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February 09, 1996 - Image 8

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Ur1Ei digwx d idE Jazz with a twist

'Carmina "s cup runneth over
'U' dance department hits the mark with three premieres

By Liz Shaw
For the Daily
In explosive form, University Dance Company, under the
direction and choreography of Bill DeYoung and Sandra
Torijano-DeYoung, stirred up an inferno in the hearts and
attentions of the
REVIEW audience with a
Carmin rousing premiere
Ca3 version of Carl
Burana Orff's "Carmina
'F Where: Power Center Burana" Thurs-
hen: Tonight and Saturday at 8 day night.
p m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The beauty of
T)ckets are $16-$12 ($6 students). this piece rolled
Call 764-0450. . right off the stage
with the opening
notes and raising of the choir's voices. The audience was
immediately struck with the hugeness of what was descend-
ing upon them, and welcomed it eagerly. Right when the
cu tain went up the costumes shouted out that they were from
eipher a good night at the Nectarine or a bad night on "Dance
Fver." They were lusciously gaudy and fit the piece to a T
(a$ many of the costumes fit their dancers).
|As always, there were three or four dancers who catch
one's eye and keep it throughout the night. Especially memo-
rable were Tim Smola and Julie Tice who seemed molded for
dancing with one another. The always superior Mark
Broomfield did a stunning job, meticulous and serious as
ever about every undertaking. The prizes for most stunning,
however, undoubtedly go to Katie Stevinson, for one of the
most graceful and unexpected things I've ever seen with the
splits (you'll have to see to find out), and Amal Elwardi,
whose acting shone through as being arguably just as won-
dious as her dancing.

Additionally, Eveyln Velez-Aguayo's"Entradas y Salidas"
debuted, demonstrating just how all dance is not symmetrical
and sensical.
Robin Wilson's premiering piece, "tree mountain river,"
washed over the audience with its dancer-generated music
and small percussion band sitting on the corner of the stage.
Whenever a dance includes dancers producing their own
beats by clapping rocks together it's an experience not to be
Music set the night on fire
By Bernard Drunow
For the Daily
"Carmina Burana": I'd wager that almost everyone has
heard at least some small part of this fiery piece before.
When the University Musical Society Choral Union re-
leased its barrage upon the audience, there were starts of
surprise from people all about. With Thomas Sheets mas-
terfully wielding both the Choral Union and the U Percus-
sion Ensemble with Jean Schneider-Claytor and Karen
Walwyn on piano, powerful notes issued forth and de-
scended upon a crowd caught unaware.
I was a bit worried when I recognized the language that was
being sung as Latin; not exactly one that I'm well acquainted
with. However, the soloists that performed, especially Darryl
Edwards, did the best thing that one can do when one is
speaking the dead language: charge it with emotion. It was
that emotion which helped transcend the communication
barrier and greatly heightened the experience.
All in all, this was an excellent piece, well-crafted and
harmonious. It was definitely the most fun that you can
have with the Latin language.
Jack Logan and The
Liquor Cabinets
Mood Elevator
Restless / Medium Cool Records

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The University of Michigan
School of Music
Sunday, February 11
University Dance Company
Carmina Burana
Tickets: $16, $12, $6 (students) 764-0450
Power Center, 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 11
Stearns Collection: Virgina Martin Howard Lecture Series
Wendy Rolfe: "The Western Flute Repertoire"
Lecture/demonstration assisted by Edward Parmentier,
Recital Hall, 2 p.m.
Campus Symphony and Campus Philharmonia Orchestras
Andrew Dittgen, Michael Hall, David Tang, Bundit Ungrangsee,
" Borodin: Symphony No. 2
Bruch: Violin Concverto No. 1 in g minor with Edward Luk,
1995 Bossart Concerto Competition Winner
" Chambers: Sounding the Hearthstone
" Tchaikovsky: Marche Slav
Hill Auditorium, 4p.m.
Faculty Recital
Hindemith Centennial Chamber Recital No. 3:
Brass and Piano Sonatas
Charles Daval, trumpet; Dennis Smith, trombone;
Bryan Kennedy, horn; Fritz Kaenzig, tuba; Anton Nel, piano;
Siglind Bruhn, piano
Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 14
Concert Band
Dennis Glocke. Timothv McAllister. Tania Miller. conductors

Jack Logan is the kind of guy your
grandpa would call "good, honest folk."
A pool mechanic by trade, Logan re-
corded more than 600 songs in his ga-
rage before being discovered by Peter
Jesperson, who shall go down in history
as the man who discovered The Re-
placements. Logan's debut CD, "Bulk,"
earned raves from "Rolling Stone," and
rightfully earned the No. I spot on this
reviewer's top 10 of the year.
Needless to say, Logan has a lot of
expectations-to live up to on his follow-
Thankfully, "Mood Elevator" deliv-
ers. This time around, Logan's got him-
self a back-up band that shares in some
of the songwriting. Although the group
had the opportunity to record with su-
perior equipment on "Mood Elevator,"

Friars host a 40th anniversary extravaganza!
If you've been yearning for a dose of kitschy comedy and groovy a cappella
tunes - not to mention light-hearted spontaneity - you're in luck. The
Friars, that ever-popular octet from the Men's Glee Club, are gathering for
one heck of a Reunion Concert this Saturday at Rackham Auditorium. It's
their 40th birthday, and boy are they whooping it upi More than 60 Friars
will attend, and seven past groups will sing. It's a Friar extravaganza! Get
thee to the Michigan Union Ticket Office (or fight the crowds at the door),
and for just $6 you can help make this Friars' milestone memorable.

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