100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

January 25, 1990 - Image 7

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1990-01-25

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

ARTS

"

"

he Michigan Daily
*Modern Afairs:

Thursday, January 25, 1990
Labor of love

BY ILANA TRACHTMAN
W E all like to see our ideas crys-
tallize into something tangible. Be-
ginning tonight, Robb McKindles
and Brad Godette will get to watch
just that. But for these two Musical
Theater seniors, this is more than
just the final print out of a term pa-
iOer or the chance to spew some
Ibng-rehearsed maledictions.
The product of McKindles' and
Godette's idea involves, among other
things, a 17-member cast, a seven
piece band, and a social message. It's
called Modern Affairs and is com-
pletely written and performed by stu-
dents. What started out as a scene for
McKindles and a song for Godetto
has turned into a nine-scene, two-act
show.
Modern Affairs is about the
shallow, sheltered, yuppie-esque
lives of two couples and their friend.
They exist in what writer and co-di-
rector McKindles calls "a glass bub-
ble."
"When there's a problem, they
say they love each other and it's
okay," he says. That is, until Pan-
dora (named for the myth of the girl
and the box) shows up to expose all
the harsh realities the couples had
been ignoring.
"I'm not the bad guy, I'm just
another part of you and if you don't
like what you see, maybe you need
to look a little closer," Pandora says
at the close of the play.
"We hope to make the audience
*'think about their relationships with
other people," says Godettc.
. What is unique about the produc-
tion is that it is the first time the
musical theater program has
sponsored a work written and pro-
duced entirely by students. In the

Page
Percussionists hit
it big this weekend
BY xSHiiRIuLL L. BENNETT _____
PERCUSSIONIST'S are the acrobats of the orchestra. With the grace
and cat-like touch of experienced mimes, they move from timpani to
triangle, marirnba to maracas. They can articulate 1000 degrees of loud
and soft and convey an equal range of coloristic and expressive effects. If
you've ever been to an orchestra concert, one of the more interesting
things to watch and listen to is the percussion section; you never know
what change of sound or mood is coming next. In celebration of these
graceful acrobats, the University School of Music presents Percussion
Alumni Weekend, a free concert and master class involving alumni and
students devotd to the world of percussion. The concert also serves as a
memorial for a man who contributed to the development of that world at
the School of Music, James D. Salmon.
"The former studentsand I wanted to get together to do a concert in
his honor," says Michael Udow, Professor of Percussion and organizer of-
the Weekend. Salmon, who died last spring, spent 1952 to 1974 at the
School of Music. He was the University's first full-time professor of
percussion. Alum James Moore, a professor of percussion at Ohio State
University who studied with Salmon at the University, describes him as
"a wonderful teacher." Other alumni returning for the concert include Dan
Armstrong, professor of percussion at Penn State University, and percus-
sionist Brian Prechtl of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
"Most of the works to be performed are for marimba ensemble," says
Udow, "which is very visually exciting and full of rhythmic energy. It's
also very expressive." Moore adds, "Marimba ensemble is simply very
beautiful percussion music. It helps percussionists become fine musi-
cians. Professor Salmon always stressed the importance of being a fine
musician."
The real beauty of the marimba is its ability to fluctuate between
many musical styles with remarkable ease and success. Its smooth, mel-
low sonority animates the classical mode with a fresh sound, as in an ar-
rangement of Telemann's Canonic Sonata in G to be performed by Arm
strong and his wife, flutist Eleanor Armstrong, also a School of Music
alum. The marimba, and its close cousin the xylophone, both comple-
ment the cool jazz idiom as well as vintage ragtime. The University
Marimba Ensemble will show off this capacity by performing a set of
George Hamilton Green ragtime compositions titled Xylophobia.
In addition to classical and jazz arrangements, the marimba also in-
spires new compositions. Ihe opening work of the concert, the Grand
Duo by Maurice Wright, will be an Ann Arbor premiere. Performers
Prechtl and violist Margaret Lang, also from the Fort Wayne Philhar-
monic, are both School of Music alumni. Another recent work for
marimba ensemble, arranged by percussion alum Terry Smith, The
Graceful Ghost, cones from William Bolcom, professor of composition
at the School of Music.
Other genres touched on in the concert include the patriotic and the
romantic. An arrangement of Eternal Father, Strong to Save (The Navy
Hymn) will be perftimed, as well as works by Bizet and Saint-Satns. In
conjunction with Saturday's concert, a master class in honor of former
School of MusicProfessor Charles Owen will be given on Sunday.
On the future of the weekend events, Professor Moore comments, "It
would be nice to make this an annual event. Many colleges have active
annual events for band alumni, why not have one for percussionists?"
The PERCUSSION ALUMNI WEEKEND concert is Saturday at 8 p.m.,
master class at 1 p.m. Sunday. Both are free, at Rackham Auditorium.
LOST & FOUND

Juliet Ewing and Drew Frady as Sandy and Dan, perform the musical number "Love Song" in Modern Affairs,
a show written and produced by two industrious musical theater students.

past, student productions have al-
ways been a part of the theater de-
partment's Basement Arts program,
and have been performed in the black
box space of the Frieze building.
"We could have cut it down, used
a five-member cast and a piano, and
performed it in the basement. But we
wanted to do it right," Godette says.
"Actually, 'go big or go home'
has been our n" to from the begin-
ning," adds McKindles. So Godette
and McKindles approached the head
of the Musical Theater department as
well as the University production of-

fice, and were given use of True-
blood Theater and the department's
endorsement. "And they've been
very, very supportive,' says Godette.
In the past two months, the show
has been cast, costumed, staged,
blocked, and rewritten. It has com-
pletely absorbed the energy of both
its playwright and composer. When
asked if they were nervous, the two
responded with speechless nods.
Despite the apprehension,
Godette and McKindles are pleased
with the final result and the enthusi-
astic support from everyone in-

volved. They advise other students to
take risks like theirs.
"Try it. Get your feet wet,"
McKindles says, "We may be
drowning, but there is nothing else
we'd rather dJo right now, Except
maybe go to Disneyland."
MODEINIAFFAiRS is being per-
formed tonight, tomorrow and Satur-
day at 8 p.m. at the Trueblood The-
ater in the frieze Building. Tickets
are available at the Trueblood Box
Office and are free of charge.

Reach 40,000 readers after class,
advertise in
-- ig hed0 uan b1 - --
MAGAZINE

F

C LASIFIED

ADS

764-0557,

GOING PLACES
0lIEAPEST SPRING BREAK tripsto the
caribbeanSpace limited hurry up andicatlBill
at 761-168
EUROPE SPECIALS: Amsterdam fr. $499;
Copenhagen fr. $599; Frankfurt fr. $449;
Glasgow fr. $469" London fr. $379; Paris fr.
$469.>Regency 'ravel 665-6122. Ask for
,Dan or Deb.
FOR YOUR LOWEST OVERSEAS AIR-,
FARES ask for Student Travel Network,
800-36 -1929.

...

FOUND: SILVER BRACELET on S. Uniy
by Baskin-Robbins on 1/20. Call 761-2707..
GOLD RING LOST late Thursday evening
1/11/90. Uno's/Markley. Initials "JAM" Re-
ward for any info: Jeff 764-9782.
LOST 1/18 Men's gold chain. Last seen
MLB B116. Maybe near ML B LANE, UHS,;
1:E or inbetween. Reward! Iextremne senti-
mental value. 764-2674 - Please return it!
LOS'l' NAVY BLUE wool coat with hood.
Iast seen at Sully's. Please call Andrea 99$
3759 soon, I'm cold.
LOST: TEXTBOOKS lost 1/20. 1st of
America on South U. REWARD Julie 994-
6123

a
a

h AS SANTA IIEEN GOOD TO YOU?
THINK SUN!!! SPRING BREAK trips
guaranteed lowest prices. Cancun &
others - 1st class $495. Call 769-5719.

SUBLET
I RM IN 2 I)RM API. Avail now-May.
Great location, Treat price. U-Towers. Call
Tim 665-6240. Male pref.
AVAIL. NOW- Your own rm. in large 4-
bdrm. apt., close to Cainus but quiet, free
pkg. space. $20, neg. Ca1 994-1437.
GREAT LOCATION - Available now, fe-
male, non-smoker, share room in 2 bdrm.
$250/month. Neg.-Jan. FREE ~994-
5964.
LEASE AVAILABLE: Male large single
Baits2. Call evenings after 7:30 763-0723
ROOM IN 5B IIEIROOM loaded house
$300/mo. M/F. Call 747-9768 Excellent Lo-
cation!
SH ARE HIl)M IN 2 lll)RM APT. Wntr,
spr, r sum. $140/Neg. Male only._769-2934.
SUBLET OUR IJOUSE for spring or sum
mer. Great location, 4 bedrooms, newly re-
modeled. Call 764-6941.
SUBLET:SPAClOUS furnished efficiency, 5
mins from campus. Rent neg. 930-6518
UPSET WITH YOUR ROOMMATES?
Tired of dorm food? Non-smoking sublet
with 3 girls. Now thru Aug. $262/mo. 769-
7286.
VERY CI1AP!! SINGLE rm. in modem
apt. security bldg. Now until May. Close to
campus, females only. Call 747-9 69.

ROOMMATES
1 RM 2 BDRM API NOW THRU APR.
Near VA lIsp unfum/nonsmkr/no
pets/ k/ldry/cble.$A00/mo, util incl. Cathy
761- 9)6.
AITENTION FEMALES: You can have
your very own room in nice apartment.
he ap rent! Call Krista or Vanessa at 769-
6250.
AVAIL. NOW 2 ROOMS IN HOUSE w/
female rofessor, cam pus I mile, laundry,
pkg. $27G + share util. Priv, nice 994-5181.
ONE FELMALE grad. or professional non-
smoking roommate needed to share bednn. in
a 2 bedrm. apt. $235+elect. 973-2388
WANTED: ROOMMATE for Fall 1990.
Female non-smoker to share spacious, re-
modeled two bedroom a arment with three
women inbetween the Mudbowl and Bagel
Factory. Call 995-8799.
BUSINESS SERVICES
WILT? CARICATU RS/Anaiing rates **
By Chuck Iodson 769.0194
UM News in
The Dily
764-0552

HIERBDAVID GUITAR STUDIO 302
Liberty. 665-8001. Repairs, authorized
Gibson Guild. Martin Yamaha Alvarez.

I3.
by

HUNGARY POLAND E GERMANY
C'A! Dave, [SA Jr. seeks travel mates. #
662-5641.
LAST CHANCE Spring Break Acapulco
March 3-10 Non-stop Round Trip Air, Trans-
fers, Hotel- From $519 - Faber' ravel Liberty
Comer Maynard.
ORIENT SPECIALS: Bangkok fr. $967;
Hong Kong fr. $887; Osaka fr. $919; Seoul
fr. $865; Stngapore fr. $999" Taipei fr. $845.
REGENY I RAVEL 665-6122. Ask for
Dan or Deb.
kjDE IN STYLE & PAY LESS than the De-
troit Airport commuter van for groups of 3-7.
$40 1 way - door to door lino. Regency
Travel 665-6122. Ask for Vivian or David.
SPRING BREAK
Acapulco 519, Cancun 559, Free prt 439,
Jamaica 519 Nassau 459.
Call REGENCY I AV 1 at 665-6122
(ask for Dan) 209-211 S. State St.
SPRING BREAK SKI TRIP Breckenridge
$697 Includes Round Trip Air Transfers, 7
Nights Condo, Lift Tickets - sFaber Travel
Liberty Coner Maynard.
SPRING BREAK GET-AWAY! Traverse
City area. Log cabin lodging. Cute. Coz.
Romantic. Outdoor hot tub option. $38-58
nightly. (616) 276-9502.
We Are The Spring Break Authority !!
ACAPULCO from $519.00
BAHAMAS from $479.00
(air. 7 nights hotel and transfers)
Call UNI VERSAL TRAVEL, Inc. 852-2000
FOR SALE-
1988 CANNONDALE MOUNTAIN BIKE
Deore equipped, ex. condition. Call Dave at
769-15 65.,Aking $450.
AIRLINE TICKET - One way to Denver,
$150, March 2. Call Heidi at 930-6523.
BLANK AUDIO TAPES FOR SALE
Shipment just in
Special: T'DK SA90 $2.00
Free delivery. Call Adam 930-0069
CD PLAYER - Sharp, 6 disc changer, re-
mote, $140.665-6474. Ask for Todd.
fOR SALE- Paul McCartney tickets. Call

TICKETS
WANTEI: Two UM-MSU tkts. for 1/27.
Call 426-2(x43.
NEED TO SEILL 4 McCartney tickets for
2/1, want to buy 2 for 2/2. 663-2007.
***BILLY JOEL TIX - Feb 8. Call 995-
9686. Price reasonable. Call now.***
FOR SAILE
2PAUL McCARTNEY TICKETS
CALL MONICA at 930-1712.
WAN E): ASKE'I'BA LLTICKET'S
FOR MICII-ILLINOIS Feb. II
747-6189
TICKEIS AVAII.AIILE $200 ca. round trip
to anywhere S. West flys before 3/09/90. Call
476-7833 Neg.
NEEDEE): 2 Paul McCartney tickets. Call
Julie 764-7010.
ONE-WAY TKT. Detroit to Newark, N.J.
Sat., 2/3. Best offer. Doris, 764-0750.

MUSICAL MDSE,
STEREOS, ETC.

MISCELLANEOUS
PAY CASI HFOR Baseball Ilockey, Foot-
ball, & Basketball Cards. 53$-5589.
WANTED: ARABS (US and other citi7zen-
shipso. For participation in various student
groups. CalIJamal at 663-5623.

GREEK GAB

ATTN. ASPIRING JOURNALISTS! Inter-
ested in writing for The Forum, the greek
newspaper? Come to our mass itg. Jan. 25,
8:00, 4thi floor Union Panhellenic Office, or
contact us at 663-4505.
CIII SIGMA SORORITY RUSIIFor more
informationContact Pam 662-6465.
FRATERNITY & SORORITY MEMBERS
eam extra money. Natl. party favor company
looking for sales associates. Ili rh commis-
sions, work your own hrs. 1-800-444-6484.
PERSONAL
* * A' TENTION: Supreme Course 'Tran -
scripts, the IS&A lecture notetaki g service,
has the following notes avail at Alpha-
graphics Printshops at 715 N Univ.: Anthfo
16f, Bio 100, Bio 224, Bio 325, Class Arch
222, Comm 103, Econ 201, Econ 202, Econ
396, Econ 401, Geol 100, Geol 101, Geol
106, Geol 107, Geol 110 Geol 112, Geol
113, Geol 115,Geol 125, Dist 110, Hist 160,
Ilist 161, list 333, Hist 366, IHist Art 272,
Physics 125, Physics 126, Physics 140,
Physics 240~ Physiol 101;, Poli Sci 140, 1Polt
Sci 353, Poli Sci 396, Psych 170, Psych 171
Psych 331, Soc 467, Soc 468. Call 663-6816
for info.
76-GUIDE IS IIIRINGI
Paid peer counselors for 90-91 Applications
available 3100 Mich Union For More info.
764-8433 UM is EOE.
BI-SEXUAL MALE UNDERGRAD, inex-
perienced, normal, straight-acting, average to
Goodw lo-okng; interests include music. skiing,

Become a.
Daily
Photographer
' k
Y -
Show us your photos.

" Resume Packages
" Quality Thesis Copies
* Course Packets
* Fax Service

" Term Paper Copies
" Collating/Binding
" Passport Photos
* Color Copies

*SS
the copy center
' Bring this coupon into a participating Kinko's Copy Center and receive $2.00 off
on a set of regularly priced Passport Photos. No appointment necessary. Not valid

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan