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ri sMh STARS IN MEANY • JOSEF H( )FFMAN
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O- ALLEGRO Miss Hall ' s Madrigal Singers took pari in the Christmas t-oniert and gave a spring coni ' ert of their own May 2. Mildred Townsend anil Mary Uurniiig sell surkers to hiiy records for soldiers. Mu Phi Epsilon sponsored the drive, ( )iil ol the a|)|)ar( ' iit coiifusioii ami discord.s that issue from the open windows of the music buihling eoino harmonious resuhs such as the madrif;al singers, a group which sings 16th century music seated around a table according to the old English custom, (group tradition I. The department aided the countrys war effort with their innumerable concerts at Victory Square, in Naval Hospitals — wherever music could help. Allegro, the squirrel, did his part too. He cheered up the music department, with his regular 2:20 p.m. call at the window sill for sweet-meats. One of the groups under Miss Hazel Gertrude Kinxella thai performed early American music in the Henry An gallery. Earl Robinson ' s " Ahe Lincoln Comes Home Again " given in .Meany hall by all University choral groups. Five singers relaxing after a performance.
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ZINO FKANCESCATTI As iisiKtl wlii ' ii AW S takes over Meaiiy liall. the nights are hright sith liij; names — stars of tlie eoiieerl worM. Slioiitin;;. histliii ' ;, sweet singiiif; Don Cossacks proved so )(ojndar tliev scheduled two concerts to accomodate the first night ' s overflow. The 27-man chorus deliglited the audience with Russian songs that ranged from religious hvuHis to the ever popular Song of the Volga Boatman. The " Cinderella girl " of song. Helen Jepson was AW S " second star. Blond, heautiful Miss Jepson showed great ver- satility in her interpretation of soprano arias. Her reper- toire included English folk songs, modern classics and selections from her extensive operatic roles. First instrumentalist was Zino Francescatti, French vio- linist. The great Bach interpreter thrilled the full Meany hall audience with his precise mastery, his full satisfactnrv interpretations of the master ' s prehule. Loure and (iavolle for violin alone. Josef Hoffman, supreme |iian ) irtiKiso. iielil lii audi- ence for more than two hours with his ](erfect renditions of the best in piano classics. High spot was Beelhoven ' s W ald- stein sonata. Screen and concert star .Nelxin I ' .ddx cliiiuiM-d ihe series. Tickets were sold out a month hefore the show. The hand- some baritone presented a j)rogram that wound between Mozart. Handel and folk songs such as Frog Went a-Cour- tin " . Encores such as Danny Boy and well loved Ro.se Marie kept the audience cla|)ping. HELEN JEPSON •
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