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Guitarist brings music of Brazil

By Ari Schneider
To fit the hot Brazilian-like
weather that Ann Arbor has felt re-
cently, tomorrow night the Ann Ar-
bor Chamber Orchestra, under the
direction of Carl Daehler, will feature
Brazilian music played by Brazilian
guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima. The
concert will feature pieces by
Brazilian composers Antonio Carlos
Jobim and Laurindo Almeido, as
well as works Handel, Haydn,
Whettam, Debussy, and Ravel.
Barbosa-Lima, one of the world's
leading classical guitarists, will
highlight his appearance with pre-
miere performances of a new ar-
rangement for guitar and orchestra by
Jobim, Saudade do Brazil (Jobim is
considered the originator of the
"bossa nova" sound) and a piece by
Brazilian guitarist Almeido called
Choro e Batuque.
Besides premiering new pieces,
Barbosa-Lima will showcase his ex-

traordinary guitar virtuosity for the
first time to an Ann Arbor audience.
He started developing his guitar
skills when he was six years old at
the encouragement of his father. By
the time he was nine he started tak-
ing private lessons with Brazilian
guitarist Isaias Savio. He was the
first important teacher to bring seri-
ous study of the guitar to Brazil.
Barbosa-Lima's wide range of in-
fluences originated with Savio. He
exposed Barbosa-Lima to other mu-
sicians and composers in order to
give him the basic foundations of
harmony, interpretation and counter-
point. These important elements al-
lowed him to understand and perform
other forms of music like jazz and
blues.
After three years of studying, in
1956, the 12-year-old Barbosa-Lima
made his concert debut. He then went
on to win top prizes international
competitions guitar competitions and
made his first United States tour at

the age of 23. Eventually Barbosa-
Lima studied with the legendary
classical guitarist Andre Segovia.
Barbosa-Lima's broad musical
training lends an eclectic taste to his
musical repertoire. In an 1982 inter-
view with Pittsburgh Press, he said,
"I don't like to limit myself. I like
to explore." He plays baroque and
classical composers such as Bach and
Scarlatti, 20th century composers
such as Ginastera and Mignone,
popular composers like Gershwin
and Sondheim, and original pieces.
He has transcribed for the guitar
about 20 Scarlatti pieces and 15 by
Bach as well as pieces by composers
ranging from Debussy to Jobim,
Gershwin to Cole Porter. In the in-
terview, he commented, "Some of
them sound better on the guitar than
on the original instruments." Be-
cause the guitar has an intimate and
expressive which makes the instru-
ment a powerful one, he said, "It's
like an orchestra in itself with a great

range of sonority and colors - if it's
properly managed.
While Barbosa-Lima feels that the
guitar is gaining popularity, he tries
to promote the guitar as a "respected
concert instrument and as a good
medium for expression. And I'd like
to expand guitar literature, encourag-
ing top composers to write for the
guitar and doing my own ar-
rangements and transcriptions."
Just as Barbosa-Lima has adapted
his guitar skills to different types of
music, this concert promises to in-
troduce Ann Arbor to great Brazil-
ian music to go along with the trop-
ical weather.
CARLOS BARBOSA-LIMA
will be playing at the Michigan
Theater with the Ann Arbor Cham-
ber Orchestra Saturday , April 9 ,at
8 p.m. For ticket information call
the Michigan Theater Box Office at
668-8397 or the Ann Arbor Chamber -
Orchestra at 996-0066.

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Carlos Barbosa-Lima will showcase his extraordinary guitar virtuosity for
the first time to an Ann Arbor audience.

See Weekend Magazine for a preview
of the Performance Network's
production of 'Oh, Ramona.'

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A WORKSHOP ON
HOW TO COPE WITH YOUR DIFFICULT PARENT:
SUMMER SURVIVAL SKILLS
DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed for
students returning to dysfunctional families
coping with issues such as alcoholism, mental
illness, physical illness, divorce, physical or
psychological abuse.

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HIGH QUALITY
LOW PRICES
SINCE 1973
1002 PONTIAC TR.
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WHEN:
WHERE:
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TO REGISTER:

Tuesday, April 12, 1988 - 7-10 p.m.
Counseling Services
3100 Michigan Union
JoAnn McFall, ACSW
Lisa Tulin-Silver, ACSW
Call 764-8312 and ask to place your
name on the list of participants

Men's Glee Club sings for Spring
The University Men's Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. Bradley Bloom, will present its annual spring concert
at Hill Auditorium on Saturday night. The concert program will feature everything from traditional concert pieces
to comical selections from P.D.Q. Bach. Also, there will be three Shakespeare songs arranged by Theodore Morri-
son, traditional Michigan songs, and an appearance from the Friars. Tickets can be purchased at the Hill Audito-
rium Box Omce (764.8350).

SEXUAL HARASSMENT-ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION . CURRICULUM CHANGES. CHILD CARE - SEXUAL HARASSMENT - ADVANCEMENT &
The Future for
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Wednesday, April 13, 1988 7 P
4:30pm - 7:3Opm*
ShlfHussey Room, Michigan League
AZ" University women will present their views
and concerns. The floor will then be open TO YOU0
to express opinions, share experiences, ask rn
questions, and make recommendations -
relevant to the future for women at
The University of Michigan.
Speakers:kd B
Rhetaugh G. Dumas Carol Hollenshead Wendy Sharp
Dean and Professor Director 1987-88 Vice Prosident
School of Nursing Center for Continuing Education Michigan Student Assemb y
Jacquelynne S. Ecles Julie Steiner
T nrAssistant Vice President for Research. Virginia B. Nordby Coordinator
Professor of Psychology and Women's Director, Affirmative Action Sexual Assault Prevention n
Studies & Chair. Combined Program Programs & Executive & Awareness Center
in Education & Psychology Assistant to the Presidenthd
,U Laurita Thomas
2Billie L. Edwards Beth Glover Reed Assistant Personnel Director for n)
DCoordinator Co-Director. Women's Studies Program. Employment & Administrator, Human -
DLesbian Programs Associate Professor. School of Social Resources, Medical Campus0
Work & Vice Chair. Senate n)
Ana GoShko Advisory Committee on University Affairs Dar Vander Beek
YMember- Director,
z Student Women's Initiative Group Disabled Student Servicesx
The entire session will be recorded and documented for use by these offices,
University administrators, and WING in their planning for the coming academic
year and for the future.
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& CENTER FOR
WESTERN EUROPEAN

STUDIES

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Stay at the Villa Corsi-Salviati in Italy
May 3 - May 10, 1988
The University of Michigan - University of Wisconsin
study center in Florenee will be open to all faculty, staff,
alumni and their families for 1 week. The fee of $500
(single occupancy )or $800 (double occupancy) includes
7 nights lodging at the villa, breakfast, dinner and more.
For further information, please telephone Kathleen
Davis at the Center for Western European Studies,
764-4489, 5208 Angell Hall.

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ETA KAPPA NU ASSOCIATION
Eta Kappa Nu Association, the National Electrical and Computer Engineering honor society, was
created to bring into closer union those in the profession of Electrical or Computer Engineering
who by their attainments in college or in practice have manifested a deep interest and marked ability
in their chosen life work, so as to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the Engineering colleges, and
to mark in an outstanding manner those students in Electrical or Computer Engineering who
through distinguished scholarship, activities, leadership and exemplary character have conferred
- honor on their Alma Mater.
We, the officers of the Beta Epsilon chapter of Eta Kappa Nu at the University of Michigan, would
like to congratulate the following students for meeting the membership requirements and
completing the initation process, thus becoming active members of Eta Kappa Nu:

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Christopher W. Bacon
Christopher Ladd Bollinger

Scott Kliger
Matthew Klimesh

Brian A. Rashap
Eric M. Rentschler

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