MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1957
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
MUSICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM:
Munch, Menuhin To Appear in Concert
UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY
Seventy-Ninth Anneal Choral Union Series
LILY PONS, Soprano . . . . . . . . Thursday, October
The University Musical Society
has scheduled 18 concerts for its
The 79th annual Choral Union
Series of 10 concerts will be
opened Oct. 3 by Lily Pons, col-
oratura of the Metropolitan Op-
era in recital at Hill Auditorium.
Miss Pons has also sung with the
San Francisco Opera, Covent Gar-
den in London, La Scala in Milan
and the Paris Opera in her na-
The Boston Symphony, Charles
Munch, conductor, will be heard
Yehudi Menuhin, violinist, will
appear in recital Oct. 29. He first
performed on a concert stage at
the age of eight in San Francisco
and later became the first artist
ever to play a benefit solo recital
in London's St. Paul's Cathedral.
The Cleveland Orchestra with
George Szell conducting will be
here Nov. 10. William Warfield,
baritone, will perform Nov. 26. The
MYRA HESS WILLIAM WARFIELD YEHUDI MENUHIN
... pianist, March 8 . . baritone, Nov. 26 . . . violinist, Oct. 29
Detroit Symphony Orchestra un- On the following week, the Ob-
der Paul Paray will appear for the ernkirchen Children's Choir will
first time in Hill Auditorium Feb. perform Feb. 25. The Choir is
17. composed of 30 girls and seven
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Thursday, October 17
CHARLES MUNCH, Conductor
YEHUDI MENUHINViolinst . . . . Tuesday,
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
GEORGE SZELL, Conductor
. Sunday, November 10
WILLIAM WARFIELD, Baritone. . . Tuesday, November 26
DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Monday, February 17
PAUL PARAY, Conductor
OBERNKIRCHEN CHILDREN'S CHOIR Tuesday, February 25
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
FRITZ REINER, Condudtor
Sunday, March 2
boys from a village near Hanover,
West Germany. They have made
five appearances on television.
The Chicago Symphony Orches-
tra, Fritz Reiner, conductor, wil
perform-.March 2. Then, the same
week on March 8, Dame Myra
Hess, pianist, will appear in re-
The Choral Union Series will
be concluded by Vienna on Pa-
rade, Capt. Julius Herrmann, con-
The Twelfth Annual Extra Con-
cert Series will begin with a per-
formance by the NBC Opera Com-
pany, Peter Herman Adler, con-
ductor, Oct. 6. It will be followed
by a concert of the Florence Fes-
tival Orchestra, Carlo Zecchi,
conductor, Oct. 24.
Pianist Rudolf Serkin will ap-
pear in recital Nov. 15. He made
his debut at the age of 12 when
he appeared with the Vienna
Symphony. His public debut in
the United States took place in
1936 when Arturo Toscanini in-
vited him to be his soloist with
the New York Philharmonic-Sym-
TheyVienna Choir Boys will per-
form Jan. 12. A concert of Man-
tovani and his New Music will be
presented March 11.
Handel's "Messiah" will be giv-
en at' the Annual Christmas Con-
certs Dec. 7 and 8 with soprano
Adele Addison, contralto Eunice
Alberts, tenor Harold Haugh, bass
Paul Matthen, and the Choral Un-
ion and Orchestra, conducted by
The Budapest String Quartet
will appear in the 18th annual
Chamber Music Festival Feb. 21,
22 and 23. The ensemble will be
assisted by Violist Robert Courte
of. the University.
The 65th annual May Festival
of six concerts will take place
May 1-4, 1958. The Philadelphia
Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy
conducting, the University Choral
Union under Thor Johnson and
Lester McCoy and the Festival
Youth Chorus, conducted by Mar-
guerite Hood, will participate.
Soloists, both vocal and instru-
mental, for the May Festival will
be announced later.
MYRA HESS, Pianist
STANLEY QUARTET -- The four members of the popular local group rehearse for one of their
seven concerts given throughout the school year open to thepublic free of charge.
Popular Quartet in 8th Year
VIENNA ON PARADE . . . . . . . Wednesday, April,
CAPT. JULIUS HERRMANN, Conductor
TICKETS: Remaining unclaimed seats in Block A, $17.00;
$14.00; Block C, $12.00; Block D, $10.00.
Twelfth Annual Extra Concert Series
THE NBC OPERA COMPANY
PETER HERMAN ADLER, Conductor
. . .Sunday, October 6
FLORENCE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Thursday, October 24
CARLO ZECCHI, Conductor
RUDOLF SERKIN, Pianist . . . . . . Friday, November 15
VIENNA CHOIR BOYS (2:30 P.M.). . . Sunday, January 12
MANTOVAN I AND HIS NEW MUSIC . Tuesday, March 11
SEASON TICKETS: Block A, $8.50; Block B, $7.00; Block C, $6.00;
Block D, $5.00.
Annual Christmas Concerts
By MARCIA THOMAS
This coming school- year will
mark the eighth session of the
Stanley Quartet activities on Uni-
Started in 1944, the Quartet
came into existence as the result
of a plan formulated by Prof. Gil-
bert Ross, string department
head in 1944, and brought to re-
alization in 1949.
The Quartet was named in hon-
or of Albert A. Stanley, a music
professor at the University from
1889 to 1922.
Members of the Quartet are on
the music school faculty. They
are: Prof. Ross, first violinist,
Prof. Robert Courte, violist, and
Prof. Oliver Edel, cellist.
Emil Raab, second violinist, re-
signed from the Quartet at the
end of summer to take a profes-
sorship at the University of Ala-
bama. His successor's name has
not been officially announced.
"Two-thirds of our time is spent
teaching," Prof. Courte said. "The
other third is allowed for the
The Quartet rehearses three to
four times a week and more, de-
pending on the demands of the
works to be performed, Courte ex-
During the year, the Stanley
Quartet presents seven concerts
free, of charge to the Ann Arbor
audience. Two are scheduled each
semester and three during the
"The primary function of the
Quartet is to be at the service of
the people of Michigan," Prof.
Through the University Exten-
sion Service the group plays in
Detroit, where it has a regular
series, and in other Michigan
"The Quartet also extends its
activities further afield, he ex-
plained. Every year it visits east-
ern and mid-western colleges and
The Quartet has also partici-
pated in the Library of Congress
annual chamber music series.
"We have a definite preference
to play for university audiences,"
Prof. Courte said, "because we
have in other colleges, the same
opportunity to meet students aft-
er concerts, as we do at home."
Since its formation, the Quar-
tet has visited schools, where clin-
ics are held. Members individually
give demonstrations and answer
questions regarding the problems
involved in performing their re-
"A fact to be especially men-
tioned," Prof. Courte said, "is that
once more the Quartet's value has
A committee in connection with
the American National Theatre
and Academy has strongly recom-
mended this organization to be
musical ambassadors in foreign
countries, he explained.
"This fact, we think, will add
to the prestige, not only of this
renowned music school, but also
to the whole University," Prof.
Other Quartet activities dur-
ing the past year included eight
half-hour kinescopes, produced by
the University Television Studio.
Twenty-three educational sta-
tions licenced by the Federal Com-
munication Commission, have
shown this series representing a
survey of chamber music from the
18th century to the 20th.
More recently, the Quartet has
made three recordings. These in-
cluded: "Quintet for String Quar-
tet and Piano," and "Quartet No.
6,' by Ross Lee Finney, and
"Quartet No. 8," by Quincy Porter.
These works will be released
early in the fall.
Since the establishment of the
Quartet, the University has
awarded an annual commission to
a composer to write a chamber
music work to be first performed
on campus by the group.
Recipients of these commissions
have been: Walter Piston, Quincy
Porter, Wallingford Riegger, Da-
rius Milhaud, Reitor Villa-Lobos,
and Robert Palmer.
"Acomposition by Leon Kirch-
ner is expected to be performed
this fall," Prof. Ross said.
"And Elliott Carter was recent-
ly invited by the University to
write a composition to be deliv-
ered as early as 1959," he con-
MESSIAH (Handel) . . .
ADELE ADDISON, Soprano
EUNICE ALBERTS, Contralto
HAROLD HAUGH, Tenor
. . . . December 7 and 8, 1957
PAUL MATTHEN, Bass
CHORAL UNION AND ORCHESTRA
LESTER McCOY, Conductor
soprano, Oct. 3
TICKETS: 75c and 50c (either concert). On sale beginning October 15.
Eighteenth Annual Chamber Music Festival
BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET
. February 21, 22, 23,
JOSEPH ROISMAN, First Violin BORIS KROYT, Viola
ALEXANDER SCHNEIDER, Second Violin MISCHA SCHNEIDER, Violoncello
Assisted by ROBERT COURTE, Viola
SEASON TICKETS: $3.50 and $2.50. On sale beginning October 15.
Sixth-Fifth Annual May Festival
SIX CONCERTS. . . . . . . . . . . May1,2,3,4, 1958
The Philadelphia Orchestra, EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor, WILLIAM
R. SMITH, Assistant Conductor. University Choral Union, THOR JOHN-
SON .Guist Conductor and LESTER Mc COY. Conductor. Festival Youth
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