Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 11, 1976 · Page 24
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 24

Tucson, Arizona
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Wednesday, February 11, 1976
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T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N Citizen Photo by Lew Ellloii Living history Mel Kessler and Beverly St. John are John and Abigail Adams in the Southern Arizona Light Opera Company's production of the musical "1776" that will be presented at the Community Center Music Hall tomorrow through Saturday. The play deals with the events leading to the American Declaration of Independence. Musical '1776' opens tomorrow Members of the 8th Infantry Memorial Field Music Drum and Fife Corps are set to play the overture that opens the Tucson Bicentennial musical, "1776." Produced by the Southern Arizona Light Opera Co., the musical will be presented tomorrow through Saturday at the Community Center Music Hall. Hal Hundley has directed and designed the production, with Dennis Dougherty staging the musical numbers and Harriet Cowhey handling the choral work. Gene Lines will conduct the orchestra. Dealing with the dramatic moments leading to Declaration of Independence, "1776" is filled with colorful, history- making figures. The roles of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin will be played by Mel Kessler, Mike Holiman and Don Madden. Beverly St. John will portray Abigail Adams and Georgia Goodwin will play Martha Jefferson. All have extensive community theater backgrounds and are familiar to Tucson theatergoers. Others in the cast are: Gary Chappell, Tom Rose, James Sinex, Earl Bagley, Terry Moore, Michael Briney, Ralph Dudgeon, William E. Perry Jr., Roberto Davis, Donald Fornear, Bruce Matis, Andy Anderson, Mark Ethridge, William F. Smith, Charles Lowe, Dennis Dougherty, Peter McClintock and Donald Sumski. Tickets, priced at $4, $3 and $1.50, are on sale at all Community Center box offices. Curtain time will be at 8 p.m. LOVE YOUR SWEETHEART with a bright splash of a gown. Your Valentine'will love you for a gift from our loving collection of gowns and Baby Dolls. 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Leonard Bernstein called him a genius and Eugene Ormandy has said that he is one of the great talents of this generation. He is violinist Yong Uck Kim, who will be the guest artist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra at its concerts next Tuesday and Wednesday. This will mark his third appearance with the Tucson orchestra. The son of a Seoul physician, the youthful Korean musician has been shining since he began piano lessons, which he hated, at the age of 5. He switched to violin at 6 and gave his first recital at 7. The following year Yong Uck Kim won the Korean National Competition -- performing the Mozart G Major Concerto, which he will play in Tucson -- and his career was launched. Pianist Rudolf Serkin, visiting the Kims' Seoul home, heard the young violin prodigy and arranged for him to study with America's foremost violin teacher, Ivan Galamian, at the Curtis Institute. While still a student, Kim was soloist with the Philadelphia orchestra, the National Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. He was 15. Kim's Tucson appearance will inaugurate the local symphony's new mini-season, a special four-concert series designed to accommodate winter visitors as well as Tucson music-lovers, with a savings up to 20 per cent over single ticket prices. Because four of the symphony's prime attractions fall within a two-month period at the height of the winter season, a package of concerts is being offered for these events. Soloists include Kim, Metro politan Opera soprano Mary Costa, pianist William Masselos and the Arizona Dance Theatre performing Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring." Featured in the series, under the baton of conductor Gregory Millar, will be works by Copland, Mozart, Strauss, Moussorgsky, Ives, Haydn and others. 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