Independent from Long Beach, California on January 21, 1975 · Page 22
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Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, January 21, 1975
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for Trumpet' debut 'brilliant : By DAVID LEV1NSON The 19th century, from which the bulk of the current symphonic repertoire comes, was a very serious century. ' Us composers wrote m a n y long solo pieces, and they concentrated on instruments like the violin, cello and piano, which can play lots of notes in lots of ways and which, RATINGS C General Audieicn. All oft admitted. DC All agei admitted. R Reitrieted. Penire uider 17 not odm'med unleu occon^wnied by parent or guanlian. AduHiOnlp. Noweundef 18 admitted. NOTE: ( Iwl leokra kmt diHtrat ml. 'mgs, me more restrictive rating prevdli. Pr Gen 1-327-3 317 E. Ocean 436-3973 OWN ii : M "CHINIII OOOMTHIt" (·) 12:45-- :00-7:J5-IO: 5 "SHIN ILOWI l» MliOOH" _ : 'HIT P»ri 01 ItUCI lir'i:illS:3S-'.ll5 m 4918 E. 2nd 213/438-1001 OPEN 6:41 "IAW AND DISOIDEI" I' 1 Itti ONLY IO1DS OF FIATBU5H HO:U above all, arc capable of sounding somber and important. If any 19th century composer wrote a trumpet concerto, it has escaped my attention. Composers in our cen tury are more playful and more interested in odd sonorities. They occasionally revert to! the happy 18th century practice of w r i t i n g c o n c e r t o s f o r oboes, trumpets, bassoons and other instruments w i t h limited r a n g e in tones and emotions. It remained for Henri Lazarof of the UCLA music faculty to prove that modern instruments -- and the availability of that technological wonder, the tape recorder -- make it possible to write a trumpet composition that is both playful and powerful. L a z a r o f ' s Spectrum: Two Scenes for Trumpet and Orchestra had its first performace by Los Angeles Philharmonic t r u m p e t e r Thomas Stevens w i t h the Utah S y m p h o n y O r c h e s t r a under the composer in Salt Lake City last Friday. On Sunday, there , was a repeat performance . at UCLA's Royce Hall'. The work complements 'the trumpet with what L a z a r o f calls "subsolo- ists" -- flute, clarinet, h a r p , percussion, horn, cello -- sand with tapes recorded by Stevens. The soloist also doubles on F l u e g e l h o r n , w h i c h Sounds l i k e - a ui-igiilci, brassier French horn. There is improvisation in the Lazarof work. There is a good deal of jazz feeling. There are some crowd-pleasing effects, as when (he orchestra duplicates the old locomotive cheer and when the trumpeter engages in the sort of razzle-dazzle t h a t shows up in high school b a n d programs under names like Trumpet Trio- Jets. And there is an imp r e s s i v e augmentation, via tape, of the resources of the solo instrument. The orchestration -- for 41 players · arranged on stage to create blocks and waves of sound -- was brilliant. So was the performance. The orchestra played w i t h verve and punch. Lazarof's conducting was plain and workmanlike, but it had no need to be more. The rest of the UCLA program was conducted by the orchestra's music director, Maurice Abrava- riel. It consisted of Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 16 and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 7. . ' Abravanel is an uncommonly awkward ftmdue- tor -- he seems at times to have two left arms -but his orchestra is well- drilled, and there seems INDEPENDENT (AM) Gimmicks versus good, --mixed night at L.B. Arena OPIN M) THE LONGEST YARD" HI lilS ONLY "CINDHEUA UBEtTY" itrt.ift.ia "CHAIlEYVAUICK"iN» "TRICK BABY" m · 4 3 8 5 4 3 5 ·- ADMISSION DISCOUNT COUPON-St.SO Mill AIIIMlt1.Mjnil7iOOr.M. (rVn..tVir. "THE WHITE DAWN" l»i s T * ' COME SEE OUR NEW TWIN! N E I G H B O R H O O D TORRANCE . lollipj Uilli, Turmc* I3J-14W " hx. 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Single admissions will be sold on opening days only if available. l i t t l e doubt t h a t he achieves from it exactly the s o u n d s 'he w a n t s . Those, sounds are drier t h a n Los Angeles audiences are used to. from the Philharmonic, and Abravanel's Schoenberg lacked some of the impressive contrasts of tone color Z u b i n Mehta got f r o m the Philharmonic when he played the work last month. The counter- p o i n t in t h i s chamber music for large orchestra was clean in the Utahans' performance, h o w e v e r , and the logic was clear. .Abravanel's Prokofiev was ^cheerful, t e n d e r , affectionate. The work is first-rate but forgettable. Commendably, Abravanel did not try to make it bigger or more important than it is. By DEN1SE KUSEL Staff Writer How c a n you follow theatrics l i k e whiteface Kabuki makeup, b l a c k stars, s e q u i n s , Buck Rodgers space pants, fog bombs engulfing the stage and fire-spitting smoke stacks? Easy. Just play some good old rock sounds. Find a balanced effort. Feature good musicians. And forget the gimmicks. The rest takes care of itself. l\nd this is exactly what Wishbone Ash did Friday night at the Long Beach Arena. They played their gig and left the games to the group with the least talent -- Kiss. Camel opened the first third of the bill with' a m o v i n g w a l l of Moog. synthesizer sounds. Their best effort was "Lady Fancy." Kiss, billed as a hot band of fire, was more balcony balogna h i d i n g behind a mask of glittering trickery. For the Kiss 'personnel, which includes drummer Peter Criss, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley on guitar, and bass player Gene Simmons, the makeup is an extension of collective fantasies. U n f o r t u n a t e l y ..- they never say what kind of fantasies produce music which would make a deci- ble meter blink. Music loud enough to turn the arena into a blur. Music with enough energy to make you forget what it is that you're listening to...and that is the reason for going to a concert. To listen. - · Kiss explodes with sound. Too bad it's not w o r t h picking up the pieces.. Wishbone Ash features the two finely tuned leads of i A n d y Powell and Laurie Wisfield playing dual lead guitar. ' , PACIFIC WALK-IN THEATRES IATI SHOWS [VERY FRIDAY I SATURDAY LAKEWOOD CENTER WALK-IN GOLDEN GUN (« S*P*Y*S {MI LAKE WOOD .CENTER WALK.IN THE LONGEST YARDm Pllll · J1UMI MAN CINDERELLA LIBERTY (·! OMK iiitt P.M. . LAKEWQOO .CENTER I WALK-IN MUl NtWMN · lOMIT IIDFOID THESTINGiH) LAST OF SHEILA i«: LAKEWOOD - CENTER WALK-IN · LOHO BEACH TOWNI WALK-IN fOI ANIMAL LOVtlll BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE 101 FUNNY CAR SUMMER m on* IMC P.M. CMIOU O'COHNOI . MNKT IQigMjM. LAW AND DISORDER m LORDS OF FLATBUSH(M) ·an411.OfU UT.I Cinema I CHALLENGE TO BE FREE" 101 'VANISHING WILDERNESS" "THE GROOVE TUBE" in WHERE DOES IT HURT!" m CO-HIT StPtYtS 5000t GRAND PRIX ADULT THEATRE* 1339 E. 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