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Peter Karsai, son of Dr. Helen Karsai and Andre Kar-isai, will celebrate his Bar-Mitzvah at Temple Sholom on Friday, Sept. 15 at 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 16 at :10:30 a.m. He will chant from the Torah portion of the week, Jthe Haftorah, ami participate in services. The pneg Shabbat knd lum^dit fon ces wiir be ^libsted by the
Steven Mitchell, son of !Allan and Rpna Black, will celebrate ^(is Bar-Mitzvah with family and friends at Beth Israel synagogue on Friday, Sept^ 15 at 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, Sept: 16 at 9:15 a.m. The celebrant will be called to the Toriah and will conduct portions of the service.
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Four summers ago; Leila Getz, the founder and lively spirit behind the success of the Vancouver Recital Society, decided to embark oh a new musical venture. After attending a concert in the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, she realized that she would like to present such an event here in Vancouver; And, as Ray Gha-telin of The Province put it, "What Leila wants, Leila Getz."
In the year of pxpo, Getz offered somethihg hew to the public and sold out the four concerts of the festival. The success was astonishing. This summer, as Getz' Recital Society approaches its tenth anniversary, the fourth Chamber Music Festival took place, as usual before sold-out audiences. The first three of the festivars six concerts showed the overall calibre of musicianship on hand.
But during these three evenings of chamber music one
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also began to wonder about the current state of the festival and its future. How would we like to see the festival develop? Can it improve?
Actually, it all began with the first event of the festival. As violinists Benny Kim and Ian Swensen and pianist Jon Kimura Parker stepped on the stage to perform a suite by Moszkowski for the first preconcert recital of the festival, thiey were not dressed in formal concert attire. Rather, they had festival T-shirts. And in the audience Getz could be seen wearing thfc festival apron. Welcome to the age of festival souvenirs.
There is nothing wrong with selling associated merchandise in art events. But in this context, one wondered about the purpose of this display. In further evenings the idea was dropped.
Getz argues time and again that the community, aside from ticket buyers, is far from
Chaki creates landscapes
Buschien/ Mowatt gallery presents Yehouda Chaki, paintings on canvas and paper.
The Greek-born, Montreal artist has lived in Israel and Paris. He will be present at the Thursday, Sept. 21 opening, 6-9 p.m.
Head of painting and drawing in the department of fine arts at the Saidye Bronfman centre in Montreal, the artist presents a show of brilliantly colored landscapes.
GOLDEN AGE CLUB OF JCC have slated their installation dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 19,6 R;m. at the JCC auditorium. Families of Pauline Bar-ish, Sarah Kuchuk and Clara Lieberman Avill be honored. Music; by Susa^^ kd^ompanieJl Sy- Barbara F"reedman and ysntertainment by Arnold Sblwyii.
supportive of her festival. With almost zero coverage from the two newspapers in. town, getting sponsors and grants becomes very hard if hot impossible.
Obviously Getz will have to workhard in order to change these attitudes. She also has to Wiork hard, however; to improve the organizational quality, and, one hesitates to say it, also its ihusical quality. The first three concerts featured some performances that were beneath festival quality.
The most obvious problem this year was in the cello department. Getz has spoiled her audiences with performances by British cellist Steven Isserlis in the past. Aside from this young and talented musician, there was not one decent cello performance in the festival.
Last year almost every performance was a musical hit. ■ This summer things were different. One hopes that this was simply an off year and that things will sound better in the future. True enough, some performances, especially those by Angela Cheng, were simply great. But there was quite a lot that was far from great.
Organizational problems include the heat in the hall (and I do not believe that telling the audience that it takes $5,000 is the way to do it). Also, house lighting should be arranged so that it will be pbs-sibi^ to glance at the' prograrh notes during the performance.
Getz recently sounded pessimistic about the future of her festival after next summer. Hopefully, her fears will diminish and, as usual, Getz will come up with the perfect solution in time. But until then Getz must find solutions in many areas to make the Chamber Music Festival a once in a lifetime experience that will be appreciated not only by those who attend, but by the entire community. There are many ways to do it, but the time is short. Next: A new festival makes an impressive debut
NOW THROUGH Oct:4 at the JCC Zick Gallery are the works o Rina Vizer (top); Rae Mate (lower left); Essie Ellencwelg,
T.S. Gkll^ry Shows
Beginning Sept. 28 the Gallery at Temple Sholom will be showing Memories and Places, an exhibit of paintings and prints by Mala Zilber-man.
The exhibit comprises paintings done oh location throughout Zilberman*s travels and from her niiemory; The works 'krev waitfercfdibrs''and gouache on rag ^paper, rice paper, and silk. -
Born in Poland, Zilberman came to Canada in 1948. She
studied painting and drawing at UBC and Douglas college, traditional Chinese painting under Ching-Ku-Gharig, and printmaking at Emily Carr School of Art.
: She has exhibited exteii-sively across Canada^includ-ing 30 silk scrolls from her project Wild Flowers and Plants of the Holy Land shown at UBC*s Museum of Asian Arts.
Temple Sholom is at 7190 Oak street. For information call 266-7190.
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