Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Gvicember 1973 Musician scarcity threatens symphony Perfecting style Bernhard the only violin teacher in reminds student Valerie of the proper positioning of her violin during a lesson. JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday Evening Dec. 6th Sponsored by Udfw' Aid olSl PitinndSI Piul'i church STARTS P.M. SHARP PARISH HALL CC 1NER 12th STREET B AND 7th AVENUE NORTH Jackpot Starts at and ia won Every Thursday 2nd Jackpot in 55 Humbert 5th 7 Nos. Jackpot Pot '0 Gold PER CARD OR 5 FOR '1.00 ALSO FREE CARDS. FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZE Persons under 16 years not allowed By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge Symphony could be without string players in the next few years says its Lucien Needham. have 30 string musicians in the Mr. Needham says. six of them are young and when the older players hang up their bows there won't be any replacements unless we can breed some around At two city high the music teachers say there isn't enough interest in string instruments to warrant any kind of strings program. There are a few string players in the orchestra who have learned to play in Lethbridge but most of them have learned in other centres and moved to the city. There are no double base or viola teachers in Mr. Needham added. The symphony string musicians have no one to take lessons from. A few music students in Lethbridge go out of town for lessons. two young musicians were return- ing from their lessons in Calgary when they were in a car accident and were serious- ly injured. Mrs. E. J. a director of the Lethbridge Symphony says the associa- tion would like to bring a strings instructor to Lethbridge or have string workshops where instructors are brought in to give lessons. One Third a piano is giving a workshop in the city m but Mrs. Hawn says the association would like to have the workshops on a more regular The Herald- Family not just once or twice a year. she the association is running on such a tight budget it can't afford it. The Mr. Needham is for the provincial government and the City of Lethbridge to subsidize music teachers to come to Lethbridge. They would have to be subsidized until they got their classes going and became self-sufficient. Old Bernhard the only violin teacher in predicts there may be no orchestras in the near future. He says there is a world wide shortage of string instrument players. absolute minimum of 10 years is required for a person to become an orchestra he added. effort required is too much for the Mr. Bentsen says there just aren't enough opportunities for a string player. The shortage of string players has resulted in a shor- tage of string teachers. A strings teacher cound't make a living in Lethbridge on his own. would starve to Mr. Bentsen says. Before the 1930 depression a violin teacher could make a living in any small Mr. Bentsen says. He had 55 students when he lived in in the 1920's. BINGO SCANDINAVIAN HALL 22912th St. T N. December 7th 8 p.m. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M. 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Special 2 Most students of or double base come from central Mr. Bentsen says. Their parents have played or are interested in these instruments and pass it on to their children. Excepting there are no siring instrument instructors in Mr. Bentsen says. there are about 30 piano teachers. Mr. studies music at a conservatory in Norway for seven years. In 1925 he went to Yorkton where he became leader of the movie theatre orchestra. This was the day of the silent movies and an orchestra was required with the movies. When the talkies came in 1931 Mr. Bentsen was out of a job. Although music was his first love the depression made it difficult to make a living teaching violin. So Mr. Bentsen took a job with Inter- national Harvester. For the next 30 years he never touched a violin. He was on the road a good deal and was unable to practise. He was zone manager for Inter- national in Regina and came to Lethbridge as a truck salesman for the com- pany.' Mr. a tall man who thinks things out very careful- ly before he retired in 1963. In 1966 he began to take a few violin students and today has 14. Six of his students play in the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra THE BETTER HALF Although he lost a great deal of his playing ability in the time he was away from the Mr. Bentsen says a person never loses his ability to teach like literature and should convey beautiful Mr. Bentsen says. music has nothing to do with he says. away the rhythm arid you have repeat the same four words over and over and if you took out 'I love you' there wouldn't be anything left. Per- sonally I can't shut it off fast Mr. Bentsen says modern music compares to Beethoven and Bach like Little Abner to Shakespeare. Concert going should be a family he added. concert halls should be filled with not just he says. the children listen to good music. them away from the radio and television. How can I as an individual teach good musical sound to a student who goes home and listens to performances contrary to' good musical By Barnes Gentle reminder Part of being a good string player is the handling of the bow. Mr. Bertsen demonstrates how to hold a violin bow to the best advantage to one of his 14 students. Colossal cake cost over TORONTO Take a 10-gallon mix in 25 pounds of assorted 10 quarts of non-alcoholic ground fresh cin- rose 15 dozen extra large four pints of blackstrap eight pounds of five pounds of dark brown eight pounds of flour and one pint of cold water. Sound like a recipe for a snack for the Jolly Green Gi- it's for a wedding a 120-pounder prepared by Caroline Mitchell. The finished iced with 40 pounds of icing sugar with one quart lemon 10 dozen egg whites and three bottles of almond stood five six inches. Mrs. Mitchell started mak- ing elaborate cakes in Jamaica 17 years ago as a but it now is turning into a business. a lot of work to create these she says with the high cost of ingredients I must charge for each She says she makes a profit of about Keep are times when I wish you cooked like my father instead of my In and out of town ist in Christmas Inserted by Knights ol Columbus The 14th Lethbridge Scouts and Venturers annual Christmas tree sale will take place Dec 9 through to Dec. 15 at the rear of McKillop United Church Hours are. Sunday 12 to 4 p m 6 30 to 8 p.m 6 30 to 8 p m and Dec. to 4 p.m. The Anne Campbell Singers will present the annual perfor- mance of the Singing Tree at 2 30 and 7 30 p.m. Dec 9 Margaret Horvath will be accordian guest with Charles Virtue as master of ceremonies and audience song leader The Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization will hold its Christmas social at 6 p.m Dec. 19 in the civic centre. Featured will be a tour of the city lights. 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