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Figure THE PRINCESS CONCERT COMPANY MARY PALLAS GREEN SOPRANO ESTELLA B. BLAKE HARPIST JOSEPHINE GAMBLE VIOLINIST JEANETTE KLING READER AN ALL STAR COMPANY UNDER THE EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE INTERSTATE LECTURE BUREAU CO CINCINNATI INCORPORATED KANSAS CITY TERRY-Col S. O. The Princess Concert Company IN presenting the Princess Concert Company, we do with the belief that it will be one of the popular attractions of the season. This Company is an exponent of popular music, but not at the sacrifice of art. Each member is a soloist of ability and has the unqualified approval of audiences everywhere for talent and versatility. The Company's programs show a wide range and artistic possibilities. The press notices on the following pages, we believe, are fully warranted by the facts and we invite a careful perusal of them. Personnel. Estella B. Blake, Harpist. Josephine Gamble, Violinist. Jeanette Kling, Reader. Mary Pallas Green, Soprano. Springfield (O.) Republic. The music rendered by the Princess Concert Company was both classical and popular and the readings were of the best selections. Laramie (Wyo.) Republican. Every member of this Company is an artist, putting soul into everything done, that gives ease, freedom and success. St. Mary's (W. Va.) Leader. The Princess Concert Company pleased a large audience. Each performer was an artist and every number on the program was well received. New Albany (Ind.) Tribune. The Princess Concert is an exceptionally fine company and was one of the best numbers on the course. Henderson (Ky.) Gleaner. The whole program was well selected and admirably rendered. Norwood (O.) Gazette. The concert of the Princess Concert Company was in every way a success, and if it is the standard for the entire course of entertainments, they will be of an unusually high character. York (Neb.) Times. The entertainment of the Princess Concert Company drew a large house and was fully worthy the audience. It was an entertainment highly appreciated. This Company is composed of artists and is able to entertain the most critical audience. Madison (Wis) Democrat. Individual comment is unnecessary, for they are so trained that the performance of each fitted in as a harmonious whole, and the audience was well pleased. Jolliet (Ill.) News. The Princess Concert Company presented an entertaining program to the enjoyment of the audience. The company is composed of four ladies, all of whom are of more than ordinary ability. Jackson (Mich.) Citizen. The Princess Concert Company rendered a very enjoyable program. The numbers were carefully arranged and consisted of the choicest selections. Indianapolis (Ind.) News. Each member was an artist, rendering their respective parts in a most acceptable manner. It was a very artistic entertainment and met with much enthusiasm from the audience. We believe a return engagement would mean a crowded house. Springfield (Ill.) Journal. In securing the Princess Concert Company the committee provided a very enjoyable evening for our people. The program was a pleasing one, well chosen and arranged. The Company may be sure of a welcome should they again visit Springfield. Bay City (Mich.) Tribune. The program of the Princess Concert Company was varied and popular and appealed to all classes. Each individual is a true artist in her line and the entire program was delightful even to the most critical. Hammond (Ind.) Tribune. The entertainment by the Princess Concert Company was one of the best ever given here. All the performers did work of the highest order Hammond people are indebted to the committee for bringing such splendid talent to the city. Canonsburg (Pa.) Notes. The Princess Concert Company is way above the average and the audience was highly pleased. If there is a lecture course next season we hope these ladies will give one of the numbers. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. The Princess Concert Company, which gave the first number of the entertainment course, was a very agreeable surprise to the audience. We of course had expected an engagement of high order, but not quite so high as was given. The selections were well chosen and the gracefulness with which they responded to the appreciative encores of the audience was very pleasing. Each performer is an artist of high merit. Canton (O.) Repository. A large audience was present at the coucert of the Princess Company and each and every one pronounced it a decided success and one of the very best entertainments it has been our pleasure to hear. The four members comprising this company are stars in their respective line and each entitled to a proportionate share for the success of the evening's entertainment. St. Paul (Minn.) Globe. The third number of the course was given by the Princess Concert Company and the most critical said that the committee made no mistake in selecting this company. From beginning to end the large audience was delighted. Bowling Green (Ky.) Times. It was the consensus of opinion that when the management announced that this number would be the best one on the program they were not mistaken. The ladies certainly entertained the audience in a pleasing manner and each one is an artist in her part. Marion (O.) Star. All the members possess remarkable talent in their lines and the audience was more than pleased. Crawfordsville (Ind.) Argus News. If the concert given last night can be taken as a criterion of what is to follow, the course this year will surpass any of former years. As a company of entertainers the Princess Concert Company made a very happy hit. Kansas City (Mo.) Star. The entire audience was pleased with the splendid program. Every number was heartily encored. Miss Estella B. Blake. Miss Estelle B. Blake represents a class of musicians almost unknown on the concert stage of to-day. The harp is too seldom heard in concert, for no instrument can eclipse it for richness, sweetness and mellowness of tone. Miss Blake has the temperament and personality that at once wins an audience. She has a flawless and brilliant technique and her interpretation is intelligent and expressive. Ottumwa (Ia.) Courier. That she fully met their expectations was evidenced by the rounds of applause that greeted each number. Shenandoah (Ia.) World. Estella B. Blake is the happy possessor of an uncommonly fine instrument and has an enviable reputation as a harpist. Sidney (Ia.) Sun. Her classical music is thoroughly appreciated by connoisseurs, but her rendition of Marching thro' Georgia, the Star Spangled Banner and America captured the crowd. Osceola (Ia.) Sentinel. Estella B. Blake, harpist, is a player of unusual ability. Every number was encored. Chariton (Ia.) Democrat. The musical last evening was one of the finest ever given in Chariton. Estella Blake, harpist, is a talented and exceptionally fine musician. Her harp solos captivated the audience and she was compelled to respond to many encores. Pt. Huron (Mich.) Sun. The harp solos of Estella B. Blake were exquisite in their musical perfection. The hearty encores by the audience attested their appreciation of her selections. Figure St. Louis (Mo.) Republic. Estella Blake is by far the best harpist we have had. Springfield (O.) Republic. Estella B. Blake is a master to that exquisite instrument, the harp. Her cordial reception demonstrated the fact that it was a source of pleasure to the audience. Bloomington (Ill) Pantagraph. The harp playing of Estella Blake was a revelation to many. In her selections she displayed an artistic and musical ability. Terre Haute (Ind.) Mail. Miss Blake is a harpist of rare skill and taste. She has a splendid style in interpreting selections and eceived great applause. Kalamazoo (Mich.) News. Miss Blake is an exceptional artist, her playing showing training and knowledge of the instrument. Her selections were classical and popular, but in responding to encores she dtifted into familiar airs which called for enthusiastic plaudits. Shelbyville (Ky.) News. To have the pleasure of hearing such delightful harp playing is a rare treat. She is a capable artist and her playing will long be remembered by those who heard her. Miss Josephine Gamble. As a soloist Miss Josephine Gamble holds an enviable reputation, making her hearers feel her music even as does she herself. She is a master of her violin and the response which this delicate instrument gives to the bow in her deft fingers shows the talent and fine musical nature which are hers. Ames (Ia.) Student. The rapt attention with which her hearers followed her recital is proof of the fact of her being able to charm her hearers. A pleasing and attractive personality is combined with her ability. Dubuque (Ia.) Enterprise. Miss Josephine Gamble's technique is remarkable. This is especially true of her left hand. Her intonation was always true and her tone big, vibrant and rich. St. Joseph (Mich) Press. Among the notable features of the program was the beautiful playing of Miss Josephine Gamble, who certainly has attained to unusual skill on the king of musical instruments. Her playing is strong and true, coupled with rare delicacy of tone and the inexpressible depth of feeling known only to the artist. Her selections were all classics, difficult in execution but selected with most excellent taste for a mixed audience. Dixon (Ill.) Star. Miss Josephine Gamble played violin solos in her much admired, unassuming manner. She has fine technique and plays with soul and brilliancy. Washington (O) Herald. A lady violinist of great attainment made her appearance last evening. Miss Josephine Gamble has a magnificent tone and sufficient technique for the most difficult selections. Harrisburg (Pa.) Telegraph. The violinist, Josephine Gamble, more than pleased the audience by the artistic rendition of her part of the program. Figure Chicago Inter-Ocean. Miss Gamble handles her instrument with perfect ease and brings out the most exquisite strains in a manner that delights and enthuses her auditors. Indianapolis Sentinel. Miss Gamble's music has that soul quality that reaches the heart and thrills. She is free from affectations so often seen on the platform. Falmouth (Ky.) Pendletonian. Miss Josephine Gamble charmed her auditors with her splendid work with the violin. Last night this young lady made her first appeatance here and it is safe to say she has established herself as a prime favorite. Miss Gamble possesses a marked degree of talent and it is hoped she will be heard here again. Portsmouth (O) Blade. Miss Gamble has made a reputation in the art of music, and she deserves success in her chosen profession. Those who had the pleasure of hearing the beautiful and difficult program are thoroughly convinced of Miss Gamble's ability as a musician. Muskegon (Mich.) Chronicle. The playing of Miss Gamble exceeded the expectation of those present. Her range of technique was well developed and it was noticeable throughout that she possessed strength, particularly in her bowing, which was free and graceful. Her numbers all gave pleasure and showed marked ability. Des Moines (Ia.) Mail & Times. Miss Gamble is a violinist of more than usual ability. She has remarkable technique and her bowing is strong and full of confidence. Miss Jeanette Kling. Miss Jeanette Kling has proved her acceptability to the public in many appearances. In her methods she departs widely from the formal and elocutionary style so generally deprecated, being natural and thoroughly artistic. She brings to her work good taste, splendid native gifts and an abounding enthusiasm which at once win her audience. Akron (O) Daily Beacon. Miss Kling is fortunate is possessing an attractive presence and a manner at once earnest and enthusiastic, so that she wins her audience and carries them with her. She showed culture and talent. Evansville (Ind.) Journal. The entertainment was truly excellent. Miss Jeanette Kling is a scholar, finely cultured, and her ease and grace of manner, and her rich, sweet voice challenged the attention and won the admiration of all hearers. Cincinnati Enquirer. Miss Kling, the talented reader, gave several numbers, among which the dialect poems, by Dunbar, were enthusiastically applauded. Dayton (O.) Daily News. Miss Kling has a pleasing address, and her clear, easy rendition of various readings has won the sincere applause of the different audiences. She is resourceful in graceful movements and gestures which greatly enhance her faultless diction. Figure New York Musical Courier. Miss Jeanette Kling read with taste and judgment, and by her naturalness of diction and delivery made herself effective. Hamilton (O.) Repubtican. Miss Kling pleased every one with her interpretation of the most thrilling part of the story and showed herself to be a talented reader. Indianapolis Journal. Miss Kling shows natural gifts as well as excellent training. She is natural both as to gestures and use of her voice, and this is one of the most difficult of accomplishments. Louisville Times. Miss Kling is truly an entertainer. She delighted all with her rare presence and wonderful powers. She at once attracted the attention of the audience and held them until the finish. White Pigeon (Mich.) Journal. No reader ever received such unstinted applause by a White Pigeon audience as accorded Miss Kling. Her selections held the audience spellbound. Miss Mary Pallas Green. Miss Mary Pallas Green is a product of southern Indiana, a district which has given the literary and artistic world some of its brightest lights. Her voice is a dramatic soprano of great range and strikingly sweet and sympathetic in quality. She has sung in a number of Cincinnati's most prominent churches, and has appeared in concert and recital work for several years. She was a student of Sig. Lino Mattioli, of the College of Music, and others of Cincinnati's best vocal instructors. Miss Green is universally conceded by the best critics to be eminently fitted for the operatic stage, but she has decided to devote a few years to lyceum work. Cincinnati Tribune. Miss Green is the possessor of a soprano voice of charming quality, pure and delightful in the grace of execution. Des Moines (Iowa) Leader. Miss Mary Pallas Green has all the qualifications to make her successful on the concert platform, having an exceptionally sweet voice and power of expression. Danville (Ill.) Press. One of the features of the evening was the appearance of Mary Pallas Green. She has an excellent voice of range and power, and her selections showed intelligence. DeFuniak (Fla.) Breeze. She brought out the full sentiment of her songs with her resonant tones and refined personality. Saudusky (O.) Register. Good voice, elegant manners, charming presence, delightful songs and excellent execution made Miss Green acceptable to her audience and won for her their hearty applause. Marietta (O.) Leader. Miss Mary Pallas Green came to us a stranger, but one song was all-sufficient to win the hearts of her hearers, and the encore was loud, spontaneous and genuine. Time and again she was recalled, and still her listeners were never satisfied. Figure Pittsburg Dispatch. Miss Green caught the audience with her first note and rose in their favor with every song. She sang from a musical soul, elegant voice and native impulse. Indianapolis (Ind.) Sentinel. The work of Miss Mary Green fully demonstrated her to be a gifted and accomplished soprano. Her voice was a surprise and delight to all. Benton Harbor (Mich.) Register. Her voice deserves all the praise bestowed upon it. Her singing is such as to fill every listener with the keenest sense of appreciation. Louisville Times. Miss Mary Pallas Creen sang with artistic skill and natural feeling that won the admiration of the audience at once. She has a charming voice and knows how to use it effectively. Carrolton (Ky.) Dimocrat. Miss Mary Pallas Green was the recipient of generous applause and her voice charmed her hearers. For clear, rich melody and beauty a voice better thanthers is seldom heard. Vevay (Ind) Reveille. Miss Green's voice is superb, her manner pleasing and graceful. She sings with perfect ease, and imparts much feeling and expression to her songs. Her hearers were charmed and encored her again and again, to which she responded with selections equally as well received.
|Title||The Princess Concert Company|
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Green, Mary Pallas
Blake, Estella B.
|Corporate Name Subject||Princess Concert Company|
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