Concert program for a recital by violinist Yehudi Menuhin as part of the Paramount Concert Series. Ferguson Webster accompanied at the piano. The recital included works by Tartini-Kreisler, Bach, Lalo, Wieniawski, Sarasate and Rossini-Paganini.
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PARAMOUNT CONCERT SERIES SEASON 1937-1938 PROGRAM WILLIAM B. McCURDY PRESENTS YEHUDI MENUHIN IN RECITAL PARAMOUNT THEATRE WEDNESDAY EVENING OCTOBER 27, 1937 RIVOLI THEATRE 3 Days Beginning NOVEMBER 11 Matinee Saturday Not a Motion Picture, But a Real Stage Play Staged in N Y. by George Abbott personally! Exactly as played at Cort Theatre, New York! Broadway through a keyhole! A Continuous Barrage of LAUGHTER! lOOl laughs george abbott stage play Broadway's Stage Success with Leading New York Players "Best Feast of Guffaws and Merrymaking" NewYorkTimes "Comic Madhouse" NY Sun "Marvel of Speed" NY. World-Tel. MAIL ORDERS NOW First 7 rows $2.75 NIGHT PRICES MAIN FLOOR Next 6 rows $2.20 BALCONY Last 7 rows $1.65 First 8 rows $1.10 Last 10 rows 55c POPULAR SATURDAY MATINEE MAIN FLOOR $1.65 First 8 rows $1.10 Last 10 rows 55c Tax included. Make checks payable to Rivoli Theatre. Paramount Concerts WILLIAM B. McCURDY Managing Director ALBERT FINKELSTEIN Division Manager Hamrick-Evergreen Theatres H. B. SOBOTTKA Manager Paramount Theatre GERALD G. ACKLEN Programs EILEEN YEREX Personal Service Department Box Office Staff: KATHERINE SIRIANNI MARGARET ALLEN CHATTER "Behold the man YEHUDI MEN-UHIN!" Thus began one of the reviews of Menuhin's San Francisco concert following his two-year retirement which Yehudi's parents insisted was necessary to give the young violin genius a chance to grow up. May we salute these intelligent parents as we salute all intelligent parents who remember the importance of play and recreation in building character in the future citizen whom destiny has given them for guidance. The life story of this brilliant virtuoso whose recital tonight has created an air of anticipated pleasure is something of an inspiraton for all youngsters who are musically inclined. The hours of diligent study and practice which Yehudi devotes to his music should help each pupil realize that "Intelligent practice makes perfect." We were interested to know that Menuhin wrote the program notes for the numbers he is playing. Space would not allow us to print these notes in their entirety, but we felt we should pass on the following excerpt from the information written for "Devil's Trill." We invite you to view our advance collection of rare and unusual Christmas gifts and ster-ling silver from the world's finest craftsmen. Zell Bros RROADWAY AT MORRISON ST. Everything From Blankets to Bedsocks is right here at Lipman's! We're anxious to get started in the business of making you comfortable for the winter (and we fancy ourselves at it!) Drop in and stock up . . . whether you want an oil heater or long woolies we're right with you! ALL PORTLAND IS WAITING FOR Gladys Swarthout Mezzo-Soprano Favorite of Concert Stage, Screen s and Radio In Recital at the Paramount Theatre Wednesday Evening, November 17 BUY SEATS NOW Mail orders to the Paramount Theatre ATwater 2361 2000 YEARS OF SONG Presented in Pageantry by the Trinity Episcopal Church "On Wings of Song" by FRANCES SHEEHY Direction by Doris Smith Neighbors of Woodcraft Hall Admission $1.00 December 4 Children (matinee) 50c Matinee 2:30 Evening 8:30 Box Office sale opens November 27 at The J. K. Gill Co. Mail orders to Mrs. E. W. Lazell, 2015 N. W. Flanders CAKES COOKIES BREAD and ROLLS COFFEE CAKE 1 725 N. E. Broadway and 4018 N. E. Broadway WEDNESDAY EVENING-OCTOBER 27, 1937 WILLIAM B. McCURDY Presents YEHUDI MENUHIN IN RECITAL Ferguson Webster at the piano. Management: EVANS & SALTER, Inc., 113 W. 57th St., New York City. Division Columbia Concerts Corp. of Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. Helen Gorham, Northwest Representative. Down among the briny bubbles, little fishes swim, While mermaids comb their seawood and manicure their fins. The whales are busy spouting that their lives are not a cinch. Crustaceons go on crabbing 'cause they've got into a pinch. The clams are very close-mouthed, it is a family trait, Octopussys are meowing 'cause their lives are only eight. But down around Town Tavern, Things are not that way. The seafood reigns supreme, And holds one in its sway. The shrimp is in his glory, The eel is at his best. Perriwinkles are delicious, As well as all the rest. Here everyone is happy, You, the fish and we. Perhaps the secret lies In our kinship to the sea. A FINNY TALE PK TOWN TAVERN NINTH at STARK PITTOCK BLOCK CHATTER (Continued from Page 3) The "Devil's Trill" Sonata was composed by Tartini when he was twenty-one, and according to his own words, it is one of his best works. "One night," he wrote, "I dreamt that I had made a compact with the devil, who promised to be at my service on all occasions. Everything succeeded according to my mind, my wishes were anticipated, and desires were always surpassed. At last I thought I would offer my violin to the devil in order to discover what kind of a musician he was, when to my great astonishment, I heard him play a solo so singularly beautiful and with such superior taste and precision, that it surpassed all the music I had ever heard in my life. I was so overcome with surprise and delight, that I lost my power of breathing and the violence of this sensation awoke me. I instantly seized my violin in the hope of remembering some portion of what I had just heard, but in vain. The work which the dream suggested and which I wrote at the time is doubtless the best of all my compositions, but it sinks into insignificance compared with what I had heard in my dreams." During the past week several people have told us that GLADYS SWARTHOUT was their favorite soprano on the radio. Anyone who has heard this charming mezzo-soprano on the air or on the screen will admit that she has a glorious voice. She has appeared on the following radio programs: General Motors, RCA Magic Key, Palm-olive, Ford, Hollywood Hotel, Carnation Milk, and Mary Pickford Hour. She has been featured in "Rose of the Rancho," "Give Us This Night," and "Champagne Waltz." FINE MILLINERY Personality Designing Remodeling Moderate Prices 207 Central Bldg. (Tenth and Alder) HERME BEacon 2445 TASCHEREAU Teacher of Singing 806 Studio Bids. 10th and Taylor Studio Ph. BE 4760 House Ph. TR. 9491 Pupil of S'gnor Francesco D'Auria Musical Director to Adelina Patti and Teacher of the Famous Metropolitan Opera Singer Del Puente Lauren B. Sykes A. A. G. O. Organist and Choral Conductor Piano and Organ Instruction Organist-Choirmaster Hinson Memorial Baptist Church _Portland, Oregon "In Portland We're Partners" GIVE NOW COMMUNITY CHEST Faturos & Green The Newest in MENS CLOTHES The New FALL SUITS & TOPCOATS Now on Display See Our Windows ENROLL NOW in the largest Pacific Northwest School of Music and Arts ELLISON-WHITE CONSERVATORY ARIEL RUBSTEIN, Director A school for students, laymen, beginners and artists Certificates and Diplomas A Faculty of Great Artists and Teachers PIANO: Ariel Rubstein, Dorothy Gorbovitzky, Lela Slater. Frances Mulkey, Marjorie Logan, Molly Dubinsky. VIOLIN: Nathan Abas, Mary Schultz. VOICE: Nikola Zan, Alice Bogardus. THEORY: Rouen Faith. MUSIC HISTORY: Hilmar Grondahl. DANCE: Marcell Renoux. DRAMA: Portland Civic Theatre School, Larrae Haydon, executive director. MUSICAL KINDERGARTEN: Frances Mulkey, principal. ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS: Flute, Robert Millard ; Oboe, Mary Coin Fisher ; Clarinet, A. Owen Sanders ; Saxophone, Al Phillips; Bassoon, S. K. Fisher, Jr.; Trumpet, C. Ashley Cook ; Trombone, Vernon Leathers; Percussion, J. Amato. MODERATE TUITION FEES For particulars call or write Elsie K. Bogardus, Registrar N.E. 10th and Weidler Streets. Portland, Oregon TRinity 1218 PROGRAM I. "Devil's Trill," sonata in G Minor Tartini-Kreisler The Sonata begins in a dreamy Allegretto Lamentoso. The title asserts itself in the following movement, the trills being the despair of many violinists. Mr. Kreisler has introduced more difficulties in his cadenza, which brings the work to a close. PROGRAM (Continued) Ask for numbers on this program Music Room, Public Library Broadway 5511 — NEW RED TOP CABS — BRoadway 5511 This Dainty Little J. & C. FISCHER Established 1S40 Compact design, only 3 feet 1 inch high, taking hardly more space than a dainty table or cabinet. Tone and Action like a Baby Grand LESLIE HOWARD at the FISCHER $325 Easy terms and allowance on all old pianos in exchange. TALLMAN PIANO STORES 329 S. W. Alder 469 State Street PORTLAND, ORE. SALEM, ORE. HOLDEN'S FLORISTS Broadway and Morrison BE. 3940 The Corsage Corner of Portland "Yes, we have Gardenias" Flowers for All Occasions Broadway 5511 — NEW RED TOP CABS — BRoadway 5511 PROGRAM (Continued) (*) II. Chaconne Bach (Fifth movement of Partita No. 2 in D Minor) (For violin alone.) Chaconne is one of the big works of the violin repertoire, and the outstanding unaccompanied composition for this instrument. All of Bach's violin works are so extremely difficult that his contemporary violinists had to develop the technique of the instrument very considerably to be able to master them successfully. The Chaconne is recorded by Yehudi Menuhin on RCA-Victor records. intermission PROGRAM (Continued) Broadway 5511 — NEW RED TOP CABS — BRoadway 5511 DEAFENED, BUT "I CAN HEAR MUSIC — PLAYS—FRIENDS" With Sonotone Audicle Write for pamphlet by noted physician Sonotone-Portland Company 321 Failing Bldg., Portland, Oregon GOOD FURNITURE IS THE HERITAGE OF YEARS OF GRACIOUS LIVING Edwards Furniture Co. 5th Ave. & Oak "A Good Place to Trade Since 1870" MIS. FRED L. OLSON Accredited Teacher of voice Teacher of Rose Colombi opera, Italy. Dorothy Rolfsness, C.B.S., K-O-I-N. Tanya Krasnova, N.B.C., K-G-W. Teacher of Harry Steel, soloist Junior Symphony. Murry D. Carter, soloist. Ad Club Gleemen. Dr. Angus McKinnon, 1st Congregational Ch. 207-8-9 fine arts building Broadway 5511 — NEW RED TOP CABS — BRoadway 5511 PROGRAM (Continued) III. Concerto in F Minor, opus 20 Lalo (First performance in Portland) Andante (Recit.)—Allegro. Romance (Andantino). Allegro con fuoco. Lalo has been known primarily for his beautiful Symphonie Espagnole, opus 26. Yet, his first success came to him after Sarasate introduced his violin concerto, opus 20 in the year 1874. This violin concerto is the first modern Virtuoso concerto of France, combining the Symphonic and Virtuoso elements that are blended so masterfully. IV. (A) Legende, opus 17 Wieniawski Wieniawski's works are all beautifully written with the aim of giving the greatest possible technical opportunity to the performer. The "Legende," as its title will convey, is more of a dreamy and slow piece and beautifully melodic. PROGRAM (Continued) Broadway 5511 — NEW RED TOP CABS — BRoadway 5511 Sherman Clay Portland's Complete Music Store 817 S.W. Alder Street FORSAKING ALL OTHERS YEHUDI MENUHIN chooses the STEINWAY world's most perfect piano, exclusive with Sherman, Clay. Menuhin finds what virtually every great artist of note has found . . . that there is really only one piano . . . Steinway. For Your Home, too, choose STEINWAY! Sherman Clay's remarkable Terms make this immediately possible for yon. Pay $25.00 a month Nominal Down Payment. Yehudi Menuhin says of the "Instrument of the Immortals" "I just love the Steinway Piano and consider it a worthy companion of my marvelous Stradivarius." (Signed) Yehudi Menuhin. SHEET MUSIC SERVICE, INC. Complete educational music service, including band and orchestra music 618 S. W. Park Portland, Oregon Maud McCawley, Manager CERTIFIED MASTER VIOLIN MAKER Expert repairing Finest Bow re-hairing Violins, Bows, Strings and Accessories RUDOLF F. SCHMOLL Sixth and Washington 501 Raleigh Bldg. ATwater 1813 Broadway 5511 — NEW RED TOP CABS — BRoadway 5511 PROGRAM (Continued) (*) (B) Caprice Basque, opus 24....................................................Sarasate Queen Isabella of Spain presented Pablo Sarasate with a magnificent Stradivarius in 1854, when he was ten. The boy was sent to the Paris Conservatorium, where he studied under Alard. He later became one of the world's greatest violinists, and composed many very brilliant and colorful works for his instrument, most of which are based on Spanish dance rhythms. This piece is recorded by Yehudi Menuhin. PROGRAM (Continued) MRS. HOLMES BUSINESS SCHOOL Individual Instruction Eighth Floor Studio Building Rapid Advancement BEacon 7745 MARY ELIZABETH SHOP PENTHOUSE BEAUTY SALON Specialist in Permanent Waving 602 Alderway Bldg., At Broadway and Alder BEacon 7308 Open 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. BRANDON STUDIOS 301 Studio Building Individual Instruction Enroll Now COURSES Drama Music Dance Radio Exercises for Grace Poise Charm Public and Conversational Speaking Coaching for Plays and Monologues Instructor, Broadway, N. Y., Training Day or Evening Appointments CHATTER (Continued from Page 6) We are happy to know that we shall get to see her in person and to hear her sing when she comes to the Paramount Theatre stage as William B. McCurdy's next concert attraction. The date is Wednesday evening, November 17. We hope you play safe and get your tickets early. The seat sale is at the J. K. Gill Co. There has been a lot of enthusiasm shown following the announcement in these columns last week that the New Rivoli is setting aside its regular vaudeville policy for three days in order to give Port-landers a chance to see the stage play that has been taking the country by a storm of laughter. We refer to George Abbott's comedy sensation, "ROOM SERVICE" which comes to the NEW RIVOLI for three days and a Saturday Matinee opening Thursday (Armistice) night, November 11. "ROOM SERVICE" is the story of a fly-by-night theatrical producer in tlie throes of dodging bills and raising funds to put on his latest play. How he hoodwinks everyone from the typewriter exchange to the hotel manager is brought to light. Even the author, a callow, unsuspecting youth from the country is victimized. Just such victimization in real life is the basis of "ROOM SERVICE," for John Murray, one of the authors of this comedy, lived on hope, anxiety and one meal a day in a Broadway hotel similar to the one shown in "ROOM SERVICE." Plis partner, Allen Boretz, although spared this personal experience, encountered it at first hand experience through Oscar Serlin, the prominent theatrical man whom he knew well. SOUTHWEST AIDER STREET AT TENTH AVENUE Now Begins the Season for . . . Dinner Gowns and Hats But, never hove they been presented in such glamorous editions MISS FLACK'S FRENCH CHOCOLATES 1109 S. W. Morrison, at the Playhouse BEacon 1515 Henry Berger, Jr. Studio of Photography 715 S. W. Salmon St. BE. 0640 Distinctive Photography Red Seal Records All the leading albums in Victor, Columbia and Brunswick, together with excellent service. Make Gill's your record headquarters. The J. K. Gill Co. S. W. Fifth Avenue at Stark POZZI - HARTSHORN STUDIOS PIANO - HARP - CELLO 807 Studio Bldg—BE. 8385 Broadway 5511 — NEW RED TOP CABS — BRoadway 5511 PROGRAM (Continued) (*) (C) Zapateado (The Cobbler's Dance).____.............................Sarasate The Zapateado is a Spanish dance in which the heel of the dancer is struck violently on the ground to mark the rhythm. The work gives fine scope for brilliant virtuosity containing left-hand pizzicati harmonies, etc. It was one of Sarasato's most difficult show pieces. The Zapateado is rlcorded by Yehudi Menuhin. PROGRAM (Continued) Broadway 5511 — NEW RED TOP CABS — BRoadway 5511 Pihl Transfer and Storage Co BRoadway 2671 1231 N. W. Hoyt St. MOVING - WAREHOUSING - TRANSPORTATION THE JOURNAL PRESENTS "Famous Names'* F. Britten Austin . . Jim Tully . . . Roy Chapman Andrews . . . Octavus Roy Cohn . . Sax Rohmer . . Emily Post .... These are but a few of the famous writers who contribute exclusive first run stories and articles every week in..... "THIS WEEK" The New COLORgravure Magazine of The SUNDAY JOURNAL CHATTER (Continued from Page 11) When "ROOM SERVICE" comes to the RIVOLI, the nucleus of this company will consist of Joseph Greenwald, Matt Briggs, Clinton Sundberg, Fleming Ward, Mary Cheffey, Patricia Palmer, John Clarke, Edward Nannery and J. Ascher Smith, all of whom have appeared in Abbott productions over the last several years. Newcomers to the group will include Robert Williams, Nat Cantor, Marshall Bradford, Michael Dalmatoff, Herbert Treitel, Russell Morrison and Alva King. There is no one just like Noel Coward in the English-speaking theatre. He is author, actor, painter, librettist, novelist, composer, pianist and play director. Therefore a theatrical event of the present season which has reached the Pacific Coast and has been heavily patronized during extended engagements in San Francisco and Los Angeles is the latest London and New York hit, his cycle of nine short plays, to which he has given the blanket title of "TONIGHT AT 8:30." The cast includes the following stage and screen stars, Mary Astor, Estelle Winwood, Helen Chandler, Bramwell Fletcher and Jessie Royce Landis. The novelty of the idea of combining the best parts of his most successful productions during the past six years and making one stupendous stage spectacle was suggested to Billy Rose by the tremendous amount of fan mail received from people all over the country who wanted a chance to see the shows that have made history during the last few years. The result of the idea was BILLY ROSE'S SHOW OF SHOWS which comes to the Portland AUDITORIUM for two nights, November 18th and 19th. MRS. SAMUEL F. OWEN Accredited Teacher of VOICE Teacher of Mona Poulee, San Francisco Opera Clara Riamann, Soloist. 611 Maegley-Tichener Bldg. BEacon 0780 Oswego 243 Your next suit hand-tailored JOHN NOCE Portland's most complete stock of fine woolens 813 S. W. Washington, near Ninth KOFELDT Studio of BALLROOM DANCING N. E. 22d and Thompson Class and Private Instruction for Adults, Hi School Students and Children For Information Call MU 3006—TR 8708 PRIVATE LESSONS DAILY Airy, comfortable rooms Excellent beds Highly trained personnel Downtown location in a quiet zone Everything to make your stay in Portland a most enjoyable one CONGRESS S. W. 6th and Main AT. 0181 CHATTER (Continued from Page 13) Represented in the show are sensational acts from the CASA MA-NANA at Fort Worth, Texas; the AQUACADE at the Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland, Ohio; the MUSICAL CIRCUS OF 1935 from the New York Hippodrome; and a gala array of beautiful girls from the CAFE de PAREE AND BILLY ROSE'S MUSIC HALL. Marcel Dupre, the remarkable organist of the Paris Conservatoire, who appears in this city on Sunday afternoon, November 7th at the Auditorium, is an exception to the rule which the world generally applies to great virtuosi since he has been acclaimed not only as "the greatest living organist" and "the finest organist of his time," but also as a composer of exceptional genius. Dupre won the GRAND PRIX DE ROME in 1914 with his cantata for mixed voices and orchestra. Since then he has written not only for his chosen instrument but for solo voice, violin, piano, chorus and orchestra with equal success. His armistice hymn "De Pro-fundis," for chorus, soloists, orchestra and organ was performed at Notre-Dame after the war in memory of the French dead. It is understood that Dupre will include some of his organ works in his program in this city. His works represent the latest advance in organ composition combining the scintillating brilliance and color of the modern French school with the traditional forms of classic literature. Knitwear that radiates Individuality 730 S. W. Morrison Bates Motoramp Garage West Park and Taylor Portland's Finest Parking Place ferdinand sorenson Instruction Violin— Cello Trumpet—Trombone String Quartet—Orchestra Walnut 6978 315 Fine Arts Bldg. Tenth and Morrison NIKOLA ZAN Master Vocal Instructor Head of Vocal Department Ellison-White Conservatory Six years of European experience. Twelve years of teaching in New York and eight years in Portland 810 Studio Bldg. BEacon 4060 Thelma Layton School of Dancing Ballet Ballroom Tap 1113 S. W. Yamhill Street Phone BEacon 3309 Portland, Oregon Individually Tailored Rolla Grey ETHEL MASTEN Hats Are High—Hats Are Wide— Hats Are Handsome AT. 2969 1331 S. W. (Upper) Broadway at Columbia Broadway 5511 — NEW RED TOP CABS — BRoadway 5511 PROGRAM (Continued) (D) Moses—Fantasy Rossini-Paganini (Bravura Variations on the G String) Introduction (Adagio). Theme and Variations (Tempo alia Marcia). Paganini composed and practiced the "Moses Fantasy" while in prison. He had only his violin with him, and three of the four strings broke, the G string alone remaining on the violin. So he composed a Fantasy for the G string alone on two themes of Rossini's opera "Moses in Egypt." (*) Recorded by Yehudi Menuhin for The Gramophone Co. of England and available in America through the RCA-Victor Red Seal records. Victor Red Seal Records. Yehudi Menuhin uses the Steinway exclusively. Broadway 5511 — NEW RED TOP CABS — BRoadway 5511 Lauren B. Sykes Presents MARCEL DUPRE, World's Greatest Concert Organist MARGUERITE DUPRE, Distinguished French Pianist, assisting AUDITORIUM—SUNDAY AFTERNOON, November 7,1937 All Seats Reserved—55c Admission—Make reservations now Address: L. B. Sykes, 1122 S. E. 60th Avenue Phone TA 7226 IS IT A CIRCUS? No! Though it presents the Spangled Phantasy of the world-famous Circus, which over a Million people saw at the New York Hippodrome. IS IT A NIGHT CLUB? No! Though it presents the Casino de Paree— America's first Theatre-Restaurant— the Billy Rose institution that revolutionized New York night life. IS IT AN EXPOSITION? No! Though it presents the outstanding features of Three World's Fairs, including the nationally-applauded Casa Ma.nana at Fort Worth, Texas. AUDITORIUM MU Nov. 18-19 MAIL ORDERS NOW rices: $1.10, $2.20, $3.30, Tax Included If-addressed Stamped Envelope — Make Checks payable To Heilig Theatre Co. IS IT A WATER CARNIVAL? No! Though it presents the high spots of Billy Rose's Aquacade — the Marina Theatre, at the Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland, where Mr. Rose used Lake Erie for a Stage, and Canada for a Backdrop. IS IT A WILD WEST SHOW? No! Though the Old West lives again at the PIONEER PALACE—over 2,000,000 have seen it—The Sensation of Two Midways. IS IT A SPECTACLE? No! Though it's the biggest Indoor Extravaganza on the Face of the Earth—modern stagecraft at its absolute Zenith. WHAT IS IT? It's BILLY ROSE'S SHOW OF SHOWS— a $25 Attraction scaled down to fit the purse of the times.
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