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Tuesday, March 25, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Five

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ostoovich

radiates

warth

this week
Cosmic 1
engulfs,

light concert

laserates

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By DAVID BURHENN times seemed a bit loud and
Mstislav Rostropovich groped blatty, but this defect did not
for the right English to express distract substantially from the
his thought. He stumbled over quality of the overall perform-
"para-psychology", made a ser- ance.

ies of gestures to the master
class audience, and then de-
cided to express it through his
interpreter.
"The more intensely you play, I
the more the radiation of your
thoughts - that is what distin-
guishes great performers from
those who are not so great. The
sound you make serves as a
conductor for your emotions."
The music that Rostropovich
made last weekend was the
proof of an immense and h u
mane spirit - and all those
lucky enough to hear Roatro-
povich conduct and pcrform
with the University Symphonyl
Saturday night shared in thatl
spirit.
Neither Rostropovich nor his
agent accepted any fee for the
appearance, the artist's third in
three years. Proceeds from the,
concert were split between thel
University Musical Society and
the School of Music scholarship
fund.
The evening began with a 220
volt performance of Glinka's
Russian and Ludmilla Overture,
a sprightly curtain raiser of a
piece, if there ever was one.,
Employing a criso baton tech-
nique, Rostropovitch elicited a
full, bright sound from the Uni-
versity Symphony. The brass at

The Classical Symphony of
Serge Prokoviev is a marvelous
anachronism - twentietu c e n -
tury harmonies writte 1 in Jigh-
teenth century form.
The work is exquisitelv .;cor-I
ed, a wittily sardonic symphony
that presents many problems to
any conductor and orchestra
bold enough to tackle it.
Rostropovich and the sym-
phony captured the subtle turns
of humor in a bravara perform-
ance. Dynamic contrasts, so im-
portant to the mood of the sym-
phony, were carried off with
aplomb.
The violins occasianally haJ
pitch problems in the second
movement, where the firsts are
called upon to enter the strato-
sphere of their fingerboards
for a lovely Italianare theme.
But a brilliantly played finale,
a movement of helter-skelter
string and woodwind runs, eras-
ed any doubts as to the crcbes-
tra's triumph over technical
problems..
After waves of apptau:,e, Ros-
tropovich and his orchestra re-
peated the finale. To their cre-
dit, it was better the second
time.
The Saint Saens Concerto in
A Minor ended this evening of
superlative music. Pow'ropovih

moved into his mo: famliar
role as soloist in this work, a
staple of the cello literature.
His interpretation wai one of
incredible sensitivev to the
moods of this romantic con-erto.
The sound of the cell, thoughtj
by many to be the m ist expres-j
sive of all instruments, gained}
an almost human q :tai'y in Rcs-
tropovich's hands.
Most artists nevec evoke
laughter when perfr'ming the
concerto, a piece of torrid pyro-
technics and rath,- fluffy sen-
timentality.
But when the pudgy bald-dom-
ed Rostropovich flashed a cher-
ubic grin at the first violin sec-
tion during a tutri passage, the
audience laughed an I grinned
right along.
At the midpoint in the pro-
gram, Rostropovich was pre-
sented with a cit cax from
President Robben Fleming and
Music School Dean Allen Brit-
ton, honoring the artist for his
contributions to the University.
After chiding Bri-con's abor-
tive attempt at Ru. a, Ros-
tropovich gave Flening and the
dean bear hugs, to the cheers
and applause of the audience
and orchestra.
In accepting the award, he'
said, "I very mucn lve music,
and I very much love you all."
Mstislav Rostroj>vich didn't
have to say anything at all for
his listeners to know the truth
of those words.

By CHRIS KOCHMANSKI
The Power Center will ex-
plode with color and music to-
night through Thursday when:
the Argonauts present t h e
Michigan debut of Laserium,f
the world's only live laser con-t
cert.

Financially, the Rundgren
concert only broke even, but in
other respects it was a terrific
success. Unlike many rock con-
certs promoted by seasoned pro-
fessionals, the Argonauts' show
progressed without a hitch and
proved a satisfying experience
fn" PlInd(TraI AckuVVV

A krpto laer ill rojct or tungren aevotees.
seemingly three - dimensional hesAfoautheCsih
visual abstractions of light and hopes for Laserium (the Cosmic
color on a giant, 50-foot curved Laser Light Concert, as they
screen to the musical accom- call it), as well. They promise
paniment of appropriately loud a unique and exciting audio-
and driving rock themes. visual experience - a con-
Teporm ws -a" lUIka nnv vniY Y PJU

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Theproram wichhassue !cert un ie any youve evr
cessfully toured the East and seen before.
West Coasts, is making its mid- Beginning tonight and con-
west debut here tonight and is tinuing through Thursday, La-
sponsored by an up-and-coming serium will be performed three
studentorganization, the Argo- times nightly, at 6, 8, and 10.
nauts. Tickets run at $3 for general
"We're a student organiza- admission, and $2.50 with stu-
tion with the prime goal of dent ID. They are available at
benefiting Michigan students the door or in advance at the
in any way we can," says Argo- Michigan Union.
nauts president Mark Rodgers.
"Right now we're mainly con- '.'
cerned with putting on concerts
so that in time we can become
financially independent. When
that happens, we hope to branch
out into other fields."
At present there are a mere
dozen Argonauts. "But we had m..., *
75 ushers at our last concert,
asserts Rodgers, "which proves
we can drum up student sup- UNIVER THEATRE
port." The Argonauts' last con- SHOWCASE
cert, which was in fact their
first promotional endeavor, sawWU
Todd Rundgren's Utopia play to
an enthusiastic crowd at Hill *
Auditorium last fall.

Daily Photo by KEN FINK

NJstislav Rostropa.rwch

11 chifish swim ers

Ark's homemade musicians
aid in speedy recovery

improverbize

By JOAN BORUS
Although David Prine and
Tyner Wilson claim to be old
Roosevelt socialists at heart,
the National Recovery Act isn't
a revival of the '30s panacea
for the economic blues. Actual-'
ly, the name isn't so non se-
quitor when you consider that
Prime and Wilson are recover-
ing a type of music that's an
intrinsic part of our American
heritage.
Dave and Tyner play a brand
of music known as old time
music- the earliest commerc-
ial country music. It has its
roots in the guitar and mando-
lin societies of the 1890s, string
bands, and later on, the Carter
Family songs of the '20s. As,
Tyner terms it, it's "home-
made" or "kitchen music";
music you can do yourself for
your own amusement.
The National Recovery Act
features a fairly broad repe-
toire; they don't confine them-
selves to what would strictly
be called old time music, but

that the way to test if a song fun, which is what appeals to
was really written by the Car- them so much.
ters is to listen for the words Dave claims that he and Tyn-
moon, June, roses, and curious- er haven't built up any sort of
ly, aggravating, performing style or rap, but
Later in the program he did this isn't true. Or rather, it's a
a Carter Family song which style based on the complete
employed the latter word in a absence of one. Both of them,
most artificial and contrived particularly Dave, are two of
manner, and brought imme- the most delightfully unself-
diate recognition from the au- conscious musicians I've ever
dience. met. Their broad grins andj
Dave and Tyner met about 12, cheerful beer bellies seem to
years ago through the folk embody the spirit of the music
music scene in Chicago and they play.
have been playing together for Dave, as some may already
seven years. Between them they know, is the eldest brother in
play the guitar, fiddle, dobro, the Prine family and seems to
banjo, mandolin and the auto- he a more placid version of
harp. his sprawling acrid - voiced
In addition to swapping songs brother, John. None of the
and tapes with other musicians, Prine boys, however, began
much of their repetoire comes playing music until a relatively
from laborious brousing in un- late age.
likely places, such as the 99c
record rack in the supermarket. Ann Arbor is about as far as
This state of affairs seems indi- the National Recovery Act
cative of the state of old time makes it, so if you want to see
music; you have to look around them, you'll have to stopin at
to find it. Somebody Else's Troubles bar

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By FELICA KOBYLANSKI
A group of University students
surfaced with an exciting new
water show last weekend -
ImPROVERBization. The mem-
bers of the synchronized swim
group, Michifish, chose an ex-
ploration of several proverbs'
as the theme of their show.
Although the relationship be-.
tween the specific sayings and t
the water ballets was often not
readily discernible, the beauty'
and synchronization of the swim-
ming was good enough to make
up for it.
One routine which was espe-
cially well executed was per-
formed to the proverb "What
sunshine is to flowers, smiles
are to humanity." The syn-
chronization of the six women
was excellent and their more
intricate moves maintained the
illusion of ease.
Among them was a beautiful-
ly performed back dolphin. In
that move the swimmers form
a long chain by hooking feet to
heads and the leader arches:
back, pulling the rest of the
group into a large underwater
circle.
As always, the Michigan Div-
ers provided the "half-time"
entertainment. Their comic
dives both delighted and awed
the crowd. Particularly note-
worthy were a couple of 21t
revolution somesaults and a
stunt dive called the "Paul
Revere" in which the first diver

lands on the second's back while
both are in the air.
The second half. of the show
opened with an interesting num-
ber which utilized a black light;
effect. In "Happiness adds and
multiplies as we divide it with
others," the swimmers carried
fluorescent cubes and circles
which seemed to move by them-
selves. The objects bounced and
zigzagged on the darkened sur-
face of the pool creating many
colorful patterns.
The addition of males was a
pleasant surprise in "Life and
a Day Longer." They were part-
nered with two women in that
number, which was performed
to the music of Exodus. Their
routine included several in-
teresting lifts and some bold,
sweeping movements in which
their arms splashed up the
water making for a dazzling
effect.
The solo number was choreo-
graphed and performed by
Janet Burdick, one of the Inter-
collegiate Competition winners.

balle t
Burdick moved gracefully both
in the water and out of it.
i- ued her arms well, reach-
ing up and out of the water in
straight, true lines. She also
executed several "ballet legs,"
difficult moves in which the per-
former lifts one leg straight up
while floating on her back.
In addition to the actual
events of synchronized swim-
ming, this year's Michifish pro-j
duction attempted to inject its
program with something extra:
Each number was preceded by
a slide show and a short dance,
both of which were designed to
examine the various proverbs.
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The PULITZER PRIZE PLAY
by CHARL^S GORDONE
Guest Director,
JULIUS LEE
MARCH 26-29, 1975
8:00 P.M.
Mendelssohn Theatre
Tickets available at the Uni-
versity Theatre Programs
ticket office in the Mendel-
ssohn Lobby, (313) 764-
0450 Tickets may also be
purchased at Hudson's Briar-
wood.

rather, any sort of music that Dave and Tyner only know of Grace coffeehouse in Evan
has a rough-hewn, home-made three groups that make a liv- and hope they'll be playing
quality. The audience at the: ing playing old time music pro- Until then just bang on
Ark on Saturday, for example, fessionally. Like many of their
was treated to a mock Woodie fellow musicians in Chicago, walls, and whistle through
Guthrie radio program, com- Dave and Tyner hold other tea-pot - David Prine and
plete with a moralistic ditty on jobs; both are engineers. They ner Wilson will know what
the evils of divorce. say that there are many fine mean.
They are especially well- musicians who simply don't _ _. .. ..
versed in the old Carter Fami- want to make a living by their - --------
ly songs, sentimental tear-perk- music, for to perform it would InohiaPec Cm-
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audience. Prine jokingly says forming style and take out the ROMAN POLAN5
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The Office of Study Abroad
and Senior Scholarships
is pleased to announce the establishment of a Graduate
Exchanqe Fellowship aqreement between the University of
Michiqan and the University of Tubinqen in the Federal
Republic of Germany. Applications are now beina accepted
from graduate students desiring to study and pursue re-
search in Tubinqen. A stipend of approximately 6000 DM
for the academic year is to be awarded
Two awards are to be made. Graduate students in all
fields are encouraged to apply. A good command of
German is a ne cessity.
Further information may be obtained from San Wheelis,
Director, Office of Study Abroad, 1413 Mason Hall

qn in Ann Arbor presents
SKI'S CLASSIC THRILLER
ary's Baby
ROW, JOHN CASSAVETES
tor-husband really pimp her
ccess? Dynamite shocker.

NIGHT

9:30

JOHN FORD NIGHT 1941
How Green Was My Valley
(AT 7)
An excellent cost of actors (includinq Walter Pidqjeon and
Maureen O'Hara) makes this story of a Welsh coal miner's
family trying to stay together Ford's most poignant film.
My Darling Clemen Time
1946 (AT 9-15)
Henry "Hank" Fonda stars as Wyatt Earp in a version of
the qunfight at O.K. corral that Earp personally told Ford.
With Walter Brennan. Short: Now That the Buffalo's Gone
by Burton Gershfield.
e G both films ARH D
for $1.50 ARCH. AUD.
What are. your plans
for next summer?
GOT A JOB YET?
WOULD YOU -LIKE ONE
WITH GOOD PAY THAT
LEADS TO EMPLOYMENT
t
AFTER GRADUATION?
For More Information
Contact the Chairman
Army
E Officer Education
Program, North Hall,
E 711 Dll 'bAA

iguages Auditorium
info: 994-9141

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Under the new CRISP system,
all University students will be
able to pre-register for
RESIDENTIAL
COLLEGE COURSES
R.C. courses are listed in the Time
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Trans-World Airlines is now hiring stewards
and stewardesses for summer employment.
A TWA represntative will be on campus at
Kuenzel Lounge, Michigan Union, on Monday,
March 24 and Tuesday, March 25 to discuss
seasonal employment opportunities.
We will hold'briefings every hour on the hour,
10-6 p.m., to describe the job to you and to
answer your questions.

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