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WEIDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1953

THE MITCHTAN DAILY

PACE FIVE

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26 MAJOR EVENTS:
Musical Society To Celebrate Diamond Jubilee

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Included in the Diamond Jubi-
lee season of the University Mu-
sical Society will be 26 major
concerts intended to satisfy the
hunger of music minded students.
University Choral Union Con-
certs, an Extra Concert Series,
Christmas presentations of the
"Messiah," the Chamber Music
Festival and the May Festival will
fill the agenda during the 1953-
54 music season.
* * *.
ANNUALLY the Choral Union
presents a series of concerts in
Hill Auditorium. This seventy-
fifth annual series will include 10
concerts by major orchestras, oth-
er ensemble groups and distin-
guished soloists.
Roberta Peters, coloratura
soprano, will open the season on
Oct. 7. The Boston Symphony
Orchestra will make its thirty-
first Ann Arbor appearance on
Oct. 22. A program of chamber
music will be heard on Nov. 2 as
presented by the Virtuose Di
Roma at their first performance
in these concerts.
' Leonard de Paur will bring his
Infantry Chorus on Nov. 24 and
the pre-Christmas season will con-
clude on Dec. 13 when the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra under the
direction of its new conductor,
Fritz Reiner, will present a Sun-
day afternoon concert.
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AFTER THE holiday break, the
Toronto Symphony Orchestra will'
perform in Hill. Sir Ernest Mac-
Millan will bring this group on
Feb. 10. Paul Badura-Skoda, a
Viennese pianist, will give a re-
cital Feb. 17 followed on Feb. 28

tive year beginning Oct. 12 with
Guiomar Novaes, Brazilian pian-
ist. George Szell conducting the
Cleveland Orchestra will- perform
on Nov. 8 and the Guard Repub-
lican Band of Paris will follow on
Nov. 30. This group is recognized
as the world's foremost concert
band and have not been on tour
in America for more than 50 years.
* * ,
MARIAN ANDERSON, contral-
to, will give a concert on Jan. 10:
and the series will conclude on
March 4 when Arthur Fiedler will
again conduct his popular Boston
Pops Orchestra.
The University Choral Union,
consisting of more than 300
singers, was established in 1897
and since that time has sung
Handel's great oratorio, "Mes-
siah," numerous times. This
year as in the past the group
will again perform the work in
the annual Christmas Concerts
on Dec. 5 and 6. The Musical
Society Orchestra under the
direction of Lester McCoy will
also take part in the concert.
Soloists for this week will be
Maud Nosler, soprano, Carol
Smith, contralto, Walter Fred-
ericks, tenor, and Normand
Scott, bass.
Chamber Music Festival is an-
other annual event and will cele-
brate its fourteenth anniversary
in Rackham Bldg. The Griller
String Quartet will present pro-
grams on Feb. 19 and 21 along
with the Reginald Kell Playerson
Feb. 20 to offer a varied program
of chamber music.
SUPPLEMENTING ,the other
musical attracions and a favorite
event for music lovers will be the
annual May Festivalscheduled to
take place April 29, 30 and May
1 and 2. Six concerts will be
presented. The Philadelphia Or-
chestra is slated to perform for the
nineteenth consecutive season.
Eugene Ormandy will be conduc-
tor. The Festival includes the
University Choral Union appear-
ances and Thor Johnson guest
conducting. Marguerite Hood will
conduct the festival youth chorus
during the same series. Soloists
are to be announced.
Season ticket orders can be fill-
ed at Burton Memorial Tower for
the Choral Union and Extra Con-
cert Series. Tickets for "Messiah"
performances and for the Cham-
ber Music Festival will go on sale
Oct. 15. Beginning Dec. 1, orders
for season tickets for the 1954
May Festival will be accepted and
filled.

1953.1954
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CONCERTS
75th ANNUAL CHORAL UNION SERIES

ROBERTA

PETERS, Soprano

. . .* . .Wednesday, October 7

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

* Thursday,
. Monday,

VIRTUOSI DI

ROMA . . . . . . ..

October 22
November 2
4ovember 24

DE PAUR INFANTRY CHORUS

. .Tuesday,

CH ICAGO

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Sunday,

December

13

HILL AUDITORIUM
... Concert hall supreme

TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Wednesday, February 10

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by George London, leading bass
of the Metropolitan Opera.
Two other recitals will bring
the 1953-54 season to a close.
Elena Nikolaidi, distinguished
Greek soprano of the Metropoli-
tan Opera will be heard on

March 12. Dame Myra Hess,
eminent British pianist, occu-
pies the final position of the ser-
ies with a recital on March 17.
An Extra Concert Series con-
sisting of five concerts will be
presented for the eighIj consecu-

PAUL BADURA-SKODA, Pianist

. Wednesday,

February 17
February 28

GEORGE LONDON,

Bass. .. .. . .Sunday,

'U' Symphony To Play Extensive Season

ELENA NIKOLAIDI, Soprano .

Friday, March 12

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MYRA

HESS, Pianist . . . . . . .

Wednesday, March 17

Starting its first regular season
under the direction of Prof. Josef
Blatt, the University Symphony
Orchestra has already scheduled
one of their most extensive sea-
sons.
In addition to four or five regu-
larly scheduled concerts in Hill
Auditorum, and one opera, which
will be Mozart's "Marriage of Fig-
aro," they will perform for the
Contemporary Music Festival and
Midwestern* Music Conference,
both of which will be held in Ann
Arbor.
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AUDITIONS for the orchestra
are held during registration week
in Room 214 Hill Auditorium. Re-
hearsals are from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays in Har-
ris Hall, with an extra rehearsal

7:00-8:30 p.m. Thursday in Har-
ris Hall.
Theorchestra can be a credit.
course or an extra-curricular ac-
tivity. According to Prof. Blatt it
provides an excellent opportun-
ity for literary college students
to keep up their proficiency, and
also play some of the best or-
chestral music.
Ordinarily the orchestra num-
bers around 65 people recruited
from every school and college in
the University. This year Prof.
Blatt intends to place an added
emphasis on strings.
Prof. Blatt first came to the
University in 1952 after serving
as Assistant Conductor of the Met-
ropolitan Opera Company in New
York. He has also been a guest
conductor of the New York Phil-
harmonic and the Vienna Con-

cert Orchestra. At the University
besides the Orchestra he directs
the Opera Workshop.
Engineers Mark
Centennial Year
With the 1953-54 year designated
"Centennial Year" for the College
of Engineering, the school will for-
mally initiate its celebration with
a program scheduled for October
23 and 24.
All the school's alumni have been
invited back to attend a convoca-
tion and the dedication of the
Cooley Research Laboratory on
the new North Campus.
This two-dAy program will be
followed throughout the year by
a number of other commemorative
events.

SEASON TICKETS: Remaining Unclaimed Seats in Block A, $16.00; Block B, $12.00; Block C, $10.00
8th ANNUAL EXTRA CONCERT SERIES

GU IOMAR

NOVAES, Pianist . . .

. .Monday,

October

12

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

Sunday, November 8

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GUARD REPUBLICAN BAND of Paris

Monday,

November 30

MARION ANDERSON,

Contralto . .

. Sunday, January 10

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BOSTON POPS TOUR ORCHESTRA

Thursday, March 4

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SEASON TICKETS: Block A, $8.00. Block B, $6.00. Block C, $5.00.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS.

THE MUSIC CENTER WELCOMES YOU
TO THE BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

"MESSIAH" (Handel) . .
MAUD NOSLER, Soprano
CAROL SMITH, Contralto
WALTER FREDERICKS, Tenor

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NORMAN SCOTT, Bass
CHORAL UNION and ORCHESTRA
LESTER McCOY, Conductor

1953

Tickets: 70c and 50c (either performance). On sale beginning October 15.
14th ANNUAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

* Television
* Hi-Fil
Equipment
* Radio and
TV Service

" Records
* Tape
Recorders
" Radios,
Phono-
g raphs and
Combina-
tions

GRILLER QUARTET . . .
REGINALD KELL PLAYERS
GRILLER QUARTET

. . . . Friday,
. . . Saturday,
. . . . Sunday,

February

19, 8:30

February 20, 8:30
February 21, 2:30

SEASON TICKETS: $3.50 and $2.50. On sale beginning October 15.
61st ANNUAL MAY FESTIVAL

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FAVORITE MEETING PLACE FOR
U. OF M. STUDENTS
Engineers will marvel at our Service DepartmentE

SIX CONCERTS

.. . . .April 29,

30 - MAY]1,

1954

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor.
University Choral Union, Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor, and
Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor; Festival Youth Chorus,

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