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America Leads Nations
In Music Appreciation
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Noticeable Gains Made in Last Few Years,
Partly Through Familiarity With Great
Works on Radio Programs.
By Alice Eversman.
A SURVEY of the growth of musical appreciation in this country, made
by the leading broadcasting companies, brings out the pleasant fact
that from being considered one ot the most backward nations, musi
cally speaking, in the world, the United States now leads all other
civilized countries. European nations were the first to admit this new status
cf affairs. It is also generally recognized that the radio, even more than the
concert courses, is responsioie jor me,
growing valuation of music, and par
ticularly of good music. The broad
casting concerns have a system where
by the public’s response to various
types of programs can be accurately
determined, and the estimate which
they arrive at is as correct as it is
posible to find.
From its 1935 analysis the National
Broadcasting Co. announced:
“More symphonic and chamber
music, more famous artists and music
ensembles, were heard over N. B. C.’s
networks during 1935 than ever before
in history. This iact. combined with
tlie reports of those who book concert
artists and musical organizations that
the number of concerts to be given in
the United States this season shows
a marked increase, reveals that more
art music is being heard by Americans
and more money is being spent for
art music in the United States than
by any other country in the world.”
J>ECENTLY M. Murray Weisman,
president of Carnegie Hall, New
York, with the co-operation of other
executives, sent out a questionnaire to
business managers of orchestras, con
cert series and concert halls, and
heads of music departments of various
universities over the country, asking
them to comment on the musical sit
uation in their respective sections
The report made by Mr. Weisman
from the data received in answer to
the questionnaires, and which was de
livered in an address over the air last
Sunday, was as follows:
“First: Concert business is improv
ing throughout the Nation, with the
degree of improvement greatest in the
West and Midwest and lowest in the
"Second: The improvement is due
not only to better business conditions
generally, but to the appearance of
new faces in the audience, many of
them drawn there by radio.
"Third: Attendance is increasing at
concert series sponsored by colleges.
An unusual report came from the
University of Michigan, where Hill
Auditorium, seating 5,000 people, is
practically sold out for a season of 16
musical programs.
“Fourth: A great many new concert
series are being offered for the first
time in many sections of the coun
A/fR. WEISMAN said further: "The
x Philharmonic-Symphony concerts,
broadcast from Carnegie Hall on Sun
day afternoons, were recently voted
by the radio editors of the country
the second most popular musical pro
gram on the air, leading by a sur
prising margin the dance orchestras
Of Paul Whiteman and Rudy Vallee.
“Who, 10 years ago, would have
foreseen such a change in the musical
taste of the American public? What
is the portent for the future? Per
haps we are on the threshhold ot a
new era in the music affairs of this
country. I believe that it is no dis
credit to radio to point out that its
audience has been materially in
creased by the circumstances of the
depression. When regular concert
goers were forced, by reduced income,
to cancel their subscriptions, they
welcomed the opportunity to listen
in on the air and they were a grate
ful audience. When other thousands
of people, who normally attended the
theater and the movies, were forced
to stay at home, they formed the radio
habit, stumbled upon some Beethoven
symphony or Brahms concerto, and
found, for the first time, that they
really enjoyed them and wanted to
hear them again.”
TPHE Editois’ Weekly has also
gathered statistics dealing with
the four lean years through which
the country ■ has just passed, and
bringing the survey up to the present
time. It takes in the new Govern
ment projects for the relief of musi
cians suffering during the crisis. The
interesting data are as follows:
“Between 1930 and 1935 the num
ber of permanent symphony orches
tras increased from 62 to 164. This
excludes the 14 famous symphony
orchestras of New York, Boston, Phil
adelphia and other metropolitan cen
ters, to which, during these years, the
Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra,
the New York Orchestra and the Na
tional Symphony Orchestra of Wash
ington, D. C„ have been added.
“While the number of professional
luiiipaiJica ui nit,* saint* ptfiiuu
decreased from 35 to 34, local groups
of a sem-professional, student and
amateur character last year reached
47—more than double the estimated
number for 1929. Likewise, the num
ber of chamber music ensembles in
creased from 125 to 282.
"This growth was supplemented by
the establishment of 162 Federal
music projects under the W. P. A.
program, giving employment to 8,000
musicians formerly on relief in 19
States When fully developed, the
Federal music program is expected to
employ between 16,000 and 17,000
musicians on projects for 29 concert
and symphony orchestras, 22 bands.
25 chamber music ensembles, 43
choruses and quartets, 20 dance or
chestras and 3 light opera companies.
"Between June 1 and September 15,
1935, some 1,738.000 persons heard
662 free concerts given by 19 of the
W. P. A. concert units then in ex.
istence. In addition, four large sym
phony orchestras of roughly 100 men
each, gave 172 programs attended by
about 450,000 music lovers.”
In Local Music Circles
pianist and head of the Piano
Department of National Park
Seminary, will give a lecture
recital on "What Price Jazz?” at the
University Club on Thursday evening
St 8:30 o’clock.
The Friday Morning Music Club
will present an organ recital at West,
cm Presbyterian Church, 1906 H
street, Friday at 11:30 a.m. The fol
lowing organists will give the pro
gram: Edith Athey, Mabel R. Frost,
Mrs. James Shera Montgomery, Kath
ryn Hill Rawls and Mrs. J. Horace
Smithey. Christine Church, soprano,
is the assisting artist.
William Webster, vocal- teacher of
New York and Washington, will pre
sent a group of his pupils at the
Washington Club on Monday, March
2, at 8:15 o’clock. The following sing
ers will be heard: Mrs. G. M. Myers,
Dorothy Aiken, Mary McLeod, Mar
garet Rogers, Jeanne Snow. Mrs.
Arval Anderson, Ruby Arnold, Lillian
Latham, Elizabeth Graebner, June
Baer, Hallie Hoffman. Aubrey Becker,
Erbin Thomas, Harry Chaconas, Mau.
rice Thompson. Paul La Prade and
Hobart Strieford.
Hie junior division or the District
of Columbia Federation of Music
Clubs will give a program Saturday
evening at 8 o’clock in the Salle de
Recital, 1325 G street. Those appear
ing are Betty Bean, Joann Croarkin,
Doris Demaree. Rae Alice Ebner,
Mary Gray. Jean Gordon. Janet
Guess, Linea Hedquist, Lisa Inasawa,
Weston Jones, Jean McCandlish,
Josiah McHale. Ann Myers, Jacque
line Neff, Hilda Parks, Olive Rickard,
Joan Riddick, David Sickles. Ella
Mary Steese, Nancy Wakefield. Jane
Wells, Bernice Willett. Ruby Lee Wil
liams. Iris Bland Smith will give a
talk on Dalcroze Eurythmics.
Warren F. Johnson, organist, will
play "Intermezzo” and “Finale,” from
•'Third Sonata,” by H. B. Jepson, be
fore the evening service at the Church
of the Pilgrims tomorrow.
Felian Garzia, pianist, will play at
the Women’s City Club, 736 Jackson
place, Thursday at 8:15 p.m. This
program is presented under the spon
sorship of the French section of the
Women’s City Club. Mr. Garzia’s
program will include compositions by
Bach, Scarlatti, Schumann, Chopin,
Debussy, Liszt and Strauss.
Marjery League, soprano, with Willa
Bemple, pianist and accompanist, will
present the program for “he music
hour tomorrow at 5 o’clock at the Y.
W. C. A., Seventeenth and K streets.
Olive Dean, president of the Education
Council, will act as hostess. The pub
lic is cordially invited.
T. Guy Lucas will play his sixty
seventh organ recital at St. John’s
Church, Sixteenth and H streets
northwest, on Monday evening at 8:15
o’clock. The program will Include the
Bach “Fugue in E Flat” (St. Anne)
and pieces by Brahms, Debussy and
Schumann. The choir of men and
boys will sing.
gpiph&ny Church choir, under the
direction of Adolf Torovsky, will sing
the short Lenten cantata. “Penitence,
Pardon and Peace,' by J. H. Maunder,
on Sunday. March 1, at 8 p.m. At
7:30 o'clock Mr. Torovsky will play
the first of a series of half-hour organ
recitals, to be given each Sunday eve
ning during Lent. He will be assisted
by the choir soloists.
The February meeting of the Lyric
Music Club. Dorothy Sherman Pier
son director, will be held at the home
of Grace Shannon Tuesday evening. A
paper on the subject of the evening,
“Tschaikowski,” will be read by Jean
ette Higgins, while Frances Burger
and Thelma Elizabeth Steele will illus
trate with some of his songs, with
Grace Shannon at the piano.
The music section of the Woman’s
Club of Chevy Chase will give a pro
gram tea at the home of Mrs. Edward
F. Loomis, 3914 Military Road. Mon
day afternoon at 2 o’clock. The guest
artist will be Dorothy Radde Emery,
pianist-composer. Esther Holden Bib
ber, soprano, and a trio composed of
Mrs. William Collins, Mrs. Howard
Hosmer and Mrs. J. Robert Biyant,
jr„ will sing. Mrs. Raymond L. San
ford will read a one-act play.
Rev. John Edward Fort to Preach
at Union M. E. Church.
“Do We Need Religion Today?” will
! be the subject of Rev. John Edward
Fort for the worship tomorrow morn
ing at Union M. E. Church. The
Young People’s meeting will be at 6:30
p.m. “The Man of Reality” will be
the pastor's subject in the evening.
The fourth quarterly conference will
be held Monday at 8 p.m., with Dr.
Benjamin W. Meeks, District super
tendent, presiding.
Jazz Lectures
Composer-pianist, who will lecture
on “What Price Jazz?” on Thurs
day evening at the University Muh.
Sylvia Lent,

Washington Soloist in
Concert Here Has
Won Fame.
YLVIA LENT, the outstanding
American woman violinist, will
be soloist with the National
Symphony Orchestra at its next
concert in Constitution Hall on Sun
day afternoon, March 1.
Miss Lent, who has been acclaimed
on many concert appearances in Wash
ington, her home city, and who is dis
tinctly an American artist, will occupy
a featured place on this program.
Hans Kindler, conductor, plans, also,
to present the work of several Ameri
can composers, some of whom are ex
pected to be present.
Always interested in the cause of
American composers. Dr. Kindler has
each season brought to his audiences
as much of their work as possible.
Sunday, March 1, one part of the pro
gram will be all-American. Included
will be recent compositions by FYanz
Bornschein, John Powell, Bernard
Wagenaar—all living composers—and
others. These men have been invited
to Washington to hear the concert in
which the National Symphony intro
duces certain of their works to Capital
music lovers. Miss Lent will play the
: “Concerto in G Minor” for violin and
orchestra by Max Bruch.
As a violinist Miss Lent has achieved \
her successes in an unbelievably short;
number of years. She has concerttzed
abroad as well as throughout the
United States. Born in Washington,
where her family still resides, sne re
ceived nearly all of her education in
this country. Her first teacher was her
father, a cellist of note. Later she
studied with Franz Kneisel. When the
great Leopold Auer, the teacher of
Heifetz, Elman, Zimbalist and other
famous virtuosi, came to the United
j States she was the first pupil whom he
j Upon the advice of this world-famous
| teacher she made her formal debut in
Berlin while she was still in her teens.
Her triumph there paved the way for
recitals in Dresden, Leipzig and Mu
i nich, the most important music centers
j in Germany. When the artist made
: her New York debut she received from
the press the unanimous verdict—an
| artist with a world career before ner.
While one of the American works
which Dr. Kindler will play next Sun
j day will be new to the audience in
i Constitution Hall, its composer, who
j is expected to attend, is no stranger
to Washington music lovers. John
Powell, the Virginia composer-pianist,
| has been here several times, and on
j various occasions has appeared with
i the National Symphony as a com
j poser and as pianist. His last appear
ance was last Summer, when at one
of the "Sunset Symphonies” he played
the Liszt “Hungarian Fantasy” with
the orchestra.
*• • VVVUK VUUVLt V w w 4kictl
mond, where it is playing four pro
grams this season, the National Sym
phony presented in a world premiere
one of Mr. Powell's latest compositions
for orchestra. Both Mr. Wagenaar and
Mr. Bornschein are also recognized as
important artists in the present-day
musical scene.
The orchestra will play its third
| students' concert in two of Washing
ton's high schools the coming week,
j Dr. Kindler and his men play Thurs
! day afternoon in Central High School:
! Friday afternoon in Eastern^ High
| School, and the following Monday in
Western High School.
This time Dr. Kindler will center
| his program around the title, "Form
; and Color dn Music." He will continue
the development of form, started in
; the second concert, by discussing and
| playing parts from concertos and
; modern symphonies. He plans to play
; the first movement from the Brahms’
j "No. 2 Symphony.”
Explaining color in music, Dr. Kind
| ler will call attention to the character
of national, patriotic and descriptive
music. Among the selections to be
played will be “Barcarolle,” of Men
delssohn: Greig’s "Norwegian Dance”
and Gliere’s "Russian Sailors’ Dance.”
There will be a demonstration of the
instruments in the brass section of the
orchestra for the benefit of the young
Tickets for these concerts may be
obtained through the schools, or at
the respective school auditoriums, just
before the concert.
Artist to Play in Home City
Noted American violinist, who will be soloist with the National Symphony
Orchestra Sunday. March 1, in Constitution Hall.
Lecture at Library.
■JJNDER the provisions of the Eliza
beth Sprague Coolidge Founda
tion, Dr. Edmund H. Fellowes of
Windsor Castle, England, will lecture
in the auditorium of the Library of
Congress on Friday at 4:45 o'clock.
His lecture will be “Tudor Church
Music.” The lecture will be illustrated
with phonograph records made under
his direction by the English Singers
and the St. George’s Singers. Dr.
Fellowes has not spoken in Washing
ton since 1927 and plans to abandon
his American lectures at the end of
this season.
Admission is free, but by ticket only.
Tickets can be obtained—until the
supply is exhausted—at the T. Ar
thur Smith Concert Bureau, at 910 G
street northwest, beginning Tuesday,
at 9 a.m. Telephone and mail or
ders cannot be accepted. Because of
the limited capacity of the hall, tickets
should be called for early. Seats can
be reserved only until the hour set
for the beginning of the lecture, after
which time an effort will be made to
seat those who have been unable to
obtain tickets. Persons unable to
use their tickets are requested to re
turn them before the day of the lec
A Cappella Choir Concert.
'T'HREE groups of ensemble numbers,
sung without accompaniment, will
feature the sixth annual Lenten con
cert by the a cappella choir of First
Congregational Church, conducted by
Ruby Smith Stahl, on Monday night,
March 16, at 8:30 o’clock in the May
flower Hotel ball room.
The choir will repeat, by request,
three numbers sung previously at
Lenten concerts, one of them being
Maud Sewall’s “Jesus, the Very
Thought of Thee,” sung last season
for the first time by the choir; also
Trowbridge’s “Peace Be Unto You,”
for'male voices,: and "Bring a Torch,
Jeanette Isabella,” which has become
a tradition at the Lenten concert.
Compositions by Bach, Brahms,
Palestrina, Nicolsky, Lewandowski.
Gretchaninoff, Arkhangelsky and other
famous writers of chorales will be
included in the program of this occa
sion, in which there will be a number
of Incidental solos by the solo quartet,
including Dorothy Wilson Halbach,
contralto; Don Waite, tenor; Dale
Hamilton, basso, and Mrs. Stahl,
soprano. Paul DeLong Gable is the
accompanist of the choir.
Talks on Chopin’s Life.
pELICIA RYBIER. pianist, teacher
and authority on Chopin, will1
give a brief talk on the composer's life
at the musical evening of the Public ;
Library Recordings Group oh Tues- j
day at 7:30 p.m. in the music division <
at the central building of the Public
Library, Eighth and K streets, Dr.
George F. Bowerman, librarian, has
In addition to Miss Rybier’s talk on
Frederic Chopin, Elsa Z. Posell, chief:
of the music division, will supervise
the playing of a number of Chopin re- j
cordings, including the famous "Rev- j
olutionary Etude’’ and the "B Minor j
Scherzo.” As the seating capacity is ’
limited, persons expecting to attend
are asked to notify Mrs. Posell before :
Tuesday evening.
Bach Recital by Friskin.
'T'HE February meeting of the Wash- j
ington Music Teachers’ Associa
tion will take place Monday evening
at 8.15 o'clock, at 1227 Sixteenth street
northwest through the courtesy of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Steele and Minna Nie- j
James Friskin of the Juilliard In
stitute of New York will be the artist i
of the occasion, giving a Bach lecture
recital. Mr. Friskin has paid the
teachers an especial compliment in
selecting to play the "Goldberg Varia
Announcement of the date and hour
at which Mrs. Roosevelt will receive
the Washington Music Teachers' As
sociation at the White House will be
made at this meeting.
Applications for membership in the
association should be made to Myron ;
Whitney, chairman of the Membership ,
Committee, 1624 H street northwest.
Forum Presents Artists.
'T'HE February recital sponsored by
tire International Art Forum on
Wednesday evening at the Washing
ton Club, 1010 Seventeenth street,
features a program of operatic and
modern classics.
The program presents Estelle Gates,
soprano, in works of Debussy, Griffes,
Martin Shaw, Delibes and Arensky
Koshetz: Kathryn English, contralto,
in numbers by Verdi, Hageman, Car
penter, Eric Wolff, Wintter Watts and
LaForge, and Grace Powell, violinist,
playing compositions by Purcell,
Gluck-Elman. Bach, Debussy, Debus
and Boulanger.
Tickets and programs are available
at the T. Arthur Smith Bureau, 910
G street northwest.
Mile. Pons Would Find Charm in Duties of Decorator
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Famous Singer Admits Big
Thrill in Music, Finds Home
Beauty Is Magnet.
By Mile. Lily Pons.
VERY one !n a while I find
myself wondering what I’d
like to be if I weren’t an
opera star. The tnought is
| particularly insistent after a trying
; concert tour, when I am speeding back
1 to the Metropolitan Opera House and
1 to New York’s bustle.
The rushing hills and lowlands, and
the regular melody of the tram wheels
are a perfect accompaniment to a
day dream. And yet I always answer
the question the same way. If I
weren't an opera star 1 should want,
more than anything else in the world,
to decorate people’s homes for them
and to work and live in the country.
I would want to bring beauty and
color and warmth Into the lives of
many people. I should want to sur
round those I know’ with the charm
of Prance as I know it—a charm
which flourishes so well in the Ameri
can countryside, too. In no other way
could 1 do these things better than
as an interior decorator. Outside of
my singing, no other profession would
give me more satisfaction.
J THINK that this avocation (which
1 practice even now) U a natural
antithesis to my profession as a
singer. No matter how much I love
singing, I must nevertheless recognize
its disadvantages—the Irregular life—
the photographs, costumes, rehearsals
—the constant moving from town to
town, living, as It were, practically in
a trunk.
Interior decorating would give me
freedom—freedom to enjoy regular
hours, to spend week ends and vaca
tions In toe. country—something I
' never seem i
I should not start my new profes
sion as a novice. Besides long hours
spent in poking here and there in
dusty old shops and solemn museums,
I have already designed my home in
France. So, perhaps, as a decorator
I wouldn’t get the gong.
Personally, 1 prefer lovely old fur
niture—the sturdy and the graceful
works which follow the designs of
French masters, the deep warm tones
of old tapestries, the simple colorful
fabrics of the French peasantry.
When X t$ink of the fun X have had
to collecting old French porcelain
with an eye to the rugged old beams
of my Norwalk house, of the joyful
trouble of wrangling until I got the
proper shades of tan, brown and
orange for my living room. Is It any
wonder that my friends Invite me to
their homes in fear and trembling,
knowing I shall probably insist on
changing a whole house over.
In doing over my house in Con
necticut, 1. probably acted like the
popular conception of a prims donna.
Everything had to be iust ao and X
Prefers Old Furniture With
Touch of French Color
and Real Warmth.
refused to take “nearly right” for
an answer. The dining room is in
a high key. Victorian rosewood chairs
and the wrought-iron supports of a
long refectory table are painted white.
The walls are pale blue, the uphol
stery and table top pale green. My
window, deep set under an oak beam,
is filled with red geraniums and ivy
and across the window shelf parades
a line of swans.
JJERE I do become an interior dec
x orator! I shout "Provencal” from
the cellar to the attic—I should put a
breath of it, at least, in every nouse I
had anything to do with. Nothing
is so comforting to me in a low
moment as my Provencal living room,
with its soft blue-greens, reds and
browns, its rubbed beams and white
plaster walls.
Then suddenly, in the midst of this
day dreaming, there comes a thought!
Suppose some one said, "All right,
Mile. Pons, if you want to, go ahead
and be an interior decorator. But,
remember, no more singing!” That
is usually enough to make me real
ize how much opera and singing
mean to me!
I remember, for instance, the strong,
heady feeling of applause after an
aria; I think of the thrill of a debut,
of an opening night; of singing great
music to eager audiences, with some
of the greatest artists in the world;
of living for a few hours the high
drama and excitement that is grand
opera. I know that I could never
really give up the excitement the
glamour, the sheer hard work of
opera and concerts.
But there's no law against fchink
in* J
Ballet With
Organ Gives
Galpern and Famous
Group of Dancers to
Appear in March.
'T'HE unusual program, combining
x organ music and balie,. Interpre
tation of masterpieces written for the
“king of instruments,” which was to
have been presented by Lasar Galpern.
Russian danger, and his ballet of 20
people, with Virgil Fox at the organ,
at Constitution Hall Tuesday, has been
postponed until early in March.
The program is sponsored by the T.
Arthur Smith Concert Bureau, and 40
per cent of the proceeds will go to
funds for the Volunteer of America.
Mr. Galpern, an outstanding expo
nent of the Russian school of dancing,
has worked out not only the choreo
graphic designs of his dances—which
include interpretation of the various
“voices” in a Bach "Fugue” and “The
Prodigal Son,” by Cesar Franck—but
also has designed skillful sc-een back
grounds and the costumes for his
dancers in colorful manner.
Mr. Fox, 21-year-old American or
ganist, has won recognition both in
Europe and America. When 17, he
won the National Federation of Music
Clubs’ biennial festival prize. Later
he studied in Parts with Marcel. Dupre.
He has been called a “natural” organ
ist, which gift, along with thorough
musicianly training, has won him wide
Mr. Galpern studied the art of ballet
under the great master who also
taught Nijinsky and Pavlowa—Legat.
He has taught in the Chamber The
ater, in Moscow, and directed ballets
in Germany and Italy. He was guest
artist on programs in Paris with Ni
jinskaya, and from 1929 till 1931 ballet
master at the State Opera House of
Cologne. Mr. Galpern presented
Scriabine’s ballet, “Sonata.” at the
formal opening of Radio City Music
Hall, m New York, a few seasons ago.
“For Their Sakes'’ and “The
Closed Door” Will Be Themes
for Services Tomorrow.
At the morning service in Eldbrooke
M. E. Church tomorrow Rev. Walter
M. Michael will use “For Their Sakes”
as his sermon theme and in the eve
ning, “The Closed Door.”
The Young People’s Society will be
entertained in the parsonage at tea
at 5:30 and will meet for the devotional
service in the church at 7 o'clock.
The Community Ladies’ Bible Class
will meet in the church Monday eve
ning for election of officers and social.
The members will participate in the
corporate communion service to be
held in Foundry Church Wednesday
evening, this service taking the place
of the regular midweek service.
The Married Couples’ Club will have
a dinner and social in the parish hall
Thursday with Dr. and Mrs. Louis
Maxwell in charge of arrangements.
Second Wagner Lecture.
'T'HE second of the three lecture-re
citals on "The Life of Richard
Wagner and the Trilogy" being given
by Julia Schelling will take place
Tuesday evening at the Washington
College of Music at 8:15 o’clock The
lectures, which are the same that Miss
Schelling gave at Bayreuth in 1930
and 1931, will be illustrated with slides
from a rare picture collection. The
subject on Tuesday is “The Valkyrie”
and "Siegfried,” for which Fanny Am
stutz Roberts, pianist, will play the
music associated with the story.
Change in Concert Hour.
rJ,HE sponsors of the candlelight
concerts which are held at the
Phillips Memorial Gallery announce
that the March 2d concert will be
gin at 5:30 instead of at 5, due to the
children’s concert of the National
Symphony Orchestra scheduled for
that afternoon.
Harrison Potter, pianist, will come
from New York to be the guest artist
with the Pro-Musica Quartet, which
includes Mr. Robbins, Mr. Essers, Mr.
Sevely and Mr. Hamer. They will
Play the Haydn “Quartet in D” and
the Cesar Frank “Quintet in F.”
Pons Concert Tomorrow
Is Notable Music Event
Four Other Attractions for Constitution
Hall to Be Given During Month
of March.
iL/Y me glamorous rrenc
tan Opera, concert, radio and i
tion. “1 Dream Too Much," '
Constitution Hall tomorrow al
song recital, under the management
be Pons’ only public appearance in \
Pons will be assisted by Bernard
accompany her at the piano. She will
aiso be assisted by Domenico Xascone,
flutist, who will play the flute
obbligato of Benedict s “La Capinera."
The program follows:
"Grand Concerto (Opus 14) In F
Minor” -Wieniawski
Mr. Ocko.
“Pamina’s Aria” (Irom “The Magic
Flute”) -Mozart
‘Cherubino’s Aria” (from "Marriage
of Figaro”) _Mozart
"Queen of the Night Aria” ifrom “The
Magic Flute”)__Mozart
. HI
• La Capinera” _Benedict
(With flute obbligato.)
. IV
"La Matson Grise’’_Messager
Le Bonheur est Chose Legare.”
. . , _ Saint-Saens
Aria from "The Barber of Seville”-Rossini
"Come Unto These Yellow Sands" La Forge
"Gavotte’ _Popper
"Summertime” _Gershwin
Tarantella” -Panovka
Romance -Rachmaninoff
Contretemps’’-Bernard Ocko
■Guitarre" -Moszkowski-Sarasate
„ VII.
"Bell Sons.” from Lakme”_Delibes
gEATS for the Pons recital tomorrow
afternoon will be on sale at the
Constitution Hail box office, after 10
o’clock tomorrow morning.
Lour outstanding attractions are
announced for presentation at Consti
tution Hail during the coming month
of March under the management of
Mrs. Dorsey.
The first will be the Metropolitan
Opera Quartet, consisting of Helen
Jepson, soprano; Charles Hackett,
tenor; Richard Bonelii, baritone, and
Rose Bampfon. contralto, who will be
heard at Constitution Hall on Tuesday
evening, March 3, at 8:30 o’clock. Mr.
Bonelii and Miss Bampton appeared
i coioraiure soprano of the Metropoli
he screen, whose first cinema produc
es recently shown locally, comes to
ternoon at 4 o’clock In a full-length
of Dorthy Hodgkin Dorsey. This will
Washington this season.
Ocko, violinist, and Arpad Sandor will
)• —’
here last season with the Metropolitan
Opera Quartet, which had Grace
Moore as its soprano and Edward
Johnson, now general manager of the
Metropolitan Opera Association, as its
tenor. The quartet will be heard in
an all-operatic program of arias, duets,
trios and quaretts from standard oper
atic music and should prove one of the
vocal delights of the season.
^jRACE MOORE, the star of opera,
concert, radio and the screen, is
announced in recital at Constitution
Hall on Sunday afternoon, March 8,
1 at 4 o’clock. Special attention is
| called to the fact that Miss Moore was
originally announced in recital for
| March 29, but owing to certain changes
! in her itinerary, it became necessary
to change the date of her recital to
| March 8, when all tickets for the
; March 29 concert will be honored.
The third March attraction will be
Josef Hofmann, world-famous pianist, ,
who is now' making his 50th anniver
sary tour, and the fourth and final
j March attraction is Gladys Swarthout,
mezzo-soprano of the Metropolitan
; Opera.
Owing to the exchange of dates be
j tween Miss Moore and Miss Swarthout
| for their Washington recitals, all
Swarthout tickets will be accepted at
Constitution Hall on Sunday, March
29. despite the fact that they were
originally printed for March 8.
Seats for all four attractions are now
available at Mrs. Dorsey’s Concert
Bureau, in Droop's, 1300 G street
Concert Schedule
Lily Pons, song recital, Con
stitution Hall, 4 p.m.
Bach lecture-recital by James
Friskin at Washington Teachers’
Association meeting at 1227 Six
teenth street northwest, 8:15 p.m.
Navy Band “Hour of Mem
ories” program. 11 am.
Army Band, 6 p.m.
Lecture on “The Valkyrie” and
“Siegfried” by Julia Schelling at
Washington College of Music,
8:15 p.m.
Navy Band Symphony Or
chestra, 8 p.m.
Marine Band, patriotic shut
ms dream hour. 11 a.m.
Soldiers’ Home Band Or
chestra. 5:30 p.m.
Recordings group concert, pub
lic library, 7:30 p.m.
Evening program presented by
artists of the International Art
Forum at Washington Club.
Navy Band, weekly concert on
young peoples’ music appreciation
course, 4 p.m.
Army Band, 11:30 a.m.
Marine Band and Symphony
Orchestra, 8 p.m.
Lecture-recital, “What Price
Jazz?” by Henry Gregory, Uni
versity Club, 8:30 p.m.
Navy Band, patriotic half
hour, 11:30 a.m.
Soldiers’ Home Band Or
chestra, 5:30 pin.
Lecture on “Tudor Church
Music” by Dr. Edmund H. Fel
lows of Windsor Castle, England
auditorium, Library of Congress,
4:45 p.m.
Organ recital presented by
Friday Morning Music Club at
Western Presbyterian Church,
11:30 a.m.
Army Band. 4:15 p.m.
Marine Band. 3 p.m.
Soldiers’ Home Band Or
chestra, 5:30 p.m.
Echaniz to Play March 4.
JOSE ECHANIZ, distinguished Cu
ban pianist, who is appearing in
concert Wednesday evening, March
4, at the Willard Hotel grand ball
room under management of Beren
Brook Artists, is appearing two days
later as guest artist with the Phila
delphia Symphony Orchestra in the
American premiere of the Malipiero
Concerto, conducted by Iturbi.
The appearance of Ernesto Lecuona,
originally announced for March 4,
was canceled owing to his illness.
Hurried long-distance calls found
Echaniz to fill the breach, and Wash
ington music lovers will have the op
portunity to hear another of Latin
America s greatest artists. Marta de
la Torra, generally acclaimed as the
leading woman violinist from below
the Rio Grande, was originally sched
uled as assisting artist to Lecuona,
and will appear with Echaniz, playing
a group of Spanish compositions.
She will feature "El Poema de una
Sapluquena” for violin and piano by
the noted Spanish composer, Joaquin
Turina. She had the honor of play
ing the world premiere of this number
in Seville with the composer at
the piano.
Echaniz. whose full name is Jose
Maria del Sagrado Corazon de Echaniz
y de Justlniani, is appearing for the
first time in Washington, although his
fame has been established for some
years with music critics of the lead
ing music capitals of the world.
Bom in Havana, of Spanish, French
and Italian ancestry, Echaniz comes
of a long line of professional musicians
and patrons of music. Young, hand
some and intellectual, he belongs to
the brilliant school of pianists. Tickets
are available at the Willard Hotel and
at Beren-Brooks Artists’, 1341 Con
necticut avenue.
.. % , ... ..
Charles Trowbridge Tittman, bass,
will assist Lewis Atwater, organist, in
a program of music of George Wash
ington’s time tomorrow afternoon at
5 o'clock at All Souls’ Church, Unl
Philadelphia •
3rd Concert
Jose Iturbi to Come
as Conductor and
at the Piano.
'J'HE Philadelphia Orchestra will give
its third concert of the season
at Constitution Hall on Thursday,
March 12, with Jose Iturbi conducting
and at the piano.
Iturbi’s American tour included ap
pearances with orchestra under
Stokowski, Mengelberg, Reiner and
I others. A great pianist, as remarkable <
a personality and a musician as vir
tuoso, the Spanish pianist arrived in
. this country for the first time in Oc
! tober, 1929, sailed again for Europe
in January, 1930, and in a little more
than three months had made his name
a household word in musical America.
Iturbi was recently decorated by
France with the Cross of the Chevalier
of the Legion of Honor. He has also,
I within the past year, distinguished
! himself as a conductor of rare ability.
Tickets for the Philadelphia Or
chestra are on sale at the T. Arthur
, Smith Concert Bureau, 910 G street.
Noted Coach Opens Studio.
opera conductor and vocal coach
| of New York, will open a music stu
dio in Washington about March 15.
One of the features planned by
I Maestro Papalardo will be the forma
; tion of a different sort of choral group
| for men and women whose avocation
is singing. This group will be pat
I terned somewhat along the lines of the
Schola Cantorum of New York and
will be trained in a varied repertoire
including operatic compositions. The
| chief object of this group is to provide
a real outlet for all those who have a
genuine love of singing.
As director of the Suffolk Operatic
Society in Long Island, Maestrc
Papalardo trained his artist students
and his non-professional group to ap- i
pear in costume recitals and opers
with Metropolitan Opera stars as guesi
artists. He expects to find sufHcienl
I material in Washington to produce
j several quartet combinations.
In addition to the choral group
1 every branch of the singing art wil
: be taught, from individual instruc
! tion in tone production and style
coaching in opera, oratorio, classic
and modern song literature, to clas!
| instruction in voice, which will in
j elude training for duets, trio6 and the
j several quartette combinations.
Maestro Papalardo. who plans tc
divide his time between his studios ir
New York and Washington, has con
j ducted opera in Italy. Russia, Soutl
! America. New York and twice on torn '
j in the United States. He is equally
! famous as a teacher and coach o:
many famous singers and stars of the
' Metropolitan and Chicago Opera
Among them are Lucrezia Bori, Ethe
i Parks, Dusolina Giannini. Rafaelc
I Diaz, Toti dal Monte and many oth- 1 -
I ers. He was also coach of the Met
j ropolitan Quartet, with Prancei
j Alda, Marie Sundelius, Rafaelo Diaz
| Alfredo Martino and many othei
| professional groups.
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