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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 6, 1897)
THE MATINKK SIl'SICALE.
It is to Mrs. D. A. Campbell then that
Lincoln id indebted for the existence of
the Matinee MuBicalo. Mrs. Campbell
became imbued with the club idea in
Chicago in the summer of 1893. Sho
was at that time studying music herself
in the patient and conscientious way
which has characterized all her work,
and etudyirg also the- "World's Fair"
with its expansive outreaching into al
most all tho centres of intellectual ac
tivity. At the World's Congress ot Music
Mrs. Campbell heard Mrs. Theodore
Thomas deliver an address in which sho
discussed the influence of the woman's
club in music. It must not bo forgotten
that Theodore Thomas, after Carl Zer
rahn, is the pioneer of modern music in
the United States as well as the inter
preter of the purely classical. And it is
ho who, by organizing choral societies
and clubs and in the giving of festivals,
has done more than anyone man to edu
ce te us in appreciation of tho art which
raises the soul above all earthly storms.
Mrs. Campbell came back to Lincoln
enthusiastic and, fortunatoly, deter
mined as well; for short-lived enthusi
asm is often merely a hindrance to gen
The club idea was talked over with
musical friends. In June, 1891. Mrs.
Campbell, with Mrs. J. W. Winger and
Miss Marie Hoover tho nucleus of the
Matinee Musicals to besent out cards
to the ladies of this city, professionals
and amateurs, calling a meeting to dis
cuss the foundation of a musical soci
ety. About twenty ladies responded to
the call. At the first meeting Mre.
Campbell was appointed temporary"
chairman, the matter of forming a per
manent organization was discussed, and
a committee was appointed to draw up
a provisional constitution. At the next
meeting a few weeks later organization
was perfected and officers were elected.
I may state in this place, that tho club
very wisely showed its appreciation of
Mrs. Campbell's ability by making her
its president as she had been its founder,
and it is a matter of record that f he has
J?mained its president until the present
tay throughout the three years of its
Other officers elected at that time
were Mrs. E. H. Eddy, vice-president;
Mrs. A. S. Raymond, recording secre
tary;Mrs. Kate Stoddard, corrf spending
secretary; Mrs. J. B. Wright, treasurer,
and Miss G. G. Griffith, librarian. Be
sides thesb officers an executive board
and program and reception committee
were appointed with Mre. P. V. M. Ray
mond as musical director.
The charter members of thecluD.so
far as I have been able to
find out, were as follows: Mrs Geor
gia B. Bell. Mrs. Mary E. Butler,
Mrs. E. II. Barbour, Mrs. Ola B. Camp
bell, Miss Frace G. Griffith, Mrs. Emma
Hagcnow, Mrs. Nora S. Holm, Miss
Marie Hoover, Mre. Will Owen Jones,
Mrs. Belle W. Lippincott. Miss Louisa
Miller, Mrs. Jessie Sudduth Xissley,
Mrs; Jessie Findley Noble, Mrs. Carrie
B. Raymond, Mrs. M. E. Raymond, Miss
Clara M. Richardscn, Mrs. Jennie M.
Sanderson, Miss Kate Stoddard, Mrs.
Evangeline Winger, Mrs. II. B. Ward,
Mrs. A. W. Jansen, Mrs. Wurzburg,
Mrs. Doane, Miss Jessie Gaylord.
The object of thiB club, as stated in
the constitution, is "to advance the in
terests and promote the culture of mu
sical art in the city of Lincoln, and for
the mutual improvement of its mem
bers." The members are divided into
two claesee, active and associate, with
the difference that active members par
ticipate in the programs given by tho
club, while associate members- -admitted
from tho JitBt -have all the privileges of
the club, but shall not vote, and do not
assist at the concerts of the club. A
new feature has been added this year in
the student membership of the society,
which allows talented students to bo
present at tho meetings in order that
they may receive benefit from tho study
and performance of tho works of tho
greater composers. In a club of this
nature it would be manifestly unwise to
confine the active participants t pro
fessional musicians, but it is safe to say
that a rigid carefulness exists in regard
to the fitness of possible candidates to
active membership. Moreover the pro
grams given have been so uniformly of a
high order with systematic study of
composers of no slight merit that much
more amateurish performances should
bo accepted with respect.
During tho first two jcars of tho
club's history the greater compos
ers were studied chronologically,
beginnirg wisely with tho great
name of Johann Sebastian Each, contin
uing at intervals of two weeks with Han
del, Haydn, (Jluck, Mczart, Eocchcrini,
Rie., Spohr, Auber, Eoioldieu, Weber,
Rossini, Meyerleer and Moscheles.
The year 1893-0 found the club flour
ishing and at work upon Shubcrt,
Flotow, Field, Donizetti, Mendelssohn,
Chopin, Schumann, Julius Benedict,
Hcnselt, Eellini, Berlioz. Ihalberg. Liszt,
Wngcer, Gade, Gounod, Abt, Brahms,
Thomas, Baft and Rub'nstein. Truly
an imposing array this! It is only fair
to Mrs. J. H. Winger to say that the
labor of ehoos"ng and preparing these
programs as well as "those of the open
meetings of the club during th's time
fell largely upon her, and that to her is
due a large measure of their success. In
the programs of the club, one day was
devoted to each great master, while less
er ones were taken up more rapidly.
The seison of 1890-7 found the club
with largely increased membership loth
active and associate, with student and
I append as a matter of record a full
list of the present membeiship of the
Mrs. E. Lewis Baker, Mrs. Georgie B
Bell, Mrs. Mary E. Butler, Mrs. E. II.
Barbour, Mr. EHas Baker, Mre. E. A.
Becker, Mrs. Ola C. Campbell, Miss
Carol C Churchill, Mrs. Alice C. Doane,
Miss Silence Dales, Miss Ina Ensign,
Miss Lillie Eiche, Mrs. E. H. Eddy, Miss
Sallie Furnas, Miss Graca Griffith, Mrs.
Nora S. Holm, Miss Marie Hoover, Mrs.
L. J. Herzog, Mrs. R. A. Holyoke, Mrs.
Will Owen Jones, Mrs. A. W. Jansen,
Mrs. C.S. Lippincott, Miss Louise Miller,
Mie s Anna L. Miller.Mrs. A. R. Mitchell,
Mr3.H. R. Nissley, Mrs. G. W. Noble,
Miss Maude Oakley, Miss Katherine
Odell, Mrs. P. W. Plank, Miss Minnie
Parker, Mrs Carrie B. Raymond, Mrs.
A. S. Raymond, Miss Harriett Reynolds,
Miss Grace Reynolds, Miss Stella Rice,
Miss Maud Riser, Mrs. Jennie M.
Sanderton, Miss Kate Stoddard, Miss
Susie Scofield, Miss Bessie Turner, Mrs.
J. W. Winger, Mrs. II. B. Ward, Mrs. J.
B. Wright, Mrs. J. Wurzburj, Mre.
Associate Members Mrs. II. A. Bab
cock, Mrs. J. A. Buckstaff, Mrs. C. M.
Crawford, Mrs. Wellington fingland,
Mrs. C. H. Gere, Mrs. Samuel Hall, Mrs.
Stepheu Hoover, Mrs. J. B. Horton, Mrs.
A. W. Lane, Mrs. Anna McCormick,
Mre.J.L. Kellog, Mrs. Richard O'Neil,
Mrs. Oliver Ro3gere, Mrs. C. D. Traplng
en, Mre. W. C. Wilson, Dr. Ruth Wood,
Mrs. Mark Woods.
Student Members Miss Amber Barn
aby, Miss Pearl Barnaby, Miss Edith
Burlingim, Miss Harriett Cook, Misj
Evelyn Hoagland, Mrs. Charles Jones,
Mifs Agnes McLaughlin, Miss Mabel
Metcalf, Miss Anna Nowlan, Mrs. O. A.
Robinson, Mrs. W. B. Rose, Miss Holena
Redford, Miss Tillie Weckbach.
Chorus Members Mtes Daisy Bell,
Mrs. John Cunningham, MUs Don Car
los, Mre. A. Dobson, Mrs. Walter Davis,
Mrs. O. J.Junge, Miss Ella Kaufman,
Miss Dena Loomis, Mrs. R. H. Oakley,
Miss O'Neil, Miss Edith Risser, Mre.
Talmnge, Miss Marie West.
The programs for this year (1893 7)
have been under the efficient cor.t ol of
Mre. A. W. Jansen and have been and
arc to continue in the following order:
Oct. 19 French composers Masse
net, Saint Saens, Godard, Chaminade.
.Nov. 2 Scandinavian Program.
Swedish Soderman. Lindblad, Rocke.
Danibh Gadde, Lassen.
Norwegian Grieg, Svendsen, Kjerulf.
Nov. 1G German program- Bach,
Beethoven, Handel, Haydn,
Nov. 30 Modern German Franz,
Jensen, Hiller, Schumann, Reinecke.
Dec. 14 Austrian, Hungarian and
Bohemian Schubert, Strauss, Gold
mark, Liszt, Dvorak, Hauser.
Jan 11 Open meeting. Christmas
Jan. 25 Miscellaneous program.
Feb. 3-Study of the Orchestra.
Feb.22 American program McDow
ell, Ncvins, Mrs. Beach, Margaret Lang,
Dudly Buck, Arthur Foote, Wilson
Smith, William Mason, Indian sDngs.
March 8 Russian and Polish pro
gram. Russian Glinka, Wieniawski, Moez
kowski, Tschaikowski, Leechetitzki,
Polish Chopin, Paderewski, Si-har-wenka.
March 22 English program Purcell,
Cowen, Sterndale, Bennett, Sullivan,
Smart, Tours, Bishop.
April Ji Italian program Pergolesp,
Scarlatti, Paganini, Verdi, Mattel, Boi
April 19 Irish, Scotch and Welsh
May 3 Open meeting.
It has been tho custom of this club
always to have a paper read by a mem
ber of the club, prepared by herself, dis
cussing the art and life of tho composer
whose works form the program of the
day. The meetings of the Matinee Mu
sicale have been modest and, in fact
semi-private in the past, but it seems to
mo it should give the public a more
fiequent opportunity of hearing so
highly educational and artistic an or
ganization. On Tuesday evening, February 2nd,
the long promised musicale of Mrs.
Chas. S. Lippincott materialized at the
beautiful home ot Mr. and Mrs. L. C.
Richards. The following program was
March of the Pasha's Guard from Ta
basco Chad wick
BucyruB Mandolin Club.
Ave Maria (Intermezzo Cavalleria
Violin and Cello Obligato.
Vivace As6ai, op. 01, No. 3 Haydn
Hagenow String Quartet.
Fior di Margherita Arditi
Dost Thou Know That Sweet Land
(Mignon) Ambroise Thomas
Bolero A minor. Chopin
Miss Marie F. Hoover.
Ah! Che a Sorta, )
Say Once Again, 1 Love Thee (Don
Mrs. Lippincott, Mr. Haydn Mjer.
Don't Be Cross Carl Zeller
Bucyrus Mandolin Club.
A Life Lesson Jules Jordan
Minuet Celebre Boccherini
Am Abend WeiBsenborn
Accompanist Mr. John Randolph.
This was one of the most attractive
functions I have attended in Lincoln,
even if I did assist. (I am compelled to
mention this fact, and do so frankly in
the hope of disarming criticism.) The
house was resplendent, thronged with
fair women in radiant toilets. Or course
the other set was apologetically present
in the conventional garb of society, but
in the presence of so much beauty. the
men looked as much out of place as if
they were attending theirown weddings.
Mrs. Lippincott sing her very best,
with good stjlo and usually correct in
tonation. Sho was assisted by Mis3
Marie Hoover who, despite a severe
cold, played with her accustomed finish
and with more strength than usual. The
Hagenow String Qjartet played several
numbers, and Mr Haydn Myer was
heard to good advantage in a duet from
Donizetti. The Bucyrus Club at a sec
ond hearing deepened the favorable im
press'oa create! at their concert of a
few weeks ago. They were tuneful and
had a due regard for the rhythmic pro
prieties. There is eurely a place on our
concert stage for a club which so satis
fies both the aural an 1 optic sense.
An artistically rendered program of
piano music was given Monday evening
by several of Mrs. Plank's pupils at her
studio.llll Htt.-eet. The numbe-s all
showed earnest study and musical feel
ing, and were heard with evident pleas
ure by an audience which filled the
rooms. Conversation and ices followed
Schy tte "Blindekuh"
Miss Bertha Williams.
Dei wee "Serenade"'
Miss Lizzie Young.
Mrs. Paul Holm.
'Chaminade "T?he Flatterer"'
Mrs. Henry Mayer.
Larollie "Le Papillon"
Miss Katherine Kimball.
Mre. Plank added four numbers.
A DESERVED PUNISHMENT.
"You sea that new arrival over yonder,
sitting on the asbest03 brimstone bar
rels?"' It was Satan who thu3 addressed one
of his chief imps.
"I do, sire."
"I mean the one with the bicycle
face and the pronounced curvature of
the spine, who cami in yesterday's con
signment from Chicigo."
"I have my eye on him, your majesty."
"Have him basted for six months with
boiling oil, and after that give him hy
podermic injections of burning brim
stone at hourly intervals for the month
following. Then report to me for furth
"May I enquire the occasion for suca
extraordinary attention on your part for
this particular individual.your majesty?"
"I heard hitr. allude to me as the
Napoleon of Scorchers." The Kicker.
Customer I sea that you advertise to
supply cyclists with necessary parts to
replace those lost or damaged by acci
Cycle Dealer Yes, sir.
Customer (taking out hiB lift) Well,
please give me two fingers End a tLumb
for a gentleman of fifty, a decent sort of
a nose for a giil of nineteen, a left leg
fer my mother-in-law, two right atd
three left ribs fcr myself and, cay, just
sand a man up and measure my wife for
a broken ntck. She hasn't got it yet.
but Bhe's getting there.
A little loy obt erved when aEked why
be remained en his knees after he had
finished his prajer, "Will, mother, jou
know it seys in the hjmr, 'Satan trem
bles when he sees the weakest saint upon
his knees'; eo I thought I'd make him
shake a little longer.'" Watchman.
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