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Figure FOR SUMMER DATES, PLEASE ADDRESS MISS COOK, 75 PEARL ST., HARTFORD, CONN. ELLENOR COOK IN COSTUME RECITALS OF FOLK SONGS from COLORFUL LANDS For Terms and Dates Address THE POND BUREAU, 25 West 43d Street, New York, N. Y. ELLENOR COOK FEW artists in recent years have won such universal success as Ellenor Cook. Miss Cook is an American. She attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington, as did also her accompanist, Miss Camilla Edwards, and both are members of the Junior League. But from the first moment Miss Cook heard a Czech peasant woman sing her native songs she found something deeply sympathetic to her nature. Since then she has been creating beautiful programs fashioned out of the folkways of Central and Eastern Europe, in costume, in folk song and in quaint dance rhythms. As Miss Cook has been content to take only genuine folk songs, much of the music is in manuscript brought directly from the village street and cottage stoop. She has procured the loveliest and most authentic of costumes, which she and her accompanist wear in all programs. In perfection of detail as to fabric and color tones, and even more remarkable in perfection of accent and gesture, Miss Cook has woven together the dreams of many old nations in a finely conceived unity. Folk song recitals are often given, but here there is more; here there is imaginative design—a bright and clear pattern of loveliness—wherein are wrought those hidden dim and far off things which belong to the memories of men. G. H. Miss Cook brings with her, her own backdrop and her own lighting equipment. Both she and her accompanist appear in costume. Miss Cook as a Czechoslovak Peasant Boy APPRECIATIONS of MISS COOK'S PERFORMANCE DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, Hanover, N. H.—I like immensely your interpretation of Slav life. You have a particular sympathy, I think, for the beauty that is at the heart of it all, a beauty that is not all laughter nor even all suffering, a beauty that is characteristically Slav.—Eric P. Kelly, Professor of English. MISS PORTER'S SCHOOL, Farmington, Conn.—What thrills us most is the truly international work you are doing and you have our hearty congratulations and our warm admiration.—Mr. and Mrs. Robert Porter Keep. WOMANS CLUB, Medina, N. Y.—The audience yesterday was simply quite mad over the entertainment, and it was to me one of the most charming and perfect of any I have ever seen.—Mrs. George Kennan. JUNIOR LEAGUE MAGAZINE, New York City. —We would like to give special mention to our own Ellenor Cook rapidly achieving fame for her Recitals of Folk Songs of Eastern Europe. ROUMANIAN ROYAL CONSULATE, Cleveland, Ohio.—Words cannot express how much I enjoyed your program and congratulate you for your great artistic talent. Your Roumanian was perfect. I wish you a continued success in your work, which is of value to all countries in behalf of which you are acting as an agent of Good Will.—John C. Popovici, Roumanian Consul. KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION, New York City.—Not only your Polish was splendid, but you seemed to have a firm grasp of the spirit inherent in Polish Folk Songs.—Stephen P. Mizwa, Secretary and Executive Director. CZECHOSLOVAK CONSULTATE, New York City.—Both on the stage and on the radio your interpretations of our Folk Songs have been highly appreciated by the Czech and Slovak people of America.—Dr. Jaroslav Novak, Czechoslovak Consul General. LEGATION OF THE SERBS, CROATS & SLOVENES, Washington, D. C.—I need not assure you that I follow with the greatest interest your work in interpreting the Folk Songs of my country.—Dr. A. Tresich Pavichich, Minister. D. A. R.—You bring a message from many of the people we are trying to help. I wish all my chapters might have the privilege of hearing you. Your rendering of those Christmas carols has made a lasting impression upon your State Regent.—Katharine Arnold Nettleton, Conn. State Regent. Y. W. C. A.—NATIONAL BOARD, New York City.—Miss Cook's colorful Folk Song Recitals bring together in common enjoyment audiences of widely divergent experience and background. Those of foreign birth revel in songs of their childhood sung in the mother tongue. Those of older American stock delight in Miss Cook's beauty of costume and vivid dramatic presentation of Folk material.—Ethel Bird, Field Secretary, Dept. of Immigration. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE, Toledo, O.—We are enjoying the aftermath. Echos of your International Musicale are coming in from all sides and I think I have never heard such universal praise.—Bernice A. Phelps, Executive. SCHOOL EXTENSION DEPT., Milwaukee, Wisc.—The Concerts by Miss Cook offered Milwaukee a rare opportunity to become acquainted in a most fascinating manner with folk lore, folk songs, folk customs and folk costumes of Eastern Europe.—Dorothy Enderis, Milwaukee School Board. MISS SPENCE'S SCHOOL, New York City.—I heartily endorse you to any college or school.—Minnie Catherine Austin, Music Dept. ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL, Newport, R. I.—I cannot possibly tell you how much we were pleased by Miss Cook and her accompanist here. Her Recital was a perfect work of art. Everyone was enthusiastic and declared it was one of the most attractive evenings we have had.—Herbert F. Preston. MUSEUM OF ART, Cleveland, O.—May I take this occasion of adding my own appreciation for the spirit in which Miss Cook entered into the program. The music was charming and the costumes were most interesting, but I believe the ultimate success of the program was due to the personality of the performer.—Arthur W. Quimby, Curator, Dept. of Musical Arts. INSTITUTE OF ARTS & SCIENCES, Brooklyn, N. Y.—The enthusiasm of the audience is unmistakable. There are very few in the lecture recital field who possess your fine platform gift.—Charles D. Atkins, Director, Dept. of Education. A RUSSIAN TRIBUTE, New York City.—Miss Cook has managed to reproduce to perfection the spirit and verve of the songs and dances of her program. Without exaggeration I may say that I sometimes completely forget I am listening to an American girl and not to a native Russian singer.—Andrew Salama, Member Moscow Art Theatre and Moscow Opera. Some of the Places where Miss Cook has Appeared Recently Colony Club, New York City Cosmopolitan Club, New York City Neighborhood Club, New York City Columbia University, New York City Womans Athletic Club, Chicago, Ill. The Fortnightly, Chicago, Ill. Colonial Dames, New York City Roumanian Legation, Washington, D. C. Art Museum, Cleveland, O. Junior League, Buffalo, N. Y. Junior League, Fairmont, W. Va. Junior League, Memphis, Tenn. Junior League, Asheville, N. C. Town & County Club, Hartford, Conn. Musical Club, Hartford, Conn. Brooklyn Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. Womans Club, Bronxville, N. Y. College Club, Akron, O. Parent Teachers Assn., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. Parent Teachers Assn., White Plains, N. Y. Parent Teachers Assn., Big Spring, Texas Womans Club, Bedford Hills, N. Y. Schubert Club, Stamford, Conn. International Institute of the Y. W. C. A. in Akron, Bayonne, Boston, Bridgeport, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Dayton, Duluth, Jersey City, Lawrence, New Brunswick, Niagara Falls, Reading, Toledo, Yonkers, etc. Arts & Crafts Club, Atlanta, Ga. Scherzo Club, Norfolk, Va. A. A. U. W., Kalamazoo, Mich. A. A. U. W., Ithaca, N. Y. A. A. U. W., Rutland, Vt. Wednesday Club, Rome, N. Y. Business & Prof. Womens Club, New Haven City Hospital, Binghamton, N. Y. Education Assn., Youngstown, O. Womans Club, Wheeling, W. Va. Womans Club, Milwaukee, Wisc. Centennial Club, Nashville, Tenn. Fortnightly Music Club, St. Joseph, Mo. N. W. University Guild, Evanston, Ill. Womans Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Womans Club, Brockton, Mass. Tuesday Club, Jamaica Plain, Mass. D. A. R. 37th Cont'l Con., Washington, D.C. Monday Music Club, Albany, N. Y. Vassar Bros. Institute, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Children's Museum, Brooklyn, N. Y. Club of Arts, Denison, Tex. Tuesday Musical Club, San Antonio, Tex. Womans Club, Greenwich, Conn. Womans Club, Chatham, N. J. Art Club, Providence, R. I. League of Nations Assn., New York City New Century Club, Philadelphia, Pa. Century Club, Scranton, Pa. Century Club, Rochester, N. Y. Womans Club, Cincinnati, O. Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Fla. Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minn. Womans Club, New Rochelle, N. Y. Womans Club, Englewood, N. J. Womans Club, Richmond, Va. College Club, Niagara Falls, N. Y. Musical Research Club, Bridgeport, Conn. Natl. Conference Social Workers, Memphis Middlesex Womans Club, Lowell, Mass. Womans Club, New Bedford, Mass. Womans Club, St. Petersburg, Fla. Miss Porter's School, Farmington, Conn. Westover, Middlebury, Conn. Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, Ill. Natl. Cathedral School, Washington, D. C. St. Margaret's School, Waterbury, Conn. Miss Spence's School, New York City Fermata School, Aiken, S. C. Birmingham School, Birmingham, Pa. Highland Hall, Hollidaysburg, Pa. David Mannes School, New York City Conn. College, New London, Conn. Smith College, Northampton, Mass. St. George's School, Newport, R. I. Moses Brown School, Providence, R. I. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H. Ohio State University, Columbus, O. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. University of N. C., Chapel Hill, N. C. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Milwaukee Downer Col., Milwaukee, Wis. Western State Normal School, Kalamazoo Brenau College, Brenau, Ga. Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Richmond College, Richmond, Va. Society of Natural Sciences, Buffalo, N. Y. Winnetka Public Schools, Winnetka, Ill. Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, Wis. Elementary Teachers Assn., Troy, N. Y. Womens College, Greenville, S. C. Polytechnic Institute, Ruston, La. Specimen Program Folk Songs from Czechoslovakia The Cowherd The Postman Eat Me, Little Wolves Flow, Water, Flow Annie, The Miller's Daughter Dance Czechoslovak Beseda Folk Songs from the Ukraine and Russia Gretchaniki Volga Boat Song Last Five Rubles Hussar Song Group of Marching Songs (from Hungary, Jugoslavia and Czechoslovakia Folk Songs from Roumania and Jugoslavia Two Maidens Washing Wool The Cuckoo A Shoemaker Invited Me to Dance Mara has Black Eyes Dances Roumanian Hora and Srba Piano Solo—On Wings of Song Mendelssohn Folk Songs from Poland and Hungary Maciek The Little Hare Petticoat Song Sailing Over the Tisza Rare the Barley Dance Hungarian Csardas Miss Cook in the Roumanian peasant costume which she wore when she appeared for Queen Marie in Roumania, and Miss Edwards as a Roumanian boy As a Russian Boy from the Caucasus Dramatic fire coupled with a musical ability that is quite surpassing.— MINNEAPOLIS (MINN.) STAR. Possesses a delightful talent, founded upon a shrewd understanding of what the public enjoyed.— CHICAGO (ILL.) JOURNAL. Sings Polish songs in a way to deceive a Polish audience as to her nationality.— POLAND MAGAZINE (N. Y. C.). Captured the audience from the very beginning.— TOLEDO (O.) DAILY TIMES. A charming personality and well placed voice.— NEW HAVEN (CONN.) REGISTER. Verve, dash and charm marked all her work.— PITTSBURGH (PA.) CHRONICLE TELEGRAPH. Few recitals have the atmosphere and feeling which Miss Cook creates.— ROME (N. Y.) DAILY SENTINEL. Has discovered something new in the entertainment line.— WASHINGTON (D. C.) TIMES. Miss Cook's songs are the real things and are a delight in themselves.— MONTREAL (CAN.) STAR. The amazing feature of the entertainment is the versatility of Miss Cook herself.— ASHEVILLE (N. C.) TIMES. All the wonderful things that have been said of Miss Cook's art are true.— MEMPHIS (TENN.) APPEAL. One of the most charming artists who has appeared on a Madison concert stage.— MADISON (WISC.) STATE JOURNAL. Scores on sheer art and personal charm.— CHARLESTON (S. C.) NEWS & COURIER. Miss Cook's program was a rare experience.— ROCHESTER (N. Y.) TIMES UNION. Miss Cook has imagination, taste and humor; an abundance of enthusiasm and she is good to look upon.— CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. An entertainer of the highest type. Her program is swift and spritely, and sparkles with humor.— WHEELING (W. VA.) REGISTER. Cold print cannot portray the gaiety or the spirit with which Miss Cook's songs were given, providing many delightful glimpses into the customs and manners of the people she portrayed. Miss Camilla Edwards played her accompaniments with much feeling.— ST. JOSEPH (MO.) NEW PRESS. The Shepherd's Christmas Eve The picture at the right is a scene from Miss Cook's playlet based on Christmas carols and customs of Near Eastern lands. This is included in all programs at Christmas time.
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|Personal Name Subject||Cook, Ellenor|
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