The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 6, 1975 · Page 42
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 42

Provo, Utah
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Sunday, April 6, 1975
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Page 42-THE HERALD, Provo. Utah. Sunday. April 6. 1375 Modern Dance Concert Slated Whacky, nostalgic, religious, and imaginary themes will be carried out in the annual spring dance concert of Orchesis, modern dance group at Brigham Young University. Friday and Saturday. Under the direction of Cathy Herbut of the BYU dance faculty, the program will be held in the Pardoe Drama Theater of the Harris Fine Arts Center on Friday at 4:30 and 8 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. Miss Herbut, who came to BYU three years ago. was a champion professional tap dancer of Canada and has studied all forms of dance in top New York studios. Included on the program will be "Dancey Dance," a light, slightly whacky movement piece designed by guest choreographer Tandy Beal, former dancer of the 'Alwin Nikolais Company of New York. She teaches at two colleges in California. Also scheduled are "Soda Pop Bop," a nostalgic look at the 1950s by Lonn'e Moretton of New York ; ' 'Obliquity, " choreographed by Ann Brunsvik, former dance student at University of Utah, in which body parts cease to be recognizable in the original form; "Beginnings for Jerry," a duet based on scripture from I Corinthiaas, a prize winner in the Mormon Festival of Arts; "Somerluft," a lyrical movement piece for men and women dances to Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells"; "Relish," choreographed by Dennise Hewlett of Utah State University; "Glyconic Variation," based on rhythms of Greek poetry; and "Frenzied Kinetics," a multimedia creation of BYU faculty member Abby Fiat. Tickets will be available at the Pardoe Theater ticket office in the Harris Fine Arts Center beginning Monday. Percussion Ensemble Will Present Concert The Brigham Young University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Harrison Powley, will be presented in concert Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Dr. Powley is a graduate from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. While at Eastman, he studied percussion and tympani with the late William G. Street, world renown percussionist. He presently heads percussion instruction in the BYU Department of Music and is assistant professor of musicology. The ensemble, composed of outstanding students performing on a wide variety of percussion instruments, will present a very interesting concert, says Powley. The opening selection will feature soloists on snare drum, bongo, and tympani, playing Michael Colgrass' "Three Brothers." Jeff Bluhm, a percussion major from Ohio, composed a work that will also be performed by the ensemble. "Two Jazz Nocturnes" uses piano, vibes and marimba, as well as drum instrumentation. "Divertimento for Piano and Percussion Ensemble" by Flagello, is apiece in three movements featuring Max Buhler on the piano. Dr. Powley stated that the work is extremely difficult, both for piano and the ensemble. The interest lies in the use of all percussion instruments and the complex rhythmic and melodic variances. NEW YORK CITY Center Acting Company will present two dramas in a special Lyceum performances on Wednesday and Thursday. A scene from "Three Sisters" is shown above By N. Y. Company and can be seen Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall at BYU. "Taming of the Shrew" is scheduled Thursday at the same time and location. Lyceum Dramas Scheduled Pianist and Quartet Plan Friday Performance at T Pianist Reid Nibley and the Deseret String Quartet of Brigham Young University will be heard in concert Friday at 8 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Dr. Nibley, nationally known as a solo concert pianist, is also at home with the small ensemble. His appearance with the Deseret String Quartet will be his first with this group. Distinguished for his Children's Theatre Tryouts Set Tryouts for the newly organized Valley Children's Theatre production of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" will be held at the Provo Department of Utilities, 250 W. 800 N., between 7 and 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Those interested should come prepared to sing a song, preferably from the show and to read from the script. An accompanist will be provided. The play will be presented for two weekends in June at the amphitheater near the Utah Sate Hospital. Cathy Fillmore of Provo will direct the Broadway musical. The children's theater was initially organized by Mr. Richardson and Karen Keyte of Spanish Fork and Marian Wilson of Payson. The acting company will go by the name of "The Sandbox Players." "We are going to be a bonafide valley community theater," said Mr. Richardson. "Our objectives are to offer quality children's theater on a regular basis and at prices families can afford." Mr. Richardson added that the production staff "is the best possible talent from Brigham Young University and the surrounding communities, and anyone interested in helping to develop a children's theater to its fullest is encouraged to contact me at 1026 E. 120 S., Spanish Fork." Provo Arf/sts Exhibit Works An art exhibit featuring the works of Leola Stewart and Bonnie Huntington from Provo and Charlene Arrowsmith from Salt Lake City will be featured during the month of April at Phrangue's Gallery, 1954 E. 27th S., Salt Lake. Gallery hours are from one to six p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. An artist's tea will be held today at the gallery from 4 to 6 recordings with the Utah Symphony which have won critical praise, he will be heard with the quartet in a rendition of the Schumann Piano Quintet, one of the most popular works of this form. Members of the Deseret Quartet are Henri Temianka, founder of the fames Paganini Quartet, and conductor of the California Chamber Symphony, making his final appearance with the BYU emsemble; Barbara Williams, violinist; Suzanne Mclntosh cellist; and Dr. David Dalton, violist. The quartet will also perform the Hindemith Quartet No. 3 in E Flat, a work of robustness and unique invention. Temianka and Dalton will also feature the infrequently heard Duo for Violin and Viola in B flat by Mozart. Admission is free. The 21-member New York City Center Acting Company will be presented in special Lyceum performances Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall at Brigham Young University. "Three Sisters" by Anton Chekhov will be performed Wednesday and Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" on Thursday Since 1972, when producer director - actor John Houseman brought the group together, they have been touring the country performing at university State Winners Schedule BYU Recital Utah Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing presents the state audition winners in a recital on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. at the Han is Fine Arts Recital Hall at Brigham Young University. Local people appearing in the recital will be Denise Madsen, Maxine Adams, Kathryn Laycock, Nanette Maxfield, Mary Graham and Mark Olsen. Others from the Salt Lake area will also be performing. campuses and regional art centers. The average age of the actors is only 25, as they are all recent graduates of the Julliard School's Drama Division, which Mr. Houseman heads. They are nationally acclaimed as one of the finest touring repertory groups in the country. The Boston Globe said of them, "The Company is superb!" Tickets are on sale in the music box office in the foyer of the Harris Fine Arts Center. New Ice Capades To Open The all-new 35th edition of Ice Capades opening at the Salt Palace Arena on April 15 through April 20 will present a brilliant cast of internationally acclaimed skating stars and outstanding ice comedians. Headlining the stellar array of the 1975 edition are lovely young Jo Jo Starbuck and her partner Ken Shelley, returning for their third season with Ice Capades. The sparkling duo were three-time winners ol the U.S. Pair Championship, Bronze medalists in two World Championships and stars of the 1968 and 1972 Winter Olympics. Ken was also the U.S. Men's Champion. In this edition of Ice Capades the handsome couple is showcased in Malaguena, a Spanish-style duet, and each returns later in the show for solo performances. Also back for another year are such popular Ice Capades stars as Italian Champion Anna Galmarini, winner of the World's Ladies professional Championship and one of the world's most graceful skaters; comedian Freddie Trenkler, the beloved Clown Prince of the Ice, member of the very first Ice Capades cast in 1940 and now in his i»J) season wirh the show; the dynamic Billy Chapel, former U.S. Junior Champion and International .Grand Prix Champion, returning for his ninth starring" year; zany duo Hans and Pepe, one of the funniest acts on the ice; Peter Gordon and Barbara Wilson, Ice Capades' famous adagio dancing pair; Lucien Meyer and his skating chimpanzees, Jacky and Joe, one of the outstanding animal acts in show business. Newcomers to Ice Capades are 13-year-old, Albert Lucas, who performs incredible juggling feats on skates; 17-year-old Roberta Loughland; Paul Guzman, an electrifying stylist; and young Dawn Seesler. 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