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E--It BRIDGEPORT SUNDAY POST, March 2, 1975 Creston to Open Program Today In UB 5th Composers' Festival 'erslly from Southwest Missouri Slate university, having been appointed coordinator of the vo- al department at UB last fall. Th» fifth annual Contemporary American Composers festival opens this afternoon with the featured composer Paul Creston serving as conductor in ."Invocation and Dance" performed by the Bridgeport Civic orchestra at 4 p.m. In the Andre and Clara Mertens Theatre of the Arnold Bemhard Arts and Humanities center. This year's festival, produced by the music department of the university's College of Fine Arts, is part of the Carlson Festival of the Arts, created by Mrs. Ruth Carlson Horn, founder and director of the festival and originator, of innovative programs in the arts in the, Greater Bridgeport Area. After the opening orchestral and choral concert, the festival will continue with a faculty chamber concert tomorrow at S p.m. and Tuesday with a student chamber concert at 8 p.m., both in the recital hall of the Bernhard center. The festival Is coordinat- ed by Prof. V/. Earl Sauerwein of Falrfield. Taught Himself Sponsored by the Carlson Fund of the Bridgeport Area Foundation, the programs will be open to the public without charge. Mr. Creston will also attend rehearsals, classes and seminars to share his music with students, according to Dr. Harrison R. Valante, music department chairman and Henry D. du Pont Professor of Music. Completely self-taught in harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and composition, Mr. Creston has contributed a full range of music with over 100 major works including piano compositions, songs, chamber music, choral works, concertos and symphonies. A native of New York, the 65- year-old musician is one of the most frequent performed American composers today. Hfe is composer in residence at Central Washington State college and lives in Ellensburg, Washington with his wife. Also featured in this afternoon's 'program will be Mr. Creston's "Night in Mexico" performed by the Bridgeport Civic orchestra, under 'the direction of Dr. Valenfe. Reputation for Vitality The University of Bridgeport Concert, choir, directed by Dr. Samuel Gordon, will sing "Leaves of Grass/' Mr. Creslon's setting of five poems by Walt Whitman. The concert choir is composed of 40 to 50 voices from the university's student body and has earned a reputation for the excellence and vitality of its performance. During its 17 year history it has performed major works under the batons of such noted conductors as Jonel Perlea. Jose Iturbi, Duke Ellington and Gustav Meier. Dr. Samuel Gordon, in his first season as conductor of the Concert Choir, comes to the uni- LUMBER OPEN DAILY 8:30 A.M. 'til 5:30 P.M. OPEN SATURDAY 8 A.M. 'til 5 P.M. Like Money In The Bank... 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Mr. vlyers lias been director of lands at the university' sirjce i972 and has been continuously active as a clinician, conductor and adjudicator. Tomorrow at S p.m., the festf- al continues in the Recital Hall of the Bernhard center with a rogram of Mr. Creston's cham- jer music performed by faculty irtists. The program includes Linda Soley, teacher of applied iccordion at the university, performing "Embryo Suite for Accordion." Miss Solcy has per- ormed with ensembles at Carnegie Hall and Town Hall in New York city,.Ford Auditorium n Detroit, Convention Hall in Chicago and Constitution Plaza n Hartford. /'Suite for Cello and Piano" *ill be presented by Rubi Went- :cl and Harold Dart. Mrs. Went- i.el, a noted cellist, has performed extensively in the US :anada, .British Columbia and Jamaica, has played with .the New York City Center Opera company and toured , with the American Ballet theater. Harold part, concert pianist, iccompanist and instructor at the university, has made guest appearances with several major symphony orchestras and .accompanied many leading vocal and instrumental artists. Piano Work 2elda Manacher, mezzo soprano, and Donald -Books, pianist, will perform "Three Sonnets" and "Thanatopsis". Zelda Manacher -is a part-time vocal instructor at the university and is a singer of chamber music. Mr. Books has concertized on television arid radio. "In 1908, he won the Bach-Horstmeier Award for the best performance of a work by J.S.Bach. "Suite for Violin and Piano" will feature Mr. Books with Guy Lumia, noted violinist and frequent soloist '\with major orchestras. Also performing will be the University String Quartet featuring Bernice S. Friedson, violin; Miriam, Oppeit. violin; Cynthia Prentice, viola and Mrs.- Wentzel, cello. All members of the String Quartet play regu- larly'in Ihe Civic orchestra-and are members of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony orchestra. They have a ' concert series scheduled in Italy as well as in Falrfield county this year. ..Concertino w'ill be performed by Harold Dart, piano.; Kenneth Fears, flute; Rouer McDonald/ oboe; Richard DeBaise, clarinet; Joel Winter, liom; and Abby Rosenberg, .bassoon, will also perform. ·;· Fantasy on Tap The festival concludes Tuesday with a student chamber concert at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall sf the Bernhard center "Fantasy for Accordion" will be performed, by Monica Slomski of Bridgeport. "Fantasy for Trombone" features Steve Kuo- ferschmid, Warren Arbiter. · rf Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Robert Carlson of Cos Cob, William Cox of Scarsdale, N.Y.; John Fumasoli of Hyde Park, N.Y. and Kevin Korsyth of Hamden. Arthur Bellucci of West Haven, will perform "Prelude and Dance No. , 1" on piano and 'Sr.xophoncs Sonata" will he presented by Dorothy Williams- sax, and Sara Cameron, piano both of Fairfield. The University of Bridgeport Percussion ensemble, under the direction of Howard Zwickler, will conclude the program with 'Ceremonial for Percussion" featuring Joseph LoCascio of Stamford on piano. A, Puerto Rican cultural pro- ram including a lecture and a stage production will ' be sponsored by 'the Puerto Rican and Spanish Organization of the University of Bridgeport'March 11 at 7 p.m. in the social room of Alumni Halt Student center The PRSO is a newly formed organization'of Hispanic i students at the university. , The program will begin with lecture by Piri Thomas, Puerto Rican author,' playwright, poet and film-maker. The talk will be followed by a cultural play of Puerto Rican life, "El Monte se Queda Solo," which will be presented by the Puerto Rican State :healer. The play, .directed by Leo Lacend, will include dance, music and drama. The program will be open to the public without charge. Mr. Thomas, a controversial 'igurc, former drug addict and exconvict was born · in New York's Spanish Harlem in 1928, Ihe eldest of seven children. Growing up 1 during the depression of the 1930s, he experienced discrimination as a dark- skinned Puerto Rican. Poverty in the ghetto led him into drugs, youth gangs and a series of Connecticut Ballet To Slav James Dunn NEW HAVEN-James Dunn of the Jeffrey ballet will perform with Ihe Connecticut Ballet company when it presents its fifth production of the season on Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Ihe Educationol Center for the Ars theater at Orange and Audubon streets. Performances will featur works by choreographers Judith Galligan, Rodney Griffin and Robert Vickrey. Lisa Peterson and Mr. Vickrey also will be featured as dancers. The Connecticut Ballet Guild will hold the second seminar of the season following the Friday evening performance. The audience is invited to stay and join the company in a discussion of the program. 'THRILLER' AT LONG WHARF NEW HAVEN- "Science Fantasy Thriller," three plays for children based on science'fiction themes, opens Saturday for a two-month run at J.ong Wdarf theater. Performances will be at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March S, 13, and 22 as well as April 5 and 12 at the theater, located oti Sargent drive. Jamaica is 4,400 square miles, roughly Ihe size of Connecticii!. Wilh a population of two million, it is about H6 miles long and SI miles at its broadest. UB Students to Sponsor .'. " " : .'..·' '. ·· 'V.V. · . ; · . I Hispanic Lecture, Play criminal activities. He served six years in prison for armed robbery, and while in prison began his rehabilitation. He became a street worker in Spanish Harlem and subsequently went to Puerto Rico where he became assistant to' the director of the Hospital of Psy chiatry in Rio Piedrts, and,"" an ex-addict himself, , developed a program of rehabilitation of drug addicts In 1968, he received a Certificate of Good Conduct from the State of New York 'after references from Senators Jacob Javits and Robert Kennedy.»He Is listed |n Who's Who in America and the'International .Whq's Who. = He. has published several^ works including ."Savior, Savior Hold My Hand, 1 ' "Golden Streets," a lhree : act play," a volume ?of one'- act plays "Affinity, Lay-Dees and Missus" arid-'his /autobiography "Down .These Mean- Streets." For'television, he "was the subject of "The World of Piri Thomas," a documentary directed by Gordon. Parks in. 1968, and his work as .-a street worker was publicized - in a documentary, "Petey and Johnny," in 1964. "Mr. Thomas is currently tour- P!Rl THOMAS Ing college -campuses with.: his "Street Poetry." He was a guest at UB last year for High School Day when juniors and seniors in the Bridgeport high schools visited the college, campus. ' SALAD FOR FISH For a "composed" salad, use fresh grapefruit sections, sliced cooked beets and salad greens with an oil-and-vinegar dressing. Tastes particularly "good with broiled fish fillets or fish steaks. Alumni Hosting Concert By Dattnributh Singers FAIRFIELD - The "Singing Ambassadors" of Dartmouth college, the Men's and Women's Glee clubs, will .present a conceit under sponsorship of the Dartmouth club of Bridgeport March 16 at 4 p.m. in Roger Ludlowe High school. Dr Milton Cooper of Easton. president of ths Bridgeport club, said that James J. Broderick of Easton "and Richard L . Revenaugh of Fairfield will be co-chairmen. Dartmouth college has expanded the Glee club into two clubs, one for men and one for women. The concerts consist of various numbers sung separately as well as together. Varied Program The, concerts are described as "varied as the tradition of the original glee club and as stylish as its'appearance." the programs range from canticle to. contemporary, but the .club puts-special emphasis on the - "urgent sonorities" of today's composers'.without losing the .beauty and richness of the past and the nostalgia of all' the famous Dartmouth songs. The "Dartmouth A i r e s " '(formerly the "Injunaires"), a 12-man close-harmony 'singing group, has joined the Glee clubi oh this spring tour · .throufh Massachusetts, New.'Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont and to Montreal. , The Aires, considered one of the finest college ensembles in. the East, are siad "to thrive on perfection." New arrangements by members of the group and their conductor, include songs made famous by such groups as the Ber.tles, Simon a n d Garfunkel, the Free Design and Seals and Crofts. 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