Volume V, No. Ill
North Carolina School of the Arts
October 9. 1970
COnCGRT TO Be
The North Carolina School of the
Arts will present an orchestra con
cert in honor of the Conference on
International Relations in the
Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill on
October 13, at 9:15 p.m. Nicholas
Harsanyi, Musical Director and Con
ductor of the Princeton, New Jersey
Chamber Orchestra, will be the guest
In the spirit of North Carolina's
International Month Celebration, the
program will include v;orks by German,
Italian and Hungarian composers. The
orchestra will play the Euryanthe
Overture, by Weber; Trittico
Botticelliano, by Respighi and the
Hary Janos Suite, by Kodaly.
Hungarian-born Nicholas Harsanyi
studied at the University of Budapest
Academy of Music, where he was also
a member of the Budapest Symphony
In 1938, Harsanyi came to the
United States on a teaching fellow
ship at Westminster College in Prince
ton, N.J. During the second World
War, he served in the armed forces
where he became the conductor of the
Second Service Command S3miphony
Following three years as
violinist with the Lener Quartet, he
returned to Princeton, where he has
taught at the Choir College, lectured
at Princeton University, and con
ducted the Chamber Orchestra.
The NCSA Symphony Orchestra
is made up of the instrumental music
majors of the School of Music. Of
the 69 students in the orchestra,
42 are in college and the rest in
high school. From the southeastern
region come 52 of the musicians, ,27
of whom live in North Carolina.
The orchestra presents four
concerts and tours of North Carolina
high schools for a week each year.
It provides an opportunity for stu
dents preparing for a professional
career to learn orchestra literature
and to work under such conductors
as Harsanyi, the late Saul Caston,
Jon aiuele and Marc Gottlieb, the
orchestra's regular conductor.
The NCSA Orchestra will per
form at the school on Friday, Oct
ober 16, in the Main Auditorium at
8:15 p.m. The program, conducted
by Marc Gottleib, will feature the
works by Weber and Kodaly, and also
Tschaikovsky's Fifth S5miphony. There
is no admission charge.
Pink Floyd, one of rock's more
experimental groups - they use all
sorts of oscillators, synthesizers,
and tape systems in their concerts -
are going into ballet. Well, not
exactly, but they have agreed to
write the music for an extravaganza
featuring Rudolph Nureyev, 60 dancers
and a 108-piece orchestra, to be
performed next spring at Paris'
Grand Palais on the Champs Elysee.
They were commissioned by Roland
Pettit, the famed French choreo
grapher, who said he was "bored"
with standard material. Whether or
not Pink Floyd will play - with
all their incredible paraphernalia -
was not stated. It's not the first
time that the group has moved into
another medium; they've already
done sound tracks for two motion
pictures, "More" and Antonnioni's
misguided America/revolution film,
The first concert of the
Clarion Wind Quintet this year will
be held tonight, October 10, at 8:15
p.m. in the Main Auditorium. There
is no admission charge for the pro
gram, which includes works cover
ing the chronological works of
Included are in the Quintet in
B flat, Op. 56, No. 1, by Franz
Danzi; Woodwind Quintet by Elliot
Carter; "Sililoquy and Jubilation,"
by Parks Grant; "La Cheminee Du Roi
Rene," by Darius Mailhaud; and
Mozart's Quintet, E flat major, for
piano and winds, featuring Clifton
Franz Danzi, a contemporary of
Beethoven, was the founder of the
woodwind quintet as a form, while
Carter and Grant are modern composers.
Members of the Clarion Quintet
discover.ed the little-known work by
Grant, a composer in residence at the
University of Mississippi, at a com
poser's forum last year.
"La Cheminee Du Roi Rene" ("The
Chimney of King Rene") is made up of
short, descriptive pieces, based on
Milhaud's impressions of a street
named for a beloved French monarch.
The Clarion Wind Quintet has
toured nationally and in Europe. It
was founded in 1961 and has been in
residence at the School of the Arts
since 1965. The members of the Quin
tet are Stephen Adelstein, oboe;
Frederick Bergstone, french horn;
Philip Dunigan, flute; Robert
Listokin, clarinet; and Mark Popkin^
FIRST DRfimfl DePT
The first production of the NCSA
Drama Departipent-this year will be
Lorraine Hansbury's "The Sign In
Sidney Brustein's Window."
The show will open on Friday,
November 6. The production will
then run for 13 additional perfor
mances: November 7-19, at 8:15 p.m.
except for two Sunday performances,
which will begin at 7:00.
Admission for the public will
be $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for
students. All students, faculty,
and staff of NCSA will be admitted
The play is being directed by
Robert Murray. Cast in major roles
are: Joyce Reehling as Iris Brustein;
Chris Rosania as Mavis; Berlinda
Tal'bot as Gloria; John Dornberger
as "Hax; Jim Stubbs as Wally; and
Ron Dortch as Alton. Two parts are
being double-cast: Kurt Yaghjian
and Stanley Bernstein as David,
and Steve Bordner and Andy Wood as
The set was designed by John
Sneeden. Dixie Randall is stage mana
ger, while Bob Fletcher is assis
tant stage manager.
(In forthcoming weeks, the
Essay hopes to have more about
"Sidney Brustein," including the
issues the play explores and the
progress of rehearsals).
Miss Mackey Jefferies and Mr.
Robert Costelloe, both new to the
school, are the instructors in the
new Visual Arts Program.
Miss Jefferies, who lives in
High Point, has a BS degree in Gen
eral Science from VPI and an MFA
degree in painting and a minor in
art history from the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro. She
has also studied at UNC (Chapel
She has served as an assis
tant professor of art at Meredith
College and at California State
College at Fullt rton.
Miss Jefferies, who replaces
Mr. Jim Moon on the NCSA faculty,
has had several one-man shows in
the local area. Her work will appear
at Chaucer's in November.
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