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Philadelphia Symphony Again
Heads May Festival Program

Programs for the six concerts
of the 66th annual May Festival
at the University from April 30
through May 3 offer a wide range
of musical entertainment.
The May Festival Is presented
by the University Musical Society.
Performances will be held in Hill
The Philadelphia Orchestra will
participate in all of the concerts
under the conduction of Eugene
Ormandy, Thor Johnson, Virgil
Thomson and William Smith. The
University Choral Union of 310
voices will appear in two programs.
Starts with Brahms
The first concert of the series
will be held at 8:30 p.m. April 30,
with Ormandy conducting an all-
Brahms program. Rudolph Serkin,
pianist, will be featured in "Piano
Concerto No. 1 in D minor," and
the orchestra will play "Academic
Festival Overture" and "Symphony
No. 3 in F major."
At 8:30 p.m. May 1, violinist
Sidney Harth, violist Robert Courte
and the University Choral Union
will be featured.
After the intermission, Harth,
with the orchestra under Johnson,
will play "Concerto No. 2 in G
minor" by Prokofieff. During the
first half, the Choral Union with
Courte will present the Suite "Flos
Campi" for viola by Vaughn Wil-
liams and then "Scheresses" by
Francis Poulenc.
At 2:30 p.m. May 2,. William
Kincaid, flutist, will play "Flute
Concerto" by Thomson, conducted
by the composer himself. The com-
poser will also conduct .the world
premier of his suite, "Power
Among Men," and his work "Seine
at Night."
Smith To Conduct
The orchestra, Smith conducting,
will also play "Variations on a
Theme by Haydn" by Brahms and
the Dvorak "Symphony No. 1 in
D major."
Dorothy Kirsten, soprano, will
star at 8:30 p.m. May 2 in a pro-
gram conducted by Ormandy. In-
cluded in the presentations will be
"Chaconne" by Bach, soprano arias
and songs, "Symphony No. 7" by

MAY FESTIVAL--Soprano Dorothy Kirsten will be featured at
8:00- p.m. on May 2 in the fourth concert of the May Festival,
Giorgio Tozzi, basso, will star in the final concert of the festival,

FIRST PRIZE-Ronald Bernard was the winner of the Union's
photography contest with this eye-catching portrayal of spring in
bloom. Pictures were judged on the basis of composition, technical
work and originality. Approximately 30 contestants entered about
100 prints.
Judges NameWinners
Of Union Photo Contest

Prokofieff and "Suite Bacchus et
Ariane" by Roussel.
The fifth concert of the festival
will be held at 8:30 p.m. May 3.
The University Choral Union;
Johnson conducting, will present
Handel's oratorio, , "Solomon," in
observance of the 200th anniver-
sary of the death of the composer.
In the final concert of the series,
at 8:30 p.m. May ,3, Giorgio Tozzi,

basso, will be starred and Ormandy
will conduct. Included in the pro-
gram will be "Symphony No. 39
in E fiat" by Mozart, bass arias
and songs, "Paganiniana" by
Casella and "Daphnis and Chloe
Suite No. 2" by Ravel.
Tickets are now on sale at the
offices of the University Musical
Society In Burton Memorial Tower.

Theatre Notes

Profs. Philip C. Davis and David
H. Reider of the architecture
school yesterday announced the
winners in the Union's photo-
graphy contest held in connection
with the Creative Arts Festival
First prize of camera and flash
equipment went to Ronald Ber-
nard, '60A&D.
Second prize of less expensive7
camera and flash equipment went
to David Giltrow, '60E.
Award Prizes
Third prize, exposure meter,;
went to David Cornwell, '59A&D.
Robert Shaye, '60BAd., received
honorable mention.
The basis for judging included
originality, technical skill and
composition of the pictures. All
pictures were five by seven inches
and any prints involving "dark-
room trickery" were not considered
in the judging. The judges said
they also did not consider the
ordinary picture an amateur pho-
tographer might take and which
are bound to show up in almost
any photographic contest of this
Describes Picture
Cornwell, the third place win-
ner, said his picture of a campus
bohemian with draping hair, was
an assignment for Gargoyle, the
campus humor magazine.
He said he had other pictures
entered in this contest and added
he won a prize in the Union's con-
test last year.
Cornwell said he used a 35-
millimeter Asahi Pentax camera
with a 55-milimeter lens. Using
available light, he shot the picture
at one-twenty-fifth of a second

*with a lens opening of F35. He
used Plus X film.
About 30 contestants entered
approximately 100 pictures in the
contest, Perry W. Morton, '61,
Union executive councilman in
charge of the Creative Arts Fes-
tival, said.
"He said he would have liked
more contestants but that the pic-.
tures entered were quite good.
Although the photography con-
test has been in existence for many
years, it is now going to be an
integral part of the Festival, Mor-
ton said.

'U' TV Programs Feature
NATO, Near East, Alaska

A University television program
will give the story of NATO on
WWJ-TV, Channel 4, Detroit, at
1 p.m. today.
Prof. Roy Pierce of the political
science department, host for the
series, shows how the need for the
North Atlantic Treaty Organiza-
tion grew out of the immediate
split between the Iron Curtain
;ountries and the West at the mo-
ment of victory after World War
Prof. Pierce explains that rati-
fication of the treaty in April, 1949
marked the first time the United
States has committed itself to re-
gard an armed attack on a4 Euro-
pean nation as an attack upon
this country.


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.H. Hudson's Unrorgettable Adventure-Romance
In A Land Unknown To Man!1

On another University program
the Near East is focused upon
with an interview with Gen. John
Glubb, former Arab Legion com-
Gen. Glubb, who has spent 37
years soldiering in the Near East,
will be seen at 9 a.m. today on
AXYZ-TV, Channel 7, Detroit.
He first went to the Middle East
in 1920,. and was invited to take
command of Jordan's Arab Legion
in 1939. He tells the story of the
Arab-Israeli war and declares that
he feels the creation of Israel was
the largest single factor in mak-
ing the Middle East the powder
keg it is today.
* * *
Switching from the Near East
to the north, another University
program relates the problems of
homesteading in Alaska.
Professors William Benning-
hoff and Dow Baxter of the botany
department, explore the problems
and potentials of agriculture on
WXYZ-TV at 9:45 a.m. today.
Poet To Read:
own Works
Brother Antoninus, San Fran-
cisco Renaissance poet and "mis-
sionary to the beatniks," will give
a reading of his poetry at 9:00
p.m. tomorrow in the Union.
The Dominican lay brother, 46
years old, had a varied career. He
did not start to write poetry until
1934, when he discovered the
verse of Robinson Jeffers.
A year later, Brother Antoninus
published his first book of verse.
Since then, he has published a
long list of poetry, including "The
Ravens," "10 War Elegies" and
"The Privacy of Speech."
He entered the Catholic Church
in 1949 and became a Franciscan
brother in 1951. He is now serving
at St. Albert's College in Oakland.

The speech department will
close its 1958-59 Playbill series
with Sophocles' "Electra," to be
presented at 8:30 p.m. Thursday,'
Friday and Saturday in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
.One of three dramatic treat-
ments of the Orestes legend in
Greek tragedy, the Sophocles ver-
sion has all action revolving
around Electra, the grieving
daughter of a murdered father-
murdered at the hands of his wife
and her present husband.,
Electra refuses to cowtow to her
parents; indeed she asks us to
"Imagine, what it means to see,.
day after day, Aegisthus sitting in
my father's chair, , wearing the
clothes he wore, pouring the same
libations at the altar where he
killed him: and last outrage, the
murderer going to bed with her-
must I still call her mother?"
She lives as a prisoner, having
to request permission to go any-
where, do anything -and only
sneaks out of the house when her
step father is away.
Acts, as oil
Everyone in the play acts as the
foil of Electra. She seems hardly
to exist as a person except as a
combination of reactions to others'
actions and deeds. .
Even then, each of these reac-
tions only serves to show the hate
To Perform'
Moliere Play
"Sganarelle," a one-act farce by
Moliere, will be presented on the
speech department's Laboratory
Theatre Bill at 4:10 pm. tomor-
row in the. Frieze Building's Aren
Subtitled "The Imaginary
Cuckold," the play races through
a progressively confusing maze of
mistaken situations to an all-
stops-out finale.
From jealousy-ridden husband
to the ever-competent nurse, the
play affords each character a
chance to take .the spotlight in
the best Commedia 'dell Arte
Directed by Don Lovell, Grad.,
the farce wil be presented using
the Miles Malleson translation.
The cast includes Peggy For-
ward, '60, Sally Rosenheimer,
Grad., Hilary Smith, '60 and Don-
ald Ewing, Grad. Also seen in the
play will be James Stegenga, '59,
Terry Thure, '80 and Wayne Max-
on, Grad.

which she fegls toward the mur-
derers-a hate which has encom-
passed her to the point that she
herself admits "With evil all
around me there is nothing I can
do that is not evil."
Her father's death, her mother's
enmity, her sister's passiveness,
her brother's delay, Aegisthus'
(her stepfather) tyranny - these
are her life.
Wishes for Brother
The long wished-for coming of
her brother Orestes is all that
keeps her. going, and when she
thinks him dead, all is lost. "I
*have no friend in the world," she
says. "If they hate me so; to kill
me would be kindness;,Life is all
pain to me; I want to die."
Sqpocles is not justifying Elec-
tra's hate, although viewers may
for a moment believe this. For,
"the 'Electra' is a play about the
power of hate and misery bred in a
particular personality which final-
ly seems to lose the natural power'
to create."
Wants Revenge
She can only think of revenge,
which she calls "justice." It is she
who eggs Orestes on and on and
on to kill first his mother and then
Aegisthus, although it must be ad-
mitted that; he is not particularly
difficult to persuade.
As her mother begs for mercy
from Orestes, Electra screams
through closed doors "You had
none for him, nor for his father
before him!"




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