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1Saturday at 7:00 and 9:00
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and Humphrey Bogart
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Musical Society To Give Programs

SGC Reading Seminar
Hears Talk on Reisman

The University Musical Society
will present, in its 81st season, an
extensive and varied two-series
concert program.
Performing in the Choral Union
and Extra Concert series offerings
will be musical groups and solo
artists from 'the United States,
Canada, Europe and Russia, many
of whom will appear in Ann Arbor
for the first time.
Single tickets for the concerts
are still available; they can be
purchased at the University Musi-
cal Society in Burton Tower.
Pianist Opens Seres
Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist,
will open the Choral Union series
with a recital on Oct. 12. The
possessor of a "highly unconven-
tional" pianistic technique, he has
been called by critics "an artist
of incalculable worth."
Playing a concert dedicated to
the United Nations, before whom
they performed on this date last
year, the Boston Symphony Or-
chestra, conducted by Charles
Munch, will appear here on Oct.
Irmgard Seefried, soprano of
the Vienna State Opera, will sing
a Goethe lieder cycle program on
Oct. 29. Mme. Seefried, a star of
the European concert stage, is a
veteran of the summer festivals
at Salzburg and Edinburgh. She
first appeared in the United States
in 1951, and has sung with the
country's major symphony orches-
Tenor To Perform
The next concert, scheduled for
Nov. 6, features Richard Tucker,
tenor of the Metropolitan Opera.
He will be followed by the Pam-
plona Choir from .Spain, directed
by Luis Morondo, performing vocal
polyphony in a cappella texture
on 'Nov. 15.
Jan Smeterlin,, Polish pianist,
will make his local debut on Nov.
Paybill Cast J
Sean O'Casey

REHEARSAL--Charles Munch conducts the Boston Symphony
Orchestra, which will perform here on October 24 and 25 in the
University Musical Society-sponsored' Choral Union and Extra
Concert Series. Tickets for the 15 concerts are available at the
Musical Society office.

4, followed by the Minneapolis
Symphony Orchestra, conducted
by Antal Doration, Feb. 8.
The Bach Aria Group, composed
of nine solo artists and driected
by William H. Scheide, will per-
form in Hill Aud. on Feb. 16. Its
members and instrumental and
vocal soloists; they will perform
arias and duets from Bach can-
Star Makes Debut
La Scala's mezzo-soprano, Giull-
etta Simionato, will be heard
March 13. Miss Simionato, who
has sung at the Vienna State
Opera and Covent Garden, and
who boasts a 54-role repertoire,
makes her debut with the Metro-
politan Opera company this sea-.
Fritz Reiner will conduct the
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A faculty-student cast is pre-
paring for the bonus offered to
season ticket buyers by the Play-
bill '59-'60, Sean O'Casey's "I
Knock at the Door."
Brooks Atkinson of the New
York "Times" calls the play "the
most beautiful perceptive book.. .
about the touching, wondrous ex-
perience of coming into the adult
world, and blundering about in
search of a place in society."
The book is the first volume of
O'Casey's six-volume autobiogra-
phy and concerns his childhood.
The cast will present a concert
reading of the work, Oct. 16 and
Prof. Edward Stasheff and
Henry Austin and Jim Bob Ste-
phenson of the speech department
will head the cast, in addition to
Dianne Stolorow, '60, and Terry
Thure, '60.
Prof. Claribel Baird of the
speechdepartment will direct and
also read a part.
Ballet Group
Plans -Travels
For Season
The Ann Arbor Civic Ballet
Corp will perform in Plymouth
and Saginaw this season.
Performances have been sched-
uled in Saginaw on October 27
with the Saginaw Symphony 'Or-
chestra conducted by Wayne Dun-
lap and again on December 13
with the Plymouth Symphony Or-
Announcement of these engage-
ments was made by Mrs. Ernest
Brater, president of the Ann Arbor
Civic Ballet Board.
Under the direction of Sylvia
Hamer and Jane Miller, the Bal-
let Corp will dance "Coppelia" by
Delibes, which they presented last
spring with the Ann Arbor Civic
"Coppelia," one of the earliest
ballets based on the theme of a
doll's coming to life, is the story
of a toymaker who makes such a
realistic doll that Frantz falls in
love with her. It is the first ballet
in which the mazurka was danced
and helped popularize dances
based on national and folk themes.
Mrs. James Wolf has accepted
the post of concert manager and
will arrange rehearsals, transpor-
tation schedules and housing ar-
Appointmnets to'audition for a
few openings in the Ballet Corp
may be made by calling NO

The Playbill will also present1
an opera in November as another
bonus to season ticket holders.
The music and, speech depart-
ments will produce Donzetti's
"Don Pasquale" Nov. 19-21.
Also to be presented are regu-
lar performances of "Epitaph for
George Dillon," the "Way of the
World" and "Look Homeward
A final bonus will be presented
May 13 and 14 as an original play.
U Organist
Plans Recitals'
Robert Noehren, University or-
ganist, will present three recitals
of organ music this month.
The program planned for 4:15
p.m. Sunday was given'by Felix
Mendelssohn in Lepisig in 1840..
It is composed of Johann Sebas-
tian Bach 's "Fugue in E-fiat
major," Chorale Prelude,: "Deck
Thyself, My Soul, with Gladness";
"Prelude and Fugue in A minor";
"Passacaglia and Fugue in C
minor"; "Pastorale," and "Toccata
in F major."
At 4:15 p.m. October 11, Noeh-
ren will present a program in-
cluding Bach's Prelude and Fugue
in F minor; Trio-Sonata No. 5 in
C major; Prelude and Fugue in D
major, and two chorale preludes.
Olivier Messiaen's "Joie et
Clarte des Corps Glorieux" and
Charles Tournemire's "L'Orgue
Mystique," Suite No. 35, will also
be played.
The selections scheduled for
4:15 p.m. October 18 are: Bach's
"Prelude and Fugue in C major";
"Toccata and Fugue in D minor";
Chorale Partita, "O God, Thou.
Faithful God"; and Chorale Pre-
lude, "When in the Hour of Ut-
most Need."
Charles Tournemire's- "L'Orgue
Mystique," Suite No. 16 and "Dieu
Parmi Nous," by Olivier Messiaen,
will also be presented.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra In
the final concert of the Choral
Union Series on April 4.
The Boston Symphony Orches-
tra will stay over one day to open
the Extra Concert Series on Oct.
25, and David Oistrakh, violinist
from Moscow, will perform Dec. 8.
Oistrakh is the first Russian artist
to come to Ann Arbor under the
cultural exchange. program.
Pianist Marks Anniversary
Commemorating the sequicen-
tennial of Chopin's birth, Witold
Malcuzynski, pianist from War-
saw, will give a recital on Jan. 15.
He was the last pupil of Paderew-
ski and is noted for continuing the
romantic tradition of Liszt and
William Steinberg will conduct
the Pittsburgh Symphony Orches-
tra on Feb. 29, and the Lamou-
reux Orchestra of Paris conducted
by Igor Maikevitch, will play the
concluding concert on March 24.
All concerts will be performed
in Hill Aud. at 8!30 p.m. with the
exception of three matinee per-
formances. The Pamplona Choir
from Spain, Giulietta Simionato
and the Extra Concert Series per-
formance of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Classic Plays
TO Be Given
Complete Shakespearean plays
will be broadcast over WUOM
each Sunday starting in October.
The Unive'sity radio station will
begin this project with the presen-
tation o "Measure for Measure"
at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Preceding each presentation will
be a brief commentary on the
various aspects of Shakespeare's
life and work. "The Living Shakes-
peare," as the series is called; was
recently presented by the British
Broadcasting Corporation.
Such noted Shakespearean au-
'thorities, as Margaret Webster,
Leslie Hotson and Michael Mac-
.Owan will be featured in the cor-
Other plays which will be given
are: "Much Ado About Nothing"
on Oct. 11; "Romeo and Juliet"
on Oct. 18 and "Twelfth Night" on
Oct. 25.
Artist Holds
One-Man Show
A one-man show of paintings
by Prof. Albert Mullen of the
architecture college opened last
week at the Artists' Gallery in
New York.
Prof. Mullen, who joined the
University faculty in 1956, has ex-
hibited widely, appearing previ-
ously at the Artists' Gallery in
Dec. 1956.
He spent the summer painting
the indigenous flora of the South-
west under a'.g rant from the
Rackham foundation.
The exhibition will continue
through Oct. 15.

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David Reisman's book "The
Lonely Crowd" shows through
three stages of character develop-
ment, how modern man is threat-
ened with the loss of individuality
so he is absorbed into the masses,
Prof. Frank Grace of the political
science department said at the
SGC Reading and Discussion Sem-
inar today.
The three divisions of social
character types, according to Reis-
man, are the traditionally - di-
rected, the inner-directed and the
In the traditionally-directed, so-
ciety takes its orientation from
living traditions, which ironically
die as soon as people inquire into
them. When this happens, indivi-
duals fall back upon their own
ideas for direction and guidance.
Enters Unstable Situation
The inner-directed man or so-
ciety is set in motion by his par-
ents or by the community. It is an
unstable situation which doesn't
last. In answer as to why an inner-
directed person is not able to re-
main in this condition, Prof. Grace
suggested such a man is afraid of
the great amount of freedom
which he possesses.
Since he would prefer security to
freedom, he turns to his peers or
such groups for guidance. Thus,
there is a movement towards con-
formity. The man who gains peace
of mind in this security that he ac-
quires, loses the spontaneity and
autonomity that he possessed with
When he accepts the guidance
of his peers, he has turned from
being an inner-directed person to
one who is other-directed.
Trends to Conformity
Erich Kahler, author of "The
Tower and. the Abyss," offered a
similar -argument. He said the
trend toward conformity is partly
due to the growth of collectives,
such as political parties and labor
unions, which have an unnatural
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1949); and LE CHIEN ANDALOU (dir. by Luis Bunuel and
Salvador Dali, France, 1929)
Oct. 26 - METROPOLIS (dir. by Fritz Lang, Germany, 1926); and
ENTR'ACTE idir. by Rene Clair, France, 1924)
Nov. 2 - THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (dir. by Robert Wiene,
Germany, 1919); and AUTUMN FIRE (by Herman Weinberg,
U.S.A., 1930).
Nov. 23 - BLOOD OF A POET (dir. by Jean Cocteau, France, 1931);
and NEIGHBORS (by Norman McLaren, Canada, 1954)
Dec. 14-- MILLION DOLLAR LEGS (with W. C. Fields, U.S.A., 1932);
and SONG OF THE PRAIRIE (dir. by Jiri Trnka, Czech., 1951)
Jan. 11 - AT THE CIRCUS (with the Marx Bros., U.S.A., 1939); and
WHEN A MAN'S A PRINCE (Mack Sennett Comedy, U.S.A., c. 1916)
Feb. 8-- THE RED INN (with Fernandel, France, 1953); and THE LOVES
OF FRANISTAN (prod. by Jules Schwerin, U.S.A., 1952)
Feb. 22- Chaplin Shorts - THE COUNT, ONE A.M., BEHIND THE
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March 21 - TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD (dir. by Eisenstein,
U.S.S.R., 1928); and THE BATTLE OF SAN PIETRO (dir. by
John Huston, U.S.A., 1944)
April 11 - NANOOK OF THE NORTH (dir. by Robert Flaherty, U.S.A.,
1922); and TARGET FOR TONIGHT (British documentary, 1941)
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