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Vol. 1, No. 13 North Carolina School of the Arts March 17
SONATA TO BE
SLATED FOR APRIL
In order to help correlate the
activities of the Dance, Drama, and
Music departments in the coming
weeks. Dr. Cone has arranged a ser
ies of lectures dealing with the
Age of Enlightenment. This topic
has been selected to compliment the
coming production of Tartuffe by
Moliere, and the performance of Mo
zart's ’'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.”
Dr. Cone pointed out particu
lar appropriateness of this series
since the Age of Enlightenment began
during Moliere's lifetime and ended
with the French Revolution in 1789,
two years before Mozart’s death.
The series, comprised of two
lectures a week, will begin on April
4, continuing for three weeks of
April. They will take place during
the academic portion of the day. All
students are expected to attend,
and faculty and outside guests are
welcome, (con’t on pg.3)
The NCSA Drama department made
a very good showing at the S.E.T.C.
in Greensboro on March 4. Almost
every student from our Drama depart
ment who participated, was offered
some kind of theater work for the
summer. Though offers were made
from most of the theaters partici
pating at the S.E.T.C., most stu
dents have chosen "The Lost Colony"
as their summer home.
(con't on page 3)
A piano Sonata by Sherwood Shaf
fer, one of the theory and solfege
teachers here at the school, will be
premiered by Becky Barrow tonight.
Mr. Shaffer was a student of the
late Bohuslov Martinu and of the late
Dr. Giannini. He was a student at
Manhattan Conservatory of Music and
at the Curtis Institute.
This sonata is Shaffer’s third
work in the form for piano. It was
written during the summer of 1962
during a stay at Vineland, New Jer
sey. It is in three movements, and
it explores the vast range of dynamic,
technical, and expressive possibili
ties available to the modern pianist.
The three movements all utilize ma
terials taken from two principal
themes in the opening allegro. The
notes of the themes are expanded and
developed in all the movements in
rhythm, range, and harmonic back
ground. Though these techniques are
similar to serial devices used by
other contemporary composers, this
work is chiefly post-romantic in har
monic and melodic origins. Tonal
centers and traditional forms are
used, though expanded.
Rebecca Barrow, a teaching Fel
low in piano at the school, will
perform a recital this evening at
8:15 in the auditorium. Miss Barrow
is a graduate of the Juilliard School
of Music in New York.
Her program will begin with Mo
zart Sonata in C Major, K. 330. Fol
lowing this she will play two Brahms
intermezzi, opi 118 no. 2 and 119 no.
3. The first half of her program will
conclude with the Sonata in G minor,
op. 22 by Schuman.
The second portion of her program
will begin with the Sonata 3 by Sher
wood Shaffter. She will conclude the
program with three preludes by Debussy,
and the "L’isle joyeuse”, also by De
EASTER VACATION BEGINS SATURDAY!
All students must be out of the dorm
by 2:00 p.m. Have a HAPPY,HAPPY HOLIDAY!