Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE April Make people go to concerts Musician would destroy all records By CINDY ROSE MIAMI (AH) Jazz great Gerry Mulligan says he dreams of circling the globe destroying all musical recordings "I have envisioned a world without records, maybe even without said Mulligan "Music should be a special event. People should have to go to a concert to hear it." Mulligan, who went on the hoes for prmg Spring ind Svmmir Fishions for Man ind WpMn arriving Diily fasffliffl WORLD OF SHOES 317A 6th Street South Open Thursday till p.m. jazz circuit in 1944 as composer and instrumentalist, said incessant radio music spoils an audience. "Just prop a funnel in our mouths and start pouring it all Hydraulic coal mines EDMONTON (CP) Alberta's environment minister says coal mining cannot be allowed to develop without regard for the environment. "We could have an enormous number of coal mines in Bill Yurko said this week "but there have to be controls." Mr. Yurko, speaking during a legislative subcommittee review of his department's spending estimates for 1974- 75, said much of the coal in eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains will probably be mined by hydraulic means. He said it is less destructive to the landscape than surface mining or conventional underground mining. in and we've got instant stimulation." Admitting records arc here to stay, he said a counter reaction for purity of sound is under way. "The bandwagon is rolling; audiences are going back to jazz concerts on their own initiative. The news media are trying to catch up, saying jazz is being revived as if jazz was a mysterious bug that keeps coming around. "Jazz has never been gone. Quality things always survive." Mulligan is passing on his own techniques and concepts of jazz as artist in residence at the University of Miami. "It's satisfying for an old musician to have a young audience so interested to rediscover jazz for he said. At the age of 46; Mulligan is far from an elder. But on his baritone sax he represents the jazz tradition. "When you hang around with such a strong musical personality it's bound to rub says Eric Traub, 27, a doctoral student from Buffalo, N.Y. "To be able to stay in one place for three months with people whose main preoccupation is music, to have a band ready to play whatever I write, to have the time and peace to write" is appealing, he said. National Dream TV series sold TORONTO (CP) The CBC Television Series the National Dream, based on books by Pierre Berton, has been sold for prime-time viewing the BBC, Lister Sinclair CBC Executive vice- president, said Sunday. No selling price was released. The eight-episode series, which began on the CBC March 3, has had a viewing audience of about three- million for the six segments shown so far. A CBC spokesman said the British Network would schedule the series for next season. 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MAKE APPEAL They are appealing to the community, to corporations, businessmen, private foundations and the federal government. And they are capitalizing on the prestige and charisma of leading conductors such as the Boston Symphony's colorful Seiji Your. Druggists in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta LETHBRIDGE McCaffrey's Drug Store 4111 3th StrMt North 3Z7-Z20S Thriftway Drugs 7021 3th North PhOM 327-0340 BLAIRMORE Michael Finn Pharmacy Phoiw 562-2182 CARDSTON Temple City Drugs 271 Main StrMt 6S3-3M2 CLARESHOLM Claresholm Pharmacy 1st StrMt PIMM 235-3050 COALDALE Coaldale Pharmacy 1721 20th AVMIM PhOM 345-3277 COLEMAN Coleman Pharmacy FORT MACLEOD Price's Rexall Drug PICTURE BUTTE Price's Pharmacy PIMM 22J-22M TAKER Johnson's Taber Drug Store PIMM 223-2233 VULCAN Mitchell's Pharmacy MOM4M-M12 Ozawa and the Chicago Symphony's strong and dramatic Sir Georg Solti. But many orchestra officials say they are near the limit of what they can raise from private and community sources. They cannot hike ticket prices, they say, because many people would not be able to afford to go to concerts- The federal government, they say, does not give enough; the amount it does give does not rise in proportion to orchestra costs which grow each year, they add. For the 1972-73 season the major orchestras those with budgets of million or more spent some But despite all incoming revenue including box-office receipts, investments, private and foundation donations, and federal, state, and local grants they still came up owing Some orchestras have been accumulating losses year after year. The Buffalo Philharmonic, in a drive to raise money, says: "In recent years, the orchestra has had recurring deficits of and "Consequently, the orchestra has had to borrow to make up these deficits and now the debt stands at million. The banks are demanding that we pay off this debt. But the cupboard is bare. We must go to the public and make an unusual appeal for million, more than three times what we asked for last year." president of the New York Philharmonic, Carlos Moseley, says that in order to cover serious losses, "We have had to exhaust our operating funds. We'll go out of business eventually that way." Dallas Symphony Orchestra suspended its concerts last month with the announcement that it has an indebtedness of about Says general manager Kenneth R. Meine, "We are trying desperately to accumulate enough cash to get back into business and continue our season Other sources say money is available in Dallas, but the orchestra is not legally permitted to raise more than a year. president of the San Francisco Symphony, David Plant, says his deficit goes up to about each year and that this year "We will have to raise about 16 per cent more than last year to break even." Boston Symphony, one of the most active musical organizations in the country with a full summer program, spent million for the '72-73 season and came up with a loss. In '71-72 the deficit was a staggering In contrast, the Chicago Symphony has cut its losses dramatically this year. REASONS VARY Orchestra officials say reasons vary widely as to why some orchestras are more solvent than others. "People, like to give to a says a Chicago Symphony spokesman. Chicago's "winner status" has come about since Sir Georg Solti became conductor. The Solti sound has propelled the orchestra into world class. But even with sellout crowds, sharply increased donations, and bigger royalties from recordings, the Chicago Symphony pays its end of the season bills from revenue coming in for next season's tickets The orchestra also uses short-term loans, which are repaid when ticket revenue catches up with deficits. The Atlanta Symphony is actually in the black. Under its operating charter a deficit is not permitted. says general manager Frank Ratka, "sometimes if you are running a deficit it is because you are doing what you should be doing for your city, and if you have a surplus perhaps you are not doing what you should." Three things are essential to a successful orchestra, artistically and financially, says Ralph Black, executive director of the American Symphony Orchestra League, the educational, research, and service organization representing symphony orchestras in the U.S. and Canada: 1. A good artistic director. 2. A good board of directors which assumes the responsibility of raising funds necessary to support the orchestra. 3. A woman's committee which goes out and sells subscription tickets rather than wait for people to buy them Mr. Black cites the paradox that the more performances orchestras give, the more money they lose because, in most cases, every performance is operated at a loss. "We're going to have to have substantial government support, and the government is going to have to contribute to basic costs, not just to special projects, since every concert costs us thousands of dollars even if it is sold says New York Philharmonic president Moseley. The government and the orchestras hit different notes when they speak about "special projects." Major orchestras are eligible to apply for approximately in grants (which they must match) from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Many of the orchestras say these funds are allocated for special projects rather than for day-to-day operates. For example, among other things, the Chicago and Los Angeles symphonies use the federal money for youth concerts. Crestbrook sales gain CRANBROO' B.C. (CP) Crestbrook Fo. Industries Ltd. of Cranbrook has announced sales of and income of for the year ended Dec. 31, 1973, amounting to a common share. In 1972, sales were and net income was or 60 cents a common share.