Eureka Humboldt Standard from Eureka, California on April 10, 1962 · Page 5
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Eureka Humboldt Standard from Eureka, California · Page 5

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All-Humboldt Musical Talent Interprets Greatness Masterpieces Highlight Spring Sy HUMBOLDT STVU'D/lflD Tuesday. April 10, 1962, P. 5 Chorale All eyes arc on conductor Charles Fulkerson at the most dramatic moment of any performance. The downbeat is given and the 53-piece Humboldt Symphony comes to life as a single body. This will be one of the scenes Thursday night as the symphony o r c h e s t r a joins with (he Humboldt Chorale ill the annual Spring Concert at Humboldt Stale. Veneer grader, lady physician and college student sit side by side in the brass section. From left to right are J. Opre McCoy, veneer grader, Marseille Mulcahy, physician, Dick Kuehner and Jim Olcott, Humboldt State students. McCoy, who has had no professional or private study, has played in U.S. N?.vy bands, several city symphonies and has done musical work for radio and movies. College Composer's 'Suite 9 Debut In Thursday's Concert By TED THOMAS Fifty-three musicians and 70 vocalists from 10 comoiunilics. nearly all of them amateurs, will assemble on stage at Humboldt State's Sequoia Theater next Thursday night for a traditional event, the Spring Concert of the Humboldt Symphony. This will be "Spring Concert 1%2," the seventh annual presentation of selccled symphonic music to Humboldl county for the season. The 70 voice Humboldt Chorale will be an added attraction, appearing with the symphony as a complete group for Ihe first time. Giving this years concert a greater Ihan ever local flavor will be llic symphony performance of the "Suite for Orchestra," composed by Humboldl Slate Assisl- and Professor of music Paul Johnsen. The suite, one of the symphony's two selections, is "Victory March," composed of five movements. Two of the movements. "Elegy" and "Victory March," were performed in October at Humboldl State's United Nations Concert. They were at that time dedicated to the late UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjold. The other three movements will be heard in public for the first timel Thursday night. Beethoven's 8th Symphony is also on the instrumental program for the evening. The Humboldl Symphony will be the first group to perform the Beethoven masterpiece in this county. II is acknowledged as a difficult work and a challenge lo any orchestra. The chorale, scheduled lo follow the symphony, will sing in Latin Schubert's Mass in G, considered one of Schubert's most beautiful works. The HumboItU Chorale and Hum- boldl Symphony are appropriately named. During the program, beginning at 8:15, the voices and iri- strumenls of 62 Humboldt Slate students will blend with those til performers from Crannell, Arcala, Baysidc, Eureka, Fern;Iale, Forluna, McKiuleyville, Trinidad and Nine Lake. Housewife, teacher, music dealer, high school and college student, postal employe, doctor, nurse, mill superintendent, mcdi- (Contlnued on Pflgp 7} Richardson, left, and Ruth Turner, t\vo of chorale's 40 Humboldt Stale s t u d e n t s , sing alto parts in one of (lie f i n a l rehearsals before con- cert. Serious expressions reflect knowcdgc d i r e c t o r can immediately delect any note slig! lly off key. (All photos by Doug Wilson) Mrs. Harriet Crane and Patsy Snyder, two of symphony's 14 violinists. Mrs. Crane, Ferndale resident, has been a symphony member since it was found in 1932. At one time her husband, two sons and daughter were symphony musicians. Her husband is musical director at Ferndale High School. Three symphony percussion players. Mowlam) Nicl- HIIII keeps one eye on c o n d u c t o r Fulkerson nn-.l the oilier on his music sheet us he i|tiiels Iho .sound of (lit l y m p a n i . Rosalie P r i n c e on d r u m s and \ d r i - cimc Pierce ( b a c k g r o u n d ) h e l p lo round mil Ihe percussion .section. Kennclh Thruston, one 0° (he symphony's cello players, adds t h e deep sound of his s t r i n g e d i n s t r u - ment lo the l o t a l e f f o r t of the s y m p h o n y in Ihe r e h e a r s a l of "Suite for O r c h e s t r a , " compt scd by H u m b o l i l l Stale professor of music, Paul .lohnsoii. The Suite is one of two selections lo v p e r f o r m e d by (hi 1 symphony in Thursday's c o n c e r t . Kd Kish, ' e l l . and Hob H a r r i s count m e a s u r e s o n t h e score 1 a n d w a i t u n t i l t h e y arc scheduled lo com- MI. l''ish. music t e a c h e r a t i M c K m ' . r y v i l l o I l i g b .School, is h o l d i n g ;\ ! - M a t bass t r u m p e t , s i m i l a r in tone q u a l i t y to t h e t r o m b o n e . He also plays part l i m e w i t h J e r r y Moore's local jay.i b a u d . Moore is in t h e woo.hvind s e c t i o n ol Ihe s y m p h o n y .

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