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Violins, Vivaldi, & Vienna:
A classical jam session

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Violinist Nigel Kennedy
By Sherrill L. Bennett
Jam sessions are not unique to
this century. Before the advent of ra-
dio and television, people would
gather 'round the fireplace with their
wooden flutes and fiddles, cranking
out all the latest hits of Bach and
Today, Chamber music includes
not only the jam sessions of the
17th century, but all works written
for small ensembles. The Vienna
Chamber Philharmonic, under the di-
rection of Claudius Traunfellner,
will recall the spirits of those fire-
side jams this Sunday at Rackam
Auditorium, with the help of violin-
ist Nigel Kennedy.
The Chamber group, dedicated to
exploring the great literature for
string chamber orchestra, consists of
20 graduates from two leading Vien-
nese music schools: the Vienna Mu-
sic Academy and the Conservatory of

Music of Vienna. Each of the origi-
nal founders, including Maestro
Traunfellner, are still with the four-
year old group. Their youth is as in-
spiring as their progress. The group
made a tour of the Far East in 1986,
and this current season marks the
orchestra's debut in several European
countries and their first album with
Pacific Records.
Featured violinist Kennedy is one
of the few classical musicians who
can be termed "hip." Kennedy has se-
cured an unprecedented three-faceted
contract with EMI/Angel Records,
allowing him to record classical, jazz
and pop music. He has worked with
Paul McCartney, arranged works of
Duke Ellington and soloed with the
London Philharmonic. Not many
artists in history have so masterfully
juggled these separate musical
worlds in their entire careers, let
alone in their 20's. In addition to his

Perhaps their relatively short- ~
over Story term commitment to the military is
ContinuedfromPage 9 one reason why ROTC students say T
battalion, "The ROTC at the ey don't worry too much about
army btain h OCa h having to fight in a war."
University is kind of a show. There "You never really think about it,"
are more real life problems when said Stamp. "You think of it as a
you have 40 men under you. You're o a spal job... You hope (a a
in control of their welfare, morale, doesn't happen, but if it does, you
families. Here it's all students. just-hae- u fit dosyour
[Summer training] has more of a Just have to suck it up and do your
valuations made at the camps hen ROTC classes focus on
affect whether or not sophomores are wris, ethe question is not whether
accepted into the third year of Air cander can mit hoher w a
Focetaiin r hehr ry commander can maintain his or her
Force training or whether an Army own integrity. Respect for one an-
ROTC student gets active or reserve other, honor and truthfullness-
duty after graduation. these are the traits an officer needs to
The U.S. Air Force only accepts be effective, said battalion comman-
3,000 to 3,500 students nationwide ders.
as officer candidates. Even fewer pi- "The most important thing is_
lots are accepted. their character and high morals and
Competition for the slots is standards," said Air Force Capt. 'You never really think
tough, and not everyone makes it, Mark Thomas. "As an officer you about it. You think of it as
although the University does have a have to be concerned about your
fairly good record for getting its stu- people." a job, a special job... You
dents accepted. Last year all 27 stu- "Sometimes we're in class, and hope (war) doesn't
dents who applied were granted ad- people will talk about the military.., happen, but if it does, you
mission. about government spending," said'
Army students must fill out a Air Force sophomore Juan Walker. just have to suck it up and
preference sheet after attending camp "You have to change your mindset. do your duty.'
that lists the type of duty and the lo- I'm not here to kill anyone. War is - Army Senior
cation where they would prefer to the last resort... There are political
serve. The likelihood of obtaining ways, diplomacy... they don't use us Dirk Stamp
their first preferences depends on until that's been exhausted."
camp evaluations. "None of us are here because we
About 75 percent go or. active love to kill. Peace is our profession. Clockwise, from top: Trophy
duty while the rest serve is the Na- We let the cadets know that. case of the ROTC pistol team;
tional Guard or Army Reserves, said Through strength, that's how we 3rd Class Air Force Cadet
Gregor. keep people off our backs," Gaul ex- gamsa rns Park;ian
games at Burns Park;pan
ot every student will paned.Army platoon does pushups
choose a lifelong ca- See Cover for remedial training.
reer in the military,
but for many, four
years of service seems
like a good trade for a chance to at-,"
tend the University and avoid the fi- '
nancial drain of tuition.
Rachelle Pacis, a first-year stu-
dent, chose the Air Force because
she received a full-ride scholarship
and wanted to be an aerospace engi-
"It's been pretty good... strict,
but fun," said Pacis, after going
through several weeks of the pro-
gram. But, she added, "I didn't expect
it to be as regimented as it is... like
having to run a mile-and-one-half to
get your scholarship activated."
"It's hard to come to Michigan
without financial help, and we pro-
vide a lot of it," said Gaul, who as a
unit recruiter provides scholarship
information to potential recruits.
This year 280 students received
scholarships out of a total ROTC
enrollment of 421 students. j&2
Two-, three- and four-year schol-
arships provide tuition, fees, book e
costs and a $100 stipend per month x
in the Air Force and Navy. The
Army provides $7,000 or up to 80
percent of tuition.
"Chances are [students] won't"
stick around for more than two years
without some type of financial ..*
help," Derr said.b
"Few of my cadets plan on a mil-
itary career. They want to fulfill
their service obligation and do some-
thing else," Gregor said.
Weekend/October 20,1989

120 seasonal, worldwide perfor-
mances, Kennedy still finds time to
revisit and enlighten the Greenwich
Village jazz club scene.
Kennedy and the Vienna Chamber
Philharmonic are scheduled to per-
form Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
and Bach's Brandenberg Concerto
No. 3- both equally demanding of
the individual player and of the
group, a quality which epitomizes
the intricate yet translucent textures
of chamber music. The same quality
attracted the fire-side jammers and
still attracts these fine young musi-
cians of the Vienna Chamber Phil-
harmonic. U
Nigel Kennedy, Claudius Traunfell-
ner, and the Vienna Chamber Phil-
harmonic will be performing Sunday
afternoon, at 4 p.m. at the Rackham
Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and
$20. Call 764-2538 for more infor-


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