LuCretia Ferre

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LuCretia Ferre - Pops Concert To Salute Pair of States A special...
Pops Concert To Salute Pair of States A special tribute to Alaska and Hawaii will highlight this year's Days of '47 Pops Concert, July 16 and 17 at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. The Salt Lake Philharmonic, Philharmonic, under the direction of Eugene Jelesnik, will have guest soloists Jim Lord, Johnny Hikiau, Lu Cretia Ferre and the Madison Trio lor the program. Beginning w i t h a lull orchestra presentation of Rossini's William Tell Over- j ture, the program will move to the Madison Trio's version version of "Cuddle Up a Little Closer," by Harbach and Hoschna. Toreador Song, from Bizet's opera, "Carmen," "Carmen," will be sung by baritone baritone Jim Lord, followed by the orchestra with the "Kashmiri Love Song'' and "Temple Bells" by Amy \Voodforde-Fi nden. Utah Bom Soprano The orchestra will continue the program with Alia En El Rancho Grande" by Costellow Costellow and Urango. Utah born soprano Lu Cretia Ferre wilj sing the Michaela aria from "Carmen," and Jim Lord will conclude the first half of the program with selections Irom Lerner and Lowe's musical, "Gigi." After a short intermission, the orchestra will play the Sleeping Beauty Waltz by Tschaikowsky, followed by Romance by Harbach and Romberg from "The Fortune Teller." Miss Ferre will sing "Summertime" from Gershwin's Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," and the orchestra will follow with "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from 1he Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Grieg. Sahite to States A musical salute to the newest states is next on the program with music by Friml, Harbach, Anderson, King. Hoffman, Manning, K a i I i m a i. Hammersfein, Locsspr. Berlin, Jrlesnik and Wagner. The full orchestra will then present ''Tales From Vienna Woods" by Strauss, followed by Jim Lord and the Madison Trio singing the "Mormon Trail." written by Smith and Jrlesnik. "Dengo- 7.0.'' by E. Nazareth, is next on the program featuring Lowell Hicks with the orchestra. orchestra. Concluding the program with the entire cast, will be "Let's Go to the Rodeo," a tribute to the Days of '47 written by Mr. .Telesnik, and scored by D. Carlyle Baker. This year's concert will be held for two days instead of the customary one. The directors felt that past attendance attendance records at the concert concert warranted the extra performance. Free tickets for either of the two Days of '47 Pops Concerts are available at 14 S. Main St.. the ticket booth at 143 s. Main St., and 246 S. Main St. Dr. Durham By Lowell Durham Broadway gives way to opera this week as the U. Summer Summer Festival offers Verdi's "II Trovatore" Wednesday, Friday Friday and Saturday evenings. The "Brigarioon" sets were .-30, struck following Saturday night's : , performance, and directors are .'. now engaged in the frantic fovir- .. day interval that transforms Stadium Stadium Bowl from Scottish high-' lands to 15th century Spain." "II Trovatore" will be sung in 1 English. Other Verdi operas to go • on the boards at Stadium Bowl wore "La Traviafa" dn'53) and "Aida" (1954). Singing star of both productions was John Druary, leading leading tenor of the New York City Opera, who returns'this sum-' mer as Manrico in "Trovatore." Other stars include Irene Kramarich, Kramarich, mezzo-soprano hailed by. ~ — . New York critics as "one of the finest 'Azucenas'" in recent years, and soprano Virginia Copeland-Gordon" who will- be heard in the Leonora role. In keeping with operatic tradition "Trovatore" has its share of mayhem. Tribune columnist Dan Valentine summed it all up fairly well ' when he recently wrote: "During the two and a half hours of the show, there are no less than one woman burned at the stake, one execution, one poisoning—and ~a fratricide!" Some.of Verdi's Greatest Music In between is some of Verdi's greatest music. "Trovatore" "Trovatore" is long overdue in Stadium Bowl, and the familiar strains of the "Anvil Chorus' 1 will resound this week. Opera is the butt of many a jest. One.of the best, and most recr-nt, appeared in verso on the pages of the Saturday Saturday Review under the byline of Newman Levy. Entitled "Grand Opera Land," some of its verses go as follows: ". . . In that fabulous region called Grand Opera Land There is never a moment of quiet. To the lilt of a song they go gaily along With adultery, murder, and riot. Marguerita her newly born infant babe smothers; The Walsungs, alas, marry sisters to brothers; Poor Lucia's afflicted with violent psychoses; Violetta's the victim of tuberculosis; Melisande's existence is heavy with gloom; Aida is buried alive in a tomb; Poor .Butterfly learns Yankee sailors won't marry. So she bursts into song and commits hari-kari ; Bold Don Giavanni rapes various and sundry; And even chaste Parsifal makes passes at Kundry. But I'm sure that the tabloids must think it quite grand In that glamorous, clamorous Grand Opera Land." Maestro Maurice Abravanel and a contingent of Utah Symphony personnel will be on hand to supply the dramatic undercurrent of the orchestral score. Dr. C. Lowell-Lees has some surprises in store production-wisp, and the ballet (often omitted in performances'! will come to life courtesy of Willam Christensen and his ballet corps. Loading local vocal artists will appear in supporting roles. An Irate Dione ("nil My recent column dealing with the currently high-rid- Ing team of Tj>rnpr snd LOP.WC apparently rrred in chronology. chronology. At least the office informs me that an "irate phone cafi stated the 'Day Before Spring' was the first Lr-rner- Loewe production." Thank you, Lerner-Locwe lovers Featured soloist in the double-barred (July 16 and 37) Days of '47 Pops Concerts will he. Lucrctia Ferre former former Utahn now residing in Manhattan and possessor'of a j lovely, beautifully manipulated snprano VOJCP who ha* returned to her home town for the Assembly Hall appearances. appearances. • - —— —•——: :J__ Last week's New York Times' music page recognizes, recognizes, somewhat belatedly, that George Gershwin's orchestra orchestra suite from "Porgy and Boss" has "turned up in the library of Ira Gershwin. Gershwin. . . ." Columnist John Briggs then outs with the "news" that the work is "now released for pp.rf.orm- ' ance and will bo recorded by Maurice Abravanrl and the ) Utah Symphony." - - All of i which actually happened i many, many months ago, i John. • Tuning ^ Votcinq • Bepoiring • Action SERVICE S. EDGAR FERNUY 1174 IA1RO AVE. SAIT LAKE CITY HU 7-7111 ALL WORK GUADANTtlO

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 12 Jul 1959, Sun,
  3. Page 29

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