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Pro Musica Opens Rich Past
This Week's Events
ARTS AND LETTERS:
Harris Views Theater Tours
By RICHARD MERCER
When Noah Greenberg formed
the New York Pro Musica in 1952,
he sought to open a broad avenue
leading into the rich past of West-
For years the focus of musical
attention had been on the 19th
century, with a few 18th century
composers represented to complete
"We were kind of missionaries
in the start," Greenberg said, but
added that since then a genuine
audience has developed with
enough knowledge of early and
High Renaissance music to allow'
the group a real freedom of selec-
tion of works from this extremely
rich source of music literature.
Yet regardless of the knowledge
of the audience, the performer
must "translate into the moment
the beauty of the music," Green-
In speaking of the increasing
attention given to pre-18th century
music, he noted the important role
which is being played by the
relatively new discipline of musi-
cology. The musicologist is, in his
way, a type of pioneer who has
opened vast stores of music writ-
ten between the years 700 an
By taking advantage of the
scholar's research, it is now pos-
sible to present musical pictures
of ages that have been only
slightly known and rarely heard
in the past. Yet only part of the
work is accomplished by the musi-
cologist, and it remains the job
of the performer to bring his
imagination to the work before it
is ready for presentation to an
audience, Greenberg said.
When dealing with music writ-
ten so long ago, it is not enough
to have a well-notated score, for in
ensemble music composed before
1600 there are no indications of
tempo, volume or instrumentation.
The work that must be done b3.
a group like the New York Pro
Musica before such a piece is ready
for performance amounts to fill-
ing in all the blanks that have
7 p.m.-Max Kapustin, director
of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Founda-
tion at Wayne State University
will present the first in a series
of two dialogues on "Jesus, The
Man and His Teachings" at the
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation.
In these dialogues, which are a
part of a series on "The Jews and
Jesus," Kapustin will deal with
"The Jewish Heritage of Jesus."
2:30 p.m.-The New York Pro
Musica, Noah Greenberg conduct-
ing, will finish its series of pre-
sentations with a concert of early
baroque music of Italy and Ger-
many in Rackham Aud.
4 p'm.-Prof. Mark Musa of In-
diana University will speak on
"Aesthetic Structure in Dante's
"Inferno, XIX" in the East Con-
ference Rm. of Rackham.
4:10 p.m.-The Rev. Krister
Stendahl, professor of Biblical
studies at Harvard Divinity School,
will speak on "A Defense of Paul
against his Admirers," under the
auspices of the Office of Religious
Affairs and the Lutheran Student
Center, in Aud A.
TUESDAY, FEB. 18
8:30 p.m.-The University Wood-
wind Quintet will perform in
Rackham Aud. The auintet- in-
wood Derr, harpsichord, all from
the music school, will perform in
Rackham Aud. The program will
include works by Byrd, Montever-
di, Dowland and Jenkins.
8:30 p.m.-The Interlochen Arts
Academy Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by Joseph E. Maddy
and George C. Wilson will be
heard in Hill Aud. The program
will include "Mysterious Moun-
tain" (Symphony No. 2, Op. 132)
by Alan Hovhaness; "Through the
Looking Glass" by Deems Taylor;
"Five Acre Pond, for Oboe and
String Orchestra" by Don Gillis
and "Suite from 'The Firebird'
Ballet" by Igor Stravinsky.
SATURDAY, FEB. 22
Block tickets will go on sale for
the Smothers Brothers, who will
appear on Saturday, Feb. 29 in
SUNDAY, FEB. 23
3 p.m.-Trombone students from
the music school will be heard in
concert in Lane Hall Aud. The
program will include works by
Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn and
7 p.m.-Prof. GeorgesE. Men-
denhall of the Near Eastern stu-
dies department will speak on
"The New Testament Sources in
the Perspective of the Old Testa-
ment" at the B'nai B'rith Hillel
NEW YORK PRO MUSICA-Noah Greenberg conducts the in-
strumentalists and vocalists of the Pro Musica in one of its
High Renaissance pieces. The group has been a pioneer in bring-
ing music of this period to the attention of modern audiences.
been left by time and the con-
ventions of Renaissance composi-
tion. They must make a practical
edition of each piece they intend
to perform, Greenberg said.
In effect, they are given a kind
of semi-refined raw material
which they must further study and
ornament beiure they present it to
The discovery and study of so
much Renaissance and baroque
music has enabled the musical
world to take a new look at itself,
in addition to expanding the gen-
eral musical fare of the public.
In a sense, the musical world is
discovering itself oy becoming ac-
quainted with its past, while the
public is reaping the rewards of
music that had for hundreds of
years been forgotten, he said.
By GAIL BLUMBERG
"There is nothing that proves as
damaging to theater as an enor-
mous auditorium. It is absolute
death to certain forms of drama,"
Robert Harris said concerning one
of the shortcomings of national
Harrisrhas been touring in the
leadirng role of "A Man For All
Seasons" since October. "With a
bnge audience, however, can you
ccmmunieate subtelty? And worst
of all, the actors will get accus-
tome&_ to using microphones, which
is disgusting. It isn't real theater,"
"An actor can't turn his back or
is scared to move his head to th,
side in fear that his words will be
lost. He is almost playing directly
face forward to the audience."
Harris, who by his own admis-
sion has done "masses" of radio
and television work both here and
abroad, directed his interest to-
wards a comparison of the Ameri-
can theatrical arts with those of
his native Great Britain.
The quality of dramatic presen-
tation in radio and television is
superior in Britain," he said.
"There is more of a market there
for good drama, and one does
satisfy the public's demands."
Harris next pointed out the
amount of American commercial-
ism which manifests itself in the
speed of television production. In
London, he said, the productions
are more leisurely, with more time
in rehearsal. "Naturally, a better
quality will result."
The BBC is way, way ahead of
American radio, he claimed. They
have three programs or types of
broadcasting material: "light,"
"home" and the "third program,"
which uses first class drama. "Do
you ever hear anything worthwhile
on the American radio?" The BBC
even has its own resident repertory
company of a.orut 40 people.
Although television is in de-
mand, the standard of the music
and drama on radio is so high
that many people simply prefer
to listen to it, he claimed. Besides,
he said, "they aren't constantly
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French horn and Lewis Cooper,
bassoon, will play Haydn's "Di- In Engineeri
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Op. 21" by Persichetti, "Quintet E r lr e t
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Francaix. "No one really knows why
Four state teachers' universitiesv
in Illinois will have all copy in
their student newspapers censored
by a faculty appointee in the fu-
ture, the Daily Illini reports.
The policy will apply to Illinois
State University at Normal, and
Eastern, Western and Northern
The action follows the firing of
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Dial 662.8871 for
the editor of Eastern State News
John Wood several weeks ago.
Wood attempted to publish an al-
legedly libelous story concerning
the university's building program.
He had failed to submit the ar-
ticle to Kenneth Hesler, faculty
adviser to the News.
Connie Schneider, who has been
appointed to Wood's position, said
that "the action of the Illinois
Teachers' College Board poses a
limitation to our fullest freedom
According to the board's policy
statement, "a competent faculty
sponsor shall have the- right to
examine all copy presented for
publication, including headlines,
and be authorized to correct and
edit copy to meet the standards
of accuracy and good usage and,
finally, he shall scan proofs of
each page of type and have the
authority usually vested in the
director of a privately owned pub-
lication of general circulation."
Miss Schneider said that the
adviser will be, "in effect, the
editor if he desires."
According to Royal A. Stipes,
head of the board, the new policy
does not in fact amount to cen-
sorship. Each university has al-
ways had a similar policy but has
never formalized it before, he said.
Wood agreed with this state-
ment, noting that Eastern Illi-
nois University has always had the
power to suppress news in the
Hesler said that he foresees "no
changes, or plans no changes," in
his practices or duties as a result
of the board announcement.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19 j
8 p.m.-Abdul Hamid, Justice of
the West Pakistan High Court and
Secretary of the Pakistan Ministry
of Law will speak on "Essentials
of Islamic Constitutions and
Sources of Muslem and Hindu
Law" in the East Conference Rm.
THURSDAY, FEB. 20
4:10 p.m.-Prof. George Kline of
Bryn Mawr College will speak on
"Science and Philosophy in Soviet
Russia" in the Multipurpose Rm.
of the UGLI.
7:30 p.m.-Makoto Fujita, Exe-
cutive Secretary of the World
University Service in Japan, will
speak on "Japanese Students in
a Changing Asian World" in the
Multipurpose Rm. of the UGLI.
8:30 p.m.-The Vienna Sym-
phony Orchestra, conducted by
Wolfgang Sawallisch, will be heaid
in concert at Hill Aud. The con-
cert, part of the University Musi-
cal Society's Extra Series, will in-
clude "Concerto Grosso, Op. 4,
No. 10" by Locatelli, "Six Pieces
for Orchestra" by Webern, Schu-
bert's "Unfinished Symphony" and
"Macbeth," a symphonic poem by
FRIDAY, FEB. 21
4:15 p.m.-Dr. Robert Holt of
the Research Center for Mental
Health at New York University will
speak on "Freud's Cognitive Style"
in Aud. B.
gineering enrollment has de-
creased during the past several
years, but the post-war baby
boom makes it absolutely certain
that this trend will be reversed,"
Dean James C. 1Mouzon, of the
engineering college, remarked re-
Ie added, however, that he does
not know if the number of engi-
neering students will increase in
proportion to other areas of study.
Although current engineering
enrollment at the University
shows a slight increase over last
year, the college presently has al-
most 450 fewer undergraduates
than in 1957-58. These changes in
enrollment correspond approxi-
mately to national figures. Accord-
ing to a Department of Health,
Education, and Welfare report,
engineering freshmen enrollments
in the United States increased last
fall for the first time in six years.
Dean Mouzon commented that
the tendency of industries to give
the title of engineer to unqualified
people may detract from the im-
age of engineering as a good ca-
reer. "Students see the type of
work that these unqualified men
are doing discouraging their am-
bitions in the field of engineering,"
He noted that, in an attempt to
improve the engineering image,
the University has increased per-
sonal contact with high school
interrupted by those disconceiting
There are no actual drama
courses in English universities, al-
though most of the universities
are theater-minded and have resi-
dent companies of their own,
Thus, young actors, must get
their experience directly in the
theatrical world. There are several
small theaters in the center of
London, especially the Royal Court,
which are open for young talent.
But all theater should start in
the theater, Harris cautioned.
There are different specific tech-
niques needed for the stage, tele-
Vice-President for Academic Af-
fairs Roger W. Heyns, N. Edd Mil-
ler, an assistant to the vice-pres-
ident, and Leonard F. Sain, a
special assistant to the director of
admissions, travel to Wisconsin
today to participate in the 2nd
Inter-University Conference on
the Negro in Higher Education.
Sponsored jointly by the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin and the
Johnson Foundation, the confer-
ence aims to produce "an action
blue-print for colleges and univer-
sities throughout the country in
their efforts to upgrade Negro edu-
The University sponsored the
initial conference, heldhere in
The record industry's highest
award, the Grand Prix du Disque,
has been awarded to Prof. Gyorgy
Sandor, director of the Univer-
sity's doctoral program in piano
Prof. Sandor received the award
during a recent European tour.
The prize noted his series of re-
cordings of the complete Bartok
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vision and the movie camera. Once
good techniques are mastered on
the stage, it is rather simple to
fall into the other fields.
Television, he declared, is one
of the worst beginnings for an
actor. Of course, one thinks of
money, but the actor picks up
some money and comes out of the
experience with as little training
as before. This form can't train
in movement and full expression.
Repertory theater is a form
which has definite advantage for
an actor in training. It stretches
his imagination and gives disci-
pline in role study and stage
movement. But, Harris said, it is
only a training ground, and the
actor shouldn't stay any longer
than he has to.
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