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THE Krantz Family Concert Company A talented and cultured family of four natural born and highly trained musicians, playing seventeen instruments besides drums and numerous traps. A whole platform full of musical and crayon drawing equipment. High class concerts of extraordinary novelty and variety. The most versatile quartet ever presented on the Chautauqua and Lyceum platform. Orchestral Ensembles Cornet Quartets Roman Trumpet Quartets Ocarina Quartets Violin Solos Cornet Solos Bell Solos Cathedral Chime Solos Duets and Trios in various combinations Readings and Pianologs Colored Crayon Landscape Drawings with musical settings THESE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE ALL TAKEN IN THE FALL OF 1925: An inspiration to the people of every community. Good music, but music everybody understands, played in masterly fashion with unique combinations of instruments. Phenomenal success on the Chautauqua and Lyceum platform and everywhere. Figure THESE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE ALL TAKEN IN THE FALL OF 1925. A prominent Chautauqua manager says: No other family in the country possesses such a marvelously unique combination of musical instruments and plays them with such impressive and pleasing skill and is so well known to Chautauqua and Lyceum audiences as the Krantz Family. Every minute of their programs abounds in surprise harmony. A veritable musical education as well as a musical treat to be remembered for a long time. A prominent Chautauqua manager says this of the Krantz family: Their program is a knockout. They are peppy, make good music, play good music, and please immensely. They are nice, quiet folks off the stage, and a WOW on the platform. Folks everywhere are pleased immensely. The Krantz Family C. L. Krantz, Manager Cornetist, Crayon Artist Song Bells, Cathedral Chimes, Roman Trumpet, Violin, Ocarina, Drums and Traps, Director of the Quartets, Arranger of ensemble music. Studied Music at Des Moines Musical College, Des Moines, Iowa; Bethany Conservatory of Music, Lindsborg, Kansas; and Augustana Conservatory of Music, Rock Island, Illinois. Director of Bands, Orchestras, and Church Choirs for thirty-five years. Formerly teacher of cornet and director of bands at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. Studied Art at Bethany School of Art, Lindsborg, Kansas, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Graduate of Augustana School of Art, Rock Island, Illinois. Graduate and Post Graduate of the Zanerian Art College, Columbus, Ohio. Pupil of Birger Sandzen and Olof Grafstrom. Pupil of E. Holmes, water color specialist of Chicago. Mrs. C. L. Krantz Pianist and Accompanist Cornet, Roman Trumpet, Ocarina. Graduate of Augustana Conservatory of Music, Rock Island, Illinois. Pupil of Paul Stoye, Drake Conservatory of Music, Des Moines, Iowa. Formerly member of numerous Ladies Glee Clubs and Choral Societies. Audrey Z. Krantz Concert Violinist Cornet, Roman Trumpet, Ocarina, Piano, Conductor of the Orchestral Ensemble. Began the study of Violin at the age of seven. Began teaching violin at the age of eleven. Pupil of Arcule Sheasby, Drake Conservatory of Music, Des Moines, Iowa. Zona A. Krantz Cornetist, Reader and Pianologist Cornet, Roman Trumpet, Ocarina, Piano. Began the study of cornet at the age of five. Played first solo in public at age of five and one-half. Began teaching cornet at the age of ten. Pupil of Joseph B. Gifford, Director of Dramatic Art, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. The Krantz Family are members of the International Lyceum and Chautauqua Association. Comment Perry, Iowa. Perry has had many fine chautauqua and lyceum programs, but none has been more varied, more pleasing, none has put forth more ability, than the concert by the Krantz Family. Mitchell, S. D. The Bells of St. Mary's as played by the Krantz Family was much appreciated by the large audience. Several requests came in to repeat this number in the evening, which was gladly done by the genial members of the family. Oyster Bay, Long Island, N. Y. The large auditorium was crowded to its capacity by an audience which manifested its pleasure in every way. The Krantz program was a superlative one in every particular. South Williamsport, Pa. Seventeen instruments besides drums and traps responded to this family's touch and will long be remembered as par excellence. Gray's Lake, Ill. We give them credit of being thorough musicians and they play a variety of instruments in a masterly manner. They are genial people and if they come this way again will be welcome. Sisseton, S. D. They are a family of wonderful artists. Milton, Del. Zona A. Krantz, the younger daughter, is a real prodigy on the cornet, besides being a most clever reader and pianologist. Savannah, Mo. Those who heard the afternoon program by the Krantz Family Concert Company, received their entire money's worth of their two dollar season ticket. Harrington, Del. They have developed an ensemble of instruments which makes them unique in the musical world. Cape May Court House, N. J. The Ocarina quartets were something entirely new on a chautauqua platform. Their concert was wonderfully fine. Estherville, Iowa. The Krantz Family has an exceptional amount of musical ability. Their concert was one of the best ever presented in this city. Topton, Pa. The Krantz Family displayed rare ability as musicians, playing on a large number of instruments, some of them have never been heard here before. Mount Carroll, Ill. No other entertainment of the week was more appreciated than the work of the Krantz Family Concert Company. They certainly put on a splendid program. Everybody says so. Walton, Ind. Their music is different from that of others. Every number was enthusiastically received by the large audience present. Valley City, N. D. They played their many instruments with impressive skill and were encored again and again. Pennington, N. J. The older daughter, Audrey, is a violinist of unusual natural ability. Every number she played was heartily encored. Dallas, Wis. The third day (Krantz Family Concerts) was well worth the price of the season's ticket. It was the best program given by a chautauqua in Dallas. St. Cloud, Minn. Mr. Krantz is a crayon artist as well as a versatile musician, and drew pictures with musical accompaniment, which drew enthusiastic praise. McClure, Ohio. Their music is of the highest order. They pleased the people very highly. Ogema, Wis. The program by the Krantz Family delighted all. They were encored and re-encored, the audience expressing their appreciation in an unmistakable way. Millington, Md. Their interpretation of Rachmaninoff's Prelude (Bells of Moscow) was enthusiastically received by all. By special request they played this selection also in the evening prelude. Betterton, Md. The music was of high order and held the people from start to finish. Memphis, Mich. Many were heard to say: That was the finest music I ever heard. Grant City, Mo. As the Krantz Family came on the stage playing The Star Spangled Banner, with flags floating from their Roman trumpets, the audience stood, and a spirit of fellowship began which has prevailed throughout the week. Their music will long be remembered.
|Title||The Krantz Family Concert Company|
|Topical Subject (LCTGM)||Music ensembles|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||
Krantz, Audrey Z.
Krantz, Zona A.
Krantz, Mrs. C.L.
|Corporate Name Subject||Krantz Family Concert Company|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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