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ximillian Pilzer, Though But 25
Years of Age, Is Concertmeis-
ter of Organization
'ew modern symphony orchestras
boast of such a number of cele-
ted performers on all instruments
can the New York Philharmonic
hiestra which will be heard in Hill
itorium Friday evening at 8:00
o its audience a symphony orches-
usually presents a heterogeneous
ss of men and instruments, presid-
over by a conductor who plays;
n the whole as though it were one.
at instrument, and as a rule little
rntion is paid to any single player.
ong the members of the New York
lharmonic , orchestra, however,
re are several men who are worthy
ndividual attention.
here is, first of all, the concert-
.ster, who is, next to the con-
tor himself, the most important
mber of a symphony orchestra, be-.
the leader of the various choirs
general and of the body of strings
is noteworthy that the Philhar-
iic, the oldest musical organiza-
1 in America, has for its concert-
ster, Maximilian Pilzer, who is one
he youngest musicians of note in
country. Mr. Pilzer is an Amer-

"Diack as the Pit
From Pole to Pole"
There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken any way you please, is
And strands them in forsaken guts
and creeks
No decent soul would think of visiting.
You cannot stop the tide; but, now
and then,
You may arrest some rash adven-
Who-h'n-will hardly thank you for
your pains.
Look Out
Following in the footsteps of our
illustrious frame, The Daily, we have
made arrangements for members of
the staff of the Pit to interview dif-
ferent men connected with the Opera.
We will start with that inimitable
contemporary and second of Irving
Berlin-A. J. Gornetzky. Forbearance,
gentle reader, forbearance. 'Tis our
painful, to you, duty.
* * *
The scene is laid in the palatial
apartment of this syndicate of syn-
copation. After diving through piles
of manuscript I found Gorny.
"How do you, sir," I said. "And
you are Mr. Gornetzky?"
"I am," he answered. I knew it
all the time.
"Well, I came over here to find out
what you thought of this year's
"Yes," he answered.
"And you really thing that it will
be better than anything that was ever
"Is that so?"
"I imagine that you must have had
a good deal of trouble with all the mu-
sic you have written."
"Ta, dum dum dum."
"Is that so," I answered, dum-
founded. And then I appreciated why
he was called the second I. B.
"But why haven't you ordered your
machine from the proceeds of the
Opera?" I continued. He concealed a
yawn behind his exquisitely tapering
nails. It is wonderful to observe the
rhythm of a virtuoso's yawn.
"Do you intend to enter into any
occupation when you leave here, Mr.
"Do you mind if I ask what it will
"And, speaking along this line -
what do you think of the Pit?"
"Indeed?" And feeling that I had
gotten all the information that was
possible, I gathered up my stack of
notes, and departed into the strange-
ly contrasting silence of the night.
"He felt that elevating ripple wrig-
gling its way up and down his spinal
"Are you a Cambellite?"
"I used to be-but since buying
Durham I am a Holy Roller."
* * *
Weather forecast for today--Rain,
snow, slush, clear-and partly cloudy.
Take when necessary.
-By Gee.

Arcade-Margarita Fischer, in
"The Dragon."
Orpheum - Helen Ware, in
"Cross Currents, and Weber
and Fields in "The Worst of


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At the Majestic
The Majestic returned to a straight
vaudeville policy last night and the
bill that is offered is certainly one
from which types of every form of
entertainment can be drawn.
The famous Hanlon Brothers are
headlining with an acrobatic pan-
tomime sketch taken from their well
known fantastic play "Superba," and
their offering is entirely away from the
usual acrobatic act in every way.
Brooks and Bowen grabbed the hon-
ors as laugh-producers and the droll
fun-making of these comedians is of
an original style that could not be
more ably handled by one of the
white race.
There have been numerous animal
acts at the Majestic this winter and
some of them were excellent, indeed,
but without the slightest doubt Tre-
vitt's Dogs are the utmost in the way
of animals. These blooded canines of-
fer a military skit with an appropriate
scenic setting, and the precision and
accurateness with which they perform
their military maneuvers is little short
of wonderful, and the taking of the
enemy at the finish of the act is a
Countess Van Dorman & Co. offer
a high class musical act and her ren-
dition of the several classical num-
bers is indeed a rare treat to the popu-
lar vaudeville patron.
Dunn & Dean present a nifty little
offering filled with bright, up-to-the-
minute quips.
A Stately Exit
It seems incredible that an actor of
Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson's gifts
and attainments should retire from the
theater at the summit of his power, but
he is not the man to "lag superfluous
on the stage." He will make his fare-
well appearance at the Whitney the-
atre, Wednesday, March 22. His exit
will be the stateliest part he has ever
play and all who witness that final
performance of 'Hamlet" will carry
away with them the memory of the
greatest prince the English stage has
ever seen. It is nearly nineteen years
since Forbes-Robertson produced
"Hamlet" in London.
Many good playgoers who feel that
Forbes-Robertson is intellectually at
his greatest in classical drama - in
some dominating characters as Ham-
let, Shylock, Othello, and Macbeth, to
name only a few of his achievements
-believe that he has lost something by
excursions into modernhdrama. This
is not so. The art of the actor should
have no boundaries. That was the
view of the old histrionics, among them
Phelps, to whom Forbes-Robertson,
who was his pupil, frankly confesses
he "owes everything."
Whatever the true and earnest act-
or plays he dignifies. For 40 year
Forbes-Robertson has filled a worthy
place on the English stage, associated
with the best art of his time, and play-
ing with some of the greatest in his
calling-Irving, Hare, the Bancrofts
Modjeska, and Mary Anderson.

ITI[ music COLUMN~
On Thursday afternoon at 4:15
o'clock a regular Faculty Twilight Re-
cital will be given in Hill Auditorium
under the auspices of the University
School of Music, at which time a pro-
gram of unusual excellence will be
The University School of Music
String Quartet will be heard in an in-
teresting quartet from the pen of the
popular composer, Edward Grieg,
which is very rarely performed, the
reasons for which are not far to seek:
it is rather long, and unreasonably
difficult. In striving for sheer volume
of tone, Grieg has here gone well be-
yond the capacity of a string quartet,
introducing double-stops, octaves and
other similar devices in a manner
which does not in the least conform
to the spirit of this combination. Fur-
(ermore, many of the rythmic schemes
are bafflingly complex. It would have
made a better symphony; but its mu-
sical charm is more than sufficient to
compensate for its formal shortcom-
ings, and it is a veritable epitome of all
the spontaneous utterances of the de-
lightful Norseman in question.
Albert Lockwood, head of the Piano
department of the University School of
Music, will appear in two groups of
piano numbers, one at the beginning
by Grieg, Liszt and Schumann-Tausig
and the other group coming at the end
of the program made up of Mozart,
Scriebine and Balckireff numbers.
The complete program is as follows:
Ballade in form of variations on a
Norwegian melody .. .........Grieg
The Fountains of the Villa d'Este.Liszt
Spanish Romance (Der Contra Ban-
diste) ............Schumann-Tausig
Albert Lockwood
Quartet, Op. 27, G minor.......Grieg
Un poco andante-Allegro molto
ed agitato; Andantino-Allegro
agitat; Allegro molto marcato;
Lei to-Presto al Saltarello
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Lockwood, Violins
A. J. Whitmire, Viola; L. N.
9 Parker, 'Cello
Pastorale and Variations.....Mozart
Poem )
Enigma )...................Scriebine
Islamey, Fantasia on an Oriental
Theme ...................Balckireff
Mr. Lockwood
Ithaca, N. Y.. March 13.-By defeat-
ing Cornell in a closely fought game
Thursday night, Princeton tied with
Pennsylvania for the intercollegiate
basketball championship. Although
this was the last scheduled game of
the season, an extra contest will be
necessary to play off the tie. Haas,
Princeton's star guard, was most con-
spicuous among the Tiger players for
his fast playing, and Princeton's spec-
tacular fight during the second half
was chiefly due to his work. With the
score at the end of the first half 9-5
in favor of Cornell, Princeton made a
brilliant drive in the last half, re-
sulting in victory, 22 to 19.
The final standing' of the teams
follows :



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der of the New York Philharmonie
n and today, at the age of 25, he;
in his second season as concert-
.ster of one of the foremost musi-
organizations in the world.
mnother very important member of
Philharmonic forces is Leo Schulz,
o is one of the best .known solo
lists before the world today. Mr.
ulz was educated in Berlin, and,
a wide reputation as a soloist, as
I as an orchestral musician. He
ilso a composer of note.
'his orchestra also boasts a half
en composers of ability within,
ir ranks. A side from Mr. Stransky,
eminent conductor, who is a com-
er of note, the Philharmonic in-
les several writers of music of
re than usual ability. Among the
t violins, Mr. Burck and Mr. Stahl-
g, the assistant conductor, have
works 'of their own composition
yed by several large orchestras
Mr. Laucella, who plays -one of
flutes, has also composed several
ew York, Mar. 13.-Fordham is to
e a varsity crew, the first one at
Bronx university. In previous
rs, Fordham contented itself with
rep and freshman boat. The de-
on to have a varsity crew came as
g surprise. Only last week Joseph
JcAleenan and Charles A. Hatfield
gned from the alumni athletic com-
tee because of the failure to sanc-
. a crew. It is expected now that
body will reconsider its action. The
didates for the team have had
e experience, most of them serv-
on the fresh and prep crews. Sim-
neously with Coach Mulcahey's an-
ncement 16 machines were fitted
in the new crew room. The Atlan-!
Boat club has been secured for
ning quarters on the Harlem river.

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Fast Lancing, Mich., Mar. 13.-Invi-
tations have been mailed by Coach
John F. Macklin to all M. I. A. A.
colleges asking them to take part in
a general track meet at the Michigan
Agricultural college on April 29.
The meet is planned to take the
place of the triangular meet formerly
held with Olivet and Alma, and is ex-
pected to serve for the Michigan col-
leges as the interscholastic meet
serves for the high schools.
The remainder of the Spring hats
Tat the Church of Christ will be on
sale Tuesday 'morning at greatly re-
duced prices. Come in and get one
of these bargains.

Forbes-Robertson makes his first and last appearance at the Whitney
Theater Wednesday, March 22, in "Hamlet" at the matinee, and "Passing
of the Third Floor Back" at night.

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