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Y, APRIL 29, I93I THE MICHIGAN DAILY
w Stars 3heature8t Annual ay estiv

ral

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ERCHICAGO SINGER [ PAS
UNITTWO 01:0 'LWILL MAKE DEBUT
ESTIVAL ARTIS TS FESTU ARTISTS
TO GTIVE £ ERTS Mny Leaders in Musical Field
Congatuae r. Sink
Chicago Symphony Orchestra on List of Stars.
Will Also Appear in
Hill Auditorium. Dr. Cha'es Sink., president of
the School of Music, has received
SRmany ltters of congratulation and
STOCK ,'SILL DRE~CT¬Ęcommendation from leaders in the
musical world throughout the Uni-
aderewski and Lily Pons Head ted States on the list of artists
List of Stars Assermbled which he has sembled for the
38th Annual May Festival, which
for Musical Event:. will take place Wfy 13-16 at Hill
audtori mthis year.
By BEACH CONGER, JR., '32. Walter D rosh of New York,
Much that is new will charac- aite: ingrot. ou orkth
~trze t e r g am f h .8hx. . . . . .._~ writes: I conzratate y ou on the
erze the programs of the 38th! distinguished list of artists, and
annual May Festival, which will j f that Frederick Stock and the Chi--
be given May 13, 14 15 and 16, in * ". cago .Symnphoay Orchestra will take
Hill auditorium this year. Of the part. Pierre V. R. Key, editor of
nine vocal soloists who will ap- Musical Digest, New York: An es-
pear, all of them but two, Cyrena Eleanor Reynolds, tablished institution. In addition
Van Gordon, contralto, and Chase Contralto of the Chicago Civic to programs in keeping with splen-
Baromeo, bass, will be heard for Opera Association, who will rsake did tradtions the list of soloists is
the first time in Ann Arbor. her Ann Arbor debut at the second admirable
New Artists To Appear.- concert of the May Festival series. Ruth Haller Ottaway, who is
Lily Pons .and Hilda Burke, s0 She has recently appeared at the president of the National Federa-
pranos, Eleanor Reynolds, conttral- Staatsopern in both Berlin and tion of Music Clubs, says: It is
to, Frederick Jagel and Walter Wid-~( Vienna. She will also sing at the filled with interest from Lily Pons
dop, tenors, Nelson Eddy, baritone, third concert. to the presentation of. Boris God-
and FreCd.Patton, bas are the new _unof. Micligan is prouder than
stars who will complete the roster ever of this great musical event.
of singers who will assemble here Many Musical Critics The editor of Music News, of Chi-
to present the annual musical fes- W Attnd F tcago, Charles E. Watt, writes: Your
oval of the School of Music. In ad- Will en estivalschedule of artists and works for
dition to the vocalists, Ruth Breton, The varied programs of the com- your next May Festival has just
violinist, Ignace Jan Paderewski, ing Ann Arbor May Festival, which been received and it is so wonderful
-and Palmer Christian, organist, will will take place May 13, 14, 15 and 16. that it thoroughlyhsolodifles my
:Ofero-16 instrumentalist programs, is attracting nation-wide attention. long-time opinion that the A.n.Ar-
and also will give several numbers! and music critics in large numbers bor Festival is by far the best of
with the Chicq go Symphony orches- will asemble to review the event. all Festivals.
tra, which will be under the direc- i Among those who will be present The comment from James DeVoe,
on of Frederick Stock. will be Edward C. Moore, of the manager of the Philharmoni Con-
Newness also abounds in the ! Chicago Tribune; Charles E. Watt, cert Company of Detroit, is as fol-
reals of choral works which will editor Music News; Mrs. Florence lows: Once more you announce a
be heard. The performance of Mus- French, editor Musical Leader; Mar- May Festival which should give the
sorgsky's. Boris Godunof is said to gie A. McLeod, western representa- whole country a mark to reach for.-
be the second English performance tive Musical America, J. Albert Rik- Personally I don't think you have,
of this work in America, while the er, ,Musical Courier, New York; ever announced a more compelling
work for children, Old Johnny Ap- Glenn D. Dunn, Chicago Herald and list of attractions. Edwin String-;
pleseed, has not been heard many Examiner; Eugene Stinson, Chicago ham, of Columbia, adds another of
times, neither having been present- Daily News; Karleton Hackett, Chi- the many compliments: What an
ed before in Ann Arbor. The Pierne cago Evening Post; Herman De- ideal festival! What a privilege an
work; "St. Francis of Assissi," was 'Vries, Chicago Evening American. opportunity.
given in Ann Arbor a few years ago _ _ _ __ _ _ _
and is repeated at this time be-
cause of the many demands on the
,part of lovers of choral music. Itj PROGRAM
has been heard in America a few I _______________________________
times performed by some of the
.more able choral bodies. First Concert
0k'ganization Wil be Used.oncr
C}Th 1 pns Will be Used. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 13, $:15
The solo artists will be assisted Lily Pons, Soprano
by three organizations, the Univer- Chicagot Symphony Orchestra
sity Choral Union, composed of 300 Frederick Stock, Conductor
voices, the Chicago Symphony Or-- - --, - )-ii ," 0 1' . ' -l -'r - -.-.
chest a, consisting of 70 players un- SnVIIplorly, Hl EI Major, op. 20.. .......................................l. a~5 eM)t
der the direction of Frederick Stock, IL(it ,Ue-ro
and the Children's Festival Chorus re nms
of 400 voices. The conductors be- IntIermission
sides Mr. Stock, will be Prof. Earl A HketeIh of the Stes of (>1tt4;1......... ........................ovodiII
V. Moore, of the School of music Aria, "el So -f roo "lke.......... .............................. . iles
Moore, of the Scool of Musice5 ................................................Joantt ineIII s.
musical director of the Festival and
the Choral Union, Eric Delemarter, THURSDAY EVENING MAY 14Second Conet
assistant conductor of the Chicago' THidaYu EE n o A ,8:15
orchestra, and Juve Higbee, chil- Hilda Burke, Soprano
dren's conductor, supervisor of mus- Frederick Jagel, Tenor
ic of the Ann Arbor public schools. University Choral Union
Nelson Eddy, Baritone
E Fred Patton, Bass
TO Palmer Christian, Organist
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1116 Earl V. Moore, Conductor
[TPalmer Christian. Organist

PIANIST-COMPOSER
WILL APPEAR HERE

|||V |-0 |WILL SING T ENOR
LILY PONS TO SING"' EFRP
'T fCROLE FOR OPERA
A T FIRST CONERTIIm

French Coloratura Soprano to
Make Ann Arbor Debut on
Wednesday, May 13.
With the end of her winter sea-
son, and before going to the Colon
Theatre, the opera center of South
America, Lily Pons, noted French
coloratura soprano, will come to
Ann Arbor to sing at the opening
May Festival concert on Wednesday
night, May 13. She will appear in
several of her favorite arias, under
the baton of Frederick Stock with
the Chicago Symphony orchestra
She made her debut last January

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Ignace Paderewski,
Noted Polish pianist, who will
give the fourth concert of the May
Festival series with the Chicago
Symphony orchestra. He will play
at this time among other selections
one of his own concertos.
ADE IRWSKLEDD0Y
TO GIVE COCET

in the role of Lucia di Lammermoor
at the Metropolitan Opera.
Entirely unheralded, and without
previous experience in any major
opera house, she made her sensa-
tional debut in New York. Her sec-
ond role of Gilda in "Rigoletto,"
and her third role in "The Barber
of Seville" each drew the complete
roster of first line critics and the
unanimous verdict that she is a
real find for the Metropolitan. As
the veteran W. J. Henderson stated
in the New York Evening Sun:
"Miss Pons is Mr. Gatti's C.hrist-
mas gift from a kind providence."
The New York Evening Journal
called her the "Vocal Sensation of
the Year."
Lily Pons is the first important
French woman singer to visit Amer-
ica in years. Together with youth
and comeliness, she brings to her
work that certain feeling for taste

.'IWalterWiddop Will Come to
America Specially for
Festival Series.
- . Two tenors, both of whom have
never before appeared in Ann Ar-
bor, will be heaid this year on the
Festival program. They are Wal-
_ ter Widdop, of the British National
Opera Company, and Frederick Ja-
gel, of the Metrcpolitan Opera corn-
.. 1 i . ..I !I..t: panry.
Widdop is being brought to this
country from Great Britain ex-
pressly for the Cincinnati Festival,
and through the courtesy of the
managers of this series of concerts,
it was possible to bring him to Ann
Arbor. He will also sing at the
Evanston Festival. Here in Ann Ar-
Walter Widdop, bor, he will sing the parts of "Dim-
English tenor from the British itri" and "Shuisky" in the Satur-
National Opera Company, who will day night performance of the Boris
sing in the final concert of the May work.
Festival, when Mussorgsky's "Boris The British tenor has had many
Godunof," (original version) will be successful seasons at L on d on,
given in English. He will also ap- among them several as "Siegfried"
pear at the Cincinnati and Evan- at the Royal Opera House and at
ston Festivals. His Majesty's Theatre; as "Walther"
in the "Meistersanger" at His Ma-
SINK ANNOUNCES je sty's Theatre; as "Samson" in
TICKET SCHEDULE "Samson and Delilah;" as "Ra-
dames" in "Aida;" as "Camio" in
"Pagliacci;" and as "Parsifal."
Prices for Series and Single Frederick Jagel, of the Metropol-
Concerts Made Known. I itan Opera Company, is an out-
---- standing American tenor whose
"An unusual oportunity for stu- voices is said to rival that of the
dents who are lovers of music to great Martinelli. Fortunately for
I hear a series of concerts by inter- the Ann Arbor Festival Mr Jagei

Noted
One

Polish Pianist Will Play!
of His Own Concertos
With Orchestra.

Ignace Jan Paderewski,

Palish 1

pianist and statesman, will, after and form which seems to be a na- nationally known artists, is offered
many postponals, appear at Ann tional characteristic of the French.( the University in the May Festival,"
Arbor to give a concert in the fourth Noel Strauss, of the Evening stated Dr. Charles Sink, president
of the May Festival series, Friday World, writes of her as follows: of the School of Music. yesterday.
night, May 15, in Hill auditorium. "With less than three years experi- The schedule of pries is far
Paderewski but recently recover- ence on the operatic stage, and lower that any of the other Fes-
ed from an attack of appendicitis, that solely in provincial theatres of ivals in the United States. Tickets
which caused the cancellation of! her native land, here she was at for the nie series. Tocets
many of his musical engagements, twenty-six hysterically acclaimedf, wh mayibe sbtied at therofi
and he this year cancelled a trip at one of the world's most famous ic may be obtained at the offi-
to Europe in order to appear in Ann shrines of song. A polished and ces of the School of Music, are $6
Arbor. He loves to play in Hill au- flawless legato, noteworthy breath I$7, an $8. By returning the Festi
ditorium, and on his last two visits control, and a distinguished feeling val coupon from the Choral Union
said that "it is the finest concert for style and melodic outline were season ticket before April 30, $3j
h in the world." In his concert among the concomitants that were will be deducted from the above
Friday night, he will, among other always in evidence. The Metropoli- Tprices.
seletios, lay cocero ofhis tn nededa pofiientnewcolra- Tickets for single concerts, which
slconplaa a proficient nr will not be selected until May 2.
oven composition, assisted by the tura soprano and found one at this ; ___ ______
Chicago Symphony orchestra. first Lucia offered on its boards in
Nelson Eddy, another member of two seasons."
the Festival artists, will sing in two Miss Pons cancelled a trip to
concerts; the choral works on ! Europe en route to South America
Thursday and Saturday nights. A j in order to appear at the Ann Arbor
"discovery" of David Bispham, he as well as the Evanston Festivals. I
studied with William Vilonat in After a winter opera season in I
New YorkvParis, and Dresdon His Buenos Aires, she will return to ful-
first appearance on the stage was fill a five-year contract with the
in 1923 in Mrs. George Diron's so- Metropolitan.
ciety musical play, "The Marriage i
Tax." He soon found himself in
other amateur theatricals, and sang
leading parts in several performan- OTED C NTRALTO
ces of Gilbert and Sullivan operas
with the Savoy company.
About a year later, a competitionrI

UiG 1.11 " *V "-rll a, Iw . Vag
remains in this country sufficiently
long after the close of the opera
season to come to the Festival. He
will sing the exacting title tenor
role in the St. Francis of Assissi
work.
Nelson Eddy, of the American
opera company, Fred Patton, of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, and
Chase Baromeo will represent the
field of baritones and basses. Mr.
Eddy is a distinguished young
American baritone who has won
distinction, particularly in the East,
both in opera and in recital work.
He will be heard both Thursday and
I Saturday in the two choral works.

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was held among the Philadelphia
singers, andEddy found his way
into the part of Amonasro, in
"Aida," p.resented at the Academy
of Music by the Philadelphia opera-
tic society. His debut in profession-
al grand opera came in 1924, when
he sang the part on Toni in "Pag-

Cyrena Van Gordon Will Sing
in Mussorgsky Oratorio
Friday Night.
By Eleanor Rairdon, '33.

liacci" at the Metropolitan Opera One feminine representative of I
1Vhouse with the Phild wi.hin f!. Ci t*he C. hieC -

Gra uate of University
Won Success Abroad
and Here.

'Has

A Michigan graduate of the
school of Music, Chase Baromeo
will sing the title role in Mous-
sorgs:y's opera, "Boris Godunof,
which will be given at the final
May Festival concert. Baromeo
was suggested for the title role by
the director general of the Chi-
cago Civic Opera, Herbert M. John-
son, Where Baromeo has won con-
siderable success as a leading mem-
ber on the roster of artists of that
institution.
Mr. Baromeo was a few years ago
the recipient of an honorary degree
at the School of Music in recogni-
tion of his success. After graduat-
ing from the University, he had'
continued his musical activities in
Italy, and for several years was
leading basso at La Scala. Later
he sang in Buenos Aires at the
Theatre Colon, and three years ago
was engaged for the Chicago Civic
Opera Association.
Baromeo was just finishing his
work at college, and was pointed
toward a business career, when the
war broke out. He volunteered in
1917, after graduatiop, and saw
service in France. While in college,
he devoted his spare time to the
college glee club and theatrical
productions, appearing as the lead-
ing artist in the anual opera in
1916. After the war, he turned his
back on a business career, and went
to New York to begin the serious

Children's Festival Chorus Opera Company. His repertoire now uled for a May Festival perfor-
Orehestral Accompaniment ;includes 28 roles, and he has also t
Eric Delamarter, Juva Higbee, Conductors i dmance on this year's series is Cy-
been giving concert recitals. His L VnGrocnrlo
Third Concert concerareperoirrdicludesoinradltoren
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 15, 2:30nVonertrepertone Gdnc lhdwillnbe-
Hilda Burke, Soprano dition to operatic excerpts, over Mme. Van Gordon, who will be
Eleanor Reynolds, Contralto 100 English songs, 35 in German, heard at the Saturday evening con-
( veture, sec"ret of Slz't I me.I "......................................Wolf Verrari 25 in Italian, 20 in French, 50 sac- cert in the English presentation of
Aris a m 1 red songs, and 50 miscellaneous Mussorgsky's "Borid Godunof," has
Ahilren e, sons C 'Feval Cdhorusuesappeared on several previous occa- 1
Ara,' sei ceo1ianea" frm wialioER....................... ansions in Ann Arbor. After singing
\"EUROPEAN ARTIST mezzo-contralto roles for several
(a1) }7 lgue in i n 10.....................................................i (t T~~~ars the artist literally became
(b) AoAr ma I................................. ............. ..eger GIVE . GR
(t) I':-.s~atgla.............. . . . .. . . .. .....G.....I.E.C.C.E.RToti, famous in a night by her singing
l (sti in "Valkyrie." She was hailed by
Miss ro 'lase nd(r~t l '... . .. M ... ..... .... . .Ele..nor IRnrnoldsinb
.~i8,; I -term--ana- -S,,- --(-- - "u EleanorReynoldsWill Sing at all of the critics as the most beau-
Intemisson 1iful Brumhilde grand opera had
( .rtlll.l ( 0111 lnhI7l1 .Xppveovd................................................(glFe tv l J ie ipAe ia
-------------- .FestivalWhilen erica. ever seen and one of the most mag
Fourth Concert Eleanor Reynolds, a leading con- nificently equipped vocally. Since
FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 15, 8:15 tralto with the Staats Opera of that time the prima donna has be-
]gnace Jan Paderewski, Pianist Berlin, will be one of the prominent cme a celebrity the operatic
Chigo Symphony Orchestra oratorio singers on the May Festi- yrena Van Gordon's personality
Frederick Stock, Conductorvaprga.Atog yeaVnG dn'prsaly
I'o nu a ......... .... ..................... ....................... ..Liszt va program. Although a native especially as she makes use of it in
.\zgi 1111 VIt'il 11 ........1.. ..,en American, Mviss keynolds hsstud- her ais sone of the factors i
S. ljup otull No. 2. 1) N1 Ljo.r. Op1. 3........................... ............... ..... eebIth l has A erca ,I h rart,iso e fth fa or chiefly'
iedabtoAroad for the last seven years .
_ Arzo and has achieved most of her musi- responsible for her, rise to fam
m , ,ro. ... .. ew cal success in Germany and other She, however, stresses determina-
AP lrl unoro d t otr,: mnr t1.-1 . .other.. .. . . . 'drcr,
(naegror continental countries. This year, tion and intellect as necessary qual-
Rtm~na I1.tI: A1ludr ehowever, she was urged to return to ities for a successful singer as much
Intermission the United States and gave a full as personal charm.
'a Ino Solo s:concert tour. l Mme. Van Gordon has gained
.N..,.1.........a..i.........., :allIn Mme. Reynolds has been greatly considerable reknown as a concert
laude, A 111io,01m...........m...... ..............Chopiin demand not only for concerts,foartist has won distinction through-
but for opera, oratorio and festival out the great music centers of this
Fifth Concert performances. In Berlin she sang and other countries. She has a
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 16, 2:30 I for several years at the Staatsoper voice of unusual range and tre-
Ruth Breton, Violinist and later at the Grosse Volksoper mendous power-a voice of thrill-
Chicago Symphony Orchestra where she was the first contralto ing brilliancy in its upper register
Frederick Stock, Conductorwathfiscnrlo
Ovirtire i Sprint'" Op. a ................................................. ,IomlIetr under Leo Blech and one season and of poignant emotional richness
S "pho*n No. 9, 1)i( 'hini1eI)..............................................fltklner gave Carmen twenty times. At the throughout.
s ht rzoVolksoper in Vienna she was also Born in the small town, Camden,
S)-l1ang N~l, eeit Intermission exceedingly popular and was the Ohio, Madame Van Gordon went to
'h~lell for Xio-- -- - -A - - ~. II 2................ ....-....I - - ImlIIO\X n American woa vrto have the Cincinnati Musical College.
Auodur r(osung thereI Here the late Maestro Campanini
ndt~eotee

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