Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California on April 30, 1970 · Page 19
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MUSIC REVIEW . » uii. _n -:«.b ■»ili ûju > i : .-i Mrs. King Brings Patrons To Feet By MAYBELLE SPECKMANN SAN FRANCISCO - Contrary to the usual order in concerts., the first two numbers in last n i g h t’s San Francisco Symphony program conducted by Maestro Josef Krips at the Op-! era House took precedence in interest over the major concluding w ork. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Erioca.” In fact, the standing ovation came at the end of the opening “A Lincoln Portrait” by Copland. The reverse order of inter-; est was due to the memorable performance as narrator in the Copland portrait by Coretta Scott King and to the successful 1 world premiere of Roger Nixon’s Concerto for Viola and Or-| chestra. This was dedicated to and played by Marin’s Rolf Persinger, principal violist of the orchestra. Mrs. King did not receive the ovation merely out of respect for her as widow' of Martin Luther King Jr. and a remarkable person in her own right, but for the moving quality of her reading. A truly beautiful woman. she read the lines in a rich, resonant voice with perfect enunciation of the words and deep sincerity in conveying t he i r meaning. Part of the appeal, too, came from the relevance to the current scene in the United States of such words as, ‘‘The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate! to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.” Ingenious programming was the great Beethoven Eroica, which heralded a new democratic-revolutionary’ era, an ending to the concert that was complementary to the beginning. Krips and the orchestra performed the musical part of the portrait in a way that punctuated and gave more emotional significance to the work. The Viola Concerto by Nixon, a San Francisco State College professor and colleague of Persinger, was a totally captivating work which should be a welcome addition to the rather meager viola solo repertoire. The first one composed in the United States in the last 15 years, it was for me a revelation that it is possible to write an exquisitely melodious and sensuously beautiful piece within a fairly modern sounding American idiom. Unlike many Nursery To Be Used For School The Corte Madera Park and Recreation Commission learned last night the town had been granted permission to use Twin Cities Nursery School at 56 Mohawk Drive for an eight-week preschool nursery program. Recreation coordinator Jackie Branch said rental will be $120. The program, open to between 20 and 30 children, is scheduled to run from June 29 to Aug. 21! with an evaluation after four weeks. The commission also was told that 500 persons are expected for Sunday’s open house at police headquarters. The open nouse will be from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The commission will next meet May 20, a week earlier than regularly scheduled. - ....—---------------------j KRON Hearings Are Wrapped Up SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-The 32-day Federal Communications Commission hearing on license I renewal for KRON-TV ended here Wednseday. Critics of the station had charged that it managed its newscasts in favor of its parent firm, the San Francisco Chronicle Publishing Co. Hearing officer Chester F. Naumwicz Jr. said he could! reach a decision in six months on the 6,300 pages of evidence, | including testimony of 100 witnesses on both sides and hun-; dreds of documentary exhibits. Naumwicz said he can recommend either renewal of the regular three-year license, or for a shorter period, or non-renewal. Petaluma Youth Turns Self In After Shooting Photo Exhibit Slated At College The Visual Dialogue Foundation, an organization of 13 Bay Area photographers, will present a photo exhibit at the College of Marin Art Gallery May 4 through May 22. Most of the 13 are photography instructors in various Bay Area colleges. The gallery will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 10 p.m. weekdays. A Petaluma man was arrested today on suspicion of shooting a fellow student at Sonoma State College. Archie Anderson, 23, of 490 Penngrove Avenue, surrendered at the Sonoma County sheriff's department this morning accompanied by his attorney, Robert Y. Bell of Santa Rosa. Inspector Harold Nunnally said Anderson is accused of shooting Larry Stovall, 21, of Pittsburg, during an argument at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near a group of temporary buildings housing the Hutchins College of Liberal Studies. Stovall suffered wounds of the right shoulder and right hand and was reported in satisfactory condition today at Community Hospital of Sonoma County. Nunnally reported that witnesses said the two students were arguing in front of the building and saw a man fire a revolver at Stovall several times. Several s t u d e n t s told Nunnally that Stovall and Anderson, known to them only as “Skeets,” had had arguments before. Nunnally said a .25-caliber revolver was used in the shooting After the incident, witnesses said the assailant placed the Education Corps Benefit Planned The Education Corps of Marin will hold its second annual spring benefit May 23 at 8:15 p.m. the San Domenico School Theater, in Sleepy Hollow. The American Conservatory Theater’s mime troup, San Anselmo folk singer, Betsy Chapman, a Capitol Records recording artist and Mill Valley musician Lyn Elder will appear at the benefit performance. Carter B. Smith of Tiburon, KSFO radio personality, will act as master of ceremonies at the event. A champagne reception with the performers will follow the show. Information may be obtained from Mrs. Stewart N. Boxer at 286 North A1 m e n a r Drive, Greenbrae. gun beneath his coat and walked south toward the visitors parking lot. Stovall was given emergency treatment at the student health center and transferred to the hospital in Santa Rosa. Anderson was arraigned today in Central Sonoma Municipal Court on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with an afternoon session scheduled for a report from the probation department on a motion to release him on his own recognizance. Judge A. F. Scheidecker delayed booking into the Sonoma County Jail until after the probation department report. Strict Curbs Set On Pay TV Shows WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Commerce Committee has approved stringent regulations for pay television that | could sharply reduce the combination of feature films and sports that could be telecast. The committee’s regulations also would place a complete ban on commercial advertising and extend the freeze on certain sports programs. The combination of sports and feature films is considered the backbone of pay TV and was approved in 1968 by the Federal Communications Commission. The restrictions were approved Wednesday after being introduced by Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., who wras defeated in his attempt to ban the FCC: from authorizing anyone to engage in the broadcasting of pay! television. Associated Press Corrects Fly-In Data NEW YORK (AP) - Monday’s full-page Associated Press picture story on the annual Experimental Aircraft Association \ fly-in erred in placing this coming August’s gathering in Rock-; ford, 111. The 1970 fly-in will be Aug. 1 through 7 at Wittman Airport in Oshkosh, Wis., Associated Press announced today. contemporary works, it is definitely lyrical, and the orchestration and rhythmic patterns are intriguing. Persinger's playing was notable for great technical agility, sensitive phrasing and especially for gorgeous tone ranging from a glowing da~k low register to notes in the high register as sweet and limpid as those of a violin. Krips and the orchestra did full justice to the score. At its conclusion the composer was called on stage and received acclaim. The reading of the Beethoven Erioca was good and very enjoyable, but somehow did not achieve the heroic proportions of its title. At times Krips seemed to have to work very hard to achieve the response he wanted. Charges Revived In Thwarted Narcotics Case Three young men whose narcotics charges were dismissed Tuesday in Marin Municipal Court when the district attorney's office could not find a witness have been charged again with the same offenses plus an additional one. Frank Garcia, 21, of Daly. City, pleaded innocent yesterday in Marin Municipal Court to I charges of driving while under the influence of amphetamine (speed), possessing amphetamine, having narcotics paraphernalia, having a loaded pistol in his car and transporting speed. A preliminary hearing was set for May 12. Two others, Paul Einar LaGa- bregue, 23, of San Francisco, and Gary Neil Bladrige, 31, both of San Francisco are due to be arraigned Monday. The three were stopped Feb. 19 by the California Highway Patrol for erratic driving. King's Widow In Symphony Series SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Coretta Scott King today continued her appearance with the San Francisco Symphony, narrating Aaron Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait.” The widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. winds up the series here Friday. In a news conference Wednesday as the series opened, Mrs. King warned that “until things change, there will be people espousing violence.” She said the Black Panthers are subject to “repressive treatment” and that despite her differences with their methods “wre want equal justice.” Three Flee $12,000 Fire In Novato Fire which started in the furnace room in the garage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Ward at 27 Santa Maria Drive, Novato, did damage estimated at $12.000 to the houst and contents, according to Fire Chief Jack Kidder. Derith Nylund of 25 Santa Maria, who was baby sitting with the two Ward children, ages i and 5, discovered the tire at 9:23 p.m., when smoke came out of the furnace vents. She took the children to her home next door, Kidder said Her father, Edwin F. Nylund, attempted unsuccessfully t o fight the fire with a garden hose. The fire was confined to the garage, attic, roof and the front hallway. It was controlled in 21 minutes with 41 men using three pieces of equipment. Damage to the house was listed at $7,000 and to the contents, $5,000 which included a late model car in the garage. Betts Denied Entry In Race I-J Special Report SAN FRANCISCO - Former State Treasurer Bert A. Betts’ plea that he be permitted to run for the State Beard of Equalization was denied yesterday by the California Supreme Court. Sacramento Superior Court Judge William Gallagher last Tuesday ruled that Betts was ineligible to run for the Democratic nomination in the Third District because he had not been an inhabitant of the district for the required year. Betts had argued the 178-acre ranch on which he lives includes 17 acres in the Third District, but the court found that both his house and mailing address were outside the district. The 25-county district includes Marin and Sonoma. jhthrpfiiftrnt-Jlmirtiai. Thursday, April 30, 1970 19 MUSIC, ART , DRAMA " ACT Adds Old Hit To Bill; Rabelais' Comes To U.C. By JAMES E. WILLI \MS The American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco announced today it will present George M. Cohan's comedy- melodrama, “The Tavern.” as a special addition of its current schedule during June and July. The Broadway hit of more than 50 years ago will bow June 21, preceded by two preview’s June 19 and 20. The present schedule calls for a limited engagement of 13 performances spaced through July. In connection with the announcement, ACT is currently displaying a selection of sotting and costume designs for more than a dozen productions at the Imago Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibit will run through May 23. On the current Bay Area drama scene itself, “Rabelais,” Jean-Louis Barrault’s dramatic game based on the works of Rab e I a i s, will have its North American debut, along with its cast, Saturday night at Zeller- bach Auditorium on the I’niver- isty of California campus at Berkeley. It is in French and a production of La Compagnie Re- naud-BarrauIt. It will play nightly through May 6 with a Sunday matinee. DANCE The third weekend program of the San Francisco Ballet’s spring season will be offered Saturday night and Sunday afternoon in the Opera House. Featured will be Balanchine’s “Serenade,” Christensen’s “Filling Station,” and Clifford’s “Night in the Tropics.” MUSIC Tomorrow night the San Francisco Symphony will present the final week’s performance of Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait,” featuring Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr.. as narrator. Other works include Nixon's V i o 1 a Concerto, featuring Rolf Persinger, soloist, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica). Next week’s symphony series, which will be repeated at the finale in the Marin concerts at Terra Linda High School on May 9, will feature Patricia Michaelian, pianist in Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 1: Beethoven's Overture to “The Ruins of Athens,” and Bruckner's S\mphon\ No. 8 The Oakland Symphony will close out its current season Tuesday through next Thursday, featuring four guest soloists, including Marian Marsh, of San Rafael and the symphony chorus. The program will include selected works from Rameau’s opera “Hippolyte et Arlcie,” and the West Coast premiere of Penderecki’s “Dies irae.” Phil Ochs, a politically- oriented folk-rock singer, will present a single concert Saturday night in the Berkeley Community Theater. Other attractions: Geary Theater ' Saint Joan.” tonight, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.; "Oedipus Rex." 8:30 p.m Mon­ day 1 Marine’s Memorial Theater — "The Blood Knot,” tonight and Friday. 8 30 p.m.; "The Importance of Being Earnest,” Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Wednesday, 2:30 p m.; "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs.” Saturday and Wednesday, 8 30 p.m. Little Fox Theater — "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Next,” nightly except Monday at 8:30 p m, and Sunday at 7*30 p.m. On Broadway Theater — "Oh' Calcutta'" nightly except Monday at 8 30 p.m.. Saturday, 7:30 and 10:45 p.m., and Sunday at 7 30 p m. Bimho’s Theater "Jacoties Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.” Tuesday through Friday. 8 30 p.m.: Saturday 7 30 and 10:30 pm.; Sunday 2:30 and 7:30 n.m. Ornheum Theater — "Hair,” Tuedav through Friday, 8 30 I> in : Saturday. 6 and 10 p.m.: Wednesday and Sunday. 2 30 p.m Committee Theater — "Fortune and men’s Eyes,” Tuesday through Friday. 8:30 p.m.; Saturday at 7 and 10:30 p.m , and Sunday, 3 and 7:30 p m. M. II. de Young Museum Opening tomorrow "San Francisco Women Artist* Third Annual Photography Exhibition ” through June 7. Continuing: "In Nature’s Image, an exhibition in tribute to the centennial of Golden Gate Park, through Mav 10 California Palace of the Legion of Honor — Continuing exhibitions: display of books bja Lawton Kennedy, through May 31; pastels by Aaron Shikler, through Sunday. College of Marin MUSIC DEPARTMENT presents its Ensemble Class Charles Meacham, instructor TWO CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS Fri. & Sat. Choral Hall (Rm. 72) May 1 & 2 Fine Arts Bldg. 8:30 p.m. Kentfield FREE Admission Hospital District Shuns Tax Levy The Marin Hospital District board voted Tuesday night not i to levy a capital improvement ! tax for the repair of Bon Air Road. The Independent-Journal erred in reporting the board voted on an operational tax. The hospital has not had an operational tax since the first year of1 its operation 20 years ago. The current rate of 3.5 cents per $100 assessed valuation is for repayment of bonds which will be fully paid in June. BLUMEHFELD THEATRES PRESENTS Igor Stravinsky Goes Home From Hospital NEW YORK (AP) - Composer Igor Stravinsky has left a hospital where he spent more than three weeks w’ith lung and kidney infections. He returned to his apartment Wednesday. A spokesman said Stravinsky was still “very weak” but would work on catching up with his correspondence while convalescing. 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