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Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Cole
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Elizabeth Margaret
Mr. Robert Raymond Roberts
at Christ Church, Waterloo St., Georgetown
Saturday, 4th April, 1964, at 5:30 p.m.
Reception: Mr. and Mrs. R. Austin
Courida Park, East Coast


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National Symphony World Premiere of Amram Bassoon Concerto
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David Amram, left, talks with Kenneth Pasmanick at the rehearsal preceding the world premiere of his Bassoon Concerto.

Antal Dorati and the National Symphony performed the World Premiere of David Amram's Bassoon Concerto, with Principal Bassoonist Kenneth Pasmanick as soloist, on March 21. Mr. Amram wrote the work for Mr. Pasmanick. It was commissioned by Mr. Robert Bialek, a Washington businessman and impresario, and was completed in 1969. The work is in three movements, much of it molded by Amram's experience in listening to, and performing, folk music and jazz. David Amram, a native of Washington, who formerly played with the National Symphony as a hornist, commented "I've known Ken (Pasmanick) for over twenty years, and his help was invaluable while I was putting the piece together. I worked with Kenny a lot; even after the concerto was finished, I revised much of the bassoon part to incorporate his suggestions."

Reviews of the concerto were good. Paul Hume commented in the Washington Post, "It certainly gave Kenneth pasmanick . . . every chance to show the many kinds of beautiful playing of which he and his instrument are capable, and he took them all." Irving Lowens in the Star: "The Amram is a charmingly naive work . . . and it was beautifully played by Pasmanick. . . ."

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Friday, Nov. 6, 1964 THE WASHINGTON POST

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One on the Aisle
Genial Humor, Spirited Cast
Richard L. Coe

A GAY, INFECTIOUS little evening is on hand at the Washington Theater Club, where a spirited cast appears in a light-as-air musical, "The Amorous Flea."
This is adapted from Moliere's "School for Wives," dealing with that favored topic of 17th ad 18th century dramatists, the middle-aged rich man who picks a very youthful bride from the country in hopes that her lack of sophisitcation[[sic]] will keep him from becoming a cuckold.

Jerry Devine keeps the Moliere period for his adaptation, strips away a good deal of the verbiage but sticks closely to Moliere's developments. The music and lyrics by Bruce Montgomery are light and tinkly, closely knit to the plot and are delivered with cheerful friskiness.

Moliere's Arnolphe expects to marry the ward with whom he fell in love when she was four, but along comes the sone of an old friend, Horace, who relates that he has fallen in love with a beautiful girl, whose passion seems mutual but whose freedome is restrained by an elderly tyrant.

Though many a modern writer might retell this situation with tears for a girl deposited in an orphanage and therefore psychologically insecure, Devine sticks to Moliere in his fairly colloquial adaptation. Agnes, whom her guardian wishes to keep totally ignorant, is delightfully aware and self-sufficient.

The club's small, flat, three-quarter stage has been amusingly, efficiently set by William Eggleston and director William Francisco has turned it to good effect. He also is helped by his aware, polished cast. Donald Brooks' costumes are exceptionally right.
Charles Goff has a well-reined broad style for the fatefully cagey bridegroom (self-elected). It's a nice performance. Dorothy Emmerson, a very pretty brunette, is gravely amusing as the girl and Walt Smith summons a likable bounce and assurance for the young lover of the title. Mary Hurt and Harry Cauley sing and clown with wholly professional ease. 

In fact, the facile professional performance of this little musical matches the same quality which distinguished the Club's recent production of "The Blacks." With such a start to its season, the O st. club is progressing nicely.

Ticket informatoin for the three-week run may be had at DEcatur 2-4583.

"THE AMOROUS FLEA," a musical in three acts, book by Jerry Devine, music and lyrics by Bruce Montgomery, based on Moliere's "School for Wives," directed by William Francisco, [[underlined in red pen]]musical direction by Joy McLean,[[/underlined in red pen]] sets and lighting by William Eggleston, costumes by Donald Brooks. At the Washington Theater Club.
Chrysalde ...Adolph Caesar
Arnolph...Charles Goff
Georgette...Mary Hurt
Alain...Harry Cauley
Agnes...Dorothy Emmerson
Horace...Walt Smith
Enrique...Timothy Rice
Oronte...Adolph Ceasar

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In Moliere Musical
Walt Smith takes a chummy approach in dealing with Charles Goff in "The Amorous Flea," a musical adaptation of Moliere's 
"School for Wives," which continues at the Washington Theater Club through Nov. 29.

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You make such Beautiful music

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