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SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 1938

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Martini RejectsI
Bid To Return
To Native Land
Owes Fame To America,
Screen And Radio Star
Says; Fan Mail Large
By SHIRLEY TUSHBANT
To one part voice, one part charm
and one part looks, add a dash of
romance and you have Martini. Spar-
kling tenor of the Metropolitan Opera
Company, star of radio, concert, and
motion pictures, he will sing at 8:30
p.m. May 13 in Hill Auditorium.
Labeled as an "affection-agitator"
by his feminine worshippers, he re-
ceives requests for everything from
the usual photographs to passionate
proposals, a press release reveals. This
is no longer a novelty to the singer
who has become reconciled to wearing
his life on his sleeve.
Peering into the personality of
Martini, one finds him versatile. His
poetic leanings, according to the
statement, range from Dorothy Par-
ker's "Two-Volume Verse" to Shake-
speare's "Hamlet." One entire. side
of his apartment is lined with mod-
ernistic bookcases of choice poetic
works, exquisitely bound. Tennyson,
Ogden Nash, Keats, Arthur Guiter-
man anid Rupert Brooke are part of
his collection and give validity to
his credo that "the great poets have
always been akin to the great com-
posers in the quality of their musical

Two Local Artists

Aaity and exquisite tone coloring in the' reticent accompaniments of Kosti
Ande rson H ai led little Finnish folksong that was an Vihanen must not be overlooked.
encore after the Suomi group. In the last four years Europe has
Sy Tim es Critic Marian And Joe Louis acclaimed this tall, handsome girl.
Miss Anderson will undoubtely give It is time for her own country to
many more concerts this season, and honor her; for she bears gifts that
Debut After 4-Year Tour there will be opportunity for extend- are not to be feared. Born of poor
Imiivaessie. He Says led comment on her resources. The l parents in Philadelphia, Miss An-

derson has made something of her
natural endowinent. If Joe Louis de-
serves to be an American hero for
bowling over a lot of pushovers, then
Marian Anderson has the right to 't
least a comparable standing. Handel,
Schubert and 'Sibelius are not push-
overs:

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(Continued from Page 31)
quibble over, such as the occasional
I edge in top tones or imperfections in
foreign languages. They need not be
labored here. In the presence of such
art, pedantry might well be spared.
Limitations of space forbid a de-
tailed discussion of each song in Miss
Anderson's program, where columns
could be devoted to it with profit. A
hint of felicities of phrase and style
culled without sequence must be add-
ed-however z the sweep of Handel's
"Oh spietato," the delicacy of Schu-
bert's "Liebestodschaft," the purity
of the contralto's amazing low tones
in "Tod und das Maedchen," the
coloratura work in Sibeliu's "Die Li-
belle" that remained always in the
frame of the song, the laughing qual-
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
Traffic l'egulations will be enforced
by the Ann Arbor Police and tht
Building and Grounds Department.

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BRILLIANT- NEGRO

CONTRALTO

in the

Juva Higbee, director of music in the local high schools, will present
her Young People's Festival Chorus of 400 voices in the world premiere
of Dorothy James's, "Paul Bunyan". Palmer Christian is "one of Amer-
ica's outstanding organists. His services in connection with the May
Festival each year are important contributions to the cultural life
of the University and the State of Michigan."

1938 MAY FESTIVAL

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Series Success
In The Hands j
Of 12 Persons

ARTUR
RUBINST EIN

f ... .an artist of extraordi-
nary devotion, intensity
and selff-effacement."
-N. Y. Herald-Tribune

«A voice that ranks with
the first of the world."

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tlning.' . , .
Italy, Martini's fatherland, is try- University Musical Society,
ing to lure him back with good stories, Headed By Sink; Moore
excellent scenes and glamorous lead-
ings ladies, but Nino prefers, the re- Is The Musical Director
lease continues, to play the fields of
opera, concert, radio, and films. Arranging, directing and adminis-
And, he claims, America first pro- trating the May Festival Series are
claimed him king of tenors. Now 32 in the hands of a 12-man University,
years old, he waited six years for Musical Society, one of whose mem-
film fame in the United States in
"Here's to Romance," 1935, and in his bers, Prof.-Emeritus Levi D. Wines
more recent triumph, "The Gay Des- of the mathematics department in the
perado." Ann Arbor High School has been with
His advice to lonely hearts? the organization since the early '80's.
The dark-wavy-haired Martini President of the Society is Charles
flashes an intriguing smile, and, with
a twinkle in his gray-green eyes he
states, "Be different by being a little sical director is Prof. Earl V. Moore
indifferent." of the music school. president Alex-
ander G. Ruthven is vice-president.
Festival Outlasts Panics Other members are: Durand W.'
.u ,Springer, secretary, Oscar A. Eber-!
To Become Music Center bach, assistant secretary-treasurer,
(Continued from Page 2) and Regent Junius E. Beal, Arnold
involved in the May FestivalH. Goss, Director Harley A. Haynes
grams 'inkd eysed' of the University Hospital, James
PresdentSinkdeclred.Inglis, Horace G. Prettyman and
When it chooses the artists and se- Vice-President Shirley W. Smith.
lctions for the May Festival now,
the University Musical Society is
guided, according to President Sink, FORMERLY AT ALBION
by an attempt to entertain and to be
instructive. Also behind their choices Prof. Hardin Van Deursen of the
is the aim at making the entire pro- music school joined the faculty last
gram a comprehensive whole, with season after teaching at Albion Col-
Y.arf, rli finrf lege nd ot.her ins~tituitions.

-Chicago Tribune

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As a concert pianist, he has

distinguished himself
all continents.

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Wherever he

appears,

whether in the capitals of
Europe, in North or South
America, Africa, Australia,
or in the Far East, he is
acknowledged to be of the
chosen few.

Mcarian Anderson

-Wednesday Evening, May 11, 8:30

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"O Don Fatale" from "Don Carlos".,.
"Ah mon fils" from "Le Profet"..... .

.....Verdi

Thursday Evening,
May 12, 8:30

Meyerbeer

and other important Arias

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TIIE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN School

of Music presents the forty-fifth annual May

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Festival, to be held May 11 - 14. For almost five decades the May Festivals have pre-
sented the outstanding music personalities, and this year have again attained the sa'ne

high standards.

SEASON, TICKETS - (Six Concerts) may be
ordered ,t the main office of the School

of Music, on Maynard Street.
$6.00, $7.00, and $8.00.

Prices are

MAY FESTIVAL

COUPONS from Season

ARTISTS
MARJORIE LAWRENCE .... Soprano
HILDA BURKE ............. Soprano
AGNES DAVIS .............Soprano
MARIAN ANDERSON ....... Contralto
BRUNNA CASTAgNA ...... Contralto
MINO MARTINI .............Tenor
GIOVANNI MARTINELLI ...... Tenor
ARTHUR HACKETT.........Tenor
RICHARD BONELLI.........Baritone
HARDIN VAN DEURSEN. .. . Baritone
CHASE BAROMEO .............Bass
ALBERT SPALDING......Violinist
ARTUR RUBINSTEIN ........ Pianist

THE UNIVERSITY
CHORAL UNION.

GROUPS ______
THE PHILADELPHIA
ORCHESTRA...
EUGENE' ORMANDY, Conductor

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EARL V. MOORE, Conductor

Choral Union'Tickets entitle holders to
price reductions to $3.00, $4.00 and $ 5.0(0

THE YOUNG PEOPLE'$
CHORUS ...
JUVA HIGBEE, Conductor

INDIVIDUAL CONCERT TICKETS will
be taken from the unsold season tickets
and will be offered "over the-counter"
later for $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50.

CHORAL

WORKS
.... . ........ Bizet

CARMEN..............

BELLS (Poem by Edgar Allen Poe) .....achtianinoff

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