Concert program for the City of Portland Benefit Concert and Ballet, participated in by the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Jacques Gershkovitch, Edouard Hurlimann, and Nikolai Sokoloff, conductors, and the William F. Christensen Ballet, William F. Christensen, ballet master and Mischa Pelz, conductor. The orchestra performed works by Weber, Handel, Tchaikovsky and other composers. The ballet performed "Chopiniana Ballet", an interpretation of the romantic style dancing to a group of Chopin compositions, and excerpts from "Coppelia Ballet", music by Leo Delibes. Choreography for both ballets was by William F. Christensen.
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City of Portland Benefit Concert and Ballet participated in by the PORTLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and THE WILLIAM F. CHRISTENSEN BALLET MULTNOMAH CIVIC STADIUM Monday night, September 9, 1935, 8:15 o'clock OVERTURE "OBERON"..........Weber Jacques Gershkovitch Conductor Portland Junior Symphony Orchestra Suite for the Orchestra from the "Water Music"......Handel Allegro Arr. by Sir Hamilton Harty Air Bourree Hornpipe Andante Expressivo—Allegro deciso Edouard Hurlimann Assistant Conductor and Concert Master Portland Symphony Orchestra Dream Pantomime "Hansel and Gretel"......Humperdinck Hungarian Dances ............Brahms Nikolai Sokoloff Conductor Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and Director Federal Music Project—Works Progress Administration, Washington, D. C. SYMPHONY No. 4 in F Minor Tschaikowsky Andante sostenuto Andantino in modo di canzona Scherzo, Pizzicato ostinato Finale Intermission BALLET William F. Christensen, Ballet Master J Mischa Pelz, Conductor J I. "Chopiniana Ballet." An interpretation in the romantic style dancing to a group of compositions by Frederic Chopin. Choreography by William F. Christensen. 1. Nocturne.....Merle Williams, Soloist, and Ensemble 2. Waltz......Jacqueline Martin, Soloist, and Ensemble 3. Waltz......Janet Reed, Soloist, Jacqueline Martin, Zelda Morey, Celene Radding, Stella Bambery 4. Mazurka......Wm. F. Christensen, Soloist, Merle Will- iams, Norma Neilson, Jacqueline Martin, Leona Goldenburg 5. Prelude......Wm. F. Christensen and Janet Reed 6. Grande Waltz in E Minor Merle Williams, Janet Reed, Zelda Morey, Wm. F. Christensen and Corps de Ballet II. From "Coppelia Ballet." Choreography by Wm. F. Christensen. Music by Leo Delibes. Misha Pelz, conductor. 1. Mazurka......Corps de Ballet 2. Coppelia Doll....Janet Reed 3. Czardas......Corps de Ballet Ensemble—Wm. F. Christensen, Janet Reed, Frances Staver, Norma Neilson, Janet Reig, Zelda Morey, Leona Goldenburg, Constance Salazer, Margaret Bambery, Stella Bambery, Mary Ausplund, Mary Carruthers, Mignon Wheeler, Jacqueline Martin, Celene Radding, Louise Zumsteg, Belle Campbell, Florence Zumsteg, Louise Moore, Joan Patterson, Hazel Hedges, Merle Williams, Mariorelou Grimm, Nadine Viaene, Dorothy Heath, Betty Fryer, Billie Otis, Glenda Grosky, Alice Albers, Ronald Chetwood, Robert Irwin, Sihirley Hanselman, Mary Staver, Jeanette Harrow, Monica Lind, Elizabeth Nelson, Jacqueline Vaupell, Marilyn Marmaduke, Shirley Mulkey, June Justice, Marion Kropp, Margaret Thatcher, Geraldine Brown and Fred S#Ver. "The Richest Child is Poor Without Musical Training"
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