Concert program for a performance by Reinald Werrenrath, baritone. Mr. Herbert Carrick was the accompanist. The performance included classical works by Mozart, Bach, Franz Schubert and Jules Massenet, as well as three sea chanteys. The performance closed with several poems set to music including Rudyard Kipling's Danny Deever, music arranged by Walter Damrosch. The program for this concert was printed inside an issue of The Elwyn Forecast (vol. 1, no. 10, April 1925), "advance news of coming Elwyn attractions." A colored portrait of dancer Thamar Karsavina is on the cover.
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THE ELWYN FORECAST ADVANCE NEWS OF COMING ELWYN ATTRACTIONS ELWYN CONCERT BUREAU - WOLFSOHN MUSICAL BUREAU Broadway Building, Portland, Oregon Main 5991 Vol I April, 1925 No. 10 A Marvelous Course! Josef Hofmann Edward Johnson In Concert and Opera Mr. Johnson and Miss Joan Ruth, Soprano, will present the Balcony Scene from "Romeo and Juliet" and Scenes from "Rigoletto" and "La Boheme" with Scenery, Costumes and Special Lighting. Hulda Lashanska In Joint Recital with Felix Salmond Margaret Matzenauer Thamar Karsavina and Ballet with Pierre Vladimiroff Toseha Seidel Maria Kurenko Vincente Ballester Olga Samaroff San Carlo Grand Opera Co. SEASON 1925-1926 Special Prices for Season Tickets $3.00, $5.00, $7.00, $10.00 For Werrenrath Program See Page 7 "At Last the Real Karsavina!" —The New York Telegram and Evening Mail KARSAVINA—a name that is a Synonym and a Symbol for t he finest in the Terpsichorean Art. KARSAVINA—the final triumph and flower of classical dancing. From the land of beautiful dancers comes the most beautiful of all— —KARSAVINA. HER NEW YORK "DEBUT EVOKES ENTHUSIASM" —The N. Y. Herald-Tribune, Nov. 2nd, 1924. "Mme. Karsavina's dancing had yesterday a brilliance, a virtuosity. As an actress in dance she is without peer."—N. Y. Telegram and Evening Mail. KARSAVINA—THE IDOL OF EUROPE "Dancing Enchantress in Triumphant Return" said the Pall Mall Gazette. "She is the greatest and most beautiful of all dancers." "Did we not know her as a dancer," wrote Edwin Evans in the London Outlook, "we should be compelled to hail her as one of the greatest actresses of living memory." BUY YOUR SEASON TICKET NOW! Hulda Lashanska Lyric Soprano "She is a born artist—one of the few, very few chosen ones. She is an oasis in the desert of voices."—N. Y. Evening Post. "This soprano voice is one of the loveliest to be heard in public at the present day." —N. Y. Tribune. "Her voice is a dark soprano, warm-bodied, full, vibrant, moving almost in coils, as rich as it is resonant, capable of glowing depths, rather than shimmering surfaces.' '—Boston Transcript. "An electric personality and rainbow voice. One of the most charming of living singers. Hers is a vivid and virile art, comprehensive and exquisite."—Milwaukee Times. "Mme. Lashanska's voice is rich, dark, glowing in quality. There is power and warmth in her tone and that vibrant beauty and freshness that goes with youth.''—Detroit Free Press. Hulda Lashanska IN JOINT RECITAL WITH Felix Salmond Violoncellist "He is the elect among virtuosi."—Deems Taylor in the. N. Y. World. "It was the concert of a refined musician, a master of his art."—H. E. Krehbiel of the New York Tribune. "Eelix Salmond, the famous English 'cellist, gave great pleasure to an enthusiastic audience at Aeolian Hall yesterday afternoon. . . . Mr. Salmond lavished all his consummate art and glorious tone on the Bridge sonata."—H. T. Finck, New York Evening Post. "His tone is quite remarkable, alike in its volume and its quality, while he plays with the fire and finish and intellectual conception of a really great artist." Westminster Gazette (London). "Everything that makes instrumental playing great is his—ravishment of tone, affluence of technic, surety of intonation, loftiness and breadth of style, superb musicianship, intellectual culture, sensitiveness of spirit." Herbert Peyser, Musical Observer. Felix Salmond A Josef Hoffmann Audience of 7,345 People Denver, Colo., Auditorium, Nov. 28, 1923 On March 28th, Josef Hofmann gave his last New York recital of the present season in Carnegie Hall. A few reading notices were inserted in the daily papers, but paid advertisement was not scheduled to start until March 8th. However, the ads were unnecessary, for on March 6th the box office man telephoned the management, the Wolf sohn Musical Bureau, that everything was sold out and that he was then in need of the extra tickets for standing room and stage seats. Most of our patrons will remember that at the recent Hayes concert many people who had intended to attend the concert were disappointed because of their inability to secure seats, all regular seats being sold out days before the concert. A repetition of this phenomenal sale is sure to occur next season when Hofmann appears, and for that reason many who have not hitherto been subscribers for the Elwyn Artist Series are now making their season reservations. Ellison-White Conservatory DAVID CAMPBELL, Director Summer Session June 18 to August 1 FRANCES STRIEGEL BURKE, Piano, Interpretation (Second Season as Guest teacher) FRANK PATTERSON, Science of Music, Composition, etc. (Composer of the Opera "The Echo," to be Presented at the Biennial) H. GOODELL BOUCHER, Voice, Coaching ARVILLE BELSTAD, Art of Accompanying DORIS SMITH, Stage Craft (Author of the Pageant "Rosaria") LELA SLATER, Piano RITA EMRICH and Assistant—Dunning System JEAN WARREN CARRICK, Dunning Normal Course And Others Announced in Prospectus For Further Information Address Ruth Creed EAST TENTH at WEIDLER PHONE EAST 1626 10 Concerts for LESS THAN the Price of 5 STEINWAY The Paramount Piano In every musical center the STEINWAY Piano is the outstanding instrument— above and beyond all others. It is used and enthusiastically endorsed by the greatest artists of the present day, among them Hofmann, SamarofT, Mat-zenauer, Seidel and Salmond, who will be heard in Portland during the coming season. The STEINWAY Piano may be purchased on convenient terms of payment, if so desired. With a VICTROLA you may learn and enjoy in your own home the world's masterpieces, interpreted by today's preeminent artists. 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The program will include: Garden Scene from RIGOLETTO (a) La donna e Mobile (b) Duet: E il sol dell'anima (c) Caro Nome First Act of LA BOHEME (a) Mi Chiamano Mimi (b) Che gelida manina (c) O soave fanciulla Balcony Scene from ROMEO ET JULIETTE (a) Valse (Juliette's Waltz Song) (b) Ah! leve-toi soleil (c) Ah! ne fuis pas encore VICTOR RED SEAL RECORDS BY REINALD WERRENRATH FOR SALE BY REMICK SONG AND GIFT SHOP 324 Washington St. Bdwy. 7269 Open Evenings Remick's for Records MRS. FRED L. OLSON The Teacher Who Sings and the Singer Who Teaches Phone Broadway 2501 Exponent of and Recommended by Yeatman Griffith STUDIOS 207-8-9 FINE ARTS BUILDING BUY YOUR SEASON TICKET NOW! Toscha Seidel Russian Violinist "A Mighty Master of His Instrument" returns to America after triumphal European tour. From Christiania "Orebladet," 4th Sept., 1924. Toscha Seidel is something apart. We have heard a legion of splendid violinists since he made his debut here, but his power is just as wonderful as ever. Had he lived in the dark Middle Ages he would have been burned alive as a wizard,—if indeed he had not at the last moment bewitched even his executioners. In the presence of such genuine, all-conquering art it is purposeless to go into details. Toscha Seidel is, in short, the chosen darling of the Muses; he has already brought the world to his feet. What is it that effects this? Perhaps the fact that he does not merely play his pieces, but lives in them, with life and body. He weeps with the composers, laughs with them, worships with them. Can we wonder that people become enthusiastic almost to madness. Toscha Seidel James, Kerns & Abbott Company Printers bookbinders Lithographers Ninth and Flanders Streets, Portland, Oregon Maria Kurenko "A New Patti from Siberia" —Pitts Sanborn Maria Kurenko, variously referred to as the "Russian Nightingale", a "New Patti from Siberia" and "Europe's Newest Sensation" was recently engaged by the Wolfsohn Bureau for an American tour. She makes her debut this Fall as one of the distinguished guest artists of the Eos Angeles Opera Association, opening the opera season in that City. Following this engagement she will appear in recital at the Exposition Auditorium in San Francisco. After her initial appearances on the Pacific Coast, Mme. Kurenko will go East where she has been booked to appear on the large Concert Courses in Denver, Chicago, Detroit and will make her New York debut on the big subscription series of the Wolfsohn Bureau at Carnegie Hall on January 16th. It is the opinion of the management that Mme. Kurenko will prove to be one of the greatest successes brought to America in recent years. Miss Kurenko is a native of Tomsk, Siberia. Going to Moscow, she studied under the famous Mazetti at the Moscow Conservatory. Her early ambition was to become an expert of criminal law so that she might defend the unfortunates who found them- Maria Kurenko selves at variance with the Czar's government and the prevailing idea of liberty which that government enforced. But friends and Prof. Mazetti urged that she accept an engagement which was offered her by an operatic company in Kharkoff, where she made her debut less than seven years ago. Rumors of a "new Patti" began to reach European centers about two years ago. Early in 1924 she appeared in Riga, Helsingfors, and other cities along the Baltic Coast and then late in the spring she sang in Paris where she was heard by a representative of the Wolfshon Bureau who immediately took steps to secure her for an American tour. 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