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An interesting organ recital was given, April 3d, in Trinity Church, St. Louis, Mo., by Mr. C. Rupprecht, in honor of the delegates to the Synod of the German Lutheran Church. The program numbers were selected from the works of the French and German masters.

The Music Department of the Greensboro, N. C., Female College held their graduating exercises May 2d. Mr. J. W. Parker is the director.

A recital by the pupils of Mr. O. H. Evans was given in the Opera-house, Marysville, Ohio, May 11th. Piano, vocal, violin, and ‘cello numbers were played.

Mr. Frank L. Eyer, of Greenville, Ohio, gave a very successful recital, in the First Presbyterian Church of that city, May 11th. Mr. Eyer prepared a program of compositions from the representative modern writers for the organ, with biographic notes of the composers and notes on the pieces.

Miss Mary Fullerton, of the Philadelphia School of Music, Miss Kate H. Chandler, principal, gave a recital for the benefit of the Children’s Seaside Association. The program was made up of compositions from Russian composers.

The Handel Oratorio Society of Rock Island, Ill., under the directorship of Mr. F. E. Peterson, gave “The Messiah,” April 27th. Strauer’s Orchestra, from Davenport, furnished the accompaniments.

Mr. Charles B. Hawley, of New York City, gave a most enjoyable concert, of his own compositions, during the past month. The program included vocal solos, duets, trios, and quartets, and choruses for male and female, as well as mixed voices.

Mr. J. Emory Shaw, director of the Music Department of Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., has been giving some very interesting lecture recitals during the past season. His latest are “Folk-Songs and their Interpretations,” with illustrations from many different sources, April 25th, and a lecture on “Tannhäuser,” May 2d, illustrated by stereopticon views and the rendition of the music.

Mrs. Clara A. Korn will open a conservatory in East Orange, N. J. Mrs. Korn has been giving considerable attention to composition during the past few years.

Dr. Henry G. Hanchett gave a very interesting analytical pianoforte recital at the Virginia Female Institute, Staunton, Va., April 25th.

Mr. Frank Lynes, of Boston, gave a very successful recital of his own compositions April 25th. The program included pianoforte, vocal, and violin compositions. At one of the late concerts in Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Mme. Suzanne Adams sang two new songs by Mr. Lynes.

Mr. T. Carl Whitmer, of Harrisburg, Pa., has been elected to the position of director of the Music Department of Stephens’ College for Women, Columbia, Mo.

Mr. Emil Liebling gave a recital of compositions by American composers at the Milwaukee-Downer College, May 6th.

Mr. George L. McMillan, of Marshall, Mo., gave a successful pupils’ recital May 12th. A program of compositions by the best composers shows the kind of work Mr. McMillan is doing.

The Music Department of Tarkio College, Tarkio, Mo., gave the annual music festival, May 10th and 11th, three concerts in all. The Oratorio Society of 120 members assisted. “The Messiah” and “Samson and Delilah” and “In a Persian Garden” were given. Mr. Charles T. H. Mills was the festival director.

The Choral Union of La Crosse, Wis., fifty-five voices, Mr. George Blakely, conductor, gave “The Holy City,” by Gaul. They were assisted by an orchestra of twenty-seven and Mr. Charles Weiss, accompanist.

The April number of the “Western Graphic” of Los Angeles, Cal, was a music and art number, giving attention to the work of local musicians. It was handsomely illustrated.

Mr. Charles W. Landon will conduct a summer music school at Dallas, Tex., June 14th to 30th.

Mr. William E. Snyder, of the Sherwood Piano School, Chicago, Ill, gave a fine recital, May 4th, making his début in the city.

Mr. Walter O. Wilkinson, of New York, has accepted a position as organist and choir-master of All Saints Church, Richmond, Va. Mr. Wilkinson has written a number of popular anthems and settings of the canticles used in the Episcopal service.

The annual concert of the Gilbert School of Music, Kansas City, Mr. A. S. Gilbert, director, was held April 28th. The accompaniments to the concertos were furnished by Hallet’s Orchestra.

The Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Harley Hamilton, gave the ninth concert of the season May 2d. Los Angeles has had a number of important events lately. Rosenthal played there May 1st, Sauer gave two concerts, and a chamber-music concert was given May 8th.

We have received a program of the graduating exercises of the Music Department of the Baylor Female College, Belton, Tex., Mr. E. E. Davis, director. Mr. Davis will have seven graduates this year.

Mr. Henry Eames, of the University of Nebraska School of Music, has sent us the programs of the graduating class of 1899. He is to be congratulated on the excellent work indicated by these programs.

Mr. C. C. Forsyth, of Toronto, Can., gave a pupils’ recital, May 9th, at the Metropolitan School of Music.

The Young People’s Singing Club (125 voices) of Boston, Mass., Mr. F. W. Wodell, director, gave a concert, May 11th, in which Cowen’s cantata, “The Rose Maiden,” was the principal feature.

Miss Anna B. Green, Newport, Vt., gave a pupils’ recital of well-selected compositions May 16th.

The Mozart Society of Fiske University, Nashville, Tenn., gave their forty-third and forty-fourth concerts, May 11th and 12th, two performances of Rossini’s “Stabat Mater.” The chorus numbers sixty-five voices, and is under the directorship of Mr. H. H. Wright.

The Charlotte Emerson Brown Club, East Orange, N. J., gave an enjoyable musicale May 15th. Mr. Henry Holden Huss, composer-pianist, and Franz Wilczek, violinist, were the artists. The program was made of compositions by American composers.

Miss Evelyn A. Fletcher has returned from a very successful trip to Europe. While in London she lectured before the Incorporated Society of Musicians. She also gave exhibitions of her work in Leipsic and Berlin.

The musical program for the Chautauqua Assembly of 1899 includes a period of eight weeks. Dr. H. R. Palmer, of New York, will be in charge as director. Among the soloists who are announced are: Dr. Wm. H. Sherwood, the pianist, of Chicago; Mme. Cecelia Eppinghousen Bailey, prima donna; Mme. Fish Griffin, Miss Mabelle Crawford, Miss Adele Mulford, Mr. Julius Walker, Mr. C. A. Rice, Mr. Sol. Marcosson, and Mr. I. V. Flagler. A band and orchestra will be in attendance, as usual. The great chorus of five hundred voices will take part in sixteen concerts. Mackenzie’s “Dream of Jubal” will be presented in August.

Miss Nellie Hibler, of Bradford, Pa., and her pupils, assisted by Mr. E. Mente, violinist, and Mr. T. Neumeyer, clarinettist, gave her end-of-the-season recital, May 23d, in Y. M. C. A. Hall. The program consisted of vocal and instrumental selections.

The Manuscript Society, of New York, has decided to broaden its organization so as to make it harmonize with its development into a national society. It has adopted a new title, “The Society of American Musicians and Composers,” and it has amended its by-laws governing qualifications for membership and admission of compositions to the Society’s concerts. The new officers elected consist of: President, Edward A. MacDowell; first vice-president, Reginald de Koven; second vice-president, Homer N. Bartlett; corresponding secretary and treasurer, Lucien G. Chaffin; recording secretary, Louis R. Dressier; and librarian, Peter A. Schnecker.

 

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