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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 3958

?AGE FOUR THE ~CHIGAN DAILY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1956

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CHORAL UNION SERIES:
Rubinstein, Cassadesus To Play

1956-57
UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY

CE

TS

Seventy-eighth Annual Choral Union Series
KURT BAUM, Tenor and HERVA NELLI, Soprano
9 ..*Thursday, October 4

CHARLES MUNCH
Boston symphony conductor

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CHARLES MUNCH, Conductor

Monday, October 15

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCFESTRA Sunday, October 21
HERBERT VON KARAJAN, Conductor
ROBERT CASADESUS, Pianist . . Monday, November 5
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

. . . . a . . . a
ANDRE CLUYTENS, Conductor

. . Tuesday, November 20
. . . Monday, January 14

THOR JOHNSON
- - - Cincinnati symphony
conductor

ARTUR RUBINSTEIN, Pianist

VIENNA CHOIR BOYS.
SOLOMON, Pianist

. Sunday, January

20

. .

. Thursday, February 21

CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
. . . . . . . . . . . . TuesdayFebruary 26
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA . . Sunday, March 10
GEORGE SZELL, Conductor
SEASON TICKETS: Remaining unclaimed seats in Block A, $17.00; Block
B, $14.00; lock C, $12.00; Block D, $10.00.
Eleventh Annual Extra Concert Series
MANTOVANI and His New Music. Thursday, October 11
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
. . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, October17
CHARLES MUNCH, Conductor
ELIZABETH SCHWARZKOPF, Soprano
. . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, November 14

The famed Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra under the baton of Her-
bert von Karajan will perform in
the seventy-eighth Annual Choral
Union Series in Hill Auditorium.
Other concerts in the Choral
Union Series, which is sponsored
by the University Musical Society,
will include performances by such
well-known artists as Kurt Baum,
Artur Rubinstein and Solomon,
the English piano virtuoso.
Baum, Metropolitan Opera ten-
or, and Herva Nelli, soprano, will
perform a recital on October 4, to
open the 1956-57 Series.
Munch To Conduct
The Boston Symphony Orches-
tra, under the direction of Charles
Munch, will be heard on October
15 and again on the 17th of Octob-
er in the Extra Concert Series in
two different programs.
The Berlin Philharmonic will re-
turn to Ann Arbor for the second
time in three years and will be
heard in the series on October 21.
Robert Casadesus pianists will
perform November 5. Following
this concert, Arthur Rubinstein,
famed piano virtuoso will be heard
in piano recital on January 14.
The Vienna Choir Boys will re-
turn for a concert on January 20
and Solomon will be heard on
February 21. The Cincinnati Sym-
phony, Thdr Johnson, conductor,
will perform on February 26 and
the Cleveland Orchestra, George
Szell conducting, will close the
series on March 10.
In the Extra Concert Series, in
addition to the Boston Symphony
concert, Mantovani and His New
Music will be heard on October 11.
Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, renowned
German song recitalist will per-
form on November 14. Leonard de-
Paur, for many years conductor of
the dePaur Infantry Chorus, will
bring his new mixed chorus, the
dePaur Opera Gala, to Ann Arbor
on January 10.
Selections from three Broadway
hits, "The Four Saints," "Carmen
Jones" and "Porgy and Bess" will
be performed by the group which
consists of twenty-five singers,
twenty-five members of the orch-
estra and five soloists.
Boston Pops Here Again
The Extra Series will be con-
cluded on March 3, when Arthur
Fiedler will again bring his Boston
Pops Tour Orchestra to the Uni-
versity.
The Musical Society's Choral
Union will perform the two an-
nual performances of the "Mes-
siah" on December 1 and 2 in Hill
Auditorium. Lester McCoy will di-
rect the three hundred and twen-
ty-five singers of the Choral Union
and the Musical Society Orches-
tra.
"Messiah" soloists will include
Adele Addison, soprano; Eunice
Alberts, contralto; Howard Jar-
ratt, tenor; and Kenneth Smith,
bass.
Quartetto Italiano Featured
The annual Chamber Music will
feature the famedQuartetto Itali-
ano. The Festival will take place
February 15, 16 and 17 in Rack-
ham auditorium. The Italian
group, which is recognized as one
of the world's most accomplished
string quartets, are appearing in
America for the third consecutive
season.
The Philadelphia Orchestra per-
forming under the baton of Eu-
gene Ormandy will open-the sixty-
fourth annual May Festival. The
Festival will take place May 2, 3, 4,
and 5 in Hill Aditorium.
Also performing in the annual
spring festival will be the Univer-
sity ChoralUnion, Thor Johnson,
Guest Conductor, and Lester Mc-
Coy, Associate Conductor; the Fes-
tival Youth Chorus, Marguerite
Hood, Conductor and soloists who
will be announced at a later date.

Orders for season tickets for the
Choral Union Series and the Extra
Concert Series may be obtained
through the University Musical
Society.
Tickets for the "Messiah" per-
formances and the Chamber Music
Festival will go on sale October 15.1

ARTUR RUBENSTEIN
.. famous pianist

OFFICIAL QUARTET IN RESIDENCE-Recognized by the Board
of Regents in. 1949, the Stanley Quartet plays frequently for the
University community. Its members are violinists Gilbert Ross
and Emil Raab, viola Robert Courte and Olver Edel, cellist. All
are University music school instructors. During the school year
1954-'55, the group played the entire cycle of Beethoven quartets
in a series of Sunday afternoon concerts.
Stanley Quartet Formed
By Four U' Professors

Prof. Gilbert Ross's idea of
forming a quartet in residence at
the University, resulted in the or-
ganization of the Stanley Quartet.
The Quartet which was recog-
nized by the Regents in 1949 is
named after Albert Stanley, a for-
mer professor of music at the
University who is credited with
"enriching greatly the early music
life at the University" by Prof.
Robert Courte of the music school,
a member of the Quartet.
Method of working out the
Quartet's compositions were ex-
plained by Prof. Courte.
Study Work First
"First we study the new work
individually," he explained. "A
new score, and especially a con-
temporary work, can be quite hard
to sight read. We each go over our
part and indicate where our prom-
inent parts are. We study the
score as to, for example, its form
and following this have our first
rehearsal together."
At this first rehearsal the score
is first read as a whole at moder-
ate tempos to get the broad gen-
eral feeling of the work. Then
work on the first movement be-
gins. Prof. Courte explained that
this process is often very long and
requires work on intonation, bow-
ings, tempos, and interpretation.
"The performer is a re-creator.
A work doesn't mean much until
it is played, and the first playing
of a composition is in a sense its
creation," he said.
Teaching Duties Also,
Each member of the, Stanley
Quartet aside from performing has
teaching duties to perform. Prof.
Courte explained "The University
allots us one-third of our time to
the activities of the quartet and
two-thirds of our time teaching."
"Of course, we have to increase
the timeudevotedtothe Quartet
during our busy seasons. We are
allowed six hours a week for prac-
tice, so of course we need many
extra hours of practice," he con-
tinued.
All other members of the Quar-
tet are from the music school also.
They are Prof. Gilbert Ross, first
violin;Prof. Emil Raab, second vio-
lin; Prof. Robert Courte, violist;
and Prof. Oliver Edel, cellist.
Prof. Ross who taught at Smith
College and Cornell University be-
fore coming to the University has
had European and American con-
cert experience as a soloist and
quartetist.
Raab Well Known
Prof. Raab, past winner of the
Stanley Medal given to the out-
standing student at the Univer-
sity music school, was graduated
from the University and appoint-
ed to the faculty in 1949. He is

well known as a chamber musician
and soloist.
Prof. Courte formerly taught at
the Brussels Conservatory and was
a member of the Paganini Quartet
from 1946-1950. He joined the
University faculty in 1951. He has
made recordings with Arthur Ru-
binstein and the Paganini group.
Prof. Edel has toured American
and Europe and played with both
the Roth and Manhattan Quar-
tets.
Performed All Over Country
In the past, the Quartet has
performed at colleges and Univer-
sities all over the country. Among
these are C o r n e 1, Princeton,
Smith College, Ohio University
and Miami University.
However Prof. Courte explained
the function of the Quartet was
principally to be of service to mu-
sic and musicians of the state of
Michigan.
Prof Courte said the University
grants an annual commission to
a well-known composer. This
composer is invited to write a
composition for the Quartet which
receives its first performance at
the University.
Walter R i s t o n, Wallingford
Riegger, Villa Lobos, Robert Pal-
mer, Darius Milhouv have com-
posed for the Quartet in the past.
The members of the Quartet
make suggestions as to the selec-
tion of the composer and the
grant is paid by the University if
the composer accepts. The com-
mission comes from the Oliver Dit-
son Fund, and the work is always
dedicated to the Quartet.
'U' Glee Club
Beginus Year
Second oldest organization of
its kind in the country, Michigan
Men's Glee Club begins its 98th
year this fall.
It will again be under the direr-
tion of its permanent conductor,
Philip A. Duey. Prof. Duey was
on sabbatical leave in Italy last
year.
Despite popular belief that the
Glee Club is composed of music
students, a breakdown shows rep-
resentatives from at least six of
the University's 15 schools.
The Glee Club has been featured
in movie shorts and has sung on
television. It has toured the coun-
try from New York to Portland,
Ore. In 1954 it made a record of
popular college songs and last
summer toured six countries in
Europe, giving 16 concerts in all.

dePAUR OPERA GALA
LEONARD dePAUR, Conductor
BOSTON POPS OORCHESTRA
ARTHUR FIEDLER, Conductor

* Thursday, January 10
. . . Sunday, March 3

SOLOMON
. .. English piano virtuoso

Y':

SEASON TICKETS: Block A, $8.50;,Block B, $7.00; Block C, $6.00; Block
D, $5.00.
Annual Christmas Concerts

MESSIAH (Handel)

. December 1 and 2, 1956

0

ADELE ADDISON, Soprano
EUNICE ALBERTS, Contralto
HOWARD JARRATT, Tenor
TICKETS: 75c and 50c (eith

KENNETH SMITH, Bass
CHORAL UNION and ORCHESTRA
LESTER McCOY, Conductor
ier Concert). On sale beginning October 15.

ARTHUR FIEDLER
*.~ Boston "pops" conductor

I, II

Seventeenth Annual Chamber Music Festival

QUARTETTO ITALIANO
PAOLO BORCIANI, Violin
ELISA PEGREFFI, Violin

. .0

.EFebruary 15, 16, 17, 1957
P4ERO FARULLI, Viola
FRANCO ROSSI, Cello

THE MEDICAL BOOK

CENTER

SEASON TICKKETS:

$3.50 and $2.50.

On sale beginning October

15.

Sixty-Fourth Annual May Festival

Specializing in Books and Supplies in the fields of
Medicine, Dentstry,Nursing and Public Health

SIX CONCERTS

. May 2, 3, 4, 5,

1957

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