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Krantz Family Concert Company High Grade Concerts and Preludes of Unusual Variety Orchestral Ensembles, using seventeen instruments, besides Drums and Traps, Cornet Quartets, Roman Trumpet Quartets, Ocarina Quartets, Solos on Violin, Cornet Ocarina, Bells, and Cathedral Chimes. Duets and Trios in various combinations. Readings and Pianologs. Colored Crayon Landscape Drawings with music accompaniment. SCORED UNUSUAL SUCCESS ON THE SEVEN-DAY CIRCUIT OF THE 1926 REDPATH-VAWTER CHAUTAUQUA and 1926–1927 Swarthmore MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL LYCEUM AND CHAUTAUQUA ASSOCIATION Home Address 609 East First Street Madrid, Iowa Personal Endorsements The Krantz Family Concert Co. presents interesting and varied programs and preludes. They have ability to please and entertain any Chautauqua or other audience. In unity of performance, in variety, and in general excellence they surpass many organizations now in the Chautauqua and Lyceum field. They have attained to a degree of excellence in the use of expressive effects not found in the average band or orchestra performance. J. WORTH ALLEN. The Allen School of Music. Author of The Allen System of Musical Expression, The Saxaphone in the Orchestra, How to Direct and other works. Instructor band and orchestral instruments and directing in the Des Moines School of Arts. Formerly instructor at Drake University, Penn College and Ottumwa School of Music. Member American Guild of Violinists. First President of the National Qualified Teachers. League. Member of the American Guild of Banjoists, and special Examiner for that organization. Formerly with the Allen Concert Company, and Dunbar's Southern Singers. The Krantz Family Concert Co. grades high in comparison with the best organizations now in Chautauqua and Lyceum work. Perry has had many fine Chautauqua programs but none has been more varied, more pleasing to the audience, than the programs rendered by this organization. CHARLES M. EDMONDSON, Pastor M. E. Church, Perry, Iowa. Manager Loar Chautauqua for seven years. Press Comment The Repath-Vawter Chautauqua opened their annual program in this city Sunday afternoon with a concert by the Krantz Family Concert Company. A large and appreciative audience listened to this concert and everyone declared it to be one of the best ever presented in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Krantz and their two daughters have an exceptional amount of ability and they put into use during the concert practically every kind of musical instrument that is played. Because of the failure of the Davis Co. to appear to present their magic and mystery program in the evening the Krantz company consented to present a program in the evening also. To do this with only a few minutes' preparation is no easy task but the program they gave in the evening was equal to any other. Mr. Krantz is a crayon artist of unusual ability and pleased his audience by making crayon sketches for them. His younger daughter is a reader of much talent and the groups of readings that she delivered were excellent and her audience demanded several encores. Estherville (Iowa) Democrat. The opening program of the 1926 season fell to the Krantz Family Concert Co., and they satisfied. As they came on the stage playing The Star Spangled Banner, with flags floating from their Roman trumpets, the audience stood and a spirit of fellowship which has since prevailed, began. The company gave lively musical numbers using fifteen or more different instruments in different combinations, including orchestral ensembles, cornet quartets, Roman trumpet quartets and ocarina quartets. Bells and cathedral chimes occupied an important part in their program. Mr. Krantz drew beautiful landscapes with crayons, finishing with artful touches that made his work approach perfection. The older daughter is a fine concert violinist, and the youngest daughter is a clever reader. It was these various lines of entertainment which set the program off just right and left a good wholesome after-effect. Grant City (Mo.) Tribune. Madrid has enjoyed a number of very wonderful musical organizations in its chautauqua and lyceum courses and church and social functions in the past, but it is entirely safe to say that none of them have exemplified a higher degree of musical talent and technique than that by the Krantz Family Concert Co. Tuesday evening. The large auditorium was crowded to its capacity by an audience which manifested its pleasure in almost every conceivable manner. The program was a superlative one in every particular. Madrid (Iowa) Register-News. The concert Friday afternoon by the Krantz Family Concert Co. was fully up to expectations and much enjoyed by everyone judging by the hearty applause and fine attention given. The company is composed of Mr. and Mrs. Krantz and their two daughters, Audrey and Zona, aged 16 and 12 respectively. All are versatile and very fine musicians. Mr. Krantz plays a number of instruments and in addition is a good crayon artist. Mrs. Krantz is not only a good pianist but also plays cornet, Roman trumpet and ocarina, in fact, all of them play the latter three instruments. Audrey is an exceptionally fine violinist and Zona is a real prodigy on the cornet, besides being a most clever reader. There is plenty of variety to their programs and it is all good. The music is of a tuneful type that appeals to the mass of people in the audience. They make an ideal opening day attraction. Kirksville (Mo.) Daily Express. The Repath-Vawter Chautauqua gave its opening number Sunday afternoon, the Krantz Family Concert Co. furnishing the entertainment. The large crowd that greeted the opening performance was not disappointed, inasmuch as the performance was equal to and exceeded their expectations. The Krantz family also gave the evening prelude. They are a family of wonderful artists. Mr. Krantz, in addition to being a musical artist, is also proficient at drawing with crayon. Sisseton (S. D.) Standard. The Krantz Family Concert Co. was the first entertainment feature to take the platform on the chautauqua. Four members of the same family played in the concert, to the complete enjoyment of the crowd that filled the pavillion. C. L. Krantz, the father, plays the cornet, Roman trumpet, ocarina, violin, song bells, cathedral chimes, drums and traps, all with accomplished ease and excellent performance. Mrs. Krantz pleased the audience as pianist and accompaniest. She also played, as do all four, cornet, trumpet and ocarina. Audrey Z. Krantz is a concert violinist and her sister, Zona A., is a wonderful child cornetist besides being an accomplished reader. Red Oak (Iowa) Express. The Krantz Family Concert Co. gave the afternoon concert to a large audience. The music was of high order and held the people from start to finish. Story City (Iowa) Herald. Monday evening the Krantz Family Concert Co. presented a 45-minute prelude which cannot be too highly commended. Madrid has had many fine musical programs on the community chautauqua but none that put forth more ability or was more pleasing to the audience than the one furnished by this organization. Madrid (Iowa) Register-News. The Lake City Chautauqua spent Thursday afternoon with a delightful musical entertainment by the Krantz Family Concert Co. This fine little musical organization is composed of Mr. and Mrs. Krantz and two daughters, Audrey and Zona, all very talented musicians, playing fifteen or more different instruments. Mr. Krantz is a fine cornetist and also entertained the audience with his artistic crayon drawings. Lake City (Minn.) Graphic. Those who have heard the afternoon program by the Krantz Family Concert Co. and the evening program by the Davis Co. received their entire money's worth of their two-dollar season ticket from these two programs. Savannah (Mo.) Reporter. In the afternoon the Krantz Family Concert Co. entertained the chautauqua patrons with a varied program in which numerous instruments were used and all present were loud in their acclaim of the organization. In addition to the splendid music furnished by the four talented musicians who comprise the family, Mr. Krantz sketched pictures with chalk and delighted his audience with his artistic abilities. Austin (Minn.) Herald. The opening number Friday afternoon was given by the Krantz Family Concert Co. This splendid company of four persons gave a musical program that was equal to any eastern company. Aside from the musical numbers Mr. Krantz, a crayon artist, helped to make the afternoon one of delight to all. Nevada (Iowa) Representative. On Sunday afternoon the Krantz Family Concert Co. opened the chautauqua and gave a versatile program, every number of the finest. Besides his many other talents Mr. Krantz possesses that of drawing and made several sketches in crayon while the audience watched him and at the same time listened to musical numbers by others in the company. Harmony (Minn.) News. Mr. and Mrs. Krantz and their two daughters proved to be real artists. Dennison (Iowa) Bulletin. The Krantz Concert Co. proved to be musicians of the highest type, and many were heard to say That was as fine music as I ever heard. Clear Lake (Iowa) Reporter. Mr. Krantz is a crayon artist as well as a musician and during the course of the afternoon with a few strokes made pictures which drew enthusiastic praise. St. Cloud (Minn.) Daily Journal-Press. The program by the Krantz Family Concert Co. delighted all. They were encored and re-encored, the audience expressing their appreciation in an unmistakable way. Madrid (Iowa) Register-News. The Krantz Family Concert Co. gave a fine concert Sunday evening. The whole family, father, mother and two daughters, have uncommon musical talent and delighted the audience which completely filled the auditorium. Mr. Krantz plays a number of instruments at the same time. Mrs. Krantz is a splendid pianist and also plays the cornet and other instruments. The older daughter, Audrey, is a violinist of unusual natural ability and every number was heartily encored. The second daughter, Zona, played the cornet beautifully, and as a reader and pianologist was also frequently applauded. Coon Rapids (Iowa) Enterprise. The Krantz Family Concert Co. appeared in Slater for the first time Monday evening. They have developed an ensemble of instruments which makes them very unique in the musical world. Their music is of such high order that they cannot be adversely criticized by the most delicate taste. In the course of the evening they played fourteen different instruments besides drums and traps. They pleased their audience very highly. Slater (Iowa) News. The whole evening was devoted to music and readings by the Krantz Family Concert Company Artists. All four of them are accomplished musicians and entertainers and every number was enthusiastically and appreciatively heard. Boone (Iowa) News-Republican.
|Title||Krantz Family Concert Company|
|Topical Subject (LCTGM)||Music ensembles|
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|Personal Name Subject||
Krantz, Audrey Z.
Krantz, Zona A.
Krantz, Mrs. C.L.
|Corporate Name Subject||Krantz Family Concert Company|
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