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Page 20 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 19, 1990

Leningrad comes to
Ann Arbor
... II-s tvh

Kid's stories are
full of color

_I RV urI VIuvsmE

T he stirring sounds of the
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra,
featuring all Russian music, will
drift through Hill Auditorium
tonight. The Symphony returns to
Ann Arbor for its fourth concert, but
for the first time under the baton of
associate conductor Mariss Jansons
and featured piano soloist, Dmitri
The Leningrad Philharmonic,
founded in 1882, is the oldest sym-
phony in the Soviet Union. The
symphony succeeded the former
"Court Orchestra" and became the
State Orchestra in March of 1917.
The Philharmonic has played a vital
-fole in the success of many Soviet
composers, including Shostakovich
until his death in 1975. Today, the
orchestra is world renowned for the
virtuosity of its players as well as
its interpretations of the Russian and
;Soviet orchestral repertoire.
Jansons returns for his second
appearance in Ann Arbor, the first
being in 1987 with the Oslo Phil-
harmonic, with whom he is still
music director. He has also con-
ducted the Berlin Philharmonic,
Concertgebouw Orchestra, London
Philharmonic and the BBC Orches-
tras. Dmitri Alexeev has performed
many piano recitals on the world's
leading concert stages. He has been
called one of the "most remarkable
pianists of his day" by the London
Daily Telegraph. The Moscow-

born pianist captured first place in
the Fifth Leeds International Compe-
tition of 1975, the first and only
Russian pianist to earn this distinc-
tion. He made his American debut in
1976 with the Chicago Symphony
The concert begins with five se-
lections from Sergei Prokofiev ballet
"Romeo and Juliet." As Prokofiev
described the work "I have taken spe-
cial pains to achieve a simplicity
which will, I hope reach the hearts
of the listener." The ballet was first
performed in Leningrad in 1940 with
the legendary Galina Ulanova as
The program's second piece fea-
tures Dmitri Aleexev performing
Prokofiev's "Piano Concerto No.1,
Op.10." The piece is a brilliant and
colorful single-movement work
showcasing the skills of the pianist.
The piano first introduces the crisp
staccato theme, then the soloist and
orchestra engage in a dialogue, hand-
ing the theme back and forth. The
sounds of the full orchestra restating
the main theme bring the piece to an
The program will close with
Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No.5 in
E Minor, Op.64." Tchaikovsky
himself conducted the premiere per-
formance of the work in 1888 in St.
Petersburg. A sharp contrast to the
vivid pieces of Prokofiev, all four
movements of the symphony share
the common element of sadness.

by Julie Komorn_

Children love to hear good sto-
ries. Jeff Pickell, the storyteller
and owner of Kaleidoscope Book
and Collectibles, loves to tell
them. Each Sunday at 2 p.m.
Pickell tells two stories to chil-
dren ages three to seven. He tells
one story that he has made up and
the other story he reads from a
book. As the children gather close
to him, he begins his story using
a variety of voices, expressions
and gestures..
But what is most impressive
is Pickell's ability to get children
involved in the story. Last Sun-
day as Pickell told his made-up
story of "The Greatest Gift of
All," he used the children in the
audience as the characters in the
story. They were the ones playing
kickball in the story and they
were the ones receiving gifts from
a smelly old man named Mr.

Pickell feels that involving
the kids helps to "encourage their
attention span and involve them
in the visualization." In addition
to using their names, Pickell asks
the children numerous questions.
"So what do you think is the
greatest gift of all?" he inquired of
them near the end of the story:
One child answered "A blanket."
Although that is a great gift, ac-
cording to the story, "friendship"
was the answer Pickell was look-
ing for.
The stories are told in the
children's section called "Zach's
Stacks" named in honor of Pick-
ell's son. The children's section
has a very colorful and inviting
setup with kid's size chairs and
tables full of dolls, puppets, toys
and of course, picture books.
Pickell's background in acting
and stagework is seen in his
charismatic telling of each story.
His goal is to make the kids feel
See STORIES, page 21

Dmitri Aleexev is the featured piano soloist tonight as the Leningrad
Philharmonic Orchestra appears at Hill Auditoruim.

tonight at Hill Auditorium. The con-
cert begins at 8 p.m. Ticket prices
range from $14 to $39 and are

available at the Box Office located
in Burton Memorial Tower. Tickets
may also be reserved by calling

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October 23, 1990
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