Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 20, 1986
The Moscow State Symphony
of the U.S.S.R.:Atriumph
By Rebecca Chung
The opening concert of the
Moscow State Symphony of the
U.S.S.R.'s American tour, last
Thursday night at Hill Auditorium,
was a triumph.
Conductor Yevgeny Svetlanov
and the Moscow Symphony
brought an intensity, energy, and
sheer exuberance to Hill that
breathed life even into the stodgy
Brahms "Double" Concerto
for Violin, Cello and Orch -
estra. The soloists (Oleg Kagan,
violin; and Natalia Gutman, cello)
played lyrically without losing
momentum, even during the fast-
moving broken arpeggios in the
first movement. Admittedly, Ka -
gan's vibrato was irritatingly fast,
and the sound of both soloists
seemed a little thin. However,
these flaws lost their impact when
compared to the steady, lively tem -
po, togetherness, and single-minded
musicality of the ensemble.
But the greatest success of the
evening was undoubtedly the
No.2. Using many more super -
latives to describe the performance
would dampen the impact of each,
but of particular note was the
constant lyricism, lively tempo,
exquisite dynamic control and
discipline ( the cello pizzicato
sounded like one string instead of
nearly twenty-five), and the flaw -
less solos by the principal
clarinetist. Excellent moments
included the brass fanfare of the first
movement, an effective tutti
accelerando in the second, the
aforementioned clarinet solo in the
third, and the celebratory, almost-
but-not-really bombastic "wall of
sound" in the fourth. The only
sour note in the Rachmaninoff was,
in fact, exactly that-the principal
french horn went horribly flat at the
end of his third-movement solo.
Thursday night's magic was not
entirely the result of the perfor -
mance. The juxtaposition of the
predictable black tie and sober
demeanor of the orchestra against
the knowledge that they had traveled
from behind the Iron Curtain was
strangely exciting. The audience
received the group with unusual
warmth, as if they wanted to make
a personal impact on the orchestra.
The musician's heartfelt perfor -
mance only escalated the welcome;
one hopes that nothing will
interfere with the cultural exchanges
that make performances such as the
Moscow State Symphony's
Perception of society all too clear
Lonny Mack ,as returned to the scene and will be playing at Rick's
American Cafe tonight.
By Karin Edelson
After watching the Residential
College Players production of
T.V. this past weekend, I was
inspired to abandon my couch
potato habits for good. The play,
written by Jean Claude Van Itallie,
shows how too much TV viewing
can intrude into our lives and
eventually overtake us.
There is a lot of action occurring
on stage including three constant
TV viewers who work for a ratings
company, the actors who show the
audience what is occurring on the
TV and a slide projection of the
actors in each sequence.
Although the play was written
in 1966, it was adapted by director
Nancy Bishop to fit the present
political situation in this country.
Because of these changes, it is able
to parody the present conflicts in
South America, Nicaragua, and the
United -States with the way the
network news broadcasters present
information to the public. While
these TV news scenes are amusing,
they are also discomforting when
we consider how Americans are so
heavily influenced by our news
reports. We often learn only what
is presented to us on TV or in the
One of the most striking
performances comes from Laura
Sprague. Her portrayal of the
flaky, overly talkative Susan is one
of the highlights of T.V. She
appears to be thoroughly enjoying
her part and she does indeed get
most of the laughs of the
production. Five of the other actors
are not as flashy as Susan but they
each stand out in their individual
performances as well. Their
renditions of religious evangalists,
Ronald Reagan, talk show hosts
and commercial narrators all display
their various acting ranges.
Make-up designer, Kate Gordon
is especially clever in her treatment
of the television actors. Each per -
former has an all-white face with
horizontal black lines drawn across
it. When combined with their
black and white costumes, they
produce the effect of being viewed
through a television screen.
The R.C. Players fall debut
comes across with few flaws, a lot
of laughter, and an interesting
concept to consider.
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A-Squares-Plus level sq dancing, 8:30-10 pm, Mich Un-
Delta Sigma Pi Bus Frat-Fashion show/lec, J Wolf, "The
Professional Image for Women, " 4:15 pm, Mich Rm,
Assembly Hall Bldg, Bus Ad.
CEW-Scholar brown bag, noon-1:30 pm, & video, %F2-
Two Women, 20 Years/disc, J Campbell, 7-9 pm, CEW,
350 S Thayer.
Elec Engr/Comp Sci-Computer Vision Res Lab Sem Ser,
T. Knoll, "Learning to Recognize Objects Using Fea-
ture-Indexed Hypotheses, " 5 pm, 3427 EECS Bldg, N
Finance Club-Lec, B Koe, "Heller's Financial Develop-
ment Program, " 4:30 pm, Hale Aud, Assembly Hall
Bldg, Bus Ad. Recep follows, Mich Lobby.
Guild House-Writers Ser, E Morin & L Pike, readings, 8
pm, 802 Monroe. 662-5189.
*HRD-Course begins, "Writing It Right-Punctuation,"
8:30-11 am, HRD, 1111 Kipke Dr. 764-7410.
*Women's Okinawan Karate & Self-Defense Club-Begin-
ners, class, 7:15 pm, IM Bldg, Martial Arts Rm. 763-
Sch Music-Composers Forum, 8 pm, Recital Hall. 763-
Ne E6& N Afr Stds Ctr-Brown bag, M Gocek, "The
Embassy of Virmisekizinci Celebi Mehet Efendi to Paris
1720-21, "noon, Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Studies in Religion-Lec, G Gutierrez, "REFLECTIONS
ONLiberation Theology, "8-10 pm, MLB 3.764-4475.
Tae Kwon Do Club-Practice, beginners welcome, 7-9 pm,
CCRB Martial Arts Rm. 665-7399.
Botanical Club-Lec, J Weber, "Fire and Growth of a
Prairie, "7:45 pm, Bot Gdns, 1800 Dixboro Rd.
Career Ping & Plcmt-Lec, "Interviewing," 4:10-5:30 pm,
MLB Lec Rm 1. Disc, "Resumes for Those Who Think
They Have No Work Experience," 4:10-5:30 pm; Li-
brary tour, 4:10 pm, 3200 SAB.
Chemistry-Inorg sem, W Youngs, "Synthesis and Reac-
tivity of Metallocyclynes, "4 pm, 1200 Chem.
Cont Med Educ-Two-day Conf, "Critical Clinical Issues
in the Care of the Elderly: Pharmacologic Therapy,"
Towsley Ctr, 763-1400.
Latin Am & Carib Stds-Lec, P Fry, "Cafundo: Lan-
guage and Society in an Afro-Brazilian Community," 3
pm, ill W Engineering. 763-2049, 995-0990.
Irish Stds-Info mtg with M McCarten, 3 pm, Intl Ctr.
Computing Ctr-Course, J. Michael, Text Formatting with
TeX (sess II), 3-5 pm; Monday Lang Sems (LISP), 7-9
pm, 1013 NUBS. Register: 747-2424.
Microcomputer Ed Ctr-Workshops: "Basic Skills," 2:30-
5 pm; "Learning to Use the Macintosh with MacWrite
AND MacPrint," 9 am-noon; "Microsoft Word for IBM-
Compatible Microcomputers: Version 3.0," 8:30 am-
12:30 pm, all in 3001 Sch Ed. 747-2424.
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*CEW-Job Hunt Club, noon-1:30 pm, 350 S Thayer.
Christians In Action-Mtg, 8:30 pm, Mich Union, Ander-
son Rm D.
Engl-Poetry reading, H McHugh, 4 pm, Rackham E
U-M Flint/Intl Inst-Lec, A Kilgore, "Iran-Iraq Con-
flict," 12:15 pm, Intl Inst & 7:30 on, 111 CROB.
Geol Sci-Turner Lec Ser, J Boles, "Burial Diagenetic
Reactions in the Past 10 Million Years, San Joaquin
Basin, California, " 4 pm, refresh-3:30 pm, 4001 CC
*HRD-Three-day "Graphics Workshop," 1-4:30 pm,
HRD, 1111 Kipke. 764-7410. (Pts II & II1-Oct. 23-
*Intl Ctr/Ecumen Campus Ctr-Lec, N Harper, "Relig-
ious Life in the Soviet Union," noon, Intl Ctr. 662-
Sch Mus-Concert, Univ Symph Orch, 8 pm, Hill. 763-
Pharm-Lec, "Career Options for Doctor of Pharmacy
Graduates," 7-9 pm, 3554 CC Little Bldg.
*Women's Volleyball-vs. W Mich U, 7:30 pm, IM Bldg.
Women's Field Hockey-vs Kent State, 7:30 pm, Varsity
Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures-Lec, C Nicolet, "Or-
bis Romanus et Orbis Terrarum: Representations of the
Earth and the Birth of Empire, "4 pm, Rackham Amph.
Women in Tech Soc-Lec, C Stoffle, "The Impact of
Library Automation, "3-5 pm, Rackham Assem Hall.
Computing Ctr-Course, B Blue, Working with Magnetic
Tapes, 7-9 pm, 1013 NUBS. Register: 747-2424.
CEW-Brown bag welcome, Black Women in Transition
Res Ser, K Edwards, "Brothers and Sisters in Black
Families: Focusing on Early Childhood, " noon-1:30 pm,
350 S Thayer.
MHRI-Mtg, 12:05 pm; Lec, J Becker, "Hormonal In-
fluences-on Sensorimotor Function: Behavioral and Neu-
rochemical Studies of the Basal Ganglia, ". 12:30-1:45
pm, 1057 MHRI.
Linquistics-Disting lec ser, L Talmy, "Force Dynamics in
Language and Thought, "4 pm, Rackham W Conf Rm.
Microcomputer Ed Ctr-Workshop, "Introduction to Mi-
crocomputers," 1-3 pm, 4003 Sch Ed. 747-2424.
Anat & Cell Biol/CEW Women in Sci-Sem, C Erick-
son, "Migration of Neural Crest Cells, " 12:05 pm,
5732 Med Sci II; bring lunch.
AIESEC-Intl bus Club mtg, 5:15 pm, K1310 Kresge.
Bioengr-Sem, F Miles, "Semiautomatic Qauntitative Im-
age Analysis of Dynamic in vivo Cochlear Microvessel
Diameter, "4 pm, coffee-3:30 pm, 1017 Dow Bldg.
Career Ping & Plcmt-Pre-Law Day, 11 am-3 pm, League.
Work sessions: "Creating a Resume," 4:10 pm: & "De-
veloping a Job Search Network," (Pt I), 4:10 pm; (pt II,
Oct 29), 3200 SAB.
Committee on Ethics, Humanism & Med-Brown bag lec,
R Lichtenstein, "Problems of Uninsured People, "noon,
S Lec Hall, Med Sci II.
Chemistry-Analytic chem sem, F Fotiou, "Hadamard
Transform Photothermal Deflection Imaging," 4 pm,
1200 Chem. Organic Sem, M Wilson, "Laser-Jet Photo-
chemistry: High Intensity Organic Photochemistry, " 4
pm, 1300 Chem.
Communication-brown bag lec, C Kottak, "Brazilian TV
Content and Cultural Impact," noon, Marsh Seminar
Rm, 2035 Frieze.
*CEW-Step Before the Job Search, 7-9:30 on, 350 S
Dissertation Support Grp-8:30-10 am, 3100 Union, 764-
U-M-DBN-Film, Back To The Future, 7:30 pm, ROC.
Ethics & Rel-Lec, "Harmony of Religion," B Ji, 4 pm,
Conf Rm 5, League.
Ecumen Campus Ctr-Lec, A Shakir, "Exploring World
Religions- Islam, "8 pm, 921 Church St.
*HRD-Course (PtII), Keyboarding, 1-4:30 on, Micro-
Dept Statistics-Sem, R Butler, "Approximate Pivots for
Prediction, " 4 pm, 451 Mason Hall (Coffee: 3:45 pm,
Sci Fic Club/Stilyagi Air Corps-Mtg, 8:30 on, League
Conf Rms. 994-8419.
Tae Kwon Do Club-See Oct 20.
Students of Objectivism-Disc, "The Hierarchy of Ob-
jectivist Philosophical Principles," 8 pm, Welker Rm,
Mich Union. Reading list: 663-5589.
Computing Ctr-Course, L Bollettino & J Sweeton, Using
the MTS Message System and Remote Mail, 3-5 pm,
1013 NUBS. Register: 747-2424.
Hillel/Jewish Feminist Grp-Veggie Potluck, 6-8 on, 809
Hill No. 3. 663-3336.
*Hillel St Cinema-Film, Women in Love, 8 pm, 1429 Hill.
Pub Health Ctr/Sch Pub _Health-Lec, H Blackburn,
"Population Strategies to Disease Prevention and Health
Promotion: Rationale and Design, " 4 pm, SPH Bldg I,
Hist Art-Lec, J Silbergeld, "Chinese Concepts of Old
Age and Their Role in Chinese Painting, Painting The-
ory and Criticism, "4 pm, 180 Tappan.
Linguistics-Disting lec ser, L Talmy, "How Languages
Express Motion and Location," 11 am, 2050 Frieze;
"How Languages Structure Concepts, "8 pm, Rackham
W Conf Rm.
M-CARE-Sem, Stress Mgmt, 7:30 pm, M-CARE Health
Taubman Prog in Amer Insts-Career Insights Series, R
Lifsitz, "Job Opportunities in Marketing & Sales,"
noon-1:30 pm, Kuenzel Rm, Mich Union.
Microcomputer Ed Ctr-Workshops: "Basic Concepts of
Microcomputer Word Processing," 10:30 am-12:30 pm,
4003 Sch Ed; "Advanced Lotus 1-2-3: Macros," 8:30
am-12:30 pm, 3001 Sch Ed. 747-2424.
Museum of Art-Art Breaks, Contemporary Chinese,
Career Ping & Plcmt-Disc, "Investigating Careers in the
Non-Profit/Social Change Sector," 4:10 pm, 3200 SAB.
Interview/Disc, "Preparing for the Second Interview
(Call Back/Plant Visit)," 4:10 pm, 3200 SAB. Library
Tour, 4:10 pm, 3200 SAB.
CEW-Disc, J Giele, "Charting Women's Major Life
Events: Education, Employment, Childbearing, " noon-
1:30 pm, 350S Thayer. 763-7080.
Chemistry-Phys chem sem, I Ahmad, "Inferring Nuclear,
Shapes by Spectroscopy, ** 4 pm, 1200 Chem.
U-M-DBN-Lec, J Watt, "The Raging Controversy: Pres-
ervation versus Development, " 3 pm, 124 CAB. 593-
U-M-DBN-Film, Back To The Future, 7:30, ROC, 593-
CRLS-Two-day conf, "Literacy and Schooling," 1-4 pm,
Schorling Aud; Fri: 9 am-4:30 pm, Hale Aud, Paton
Acctg Ctr. 763-2374.
Human Growth & Devp/Anthro/LSA-Lec, N Kretsch-
mer, "Impact of Evolution on Digestion, "4-6 pm, MLB
*U-M-Flint-Film, Lord of the Flies, 7 pm, Univ Ctr
*HRD-Two-day workshop, Career Planning, 1-4:30 pm,
HRD Ctr, (Pt II-Nov 6).
His House Christian Fellowship-Fellowship & Bible study,
7:30-9 pm, 925 E Ann. 665-0775, 663-0483.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship-Mtg, 7 pm, Union-
Japanese Stds-Brown bag lec, R Pearson, "Japanese
Archaeology, "noon, Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Women's Okinawan Karate & Self-Defense Club-See Oct
League Intl Night-Italy, 4:40-7:30 pm, The League Buffet.
Mus Art-Art Break Contemporary Chinese, 12:10 pm.
Mich Gay Union-Mtg, 9 pm, Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Sch Mus-Concert, Univ Band, 8 pm, Hill. 763-4726.
Russ & E Eur Stds-Univ Windsor-Sym, "Poland's Debt:
Prospects and Issues for the West," 12:30-5:30 pm, 0450
Exec Ed Ctr, 710 E Univ.
Ctr Res Econ Devp-Disc, "Agricultural Household Mod-
els: Extensions, Applications and Policy," 12:30-2 pm,
CRED Conf Rm, 361 Lorch.
Russ & E Eur Stds-Polish Debt Sym, 1-5 pm, Exec Mgmt
Ctr, Bus Ad.
Union Arts Progs-Arts & Mid-day ser, J Brown, "The
Complexities of Oedipus, " 12:15 pm, Pendleton Rm,
AA-Mtg, noon, 3200 Mich Union.
MHRI-Vision Lunch Sem, M Powers, "Regeneration of
'On' and 'Off' Retinal Ganglion Cells in the Goldfish, "
12:20pm, 2055 MHRI Bldg.
Astron-Visitors, Night, D Bord, "UV Astronomy in the
Era of Iue," 8:30 pm; film follows, Aud B, Angell.
Observatory open until 11 pm, 5th Fl, Angell.
*AAFC-Colonel Red, 7 & 9:30 pm, MLB 4.
Anthro/Japanese Stds/So & S E Asian Stds-Lec, R Smith,
"From Village Japan to Rural Communities: Perspec-
tives on Richard Beardsley's Contributions to the Ethnol-
ogy of Japan"; Lec, R Pearson, "Okinawa: Changing
Patterns of Trade and Exchange, " 4:30 pm, Aud A,
*Museum of Art /CREST Club-Tour, DIA, "Of Water
AND Ink." Reservations: 761-2991.
Cricket Club-Practice, 5 pm, Mitchell Field. 763-8216.
CEW-Professional Devp Prog for Intl Women, 8:30 pm,
350 S Thayer. 763-8070.
Cont Med Educ-Basic Cardiac Life Support, 3:40-9 pm,
Towsley Ctr. 763-1400.
Oral Biol-Lec, M Larmas, "Problems Concerning Caries
Prediction on Population and Individual Levels, " noon,
U-M-DBN-Film, South Africa: The White Lager, 7:30
pm, 138 CAB. 593-5555.
*U-M-Flint-Play, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, disc
folwg, 8 pm, Clifford & Kearsley Sts. 762-3230.
U-M-Flint-Poetry Reading, C Hilberry, 6 pm; *Film,
Lord of the Flies, 8 pm, Univ Ctr Kiva; "Friday Night
Special Featuring Mr B," 8 pm, Univ Ctr Brewery. 762-
International Students Fellowship-Mtg, 7 pm. 994-4669.
Korean Christian Fellowship-Bible study mtg, 9 pm,
Campus Chapel. 747-0120.
*Sch Mus-Concert, I Hobson, 8 pm, Rackham. Tickets:
*Women's Volleyball-vs Wisconsin, 7:30 pm, IM Bldg.
Thomas Spencer Jerome Lec-Sem, C Nicolet, "Geo-
graphical and Cartographipal Problems of the Augustan
Age: The Four Geometers' of Julius Honorius, "4 pm,
Rackham E Lec Hall.
Turner Geriatric Clin-Love Intimacy & Aging Grp, 10
am-noon, 1010 Wall St. 764-2556.
Tae Kwon Do Club-Practice, 5-7 pm, CCRB sm gym.
Wang Users Grp-Mtg, 11 am, Regents Rm, Fleming
Women of Color Task Force-Workshop, D Jackson,
"Personal Financial Planning, " noon-2 pm, HRD, 1111
Kipke Dr. Register: 764-7410.
Hillel-Shabbat potluck & lec, A Mendel, "Adam and Eve
and You and Me, "7 pm-dinner, 8:30 pm-lec, 407 Hamil-
Microcomputer Ed Ctr-Workshops: "Basic Concepts of
Desktop Publishing," 1-3 pm: "Introductory Program-
ming in dBASE III PLUS," 1-5 on, 4003 Sch Ed. 747-
Cricket Club-Practice, 4 pm, Mitchell Field. 763-8216.
*Cinema Guild-The Moon In The Gutter, 7 & 9:20 pm,
Aud A, Angell.
Cont Med Educ-Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertif,
7:40 am-5 pm, Towsley Ctr..763-1400.
U-M-DBN-Open House, 10 am-4 pm. 593-5555.
*U-M-Flint-Play, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, see Oct
Kelsey Mus Archaeol-Mini-course, "The Egyptian Collec-
tions of the Kelsey Museum," M Allen, "Terracottas
from Egypt in the Kelsey Museum, " 10 am (refresh 9:30
am), 434S. State. 764-9304.
Sch Music-Concert, Bandorama, 8 pm, Hill. 763-4726.
NAACP-Mtg, 1-2:30 pm, Trotter House, refreshments.
*Women's Volleyball-vs Northwestern Univ, 7:30 pm, IM
Sch Music-Stearns Collection 2+2+ 2 lec ser, Japanese
Mus Study Ensemble, 8 pm, Recital Hall.
Student Woodshop-Safety class, sess I, 9-11 am, SAB.
Museum of Art-Docent tour, Oriental Screens, 2 pm.
*Cinema Guild-The Manxman, 7 & 9:20 pm; The Viking,
8:35 pm, Nat Sci Bldg.
U-M-Flint-Lec, Sunday Speaker Prog, 1 pm, 255 CROB;
*Play, Sexual Perversity In Chicago, 2:30 pm, U-M-F
Theater, Clifford & Kearsley Sts. 762-3230.
Women's Field Hockey-vs MSU, 1 pm, Varsity Field.
WELS Lutheran Campus Ministry-Worship 10 am, 1360