions for ,they consist of six concerts featuring
Orchestra, No. 2 ........ Debussy outstanding orchestras, noted artists
"Scenario, for Orchestra on Themes and intricate choral presentations.
from "Show Boat" .. Jerome Kern Conductors such as Leopold, Sto-
kowski, Eugene Ormandy, Jose Itur-
bi, Saul Caston and others have ap-
Stock W'ill Direct peared on the Hill Auditorium stage.
Chicago Orchestra
Here November 30
Favorite of the Windy City, the
Chicago Sy iphony Orchestra, under
the baton of Frederick Stock, will
be heard again this year in an after-
noon concert Nov. 30.
For the past 31 consecutive years,
this organization has participated in
the annual May Festivals presented
here annually. The orchestra hasf
just celebrated its 50th anniversary I

Isaac vanGrove formed by the University Choral Un-
Spring Voices.......... ....Quilter ion, the University Symphony Or-3
Tus ojos negros ............ deFalla chestra and distinguished soloists
Ma Curly-Headed Babbie .. .Vlutsam with Thor Johnson conducting on
Serenade ................ Carpenter Dec. 14 in Hill Auditorium. Admis-
Aria, "Un bel di" from "Madame sion to the. presentation will be 25
Butterfly" ............... Puccini cents.




Joseph Szigetti
His performances, whether in recital or with orchestra, are works of beauty.
Last season he was heard in eleven nation-wide broadcasts; he participated in
eighteen orchestra appearances, and in recitals from New York to Honolulu
and Mexico City.
Joseph Szigeti has been singled out as one of the world's most distinguished
violin virtuosi by composers, critics, fellow musicians, and the people at a whole.
Thursday evening, February 19

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Joseph Szigeti


Emanuel Feuermann
At the age of eleven Emanuel Fcuermann made his debut as a violoncellist with
the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. At sixteen he became a professor at the,
Conservatory at Cologne. Everywhere he has been pronounced as one of the -
foremost living musicians.
After his great success at the 1940 May Festival it was obvious that Ann Arbor
should again be favored by his artistry.


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