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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 75

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Anita and Her Magic Wand Bina Breitner There are quite a few delectable events on the musical scene this week, with more coming up. Tonight and tomorrow, for example, Arizona State University is bringing in a road show production of the Broadway musical "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever." Howard K,eel will play psychiatrist Mark Bruckner in this Alan Jay Lerner-Burton Lane comedy about love and extrasensory perception, and shapely Linda Michele will play his patient of this century. That she is his womanly ideal in her 18th century incarnation, which comes up through hypnosis, is a complication they manage to resolve. "On A Clear Day" is part of ASU's Fine Arts series tonight at 8:30, and part of the theater series tomorrow evening. Both performances will be presented at Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium on the ASU campus, Tempe, and ticket information is available through the auditorium box office. THE PHOENIX Symphony Orchestra's fourth pair of subscription concerts in their 21st season will feature violinist Erica Morini at Gammage on Monday and at Phoenix Union High School on Tuesday. Miss Morini will play Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, opus 22, with the orchestra under Guy Taylor, and the symphony alone will present Ron Nelson's "Jubilee" Overture and Hector Berlioz's "Sym- phonie Fantastique," opus 14. Concerts begin at 8:30 p.m., ticket information is available through the community box office, and season ticket holders who cannot attend are urged to release their seats by calling the box office as far in advance as possible. Lou Rawls, who describes himself as a popular singer with a touch of blues, will appear at Gammage on the Special Events series at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. Born on Chicago's South Side, Rawls started singing in church, moved up to a gospel group called the Pilgrim Travelers, and by now has recorded 5 successful albums and has sold out a concert in Carnegie Hall. His style is direct, strong, and rhythmical, and his appearance should add a fine touch of jazz and blues to the Gammage series. Rawls KOY radio's Metropolitan Opera broadcast at noon on Saturday will be Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca," first performed in 1900, and inspired by Puccini's view of Sarah Bernhardt in Sardou's play of the same title. SATURDAY'S cast in this live broadcast from New York over the Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Network will feature soprano Regine Crespin as Tosca, tenor Gianni Raimondi as Cavaradossi, and baritone Gabriel Bacquier as Baron Scarpia. Zubin Mehta, the young Indian conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic -(who visited the Valley last year) will conduct "Tosca." The first intermission will present part 2 of an interview with Maria Callas (part 1 was presented on Dec. 30), and the second intermission will include personalities Peggy Wood, Tony Randall, and Walter Slezak. The Phoenix Star Theater continues its lively production of "Funny Girl" through Jan. 20, with Marilyn Michaels and Sylvia Syms appearing as the late Fanny Brice and her mother. Norwood Smith plays Nicky Arnstein in the musical directed and choregraphed by Larry Fuller. THE MUSICIANS Club of Phoenix will present a free musical program at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Womans Club Building, 315 W. Earll Drive, honoring Miles and Nadine Dresskell. The program will include singing by the Women's Chorus of Sun City under Mrs. Jo Gerig; the premiere of a new work by Dr. Grant Fletcher entitled "Prognoses," dedicated to the late Dixie Yost and performed by the Phoenix Brass Quintet; and two more works by Fletcher sung by soprano Carol Hanley ("Six Songs from Irene Orgel" and "The Letter Aria" from act 3 of his opera "The Sack of Calabasas."). The program is open to the public and will be followed by a reception. ASU is offering two free concerts this week, one at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Union ballroom featuring baritone Richard Dales accompanied by pianist Arnold Bullock, and the other at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Gammage Recital Hall (room 301) featuring the ASU Percussion Ensemble directed by Mervin Britton. Dales, who has been on the ASU music faculty since 1966 and who directs the university's Choral Union as well as their annual performances of Handel's "Messiah," will present a program of German songs, music of Dello Joio, a song cycle of Maurice Ravel, and some 20th century compositions by Vaughan Williams, Armstrong Gibbs, Roger Quilter, and Peter Warlock. ^ THE UNIVERSITY Percussion Ensemble, assisted by the String Ensemble under the direction of Takayori Atsumi, will present music of Hytinkoski (a Finnish timpanist), William Kraft (timpanist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic), Lou Harrison, Nicholas Flagello and Michael Colgrass. The String Ensemble will play a Haydn work during the evening's program. Wrapping it for this week, KAET-TV (Channel 8) is offering two promising musical programs on Monday and Tuesday. At 10:30 a.m. and again at 8 p.m. Monday, two contestants in the "Van Cliburn Piano Competition" will be presented in a half-hour recital. And at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, NET (National Educational Television network) presents a documentary on England's Glyndebourne Opera Festival, held annually at a private country estate in the Sussex hills 50 miles from London. Musical highlights will include productions of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and Cavalli's "L'Ormindo." Next week will bring violinist Yehudi M^nuh'n on the Bell Telephone Hour (Jan. 19, Channel 12), Glendale and Prescott concerts by the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra with pianist James Dick (Jan. 20 and 21, respectively), a concert by the Phoenix Orpheus Chorus under Ralph Hess (Jan. 21 at the Phoenix Art Museum), Indian sitar player Ravi Shanker (Jan. 23, Gammage), and the entrance into Arizona of Western Opera Theater, the touring company of the San Francisco Opera , Company. Specific details will i be given next week ' t. * HOLLYWOOD (UPI)-There's this little wisp of a girl named Anita Kerr who taps a small stick in her hand a couple of times and 50 grown men jump to obey her every command. Anita is not Jack Warner's daughter. Neither is she a pro- volving equal conducting rights fine musicians, too. so far as'ern belle has stayed with pop- know, there hasn't been ajular music, but she has higher for women. If, takes courage to stand up and tell a bunch of old goats how to toot their horns, bow their violins and wet their whistles. ducer or agent, guys who jump afraid. And the 50 aren't, really Anita, see, is a composer. And tha conductor- little stick in her hand is a baton with which she leads orchestras during recording sessions of hit records. A NATIVE of Mississippi and former resident of Nashville, IVnn., Anita has been conducting for 10 years, mostly her own arrangements or original compositions. She doesn't appear the type. She's more than pretty, has a beautiful singing voice, and is not out to prove anything in- "If I don't know the musicians, it's a strange feeling for all of us," Anita admitted. "I'm sure they're wonderong how horrible it's going to be. So for the first hour it is sort, of a stone-faced stare down. Really awkward. "BUT ONCE they ask questions about the score or specific notes and bars, and if I don't goof while I'm conducting, we end the session all smiling and friendly." The notes and bars are musical, to be sure. Anita is not one to mix romance and convivial elbow bending with the troops. Anita first won fame as a member of the Anita Kerr singers, but her recent trilogy of albums, "The Sea," "The Earth," and "The Sky," has boosted her to the front ranks of serious composers of contemporary music. She arranged and conducted all three albums. Anita, in fact., has composed 100 songs. 'I ENJOY composing most] I male musician who has refused (aspirations. to work for me." One of the reasons Anita gets along well with the temperamental musicians is that she never singles put some clown who hits a klinker or digs a clam during rehearsals. "I can pick out the mistakes, but I always check the score with the entire section, the strings, brass, rhythm or whatever, rather than the individual who made the goof. They appreciate that and they aren't embarrassed by having a woman point them out." SO FAR the fetching south- "Some day I'd love to write and conduct a symphonic piece with a major symphony orchestra," Anita concluded. As long as she's got that little stick in her hand who is going to naysay her'' BIT PARTS: will star return to for Otto Jackie Gleason the movies to Preminger in "Skidoo" at Paramount Paul Newman may set a mark lor all-time high salary for an actor in a film with $1,100,000 for "Winning" Raquel Welch has signed to costar with Frank Sinatra in "The Lady in Cement" for 20th Century-Fox. 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