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Vol. 3. No.
North Carolina School of the Arts
February 17, 1969
The Ron Davis Dancers of New
York will give a program of Dance-
Jazz at 8:15 p.m., Saturday, Feb.22
in the auditorium o^ Main Hall at
the North Carolina School of the
This group has given over 120
concerts including a performance on
Jan. 3, at Carnegie Hall and perfor
mances at the Hemis-Fair in San An
tonio, the United Nations, the
Brooklyn Academy of Music and an out^
door program in Fort Green Park in
Brooklyn. This spring the dancers
will tour Mexico under the auspices
of the Mexican government.
The Ron Davis Dancers were
founded to promote"^ an interest in
modern dance among young people.
The group was organized in August of
196A, while Davis was working with
teen-agers at Harlem's Abraham Lin
coln Development, a housing project.
The beginnings were inspired by
Davis' viewing of the film, "The
Cool World", a picture which realis
tically portrays life in the Harlem
According to program notes for
the Carnegie Hall concert -"Davis
tries to express the truth about
everyday life. His dances are baded
on real, natural movements-including
the walk. Davis prefers to explore
new forms with untrained dancers.
To date, much of the choreography
has been drawn from Negro life, its
heritage had the life of the teen
ager in the streets. "Jazz is the
only music used for Davis' classes.
The program which the group
presents has a wide range from
"Dance of the Dukes" to "The Lord's
SE FOR SAT.
The Roa Davis Dancers are sup
ported entirely through private con
tributions of interested friends and
patrons. In March of 1967, Davis
founded the Creative Dance Founda
tion, Inc. to broaden and establish
his work and to properly receive do
nations and grants.
Davis will arrive in Winston-
Salem on Monday, Feb. 17, and will
give classes throughout the week at
the School of the Arts.
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Thirty-three original composi
tions have been submitted to the
Symposium of Contemporary Music
which will be held Tuesday, Wednes
day, and Thursday, Feb. 18-21 at the
North Carolina School of the Arts.
A preliminary judging of scores
was made by Dr. Louis Mennini, Dean
of The School of Music at the School
of the Arts, and Igor Buketoff, con
ductor of the Piedmont Chamber Or
chestra. Eighteen of the scores
were selected for reading during the
symposium. The 18 scores include
works for quintets, quartets and
chamber orchestra. From the read
ings scores will be selected for
performance at two evening concerts
to be given during the symposium.
Readings of quartets and quin
tets will be from 10:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. A
concert of chosen quartets and quin
tets will be presented at 8:15 p.m.
Six students will be featured
soloists in a concert to be present
ed by the North Carolina School of
the Arts Orchestra at 8:15 p.m.,
Friday, February 21, in the audi
torium of Main Hall at the School of
the Arts. John luele, conduc'or of
the school orchestra and of the Win
ston-Salem Symphony, will conduct
the concert which will be open to
the public without charge.
The program will be made up of
Bruce Moss of Asheville, a col
lege junior who is in his fourth
year of study at the School of the
Arts, will be soloist for Piano Con
certo No. 1 in D minor by Brahms.
He is a student of Irwin Freundlich.
Michael McCraw of Galax, Va.
will be soloist for the Mozart Con
certo for Bassoon. He is a college
senior and has studied for two years
at the school with Mark Popkin of
the Clarion Wind Quintet.
Ralph Neiweem of Northfield,
111. will be soloist for Piano Con
certo in E flat major by Liszt. He
is a high school senior and is in
his second year of study at the
school with Irwin Freundlich.
Lynn Bernhardt of Lenoir will
be soloist for Concerto for Chamber
Orchestra and Percussion by Milhaud.
He is a college junior, and this is
his fourth year of study at the
school with Massie Johnson.
Jonathan Julian of Winston-
Salem will be soloist for Concerto
for Clarinet and Orchestra by Hinde
mith. He is a college senior and is
completing his fourth year of study
at the school with Robert Listokin
of the Clarion Wind Quintet.
Mark Morganstern of Schenectady,
N. Y. will be soloist for Concerto
for Double Bass and Orchestra by
Dragonetti. He is a college senior
and is in his fourth year of study
at the school. He is a student of
Stevens Brewster of the National
Symphony Orchestra, who is also on
the faculty at the School of the
Tuesday, played by the Claremont
String Quartet and the Clarion Wind
Readings for chamber orchestra
compositions will be from 10:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to
10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
The Piedmont Chamber Orchestra
will rehearse from 10:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. on Thursday, and the chamber
orchestra will perform chosen compo
sitions at 8:15 p.m. Thursday.
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