THE MCMGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1956
Entertainer Deluxe, Seeger
Will Perform Here Friday
Stanley Quartet Unique
Among Musical Groups
Thursday 8:30. P.M.
By RENE GNAMC
Strumming a five-stringed ban-
jo, Pete Seeger, internationally
noted songster, will appear in an
Inter-Arts Union sponsored con-
cert in Slauson School Auditor-
ium, 1019 W. Washington, at 8:30
Tall, slim Seeger, a popular bal-
lad and folk song singer who ac-
companies himself on the banjo,
will undoubtedly wend his way into
the hearts of the audience.
Seeger, who possesses the rare
quality of so extensive a reper-
toire as to virtually eliminate the
possibility of repetition, thereby
seldom repeating a number in pub-
lic performances, has appeared in
motion pictures, lecture and con-
cert engagements and nightclubs.
He hasgrecently cut several re-
cordings of American folk songs
and authoring "How to Play the
He's An Editor.. .
Versatile Seeger has also edited
two books and been an associate
editor for two others.
Seeger picked up his several tal-
Thayer Soule, Narrator
IN NATURAL COLOR
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Box Office open'
Thursday 10 A.M.
(Lecture Course office
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ents "mostly from old farmers,
miners, or working people." From
this simple basis, he expanded
guitar strumming ambidexterity to
a singing voice which includes no
nasal tones, and an easily evident
artistry which the uninformed lis-
tener would term practiced and
learned over a long period of time.
In dispute of this, however, See-
ger has had no formal music train-
ing. Son of a musically minded
father and a violinist mother, he
skillfully avoided music whenever
Nonetheless, Seeger was soon ini-
tiated into the world of music. He
had a desire to play the banjo in
a high school jazz band, which
led him to an informal, spare-time
study of harmony. s
*... and a Listener
To this, Seeger added the bene-
fits of an inquiring mind-know-
ledge acquired from listening to
records and reading books.
World War II and the Army oc-
cupied four of Seeger's busy years,
the travel increasing his observa-
tion of singing and playing tech-
niques, as well as giving him an
insight as to what folk music ac-
Seeger then hit the road, per-
forming in major American cities,
singing and playing on the major
networks, filming, recording, writ-
ing, editing-earning for himself
an indisputable reputation as a
skilled and admired public enter
Alpha Phi Omega: Meeting, Feb. 23,
7:30 p.m., 3rd floor of the Michigan
* * *
American Society of Civil Engineers:
Mr. Carl Johnson will speak on "Moving
of Structures," tonight, 7:30 p.m., Rm.
S * * *
Congregational and Disciples Guild:
Devotion study group for exploring re-
sources for meditation, today, 5:10-5:55
p.m., Guild House, 524 Thompson.
Hillel Foundation: Assembly meet-
ing, tonight, 7:00 p.m., Hillel.
Beginning and intermediate classes
in Hebrew instruction, tonight, 8:00
Religious Committee meeting, today,
4:15 p.m., Hillel.
Tryouts for the independent skit of
"Hillezapoppin" will begin at 6:45 p.m.,
tonight. All non-affiliated men and
women are welcome. Recreation Room
Il Circolo Italiano: Chiacherata, today,
3:15 p.m., Michigan Union Basement
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Inter-Guild: Professor Lenski wll
speak on "Christianity and Intellect-
a Contradiction?" today, 4:15 p.m., Aud.
A, Angell Hall.
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International Center and International
Students Association: Meeting, Feb. 23,
4:30-6:00 p.m., International Center.
La Petite Causette: Meeting, South
Cafeteria, Union, Feb. 23, 3:15-5:00 p.m.
* * *
Lutheran Student Association: Lenten
services, tonight, 7:15-8:00 p.m., Luth-
eran Ctudent Chapel, Forest and Hill
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Michigras: Meeting, tonight, 7:30
p.m., Michigan Union.
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Sociedad Hispanica: Faculty members
will be present at the meeting today,
3:15-5:00 p.m., Union Cafeteria.
WAA: Co-recreational Badminton
Club will meet tonight, 7:00-9:00 p.m.,
Westminister Student Fellowship:
Bible Study, Feb. 23, 9:10 p.m., Pres-
byterian Student Center.
Lenter Service, tonight, 7:15 p.m.,
Morning devotions and breakfast,
Feb. 23, 7:00 a.m., Presbyterian Student
Study group, today, 4:00 p.m., Michi-
Young Republican- Club: John B.
Martin will talk on "Republican Pros-
pects in 1956," Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m., Rm.
3B, Michigan Union.
.. Gilbert Ross, Emil Raab, Oliver Edel, Robert Courte
BUGS BUNNY in
By GAIL GOLDSTEIN
A phenomena of American insti-
tutions, the quartet in residence, is
represented at the University by
the Stanley Quartet.
Formed by Prof. Gilbert Ross of
the music school, the Quartet was
recognized by the Regents in 1949.
Prof. Ross came to the University
in 1942 with the idea of brganiz-
ing the quartet in residence.
The Stanley Quartet which re-
sulted from his efforts is named
after Albert Stanley, a former pro-
fessor of music at the University
who, according to Quartet mem-
ber Prof. Robert Courte of the mu-
sic school, "enriched greatly the
early music life at Michigan."
Asked how the Quartet works
out its compositions, Prof. Courte
explained their method in brief.
"First we. study the new work
individually," he explained. "A
new score, and especially a con-
temporary work, can be quite hard
to sight read. We each go over
our part and indicate where our
prominent parts are. We study
the score as to, for example, its
form and following this have our
first rehearsal together."
Prof. Courte continued explain-
ing that at this first rehearsal the
score is first read as a whole at
moderate tempos to see clearly ex-
actly how it goes. Then work be-
gins on the first movement. He
said that this is a long slow pro-
cess, requiring work on intonation,
bowings, tempos, and interpreta-
"The performer is a re-creator.
A work doesn't mean much until
it is played, and the ffrst playing
of a composition is in a sense its
creation," he said.
All Members Teach
Prof. Courte explained that as
a quartet in residence, the mem-
bers of the Stanley Quartet each
has his teaching duties to do. "The
University allots us one-third of
our time to the activities of the
quartet and two-thirds of our
time teaching," Prof. Courte said.
"Of course, we have to increase
the time devoted to the Quartet
during our busy seasons. We are
allowed six hours a week for prac-
tice, so of course we need many
extra hours of practice.
Prof. Courte listed the members
of the Stanley Quartet as Prof.
Gilbert Ross, first violin; Prof.
Emil Raab, second violin; Prof.
Robert Courte, violist; and Prof.
Oliver Edel, cellist. All members
are from music school.
Prof. Ross, he said, has European
and American concert experience
as a soloist and quartetist. He
was at Cornell University and
Smith College before he came to
the University. .
Past winner of the Stanley med-
al, given to the outstanding stu-
dent at the University music
school, is Prof. Raab. He gradu-
ated from Michigan and was ap-
pointed to the faculty in 1949.
Prof. Raab is well known as a
chamber musician and soloist.
Prof. Courte was formerly with
the Brussels Conservatory and a
member of the Paganini Quartet
from 1946 to 1950. He joined the
University faculty in 1951. Prof.
Courte has made recordings with
Artur Rubinstein and the Paganini
Prof. Edel has toured America
and Europe and was with both the
Roth and Manhattan Quartets. A
member of the University faculty
since 1947, he has made several
Prof. Courte explained the func-
tion of the Quartet principally to
be of service to music and musi-
cians in the state of Michigan. He
was quick to add that the Stanley
Quartet will accept invitations to
play in other states. In past years
the group has appeared at Cor-
nell, Princeton, Smith College,
Ohio University, Miami Univer-
sity and the Library of Congress.
Prof. Courte also explained the
annual commission granted by the
University to a well-known com-
poser. This composer is invited to
write a composition for the Quar-
tet which receives its first per-
formance on the campus.
Five Previous Composers
In the past Walter Piston, Wal-
lingford Riegger, Villa Lobos, Rob-
ert Palmer, and Darius Milhouv
have composed for the Quartet.
The composer is selected from
suggestions made by members of
the Quartet, and the commissions
is paid by the University if the
composer accepts. The commis-
sion comes from the Oliver Ditson
Fund. The work is always dedi-
cated to the Quartet.
The work that will be presented
this summer is written by Leon
The Quartet has concerts sched-
uled with WUOM and with several
Universities in the near future.
B. K. Rao, a foreign student,
will address the annual Brother-
hood Banquet being held at 6 p.m.
today in Lane Hall.
The purpose of the banquet is
to kick off the World University
fund drive being held Feb. 23-24.
The banquet emphasizes the
idea of uniting members of dif-
ferent races and religions through
World University Service.
Rao has actively participated in
international activities of the
World University Service at Iowa
State university. His background
includes studying and teaching in
The banquet is held for mem-
bers of church guilds on campus.
Reports indicate that a record
number of tickets have been pur-
World University Service exists
for the benefit of students all over
the world. It functions locally
through SGC, Human and Inter-
national Welfare committee.
Negro History Week will be cele-
brated tomorrow in Rm 3R of the
Union, in a get-together sponsored
by the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People.
Clarence Taylor is, chairman of
the event, which will include the
playing of Langston Hughes' re-
cords, "The Glory of Negro His-
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