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The GREAT LAKES CONCERT QUINTETTE ON TOUR Under the direction of The Navy Relief Society The GREAT LAKES CONCERT QUINTETTE of the U.S. NAVAL TRAINING STATION GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS ON TOUR by Special Permission of the Commandant, CAPTAIN WILLIAM A. MOFFETT, U. S. N. under the direction and for the benefit of THE NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY CAPT. WILLIAM A. MOFFETT, U. S. N. W HEN someone asked Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels where the Great Lakes Naval Training Station was located, he replied, In the hearts of the American people. Since the entrance of the United States into the present war, through the gates of Great Lakes have poured the nation's finest. These men, with their priceless heritage of good breeding and intelligent adaptability, have been fashioned into expert fighting men for the United States Navy. The largest naval training station in America, yes, in the world, the growth of Great Lakes has been so efficiently accomplished that it stands today like a perfectly developed man; heart, head and muscles in finely proportioned accord. The Commandant of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Captain William A. Moffett, U. S. N., has developed the greatest training ship in the history of naval warfare. And the spirit which has inspired his work will be found in the heart of the newest recruit, fresh from his detention camp. If one were to analyze the spirit of Great Lakes in one brief sentence, it would be something like this,—A ship where brotherly good fellowship goes hand in hand with devotion to the flag and a grim determination to learn how to expertly defend it. And this spirit goes with the men down to the great, grey Fleet; the nation's impregnable first line of defense. THE GREAT LAKES CONCERT QUINTETTE The Great Lakes Concert Quintette T HIS organization is composed of five regularly enlisted men in the United States Navy, who were sent to Great Lakes for their training. They are musicians of national reputation, men whose musical training and association has been of the finest. Their programs include the works of the best modern composers, as well as those of the older masters. Skillfully arranged and with excellent musical discretion, their concerts will be found delightful both by those who are thorough students of chamber music and those who are just music lovers. The work of The Great Lakes Concert Quintette has been most favorably received by critics and by those people whose musical adventures have included the most masterly exhibitions to be heard in this country and abroad. Captain William A. Moffett, U. S. N., Commandant of The Great Lakes Naval Training Station; has granted special permission for this organization to play in the leading educational and musical centers of the United States. The entire proceeds of the tour are to be devoted exclusively to the work of The Navy Relief Society. . . . JOHN DOANE, Organizer and Manager J OHN DOANE, organizer and manager of the Great Lakes Concert Quintette, was born in Raldalls Grove, Ohio. He was graduated from Oberlin College in nineteen nine with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In nineteen ten he was graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and was retained on the faculty of that school as instructor of Pipe Organ and Musical Theory. While a student at Oberlin he directed the choir and was the organist for one of the large Cleveland churches. Leaving Oberlin he went to England for further study, where he worked with E. H. Lemare. From England, Mr. Doane continued to Paris, studying there with C. M. Widor. On his return to this country he accepted the position of Director of the Organ Department of the Northwestern University School of Music, which position he left to enlist in the navy. While at Northwestern, Mr. Doane also was organist and director of the choir in one of the large Chicago suburban churches. Mr. Doane has appeared in concert work all over the country, among other things, giving a series of six organ recitals at the Panama-Pacific Exposition and two series of four each at the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego. Mr. Doane has also made a more than enviable reputation as an ensemble player, touring with such artists as Tilly Koenen, Helen Stanley, George Hamlin, Herbert Witherspoon, Florence Hinkle, and Reinald Werrinrath. Mr. Doane entered the service of the United States Navy on May twenty-eighth, nineteen eighteen. CARL FASSHAUER, Violinist C ARL FASSHAUER, violinist, was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He began the study of the violin at the age of ten under William Happich, widely known throughout Europe as a teacher of exceptional worthiness. Mr. Fasshauer was graduated from the Violin Department of The Temple University and at the age of eighteen played before Doctor Stokowski, who immediately accepted him as violinist in the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared in recitals and concert work throughout the entire country, winning an enviable reputation as a thorough musician and a master of his instrument. For the past five years Mr. Fasshauer has studied with Doctor Thaddeus Rich, one of the favorite pupils of Joachim, and now concertmaster of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Fasshauer enlisted in the U.S. Navy on May first, 1918. HERMANN FELBER, JR., First Violinist and Director H ERMANN FELBER, JR ., first violinist and musical director of the Quintette, was born in Chicago. He received his early musical training under Ludwig Becker, former Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His latter study was with Leon Sametini, whose reputation as a teacher of the violin is well known. At the age of eighteen Mr. Felber was taken into the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, being one of the youngest members in the history of that organization. He remained with this orchestra for five years, appearing as a soloist on their various tours. In nineteen sixteen Mr. Felber became a member of the Berkshire String Quartette of New York City. The work of this group is well known by all lovers of the best music in this country. In high praise of Mr. Felber's artistry by such eminent figures in the musical world as Frederick Stock, Mischa Elman, Eugene Ysaye and a host of others, mark him as one of America's leading violinists. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy on February fourteenth, nineteen eighteen. WALTER BRAUER, Cellist W ALTER BRAUER, cellist, was born in Jersey City, N. J. He began the study of the piano at five years of age and the study of the cello at ten. For twelve years he studied with one of the leading cellists of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His study of Harmony, Theory and Composition was under the tutelage of Cyril Graham of the Columbia School of Music. Mr. Brauer has travelled as a soloist in recital and concert work all over the country; earning a name as a thorough student of music and a cellist of distinct merit. For ten years past Mr. Brauer has been a serious student of ensemble playing, bringing to bear upon his study a type of mature musicianship unusual in a man of his years. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy on February twenty-fifth, nineteen eighteen. ROBERT DOLEJSI, Violinist R OBERT DOLEJSI, violinist, who plays the viola in the Quintette, was born in Chicago. He made his debut in Chicago at the age of eighteen, playing in the Mozart and Paganini Concertos. Shortly thereafter he went to Vienna for further study, spending two years as a private pupil of the great master, Sevcik. After a period of work with Sevcik Mr. Dolejsi was admitted to the Master Class for Violinists in the Royal Conservatory of Music, of which Sevcik was Director by imperial appointment. Mr. Dolejsi soon earned a superb reputation as a soloist and chamber music player par excellence. Upon his graduation from the conservatory he was awarded the Royal State Diploma, being the second American ever to attain this honor. His brilliant success at the Annual Concert of Modern Composers, one of Vienna's most anticipated musical events, stamped him as an artist of assured rank and distinct personality. Mr. Dolejsi entered the service of the U. S. Navy on February twenty-second, nineteen eighteen. The Navy Relief Society and Its Great Work The Great Lakes Concert Quintette is on tour under the direction of the Illinois Auxiliary of The Navy Relief Society. This Auxiliary is located at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Mrs. William A. Moffett, wife of the Commandant is the active president of this auxiliary, while the Commandant is honorary president. Paymaster J. D. Doyle, U. S. N., is executive secretary and in charge of development and relief work. The entire proceeds of the tour of the Great Lakes Concert Quintette are to be devoted exclusively to the work of the Navy Relief Society. The Navy Relief Society is the big brother of the men of the United States Navy. With careful eye it watches over the families of the men who go to sea to fight the battle of democracy and humanity and decency. Should aught befall the man who has gone, this organization immediately turns to the family left behind. If they are in need, they are instantly cared for; not in any temporary manner, but so long as any member of the family is alive and in need. If the man returns incapacitated for work, the Navy Relief Society steps in and assumes complete responsibility for his household. The work of the society among the enlisted men on training stations and at sea is one of boundless benevolence and thoughtfulness. The distribution of warm woolens in severe weather, counsel and advice when most needed—the list of activities is endless. There is no more noble war charity or war work than that of this great kindly, thoughtful society. Someone has aptly named it, The Society that Guards the Homes of the Men Who Guard the Seas.
|Title||The Great Lakes Concert Quintette on tour: under the direction of the Navy Relief Society|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
United States. Navy
|Personal Name Subject||
Moffett, William A.
|Corporate Name Subject||Great Lakes Concert Quintette|
|Geographic Subject||United States|
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