Concert program for a performance by African American singer and actor Paul Robeson with Clara Rockmore, thereminist. Assisting at the piano were Lawrence Brown and Eugene Helmer. The performance included spirituals, folk songs and classical works by J. S. Bach, Tchaikovsky and Ravel.
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ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU Presents PAUL ROBESON Assisted by CLARA ROCKMORE Thereminist At the Piano LAWRENCE BROWN for Mr, Robeson EUGENE HELMER for Miss Rockmore First Concert — Greater Artists Series PORTLAND PUBLIC AUDITORIUM Saturday, November 2, 1940, 8:30 P. M. PROGRAM I GO DOWN, MOSES Arranged by H. T. Burleigh SOLEA (Andalusian Folk-Song) Arranged by F. Pedrell OH, NO, JOHN! (English Folk-Song) Arranged by Cecil Sharp NIGHT (Russian Folk-Song) Arranged by Alexandroff THE PRAYER Arranged by J. Engel MR. ROBESON II ADAGIO J. S. Bach ANDANTE FROM SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE Lalo MISS ROCKMORE (Program continued on page 3) COMING — BIDU SAYAO, November 30 —FRITZ KREISLER, December 6 —AUDITORIUM Tickets Now — ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU, 402 Studio Building — BEacon 0537 Coming... BIDU SAYAO November 30 FRITZ KREISLER December 6 VLADIMIR HOROWITZ February 4 RICHARD CROOKS February 8 DOROTHY MAYNOR February 22 LAWRENCE TIBBETT March 14 Tickets Now — ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU, 402 Studio Building — BE. 0537 PROGRAM — Continued III BALLAD FOR AMERICANS Robinson-La Touche MR. ROBESON Assisted by Group from Portland All-City High School Chorus, Chester Duncan, Director of Music, Conducting Intermission IV BERCEUSE Tchaikovsky PIECE EN FORME DE HABANERA Ravel REQUIEBROS Cassado MISS ROCKMORE The Theremin is named after its inventor, the noted Russian scientist, Leon Theremin, and is unique in that the performer never fouches it'while playing. The tone is produced when the performer enters an electromagnetic field that is developed aboui the instrument. The pitch becomes higher or lower as the right hand approaches or moves away from the vertical rod; the volume is controlled by the distance of the left hand from the metal loop. (Program concluded on page 4) Personalized Greetings 50 Beautiful Christmas Folders with your name imprinted on each .... Say "Merry Christmas" to all your friends with these new smart designs! Order now before the rush! Third Floor — Engraving The J. K. GILL CO. S. W. Fifth Avenue at Stark ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU* Presents Portland's DeLuxe Artists SERIES SEASON 1941 BALLET RUSSE DE MONTE CARLO Four Exceptional Attractions at Popular Prices Save as much as 50% with Season Tichets season tickets Season Tickets Now on Sale.......PORTLAND'S DE LUXE ARTISTS SERIES RACHMANINOFF BALLET RUSSE DE MONTE CARLO JAROFF'S DON COSSACKS JAN PEERCE Reserve tickets on small deposit, final payment by January 1 Four Attractions — $5.50, $3.90, $2.80 ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU — BEacon 0537 — 402 Studio Building Program — Concluded V THE FEAST Moussorgsky THE ORPHAN Moussorgsky HOMELAND MINE Gretchaninoff STEAL AWAY Arranged by Lawrence Brown JOSHUA FIT DE BATTLE OB JERICHO Arranged by Lawrence Brown MR. ROBESON Mr. Robeson records for Victor Tour Direction: Metropolitan Musical Bureau, Inc., 113 West 57th Street, New York City Division of Columbia Concerts Corporation of Columbia Broadcasting System Steinway Piano, Courtesy Sherman, Clay & Co. Box Office, Courtesy The J. K. Gill Co. For numbers on this program, inquire at Music Room, Central Library GIFT SUGGESTIONS from GILL'S! Crane's FIneline Deckle Open Stock Writing Paper—84 sheets $1 Envelopes 50c a pkg. Eaton's Berkshire Typewriting Paper for Airmail —ICO sheets and 24 envelopes $1 box Third Floor A complete line of Sheaffer, Parker, Waterman and Eversharp Pens and Desk Sets First Floor — Main Aisle The J. K. GILL CO. S. W. Fifth Avenue at Stark
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November 2, 1940