Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 16, 1956.
Music Program Quickens
With Concerts and Tour
Three concerts and an entire con
cert tour comprise a suddenly
packed series of musical activity
On Sunday night, a rare concert
by the Collegium Musicum of Wo
man’s College has been arranged
over at Old Salem.
Miss Margaret Vardell will play
the college’s new harpsicord in the
faculty recital series next Monday
And, the Monday after Thanks
giving holiday, the Salem College
Trio will play a concert in Mem
The Choral Ensemble will be
performing regularly during its
holiday tour to New York and
A Music First
At Old Salem
An organization known as Colle
gium Musicum Salem will break
into the concert realm for the first
time Sunday night with the spon
sorship of a chamber music group
performing music played for the
first time in Winston-Salem.
Headed by Donald McCorkle, co
ordinator, and John Mueller, music
director,. the organization combines
the efforts of the Moravian Music
Foundation, Old Salem, Inc., Salem
College, and the Wachovia Histori
Sunday’s program, to begin at
8:00 p.m., features Hans-Karl Piltz
and members of the Women’s Col
lege Collegium Musicum including
Robert Morris, tenor, Irene Piltz,
violin, and Elliot Weisgarber, clari
net. Hans-Karl Piltz plays the
The opening number is a Mozart
Duet, K.423, for violin and viola.
A section of music from the Middle
Ages and the Renaissance follows
and includes the music of de Mau-
chaut, Ockeghem, Rotenbucher, and
Three Songs for Voice and Viola,
by Norman Peterkin, will be per
formed for the first time in Win
ston-Salem. And Elliot Weisgar-
ber’s Divertimento (1956) for Clari
net, Violin and Viola will also be
performed initially here.
A second concert, all choral, has
been scheduled for December 9.
Vardell To Play
Miss Margaret Vardell will re
create the flavor of music of the
Baroque period when she plays a
recital on the new harpsicord next
The program, to be given in
the faculty recital series, is sche
duled for 8:30 in Memorial Hall.
Miss Vardell, during her study
last year on a Fulbright Grant to
Germany, became interested .in the
harpsichord. The Salem “model”
was purchased through Miss Var
It is made of walnut, finished in
side with light blond wood, and
has two keyboards. According to
Miss Vardell, the instrument is a
very sensative one and, although
the tone is soft, it is bright and
There are three differences in
this instrument and the piano: first,
the strings are plucked, not hit by
hammers; second, the player can
make no difference in the tone by
the weight he applies to the keys;
third, the pedals make tone colors.
The reversed coloring, black keys
white and white keys black, is an
old tradition in the making of
Miss Vardell’s program for Mon
day night includes three Bach
selections, including “The Italian
Concerto”, her closing number. Two
Scarlatti sonatas and three pieces
from the Renaissance period com
pose the middle portion of her
program. She will begin wdth
“Toccata” by Froberger.
All of the music up to the last
part of the eighteenth century was
composed for either the organ or
the harpsicord. There has been a
recent renewal of interest in old
instruments of the Baroque period,
including the lute, old w'ooden
flutes, as well as the harpsicord.
Miss Vardell studied under Maria
Jager at the State Conservatory of
Music in Frankfurt during a year’s
leave of absence from the School
—Mary Brooks Yarborough
Thirty-six Salemites have a fast
moving holiday ahead of them when
they leave the college at 1:30 Wed
nesday afternoon. The Choral En
semble, assembled for 'the dream-
come-true trip to New York, have
been given a long outline of start
ing times and singing times and
After an overnight stop in Wash
ington Wednesday night, the bus
will push on into New York City
by 2:30 Thursday afternoon.
Thanksgiving Day. Except for
settling in the Taft Hotel, the
members have the rest of the day
free to cope with the city.
The work begins on Friday with
an early-morning television appear
ance, lunch at Radio City, a re
cording appointment, and departure
to Staten Island for a concert at
the New Dorp Moravian Church.
On Saturday a migration to
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, begins
early in the morning. Tours and
rehearsals precede a second even
ing concert, this time at Nazareth
A Sunday morning concert and
a second evening performance are
the focal points of the last day of
the tour. The trip home is sche
duled to come to an end when the
bus rolls into Salem at ten o’clock
Trio Will Play
The Salem College Trio, in its
fourth season this year, will give a
concert Monday, November 26, in
Memorial Hall. The trio is made
up of Hans Heidemann, professor
of piano, Eugene Jacobowsky, pro
fessor of violin, and Charles Med-
lin, instructor in piano and cello.
All three members express the
enjoyment and satisfaction they re
ceive from playing together. In
trios each member has equal re
sponsibility with no one instrument
taking a solo part. All the parts
are interwoven and depend on the
others for melody and harmonic
The group’s enjoyment of play
ing the classics is disclosed by
their selection of numbers for the
coming concert. They have chosen
Mozart’s Trio No. 5 in G Major,
Beethoven’s Trio No. 5 in D Major,
and Brahm’s Trio No. 4 in C Minor.
The second movement of the
Beethoven is very interesting. It
was sketched by Beethoven with
the intention of using the com
position in the ghost scene of Mac
beth. Because of this the trio is
known as the Ghost Trio.
The Brahms trio was composed
and re-written in 1891. Brahm’s
experiment with rhythm through
out the composition makes the
work delightfully rhythmical.
The group regrets they do not
have time to give more concerts.
They have been invited to play in
Asheville on December 9.
Four More Days Till Va cation
At least two-thirds of Salem Col
lege girls think there’s no place
ike home to spend the first of
ficial holiday of the first semester.
And Salemites will be heading for
all parts of the state and a number
of points out-of-state for celebra
tion of the Thanksgiving season.
Sign-outs for the holiday season
should be completed during office
hours on Friday and Saturday and
on Monday morning. The Dean of
Students office reminds that failure
to sign out by 1:00 on Monday
will warrant the giving of call-
downs in proportion to the delay.
Cu^Io44>6^ Jliitle Standf
A lecture is arranged' by a responsible committee.
Announcement of the speaker’s name and his topic is made to the
student body by a respected professor. Both the college and city news
papers carry his picture and a story about him. A representative from
the college across town is invited to introduce him
At the appropriate time, the speaker and those who plan to introduce
him walk to the stage. There is nobody in the audience.
They go off and come back ten minutes later. A group of about fifty
people, barely half of them students, sit huddled in the middle of the
The speaker is introduced and gives a penetrating, substantiated view
jf American politics. Members of the audience ask spontaneous ques
tions and get good answers.
The'lights come on and everybody leaves, rather quietly.
Comedy Draws Criticism
The audience responded well to
Tuesday night’s Pierrette perform
ance of The Grass Harp. Beneath
Truman Capote’s fanciful and
amusing tree house settirfg they
sensed ^an underlying seriousness.
The mood of the grass harp, set
by a well chosen musical theme,
was captured in Lynn Hamrick’s
performance as Dolly Talbo. Her
dreamy expression and graceful
movement enhanced her soft, lyri
cal interpretation of the most poetic
lines in the play. Beginning with
the speech on “pink things” and
ending with the leading of “I Ain't
Gonna Grieve My Lord” in the
tree house, she displayed a very
appealing warmth and genuine
character. Her understanding of
Dolly lent the strength needed to
support Dolly’s change at the end
of the play.
Bill Smith gave one of the most
consistent and intelligent perform
ances in the role of Collin Table.
His adolescent behavior was con
vincing but none-the-less consci
ously and artfully achieved.
The difficult part of Negro ser
vant and family member Catherine
Creek helped balance the more seri
ous characters. Carol’s comedy was
successful though somewhat over
An otherwise effective forest
In Art Show
Mr. Shewmake has assembled an
exhibit of faculty-owned original
works of art up in Memorial Hall.
Viewers are invited to guess which
faculty member owns a given work
and then to check and see if they
I found that some of the works
give unusual insights into the per
sonalities of their owners. The Dr.
White who seems so meek and mild
in his sophomore English class as
he quotes from Chaucer and Shake
speare has donated a rowdy hunt
ing picture and a painting of war
riors on horseback.
Mr. Paine lent “The Blind Har
monica Player” by Herberty — an
ultra-modern black and white which
reminded me of a spider web. -
Dr. Africa, bravely, entered a
“Mountain Scene” painted by his
Miss Byrd’s two paintings by a
former Salem faculty member were
the easiest to guess.
There are many, many more. You
won’t regret putting a visit to this
exhibit on your list of “things to
do” before Thanksgiving.
scene was hampered by Dave Cox’s
inability to relate to the other char
acters. His self consciousness
weakened his very essential pur
pose of helping Dolly find herself.
He portrayed the Judge as some
what more wise than kindhearted
and more flirtatious than philoso
The pantomime interlude before
the curtain was a skillful touch
which kept the play from becoming
overly serious. On the whole this
same skill was shown throughout
in perception of balance between
serious theme and light treatment,
i : —Pat Flynt
According to a poll taken by the
Salemite, when one o’clock Wed
nesday comes almost a third of the
student body will pile into the cars
of parents or dates.
Fiftv-four will scoot up to the
bus station, thirty-seven to the air
port, and four down to the railroad
The Choral Ensemble, made up
of a little less than forty Salemites,
will board a chartered bus for
Students visiting during the holi-
daj' will be scattered from Wen
dell, N. C., to Annapolis, Md.
One girl is going to spend
T h a n k s g i V i ng with her grand
parents. Several are partying at
home with roommates. One or two
like Winston-Salem well enough to
stay around here.
According to Dr. Gramley, the
dining room will remain open for
meal service during the holiday.
Thanksgiving Day dinner will be
served at 12:30 p.m. for the num
ber of guests who are registered
with Mrs. Cummings by noon of
November 20. All college offices
wall be closed Thanksgiving Day.
The last week-end before the
holiday finds 118 Salemites with
Saturday night dates at least a
week ahead of time. And seventy-
four Salem girls early in the week
had made plans to see Wake Forest
play the last home game of the
season against Duke University.
Six-week’s tests are for the most
part completed. And the time has
come for a vacation.
Co nsensus Rule Is Defended
Dr. Ernest Griffith, in his Monday night lecture, concluded that “when
a decision is made, there lies the consensus of ideas of the majority of
the people.” American government is not one by majority rule but one
Griffith, the Rondthaler lecturer, is directly associated with the govern
ment as head of the Legislative Reference Service and was thus able
to give first hand judgment on such a subject.
Reflections of the presidential elections were included in Dr. Griffith’s
talk. He disagreed with most social scientists in his belief that there
is no need for essentially different political parties.
He stated that parties tend to confuse people and make issues where
there are actually none. He further added. “Congress is at heart, non
According to Dr. Griffith, “father complexes” are a factor in deciding
who is to be president. Voters with these complexes vote for the can
didate -who seems to fit the position of an ideal father. This is, of
course, a small ipart of the vote.
Dr. Griffith explained that it is necessary for a candidate to verbally
reach a majority, and an American majority must be comprised of people
from business, labor, and agriculture. The American majority and its
relationship to all phases of government was stressed throughout the
Government by consensus is believed by Dr. Griffith to be in part
formed from a “series of hazards in action.” There were two examples
be blocked) and the other being the Supreme Court) which can block
Dr. Griffith said, “Our government has served us well.” He noted
that no group is ever willingly coerced. Credit was given to our
heterogenous backgrounds in that they have added genius to the work
ing of our government.
Tonighf^ The C rucible at the
Little Theatre. 8:15 .. . Carolina,
Odongo, Rhonda Fleming and Mc
Donald Carey . . . Daniel Boone at
the Winston. ‘
Saturday. Football, Wake Forest
versus Duke, Bowman Gray Sta
dium . . . N. C. State and Penn
State, Carolnia plays Notre Dame
. . . The Crucible, final performance
. . . A Man Called Peter at the
Other movies have not changed.
Sunday. Cry of the Night at the
Carolina . . . Hold Back the Night
at the Winston . . . Collegium
Musicum of Woman’s College.
Monday. Miss Margaret Vardell’s
Tuesday. Love Me Tender with
Elvis at the Carolina.
Wednesday. Friendly Persuasion
at the Winston . . . THANKS
CHAPEL NEXT WEEK
Tuesday. Senior Tree Planting.
The custom is for each class, dur
ing its senior year, to donate a
tree and a sprig of ivy to the col
lege campus. Pat Greene, presi
dent of the current Senior class,
is in charge of arrangements.
The annual Christmas Bazaar has
been set for November 30 in the
social room of Salem Academy.
Merchandise from uptown stores,
at uptown prices, wilt be on sale
from 3:30 to 5:30 that afternoon.
Proceeds from the event will be
used by the Academy Senior class
for a gift to the school.
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A Thanksgiving vespers service
will be sponsored by the Y at 6:30
Sunday in the Little, Chapel.