The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 9, 1976 · Page 38
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 38

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, December 9, 1976
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You'll get home just as quickly. NO COVER NO MINIMUM NO ADMISSION CHARGED JUNO 11625 US-1 622-9867 ('2 Block North of P.G.A. Blvd.) TO O o o rO cHotsefeattjetg CINEMA RESTAURANT o o 1 mmsMi' - I OOOQOQOOOOO When Shopping Use P-T Classifieds 8 1 There's a little-known story of how the great violinist Nathan Milstein missed an entrance cue in the last movement of Lalo's "Symphonie Es-pagnole." Arturo Toscanini, after repeating the cue phrase with the orchestra over and over until Maestro Toscanini bowed low and said, sotto voce (so that half the audience could hear): "After you, Mr. Ginsberg." Not so with violinist Pinchas Zuk-erman and the Florida Symphony Orchestra (FSO) at the West Palm Beach Auditorium last night. Maestro Pavel Despalj and the orchestra had difficulty maintaining tempo with Zukerman. There were times I thought he'd fly off the stage, leaving the orchestra and Despalj behind. Pinchas Zukerman is a mature, superb artist. His artistry in performing on the violin extends' beyond mere technical virtuosity, though the virtuosity is present. He doesn't dazzle with pyrotechnics; he doesn't squirm or "act" to display his prowess. If his confrere, Itzhak Perlman draws sparks, then Zukerman soars. If Pearlman plays with a heavy bow, then Zukerman's is powerful, but feathery. Grace notes were truly graceful, trills were clearly separated by a hairline. In the "Symphonie Espagnole," the orchestra should dance the accompanying Spanish rhythms. They did - but only occasionally. It was Aukerman's chef d'oeuvre. It was his performance. Except for some lovely moments with the flute and clarinet, the orchestra was a redundant adjunct. Beethoven's "Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major," a slender work written between the heroic Third Symphony and the mighty Fifth, should be played with a "heavenly sweetness." Maestro Despalj obviously knows the score; he conducted without it. It would have been safer, perhaps, if he had used one, for entrance cues were sloppy in the first movement, the "adagio" second movement was interminably slow and protracted. Undoubtedly it is more difficult to exercise control in slower passages, for if the orchestra is weak, it is likely to fall apart. And that is what happened. It is easier to camouflage errors, to cover for your partner in a faster tempo. This is not to say there weren't some lovely passages in the Beethoven, in the Lalo and even in Karl Maria von Weber's Overture to "Der Freischutz." There were, but they were all too few. The FSO is an orchestra that plays together regularly under the baton of its permanent conductor. Despalj seems capable, though not electric in his interpretations. The orchestra is pedestrian. Perhaps as the season progresses, the concerts will improve. Guest artists of the musical caliber of Pinchas Zukerman deserve better. What a relief to see the audience observe the admonition not to ap- 59th and Broadway West Palm Beach mm OPENING T0M0M1OW the scenic Intracoastal Waterway aboard the INDIAN RIVER PRINCESS! LUNCHEON CRUISE FASHION SHOW SING-ALONG with a stopover tor an exotic meal at Frances Langford's Outrigger Resort in beautiful Jensen Beach. Fashions by Lani Kai and Marci Beth Sportswear. Banjo Player, Departures from the Navy Yard in Jupiter For Reservations & Information Call 622 6324 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday - Saturday ROMANTIC DINNER CRUISE to the charming Bay Harbor Club, an exclusive, private club in Port Sewall. Dine on continental cuisine in the elegant surroundings of old Florida. Dancing on board to the rhythmic sounds of the Kelly Bennett duo. $16.95 PLUS TAX Departs 6:15 P M Friday & Saturday 0 o - pLvij V iV Mi 1 '5 . ' Ntn V Junction of 11.8. 1 ind Al A in JupiUf. tt th outh tnd of the JupiUr Inlet drawbridie, oppoeitt the LightnouM. $12.95 PLUS TAX Departs 10:15 A.M. 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"It will be a small oasis, a sort of mini-Central Park," said Houston Parks and Recreation Director George Lanier of the site near Market Square. "For Houston to turn parking spaces into green space is kind of a good, healthy sign. Maybe we've reached the point where enough is enough." Houston, the nation's fifth largest city, also ranks 140th in park space per resident, Lanier said, and about half the downtown area is parking space. He said the city had about 1 acre of parks per 4,000 residents, one-fourth the desirable ratio of 1 acre per thousand. "And we need to add 4 to 5 acres a week just to maintain the status quo relationship of citizens to green space," Lanier said, noting estimates that thousands of new residents move in each week. He said this particular parking-lotto-park story was more than just historically unusual. Original downtown redevelopment plans that called for a park were sidetracked by efforts to make Market Square a sort of "old town" for tourists. When that fizzled, civic groups argued the parking space was not so crucial and began pushing for reconversion to green space. City officials went along. But Lanier hopes the change also means Houstonians have begun to take a serious second look at the problem of relating growth to living quality. "I think the last year-and-a-half of trying to tell people about the plight of the Parks Department has also been a factor," he said. "I think initially everybody was too busy growing and reaping the profit from growth to look around and say, 'Hey, are we changing our quality of life?' I think they're asking that question now." Burger Chef has a punchy discount offer for you. Just drop by any participating Burger Chef. Tick up one of our new "More Cards!' Then, every tinvj you make a purchase, we'll punch your card. One punch for each dollar's purchase. 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