The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 04, 1914, SECTION THREE, Page 8, Image 44

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'EEN anticipation is evidenced ill
the flrst concert of the Portland.
Symphony Orchestra, which takes
place at the Heilis Theater Sunday af
ternoon, November 1. with Harold
Bayley as conductor. The first re
liearsal of the season is slated for Fri
day mornlTig.
There are many other financial de
mands presssing- on concert-goers Just
now, but friends of the Portland Sym
phony concerts have not weakened In
their enthusiasm and it Is reported
that the financial response so far has
been encouraging from prospective
season ticket holders.
"Portland Is now being Identified
and classed as a musical center with
Minneapolis, St. Paul. Loa Angeles and
San Francisco," says M. Christensen,
president of the Portland Symphony
Orchestra. "Through Its work dur
ing the past four seasons our orchestra
is mainly responsible for this distinc
tion. "With this recogniton gained,
this point may be well conceded: That
the fund raised to pay the expenses
of the entire organization Is far less
than, is usually paid to the musical
conductor in any of the other cities
named. The members of the orches
tra are not only helping to place Port
land in the front rank of musical prog
ress, but are also educating the school
children of the city free of charge to
an understanding of better music"
During Its six seasons of successful
work the Apollo Club, Portland's
leading male chorus, has grown re
markably In membership, both active
and associate. The charter member
ship numbered but 18, several of whom
took no active part in the work, but
were in sympathy with the movement.
Today the membership numbers 76 ac
tive members and more than 400 asso
ciates. Probably no city the size of Portland
In this country has a more creditable
club of this kind. By actual compari
son It is the largest male singing club
west of Chicago and the class of music
presented Is of the highest order. The
entire membership, both active and as
sociate, is looking forward with keen
est anticipation to the coming concert,
with Madame Julia Claussen as soloist.
Some uneasiness concerning the possi
bility of Madame Claussen's inability
to secure transportation from Europe
In time to meet her numerous engage
ments has been dispelled by the an
nouncement of her arrival In this
country. While her work In the well
known grand opera contralto roles has
set musical critics astir with wonder
and admiration, her pronounced success
In concert is said to be remarkable.
Speaking - of her appearance in San
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Francisco, a newspaper of that city
said: "Julia Claussen was superb.
She sang so beautifully that the au
dience encored again and again." The
Chicago Inter-Ocean says: "Such a
voice is the prize of a generation."
George Seymour Beechwood, organ
ist of the First Congregational Church,
will give a short organ recital before
the regular church service this evening.
Mr. Beechwood's admirable pipe organ
work is winning him a great deal of
favorable comment.
Miss Lyla Prosser, soprano, has been
added to the faculty of the University
of Oregon Conservatory of Music Miss
Prosser recently returned from a year's
study with the great Italian voice
teacher, Giuseppe Campanari.
May Schelder, an American soprano,
who has been singing leading roles at
German opera-houses for several years,
has returned to New York, one of the
many fugitives of war. She came
from Paris, accompanied by her mother
and grandmother, arriving on the Phil
adelphia. "When the war broke out,"
said Miss Scheider, "I realized that to
travel with my grandmother, who Is
now past 80 years of age. from one bel
ligerent country, to another, would, be
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fond of music He gave at his chateau
a number of Wagnerian operas and
engaged the best German artists he
could secure to entertain his guests,
all devotees of music It was a stu
pendous undertaking and his guests
numbered only 25 people. And now I
learn that Rheims has been shelled."
Miss Schneider was prepared for the
operatic stage by Lampertl. Recently
she has been studying French roles
with Jean de Reszke in Paris. She
sings 40 roles. In Karlsruhe she cre
ated the part of "Zerbinetta" In
Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos."
At a recent meeting of the Oregon
Chapter, American Guild of Organists,
it was stated that unless officials of
Portland churches pay more attractive
salaries to their church organists they
may soon be confronted with the situ
ation of a scarcity of pipe organists.
The latter are offered more money to
play pipe organs In motion picture the
aters, and it was stated that one Se
attle organist has resigned his church
position to play a pipe organ in a pic
ture house at 9100 weekly, it is likely
that a meeting of clergymen, church
choir committees and organists will be
held In the near future to discuss the
subject. A protest is also to be made
that singers who. are not professional
musicians earning their living as such,
occupy lucrative choir positions. It is
thought that these positions should
only be held by "bona tide professional
Mrs. Margaret Redding Kaon, con
tralto, recently returned from a Sum
mer in the East, accompanied by her
niece. Miss Edith B. iCoon, a faculty
member of the piano department of the
University School of Music Ann Arbor,
Wallace Pvke. tenor Anil rff pntlv
onA of the sololRts with thA Ahnrn
English Grand Opera Company and
(Jastie-bquare Opera Company, has ar
rived In this city to fulfill a profes-
Madame Jennie Norelll, grand
opera prima donca. leaves for her
home at Tacoma, Wash., to prepare
for her concert tour In Middle West
MUs May Bchelder. soprano, u
Zerbinetta in "Ariadne Auf Naxos."
Bhe relates her war experiences In
E. X. Arena, of New York, la, with
Mrs. Arena, tendered a reception by
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sverett
Brodle. . Mr. Arena leaves tomorrow
for the East.
Madame Julia Clausaen, contralto,
in the role of Amnerla She appears
as soloist at the Apollo Club male
onorua concert, October 23.
Mrs. Fay M. Huntingdon, con
tralto, one of the sololats at a con
cert to be given at Women of Wood
craft Mall. Friday afternoon. .
Misa Hazel Koontz, aoprano, aang
at Rally Day exerclaea, at Flrat
Christian Church, last Sunday.
Harold Hurlbut, tenor, will pre-
aent a programme of aacred mualo
at the peace meeting of the Rotary
Club, Benaon Hotel, Tuesday. .
L,. Ruzzl, manager of Ruzzl's Band,
returns from a series of band con
certs at Crook County Fair, held at
Prlnevllle, Or.
Wallace Pyke, tenor, late soloist
with the Aborn English Grand Opera
Company. Is fulfilling a professional
vocal engagement in this city.
Mrs. Q. S. Blrnie, of La Grande,
returns home after vocal study with
F. X. Arena, of New Tork.
too strenuous for her, so we decided to
turn our faces toward the Statue of
Liberty. We had a small apartment
at Kurlruhe, and when . we gave It
up we stored all our household effects
there, having lost all the family silver
plate in a safe deposit vault at Ber
lin. When we started for London we
were obliged to leave our trunks be
hind. My dog, to which I was per
haps more attached than even our
effects, could not be taken with us.
So I left it with the Countess Gaston
de Montesquiou-Fezensac That dog
was given to me by one of the royal
family of Baden. I shall never see my
dog again. Perhaps I shan't see my
trunks or my furniture. It Is only a
few weeks since I sang at the chateau
of the Marquis de Polignao at Rheims.
Tho Marquis Is a bachelor ana very
sloual engagement' as a singer, and
hopes, he says, to make this city his
future home. Mr. Pyke bears creden
tials that he has also sung with suc
cess at symphony concerts and in
church choir work. He received his
vocal training in New Tork and Milan,
Italy, his student course as a singer
extending to eight years. He Is stated
to have a dramatic or roDusio icuui
voice of nurity and unusual Btrength,
and has tall stature and admirable
uhyslcal development. L.ast Summer,
when Mr. Pyke finished his grand opera
engagements in the East, he planned to
go to Europe to sing in opera, but the
war changed all his European plans.
Miss Kathleen Harrison, wlfo was
nresented in recital last Spring by Wil
liam R. Boone, has been appointed
organist of the Congregational Church
at Oregon City. As a pianist and
organist Miss Harrison shows marked
ability and conscientious study.
Fred Hampton Wing, concert violin
ist, left this city last week for a
month's visit in Chicago and other
Eastern cities.
This tiroaramme has been arranged
by Mrs. Catherine Cooach-Fredrlck, for
by Mrs. Catherine Covach-Frederick. for
rendered at the Columbus Club Wednes
day night, with Miss Ethel Mahoney at
the planol Trio from "Mikado" (Sul
livan), sung by Miss Zlta Manning. Miss
Gertrude Hogan. Miss Gertrude Kung;
"The Yama Yarns Girls," Miss Genevieve
Layne, Miss Muriel Johnson, Miss
Frances Keating, Mrs. H. Scharff and
Mlsp Nelly Lincoln, with Miss Edith
Williams as soloist, and Miss Edna
Halstead In the tango.
Mordaunt A. Goodnough, pianist; Dr.
Clement B. Shaw, basso; F. Hampton
Wing, violinist, and Mrs. J. I. Loomls,
reader, rendered a musical programme
of high order last Friday night at
Multnomah Hall. Each soloist was well
received and the bouse filled to its
"Christie's old Organ" will be
rendered tonight at Rose City Park
Methodist Episcopal Church. Services
of this kind have been immensely
popular In Great Britain, where many
thousands ox copies ot me music nave
been sold. This service is superior to
others in the adaptaballty of the music
to the theme of the story. The songs
do not simply "fill In," but are writ
ten Into the heart of the story so
that story and songs together are a
unit in - thought. It is admirably
ndapted for a Sunday evening service.
The minister will tell the story and a
chorus choir will render the musical
numbers. Last Summer at this church
there was presented as a feature of
Rose Festival week. "The Story of
the Pink Rose." by Mrs. E. M. Whlt
temore. William H. Boyer has resigned as
choirmaster of Trinity Protestant
Episcopal Church choir, after several
years' service in that capacity. Dr.
A. A. Morrison, who is the rector of
that church, will hereafter also have
charge of the choir. Dr. Morrison Is
a trained musician, has an excellent
baritone voice, and has won distinc
tion as a composer of sacred music.
The United States may before long
be visited with a musical deluge. Mark
Hambourg. the pianist, who, despite
his Teutonic name, is really a Rus
sian, In a London Interview predicts
that this country will, because of the
great war, be deluged with musicial
talent. "All the leading virtuosi," he
says, "will be out of a Job. Touring
the continent of Europe is out of the
question. In England the people will
still go to look at athletic games, but
will not for some time be in the mood
to patronize concerts. America will
remain as the virtuosi's happy hunting
ground and is likely to be so overrun
with them that competition will render
it difficult to make a trip there profit'
Louis Creitz will present In violin
recital his son, Albert Creitz, Thursday
night, October 15, at Lincoln High
scnool auditorium. Among the num
I bora oa tbe programme wlU be the
difficult "D Minor Concerto" (Wlenlaw
8ki) and, "Ziegvenerwelssen" (Sarasate).
Mordaunt A. Goodnough will be the
pianist and Mrs. Rose Friedel Glanelll,
contralto, the vocalist.
Miss Genevieve Bingham, a soprano
rrom tspoKane. W ash., is studying vocal
music with Robert Bolce Carson, and
will be presented by him In recital in
At Sunnyslde Methodist Ertlscon&l
Church tonight. East Thirty-fifth and
East Yamhill streets, the first of the
series of regular monthly aacred con
certs for the coming season, under
tne direction or Jasper Dean Mac Fall,
choirmaster, and Mrs. Samuel F
Grover, organist, will be rendered by
tne comDinea aouit and vested choirs
of the church, consisting of 100 voices.
The recently organized East Side
Anon jiud, composed of male voices,
exclusively, will be heard on this pro
gramme tonight for the flrst time. Miss
t'amllle Taylor, violinist, will be the
assisting soloist. The newly organised
male chorus, the Arion Club. comDo&ed
exclusively of singers residing on the
East Side, meets every Wednesday
night at 7:30 o'clock at the parlors
oi cunnysiae Aietnodlst Episcopal
Church. Membership Is open to any
one who has a singing voice.
RuzzI'b band, of this city, recently
Played at the Crook County Fair, held
at Prlneville, Or., and won much com
mendation for excellent, high-class
concerts. The soloists were: A. De
Caprio, L. Blancone. Francesco Viole,
M. Salvatore. Ben Drlscoll Mori Gloli
and E. Fonella. Tho opinion was ex
pressed that tbe band was the best
that has yet appeared la that portion
of Eastern Oregon. .
Mrs. Eva Wells-Abbett, soprano, and
Gustav Cramer, baritone, were-soloists
at a musicale at the Mount Tabor
Sanitarium last Sunday by an orches
tra composed of H. W. Parsons, violin;
Ernest Helm, violin;. Ralph Morris
bass; J. c. Abbett, flute; C. A. Sund
bom, clarinet: A. A. Buck, oboe; W. H.
Bequealth, bassoon; J. C. Boyer, trum
pet, and Mrs. Hulda Grandstrom-Hoyt,
piano. Patients who could be moved
were conveyed to the verandas and in
the parlor, while others enjoyed the
music through their opened windows.
Among the orchestra numbers were:
Serenade d' Amour" F. von Blon);
nunganan uance (Brahms),
"At Vespers," "My Dream Lady," and
a raedley.selectlon.
Lucien E. Becker gave a successful
piano recital .at the First Baptist
Church, Oregon City, last Monday
night. Mr. Becker was .assisted by Mrs.
L. H. Olmsted, mezzo soprano; Mrs. H.
A. Berkman. accompaniBt, and Gustav
Flechtner, violinist.
Miss Ada Alice Tuttle and Harold
Hurlbut, tenor, were heard at an en
joyable musicale given last Wednes
day night by Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Tut
tle at their residence on Mount Tabor.
Miss Tuttle recited "The Birth of the
Opal," with Incidental piano accom
paniment by herself. This style of
reading has been extensively adopted
by David Blspham. Oscar Wilde's
"Happy Prince," with Incidental music
by Liza Lehmann, proved a charming
number. Miss Tuttle also sang four
children's songs by Liza Lehmann. de
lightfully conveying their whimBlcal
words. Mr. Hurlbut sang an aria from
"Pagliaccl." "Rudolph's Narrative."
from "La Boheme"; the "Serenade,"
from "The Barber of Seville"; Magi
cal June" (Turney); "There Are Birds
in the Valley" (Liza Lehmann). , and
"Funiculi Funicula" (Denza). Mr.
Hurlbut was In excellent voice and
sang with fine ease and expression.
Mrs. Rose Coursen-Reed sang two
numbers, "I Hear You Calling Me"
(Marshall) and "The Little Damozel"
(Novello) at the recent lecture on
"Alaska" given under the auspices of
the Mazama Club at the Library hall
by Herbert M. Gleason. of Boston. Mrs.
Reed was enthusiastically recalled.
Miss Geraldlne Coursen. was a sympa
thetic accompanist.
Arthur Alexander, the tenor, and who
formerly lived in this city, has reached
New Tork City from Paris, where, at
the outbreak of the war, he drove an
auto for the Red Cross.
She (at the ball game) Why does he
make those motions with his arms be
fore he pitches the ball?
He Those are signals to the catcher.
The two men work In concert.
She Dear me! Is that the concert
pitch I've heard about so often? Bos
ton Transcript.
In the midst of wars' alarms. Mile.
Anna Pavlowa has opened her Fall
season and is now touring the prov
inces of the British Isles. Pavlowa and
her imperial Russian ballet and sym
phony orchestra recently appeared in
Manchester, England, according to ca
ble advices received. The English tour
Is of necessity limited In extent, for
Pavlowa will come to America about
tho end of this month and open her
American tour of the Metropolitan
Opera-House November 3. . She will
then tour the East and Middle West,
going as far West as Omaha. In Feb
ruary she will open a 10-week season
at the Century Opera-House, playing
alternately with Dippers Opera Co-
Olive Fremstad
says of the
Steinway Piano
j uiavju J Kira.jXAJj, the premier soprano of the
Metropolitan Opera House, will sing at Heilig Theater
Wednesday, uctoDer . Mme. Fremstad says (shd
reiers w wie oiemway cook containing many expres
S10H3 oi appreciation oi me steinway Piano) :
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i snouia liKe Aery union to express m
opinion ui me oteiuwiiy jl iano. DUt tnis It
difficult. If you take all that is said in youd
a o auu civxtx
little more, you will have the opinion I -voul
like'to express."
I The Steinway is universally acknowledged as th
STANDARD by which all Pianos are judged.
The Steinway Piano Will Be Used
at All the Fremstad Recitals.
Wednesday Evening1, October 7, at Heilig Theater
Tickets $2.50, $2.00, $1.50, $1.00 and 75c
Seat Sale Monday, October 5
May & G
Morrison at Sixth, Portland, Opp. Postofficf
mlque. Following the Century Opera
House season, Pavlowa will again go
on tour eventually reaching the Pacific
Coast. At San Francisco she will ap
pear for several weeks during the
Panama-Pacific International Exposi
tion, and following this she and her en
tire organization of artiste and musi
cians will sail for Australia for a tour
of the world.
The New York Symphony Orchestra.
Walter Damroech. conductor, has en
gaged its entire quota ot 85 musicians
'or the coming season. While other or
ganizations are endeavoring to conr
plete their orchestras by filling the
places left vacant by musicians who
have gone to the front for the various
European nations now at war the New
York Symphony is fortunate in the fact
that none of its members could be
called for military service. Alexander
Saslavsky will again be the concert
master. The first rehearsal -of the sea
son, under Mr Damrosch will occur Oc
tober 5, in preparation fot the two
weeks' engagement of the orchestra
at the Pittsburg Exposition. The New
York season will open October 23. at
Aeolian Hall. Under the direction of
riaensel Jones, the orchestra's Spring
festival tour with a quartet of vocal
soloists begins April S, and extends
through the South Atlantic States to
Texas, thence north to Iowa and East
to New York.
Miss Edith Foley entertained her
senior students recently at her home,
367 East Thirty-ninth street, when" a
short programme was creditably ren
dered. Those who took part were: Miss
Eva Wilson, Miss Foley. Miss Bertha
Hockman, Dean Morey. Miss Edith Ma
gown, Miss Litta Morey, Clyde" C.
Foley and Miss Helena Hardy. Among
the audience were: Miss Lillian Ertle
Mlse Gussle Freyler. Miss Helena
Hardy, Miss Farmer, Miss LJllian
Freund, Miss Frances Freund. Miss
Litta Morey, Miss E. Hayde. Mrs. F. a
Cryner. Mrs. R. Morey, W. Thomas and
Clyde C. Foley.
Mrs. Edith M. Smythe entertained the
Inmates of the Patton Home for the
Friendless with a few musical selec
tions recently and was assisted by her
students. Miss T. Balch and Miss M.
Fisher, who sang two songs. Mrs.
Smythe was asked to pay a visit again.
The Treble Clef Club has resumed Its
weekly rehearsals under the direction
of Mrs. Rose Coursen-Reed. and has
taken up the .study of Brewer's "Twi
light Pictures," a beautiful cantata for
women's voices, four parts, with Inci
dental soli for dramatic soprani and
contralti. The music is written to a
poem by Charles Noel Douglas, which
is full of beautiful thoughts and pic
tures. The personnel of the club this
season Is: Mrs. Frank Taylor. Mrs.
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M. M. Rudolph, one of the charter members of the Portland Police band,
waa born in Croaaville. TIL. and came to Portland from .Denver In 1904. He
has been a member of the monuted patrol since his appointment in 1905. Mr.
Rudolph baa served as secretary of the band and at present is vice-president.
Be J11B35S ba JtmnHlmw arm iss sa Annate lan of accepted ability. He Is 35 years
Sanderson Reed. Mrs. John
Mrs. Ralph Hahn, Miss HazJ
Mrs. Helen Bingham-Gregg,
garet Gray, Miss Edna SI I
Madeline Stone. Miss UiudJ
Mrs. Raymond McKalson. ?J
Brune. Mrs. Rose Friedle-Glal
uenevleve Butterfield. Mis
Lewis. Mrs. Donald Lamont.
onerman. The accompanist i
aioine coursen.
Robert Boice Camon
singer, and Miss Beatrice
were married recently at the I
l nnity Protestant Knisron;
the officiating clergyman btl
a. aiornson. Mrs. Carson
tralto singer and sune as sol
of the leading churches in a!
before coming to Portland.
son is a member of the MoncJ
-iud ana will appear In a rd
in the winter.
Fifty singers were present
hearsal of the Portland Ol
ciety and Handel Vocal Sol
blned chorus, last Tuesday
chorus was well balanced
were 9 altos, 23 sopranos, 8
10 ban se a. Choruses were
Judas Maccabaeus" and "Ml
Joseph A. Finley has reed
compliments on the splendid
Dy nis choir at Centenarvl
Episcopal Church during
conference of Methodist
especially pleased were t:
witH the rendition of "The
Telling" (Hadyn's "Creation
day night before a large co
wnen the choir, augmented
by members of the Portia J
Society, sang "And the Glor:
Hallelujah Chorus" IHandt
Robert Boice Carson
musicale Thursday night it
Miss (Jiara Thorberg, who
today from the East. Miss
a pianist who has played
success in Eastern cities.
Mrs. Sara Glance Bowma
has been appointed soloirl
centor at the Third Churcl
Scientist, and also Instruct!
music at Willamette Univet
Or. Mrs. Bowman possessel
contralto voice, and is one!
Portland soloists selected t I
Apollo Club male chorus cl
. . .
The First Presbyterian sd
was reorganized last Wedr
at the parish house. Geod
kenzie was elected presi
rielen Bennett, secretary.
Marian v. Lester, soprano!
ence Hadlock ,alto; J. A.
bass, and A. Cruikshank.
leaders. Thirty-five were
a chorus membership of
100 is expected next raeetinl
parts were well balanced.
10 altos, 4 tenors and 4
Maua uesner was acconl
will continue in that posi-
A. jrimey, tne director of
Oratorio Society, will dir.!
"The Messiah," which will!
December 29 by the choJ
junction with the Forth;
and Handel Vocal socletiei
chorus of 150 to 200 voices.
will meet every Wednesdi
room H, Presbyterian pa
Thirteenth and Alder stre'
Qeorge Wllber Reed. teJ
of the soloists last seas
Apollo Club male chorus.
with Mrs. Reed, In Londi
engaged In professional
He plans to reach Portlanl
Dr. Clement B. Shaw
series of expositions of
Italian. French and Germa
at suite 600-607 Tilford
ginning Saturday night.
sion Verdi's "Aida" will
the story unfolded and
arias Introduced. Morda l
nough, pianist, will assij
No admission will be chail
. . .
Madame Jennie Norelli
opera prima donna, has
home at Tacoma, W ash., tl
her approaching tour oii
Middle West cities. She
at Denver, Cincinnati si
cago and other Eastern
pacts that her tour wil
months. She is also
next Spring in New York I
. . .
John Claire Monteith ii
concert club for this seal
consists of his student
friends who attend the
of the season in a body
beforehand to study thj
which Is to be given, thl
tics of the work of thi
the composers and sel
Quite a number of Ff
slcal people attended the I
distinctive reception
Thursday night by Mr.
ward Everett Brodle, 61
street, to Mr. and Mrs. 11
New York City. Mrs. 11
singing with Mr. Arens
in New York City an.
Summers, since Mr. Arenl
Concluded OB