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The Boston Ladies' Symphony Orchestra MR. FRANK McKEE Conductor Soloists MABEL BEAMAN MCKEE Violin Soloist E. RALPHENA PARSONS Trombone Soloist CAROLINE G. KIMBERLY Flute & Piccolo Soloist ADELINE N. MEEK Cornet Soloist GEORGE A. TAYLOR Tenor Figure Figure ASSOCIATE MEMBER AMERICAN LYCEUM UNION S. B. Hershey Presy & Gen'l Ngr. ROCHESTER. N. Y. DIRECTION CENTRAL LYCEUM BUREAU 415 Law Building, INDIANAPOLIS, IND. W. H. STOUT, Manager. Press Comments Being some of the Noted Engagements during the Seven Years' Tour of this Celebrated Orchestra East Liverpool, O. It seemed to be the unanimous verdict that it was one of the most enjoyable and most wonderful musical entertainments ever given in any Lyceum Course, and were they to come again it is doubtful whether the Grand Opera House, large as it is, would be large enough to hold the audience. Quebec, Canada Despite several other attractions in the city, Tara Hall was well filled, last night, on the occasion of the concert given by THE BOSTON LADIES' SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. The entertainment was the finest that has been heard here for years, and the Orchestra won golden opinions. Every member is a soloist of premier quality, and the ensemble was perfect. The Burlington Hawkeye THE BOSTON LADIES' SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA gave the opening entertainment of the Y. M. C. A. course last evening to an audience that filled the large auditorium. A more thoroughly satisfied audience never listened to a concert. Every number on the program was given in a faultless manner. The solos were all good and those who were absent missed the musical treat of the season. Lafayette (Ind.) Chronicle THE LADIES' SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA concert was one of the most enjoyable ever heard in the city and the audience was charmed beyond measure. The ladies, about twenty in number, were gowned in white satin and it was a very attractive looking party. The director is Frank W. McKee. The solos were all well rendered and the ensemble work was well night perfect. There were repeated encores, and they were deserved. Personnel of the Boston Ladies' Symphony Orchestra FRANK W. McKEE. DIRECTOR MABEL BEAMAN McKEE Violin Soloist HELEN DEMING First Violin LOUISE HUDSON First Violin LOUISA ROTH First Violin LAURA ACHESON First Violin C. BROWN EMERSON Second Violin ROBERTA HUDSON Second Violin SARAH SHEINART Viola FLORENCE UNDERHILL Viola OLGA SEVERINA 'Cello CLARA HERTENSTEIN 'Cello LUCY E. SNOW Bass CAROLINE G. KIMBERLY Flute and Piccolo BERTHA DAVIS First Clarinet EDYTHE BANKISER Second Clarinet ELLEN SHOEMAKER Oboe ADELINE N. MEEK First Cornet HATTIE FULLER Second Cornet E. RALPHENA PARSONS Trombone ALICE M. BLANDFORD Drums MR. GEORGE A. TAYLOR Tenor The Boston Ladies' Symphony Orchestra Sample Program 1. MARCH from Suite No. 1 Lochner 2. CORNET SOLO— Hungarian Air Varia MISS ADELINE N. MEEK Shultz 3. OVERTURE— Tannhauser Wagner 4. FANTAISIE FOR 'CELLO— Daughter of the Regiment MISS OLGA SEVERINA Servais 5. THE OMNIPOTENCE Schubert 6. FLUTE SOLO— Caprice de Concert MISS CAROLINE G. KIMBERLY Terschak 7. STRING ORCHESTRA— Douce Caresse Gillett 8. VIOLIN SOLO a. Romance from Second Concerto, op. 11 Wieniawski b. Tarantella, op. 10 MRS. MABEL BEAMAN MCKEE Henderson 9. FINALE from Symphonie No. 4 Mendelssohn 10. TENOR SOLO— A Japanese Lullaby MR. GEORGE A. TAYLOR Neil 11. SELECTION— from Florodora Stuart Press Comments The Boston Symphony Orchestra have given concerts in Nineteen different States and Territories Duluth, Minn. It is a pleasure to be able to apply, conscientiously, the much-abused phrase, a superb program, to the recital given Monday evening by THE BOSTON LADIES' SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Eau Claire, Wis. The Lyceum Course management made no mistake in selecting THE BOSTON LADIES' SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA for their opening number, as the audience which filled the Opera House last night was both delighted and inspired by the superb rendering of the classical program. It is seldom that the people here have the opportunity of hearing such a company of artists as these, and the approval of the highly appreciative as well as representative audience was manifested by frequent and enthusiastic applause. Topeka (Kas.) Journal He who stayed away from the concert by THE BOSTON LADIES' SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, at the Auditorium last night, made the mistake of his life. The Orchestra played the gamut from My Honeysuckle in rag time to the Finale from Italian Symphony by Mendelssohn with an ease and simplicity of manner that held even the policeman at the rear of the hall a careful listener. Popular music was abundant. The concert was a decided change from its predecessor. The Ladies' Orchestra is the first musical company heard at the Auditorium since the Banda Rossa. The difference is startling. The red band filled the building with crash and clatter even to every nook and corner. THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA failed to fill the big building with as much noise as the Italians, but the average person in the audience could better appreciate the numbers for that reason. FRANK W. McKEE CONDUCTOR THIS will make the seventh year in which Mr. Frank W. McKee has had the directorship of a Ladies' Orchestra. He had charge of the Clara Schumann Orchestra the last year's tour of its history and then the best part of that orchestra came with Mr. McKee and united with the best half of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, taking the name of the latter, and for six years he has led this Orchestra through unprecedented seasons of successful tours ranging from twenty-five to thirty weeks each year. There has been very little change in the personnel of this Orchestra, and now as they enter on another year it does not require the son of a prophet to confidently assure their patrons that the best work of their history is to be enjoyed the coming season. MABEL BEAMAN McKEE VIOLINIST THE individual worth of Mrs. McKee and her contribution to the Orchestra can be inferred from this single sample notice: Without Mabel Beaman McKee THE BOSTON LADIES' SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA would still be an organization of merit, but it would lack one of its strongest players and the winning personality of a wonderfully beautiful woman. Mrs. McKee is the first violinist and is a musician of unusual ability. Her attack, her abandon, her technique and her interpretation are all remarkable, and added to these qualities of the performer is the charm of a woman of great beauty and apparently perfect naturalness. She is free, in her playing, from the affectations and vanities that mar the work of many young virtuosi.—Topeka, Kas. GEORGE A. TAYLOR TENOR Mr. George Taylor was born in Berkshire, England. On going to America, he took up the study of the voice, and has sung throughout the States with great success. Having subsequently continued his studies in London, he returned to America and within three weeks of his arrival was engaged as soloist with the Ladies' Orchestra. LONDON PRESS OPINIONS, 1901. A tenor who sings with care and regard for expression.— Daily Chronicle. He was eminently successful all through.— Central London. Has an exceedingly pleasant tenor voice, pure and clear in quality. The songs were delightfully given by Mr. Taylor and well received throughout.— The Stage An agreeable concert was given last evening at Steinway Hall by Mr. George Taylor. The artist has a pure tenor voice, of pleasant quality.— The Daily Telegraph. 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|Title||The Boston Ladies' Symphony Orchestra|
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Mc Kee, Frank W.
McKee, Mabel Beaman
Taylor, George A.
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