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Ars&Entertainment Friday, October f 1976

Page Five


Chamber trio smooth
By TOM GODELL in the Ravel. Generally the per- this composer produced. Th
formers took the considerable performance was highly idic
i(ONTRAST and drama high- technical hurdles of this music matic, and once again dramati
lighted the concert of the in stride. The exception was the elements were emphasized.
American Trio in Rackham Au- 2nd movement, with its guitar- Most memorable was the mys
ditorium Wednesday evening., like pizzicatti and high pitches. terious second movement scher
The three members of the en-, An otherwise atmospheric 06r- zo, with its rapidly reiterate
semble - Charles Avsharian#formance was temporarily dis- notes and exploitation of lov
(violin), Jerome Jelinek (cello), , rupted. In contrast, the arpeg- registers, which contrasted wit
and Joseph Gurt (piano) - pre- I giated harmonics in the finale an expansive, melodic trio sec
I sented music by three compos- were played to perfection. tion. The ensemble was at it
ers: Haydn, Ravel, and Brahms. Following intermission, with best here, producing a very lov
Papa Haydn's most popular the sounds of the Ravel still ly sound that was passionat
trio is the No. 25 in G major, I fresh in the audience's ears, the and moving.
a perfectly crafted chamber {lush and emotional sounds of Overall the playing of th
work characterized by irrepres-4the Brahms Trio in C, op. 87 American Trio was balanced
sible high spirits. The trio mem- were heard. There is something smooth and intimate - an
bers gave this music a well-pro- autumnal, something F minor that's what good chamber mu
portioned reading. about nearly everything that sic making is all about.
In the first two movements-

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rrett and Billy the Kid, MLB 4, 7 only;
of Alfredo Garcia, MLB 4, 9 only; Fare-
LB 3, 7, 10:30; Night of the Hunter, MLB
sion, Old Arch. Aud., 7, 9:05; Chinatown,
L'Avventura, Aud. A, 7, 9:45;
Frankenstein, MLB 3, 7,, 10:30; Bride of
3, 8:45 only; The Killers, MLB 4, 7 only;
eethoven Street, MLB 4, 9 only; Bicycle
7, 9:30; 2001, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7, 9:30; Fox
Aud. A, 7, 9.
Aud. A, 7, 9; Yojimbo, MLB 4, 7 only;
B 4, 9yonly; Grey Gardens, Arch.>Aud.,
ekwork Orange, Campus (668-6416);, Lead-
64); A Woman Under the Influence, Alice
Anymore, Michigan (665-6290); Sex With
rum (761-9700); The Obsession, Fox Vil-
idway, St. Ives, Seven Beauties, Return
ose, The Movies, Briarwood (769-8780).


the tempos were moderate, but
a bitatoo slow. However, this Benny st
approach was justified by the
conviction, spirit, and depth of
feeling of the performers. By LORAN WALKER
ONLY THE rondo-finale failed BENNY GOODMAN, "King of'
to be satisfactory. The phrasing Swing," will play tomorrow
of the rondo theme lacked sym- night at Hill Auditorium.
metry and sensitivity. The tem- Benny Goodman is one of if
po chosen was simply too rapid, not the best of American jazz
and as a result the playing be- clarinet players.
came a bit ragged. Avsharian Born in 1909 into"a large, poor
(whose violin tone had sounded j family, Benny started to play'
lovingly and blended perfectly the clarinet first at the age of!
with his fellows in the opening 10. At the age of 12 he made
movements) played too loudly, his first stage appearance in
destroying the balance among Chicago.
the instruments. FROM THEN ON Goodman
The work which followed - worked his way up to Ben Pol-
Ri 'el's Trio in A minor - is lack's jazz band at the age of
a productrof a totally different 16.
world. As contrasted with the In 1934 he formed his own
clear, classical lines of the band and did an NBC radio
Haydn, this music is decidedly show called "Let's Dance."
impressionistic, and the play- With the radio program came
ing of the trio - especially Gurt popularity and with such mu-
- is perfectly suited to this sicians as Gene Krupa (drum-:
kind of writing. mer), Lionel Hampton (vibra-
But while it is quite easy for' phore player), and arrange-,
a performer' to loose himself
in the sensuousness of Ravel's
coloration, this was not allowed
to happen. Instead, the trio CONTEMI
members concentrated on theI
dramatic elements inherent in
the score. Framed and
IN ADDITION, the balance PC SOG
among the players which was PICASSO, CA
lacking in the Haydn returned -MANY
-F-- rn 7 '

Ill swings
ments done by Fletcher Hen-

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of Man Called Hoi



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AP Photo
Winter4 on the- prowl
Shelley Winters snarls behind a rock in a scene from Walt Disney Productions' new mov-
ie, Pete's Dragon, in which she plays a'mean stepmother. The movie is billed as the stu-
dio's most ambitious musical since Mary Poppins, so get ready, kiddies.

1 do! I do':

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PROVING to be one of the
less illustrious moments in
Ann Arbor theatre, the musical
comedy I Do! I Do! recently
opened at the Sandalwood1
Lounge in the Ann Arbor Inn.
The show, which runs through
October 16 on Friday and Sat-
urday evenings, is the Inn's
second endeavor 'to provide a
"cocktail playhouse" for the peo-
ple of Ann Arbor. Recognizing
the limitations of such a thea-
tre, the modest cast of two
(and don't forget the piano
player . . .) undertake the dif-
ficult task of adding some spice
to the banal subject of the
matrimonial relationship. They
do so, however, only with mod-
erate success.
Neither Meg Gilbert nor Bob
James, the cast, are newcomers
to the stage. Still, although the
two are comfortable' on stage
Comedian Red Skelton, who.
was to have filed the role of
guest conductor on Band Day,
tomorrow at the football stadi-
um, has cancelled out at the
last minute.
Skelton, who was also expect-
ed to have a performance at
Crisler Arena at 7:30 tomorrow
night, claimed that not enough
tickets were sold to merit a
REFUNDS for the $4 and $6
tickets will be made available
tomorrow at Crisler, and on
weekdays at Revelli Hall (350
E. Hoover by the ice arena);
or you can write to Revelli
The revised Band Day sched-
tule is an all American musical
show directed by George Cav-
ender and concluding with "The
Stars and Stripes Forever." Skijp
it and go find Red.

and seem to bring a certain in-
timacv to the audience, the
direly needed ingredient of en-
thusiasm is lacking, Only dur-'
ing the second act when Meg,
as "Flaming Agnes", waves
her ostrich - feather plumes
does the stage show any sign of
life, Bob James, in his role as
Agnes' husband, fails to take
control of his opportunities to
THE: MUSICAL aspects of the
show are sufficient - but that
is all. Meg and James hardly
qualify as material for Bizet but

If you make films, whether,
16mm or Super 8, and you live ;
both voices complement each in the Midwest, and you want
other and agree with the incon- to show off your stuff, then the
spicuous piano playing of Jim upcoming Great L akes Film
Wilhelmson to the music of Festival is just what you were
Harvey Schmidt. waiting for. To be held on No-
At a glance it seems the show | vember 13 in Milwaukee, Wis.,
has been provided with several the fest offers cash prizes for
handicaps to begin with - the winners in five categories: Doc-
strict limitAtions of such an' umentary-educational, commer,
adaptation of the stage as a , cial-industrial, animation, non-
"cocktail playhouse," the dull commercial and student. Those
libretto provided by Tom Jones!' interested, send $5 entry fee
(author of the book and lyrics) for each film to:
and - perhaps because of an Great Lakes Film Festival
unresponsive audience - the P.O. Box 11583
equally dull performance of the Milwaukee, Wisc. 53211
cast. C'est dommage. , deadline Oct. 25.

BY Appoinfi

derson added the much needed ---
"lift" to Goodman's band.
From 1936 Benny Goodman
has been the main symbol of
"the swing era" of the 30's and U I E
BESIDES HIS popularity as
a jazz clarinet player Goodman
has had many "firsts" in his jG Y R
field. For example, he was the
first jazz soloist to earn a repu-
tation playing with symphony' A CTIO N
orchestras. Also he is the first
jazz musician to have a full EVERYDAY G A Y
length feature film made about
his life called "The Benny Good- UNIVERSITY OF MIC
man Story" (1956). In 1962 his CRIMINATED A G A
big jazz band was the first to STUDIES, JOBS AND
visit Russia since the 1920's. OF THEIR LIVES. To f
Tomorrow Benny Goodman a University Gay Righ
will appear with his sextet to being formed
of ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ en jazte'elvdfo oeALPo Le-
give the audience the same kind
of jazz they've loved for more ALL PEOPLE--wom
than 40 years. and non-gays; s t ud
staff; and members o
who are interested in
PORAR'Y the rights of gay peopl
urged to come and
Un/rained Formation
PRICES 7 p.m., Kue
en PRIC Main floor, south end,!
Based on Sexiness, Ir
Not Duration.
aM.C.' by Engl
Disc Jockey &Fo
* PRIZES will be aw
OFF" Will Be Su
516 E. Liberty

ight this oppression,
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nen and men; gays
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working to improve
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plan strategy and
OBER 3, 1976
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maginatioh & Style:
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arded. & The "KISS

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W hen someone drinks too
much and then drives, it's the
silence that kills. Your silence.
It kills your friends, your
relatives, and people you don't even
know. But they're all people you
could save.
If you knew what to say,
maybe you'd be less quiet. Maybe
fewer people would die.
What you should say is, "I'll
drive you home." Or, "Let me call a
cab." Or, "Sleep on my couch

Don't hesitate because your
friend may have been drinking only
beer. Beer and wine can be just as
intoxicating as mixed drinks.
And don't think that black
coffee will make him sober. Black
coffee never made anyone sober.
Maybe it would keep him awake
long enough to have an accident.
But that's about all.
The best way to prevent a
drunk from becoming a dead drunk
is to stop him from driving.
Speak up. Don't let silence
be the last sound he hears.

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