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Vol. 3, No. 9
North Carolina School of the Arts
October 25, 1968
MATTHFWS TO PFRFQRM TONIGHT AT P;15 pm
POETS TO SPEAK T
Three young Greensboro poets
will read their poetry to the stud
ent body in the school auditorium
2 p.m. Wednesday, October 30. Mr.
Anthony Frsgola, teacher of English
and Italian, will introduce the
poets. Following che reading will
be an informal get-together in the
girls' lounge. Everyone is welcom
When asked to provide back
ground information for the N.C. Ess
ay, the following sketches were sub
mitted by each poet.
Conceived beneath cloud of Luc
ky Strike cigarette smoke, born Jan=
uary, 19A8 into Acquarius, New York
City. That was the first of a long
string of residences; >fassachu-
setts, Jersey, Japan, and since '54
Began writing, both poetry and
prose, when I was 15. My mother a
painter, my father a photographer,
drove me to seek art form not so
familiar. As I got older^wrote less
prose and more and more poetry, but
sense perhaps a time coming when the
balance will shift. Hope most of
all this reading will stir up enough
interest that listeners will talk,
write, and question those reading.
For instance, how this crazy
auto-biography ever got by the
I don't think a poet can form
an identity. He must be everyone
and everything, to live everywhere
and nowhere, to become people, ob
jects, colors. He can be green or a
tree; he can live today or before
there was time. Therefore,it is not
true to fact for me to say that I am
a twenty-year old poet from Phila
delphia, because that would be a
disQuise. With my poems I try to
record my being. Presently I am
working on a series formed from my
life in Europe. It will contain
work collected for over a year on
the French Riviera and in the Greek
mountains. At the end of school I
am leaving for Russia to live with
my grandfather who has helped to
keep the real Russia, the Russia of
Rimsky-Korsakov and Dostoevsky, a-
One morning when I was twelve I
woke up and discovered the world had
ended. What had been a quiet and
beautiful land, had erupted into a
huge and terrifying landscape.
DRAMA PREVIEWS OPEN TOMORROW
The Drama Department extends an
jopen, invitation to the students,
■faculty, and staff of N.C.S.A. to
j attend a dress rehearsal performance
iof Eugene Ionescos* The Bald Soprano
' which is directed by Ira Zuckerman,
. dean of drama. The performance is a
: preview for the school before the
i play is taken on a week tour start =
ing this Sunday. The school perfor
mance will start at 'l;30 p.m.,Sat-
- urday the 26th in the theater.
" (con't jon P. A, Col. 3)
IXhllBiT OPENS IjND
On Sunday, October 27th, the
Associated Artists of North Carolina
will present an exhibition of works
at the School of the Arts. Included
in the display, which will be in the
gallery in front of the auditorium
from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., will be
works by artists from all over the
Judging the entries will be Mr.
David Sauer of Richmond, Virginia,
himself a painter. A former
professor at Commonwealth University
and an authority on Chinese art, Mr.
Sauer will be in Winston-Salem from
Thursday through Monday.
Until then, Father and I ran a truck
farm on Eastern Long Island. That
morning he assembled the family and
told us that in order to pay his
taxes, he had to sell the land.
Then I discovered land developers
and bulldozers digging and mauling
the land - changing forever what had
been the soul of my youngest memory.
Dispossessed in that way I drifted
through twelve years - some on the
backstreets of my home town that was
fast becoming a city and some in the
tenements of New York, a nightmare
of twisted and wicked poverty. This
truly was the land of the dead.
During this time I worked at various
odd jobs - playground attendant.
All of which I disliked so thorough
ly that I decided to go to college
and not work at all! I attended New
York University and on a dare Uni
versity of North Carolina at Greens
I have stories in a forthcoming
issue of Esquire Magazine, Red Clay
Reader 5, Greensboro Review, Brown
Bag, and a novel coming out in 1970
for Random House called Fire.
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PAGE 5, THIS ISSUE
The first faculty concert of
this season at the North Carolina
School of the Arts will be a recital
by pianist Clifton Matthews. He
will be presented by the School of
Music at 8:15 p.m.. Friday, October
25, in the auditorium of Main Hall
at the School of the Arts. The pub-'
lie is invited without charge.
Matthews was recently appointed
visiting instructor in piano by Dr.
Louis Mennlni, Dean of the School of
Mu s ic.
He is a native of Kansas and
received his early musical training
at the Conservatory of Kansas City.
For six years he was a student of
Irwin Freundlich at Juilliard School
of Music in New York. Freundlich xs
also a member of the faculty at the
School of the Arts.
Matthews received bachelor of
science and master of science de
grees from Juilliard. As a graduate
student, he was a teaching assistant
He studied with Friedrich Wuh-
rer at the Hochschule fur Musik in
Munich, Germany under a Fulbright
Grant. He also studied with Guido
Agosti at the Accademia Chigiana in
Siena, Italy, where he was awarded
the Caseela Pri-se for piano playing.
He remained In Europe for five
years concertizing in England, Scot
land, Scandinavia, Holland, Germany,
Austria and Switzerland.
In 1963 he returned to the Uni
ted States and taught at Skidmore
College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Since 1965, he has been a member of
the music faculty at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He performs frequently in solo reci
tals, chamber music programs and as
soloist with orchestras.
His program Friday will in
clude: Variations (Op, 27) by Anton
Webern, Sonata in G major (D.894) by
Franz Schubert, Capriccio by Lionel
Nowak and Twelve Preludes, Book II,
by Claude Debu^y.
Mrs. Blanca Artom, an Italian
teacher on the NCSA faculty, recent
ly won two first prizes at the First
International Embroidery and Stich-
ery Exhibit. The exhibit was held
in the Union Carbide Building in New
York. Six hundred pieces were exhi
bited, and most of the contestants
were Scandanavian. Mrs. Artom's two
winning crafts were a transparency
and a love piece. She is also a re
gular exhibitor at the annual craft-
man's show in Winston-Salem.
SEE THE CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK ON
PAGE TWO. f