Star News (Newspaper) May 3, 1974, Pasadena, California M ITAH NIWJ. MMOtNA rWDAY, MAY I, IW4 Mmic Review Zubin Mehta Serves Up Delicious 4 Course Dish By RICHARD STILES MMkCrllk Zubin Mehta and his Los Angelei Philhar inspired by monic stopped off at the Pasadena Civic Wednesday they are north face uk on a whirlwind mini tour climaxed tonight in Spokane where they perform as the first visiting orchestra in the new Opera House on the eve of the opening of Expo ’74 and their final concert of the Pasadena season was a four course musical feast featuring three soloists from the orchestra’s first chair ranks. Two tasty appetizers began the evening’s fare; both were light German pastries of different period! by two 18 year old composers who went on to far greater triumphs. In a wise program change, Mehta opened with the Handel Oboe Concerto in G Minor with co principal oboist Barbara’ Winters providing delicate, velvety shading in this brief four movement confection. It was one of Mehta’s rare ei plorationi of the Baroque style; he led his small string orchestra (with harpsichord continue) in suave, lacy accompaniment to Miss Winters’ flawless performance of the young Handel’s serenely flowing melodies. A heavier companion piece to the Handel was the Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Flat, a thoroughly Romantic three movements in one virtuoso showpiece explained by the fact the Strauss Sr. was a famous horn player. New co principal hornist William Lane like Miss Winters, more delicate than dynamic, more fluid than forceful, played the solo part with warmth and smooth articulation. Next came the meat course in the form of Zoltan Kodaly’s highly seasoned Galanta Dances. Mehta relaxed and became more typically expensive in these short, zesty pieces Hungarian Gypsy tunes. The Philharmonic’s strings, especially luxuriant and luminous throughout Wednesday’s program, all of which relied heavily on the string sections, richly Framed several brilliant little solos by the woodwinds. All these short courses, particularly the Koda ly which became a perfect transition piece, merely teased our appetites for the long, lavish dessert which made up the entire second half of Mehta’s Pasadena concert. Rimsky Korsakkov’s Symphonic Suite “Scheherazade” is one of those miracles of orchestration everybody knows but nobody programs. The familiar four part Oriental flavored suite Is ex actly the kind of music Zubin Mehta was meant to do. He burst onstage to give one of his dramatic podium performances, digging into every nook and cranny of this luscious Rimsky score, endowing it with fresh, shimmering new life. Concertmaster Sidney Harth, whose bright, silken, is ideal for the solo violin part in and principal cellist Kurt Reher (though he was not credited ai a soloist) matched enthusiastically Mehta’s sensuous reading. The Pasadena audience did not appear to realize when Mehta let the last glistening notes of this balanced and faultless performance die away that they had heard one of the Philhar TLJJ monic’s truly splendid moments. This spine 111. US 1C tingling “Sc north face uk heherazade” should have been _, _ recorded; it has seldom if ever been played as If) r t gloriously as it was in the Civic Wednesday x night. 7 Beat the Devil (drama) ‘M Humphrey Bogart. Moon tide (drama) ’42 Ida Lupino. NOON 11 BaUle Circus (drama) ’53 Humphrey Bogart. (c) Smuggler’s Island (adventure) ’52 Jeff Chandler. The Roman Spring of Mn. Slant (drama) ‘SI Vivien Leigh. 7 The Brady Bunch 11 Doaler’s Choice to Adventure ROUGH SAWN SDMG 4’ir PANELS 22 Mexican Film Festival 28 KCET Auction ’74 34 E1 Show de Rosita Peru. 4 Johnny Carson “A Rage to Live” (drama) ’65 Suzanne Pleshette. at the Lecture Hall of the Pasadena Public Library; 285 E. Walnut St. Arth Minkler, June Wcissinger. David Row, Tom Apel. David Gunnell. Julie Gunnell, Gene Mueller, Martha Timar, Charles Bennett, Peggy Ushida, Kathy Ushida, Ken Ikeda. Mitsuko Ashida, Glenna Hsieh, James Gruschus, Karen Peterson and Raye Kate Shen. Frances Teng will perform the Haydn Kinder Concerto. Duets will be performed by Melba and Fonda Wu and Konstantine and Bolodymyr Babczenko. artists perform ing in the senior category will he Laurie Quon. Amy Tlmmpkins. Eureka Harami. Stephen Peterson. Murray Pclla, Sue Channel, Chris Carone, Gary Kudo, Debbie Day. Christopher Call and Nancy Sulahinn. The public is invited at attend tree of charge. at the Oneonta Congregational Church. Garfield Avenue and Huntington Drive south Pasadena. Soloists include soprano, Amanda DeRycke, recently returned from a Columbia Ar tists concert tour; te north face uk nor, Gregory Waite, soloist at the Carmel Bach Festival and baritone, Craig Fields, just returned from a nation wide opera tour. Tickets can be obtained by calling 1213) 693 2643 or (714) 543 4824; or may be purchased at the door Saturday evening at the church. The Pasadena Art Museum has taken the first step toward alleviating Its onerous debts and setting forth on a hopefully exciting exhibition program via its unanimous board decision to align with Norton Simon and his foundations. However, as in the ancient Chinese proverb, it is a long journey which has begun with this single step. For many the eventual destination of the journey is still unknown. Is modern art dead in Southern California? Will the art museum continue in its previous exhibition manner? Has Norton Simon suddenly taken heed of the cries contemporary collectors sro begun to move into this arena What is to become of th museum’s renowned children education program? These and scores of othe questions abound. At this tim all answers put forth eithe in the board rooms of majo museums (where fears moun that Simon loans may be losl or in the news media are a best pure speculation. Unfor tunately this game of specula tion at a time of implied rebirt can do the museum almost a much harm as its previous ills It can only be hoped tha someone in the Simon organiza tion preferrably Norton Simon himself soon wil break the silence, disclose fully those plans which have been formulated for the museum and answer questions as to thi full implication and impact o those plans. t One of the last of the “old’ Pasadena Art Museum ex hibitions (or in this case woulc it still be Pasadena Museum ol Modern will open nexl Tuesday. “John Mason Retrospec live.” which traces the develop ment of the artist from traditional ceramist, through Abstract Expressionist painter, to an innovative sculptor, will be on display at the museum through June 23. Grace Episcopal Church in Glendora will sponsor an ex hibition and auction of lithographs, etchings, oils, watercolors. Sunday. Artists with works featured include Picasso, Chagall, Mlro, Braque, Dali, Bragg, Buffet, Matisse. Mesches and Kuller. The church is located at 557 E. Mountain View, Glendora. The Pasadena Artists Cooperative, 658 N. Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, currently is featuring the works of artists Douglas Phillips, Bill Fenwick and Corwin Clairmont. The exhibition will be on view through May 11. Occidental College is spon soring its annual “Senior Art Exhibit” beginning Sunday in Thorne Hall. The (Oth annual open art show of the San Gabriel Fine Arts Association will be held from 10 Over 40 Great dishes Fresh Daily 4 9 pm SATURDAY NITE ALL DAYSUNDAY STEAK CORNED BEEF ‘N’ CABBAGE BEEF POT ROAST CMCKEN DUMPINGS B B Q PORK FRIED CMCKEN STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SUNDAES FRED CKKXEN FISH CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE FREE: TONIGHT SWISS STEAK SHRIMP CREOLE BRAISED SHORT RIBS COLORADO BLVD. Jury Finds Renay’s Nude north face uk Romp Decent Stripper Renay was found innocent Thursday of a charge of indecent exposure by a Municipal Court Jury. The panel of eight women and four men in the courtroom of Judge Joseph R. Grillo return ed the verdict after deliliorating only one hour. Following the verdict, Miss Renay’s attorney, Frank Saletri, said: “This proves that streaking done with good intent as a joke is not lewd or indecent.” Miss Renay showed her gratitude by presenting each of the jurors with an autographed copy of a photograph taken March she ran nude at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Altadenan Wins Service Award Robert P. Willard of AHadcna is the recipient of the Out standing Service Award presented by the Ixis Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce. Willard currently is serving as president of the chamber’s Art Foundation. He has been vice president of the chamber, director of the IAS Angeles open golf Tournament and chairman of the Music and Fine Arts Committee. Sunday at the Old Grapevine garden just east of the Mission Playhouse. Leading Southland artists have entered competition for cash awards in 10 categories. Landscapes, seascapes, floral and still life, figure and portrait, genre, watereolor, pastel, graphic, sculpture and photography will be on display. The results of the popular vote will be announced and awards presented at a luncheon Sunday, May 12, at the Alhambra Elks’ Club. MAKE IT A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! mr m WOMAN, 01 Mian at: THE UNION RESCUE MISSION 226 South Main Strttt, Lot Anaclti wit! iet a table for 10 full will provtalt lour dinntn Mail your gift to: P. 0. AZUSA IOUNGE preitofi Great Attractions Every Week! JOHNNY CO. Tim. thn, PHIL THOMAS SUNDAY NITES TALENT CONTEST DIANA UAH CNAFAMAL IKOS. l> AZUSA LOUNGE 407 W. rOOfMtU, AIUSA FLOinu DAVIS Thuri., Frl. Sim.