The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts on July 12, 1976 · Page 8
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The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts · Page 8

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Monday, July 12, 1976
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8 --The Berkshire Eagle, Monday, July 12,1976 Music Theatre Movies TV \rt Magic review 'SongS of Klllt Rosenfeld memorial concert to return at Clark TWO WILLIAMSTOWN artists, Marilyn and William Giersbach, were recently ; awarded $3.000 Artists Fellowships by the Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foun- 1 dation. Pictured here is a sculpture by Giersbach. Giersbach's awarded fellowships by Arts/Humanities Foundation Marilyn and William Giersbach, two Williamstown artists, have been awarded $3,000 Artists' Fellowships by the Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation, Inc., it was announced by Richard S. Linzer, executive director of the foundation. Husband and wife In the short history of the foundation's Artists' Fellowship Program, this is the first time a husband and wife have both received fellowships. Mrs. Giersbach was one of six Massachusetts painters chosen from among 550 applicants to receive a fellowship by the painting panel. Her husband was one of four Massachusetts sculptors from among the 230 applicants chosen by the sculpture panel. The selections were made anonymously by the panels of three out-of-state artists, based solely on the quality of the work submitted by the applicants. The Giersbachs have been living in Wiiliamstown for the last seven years. Giersbach teaches in the art department at Williams College, and Mrs. Giersbach also gives lessons in painting in Williamstown. The Lee Gallery on Juniper Street in Belmont has samples of both artists' works. · The Artists' Fellowship Program operated by the foundation will award approximately 55 fellowships this year in 11 fields: painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, poetry, fiction, playwriting, music composition, choreography, filmmaking and video. More than 1.200 Massachusetts artists were considered for the 20 fellowships that have been awarded in painting, photography, sculpture and printmaking. The Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation, Inc.. is a private non-profit organization that provides, in addition to the fellowships, various forms of financial and other assistance to creative artists in the Commonwealth. The foundation's programs are funded by the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts and other public and private organizations. Channel 2, Cable TV Monday 7:30 AJ Sue Recchia's Country Show (live) 8:00 Treating a Choke Victim (Lenox Volunteer Ambulance) 8:30 Sign-off By Ebbet Wayne A SPECIAL memorial concert honoring the late Beth and Jay Rosenfeld was held Saturday afternoon at the South Mountain concert hall. Featured among the musicians were their children, Jayn and Peter. It was entirely fitting that such an event 'Should take place there, for as longtime music critic for The Eagle, Jay was part of South Mountain since its inception in 1918. He and his wife, Beth, were as much part of the setting at South Mountain as were the many artists and ensembles that enriched the area through their music-making. * * * Not many parents are as fortunate as were the Rosenfelds to see the seeds of their own values, implanted in their children, grow to rich fruition. Both flutist Jayn and cellist Peter developed their talents not only to a professional level but to a point of artistic stature. Other artists participating in this memorial concert were Robert Coleman, viola; Malcolm Frager, piano; Sonya Monosoff, violin; and Lawrence Wolfe, double bass. Largo from a Trio Sonata in G Major for Flute. Violin and Piano by J.S. Bach was the serene and spacious opening selection. The remainder of the program was given over to more lighthearted music. * * + A charming Trio in D Major by Haydn in the same instrumentation as the Bach unfolded with elegant flow. The cello gained prominence in the middle movement, andante, with a rich countermelody against the flute, and the lively finale, with its descending-scale motif rising higher and higher, brought the work to completion with rapidly moving drive. Peter Rosenfeld has attained a maturity not heard in this per- Peter Hunt to design lighting for 'Orpheus' Peter Hunt will return for his 110th production at the Williamstown Theatre Festival to design the lighting for Tennessee Williams's "Orpheus Descending," playing July 13-17 at WiHiamstown. Hunt comes to the festival after having directed this past year "Give 'Em Hell, Harry" with James Whitmore and after having staged "The Magnificent Yankee" at the Kennedy Center. He won a Tony award for his direction of "1776" on Broadway and and directed the film version which followed. COUPON With This Coupon 50c OFF Per Car Monday-Thursday PLUS A FREE SOFT DRINK Offor Good At Sunset Drive-In only OFFER EXPIRES JULY 31, 1976 IS AVCO EMBASSY PiC-n.^s a?-! -A;- . Eves. 7:00 - 9:00 NOW PLAYING Mat. Sun. Only at 2:00 Tonile: "SEVEN BEAUTIES" 7:00 and 9:00 CLINT 8: EAST\MDOD THUNDERBOLT andUGHTRDOrc lh«y *xn call them thai lor nothing! IANISHING PfM lorry Niw 7: 9:00 BREAKING' ALL RECORDS S u b j e c t matter S t e / r i n GREGORY PICK LEE REM1CK Next: MEL BROOKS' "SILENT MOVIE' 3rd WK.I WILCOMETO THE 23rd CtNTURY Th« cnly thing you con't hart in Ihil p r r f t c t woilrf of lotol pltaiurr I your 30rh biuhdoy. logon ij 29. / Michael York, Jenny Agulftr. Peler Uitin I W»xf: "HARRY I WALTIR OO TO N.Y." Mot..Sat. d'nd Sun. at 1:00 PALACE DOWNTOWN PITTSFIELD 442 1020 A NEW Robert Altaian Film! v.v.-flHJl NEWMAN, 'BUFFALO BILL S INDIANS, /Vor SITTING BULL'S A r)HISTORYLESSOlK -A formance before. His tone and intonation and his ensemble style represent a seasoned artist. Jayn Rosenfeld Siegel is always a joy to hear. Her buoyant fluidity and upper register brilliance are in the best flute tradition. Albert Roussel's spicy Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello, dedicated to Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, founder of South Mountain, opens and closes with themes akin to popular songs of its day--1929. Incongruously, its middle movement evokes a feeling of suffering and pain as it weaves its lines of semi-tones through each of the instruments and pronounces foreshadowings of dissonant harmonies. The ensemble, as, in fact, the other combinations, was as well presented as possible for an occasional aggregation. In the later Schubert, especially, there were moments of timorous attack; nothing, however, that distracted from its overall loveliness. . * * * The "Trout" Quintet in A Major. Opus 114, represents Schubert at his tuneful and carefree best. At 22, while on holiday in the beautiful Austrian mountains, he dashed off a charming quintet. Its name comes from the fourth movement, a series of six variations on a previously written song called "The Trout." This composition innovated the piano quintet (piano had not previously been joined with four strings). Also, the string parts call for violin, viola, cello and bass rather than the traditional instrumentation of a string quartet. The "Trout" veritably overflows with lyric melody, and the verve and enthusiasm displayed by the ensemble points to a fine, permanent organization should the artists desire to join forces. The bass solo in the oi- ·legro vivace was beautiful, and fine balance characterized the andante. We particularly enjoyed the bird twittering characteristic of the first of the variations. Rich viola and florid piano ail contributed to render this moment enchanting. The final rondo was a tour-de-force that drew spontaneous applause part way through the movement. Malcolm Frager's artistry at the piano and his delicate touch were in no small way contributing forces to the success of the ensembles. It was good to see a near- capacity audience once again fill "the Temple" on South Mountain. Saturday's concert was presented by Sally Willeke and the South Mountain Association, the artists donating their fees to benefit needed restorations. With Jayn and Peter Rosenfeld's performance, the concert became a living memorial, and we hope that they may return often to perpetuate the association of the Rosenfeld name with South Mountain, to share their music as their father did before them. Student concert to be offered at Tangle wood The Berkshire Music Center Orchestra will present a student concert tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the Theatre at Tanglewood. Boston Symphony Orchestra director Seiji Ozawa will conduct the performance, which features solo conducting by several students. The evening's program will include Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite." A small donation will be requested. The "Songs of Kurt Weiil," sung by Martha Schlamme and Alvin Epstein, will be performed at the Clark Art Institute Sunday at 4 p.m. The musical review returns to Williamstown after a two-year- absence, during which it was presented at Reno Sweeny's earlier in 1976. The show has also played at the Ravina Music Festival in Chicago, at the Yale Cabaret, the John Drew Summer Theatre Festival, the Bitter End, and the Sheridan Square Playhouse. Among the songs, which include collaborations with Ber- tolt Brecht and American composers, are "Albama Song," "As You Make Your Bed," "That's Him," "September Song," "Saga of Jenny," and "Sailor Tango." Epstein is associate director of the Yale Repertory Theatre, New exhibition at Ronrich Gallery Ronrich Gallery on Route 183 has a new exhibition of paintings entitled "Landscapes and Flowers," all by American artists. Featured are works by Richard Roberts, Ronnie Cutler, Harold Herbst, Stanley Savage and several new artists who have not had their work displayed at the gallery previously. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday through Monday, where he has also played title roles. He has performed on Broadway in several roles, and in 1967 he won an Obie award. Ms. Schlamme has sung Kurt Weill songs at the Stratford, Ontario' Festival, I off-Broadway, and at the New York City Opera. She has been associated with Long Wharf and the Yale Repertory Theatre. WFCR to carry musical program at Tanglewood Presentations at the Tanglewood Festival'in Lenox will be broadcast this season by public radio station WFCR in Amherst. The programs, live and in stereo, will ,be carried Friday at 9 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. WFCR will carry eight weekends of performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra at these times. A special feature to be added this year is "Tanglewood Prelude," a program of news, music and interviews from the- Berkshire Music Festival. "Prelude" will precede the Friday concert at 8:30p.m. WFCR, at 88.5 FM, is a cooperative effort of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holoyoke and Hampshire colleges, and the University of Massachusetts. Coming "THE ODE TO BILLY JOE ·Mt. Sot'.. Swrt/i . A t 2:00 Restaurant FRIED CHICKEN LEG or BREADED VEAL CUTLET or FRIED EGGPLANT all nbovp. served tfith spaghetti, talari, rolls and butter. Your Choice SH FRY every Visit the "JENNIFER" Cocktail Lounge Allendaie Shopping Center, Pittsfield 1 1 - 4 1 I XI-- :SHVAL S T O C K B R I D C E . MASS ING TOMORROW DODY m GOODMAN WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE b ^ ossHart and George S. Kaufman K THURSDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS At The Unicorn Theatre: FAMILY BUSINESS by Dick Goldberg [w*d.Dlin»y'i "PITIRJAN"A"HO»WITH r 1 LYING TAU" MOW i JUlSDUr BARG*lf NiltA · All itMS Ji -M At The Proposition Theatre: BOSTON'S PROPOSITION COMPANY REVUE \ At The Children's Theatre: THE PROPOSITION'S CHILDREN'S SHOW mmmmm^mmn^mmm Tickets on sale at the /^ box off ice in the theatre (^ · Also at LENOX Curtis Hotel PITTSFIELD Elther'Or Bookstore G R E A T BARRINGTON Melvln s Drugi Inlown Steak and Fish. and the Southern Berkshire Community Arts Council

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