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The Tudor-Geeding Concert Co. Under the Exclusive Management of ::: THE INTERSTATE LECTURE BUREAU, CINCINNATI, BUFFALO, CHICAGO THE TUDOR-GEEDING CONCERT CO. Miss Bessie Tudor, : : : Soprano Mr. Asa H. Geeding, : : Barytone Miss Jessie Straus, : : : : Violinist Mrs. Asa H. Geeding, : : : Pianist FOR several seasons it has been the aim of the Bureau to present companies made up of the very best artists available for concert purposes. This year we present the Tudor-Geeding Company, with un¬usual satisfaction. We have selected each member with careful consider¬ation, bearing m mind the needs of the committees. These four people are individually strong artists, and have frequently given recitals where their work was the feature of the whole program........ MISS BESSIE: TUDOR, Soprano Miss Bessie Tudor has a soprano voice of delightful quality, of extraordinary flexibility, and remarkable range, and one that intelligent cultiva¬tion has brought under perfect control. She re¬ceived her musical education under the noted teacher, David Davis. At the National Eistedd¬fod, held in the great Cincinnati Music Hall, Miss Tudor, as a soloist, was enthusiastically received, and her renditions were given the highest praise by the critics of this National gathering. She was the soloist with the celebrated Cincinnati Sym¬phony Orchestra on its annual tour last season, and has been re-engaged for the present season. "The greatest surprise was Miss Tudor, when the oratorio work drew out the full power and sweetness of her voice. The audience manifested its pleasure and admiration by hearty applause. Her voice is a pure, high soprano of great com¬pass and volume, very sympathetic, and added to this her sweetness of manner and unaffected sim¬plicity, made her a great favorite here."—St. Louis Republic. " Miss Tudor's voice has an underlying sweet¬ness in every note. It is unusually pure and true, and is of that thrilling intensity which reaches the soul."—Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. " Miss Bessie Tudor created a decided sensation by her lovely voice, and was forced to respond to several encores."—Ch icago Times-HeraLI. " Miss Tudor fairly sang herself into the hearts of our people. She has a rich, clear, and beauti¬ful voice. The audience went into ecstasies over her beautiful renditions." — Boston Herald. "Miss Tudor sang 'The Father Eternal' with genuine, almost dramatic pathos. Her voice com bines the tender and pathetic with much that is genuinely dramatic."—New York Musical Cou¬rier. "She is gifted with a refined, intensely musical temperament, and possesses a rich, sweet, lyric soprano voice of good compass; and she has a natural, graceful, winning stage presence."—Phil' adelph ia L edger, "Miss Bessie Tudor was the bright particular star of the company, and by far the best soloist heard in this city. She is a woman of beauty and grace, with a strong, clear soprano voice of won¬derful range and perfect modulation."—Louisville ( A)'.) Times. "Miss Tudor was a happy surprise to our peo¬ple. Her pleasant, unassuming way, ccupled with a rich, highly-cultivated and well-controlled voice, soon won the hearts of our people. Her enunci¬ation and articulation were perfect, and every one within hearing of her sweet voice heard and un¬derstood every word with ease."—J'an Wert Re¬publican. "I can conscientiously say that she is a most earnest, intelligent, and interesting singer, and her success is the natural result of her intelligence and ability."—Albert Raudegger (l/ie famous London vocal instructor). MR. ASA HOWARD GEEDING IN MR. ASA HOWARD GEED¬ING, Barytone, we offer a vocalist able at once to demon¬strate his merit. One of the critics of the New York Mu¬sical Courier thus characterizes him after having heard him in a full recital: "It is a long time since I heard a voice like that of Mr. Geeding. What strikes me particularly about it is the force of intelligence and refinement and education that is back of it. He sings with splendid repose, and holds his voice under good control. The quality of his voice is musical, and it is well sustained. His manner is earnest. He sang the old English song, ' Drink to Me Only,' with true character and expression." "Mr. deeding, the soloist, held the audience spellbound with his rich and powerful voice, all his selections being finely rendered and peculiarly adapted to his well-trained voice." — Advertiser, Huntington, W. Va, " I lis voice is a clear, resonant bary¬tone of great flexibility, and his power of interpretation is exceedingly line. The audience was greatly pleased with his numbers."—DailyNews, Cadillac, Michigan. "Mr. Geeding is an artist who is well equipped, having an extensive repertoire. I le has a well-trained and sympathetic voice of wide range."—Musical Rec¬ord. Boston. "He was met with the most hearty applause of the audience, and was forced to respond to an encore of every piece. Mr. Geeding has a rich voice, full of appreciated melody."—State Journal', Lincoln, Neb. "lie has a good barytone voice, and sings with an expression which indicates a fine musical taste. His tones are firm and well placed, and his rendition of animated themes is full of that vigor in which a bary¬tone always captivates an audience. He was encored at each appearance, and responded in each case with a selection which brought out a hearty round of ap¬plause."— Union, Shelbyville, III. "In his singing Mr. Geeding shows an artistic temperament, good method, and a breath control that rendered his singing last night delightful."—Sentinel, Indianapolis. "Mr. Geeding proved himself to be an artist, and the possessor of a voice of excellent quality and re¬markable flexibility. His manner of rendering 'The Two Grenadiers' was especially pleasing."—Journal, Battle Creek, Mich. "Mr. Asa Howard Geeding brought forth a storm of applause after each song, and generously responded to encores to the delight of his hearers. Mr. Geeding's singing is full of sympathy. His bearing before his listeners was unaffected and simple, yet most refined and graceful, and added greatly to the charm of his singing."—Inter-Ocean, Chicago, III. THERE are few native-born violinists whose suc¬cess has been so gratifying as has characterized the career of Miss JESSIE STRAUS. She was eduacted under the tuition of some of the best teach¬ers of the violin. Her repertoire is large, and embraces most of the standard compositions for the violin. Her ear is sen¬sitive, and has been so thoroughly trained that her in¬tonation is always pure. She possesses the artist's temperament and seems to generate magnetism from her bow, which is admirable, and she fingers in ac¬cordance with the best method. Her playing is char¬acterized by a finish and style rarely found, while her musical intelligence is so bright that she gives a faith¬ful interpretation to everything she attempts. " Miss Straus commands a fine, noble tone on the vio¬lin, and her poetic, passionate temperament always asserts itself. She played the ' Fantasia Appassionata' of Vieux-temps, with a technical finish and an earnest delivery. Her bowing is as graceful as it is vigorous, and she plays with that intelligence which indicates understanding, and the foundation of thorough musicianship."—Cleveland Press. "Miss Straus played with great vitality and force. Her rhythmic accents showed the development <>f musicianship. The ' Hungarian Dance' she played with brilliancy."—Cin¬cinnati Enquirer. " Miss Straus, the violinist, is a musician of rare talent. She played in a masterly manner, and produced a tone of wonderful volume and purity."—Detroit Free Press. " Miss Straus handled the violin with a delicacy and touch that brought out strains of fairy music."—Pittsburg Dispatch. " Miss Straus has a pleasing tone. Her selections were charming. She has an exquisite conception, and her in¬tonation is true."—Indianapolis Sentinel. "Miss Straus's violin solos deserved much praise. Her tone is of rare beauty, and her technique very accurate."— N. Y. Musical Courier. "Both in technique and pureness of tone Miss Straus proved herself a violinist of unusual ability."—State Jour¬nal, Springfield, III. MRS. A. II. GEEDING, the accomplished pianist of this com¬pany, has earned a reputation by her interpretations of the works of the masters. Mrs. Geeding also is a soloist of ex¬ceptional ability, and will be found to please her auditors. She will uphold the high standing of the other members of the company. "Mrs. Asa Howard Geeding is a truly talented pianist. Her rendition of Moszkowki's ' Serenata' was a rev¬elation, and her interpretation and execution of Schubert's Impromptu Op. 90, No. 4, was not only accurate, but was an index to a highly artistic conception of 'hidden themes' in which Schubert, above all others, was master. Mrs. Geeding has a beauti¬ful touch and a faultless technique. Her artistic nature, pervading sym¬pathies and profound mental depth, force of character, and charm of man¬ner combine in making her a per¬former whose equal one rarely finds." —Lebanon [O.) Star. "Too much praise can not be be¬stowed on Mrs. Asa Howard Geedm.L,r, whose solos were faultless and superb. She is an accomplished pianist, and on this occasion she exhibited her rare abilities to the best advantage."— Louisville [Ky.\ Times. "The most difficult numbers were rendered by Mrs. Asa Howard Geed¬ing with the greatest ease and perfec¬tion. She delighted her audience." — Commercial Tribune, Cincinnati. " Th« support given by Mrs. Geed¬ing,the accompanist, was all that could be asked. Her work was well up to the high standard set by the other gifted performers."—Cincinnati Enquirer. PRESS OF JENNINGS & PYE, CINCINNATI.
|Title||Tudor-Geeding Concert Company|
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|Corporate Name Subject||Tudor-Geeding Concert Co.|
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