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Page Six


Thursday, September 5,. 1974

Page Six IHE MICHiGAN DAILY Thursday, September 5, 1974

Contrary to popular belief, Burtor
Bell Tower does not shelter bats or an
elderly man banging his hammer.
Rather, an instrument vaguely resemb.
ling the piano awaits University music
From atop the 212 foot tower, Hudsor
Ladd plays such tunes as "The Enter,
tainer," and "Raindrops Keep Falling
on My Head," on the 53-bell carillon-
the nation's heaviest.
THE BELL, which is struck by clap-
pers connected by counterweighted
steel wires to the console, spans a four-
and-one-half octave range.
"The potential for expression with
the carillon is really great," comments
music student Janet Tebbel. "The con-
sole's three sets o fpedals -and the
constant adjustments due to varying
weather conditions keeps life interest-
ing for me."
The console consists of foot pedal

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used to operate the heavier bass cleff
bells and two sets of wooden batons
used to sound treble notes.
ACCORDING TO Ladd, the bell's
musical qualities can only be appre-
ciated 400-700 feet from the carillon
Sudden temperature changes affect
the smaller bells more rapidly than
the larger bells - some of which
weigh up to 12 tons.
Humidity tends to limit the bell's
range, while during cold dry weather,
the carillon can be heard as far away
as 20 miles north in Whitmore Lake.
BURTON TOWER, which was built
in 1936 at a cost of $250,000, draws an
estimated 11,000 visitors a year.
During the summer, 26 new bells
were installed, replacing the upper two
octaves and raising the carillon range
by one octave.
Because of increasing interest in the

bell tower, the School of Music under
the direction of Ladd will be offering
a bachelors degree in carillon playing
next year.
FORMERLY, interested students
have been forced to pursue carillon
studies in Europe or take private les-
sons from Ladd.
Connected by electrical impulses to
the University's master clock in Ran-
dall Lab, the bell tower clock chimes
when an automatic playing mechanism
triggers hammers to strike certain
bells which play the traditional West
minster Quarters.
The Burton Memorial Tower is open
publicly 11-12 a.m. Sunday and 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday. Carillon concerts occur
almost every day between 12-1 and/or
5-6 p.m. Recommended listening spots
include Rackham's fourth floor terrace
and the Thayer Street parking struc-
ture where you can listen from inside
your car.



UAC Daystar: Bringing the 'U'
the biggest names in rock music


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By DIANE TREMBLAY- Young. "Michigan has a good
Surprisingly enough, most'reputation. We have nice facili-
rock stars avoid college cam- ties and good crews. We pro-I
ses. duce a tight show."


Universities are notorious for
putting on poorly-run shows.
"Most managers keep away
from college campuses because'
they lose too, much money on
business and production mis-
takes," says Universities Activi-
ties Center (UAC)-Daystar
spokeswoman Suzanne Young.
is an exception, according to

"I'm sure there isn't another3
college in the country that's
seen as much big-name talent
as Michigan," adds Young.
Recent UAC - Daystar con-
certs were The Moody Blues,
Roberta Flack, Joni Mitchell,
Bob Dylan - The Band, Judy
Collins, John Denver, Seals &
Crofts and The J. Geils Band.
PERFORMERS like Joni Mit-


chell and Judy Collins prefer still gets nervous before a show,
Hill Auditorium's coziness over was elated by the crowd re-
Crisler Arena's vastness, but sponse in Hill last October. She
University officials do Dot want didn't worry about applause in-
rock shows in Hill. . terrupting an important part off
"They said rock audiences a song because the audience
were abusing the building," knew her music."
says Young. "Janitors were "John Dever is the most con-
used to more sophisticated au- 'cerned, cooperative performer
diences. They couldn't under- we've ever had." says Young.

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stand why booze was brought to
the show and why people were
getting sick in the balcony."
Daystar also occasionally
sponsors shows for more re-
fined tastes, such as The San
Francisco Mime Troupe, Herbie
Hancock with Freddie Hubbard,
and Ravi Shankar.
"WE HAVE TO stick with big
names to break even," says
Young. "We have to sell the
first two floors of Crisler just
to meet costs. Profit is in the
back of the second balcony."
but adds, "big acts demand big
Young claims big names are
hard to get. "The top acts in the
world have two things in com-
mon, large album sales, and
keeping themselves scarce."
However, there are still some
rock stars who enjoy perform-
ing, especially before college;

Bill Conn
Mon.-Fri. 12-7 p.m.
Sat. 12-5 p.m.

"After doing a one-man show,
he gave a press interview and
met fans backstage to discuss
'his lyrics."
UAC-Daystar is three years
old. It is a non-profit, coopera-
tive effort between students
and professionals.
licity, ushering, and selecting'
acts, but hire professionals when
the problems of putting on a
concert becomes too awesome
and is in danger of losing
"The Daystar professional
staff provides business expertise{
to keep concerts in the black,"
says Young, "this way admis-
sion prices can be kept at a'
minimum, at least $1 or $2
cheaper than Detroit shows."
UAC-Daystar ushers are se-
lected at a mass meeting in
September, with concert prefer-
ence given on a seniority basis.
Hill Auditorium uses 90; Crisler
Arena, 180.
MOST OF THE on-stage work:
is done by the Stage Hands Un-
ion, who set-up chairs, erect
the stage, and unload trucks.'
Occasionally their work isdone
for them, like when Bob Dylan
Dylan's - crew learned about
Crisler Arena's poor acoustics,
hydraulic lifts were brought in
to elevate Dylan's sound sys-
tem high above the audience.
This year, UAC would like
student artistt to design posters
for its concerts instead of pro-

'Ars Musica' re-creates
original baroque sounds
In the brilliant artistic light of the University Musical So-
ciety's offerings and the Music School's more than three hundred
concerts and recitals, it is very easy to overlook one of the
finest musical attractions in Ann Arbor: a baroque orchestra of
local origins dubbed Ars Musica.
Ars Musica performs programs several times a year at St.
Clare's Episcopal Church on Packard Road, featuring guest
soloists such as Franz Brueggen, the Dutch recorder virtuoso,
and the Baroque Trio of Basel, Switzerland. The principal goal
of these concerts isthe authentic performance of baroque music.
In line with the baroque tradition, the group tunes consider-
ably below modern pitch standards, uses cat gut strings on the
violins, violas and cellos and tries to duplicate the baroque
method of ornamentation and phrasing.
THE FOUNDER and conductor of the group is harpsichordist
Lyndon Lawless. Lawless established the group in 1968; the
first rehearsals were held in his basement. The orchestra has
done much in the intervening years, including more than 36
public concerts, five radio broadcasts and even a radio-TV
simulcast from Orchestra Hall in Detroit.
In addition, they have produced a record on their own
label which included such pieces as the Bach first Overture
in C major and the Towermusic of Georg Philipp Telemann.
One of the delightful aspects of Ars Musica programs is
the lack of unnecessary and stilted formality found in the
concert hall today. At St. Clare's, a unique atmosphere of close-
ness to the players is created. Actually, it is impossible to sit
more than 40 feet from the players anywhere in the church.
PERHAPS THE most astonishing thing about Ars Musica is
the high quality of their performances. This is a group that
leaves no musical stone unturned in their re-creation of realistic
performances. The players share a profound sense of commit-
ment that often is lacking in professional ensembles. Everything
is done for a sound musical reason and the group would rather
cancel a concert than give a half-baked performance.
The ultimate and financially high reaching dream of Ars
Musica is to purchase actual authentic baroque instruments
or reasonable facsimiles of them. Only a handful of orchestras
in the world have been fiscally able to do this. Yet Lawless and
his musicians remain dedicated to authenticity, because they
believe that 17th and 18th century compositions lose value if
not performed on old instruments.
THIS YEAR'S programs will feature the group as a whole
instead of featuring several soloists with the orchestra, as has
been done in the past. Tentative plans include a concert dedi-
cated to Mozart and his contemporaries, another evening devot-
ed to "The Phenomenon of the Bach Family - a panorama
of four generations of the most famous family of :European
art music", as well as a lighthearted poke at the 18th century
dubbed, "The Raging Musical Controversy: Italian versus French
A special joint concert with the Baroque Dance Ensemble
under the direction of Shirley Wynne titled "The Art of the
Baroque Dance" 4s also in the offing.
Tickets to Ars Musica performances are available from
Liberty Music Shop on East Liberty St., as well as from St.
Clare's Episcopal Church on Packard Road. Copies of the Ars
Musica album may be purchased at Liberty Music Shop.

Ann Arbor audiences,"
Young. "Judy Collins,


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342 E. Liberty at Division

Meeting supplies you with the following
percentages of the minimum daily
requirements of these kinds of gratifi-
AESTHETIC ........... 300%
INTELLECTUAL ......... 30 %
NUTRITIONAL ......... 25%
SENSUAL .......... 20-700%
SOCIAL .... ....... 70-600%*
The BACH CLUB is a bunch of people
who like classical music, many of whom
have no formal musical training or,
" Live programs by the finer Music
School performers.
" Refreshments served afterwards.
ALL PERSONS are invited to come and
enjoy our meetings.
Every THURSDAY-8 p.m.

This is a religious precept that
challenges the mind. Love my en-
emy when I can barely deal calmly
with my in-laws? Yet this hard say-
ing has validity in a world where
even a small act of violence has
such unforeseeable repercussions.
Scientific advances have heighten-
ed our mutual vulnerability. Only
love and non-violence can sustain
us. We may concede violence is in
all of us. So is God. Try His way.
It works. Get together with your
family, friends, neighbors, or co-
workers to discuss the problems of
violence and how you can work to-



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'U' Musical Society
features wide range
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Ann Arbor, which is often la-
beled a cultural mecca, fea-
tures musical events which run
the gamut from symphonies to
puppet shows. The University
Musical Society, which was es-
tablished in 1979 to "cultivate a
public taste for music," offers
one of the most outstanding mu-
sical programs in the country.
Presenting a wide range of
programs in Hill Auditorium,
Rackham and the Power center,
the Society is a skillfully blend-
ed combination of international'
stars and local talent.
LAST SEASON, the group,
sponsored an appearance of the
Leningrad Philharmonic and

selves to purely musical events,
the Society also offers ballet
and folk dance concerts, the
Awaji Puppet Theatre of Japan
and mime shows. Marcel Mar-
ceau has also been a featured
guest in the program.
During the upcoming season,
in the Cholar Union Series, An-
dre Previn and the London
Symphony are scheduled to re-
turn as well as many other or-
chestras. The Great Perform-
erg Series will feature Andre
Watts. Emil Gilels, and Vladi-
mir Ashkenazy.
The Choice Series includes
the National Ballet of Washing-
ton, Carlos Montoya, and Mar-
cel Marceau, whose last two ap-


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