THE MICHIGAN DAILY SU
Will Be Here
Third Time In A Row
In 30 Years Of Its Existence, Only 4
Have Conducted; Ormandy Now Head
Hilda Burke, Soprano Soloist,
Started Career In Baltimore
By EVA ETKIN test. In 1927 she was awarded a Jul-
Hilda Burke, who will appear as liard Scholarship which enabled herj
j soloist in the May Festival, was born to study for a year in Dresden.
Upon her return to this country
in Baltimore where she achieved most her big chance came when, she was
of her early successes. It was in her engaged as a leading member of the
She repeated some of these suc-
cesses when two seasons ago, as a
newcomer to the Metropolitan Opera
roster, she was hailed in a variety
of operas, among them "Pagliacci,"
"Madame Butterfly," and .the English
production of "Gianni Schicchi."
Since then she has appeared regular-
ly in leading roles at the ,Metropoli-
tan. Critics are in accordance with
the opinion that here is a soprano
who gives pleasure to the eye as to
the ear, for Miss Burke belongs to
the new generation of opera stars
who can act and dance as well as
native city that she received most of
her musical education. In 1924 she
won the Municipal Civic Opera Con-
test, an honor which resulted in her
debut as Santuzza in "Cavalleria
Rusticana" with the De Feo Opera
She also made an appearance as
soloist with the Baltimore Symphony
after being unanimously voted the
winner in the Municipal Vocal 6on-
Chicago Opera Company, making her
debut in "Aida." She made an imme-
diate impression, and later followed
her American triumphs with similar
She made her European debut at
the Royal Opera House of Liege, Bel-
gium, where she scored in rapid suc-
cession in such roles as "Aida." "But-
terfly," "Nedda," and Micaela in
Spalding Thrills. Audience
programs for youth completes the
An out-of-town schedule takes the
Orchestra to various cities in the East,
and until 1936, touring had been cur-
tailed to give Philadelphia the bene-
fit of a large number of concerts.
Fritz Scheel, the orchestra's first
conductor held the post for seven
years when, at hisdeath, Carl Foh-
lig,' left his Stuttgart position to fill
the vacancy in 1912. He was instru-
mental in raising the standards of the
In his tenth season with the Phil-
adelphia'Orchestra, Leopold Stokow-
ski received the Philadelphia award
of ten thousand dollars for accom-
jhishments "which advanced the best
"and largest interests of the con-
munity of .which Philadelphia is the
Strauss's "Alpensymphonic"; Schil-
ling's "A Victory Ball"; Skriabin's
"Le Divin Poeme" and Schoenberg's
"Die Gluckliche Hand."
Among the many artists of dis-
tinction who have appeared with the
Philadelphia Orchestra are Richard
Strauss, Alfred Casella, Georges En-
esco, Igor Stravinsky, Vincent D'In-
dy, Wilhelm cngelberg, Frederick
Stock, Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Otterin
Respighi, Arturo Toscanini, Fritz
Reiner, Sir Thomas Beecham and
Successful From First
Much of the orchestra's success is
attributed to its first conductor, Mr.
Scheel, who conducted a series of con-
certs at Woodside Park amusement
center near Philadelphia in 1899.
"Mr. Scheel's experience, gained in
Germany, placed 'at the command of
the new organization the resources
of a scholarly musician and a man
of vision. His idealism never weak-
eued in the face of insuperable dif-
ficulties; he had the faculty of choos-
ing the highest type of artist for the
LOST AND FOUND SERVICE
Lost and found articles during the
May Festival should be inquired for
at the University Hall office of Shir-
ley W. Smith, vice-president and sec-
retary of the University.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S CIjOICE
?ia'Ldiv V arL u4en to
Under the able direction of Juva Higbee, four
hundred young people will present, as their special,
the cantata of Paul Bunyan, by James.
For several years this young peoples group has
presented a splendid concert. This year they will
be supported by Professor Hardin Van Deursen\
who will solo in the part of Paul Bunyan.
Thiswill be the third in the series of concerts,
to be given Friday afternoon.
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In the course of a brilliant career which has taken him
from one side of the earth to the other the name of Albert
Spalding has become synonymous with great violin playing.
The New York Times says: "ie played not only with
virtuosity, but in a triumphant virtuoso spirit."
The Chicago Herald-Examiner says: 'He stands among
the noble few who may be called rAisters of the violin."
In the third concert of the May Festival, Friday after.
noon he is appearing as soloist.
1938 May Festival
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THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY presents the forty-fifth annual May
Festival, to be held May 11-14.
For almost five decades the Ma Festivals
have presented the outstanding music personalities, and this year have
again attained the same high standards.
MARJORIE LAWRENCE .... Sopru'nr
H ILDA BURKE .............Soprano
AGNES DAVIS ... ..Soprano
MARIAN ANDERSON ....Contralto
BRUNA CASTAGNA , .. -Contralto
NINO MARTINI . ....,.... Tenor
ARTHUR HACKETT ,,.... ,. Tenor
RICHARD BONELLI ..... .Baritone
HARDIN VAN DEURSEN... Baritone
ALBERT SPALDING ........Violinist
ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN ..,.Pianist
THE 45th ANNUAL
ORCHESTRA .. .
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor
EARL V. MOORE, Conductor
THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S
JUVA 11IQBEE, Conductor
BELLS (Poem by Edgar Allen Poe)'. Rachmaninof
SEASON TICKETS (Six Concerts) now on sale at the main office of the
School of Music, on Maynard Street. Prices are $6.00, $7.00 and
MAY FESTIVAL COUPONS from Season Choral Union Tickets entitle
holderst n nrite reductins to 3.00. 4 O ea t Aon
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