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Musical Society Sponsors Programs
May Festival Offers Unique Musical Pie
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ae University Musical Society
since its organization in 1879,
ented a variety of concerts to
sponsors the Choral Union
erts, the Extra Concert series,
Festival, the annual Christ-
concerts, and the Chamber
the Choral Union Series for this
r consists of ten concerts, to
performed from October
>ugh April, beginning with
nn Gould, pianist, on Oct. 12.
he Boston Symphony Orches-
conducted by Charles Munch,
appear Oct. 24, followed by
Irmgard Seefried, soprano, on Oct.
29. Richard Tucker, tenor, will give
a concert on Nov. 6; and Luis
Morondo will conduct the Pamp-
lona Choir from Spain in a ma-
tinee performance on Nov. 15. Jan
Smeterlin, pianist, will appear here
on Nov. 24.
Continuing the series, Antal
Dorati will conduct the Minnea-
polis Symphony Orchestra on Feb.
Reiner will conduct the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra Apr. 24.
Season tickets for the Choral
Union Series are available at the
University Musical Society office in
Burton Tower, and are priced at
$18, $15, $12 and $10. Individual
tickets will go on sale at a later
Fourteen years ago, a demand
for an extension of the Choral
Union series and for more avail-
8. Next, the Bach Aria Group, in- able seats became apparent, and
cluding Eileen Farrell and Jan the Extra Concert Series was be-
Peerce, will be directed by William gun.
H. Scheide on Feb. 16. The program of five concerts was
Giulietta Simionata, mezzo-so- created for those who preferred a
prano, will give the second matinee shorter series, as well as for pa-
performance on Mar. 13, and Fritz trons desiring a more all-inclusive
program, Gail Rector, executive
director of the Musical Society,
T T S First The first of these concerts, the
Boston Symphony Orchestra, con-
ducted by Munch, will be held Oct.
25. The second concert will feature
David Oistrakk, Russian violinist,
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Witold Malcuzynski, pianist, will
appear Jan. 15, and William Stein-
berg will conduct the Pittsburgh
Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 29.
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Paris, conducted by Igor Marke-
vitch, will present a concert on
Season tickets for the Extra Con-
cert series are priced at $9, $7.50,
$6 and $5.
Each year, the Choral Union
and the Musical Society Orchestra
present Handel's "Messiah" in
their Christmas concert.
The Choral Union is made up of
over 300 voices, and auditions are
open to the public. It was founded I
at the inception of the Musical]
Society, when it first began to 1
sponsor the concert series. Since
then, it has rehearsed weekly, con-
tinually increasing its repertoire.
It will present the Messiah in con-
junction with the Musical Society
Orchestra, conducted by Lester
McCoy, on Dec. 5 and 6.
Featured soloists are Saramae
En di h, so ralao Glady Krese
and Yi-Kwei Sze, bass. Mary Mc-
Call Stubbins is the organist.
Tickets for the Christmas con-
cert, priced at one dollar, 75 cents
and 50 cents, will go on sale be-
ginning October 15..
Supplementing the major con-1
certs, which have been held since
HilAd. opned, s te Annual
pioneered 20 years ago, when it
began to bring prominent string
quartets to Rackham lecture hall.
This year's program features a
piano quartet. The Festival Quar-
tet, composed of Victor Babin,
piano; Szymon Goldberg, violin,
William Primrose, viola and Niko-
lai Graudan, cello, will perform
in three concerts on Feb. 12, 13
Season tickets, which will go on
sale starting Nov. 2, are $4 and $3.
The 67th Annual May Festival,:
presenting the Philadelphia Or-
chestra, conducted by Eugene Or-
mandy, will present six concerts
on May 5, 6, 7 and 8.
William Smith is assistant con-
ductor and Thor Johnson of the
Choral Union, is guest conductor.
Wil Nme Artists
Programs for all concerts will be
announced about one month before
their scheduled appearance. Fur-
ther information can be obtained
at the Musical Society office in
The concerts, Rector said, "weld
the town and University together,
through their Interests in bring-
ing the finest artists here."
The extremely positive condi-!
tions of a receptive audience and
advantageous hall facilitate this,
he added, and said that nots only
is the Musical Society grateful for
the program, but the whole corn-
munity gains prestige.
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