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4 g! tiro Salt Lake Tribune. Suaday. January 28.1977 Featuring Governor Scott M. Matheson Abravanel to conduct 'Lincoln Portrait' Maurice Abravanel, who has i heart surgery, is expected been recovering from open to conduct Symphony Feb. 4. Gov. Scott M. Matheson will appear with the Utah Symphony Feb. 12 in a special non-subscription concert, reading the speaker's part in Copland's "A Lincoln Portrait," in honor of Lincoln's birthday. Maurice Abravanel, musical director and conductor of the orchestra, is expected to conduct. Mr. Abravanel, who has been recovering in Palm Springs from his November surgery, and who returned to Salt Lake City Friday, had received tentative approval from his doctors to resume conducting with the Feb. 4 concert featuring Roberta Peters. Also on the Feb. 12 program will be Rossini's "William Tell" Overture, Bizet's suite from his opera, "Carmen," and the Academic Festival Overture and Symphony No. 4 by Brahms. Though emphasizing the subscription series both in the Salt Lake Tabernacle end in Ogden, "we have never neglected the larger number of music lovers . . . who desire and deserve to hear both the serious and lighter musical masterpieces at prices they can afford," a symphony press release quoted Mr. Abravanel as saying. For this concert, "we have tried to include both kinds. And I am convinced that the very familiar and beloved favorites never wear out, but rather, they are pleasing and even inspiring year after year after year." Prices will be lower for the Feb. 12 concert: a $6 top and $3 bottom, with a $1 discount for students and those over 65. Symphony executive director Herold L. Gregory said bloc purchases may also qualify for discounts. The text of "A Lincoln Portrait" was derived by Copland from the speeches and writings of Lincoln. Its performance is almost a traditional duty of state governors: former Gov. Calvin L. Rampton appeared in the work in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Jan. 26, 1968. Music notes Concert features * Spanish pianist Joaquin Achucarro, the Spanish pianist of worldwide acclaim, will appear at Brigham Young University Thursday at 8 p.m. in the de Jong concert Hall at 8 p.m. Recipient of numerous international awards, Achucarro, will also present a master class both for students and the public the day of the concert at 10 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. All interested persons are invited to attend the class free of charge. The University of Utah Collegiate Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, the international professional m'usic sorority, will present the first of its two annual concerts Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Art »and Architecture Auditorium. Soloists for the concert include Prudence Brewster, Chris Sperling, Andrea Sears, Lise Haymoud, Robert Custer, Joan Bauman, Rebecca Anderson, Scott R. Peterson and Bryce Rytting. Funds raised from the concert Will "-help provide a scholarship for a woman music student: The Brigham Young University department of music will present organist Ladd Thomas in coijcert Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Madsen Recital HauVMr. Thomas is chairman of the organ department afc-the University of Southern California. He recently returned from Europe, where he performed at, the Mozarteum in Salzburg. "*.. Also in concert on the Provo campus wil}, be Synthesis "SRO," who will perform in de Jong Concert Hall Wednesday at 8 p.m. The BYU jazz group made its debut with jazz trumpeter Chuck Mangione. Gov. Scott Matheson will appear with Utah Symphony in Feb. 12 concert, reading speaker's part in Copland's "A Lincoln Portrait." Pianist Tom Olavson will present his senior recital Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Art and Architecture Auditorium on the University of Utah campus. Performed on the recital will be the works of Moxart, Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninoff. Met songstress opera's new superstar By Frederick M. Winsbip United Press International NEW YORK — Less than a year after she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, Tatiana Troyanos has become one of the most sought-after singers on the international stage and recording scene. It was not an overnight sucess. The New York- born mezzo soprano had been a leading singer at the Hamburg State Opera in Germany for 10 years before returning to fulfill a met contract last March, debuting as Octavian in Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier." On Tuesday the dark- eyed brunette made her debut with La Scala of Milan, an everest in the career of every opera singer. Her big, lush, sensitive voice in the role of Adalgisa in Bellini's "Norma" was broadcast around the world by satellite — the first global broadcast of a live opera performance. In March, the singer will perform Countess Geschwitz in "Lulu" in the Met's first production of the Berg work. Later in the year she will sing Verdi's Requiem with the Houston Symphony, "Norma" with the San Antonio Opera, "Der Rosenkavalier" at the Paris opera, Sesto in Mozart's "La Clemenza Di Tito" for the second year in a row at the Salzburg Festival in Austria, Princess Eboli on Verdi's "Don Carlos" with the Canadian Opera Company, and the Verdi Requiem with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia and New York. "I've learned how to say 'no' but it's getting harder all the time," said The Warsaw Quintet, founded in 1%0 and launched internationally in London three years later, will perform Tuesday at University's Art and Architecture Auditorium. S.L. Chamber Music Society hosts internationally acclaimed quintet The Warsaw Quintet, acclaimed since its international debut in 1963 as one of the world's finest, will perform in the University of Utah's Art and Architecture auditorium Tuesday at 8 p.m. The concert is the third in this season's series by the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City. Previous artists have been the Beaux Arts Trio and the Guarneri Quartet. The Warsaw Quintet, founded in 1960 and launched internationally in London three years later, includes in its repertory "virtually every major work written for this combination of instruments," according to a press release, "beginning with Boccherini (who really invented the piano quintet). The program here will consist of three works: a 1952 Quintet by a contemporary Polish woman, Grazyna Bacewicz; the Quintet in F-minor, Op. 34 by Brahms and the Quintet in A-major, Op. 81 by Dvorak. The Warsaw Quintet consists of: Igor Iwanow, violin, born in Minsk in 1923, student at the Warsaw Conservatory before the war, for many years soloist with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra. Jan Tawroszewicz, violin, born in Kracow in 1946, entered State Higher School of Music where he studied with Irena Dubiska (who had also taught Mr. Iwanow), debuted in England with a performance of Bach described by the London Times as "utterly ravishing". Stefan Kamasa, viola, born in Bielsk Podlaski in 1930, student of Jan Rakowski, studied in Paris, first prize in the 1957 Warsaw Competition for Violists, frequent concert artist in both Europe and the Americas, director of the viola section at the Warsaw Conservatory. Andrzej Orkisz, cello, born in Lwow in 1937, switched from piano to cello at age 12, graduated from Conservatory with honors, studied in Paris, soloed with Warsaw National Philharmonic on world tour frequent recitalist in Poland and soloist with Chamber Orchestra of the Warsaw Philharmonic. Wladyslaw Szpilman, piano, born inSonsnowiec in 1911, studied at Chopin School and at Berlin Music. Academy The concert begins at 8 p.m. The Warsaw Quintet also will perform Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Kent Concert Hall at Utah State University in Logan. (Eartatt Hall Everyone Welcome Tnraci Ballroom 4»4 So. Main, SLC M., ton. 28 — 8PM $5.00 P«r Coupla P* ectedbyF ^<.«.« prisin< ThtuFf^t 6 96l the youthful diva in an interview in her Riverside Drive apartment, an aeria high above the ice- choked Hudson River. "I'm under pressure to fo more than I want to do, but I love it and am grateful to be doing what I like to do. If I'm not singing, performing and rehearsing, I'm restless. It's the singer's disease." All the same, she tries to limit herself to some 40 performances a year, which she considers "plenty." Born of a Greek father and German mother who separated when she was small, Miss Troyanos grew up in a succession of households and was more interested in becoming a good secretary than she was in singing. While working for a publishing firm, she was encouraged by friends to enroll at the Juilliard School. In the course of her vocal studies, she got a job in the chorus of "The Sound of Music" on Broadway. This led to a series of auditions, finally successful, at the New York City Opera, where she sang small rcles for two seasons. Dissatisfied, she auditioned for the now defunct Metropolitan Opera National Company. As a result she got an audition with Sir Rudolf Bing for the parent Metropolitan Opera. Bing offered her a contract but promised none of the leading roles on which she had set her mind. "I'm a very impatient person, so I decided to turn down the offer and go to Germany to audition for some companies there in the hope of speeding up my career," she recounted. "I got three offers and chose Hamburg, where I remained for four years before my career became truly international She credits Rolf Lieberman, then director of the Stuttgart Opera, with having taken a personal interest in developing her career. You can learn about the keyboard at University's 'Piano Fair' The "Piano Fair," a full day of talks and performance and teaching on all aspects of the keyboard, is scheduled for the first of what the University of Utah Music Department hopes will be an annual appearance Saturday, Feb. 5 in the Music Hall. The event is being directed by Gladys Gladstone, chairperson of the piano area hi the Music Department, with planning aid from Lennox Larson and Janet Mann. "We want to get high school juniors and seniors acquainted with the University of Utah — "its (musical) facilities, its faculty, its programs," said Miss Gladstone. Though aimed at high school students, and therefore potential university students, the event is open to all. It will offer a variety of talks and demonstrations during the day, several of them simultaneously, so that the student can pick and choose among the offerings as they accord with his interests. For example, after registration, refreshments and welcomes by Miss Gladstone and department chairman Charles Bestor, the students will be able, for the next 45 minutes or so, to listen to Mr. Bestor discuss electronic music — "which we thought would maybe be really interesting to kids from Ephraim," said Miss Gladstone or to Lowell Farr on the art of accompaniment, or Merrill Smith on group jazz performance, -or to Paul Banham, the musicologist, whose topic, said Miss Gladstone, might be anything at all. Miss Gladstone will offer a master class from shortly after 11 a.m. until noon, when the participants in the Piano Fair will be treated to a free lunch and tours of the Music Department facilities. Bruce Reich and Jordan Tang will follow with a class on the concerto with orchestra, which in turn will be followed by another shopping list of lectures: Mr. Bestor on electronics again, Miss Gladstone on chamber music, Hyrum. Adams on Scriabin and Mr. Smith again on group jazz. Gladys Gladstone, pictured here with student Kent Lyman, will direct "Piano Fair." Cantor's Trio In honor of Congregation Kol Ami's year of dedication,' a concert featuring The Cantor's Trio, will be presented Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. at the synagogue, 2425 Heritage Way (2760 South). The trio from California will present a program of Yiddish, Hebrew, English and liturgical selections, Composing the trio are Cantor Samuel Fordis of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino; Cantor Uri Frenkel of Judea Congregation in Los Angeles; and Cantor Allan Michelson of Adat Ariel in North Hollywood. Professionally 'Designed V* I/I S.L. UTAH SYMPHONY : ABRAVANEL 1 FRL, FEB. 4 Tabernacle — 8 p.m. Also Ogden Feb. 5 — Logan Feb. 2 ROBERTA PETERS Guest Soprano BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture BERLIOZ Summer Nights. A Song Cycle r\piDTJCCV___Two Nocturnes: "Clouds" and MASSENET-^avoUe from' ME YERBEER—Shadow Song RAVEL—Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2 Tickets 55 West First South 533-6407 for Reservations Creatively Planned Artistically Decorated Complete Remodeling Work-Savings CONVENIENCES Expertly Installed Exclusively Yours FASHION KITCHENS ./Mi/let's. Kitchens DESIGNERS AND DECORATORS SPECIALIZING IN REMODELING 1344 South 2100 East 581-0066 In Utah County Phone 785-6169

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