_Febrtiary 17, 196^7 The N.C.Essav . ■ - f age 4
JOHNSON HEADS CLINIC f
Massie Johnson, the music de- •
partment's percussion and music his
tory teacher, has begun a weekly or-
FfRKUSNY TO PERFORM
On Monday evening, February 27,
famed Czech pianist Rudolf Firkusny
will perform in Reynolds Auditoriurrr
at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Firkusny studied
piano with Vilem Kurz and composition
with Janaeetk and Suk. He also stu
died with Schnabel. He had his town
hall debut in 1938, and has appeared
with major symphony orchestras in
America since 1942.
Tickets for this concert will
be available in the music office,
pianists having priority.
KILROY WAS HERE
(from p. 3,)
Kilroy would stand about two feet av;ay,
not begging, not reproaching; just
looking and waiting. Inevitably, Kil
roy got a piece (or more) of whatever
it was. She would take it daintily
and quietly mu^cfci. on it. No slurping
or gulping for Kilroy. She was a
lady- which might be an odd thing to
say about a mongrel, but it was true.
Finally, Kilroy’s ’’Mommy” realiz
ed that the little dog couldn’t be
kept in the dorm forever, that it was
unfair to leave Kilroy alone all day
in the room. The girl made arrange
ments for friends in town to take her.
The night Kilroy left there was
something missing. Kilroy had never
been obvious. Asleep on the bed, or
watching ’’her” people from a dark
corner, nevertheless, her presence
had been felt, and now she was gone.
We had Kilroy four days, A few
days after she had left, we learned
she had gotten out of the house she
had been taken to. That night it
snowed. They never found her.
(con’t from pg. 1 )
and strings” will be heard with the
’’Quartet No. 1 in C minor opus 15 for
piano and strings” by Faure.
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chestra reading group on Thursday
evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m. The pur
pose of the ’’clinic” is too help
stimulate more interest and excite
ment in orchestral playing among the
instrumentalists of the school. Mr.
Johnson said that ”there is a great
lack of communication between teach
ers and students, and students and
students”, adding ”I hope this group
will stir up some excitement.”
Most important to the group’s
success is the generosity of Mr. John
luele, conductor of the Winston-Salem
Symphony. He has made available to
Mr. Johnson his personal library of
orchestral music, so that the group will
be able to read much new music in the
weeks to come.
Besides reading, Mr, Johnson hopes
the group can use some of the time in
discussion of the mutual musical pro
blems. He siad that ”a clarinetist can
help a violinist, and vice-versa; both
will see a little different viewpoint.
The group first met Thurs^ay,
February 9. That some thirty musicians
attended in spite of the vacation is
indicative of the strong support this
endeavor will receive. The group read
through the Bxahms ’’Academic Festival
Overture: and Beethoven’s Eighth Sym-
phony^with much nerve and considerable
success. Mr. Stewart contributed cokes
and doughnuts for the occasion,
Scheduled performances, rehearsals,
and auditions will keep the Drama de
partment very busy through the remainder
of February. Performances to be given
through the rest of this month includes
BERNARDA ALBA, February 21, 23, and 25.
GHOST SONATA will be previewed March
'* 6 through 8 and will open to the public
on the ninth.
The drmam critic from Newsweek has
been asked to attend a showing of BER
NARDA ALBA and speak to the Drama stu
dents early in March.
Rehearsals for GHOST SONATA are in
progress and auditions for Moliere’s
TARTUFFE will be slated soon.
Happiness is completely crushing a fresh
box of ice cream cone under your feet.