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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-05-11

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Esther Allan's Musical Career Enhanced
by New Series of Recordings, 'Patterns'

Mrs. Norman (Esther) Al-
lan has gained distinction in
musical circles nationally as
well as locally, and her role
as pianist has been estab-
lished in the many services
she has rendered in Detroit
and when she served profes-
sionally as a staff pianist for
radio stations in New York.
Her status was elevated
when, three years ago, her
compositions were recorded
on a long-playing record,
"Reflections."
She is now even more
firmly established with her
newest compositions recorded
in the series entitled "Pat-

Miss Donna Merzin
to Wed in August

terns," just made available.
In "Patterns" Mrs. Allan
has included six of her own
compositions. She played, for
this recording, six other com-
positions, her favorites when

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, May 11, 1973 - 33

Conductor Chajes Recalls
Successful Center 'Alumni'

last movement "Sonata, the
Tempest." The Beethoven
selection is for piano and a
string quartet from the or-
Musicians from all spheres,
chestral group in her record-
locally and on a national
ings. Felix Resnick directed
scale, have expressed
the orchestral groups.
acclaim for the efforts of
The favorites other than
Julius Chajes and the Jewish
Center Symphony which he
her own in the second side of
has organized and has been
the record are Tchaikowsky's
directing for 33 years.
"Chanson Triste," which was
arranged for two pianos and
On the 33rd anniversary of
is played by her as a single
his unique organization,
pianist through the "dub-
which has sponsored appear-
bing" magic in what she de-
ances by many notable pian-
scribes as a "modernized ar-
ists,, violinists, cellists and
rangement; Chopin's "Noc-
vocalists, there is unanimity
MISS DONNA MERZIN
turne," with orchestra, and
that Chajes, himself a distin-
Leoncavallo's "V esti La
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Merzin guished pianist and com-
Jupa" from the opera "Pag- of Middlebelt Rd., West poser, has created a unique
liacci," also as a two-piano Bloomfield, announce the en- cultural oasis in the Detroit
arrangement played by Mrs. gagement of their daughter Jewish community.
JULIUS CHAJES
Allan.
Many members of the
Donna Joan to Warren Barry
On the second side she Sacks, son of Mr. and Mrs. orchestra have become pro- ist; and Jerome Stasson,
ESTHER ALLAN
plays her composition "Inter- Irving Sacks of Kensington fessional musicians, within violinist, and conductor of the
she makes public appear- lude" with orchestra.
both the Detroit Symphony Cong. Shaarey Zedek Youth
Ave., Southfield.
ances and when she plays for
An August wedding is and other orchestras through- Orchestra.
The
second
side
merits
spe-
her own and her family's en-
out the country. Yoting musi-
Others include David Le-
cial attention. It includes planned.
joyment.
cians gain an invaluable op- vine, Edward Sauve, Willard
two of her compositions ded-
portunity to master the most Darling, Alim Kelkna p,
She commenced the first icated to her grandchildren.
important compositions o f Homer Lindsay, Richard
side of the recording with a Her "Bethie's Theme" is a BB
the classical repertoire.
ballad, "Trailing," which she waltz composed for Bethie
Marzitza, and Sam Tundo, all
has arranged for piano and Allan. Her "Freddie's Run-
Among t h e professionals with the Detroit Symphony
for the orchestra that accom- ning" is dedicated to grand-
who have emerged from the Orchestra.
Center Symphony Orchestra,
panies her, the Detroit Sin- son Freddie Sturman, who is
Some of Chajes' piano stu-
fonietta, composed of mem- described as "a mischievous
under Chajes' baton, are dents who, as teenagers,
Joseph Silverstein, concert- gained experience as soloists
bers of the Detroit Symphony little chap, full of the joy of
master with the Boston Sym- with the Center Symphony
Orchestra. The other numbers living and constantly run-
With This Coupon On
phony Orchestra; Isidor Sas- Orchestra and went on to pro-
composed by her for this side ning," and the listener to this
Incoming Orders
1 a v, concertmaster, Balti- fessional careers are Kurt
are the joyous "Summer fine selection can feel the
Waltz," also arranged for running through the entire
more Symphony Orchestra; Saffin, conductor-pianist with
Inez R e d m a n, concertmis- various opera companies; Dr.
piano and orchestra, and the theme.
tress, Oak Park Symphony Paul Schoenfield, professor of
piano-orchestra melody "En-
Mrs. Allan acquired her
Orchestra; David Cerone , piano and composition at
chantment" which is marked
on any
on any Full
head of the string depart- Toledo University; Judith
by South American rhythm musical skills as a heritage
Suede or
Length Suede
from her father, the late Ru-
impressions.
ment of the Cleveland Insti- Edberg, head of the piano
Leather Jacket
or Leather Coat
tute of Music; Kenneth Gold- department at the University
Her favorites by other com- bin Boyarsky, who will be
remembered as one of De-
smith, violinist on the music of Tampa; Rita Sloan-Gott-
4503 N. Woodward, 576-0575 posers on the first side are troit's popular cantors in tile
faculty of Stanford Univer- lieb, professor of piano at the
Grieg's "Papillon," Ravel's
10612 W. 9 Mile
543 5700
1940s
and
1950s.
She
was
born
sity
in California; Ann and University of Washington;
"Pavan" and Beethoven's
in Poland, came with her
Ida Kavafian, violinists and Violet Toth-Vipuri, of the
family to England and stu-
Mrs. Irene Berger, left, concert artists; Richard music faculty at Manatee
EXPECTING OUT OF TOWN GUESTS
died at the London Royal president of Bnai Brith Luby, violinist, concert art College, Fla.; David Syme,
FOR A WEDDING OR A BAR MITZVA ?
Academy of Music and the Women's Council of Metro-
concert pianist; Beth Rhodes,
FAMILY PLAN GROUP RATE
Scottish National Academy politan Detroit, accepts from
national winner of Baldwin
Hospitality Suite Available
of Music, and continued her Mrs. Harry Bodzin a certifi-
Piano contest; and Betty
musical career when the cate for a grove of trees
Kowalsky - Stasson, Detroit
family settled in Detroit. She planted in her honor as part
pianist and teacher.
was then 16 and soon she be- of the Samuel Bank Memo-
20500 JAMES COUZENS
Chajes notes that in all the
gan to pursue her profes- rial Forest in Israel. The
(8 Mile & Greenfield—Across from Northland)
years he had conducted the
sional
musical
career
in
New
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plaque was presented to Mrs.
orchestra, there was only one
York before her marriage to Berger during the seventh
COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
lawyer in the orchestra but
Norman
Allan.
annual
Bnai
Brith
Presidents
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never fewer than three physi-
Dine at the SCOTCH & SIRLOIN RESTAURANT
Her recordings are being Brunch, co-sponsored by the
cians (once there were nine).
Airport Limousine Sel-vice Available
distributed by Nor Est Re- Jewish National Fund at
He said that a physician once
cordings, 17540 Wyoming.
Cong. Beth Achim. Mrs. Bod-
asked him if he could sit by
—P.S. zin was co-chairman. Paul
the door—he expected to be
Perry, president of Bnai
called to deliver a baby.
Brith Council, also received
Chajes and the Center
a certificate of honor, as did
Symphony Orchestra have
Albert Gutman, recipient of
been assisted by the Friends
the first Samuel Bank Award
Vita Brand
of the Center Symphony and
"for his devoted services to
Jack Miller, president; Nate
DAVISON
Bnai Brith."
Fink, chairman of patrons;
Yellow Cling
MARKETS
and Shirley Fink and Barb-
ara Feld, co-chairmen of the
Mrs. Aaron Rubin has been women's committee.
(in Tomato Sauce)
Sliced or Halves
appointed to head the new
15-oz.
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00
Specials
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school, it was announced by
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Paul J. Dizik, chairman of the Turns Windfall Into
thru
Can
Quantity
Wed.
MASADA CHAPTER will Married Group temple nur-
--- (PRODUCE SPECIALS'. —
present an art auction 9:30 sery school committee. The a Gift for Israel
p.m. Saturday, at Cong. Beth school will open Sept. 4 in
SUGAR-SWEET FANCY
Sam and Fannie Karpel,

Abraham-Hillel Synagogue. the temple complex being residents of Blackstone Man-
Wesley's.
EXTRA SUPER SPECIAL
There will be a champagne completed at 14 Mile and or, got lucky in the Michigan
Quaker Maid
Delicious-Tasty
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1-lb. 290
White or Assorted
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Strictly Kosher
Cello
nominal admission charge.
Bloomfield. Mrs. Rubin re- be the richer for it.
Marshmallow
Pkgs.
ceived her MA degree in
The couple decided to give
education and permanent the $25 to Israel—$1 for every
I
Downtown-Fox
SWEET-JUICY
By the Piece or Sliced
teaching certificate from the year of the Jewish state's ex-
SUNKIST FANCY
Honors a Memory University of Michigan in istence.
Mrs. Karpel said
200
The name of Max Schul- 1968. The school is open to they are considering giving
Count
zinger, past president of Bnai children age 3-5. Rabbi Mor- through the Jewish National
Lg.
4
Lb.
Gal.
Brith's Downtown-Fox Lodge, ton M. Kanter will supervise Fund but urged others simil-
138
Box
Carton
Size
will be honored by a garden the nursery school on be- arly to contribute to any Is-
Doz.
L
_ Saturday, Sunoay. —
of trees being planted in his half of the temple. Present raeli cause of their choice.
For your special parties or other events try our
memory in Israel.
plans call for Monday-Friday
Mrs. Karpel said a friend
DELICIOUS MEAT OR DAIRY TRAYS
Mr. Schulzinger, who died morning sessions, and if told her that they were fool-
We use only Kosher-Wilno-Best-Zion or Feinbergs
in
1972,
was
active
in
many
there is sufficient interest an ish to take the money they
The finest and largest selection in the
Kosher Products on our Meat Trays
phases of Bnai Brith's Israel afternoon program will be
area. We4lean, bone, skin and grind
FOR FREE DELIVERY CALL JO 6-4640
all fish free of charge. For special
program. He was a vice offered. Children may be en- could use themselves and
service can
You'll Also Be Delighted with
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ing campaigns.
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