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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, October 28, 1988, Image 7

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The Press/Friday, October 28,1988/SEVEN Music Susan H. Jones honors Cortland Specie! ro tIll? Press Susan 1-iariison Jones, soprano, will p:resent a senior voice recital <ln Sunday, Oc- tober 30 at 3:00 p.m. in the Dowel_ Fine ..Arts Concert Hall at the Stat.!e University College at CCJr tland. Her in- structor, Ste}P!.en B. Wilson will accompany at the piano. This perfornnaance is being sponsored l>y the Depart- ment of Musjc_ Jones' pro()gram will feature the well-known song cycle A Wol\11en 's Life and Loves [Frne-nlieben and Lebenj,Op. ~2!, b:y Robert Schumann 11 810-1856]. This series of eigl'lt songs follows the progress ~f a women's love from the first flush of love, through courtship, wsuc marriage, the birth of her first child, and finally to the death of her spouse. It will be sung in English with several translations furnished by Wilson. Following a brief in- termission, Jones will per- form \Auf dem Wasser 20 sing en\ by Franz Schubert, \Lasciaterni Morire!\ by Claudio Monteverdi, •• Romance\ by Claude Debussy, ··open Wide, My Heart, Thy Portals\ [from cantata num nool] by J .S. Bach, and \Love Has Eyes\ by Henry Bishop. The recital will conclude with • Til There Was You.'' from The Music Marz, by Meredith Wilson. Jones is a senior majoring in Elementary Education with a concentration and minor in music. She plans to Photo by Dawn Van Hall Sue Harrison Jones presents voice recital promises a frightful night Special t .() the Press Howdy rac1li~-land friends! Here at WS.U C we're still cranking out tJ.e endless bar- rage of entertainment and in- formation that you all know and love. As u sua!, we have some of our fal:mlous special programming to() plug, so ..... Sports fans, if you aren't familiar with. the Scorecard sh~w (Monda~ eves. 7:30 -8:30) you don't know what you've been missing. Every week your h~p-eractive host, Thomas Mu TJllhy, and his faithful ward, Gary \Bam Barn\ Pascill io take= you into the national and local sports world with an energetic ap- proach, for your entertain- ment. Murphy ~ets so excited when speakiill~ sports that even if you hne no idea of what's going; on in sports you're likely Ito start jumping and yahooing; like a. derrang- ed Canadian hockey fan full of beer from t~e mere sound .of his ecstatiic coinmentary. A ton of fun for sure. Tune in this week after scorecard Halloween night for what pro:m:ises to be one of the most fri~htel'ling audio experience siiice Tiffany's ''experimental' ' rertdering of Come to The Beatles' .. I Saw Her Standing There\. WSUC's resident creep Zenn Eisenhower will host two hours of pure evil. Mr. Eisenhower (who none of us here at WSUC have actually seen) promises that he'll throw a tiny Halloween party in every listener's head, but he's not sure if the guests will leave when he's done. WSUC is not responsible for the demonic or spiritual posses- sion of persons or things resulting from Mr. Eisenhower's broadcast. So tune in at the risk of your own sanity on Halloween night from 8:30 -midnight. On a much more relaxing note. Every Sunday from 7 -9pm we play two hours of reggae and other exotic audio treats. Your host with the most is Georgie Bee. Make an effort to listen to Georgie for two hours of the healing powers of music as it does wonders to your aching muscles and stress damaged aura. The music authority here at WSUC suggests Keith Richard's \Talk is Cheap\ for inexpensive record reports. This is simply a devine dish, with Mr. Keef\s previously ignored lead vocal talents complementing songs with more substance and soul than he and his former chickenman partner have produced in this decade. Pass on the new Bangles album, called Everything. These former pop heroines sound like they've been replaced with corporate rock femmebots. The Bangles brand of bubblegum has gone form nice chewy, sugar infested Bubble Yum to that stale, hard baseball card type stuff that everyone throws away. Skip Everything and spend your money on candy and gum instead. Remember, if you have any cornents, questions, gifts, threats or messages of any kind send them to us WSUC at Brockway hall. Cortland, NY 13045. or ca.ll 753-4818. We thrive on your input, and our egos are big enough to be deflated a bit so let us know what you thinkof us. Well, that's about it. Until next week, stay tuned ..... \Charing Cross Road\ Special ro the Press The internationally belov- ed story, 84 Charing Cross Road, will b~ 1he subject of the season's first public play reading spo11s ored by the Department of Theatre at SUNY Cortlan~. The perfor- mance will take place on Fri- day, October 2:l at 8:30pm in the Brockwa~ Lounge of the SUNY campus. 84 Charim~ Cross Road, by 1-ielene Hanff, tells the story of a New York writer who has a 20 year friendship with a London bookseller whom she never meets in person. The true story, told in a series of letters between the two, was a best selling book, a hit play in London and New York, and a movie. Jo Schaffer and John Willmer portray the main characters in the play reading directed by Thomas I-iischak. Also in the cast are Barbara Williams, Caryn Ventrano and Cathy Hischak. The per- formance is open to the public and admission is free. pursue a career in teaching but wishes to also continue her interests in music, possibly using music in the classroom. ~he has studied voice privately with Wilson for seven consecutive semesters since her freshman year. A Horseheads native, daughter of Eugene and Beverly Harrison, she attend- ed Horsheads High School where she also studied music with Ed Rutenkroger, Joseph Crupi, and Charles Griffith. Jones has sung in the Col- lege Singers, Choral Union, Les Six, and Les Chanteuses in the SUCC Music Depart- ment since coming to Cort- land. She has appeared in many recitals and concerts as a soprano soloist, and has Don't be done solo as well as choral works in local churches. She, along with the Cortland Col- lege Singers also participated in the 800 voice choir of the dosing ceremonies at tlle Statue of Liberty Celebration in 1986. As the next step in her pm- gression of voice study, the Music Department has spon- sored her in this Senior Voice recital, which is the first of two to be performed. Chris Johnson will also hold a Senior Voice recital in November. Admission is free to the perf ornance. The public is cordially invited to attend. For more informa- tion, please contact the Department of Music at 753-4615. \Passing By\ ''The 15 Minute Hamlet'' By PETER SCARPINATO Staff Writer Two one-act plays will be performed this weekend back to back in the Dowd Fine Arts Laboratory Theatre. These plays are being student directed and performed by the SUNY Masquers of Cort- land. Both shows are very different from one another and are sure to provide much variety and entertainment for the audience. The first play, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet by Torn Stoppard, is directed by Joe Goscinski, a senior, theatre major. This hilarious farce takes the best lines from Shakespeare's .. Hamlet\ to form a 13 minute version of :he show, which is then followed by a two minute en- core of the entire show. The cast consists of six per- formers who play many dif- ferent parts with hectic doubling and quick costume changes. They are, in alphabetical order, Lee Bar- rett, Randy Carter, Joe Casterline, Adam Gersh, Melissa Peters, and Kimbere- ly Pinegar. Goscinski, chose this play because of his familiarity with \Hamlet\ and feels that it is an extremely funny comedy with a well-written script. \It's the ultimate farce,\ he remarked, who likes the fact that the show does not mock Shakespeare but is merely a funny shortened version. The show has required a lot of work and is a challenge but Goscinski is confident with his able cast. \Anyone who enjoys Shakespeare should love this show.'' Following The Fifteen Minute Hamlet. will be Pass- • 4 ing By, directed by Richard 1--i. Moran Jr., also a senior theatre major. This play, written by Martin Sherman in 1972, is a \nice\ light romantic comedy involving two men who happen to be gay. This not a play of issue. It is a story in wich the two characters' homosexuality is simply a fact. The director liked this play because it is a play without an issue. \It's well written and very humorous and the actors are great,'' said Moran. The cast consists of Brian Carey as Toby and Joe Casterline as Simon. When Carey and Casterline were asked how they felt playing gay characters, both actors said they were a little uncomfor- table at first but gradually found it easier. .. At first it kind of bothered me. I was very naive,'' said Carey. ''I read the play with a female to get into character and really got to like the story. I feel that the story is what really mattered and not who I was acting with.\ Similar comments were made by Casterline. \I decided to do the show originally just for the acting experience,\ he said. \As rehearsals went by, however, by inhibitions about gays faded because I really liked the story. It didn't matter who the relationship includ- ed. Being gay is not the issue,\ Casterline, .. Seeing a good show is.'' These two shows will be presented in the Lab theatre in the Dowd Fine Arts Center, October 27, 28, 29 at 8pm. These productions are sure to provide a very en- joyable theatre experience. Admission is free and open to all. ...

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