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Generosity of City Maintains
Famous Orchestra as Na
tional Institution.
Philadelphia's slogan. "Pave the
Orchestra." ha? been answered by a
great victorious cry. The orchestra
Is Safe:'" The announcement that
over a million dollars ha.? been raised
to give the symphony orchestra a firm
financial basi.? has just been made by
Edward W. !?<>k. chairman of the cam
1'rominen: among the contributor?
by the donation of either mone> .
talent t?> help ?well the fund were
Pre.-i.lerH Wilson ?nd bis wife. Sir
Johnston Forbes-Robertson. Helen
Taft. Mme. Matzen?tier, ami Mrs Otis
i*kinner. With such stellar assist
ance it i? ?mall wonder that the ?rosi
of $1.000.?WO was overshot by ?I00.00O.
MaMf MnNi
The large list of contributors to the
fund raise* the orchestra from the
rank of o privately supported enter
*pr1?e to a publicly endowed institu
tion. All who kn??w the Work of the
organization under its able conductor
Leopold Stokowski. are dell-rhled that
It? future 's .??? wel! assured.
Praising Major H irrzinson's great
??rk in founding nnd maintaining
the r.fi.?tnn ffymphonv Or?-hestra. Dr.
Ptnknw?!,! ?aid ?t one of the ?lianers
???ring the Philadelphia drive: "Major
HlsTR-in.???n had a purity of vision and
a tenacity of purpose that has been
th* inspiration of all such efforts
sinee. What ? have gained f'om th-it
o?rh?stra ? never ran expresa in
words. Our players have heard snd
hav?? been the trainers, and the infili -
eire has passed into oitr orchestra.
fhir obligaU m to Mr lligginson Is
tremendous. Major Higginson is the
foundation of music in America; he
made music in thi? country. If one
nan can do that, all Philadelphia can
do it. ' And all Philadelphia did.
Other Cltlr? lallt?.
Philadelphia's mere*? will un
doubtedly ?pur on to similar effort
?Mher cities anxious to raise a fund
for their civic orchestra, but skeptical
<?f the results. Detroit has now be
gan a campaign for a maintenance
fund for ita symphony orchestra and
T*?port? that the drive has started off
with Idash and swing. With the cam
paign scarcely under wav, more than
half of the desired $??0.000 is al
-?ady pledged.
Add list of "Do you know'" ques
That r.uenoa Aire? is the largest
?eltv ?outh of the equator?
That 10.5OO feet above sea level on
the Argentine-Chile boundary line is I
one of the world'* most famous
statues, the "Christ of the Andes?"
What is to be seen on a trip across ,
?euth America on the new trans- I
continental railroad?-***
The?? are some of tl? tattle knownj
farts about "Fertile Argentine and Its ]
Vast Patagonian Plains'' that Major '?
Charles Wellington Furlons* will tell
about in his Illustrated lecture before
the National Geographic Society to
morrow afternoon and evening.
Interest In Argentina haa been ea- '
livened b> the Ibanyez novel "The
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.?
th- first part of which wa* laid In
tbe territory to be covered by Major
?*urlong'a talk. Motion pictures and
slide? will be shown during the lee
The Paris paper. "Le Figaro. ' haa
?ent a call for six poems not more
than thirty tine* each, celebrating
peace. These poems are to be set to
music by such well-known composers
aa Brunneau. Faure, Messager, Saint
Saens, and Widor.
Among the Musicians
The piano recital by Ki.i'iiariuel
V'ad. of the Peabody i'onser\ Alory of
Mutue, Baltimore, given for th? Friday
Morn ing Music Club last Friday at
the Cosmos Club, was of sp??*-! Inter
e?t to the pianist. Mr. "? ad did an
uruaual thing, one that few p.amsts
w.uld attempt, in pr?sePting a pro
gram made up solely of "Eti?des" of
Chopin. ..... ? ??
li. play twenty-seven E.udes ?
studiea?--of the same composer taxes
ail the Imaginatum and ex?cuclve
al..lity of a player To make ?uch a
I rcgram interestine. as Mr. W ?d di?l.
lake? gnuine mu.-?? anship and inter
The proa-ram ?a.? brilliantly given.
was; varied and most musical. Chopin
doubtless created these "studios"' to
cc.M-i an almost inexhaustible nimber
??, riano difficu'ties. The ge-iiua of
Clicpin is revealed in the multitude of
rare musical ideas contained :n them
;.r?J with which h's brain ab?nn.e?l.
a? well us the number of T.u.-leal
Mr. Wad gave to the stml? nt a
v. ???Ith of idea, a di?, ersiflcd technique
?r?d a \ hi i'-ty of piano tones that prefe
bolh instructive and alluring, with
? In? Chopin spirit that stands out in
du idually In the music of the wcrld.
The recital program for tomorrow.
the third program of the sea.-on for
il,?. Friday Morning Music Club, will
be given by Pere- Yeazle. baritone,
frorr. the CniversWy of Oxford. Eng
land, and by Mr? Heinl. pianist.
Mr?. Heinl will play a Brahms
"P.hapsodie. " the "Spo.=alxlo" of tame?.
"Scherzo." C sharp minor, of Chopin;!
?Hurgar?an" of MacDowell. m-d two :
Debussy numbers. Mr. Veazie will be,
in an ail Knglish song program, ?
le "lihapsodlsts" are proving a ,
ver-? unique educational musi"; group)
In Washington, formed by Louis |
Thcmpson for seriou.? study jan ? well
de?i?rned program. They me--i each:
? liursday eveninjr. and are taking a '
.?.irvey of music history, with ample
illustration by the member* of the,
pre up. and with the lei-ture of the?
eveninu given by Mr. Thompson.
On Thursdav of last week the musici
of the early church wa* taken up. with'
a further technicai feature in a short
period devoted to the study of har
mony. Soloists for the evening were
Mrs. Patrick Murphy, contralto, who
sang "("aim as the Night." by Bolm.
and Ben Austin, tenor, who sans
! the "Caro mio ben," of Ciordano.
Being painter as well as singer. Mr. ?
'Thompson ha.? a considerable art col-'
lection, o'f early paintings fhowing !
the first representations of mii-ocal In- j
strumenta in paintings of th? eaily'
masters. They are copies mode br ?
himself, in which he has "ju^lit the'
tone of age in their mellow treatment |
: admifa?ly. and they form a ?o-'j-dina? j
| tion of the arts that give to the music'
?study the cultural spirit of the timei
| in visible form, serving a double m:s
The next meeting on D-.-eml.or 4. j
' will consider the Gregorian and the'
antlphonal masses, with vocal illustra-1
| tions of the music and again the Ms-,
? torical paintings to give "atmospnorc"* ]
1 to these unusual study lectur??.?.
The chorus of the Washington Ora
| torlo Society. Sydney Lloyd Wrightson, |
director, numbered 351 at the last re-?
' hearsal. This -rue ran tee.? a chorus of1
at least 350 for the annual rendition
ot 'The Messiah'" to be given at Cen
tral High School on the evening of
Wedneaday. December 17th.
| The P.ubinstein Club, at its concerti
???an December 9th. will give several
numbers that have not been sung in
thi* city before. One of them is "O
Memoriale," composed by the Rev. Dr. I
Abel Gabert. head of the ecclesiastical
music of the Catholic University Of
America, which will be sung for fhe
first time in America. It ha* piano
and pipe organ accompaniment, the
organ to be played ly Mies Jennie
Glennan. organist of St. Patricks
Catholic Church, and the piano by Mr.
A choru? "Nymphs and Shepherds"
will be given with the accompaniment
of piano and two flute*, the flutes be
ing played by Anthony Celfo and
James G. Arcaro. "The Star of Gold"
will be heard for the flret time her?*.
It i* by the celebrated woman com
poser, Mana-Zucca. of New York.
Mrs. W, S. Clime, soprano, who en
tertained the soldiers in and around ?
Washington so extensively while her I
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delighted s large audience with ?ongi
la?-l week, at Bust Hall, when the Sib
ley Guild held its annual meeting. ?
The csst of principals tor the p?-- |
I formanco of Hilbert and Sullivan's]
?comi?: opera "Pinafore," by the Peo-,
pie's National Opera i'ompany. have j
I been announced by Bollin Bond, con- ?
'ductor of the organization of local]
singers. It is the opera in which th i .
group of singers makes it? initial,
bo* to Washington and the cue. ?Ob
tains the name* of s?'veral sinse I
who have won fame and p?>pu!arity in
amateur theatricals of the city or
even in professional stage work.
A. F. M. Grclg, whom all diplomatic
Washington knows for his delightlul
comedy monologues, and who is at
tached to the British embassy, will
impersonate the first l..rd of the a<i
tniralty. "The lit. Hon. Sir Joseph
Porter. K. C. B." "Captain 4'or?uiai* "
--command? r of the '(jueei's N vu"
wilt be sung by M. H. Stevens, whoa *
baritone voice is well known lie ? ?? ;
lialpli Ilacksuiiw will be sun; by
M. Mllnrr. formerly of St. Louis, who
has a tenor voice; Frederick Mill.?.?
trill be the Dick Dcaueye: A. Ashton,
baritone, will sing the "Boatswain."
and the popular Washington ba.-s *.
J. K. 8. Kinsella. will be the "Boa*.?
swain's Mate.'?
Batalle Murray, soprano, will have
the prima donna role of Josephine;
tne -poor little Buttercup" will be
given by Kleine Scbring Ford, an?!
"Hebe" will be sung by one of Was'.i
i inerton's church contraltos. Agn--s
1 ("harnst!?? ? fetching singing ami
dancing chorus Is promised of you.h
and pretti*?*??. The ?tace will b<:
In charge of Frederick Miller, and ?'i?
scenery comes from New Vork.
The song cycle. "The Morning^ <f !
the Year." by Cadman. was given at
the reeent monthlv meeting of the
State Department Club at Bauschet'??
This tuneful cantata was Ming most
effectively by ilretchen . Hood, so
prano; Mrs. William T. Beed. coi -
tratto: Herbert Aldrich, tenor, and
George Miller, bass, with George W 1
fon at the piano.
Secretary tensing und Mr. Phillips.
the Assistant Secretary of State, ar?
officers of the department club. Th*)
monthly meetings have proven de
lightful social affairs, opening wl h
a musical program and closing w.th
a dance.
Kdgar Priest. organist of the
Washington Cathedral. Mt. St. Al
ban?, gave the first of a series* of or
gan recitals at Mt. Vernon Place
Methodist Church. Ninth and Massa
chusetts avenue, on last Friday even
ing, which have been arranged ta
give the public en opportunity to
hear the lecently installed organ.
Mr. Priest gave a most attractive
program whose many annexations
added to the interest of the audience.
He played the Gothic Suite of B.Vell
mann, with Its four parts: "? Song
eff Sorrow,"' by Gordon Nevin, and
"Chant Pastoral" of Dubois; "Fan
tasia." by Meade : "In Summer," a
sketch. by Stebbins; "Idyll," by
Balph Kinder; Scherzo from a Guil
mant sonate; "Moment Musical Xo.
."." by Schubert, and "Evensong," by
The next recital will be given De
cember 5 at 8 p. m.
Three Washington musicians will
give a recital tomorrow evening at
Middleburg. X. J? in the Dutch 1!?
formed Church. Miss Nancy Stillwell
will be heard in songs, assiste 1 b"
her teacher, Anton Kaspar, "rloiluls-r,
md by Miss Myrtle Kesheimer. plan
I iet. as both soloist and accompanist.
A large group of Washington mu
sicians were heard on the program of
the annual concert given for the
Vaughn Class of Calvarv Baptist
Sunday School last Friday evening.
They iwere Ethel Holtzclaw Gaw|er,
sopra?o: Daniel Breeskln. violinist;
Jemes ?. Young, tenor; Newton D.
Hammer, tenor; Earl Carbuth, bar
ytone; J. F.. S. Kinsella. bass, with
George Wilson, accompanist. George
H. O'Connor gave humorous songs,
with M. E. Home at the piano, an.l
the other entertainers were Mary
Xeweomb. reader, and Katharine Ste
phens In popular songs.
S, M. Fabian, pianist, will be the
special soloist at the Twenty-eighth
Inspirational Service at the Church
of the Covenant on Sunday afternoon
at 3.30 o'clock. The double solo quar
tet will also give four numbers with
incidental solos by Miss Craig. Miss
Beieser. Mr. Backing and Mr. Mill ? ?
Mr. Fabian will play the Chopin
Polonaise," "Berceuse" of lljinski.
and "The Krl-King" (Se huhert Liszt). '
The anthems are "God So lloved the
World" (Moorej; ??*?,.?,,.,. an(J Uffet**
(Chadwick); 'The Wilderness" (Goss)?
offertory anthem. '?, Jesus 1 Have
Promised*? (Bracket!): organ prelude.
"Ave, Marie." sixteenth century (Ar
cadelt). and organ postlude in G
The Evening Choir, of 200 voices
with soloists, will sing the evening
service, with the following music
program: Organ. "Prelude" In C (Hol
lina) ; anthem. "I>*ad Me. Ix>rd" (Wes
ley), incidents*? solos, Mrs. Bou ns and
Miss Beisser: baritone solo. 'Just As
I Am" (Budebuehll. Mr. Pak let?; an
them. "1 Hear Thy Voir..?* (I.anir), in
cidental solo. Miss Craig; Offertory
anth'-m. "Glorious Is Thy Nam??," from
the Twelfth Mass of Mozart: organ
postlude, "Festival" in G (Seifert).
Both services are under the dir?c
tion of Sydney Lloyd Wrightson. with
Harvey Murray at the organ, and in
the evening with Claude Bobeson at
the piano.
Sydney Lloyd Wrightson announce*
th- engagiment of Geora?? Harold
Miller in the ilouM?? quartet of ti-o
afternoon choir of the i*|iur< h of the
Covi'nant. He had al"o hoped to
have with him this season, as sj>??? ?al
soloist, I. Walter Humphrey, bass
w ho I* now singing at the Kew York
Avenue Preab} terian Church, but ?
owing to the many musical activities |
of Mr. Humphrey he is unable to ac
cept the position.
Oliver Melltim. baritone. -,?? rf,_
signed from the afternoon choir of
the Chrch of the Covenant, but he
will still sing nt the i;url?-y Memorial
Presbyterian Church in the evening.
The music for Sunday at the First
Congregational Church will be as fol
low?: Morning service, organ prel
ude, (Mai-Master); anthem. "Far
? rom My Heavenly Home" (Hamer),
jffertory anthem. "Praise the Lord, ?'
leruselem" (Maunder); organ post
ude. Allegro Moderato, from the sec
ind sonata (Guilcnant).
An organ re? Ital will precede the
I o'clivk evening service, 'when Harry
?'dward Mueller will play "Im
?iomp'ti-Pasforale" (Buck), "Sunset
itelo**?-" (Vlncen'?? and "Scherzo"
MacFarla-ae). Th? quartet and
thorus choir will s?ng the anthem,
?Jesi-., the Very Thought of Thee *j
;ue?t" iHostner): offertory anthem.
? Lord, How Manifold Are Thy
?Vork-*? (Barnby): organ postlude.
Allegro Vivace, from Second Sonata
f'luilmant) .
The ?"tiri.?tma.? captain. "The Com
ing of the King." by Dudley J'.uck, Is
now being i.h.arsed by thla choir,
under the direction of the organist
end choirmaster. H. I". Mueller. It
will be given at the evening service.
December 21. '
Invitations ??ave been sent out by
Henry Kaspar, of the Hendley-Kaspar
School of Musical Kducation. for a
Piano recital to be presented by Mr.
Kaspar ant, his students of interpre
tation. "Music?Classic and Modern"
will be given ?t the recital studio on
M street Friday evening, December
?>. at |-_1?
The National Quartet. T-'lizabrth
Maxwell, ?oprano: Lillian Chcno-veth..
contralto; William K. Fraithwaite,
tenor; Harry M. Forkcr. bass, with
Fthel Garritt r'arrish, pianist, will
give a concert in the auditorium of
the Centrili ?Ugh School Tuesday
evening. December l*. at S ??'clock.
The ????artet will be assisted by Edith
?. Alhey. oraran ist. >?, ho ?IH play two
Solo ? ?? ? ni??? ? ?
This conceit is one of the scries of
community musical evenings arrange?!
for the l'entrai High School audito
rium this winter at which the pubi??
Ita* being clven the opportunity ol
i hearing-free, of cost?the b?-st pro
i fesslonal talent of the National
At the concert of the National
Quartet ut Walkersville. Md., jast
?Friday evening. these Washington
?artists were so enthusiastically re
reived by the lar-re audience, that
filled the auditorium completely, that
they were immediately engaged for a
return recital in January, as a part
of the lecture course of the commu
The quartet gave among their ron?
certe?! numbers "Song of the Vikings"
of Faning. "I Hear Vou Calling Me"
(Marshall), quartet.? of Nevln. Cook.
Pike, the "barcarolle" from "The
Tales of Hofmann" and a quartet ar
rangement of the "I.in-ia" aextet. The I
members of the quartet were also'
heard in solo?.
P.?pe ("lenient IN wrote ?ever, ,,.,.,..
librettos. Ot one time In Home, pop??,
are .?mu? to have possessed a theater
of high order with excellent aeenerv.
Yesterday produced a "bumper
crop" of marriage license? at the Dis
trict Supreme Court. Colonel Kioll. In
charge of the marria?*?? license do? ket
issuing ."?i* per mite to wed. 51 being
the number of applications made on
the day before Thanksgiving last
year. So far this week 148 applica
tions for marriage licensee have been
filed, of which 23 per cent are by
soldiers, ?ailot?. and marines. The
?application.? for the month of Novem
ber last year numbered Ml and this
month so far 611 per mits to wed
have been issued. Every Indication
point to this year being the biggest
year eo far as the number of mar
riage licensee issued Is concerned.
An ex-British soldier has ?ent a
letter to the R*_ Cross Institute for
"rinpWl and Disabled Men. in which
hf?!i??*r* that more music be composed
?"?/liable l'or playing with one hand.
Uprights and Grands .
Kranich and Bach Grand Pianos
and Emerson Player-Pianos
We invite ron to co?*?' in ??*""?? in?p**><rt our atork and make
early -?ele-rtion. Piaao? and PU/ers are ia ?ttouait?
\ ??trola? and *| "? 1G| i^ Gr?r?? ola? ami
Hi cord? 1 1 1U \J I-Scorti?
Teach ? Your
Children to
Play Some Musical Instrument
But first teach them to love music so that their music study may
be "not-on a treadmill, but a journey into a world of beauty."
THI: ability to play the piano, the violin;
the guitar or the mandolin is an asset
all through life, a constant source ot
ioy and satisfaction to ourselves and an in
surance of friends wherever we may go.
The m."n who can play is the life of the party,
while he man or the woman who has not
been taught to love and appreciate Music is
the loud, for sooner or later every social gath
ering gravitates to the piano or the phono
This is so today, and will be increasingly true
tomorrow. Educators are realizing that
Music has become more of a factor in the
daily life of the people and have accorded it
a higher place in the curriculum of the schools.
Dr. P. P. Qaxton. United ?States commissioner
of education, says: "Atter the beginning ot
reading, writing, arithmetic and geometry.
Music has greater practical value than any
other :? ibject taught in the school."
Philanthropists and civic authorities likewise
recognize that music is a boon intended for
all the people and are endeavoring to bring it
within 'he reach of the?r. all. N
1 You, however, are responsible for the weltare
and pr.-per education of your own children.
Make sure that into their lives will come the
blessing of music. Give them the education
which will bring them the greatest joy, happi
ness and comfort. 'Give them music as a cam
panion through life and you will give them a
friend ?md asset of inestimable value.
Buy for your children a piano so they may learn to play. Buy a player-piano
and a phonograph so their love of Music may be cultivated and their knowl
edge of it broadened. Let them hear good music from earliest infancy.
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