The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 12, 1976 · Page 142
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 142

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Sunday, December 12, 1976
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1 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 12. 1976 G 3 Civic Music Audience Startled by Dissonance r Patrons will attend a black-tie supper in the Cloister Loggia following the concert. Minimum patron donation is $50 per person. General admission is $5. For patron information, phone 395-5628; for general admission tickets, phone 395-2969. Or, send your check with a stamped self-addressed envelope, to 775 Oleander St., Boca Raton, 33432. Thelma Newman meet the first set of qualifications. Area residents are in for a rare treat Thursday at 8:30 p.m. when Barnett Bresskin conducts the Miami Beach Symphony Orchestra in a special concert at the Great Hall of the Boca Raton Hotel and Club. Pianist Ralph Votapek will appear as guest soloist. The concert is a benefit for the Society for the Performing Arts in Boca Raton. Proceeds will be used for promotion of young artists of concert caliber. An assortment of dissonant fragments that seemed to have no formal structure or relationship inaugurated the opening Civic Music concert at the West Palm Btach Auditorium Thursday night. The Aulos Wind Quintet derives its name from the aulos, a shrill-sounding oboe close to the flute in character and the most important wind instrument of the ancient Greeks. The group must have felt a pedagogic drive to acquaint the audience with the unusual sounds, primarily unmusical and strident to the educated and uneducated ear. The quintet, consisting of a flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, opened the concert with Arnold Schoenberg's "Quintet, Op. 26," startling the audience with its random phrasing and discordant sounds. But this was not an extemporaneous, Of Enjoy the Palm Beaches J Best Sl&te' SUNDAY BRINCH II JO AM -4 PM $3 50 Per Person V 100 DATURA AT FLAGUR WEST PALM BEACH 655 2561 Hallmark To Present Teter Pan' Tonight French horn displayed an occasional hoarse quality. While not a work of huge proportions, the Rossini Quartet is comfortable, forecasting his operas to come, making traditional melodic statements and developing them so different from the weird Schoenberg work that preceded it. Ludwig van Beethoven's "Quintet in E-flat major for Piano and Winds, Op. 16", a stunning rendition, was the highlight of the entire evening despite some irritating mishaps. Diminutive pianist Etsuko Tazaki reinforced the impression she left last year when she played with the Tokyo String Quartet as a powerful and multifaceted artist. Jammed behind the wind players so she was scarcely visible to the audience, many of her lovely sounds were muffled. With all of that, she achieved a lovely, rippling, almost Mozartian quality in the early Beethoven work. A chamber music ensemble should function as a unified group, an orchestra in miniature for an intimate audience. Although the Aulos Wind Quintet's program was esoteric and their performance youthful and refreshing, they must still acquire the satiny p3:na that develops with time an- rpeated performances. Judith Menot- ' and Etsuko Tazaki seemed to ad as a catalytic agent that made the group more cohesive. For those who rejected the concert completely, let me redefine chamber music: "Music written for performance in an intimate auditorium for small combinations of instruments." Unfortunately, the West Palm Beach Auditorium does not improvised jam session foreign (i.e. unacceptable) to the average con-certgoer. The music (?) is as precise as a mathematical formula and coldly logical as a corporate financial statement. It bears little, if any, resemblance to what music-lovers find musical. The audience should be commended. They held their applause between movements of the Schoen-berg. But the waves of bewilderment, hesitation and consternation were almost physically palpable as they swept across the auditorium. At least the audience was not barred from the concert (though perhaps many of them would have preferred to be) as were the critics in 1918 after their expressed hostility to and condemnation of Schoenberg's controversial and unique style of musical composition. After intermission, Gioacchino Rossini's frothy and ebullient "Quartet in D major, Op. 16", written while Rossini was a teenager, was a welcome change. Judith Men-denhall's flute became principal instrument with David Singer's clarinet assuming a role analagous to the second violin in a string quartet. Alexander Heller, bassoonist, and Robert Routch at the French horn were resonant backups, though the 3 WE'RE THE By ALAN JENKINS Pest Entertainment Writer Twenty-five years has elapsed since Hallmark Cards Inc sponsored the first "Hallmark Hall of Fame" special on televison with a performance of Gian-Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on Christmas Eve 1951. It is an anniversary which represents consistently high quality, with this season's programs so far "The Disappearance of Aimee" and "Beauty and the Beast" being no exception. To celebrate the Silver Jubilee, Hallmark has chosen a musical adaptation of Sir James Barrie's lovely story, "Peter Pan." It can be seen tonight at 7:30 p.m. on channels 5 and 7. Once again, it is an absolutely sublime production. Mia Farrow is an excellent Peter, producing just the right kind of actions and sounds for the role. In fact, it is not easy to spot any weaknesses in a cast that includes Danny Kaye as the villainous Captain Hook and Virginia McKenna as Mrs. Darling. And the quality doesn't stop there. Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse have written beautiful music and lyrics. Rounding off the "star" section of the production is Julie Andrews who sings the opening song, "Once Upon a Bedtime," and Sir John Gielgud, a perfect narrator. Meanwhile, the young people play second fiddle to no one. Always moving with grace and skill, they also sing beautifully. The sets, photography and general cohesiveness of the program appear to be the result of an abundance of imagination inspired by genius. Altogether, a splendid program, albeit one that aims for a specific age group say anywhere from one to 150 years. ORIGINAL "SOUP TO NUTS" PLACE You can get a FULL COURSE SLICED STEAK DINNERS $4.75 1600 N. DIXIE MM I son witnesses the lynching of a black man. The problem is, the couple have just bought a little restaurant and are, after many years of struggle, just beginning to feel they have roots in the town. Most importantly, they are beginning to feel like Americans. To the mother and other members of the family, the sensible thing is to keep quiet about the whole incident. However, the father remembers the problems that led to his leaving the old country, and sees it as his duty to his new country to report the crime. Touchingly, he reminds his wife, "After all, this is America." The extent of the family's dilemma and the resulting conflicts, which prompt the mother to pack her bags and go to live with her brother in another section of town, are superbly contrived. Alone in the house after reporting the incident, the father, Robert Day-ka, brilliantly portrayed by Tom Atkins, soliloquizes, "Dayka, today you made your first payment on your mortgage - you're a real property owner; today you reported a crime to the police - you're a real citizen; Pauli (the son) decided to go to the police - you're a real father; and your wife left you - you're a real American." The play thoroughly explores a gamut of human emotions, both real and imagined, sensitively realized in the various character's search for, 'and sometimes flight from, truth and meaning. After the trial, when the guilty are acquitted, the father and son ask each other the searching question, "Why did we bother1?" It is not easy to find the right answer. Finally, the father struggles to give form to dimly perceived verities. "If this is justice," he tells his son, "then we didn't do it for justice. We hoped for justice, but we must have gone to feel right in ourselves. That's right, Pauli, we did it for ourselves." Rare eloquence indeed. Maybe lynchings are a nightmare of the past, but the problems remain in other forms. And those tough, moral issues continue to challenge all Americans who believe in the fundamental ethics of freedom and justice for all. W.P.B. 833-3088 OPEN YEAR ROUND O O O I'"' cHorSgfeatiieig; O O o Q n r SPiQIALS I Roast Prim. K95 1 1 Pih f 1 1 CINEMA RESTAURANT INCLUDES EVERYTHING E A fyO 1 -3 I COMPLETE DINNERS J Pjl I lnt'u 0uP- 0,d, Hot brtod. ici (lff 'Mi J f MAJOI CREDIT CARDS HONORED A iMimiii CAMPAIGN PROMISES FULFILLED . . . Paul Gaulden Promised The Best Seafood And Now You've Got It 7 Nights A Week mm wnarr DAILY SPECIALS! Entrees below include: Choice of 2 Vegetables Roll and Butter Choice of 25' Beverage Later this evening, at 10 p.m. on Channel 2, "Pennsylvania Lynch" will be aired as part of the contemporary drama series, "Visions." 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