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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: SEPTEMBER 29, 1912.
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By HENRIETTA M. REE9.
MAHA'S musical firmament Is
particularly bright with stars
for the coming; season. When
we start with such notable
events as two performances
by the Chicago Grand Opera
' company; Mme. Schumann-Heinle and
an evening of choral music by the Men
delssohn choir, such a good beginning
cannot but be followed through, unless
all signs falL Mr. Pryor and Mr. Burch
more have Joined forces and succeeded
In bringing to Omaha the Chicago Grand
Opera company for two performances
at the Auditorium October 17.
Those who have head "The Secret of
Euzanne," by Wolf-Ferarl, are enthust.
astlc In their praise, and the many press
notices are highly favorable. The stars
will be ZeppUU, Alfredo Costa and Fran
cisco Doddl, all well known to Chicago
- Omaha Is one of the few cttiea of Us
Size that possesses an Auditorium of the
size and acoustics of ours and after the
successful concerts given by the Men
delssohn choir last year a coterie o.
musical people discussed the feasibility
of bringing a really great attraction
to the Auditorium at popular prices.
After corresponding with several man
Mem, it was found that the Chicago
Grand Opera company was playing a
twenty-eight date series of engagements
In the west and would have a waste
date between Chicago and Denver.
(Frank Burchmore of the Mendelssohn
choir took up the matter for the Chi
cago Grand Opera company with
Andreas Dippel. The thing that first
iwas In doubt was the matter of prloe,
for great artists literally refuse to sing
for what they term "clieap audlenoes."
We sometimes hear from friends re
turning from Europe that they heard this
r that famous opera wonderfully sung
In some European center for a few
francs but we never hear of such things
In America. The Metropolitan company
has played here at rare Intervals at
from 15 down; the Savage company at
I2.S0 to 15; and. In fact, all grand opera
forces charge high prices. After a lot
sf esrrsspondeiice, however, Mr. Dlppel
consented to a popular price, provided
the venture were advertised for what it
-" Price experiment in grand opera."
Think of having the new Wolf-Ferarl
opera-sung by the Chicago Grand Opera
company with the same stars, cast,
: scenery, orchestra and management that
Chicago folk clamored to hear for S
last season at 60 cents on XX here In
Omaha. If I were not Interested from
musical standpoint. If I did not want
to go for social reasons, because every
' tody that 1s anybody attends grand
. operaI think I should like to go just
to sea how It would feel. These prices
would be Impossible and the whole affair
an absurdity were it not for the waste
date between Chicago and Omaha, if
our Auditorium did not have- its great
alxe. and were It not for the nerve of
.Andreas Dlppel In facing criticism
from other cities on the tour, where rrg
ular prices Will be charged.
; The tickets ', will be placed on sale at
All muslo stories as early a Tuesday,
October J, and It la hoped that Omaha
people will show their appreciation of
this most wonderful musical opportunity
by crowding the house to Its utmost
. capacity and forcing the management to
ell standing room.
. Miss Hopper Is to be congratulated
upon her selection of soloists for the
coming season. The first of the series
, Is Madams Ernestine Schumann-Helnk,
who will appear on. November 17 at the
Brandels theater. The popular contralto
will present a program representing
Schubert, Schumann, Frana, Wagner and
Saint Saena, as well as a liberal group of
English songs, and close with the prison
scene from "Le Profete" (Meyerbeer).
Katherlne Hoffman will act as accom
panist, and Edward Collins, pianist, will
, be beard In compositions of Chopin and
Bruno Stelndel, vloilncello sololal of the
Thomas orchestra, Chicago, will be as
sisted by Mary Munchhoff, soprano, and
- Max Landow, pianist, on the afternoon
of December S. Madame August M.
Borglum will play the accompaniments
for both Mr. Stelndel and Miss Munchhoff.
Much Interest has already been expressed
In this concert, which will undoubtedly
prove one of the most popular numbers
: of the season.
On the afternoon of February IS, Max
Fauer, pianist, and director general of
the celebrated conservatory of Stuttgart,
Germany, will give an entire recital.
v Though he has enjoyed European emi
nence for twenty years, he is making his
first American tour and during the
season Max-Pauer will be heard with
, every .large orchestra In America, In ad
dition to a series of appearances with
the Boston Symphony.
; Mme. Julia Culp Is also making her
first American tour though she has
basked in the superlatives of Europesn
critics for several years. As an Inter
preter of lleder Mme. Culp Is only second
to Dr. Wullner, but in contrast la the
, possessor qf a voice of remarkable beauty.
I The German critic, Ferdinand Pfohl, de-
;j scribes Julia Culp as "A singer possessing
tlsuch beauty of vocal material that one
3 ' could worship If Conrad VonBos will
.,-sst as accompanist
All those who heard the wonderfully
beautiful setting of "Hiawatha's Wed
ding Feast." given last year by the
Mendelssohn choir and Thomas orchestra,
will be grieved to hear of the death of the
'composer, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, In
Ijondon this month. His untimely death
at the age of 37, has robbed the world sf
one of Its noblest singers, , lyrist of
power and worth, one of those few men
of modern times who found expression In
the language of musical song.
T In the musical circles of Great Britain
this name ranks with that of Elgar in the
nation's most Individual output In the
I domain of choral music, at any rate
His "Hiawatha," which has made his
'. name better known than anything else
h has written, is a work which will last
for many years to come. So, too, ; his
, "Atonement," perhaps the finest passion
! service of modern times; his "Khubla
Khan" and his "Ineg Blane," which all
show his command of modern musical
milters, his true inspiration and his sin
cerity li expressing himself. His greatest
asget was perhaps the latter, a total lack
of affectation. Though surrounded by the
influences that are at work-in Europe
' today, he retained his individuality to the
- end, developing bis style, however, and
evincing new ideas In each succeeding
What Coleridge Taylor's place In his
tory will be it is hardly possible to esti
mate at present, fur we cannot get a
sufficient perspective on his work. One
must recognize the splendid attainments
of the man, his right to serious considera
tion as an artist and his constant en
deavor to maintain a high standard of
No musical capital in America and
scarcely one In Europe will have two
such eminent conductors at work within
It as will Boston In January and Febru
ary, of this year. Dr. Muck will then be
re-established as the conductor of the
Symphony concerts and Mr. Welngartner
will be serving his brief term as con
ductor of the opera house.
The Lombard! Pacific coast grand opera,
season had a brilliant opening last Sun
day In Ban Francisco in "La Boheme."
The company made a decided hit at this,
Its first appearance. The San Francisco
Chronicle says: 1
"The tenor, Armslnnl, recently from the
La Scala theater; Amlnl Matinl, Rita
D'Oria and Francisco Nlcoletti, the prin
cipals, all came In for their share of the
praise and approval of the audience.
Bavagnoll, who directed the music, c me
in for a specially large bouquet, for
although his name was left off the pro
gram, the work of the orchestra was In
spiring. Considering that the forty-odd
musicians were playing together for the
first time, their work was wonderful and
very few of Puccini's racy phrases got
past them without the proper touch."
La Scala theater at Milan has decided
to take Schumann's "Scenes from Faust"
out of the operatic archives, brush off the
dust, dress it In the latest operatic sera
blance and present It this winter. Al
though paru of this opera of Schumann's
have been popular on the concert stage,
it was never successful as an opera.
Schumann wrote for solo voices, a chorus
and an orchestra in a concert hall, chose
the episodes In the poem that stirred bis
Imagination and were susceptible to musi
cal treatme, and,, as the title implies,
took no thought of continuity or dramatic
effect La Scala will lift this once more
into the field of opera, it will bo interest
ing to see with what success. ,
The Worcester Associations will sing
the modern oratorio "Ruth" by Georga
Schumann at Its Impending festival and
for the concert of Thursday evening. This
was first performed In German in IMS
anA has had a few performanees In
America, but ss yet Is very little known.
It Is considered very highly In the field
of oratorio writing, however.
A letter from Wayne, Neb., enclosed
the numbers of their recital course of
this year. It Is their first attempt at a
regular course and contains the names
Vernon C Bennett
Concert Organist, Pianist and Teacher
Mr. Bennett ia a Post Graduate of the Gnilmant
Organ School of New York City, having successfully
completed the course at that institution under the di
rection of Win. C. Carl. Ills unusual talent brought
him in touch with many of the greatest musical per
sonalties of the metropolis, and his efforts were so ap
preciated that he was retained by Mr. Carl as his as
sistant. Mr. Vernon C. Bennett also announces that he is
prepared to accept engagements for his services in
Organ Recital, Concerts and Oratorio and solicits the
consideration of those interested.
1311-13 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb.
Telephone Doug. 1623.
PupiU prepared and
placed in concert,
church and opera
1807 Farnam Street,
Phone Doug. 5906
of Cornelius Van Hlet Gustaf Holmquist,
Sadie Walker, Dorothea North and Sllva
Scioatl. It Is to be hoped that Wayne
scores a decided success and an inspira
tion for many other Nebraska towns.
The Apollo club has resumed rehearals
at the Omaha School of Music. The
olub U planning to give at least two con
certs this season and In all probability
some prominent artist will assist at each
concert It has been proposed to Increase
the active membership to seventy-five,
The club at present Is fifty strong and
Mr. Freemantel says that the member
ship will have to pass a very severs
voice applicants' test this year.
Miss Mary Munchhoff sailed Septem
ber a on the George Washington for
America and Is expected to reopen her
studio In this city the first week In
October. While abroad Miss Munchhoff
gave a very successful recital In Berne,
Switzerland, on September 3. 1
This is the season of the year when a
great many Omahans begin to take muaio
lessons and a few out of that number to
study music. Do you do one or both?
Mrs. Millie Ryanreturned this week
from New Tork City, where she clostd
after a very successful season. Mrs,
Byan will reopen her Omaha studio,
Miss Emily Clevelias returned from a
season of two years spent In study In
Europe. She devoted her time to study
ing" the violin under Prof. Maralc of the
Prague Conservatory of Music. She ex
pects to open a studio later In the season
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly have been Iden
tified for many seasons with the musical
growth of Omaha; their song recitals,
given to the most appreciative audiences,
have elicited the warmest praise from
critics and from the public. Mr. and
Mrs. Kelly are always sure of a large
and brilliant audience when they appear,
and their appearances are only too few,
owing to the activities of teaching and
rehearsing, as both of these singers teach
singing and do solo work in church as
well as In the recital field, Mr. Kelly
being the vocal Instructor of the Sacred
Heart convent, from which well known
and prominent educational Institution he
has sent out some fine pupils. At the
First Methodist Episcopal church Mr. and
Mrs. Kelly can be frequently heard in
solo work, and the :holr of that church
(Continued on Page EG even.)
Mr. Thomas J. Kelly
In ail Branches
Residence Studio, 209 S. 35th Ave.
Phone Harney 2027 for Terms, Appointments; 'Etc.
Special courses la poise and natural, correct breathing, and
In correction of wrong speaking and singing.
Effa Ellis Teaching
Qiovrvi or alc Teachers
OySlVTTl and School Teachers
Training Schools In All Largs Cities. Address, Old Boston Btore Bids;.
Illustrated Music School
FELICIA W. TURNER, Prln.
Davidge Blk., 18th and Farnam Sts. Phone Doug. 5816.
Effa Ellis System Theory and
Special classes for children, mothers, teachers and adults of
all grades. Competent teachers In piano department
Lydia Worth Smith
Teacher of Voice and Correct Singing
. Pupil of Effa Ellis, Omaha, Madam Cheney of New York
City, C. D. Clippinger of Chicago.
STUDIO ' i
Suite 11, Dayldge Blk., 18th and Farnam Sts.
f a '
Florence Gail Easier
.. . Church and Concert Engagements. . .
; Limited Number of Pupils Accepted
1808 FARNAM ST.
Teacher of Voice
401 Boyd Tktatn
. Building 1
Soprano mnd Dtroetor of
muartitu St. Mary' Ao: '
To be given at the Brandeis Theater
I MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK
World Famous Contralto
Assisted by Edward Collins, Pianist. ,
Evening; Nov. 7th, 8 P. M.
II BRUNO STEDJDEL, Violoncellist
MAX LANDOW, Pianist -MARY
MUNCHHOFF, Soprano : : v
v Afternoon, Dec. 3d, 4 P. M.
IH-MAX PAUER, Pianist N
Head of the Famous Stuttgart Conservatory.
- Afternoon, Feb. 13th, 4 P. M.
IV--MME. JULIA CULP, Meszo-Soprano
"Quecii of Leider Singers."
Afternoon, March 13th, 4 P. M.
$5.00. An orchestra chair for the entire series.
$3.60. Special students' rate for first balcony.
Addrees, Evelyn Hopper, 2589 Spaulding St, Tel. Web. 892.
Director Om a h a Symphony
INSTRUCTOR A T THE CONVENT
OF THE SACRED HEART
Tuition includee free membership
in orchestra and ensemble clones
1313 Farnam Street Phone Harney 3904
The Isabel Lowden
School of Physical Edaca
tion and Expression
XSABE& &OW9SST, Director
DlTPAJtTMIjrT O? VOICE, BXrmXSftlO and BmAKATXO AM
Isabel Xiowdea Pupil Mrs. MUward Adams (Graduate Conservatoire,
Paris) and of Mme. Hanna Butler Pupil Oeorg Ferguson, Berlin.
Sffle Stsen Xittelsoa Graduate Grace Hlckox Studios, Chicago. (Mrs.
Adam's method.) Pupil of Edward Hill (Boston School Oratory).
Pupil of Frauletn Bchoen Rene (Now of Berlin). Pupil Northwest
ern Conservatory (Minneapolis). ,
BzrAjaTKXHT op nrmou TmAxrarcr
Xriicy temple Bradford Graduate New Tork School Physical Educa
tion. . .
Isabel Xiowdea Special work In Breathing, Diet and Correct Carriage.
t BsvAXTvsarr or sax euro -
Xiney temple Bradford C Cralif and Gilbert dancing. Meuzeh Buleet
Xncy temple Bradford C Chalif and Gilbert dancing. Meuzeli Ballet .
technlqSB, special training under llsabeth Burchnell In Folk Dano
BEPABTUXirr 1D&XTASY YBAXjrnTO
For boys from six to fifteen years.
Under the direction of a United States army officer who Is a graduate
of West Point '
Correction of deformatlves a specialty.
O UR CREED:
"Develop the individual and help him to find the
truest expression of himselF
r SCHOOL OF
ACTING and VOICE
School of Expression
Has Its Own Theatre. Goodwal Dlckerman, Director.
Arlington Block, 15114 Dodge St
Correct Breathing, Lyric Diction, Voice
Production, Range Extension, Song Inter
pretation, Song Recitals.
Interpretive Reading, Pantomime, Dle
tion, Impersonation, Dialects, Elocution,
Oratory and Physical Culture.
- List of plays and books read by stu
dents for the asking.
School conducted as a stock company
with monthly productions. Prepares for
Coodwal Dickerman Drama' Dera and Vaudeville. Graduates
artin W. Bush
Assistant to Max Landow
..TEACHER OF PIANO..
Harmony, Ear Training and Sight Reading
ROOMS 12-13, Baldrige Block, 20th and Farnam
Phone Harney 863
Jean P. Duf field
Instructor in the Art
of Piano Playing...
STUDIO-Saite 204-205 Boyd Theater
i The same high standard of excellence that has always
characterized Mr. Duffield's work as a teacher will be care
fully maintained In the future, and the pupils will also be in
structed In the essentials of musical theory and history. '
For information regarding terms and hours, apply at'
above address, or, outside office hours, call telephone
J. H: SIMMS
Organist and Choirmaster All
School of Organ Playing
and Church Music
Musical Art Institute Bldg., 20th and Farnam St
i Mr.- Slmma has Installed In his studio a Two Manual Estey
Organ with electric motor. This is available for students' prac
tice, thus enabling them to pursue their studies during the
cold months, when practice in the churches Is impossible.
For terms or information 1
PHONE HARNEY 4168.
Announces the following musicals
by her pupils
Oct 12 Martha, Murphy of Omaha will play a recital in St.
Joseph, Mo. . - - - .
Oct 22 Miss Robinson will play in Omaha for her pupils and
, their parents.
Not. 19 A program of Modern Compositions by Omaha pupila.
Dec 10 Recital by Herbert McAhan, aged 10 years.
Jan. 21, 1913 MacDowell program by Omaha and St Joseph
Feb. 18 Recital by the Misses Klnnaman (gifted sisters.)
March 18 Beethoven Recital by Omaha and St Joseph pupils ,
April 15 Recital by Miss Genevieve Berry an artist pupil
May 20 Recital by Grace Shannon and Helen Dolan (ad
vanced pupils.) . f
June Program by pupils from Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.
Invitations can be secured at Miss Robinson's Studio in the
Arlington block on Dodge Street
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