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February 20, 1987 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-02-20

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ENTERTAINMENT --

PIANISSIMO

Fedora Horowitz overcame
anti-Semitism in
war-torn Romania to
achieve musical excellence

JOANNE ZUROFF

Special to The Jewish News

edora Horowitz is no stranger
to prejudice. It once kept her
out of a very important piano
competition. But with the in-
tervening war and life ex-
periences themselves, she battled the
hatred to achieve recognition as a
pianist of note.
Horowitz, conductor of and per-
former with the Lyric- Chamber
Ensemble, remembers that period
well. In 1958, when anti-Semitism
was rampant in Romania, Horowitz
was pre-vented from appearing in the

prestigious Tchaikovsky Competi-
tion.
When the young pianist was
selected as one of two artists to repre-
sent Romania, government officials
began to process her application for
the necessary travel documents.
They discovered-her to be a Jew, and
one whose - family had repeatedly
applied to immigrate to Israel.
Horowitz was classified as an'enemy
of the people" and that year,
Romania was not represented at this

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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20-26

ING oPL AC ES

LISTINGS WELCOME

Performing a pas de deux?
Screening a film? Staging a
play? If so, The Jewish News
wants to hear about it in our
new entertainment calendar,
Going Places. Send concert,
film, dance, comedy, club
and other entertainment ac- -
tivity listings to Entertain-
ment Calendar, The Jewish
News, 20300 Civic Center Dr.,
Suite 240, Southfield 48076.
Items must be typed,
double-spaced and include
the time, date, place, admis-
sion charge of each event
and a name and phone
number of someone to call
during business hours. List-
ings must be received at
least two weeks prior to pub-
lication.

MUSIC

BRUNCH WITH BACH: Detroit

Institute of Arts, 5200 Wood-
ward Ave. Detroit, All-French
concert, - 10 and 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, admission, 832-2730.

DETROIT SYMPHONY OR-
CHESTRA: Ford Auditorium,
Tommy Tune, songs by Fred
Astaire, 8:30 p.m. today and

Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Sunday,
admission, 567-1400. •

SCANDINAVIAN SYMPHONY
SOCIETY, Southfield High
School, concert, 8 p.m. Sun-

day, admission, 644-9203.

SYMPHONY
DETROIT
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA:
Orchestra Hall, Mozart con-

cert, 8 p.m. today and 3:30

Sunday, admission, 567-1400.

FAMILIES

DETROIT YOUTHEATRE:. De-

troit Institute of Arts, 5200
Woodward _Ave.; Movin' In
Time, dance, 11 a.m. and 2
p.m. Saturday i admission,
832-2730.

CHILDREN

PEANUT BUTTER PLAYERS:

Austin Hall, 18000 E. Warren,
Detroit, The Electric Sunshine
Man, 1 p.m. Saturdays and
Sundays through April 26, ad-

mission, reservations, 559-
6727.

DETROIT SYMPHONY OR-
CHESTRA: Ford Auditorium,
Nexus percussion
ensemble, concert; 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m. Saturday, work-
shop, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Saturday, admission, 567-
1400.

THEATER

DOWNTOWN DINNER THEA-
TER:Veterans Memorial Build-

ing banquet hall, They're Play-
ing Our Song, presented by
Jimmy _ Launce Productions,
cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7,
curtain at 8:45 today, every
Friday and Saturday, admis-

sion, reservations, 224-6000.

HILBERRY THEATRE:Wayne

State University, A Delicate
Balance 8 p.m. Saturday and
Thursday, As You Like It, 8
p.m. today and 11 a.m. Tues-
day, admission, 577-2972.

MEADOW BROOK THEATRE:

Oakland University, Roches-
ter, A Flea In Her Ear, 8 p.m.
. today through Sunday; Fack
of Lies, Thursday through
March 22, admission, 377-
3300.

HENRY FORD - MUSEUM THE-
ATER: Dearborn, You Can't

Take It With You, 8:30 p.m:
today and Saturday, through
March 21, admission, 271-
1620.

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