Concert program for performances by the (American) Ballet Theatre. The dance performances were Billy the Kid, music by Aaron Copland, Princess Aurora, music by Peter Tschaikowsky, and Capriccio Espagnol, music by Rimsky-Korsakoff. The music for Billy the Kid and Capriccio Espagnol was conducted by Antal Dorati. The music for Princess Aurora was conducted by Mois Zlatin.
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ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU Presents RUSSIAN BALLET by the Ballet Theatre PORTLAND PUBLIC AUDITORIUM Saturday, August 14, 1943, 2:30 P. M. PROGRAM I. BILLY THE KID Choreography by Eugene LORING Revived for Ballet Theatre by Michael KIDD Music by Aaron COPLAND Specially orchestrated for Ballet Theatre by Aaron COPLAND Scenery and Costumes by Jared FRENCH "Billy the Kid" was created and produced by the American Ballet Caravan under the direction of Lincoln Kirstein and first performed in Chicago, Illinois, in October, 1938. It is presented by Ballet Theatre, Inc., through the courtesy of the American Ballet Caravan. Billy the Kid was born William Bonney in New York City at the close of the Civil War. He was a prototype or our city gangster. His life coincided with the opening of our iast frontier. Fatherless, he killed his first man at the age of twelve to protect his mother, a poor pioneer. Before he had reached twenty-one, he had shot a man for each year of his life. He had never one second of guilt, remorse or fright. Billy was a handsome, charming, courteous boy, a fine dancer, a great favorite with Mexican girls and the ranchers' daughters. But he carried the border law of "get your man before he gets you" to its logical conclusion. In a lawless land he could never be reconciled to the arrival of law and order. His only friend turned sheriff, and Billy knew that one day it would be Pat Garrett or himself. After innumerable captures and escapes, Garrett finally ambushed the Kid, unarmed and asleep, in the home of his mysterious Mexican sweetheart. Billy was known to the Mexicans as El Chivato, simply "The Kid." Many cowboy ballads still sing his myth. He was a heroic incident in that westvrard march which made a sprawling continent the United States of America. His many fine qualities were cancelled by his terrible talent for murder, the ultimate expression of lonely individualism. Billy the Kid MICHAEL KIDD Pat Garrett RICHARD REED Alias JEROME ROBBINS Sweetheart and Mother JANET REED MARCH Cowboys Messrs. DUANE, KOON, LINDGREN, TARAS Housewives Misses BANKS, BENTLEY Mexican Girls Misses FALLIS, HUNT, WYNN Ranchers' Wives Misses DAVIDSON, KAVAN, RAZOUMOVA, SABO Prospector ALPHEUS KOON Mailman STANLEY HERBERT!" STREET SCENE (Billy kills Alias as a Mexican) Billy the Kid MICHAEL KIDD Pat Garrett RICHARD REED Alias as a Mexican JEROME ROBBINS Billy's Mother JANET REED Dance Hall Girls MIRIAM GOLDEN, MIMI GOMBER, MARIA KARNILOVA [Cowboys, Housewives, Mexican Girls, Prospector, Mailman) BILLY'S SOLILOQUY (Billy kills Alias as a Land Agent) CARD GAME ON DESERT (Billy cheats at cards) Billy the Kid MICHAEL KIDD Pat Garrett RICHARD REED Cowgirls in Gray BILLIE WYNN and JUNE MORRIS Cowboy in Red JOHN KRIZA (Continued on Page 3) Tonight at 8:30, THE BALLET THEATRE presents Two New Ballets: "HELEN OF TROY" and "GALA PERFORMANCE" Also, "SWAN LAKE" and "PAS-de-QUATRE" NOTE PLEASE — Our plan for crowd protection prepared by army officials and civilian defense authorities is complete in every detail and in case an alert is ordered, please remain calmly where you are, avoid any action that might cause any unnecessary confusion, and await instructions from your announcer on the stage. De LUXE ARTISTS 1943-44 SERIES 01DER SEASON TICKETS NOW! ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU Announces This Unusual Series of Universally Popular Artists. Each Is a Top Ranking Concert Performer of World Renown. season ticket prices, small deposit, balance october 1 main floor and center 1st balcony—$10.45. deposit $3.50. sides, 1st balcony—$7.20, deposit $1.50 HELEN TRAUBEL The first Portland concert by the Metropolitan's magnificent Wagnerian soprano will provide many Portlanders ttie first opportunity to hear one of the truly glorious voices 6f tbe day, EZIO PINZA One of the favorites of the Metropolitan since 1926, Pinza's rich basso voice has brought to tfee concert halls "the kind of singing one could sit and listen to all night." RUDOLF SERKIN A concert by this extraordinary pianist is always an occasion to remember. "He played gigantically, always with a magnificent control and with a sovereign sense of form. TODD DUNCA Going directly to Broadway from his post as Professor of Music at Howard University, Todd Duncan became famous overnight for his moving portrayal of Porgy in George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." With an assisting soprano, Mr, Duncan's program will include selections from the immortal folk opera. EPH SZIGET! nparable artist—the violinist eurs have long rated tops." ARGENTINITA The fascinating Argentinita returns with her ensemble of Spanish dancers and musicians. An entertainer par excellence, a whole theatre in herself. that A joint recital, featuring the tap dancer supreme, Paul Draper, and Larry Adler, the unique virtuoso of the harmonica. "Far from being merely a stunt, an Adler-Draper recital is genuinely expressive and musicianly." Act Now! Enjoy Better Seat Locations Limited dumber of Season Tickets Available ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU Frank E.Andrews President 402 Studio Building BEacon 0537 BILLY THE KID (Concluded) GUNBATTLE (Billy kills Alias as a Sheriff) Billy the Kid MICHAEL KIDD Pat Garrett RICHARD REED Alias as a Sheriff JEROME ROBBINS Cowgirls in Gray BILLIE WYNN and JUNE MORRIS Cowboy in Red JOHN KRIZA Cowgirls in Tan Misses BANKS, BENTLEY, FALLIS, HUNT, WAGNER Cowboys in Tan Messrs. DUANE, LINDGREN, VASILIEFF, KOON MACABRE DANCE Billy's Sweetheart JANET REED Cowgirls in Tan Misses BANKS, BENTLEY, FALLIS, HUNT, WAGNER Cowboys in Tan Messrs. DUANE, LINDGREN, VASILIEFF, KOON Ranchers' Wives Misses DAVIDSON, KAVAN, RAZOUMOVA, SABO JAIL SCENE (Billy kills Alias as Jailer) Billy the Kid MICHAEL KIDD Alias as Jailer JEROME ROBBINS DESERT Billy the Kid MICHAEL KIDD Pat Garrett RICHARD REED Alias as an Indian Guide JEROME ROBBINS Mexican Girls Misses FALLIS, HUNT, WYNN, and Posse led by Garrett BILLY'S DEATH Billy the Kid MICHAEL KIDD Pat Garrett RICHARD REED Alias JEROME ROBBINS PIETA Misses BANKS, DAVIDSON, FALLIS, GOMBER, HUNT, RAZOUMOVA, WAGNER and MORRIS CLOSING MARCH Conductor: Antal Dorati Intermission II. PRINCESS AURORA Ballet Divertissement by Anton DOLIN Music by Peter TSCHAIKOWSKY Choreography by Anton DOLIN after Marius PETIPA Supervised by Anton DOLIN Choreography of the "Three Ivans" by Bronislava NIJINSKA Scenery by Michel BARONOFF after original designs by Leon BAKST Costumes by Barbara KARINSKA after original designs by Leon BAKST "The Sleeping Beauty," from which this suite of dances has been selected, contained three acts and five scenes. The dances presented by Anton DOLIN were taken from the first and third acts. The current version contains a number of dances in their authentic form. Notable among these are the Rose Adagio (Princess Aurora and four Princes) and variations of Aurora and the Fairies. "The Sleeping Beauty" was first presented at the St. Petersburg Imperial Maryinsky Theatre on January 15, 1890. The Ballet Theatre version is based on the London performance of the complete ballet first given by the Diaghilev Company on November 2, 1921, at the Alhambra Theatre. Princess Aurora NORA KAYE Prince Charming ANTON DOLIN The Queen MIRIAM GOLDEN The King FRANCISCO XAVIER Master of Ceremonies REX COOPER Pages BARBARA FALLIS, ROSZIKA SABO, VIRGINIA WILCOX, BILLIE WYNN Mazurka JEAN DAVIDSON, MIMI GOMBER, SHIRLEY ECKL, JUNE MORRIS, JOHN DUANE, STANLEY HERBERTT, ALPHEUS KOON, ROBERT LINDGREN The Six Fairies and Their Attendants ALBIA KAVAN and ROBERT LINDGREN, MARGARET BANKS and RICHARD REED, MARINA SVETLOVA and HUGH LAING, ROSELLA HIGHTOWER and DIMITRI ROMANOFF, MARIA KARNILOVA and JOHN TARAS, ALBIA KAVAN and JOHN KRIZA. Princess Aurora and Prince Charming............................NORA KAYE and ANTON DOLIN (Program continued on Page 4) MUSIC ROOM PROGRAM (Concluded) PRINCESS AURORA (Concluded) Past de Sept NORA KAYE, ANTON DOLIN and Six Fairies and Their Attendants Six Variations a) ROSELLA HIGHTOWER (d) MARIA KARNILOVA (b) MARINA SVETLOVA (e) LUCIA CHASE (c) ALBIA KAVAN (f) NORA KAYE The Rose Cavaliers RICHARD REED, DIMITRI ROMANOFF and HUGH LAING Pas de Trois MARGARET BANKS, BARBARA FALLIS and RICHARD REED The Bluebird JANET REED and JOHN KRIZA The Three Ivans YURA LAZOVSKY, NICOLAS ORLOFF and HUBERT BLAND The Rose Adagio NORA KAYE, ANTON DOLIN and ROSE CAVALIERS Finale Entire Company Conductor: Mois Zlatin Intermission III. CAPRICCIO ESPAGNOL Ballet in one scene by Leonide MASSINE Music by RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF Choreography by Leonide MASSINE in collaboration with ARGENTINITA Supervised by Leonide MASSINE Scenery and Costumes by Mariano ANDREU Costumes executed by Mme. KARINSKA Not even the glaring summer sun over the little town in .the desolate region of Old Castile has discouraged the peasants, hidalgos and dons who have turned out in high spirits for the fair. The crowd watches the fortune-telling gypsies dance a fiery "buleria" which ignites the peasants and "majas" until the dance becomes general and the couples swing into a frenzied "jota." The choreography of Leonide Massine and Argentinita follows the scores' notations closely: (a) Alborada—typical dances of Spanish Galicia, composed of steps called "Muneiras." (b) Variation—"Seguidillas" in the spirit of Goya's painting, particularly "Galina Ciega." ( c) Alborada—a comic dance in the style of Northern Spain. (d) Gypsy scene and songs—combining the "bolero," "buleria" and "panadero." (e) Asturian fandango. 1. Alborada Misses ECKL, FALLIS, HUNT, KAVAN, SABO, HIDEN. WILCOX, WYNN Messrs. SEMENOFF, HERBERTT, KIDD, BLAND, DUANE, KOON, TARAS, LINDGREN 2. Variation MIRIAM GOLDEN and Misses BENTLEY, DAVIDSON, GOMBER, HIGHTOWER, KARNILOVA JEROME ROBBINS and Messrs. COOPER, KRIZA, SEMENOFF, XAVIER 3. Alborada MARGARET BANKS and GALINA RAZOUMOVA SIMON SEMENOFF, NICOLAS ORLOFF, HUBERT BLAND and MICHAEL KIDD 4. Gypsy Scene and Songs NORA KAYE and YURA LAZOVSKY 5. Asturian Fandango LUCIA CHASE and DIMITRI ROMANOFF NORA KAYE and YURA LAZOVSKY And the entire Company Conductor: Antal Dorati Casts Subject to Change Steinway Piano, courtesy of Sherman, Clay & Company; Box Office, courtesy of The J. K. Gill Company. For numbers on this program, inquire at Music Room, Central Library. Exclusive Management: Hurok Attractions, Inc., 711 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Booking Direction: National Concert & Artists Corporation, New York City. Staff for S. Hurok: Leon Spachner, company manager; Barry Hyams, press representative; Mae Froh-man, executive secretary; AI Johnson, carpenter; Robert Stanton, assistant carpenter; William Downing, assistant carpenter; Carl Green, property man; Augusta Besand, wardrobe mistress; Otto Wurtz, wardrobe master. Staff for Ballet Theatre: Alden Talbot, managing director; David Libidins, executive director; Alexis Tcherkassky, assistant director; James Fish, executive secretary; Antal Dorati, musical director; Mois Zlatin, associate conductor; Serge Sokoloff, stage manager. The management strictly forbids the taking of any photographs or motion pictures inside the auditorium without written permission of the management. BALLET MUSIC RECORDINGS Third Floor Music Department The J. K. Gill Company PORTLAND 4, OREGON
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