The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, October 31, 1920, Page 48, Image 48

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i Baritone to
Sing -m' Opera
f Br J. I WalUa
A MONO ths principal In "The Fore
of Destiny." to be presented by the
- Portland Opera Association at The Au
ditorium Friday and Saturday nights,
?eoember I and 4, la Otto Wedemeyer,
ell known Portland baritone and vocal
teacher, who before locating- In Portland
.:" toured . In both grand and light opera
with aome of the foremost companies of
i a itrw years 'ao.
? Mr. Wedemeyer will sing the role of
on Caso dl Vargas, which affords much
opportunity for,actlnr as well as sins
ih. "Th Force of Destiny" Is one of
'Qniseppe Verdi's beet works and while
ti has Its full measure of the tragic
events that form the basis of grand
opera. It also contains many amusing
Incidents to form the desirable contrast.
J The story Is that Donna Lenora has
a lorer In the person of Don Alvaro,
.with whom she Is on the point of elop
ing from the house of her father, the
Marquis of Calatrava. When the latter
enters. a scene ensues and the marquis
' Is slain by the accidental discharge of
; Don Alvaro's pistol.
Lenora, after the death of her father,
believing that Alvaro has deserted her,
: flees, and, disguised In male attire, be
comes a recluse living In a cavern, the
privacy of which Is secured to her by
? Father Guardlano, the prior superior
; of a religious community. Her brother,
Don Carlos di Vargas, becomes Imbued
with the belief that It is his paramount
duty to hunt the world through until
he finds Lenora and her lover, and by
" their deaths to avenge his father and
. the dishonor on the name he bears.
.r Don Carlos and Don Alvaro, under
: assumed names and unknown to each
ether, being In the camp of the Italian
- and Spanlnh armies, Alvaro is the
. means of saving the life of Don Carlos
V from assassins, and they vow lasting
-friendship. Soon after this Alvaro Is
: Wounded in battle. It Is supposed mor
tally. Don Carlos finds in the wound
ed man's possession a portrait of Le-'-
aora, which confirms him In his sus
; jicion that his new friend is none
either than Alvaro.
Alvaro, under Abe name of Father
RafarUo. becomes a friar In the re-
' llgtous order situated In the Immediate
vicinity of the cavern In which Lenora
Is secluded. Don Carlos again finds
and compels him to fight Carlos falls
this time, mortally wounded. Lenora
enters from her cavern and the three
recognize each other. Don Carlos calls
upon his sister to embrace him before
be dies, seises this opportunity to stab
her and then expires. Lenora Implores
the forgiveness of heaven for Alvaro,
Who, humbled in heart by her earnest
accents, throws himself penitent at her
. feet, and the curtain falls on the death
of Lenora.
" The Society of Oregon Composers will
meet Wednesday evening, November
1. at 517 Bush A Lane building; Mrs.
Lena Chambers will speak on "Chil
dren's Pieces for Piano." Mrs J. Har
vey Johnson will present a ladies quar
tet. Luclen Becker will play a piano
. solo, and Miss Gertrude Lakeflsh will
play a fantasia for piano by Kmll Enna.
' A committee has been appointed to take
She dUni bebnk amcn&IEFIKED
peopUtktusncnd;mGHd they
the crisis cf another uJbmajtU
and an exceptional, east antL
renew ycurJvutK
Election Retiarhs Tiiesday Night
baritone, who will be
one of the principals in
the production of' Verdi's
"The Force of Destiny."
entire charge of the publication of the
state song recently adopted, ine mem
bers are: Emll Enna, Mrs. J. Harvey
Johnson. Luclen E. Becker, Mrs. Lena
Chambers, Daniel H. Wilson, Charles
Swenson and George D. Ingram. The
rtr-oMont hu arjoointed the following;
as members of the board of directors for
the year : Luclen E. Becker, E. O. Splti
ner. Miss Annabelle Wagstaff. Mrs.
Lena Chambers and Daniel H. Wilson.
r TTmii v.nna. will be the soloist at
the Jenny Llnd celebration to be held
at Llnnea hall on October 30. ine ai
fair Is under the management of the
sinrlnr r!lub Columbia, the Society Lln
nea and Court Scandla, F. of A.
At a recent meeting of the Willamette
chapter of D.. R-. Mrs. Reatha Fowler
Mlller was soloist. Her accompanist was
Mrs. W. B. Wolcqtt. The hostess for
the chapter was Mrs. Wilbur P. Beid,
at her residence at "Green Gables." Mrs.
Miller has been appointed a member of
the White Temple quartet- She is a
prominent contralto soloist as well as a
teacher of piano.
George E. McElroy, former member of
the Portland Symphony orchestra, has
gone to Seattle to play In the first chair
section of the Seattle Symphony orches
. q. i. , mii nf W. E. McElroy
of Portland. The Seattle orchestra has
a memoersmp ui i.
in. human, nature !!
I ausre I
production adaptsd jro
Apollo Club
Has Engaged
Three Soloists
TIE opening concert of the Apollo
club's 1920-21 season win occur No
vember 10 at The Analtorlum.
The season's program, as announced
to associate members this week, win
Include the usual three concerts, an
of which will be given at The Audi
torium. Three artists of Interest and
importance have been engaged. They
are: Charles Bulotti, tenor; Anna
Case, soprano, and Lotta Madden
(Lotta Othlck).
Bulottl. who will make his Initial
Portland appearance at the opening
concert. Is a young Callfornian with a
clear, resonant tenor voice. Most flow
fhg tributes have been bestowed upon
him by his critics.
Anna Case, whose name and fame
are bright and shining lights of the
musical world, will appear at the sec
ond concert, February 12. Miss Case
stands as emphatic evidence of the
high attainment of American musical
Lotta Madden, better known to Port'
landers as Lotta Othlck, is a native of the
Pacific Northwest. Earlier members of the
Apollo club will well remember her ap
pearance at a former concert and the
extremely favorable Impression created
through her beautiful voice, dramatic
Intensity and graciousness. Portland
musical patrons will welcome the op
portunity of hearing this gifted artist
her first return since her New "York
For this season associate members
seats will be assigned and tickets
mailed without necessity for standing
In line at box office.
William H. Boyer, for 12 years the
Apollo club's conductor, continues In
that capacity this season. It Is very
largely due to his persistent striving
for high ideals that the club has made
Its advancement in Its musical offer
ings. The personnel of the active
membership remains about the same as
last year. A few members have been
lost through removal from the city
Roscoe Bell. Huston M. Reeves and
William Paul among them. Several
new and excellent voices have been
w' this week iil
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1 Aida Fanttlsle a Verdi rt9g 2&X l U'XSL- - ' . , TTl JjfJ
iJCZyS Czardas from Billet "CoppeIia"..L. Delibe's J? VV I ks ' A -l,.;. - Z&Zy'
Sp" $ Selection, "The Weddinf Trip" ( t fi N f s J . T 'is , I
life Toreador and Andalouse. . . . A. Rubinstein 3 rXS $T I 1 . "( I 1 JfJ I
r Wt,ta- "Tcsoro Mio" .... Becucci ; -gprfe Tiff, SrZ ' ' i 1 Vs '
h V Overture, "Poet and PeasanfF. V. Snppe , Ca? ftiVx V&' X - VS
IT vfJT ' Concert Nurnler Oaring TbU Week , J Sr li " YfS
t "it Aitsmoons and Eviin. 7 Yl, Xffi''SZr- Wi
Spanish Waltz, "Santiago"..... A. Corbin 'Jr-& '
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added to xnaintala the TS - provided la
tne club's by-laws. - , . . .-
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The Monday Musical dub will be host
at a luncheon tomorrow at the Hotel
Portland. Mrs. W. Franklyn Looker,
chairman of the entertainment commit
tee, has arranged this in honor of the
State Mvslo Teacher association. Miss
Fsy Rodduck, chairman of the program
committee, has a fine musical program
prepared. Members and others wishing
to attend are requested to make their
reservations by calling Mrs. Looker.
Tabor 2524, or Mrs. B. B. Banning, Tabor
Z77G, Mrs. J. Thomas Leonard, the newly
elected president of the club, will pre
side. Music teachers especially are in
vited. ,
The dub chorus, with Mrs. Rose Coar
sen Reed director, meets every Monday
at 1 o'clock: at the club studio. The
French department has again taken up
serious work with Mme. Emll Closset
Their hours are Thursday from 10 :10 to
Miss Martha B. Reynolds' class in mu
sical analysis and form meets at her
studio. This is a class of conscientious
students of music who are working to
ward state cert If lea tea
Mrs. H. T. Donlvan Is chairman of the
dancing department this year. Miss
Marie Gammle has again been chosen to
teach this class. The classes will be
held In Miss Gammie's studio In the Ell
ers building and will meet Wednesday
from 11 :0 to 12 :S0. Those who have
not registered are requested to call Mrs.
Donlvan, Main 7558.
Mrs. J. R. Hollister has been success
ful in organising an entirely new. depart
ment This will be known as the in
termediate department and takes In
young girls and youths of high school
age. They will meet each Monday from
3 :15 to 4 :15 in the club studio. 148 Thir
teenth street .Next Monday Luclen
Becker will give a lecture-recital on so
nata form. Gloria Christ has been given
the work of briefing a constitution ; Ger
trude Doyle, secretary, has charge of
the publicity ; Bertha Kiasner is in
charge of the membership and the pro
grams will be handled by Elsa Leick and
Lois Springer.
The juniors meet each Saturday at 1
The Portland Oratorio society Is stead
ily growing. Most of the music for the
Thanksgiving program, November 25,
has arrived and Is studied at rehearsals.
Alto, tenor and bass sections have been
much strengthened by the addition of
a number of good voices and readers.
A campaign is on for 400 associate
members to assure a fund of $3000 so
that the financial success of the year
may be assured. With only six more
regular rehearsals on the November 25
program, at which concert Mabel Riegel-,
LEONARD, new pres
ident of the Monday
Musical Club of Portland.
V .
man, prima donna of the Chicago Grand
Opera company, will be the soloist, it
will be necessary for all singers desir
ous of jointng the chorus to enter at
once. The rehearsals are held every
Tuesday evening at 8 :15 in Library hall.
Central library building. Tenth street
between Yamhill and Taylor. This is
the ninth season of this society.
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Mrs. Schwab
To Appear in
Song Recital
TUSl MacDoweU dub win meet Tues
day afternoon, November t, at the
Hotel Multnomah, when a program of
extraordinary Interest win be given. The
dub will present May Dearborn Schwab
la recital, and much interest Is belns
manifested in this event This will be
the first time that Mrs. Schwab has
been beard In full recital program since
her return from New York, where she
has had many years of active musical
work and the advantage of association
and work with eminent coaches, includ
ing Kurt Schlndler. Frank La Forge and
Robert Gaynor. Her voice 'Is a lyric
soprano, of remarkable purity of tone,
and she will be heard to ad van tare on
Tuesday In a number of charming songs.
Her nrorram will be: "Cossets dl
Plagarmr (Scarlatti) : -vol cne sa-
pete" (Mosart): "Se tu M'amL ie Sos-
plre" (Pergolesi) "Chanson Norvegl
enne" (Fourdrain) ; "O! si les Fleurs"
(Masslaet) ; "Chanson Indone" (Rlmsky
Korsakofr) : "A Little Lane" (Marion
Bauer); "Wild Geese" (Rogers) ;
"Corals" (Treharne) ; Tanchonetu"
(Kathleen Clarke) ; "I Heard a Cry"
(Fisher) ; "When Your Dear Hands"
(La Forge).
Harold Hurlbut of Portland, who has
been studying and singing In Paris, la
now In Italy, being located In Rome
after studying for a time In Milan. Mr.
Hurlbut writes that opportunities for
study are unusually fine In SJurope, as
the rate of exchange has reduced Italian
money to one fifth its value, Great
singers who receive 1000 lire a week
find their salary actually worth only
42 American dollars. They are, there
fore, glad to add to their earnings by
teaching, and many a great artist Is
accepting pupils by day and thrilling
operatic audiences by night. Many
things make living conditions extremely
difficult, in Europe, and while enjoying;
his advantages. Mr. Hurlbut states, he
la homesick for America and will be
overjoyed to see Oregon again.
An "Ensemble Sonata" evening- at Reed
college Tuesday was one of the best
attended and most heartily enjoyed of
the season's musical programs. H.
Kltngenfield, prominent violinist who
has recently made Portland his home,
was heard In violin numbers, and Luclen
EI Becker, well known Portland mu
sician, assisted, and gave two piano solos
tone, who will ting at
complimentary concert
next Wednesday night '
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which were well received.
The concert which was Mr. Kllnren
feld's second appearance In Portland,
was attended by many Portland music
lovers as well as Reed students and
faculty. The evening's principal num
bers were Grelg's Sonata F Major, and
Beethoven's Sonata op. 12. A minuet of
the seventeenth century, played by Mr.
Kllngenfeld as an encore, was excellent
In Its tripping rhythm and dainty melody.
Baritone Will
Be Presented
On Wednesday
JSRWTN MUTCH, baritone, will make
his Initial bow to Portland musical
circles at a complimentary concert at the '
Hellig theatre next Wednesday evening.
Mr. Mutch, who Is an exponent of
Oscar Beagle, has had wide success In
the concert stage throughout the East
Besides numerous concert and recital
appearance., ln and about New York.
Mr. Mutch has appeared with success
three times with the New York Sym
phony orchestra under the direction of
Walter Damrosch.
He came to Portland this fall to accept
the position of head of the vocal depart
ment of the EUlson-Wnite Conservatory
of Music He A baritone soloist at Trin
ity Episcopal church.
The program for Wednesday evenlnc
will comprise groups of Italian and
French songs, a group of folk songs, in
cluding a number of negro spirituals, the
operatic rla "Erl tu" from the "Bal
Masque" and a number of recent songs
by American composers. Among the
latter of especial Interest to Portland
era will be two numbers by the late
Tom Dobson and a new Irish song writ
ten by Edwin Schneider for John McCor
maclc This will be the first hearing of
this number on the Pacific coast Dur
ing the late war ) Mr. Mutch was sta
tioned at a camp In the Far South and
had occasion to become acquainted with
the darkey and his music. This experi
ence has helped him In his Interpreta
tion of the negro melodies as arranged
for concert work by H. T. Burleigh.
The concert ts an invitational one and
a long list of society matrons are acting
as patronesses for the affair. Miss
Louise Huntly will be Mr. Mutch's ac
companist. Mrs. W. H. Chatten. contralto of the
First Methodist church: Miss Alice
J us ton. contralto of the Wilbur Method
ist church ; Mrs. Helen From me Schedler,
soprano or the Rose City Presbyterian
church, and Miss Nina Dressier, con
tralto of the First Congregational
church, are among the artist students
Mrs. Rose Couraen-Reed is to present at
The Auditorium early this season.
The young women of the First Meth
odist church, assisted by friends, will
give the concert at the Men's Resort
Saturday, November . These young
women are very popular at this place
for the recent concerts they put on.