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Montauk Quartet The Montauk Ladies' Quartet The Montauk Ladies’ Quartet is one of the best now on the platform. The ladies are all artists. They never fail to please. During the past season they have appeared in our best star courses, and have been enthusiastically received everywhere. Their Japanese songs, in costume, have made big hit. Committees that engage them are sure of a delightful and high class concert. Personal Endorsements THESE LADIES are the originators of appearing in Japanese costumes at Lyceum entertainments. They have specially arranged Japanese songs which are inter¬preted with original action and posing, making a unique and pleasing addition to their usual and popular concert program. Brooklyn Eagle. The Montauk Ladies' Quartette appeared as Japanese maidens and sang " Willow Pattern Plate," written ex¬pressly for them, and which they sang in a very catchy manner and with pretty effect. They were recalled several times. New Brunswick ft Fredonian." While rendering the " Waterlily Gavotte," the ladies were tastefully dressed in Japanese costumes, and they made a very pretty appearance as they performed the graceful movement peculiar to the ladies of the Japanese race. Brooklyn Times. The ladies costumed as Japanese ladies sang for their opening piece the tuneful "Waterlily Gavotte," and were required to sing again and again to meet the demands of the audience. Ridgewood News. The " Waterlily Gavotte," rendered in Japanese costume, deserves special notice, as it was given in a most charming manner. All the ladies are artists. “Daily Times," New Brunswick, N. J. Their rendering of the "Waterlily Gavotte," made a decided hit. They were repeatedly encored. Peekskill Democrat. The quartette's last number in Japanese costume, with graceful evolution and poses, was a very pretty spectacle and a fitting close to an exceptionally attrac¬tive program. New Castle News. The " Waterlily Gavotte " was a masterpiece, for an innovation was introduced by the artists appearing in picturesque Japanese costumes with fans and a Delsarte drill with song that made it very taking. MONTAUK LADIES' QUARTETTE—It gives me great pleasure to testify to the excellence of the work you have rendered on the several occasions you have appeared for entertainments given under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic at the Metropolitan Opera House on Memorial Day and I hope to have the pleasure of hearing you again. Yours very truly. DAVID S. BROWN, Manager of Entertainments, Grand Army Republic, N. Y. DEAR MISS MAXON—I had the pleasure of hearing you in New Haven a couple of weeks ago, and on the strength of the excellent program you rendered, we would like to have you come to Springfield for two dates in January. Wishing you success in your undertaking, believe me, Yours very sincerely, WM. KNOWLES COOPER, General Secretary, Y. M. C. A., Springfield, Mass. DEAR MISS MAXON—I enjoyed very much the entertainment which your quartette gave in Foy Auditorium of the New Haven Young Men's Christian Association building last Monday evening. I wish that all of our Associations might have the " lege of listening to the excellent music which the Montauk es' Quartette is so capable of rendering. Sincerely yours, E. T. BATES, Secretary, Y. M. C. A. pnvi Ladies MONTAUK LADIES' QUARTETTE—The selections rendered by your quartette at the commencement exercises of the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, both this year as well as in former years, were eminently satisfactory, the audience by their repeated en¬cores certainly appreciated your program. Personally I am very glad to add my appreciation of your ability as high class entertainers, and hope to have you with us on future occasions. Very truly yours, FREDERIC P. TUTHILL, Brooklyn College of Pharmacy. The program rendered by the Montauk Ladies' Quartette at the entertainment given by Rutherford Council, No. 262, Jr. O. U. A. M. on the evening of the 17th inst., was exceedingly WELL RENDERED and called forth repeated applause from the audience present. From the first selection until the last it seemed as if the people could not get enough and would have gladly had the program repeated. I assure you that No. 262 wishes the Montauk Ladies' Quartette every success and do recommend you to all Jr. O. U. A. M., and any others who may wish to give a first-class entertainment. Very truly yours, ERNEST F. FOOTE, Councillor, Rutherford Council, No. 262, Jr. O. U. A. M. MY DEAR MISS MAXON—I desire to say on behalf of the Committee that the part of that concert furnished by the ' Mon¬tauk Quartette" was highly satisfactory. The whole affair was a huge success, and the parts furnished by you, contributed in no small measure to the result obtained. Wishing you every success, and trusting that we may have the pleasure of again seeing you in Bloomfield, I remain, Very truly yours, JESSE C. GREEN, Secretary of Committee, Bloomfield Lodge, No. 40, F. and A. M. Miss MAXON—The entertainment given by the Montauk Ladies' Quartette last evening was the most enjoyable one of the season. The large audience coincide with me in making this statement, and I, as manager of the Opera House, shake hands with myself for securing such an attraction. Yours verv truly, E. C. MYERS, Tifton, Ga. MONTAUK LADIES' QUARTETTE—This quartette was the lead¬ing musical feature of the Decoration Day services of the Grand Army in the Metropolitan Opera House, on Thursday. It is a successful quartette, working principally in lecture courses and at Y. M. C. A.'s. The quartette is already re-engaged for part of next season, as was the Metropolitan Opera House engagement a re-engagement of last year's event. The singing of the quar¬tette is an equally balanced performance, the voices blending beautifully and giving out the true essence of the music instead of individual parts. All the singers merge their voices into the one quartette quality. The singing is, as a matter of course, most enjoyable, not only to those persons who believe in popular music, but to those who understand and appreciate the value of a musical performance technically. THE MUSICAL COURIER. The Montauk Ladies' Quartette gave a very delightful con¬cert at Brooklyn, Thursday evening. Their reading of "Willow Pattern Plate" in Japanese costume was given in a charming manner. Miss May Maxon, the second soprano of this quar¬tette, has an excellent voice, and was well received in her solo number. THE MUSICAL COURIER. On account of the enthusiastic encore the program was doubled in length, the quartette was recalled after each number, and Miss Maxon who made a great hit with a coon song was encored several times in succession. The affair was pronounced a grand success, and was a credit to the lodge. BLOOMFIELD CITIZEN. The Montauk Ladies' Quartette was heard with great pleasure by an audience which packed the Court House to overflowing. The ladies possess rare musical voices of which they have perfect control. Every number on the program called for an encore and each participant came in for a large applause. Miss Edith Beach not only has a well trained voice but is an elocutionist of much gift. There is one thing certain that when the quartette visits this city again they will receive a very warm reception. MORNING STAR, (Meadville, Pa.) From "Love's Own Song" to "Good Night," the opening and closing numbers on the program, it was all that could have been desired. The ladies were especially good in their quartette work, their voices harmonizing perfectly. Not only in the quar¬tette work but in the numbers given by the individual members of the company they were enthusiastically received by the audience. YOUNG MEN'S INSTITUTE NOTES, (New York) One of the most charming features of the program was the singing, by request, of "Love's Old, Sweet Song" by the lady quartette. This organization, which is called the Montauk Lady Quartette, has'won many friends by its work here, its numbers being encored without exception. The quartette has appeared every day, invariably delighting its audiences, and has secured several engagements through its work here, being booked for the entire summer. The quartette was organized four years ago, and since that time has traveled over the entire country. There is a strong demand for its return next year. Each member of the quartette is a soloist, and each possesses a fine voice of distinct characteristics that even long practice together and perfect blend¬ing in the ensemble have not deprived of its individual charm. DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, (Northampton, Mass.). It is averred that anticipation usually exceeds realization, but a notable exception must be made in favor of the Ladies' Night entertainment at the Freeport Club on Wednesday eve¬ning. Good singing had been expected but the selections were more than that; they were the best. Each of them evidenced the possession of voices of sweetness, turned into absolute harmony. This was the best musical entertainment yet given by the club; they may give others as good—none better. NASSAU COUNTY REVIEW, (Freeport, R. I.). The quartette appeared in college gowns and "mortarboards" and gave a thoroughly charming entertainment. The program embraced a pleasing variety that evoked the most hearty applause. In the closing number the ladies appeared in Japanese costume and rendered a bright selection in a fascinating manner. BROOKLYN TIMES. The entertainment given under the auspices of the baseball management was a winner. The weather was perfect and the talent was beyond criticism. The Montauk Quartette certainly fulfilled the expectations of the most hopeful, their program is at once select, refined and refreshingly up to date. Each member is an artist. They could draw the same full house here again next week. THE EVENING RECORD AND BERGEN CO. HERALD, (Hackensack, N. J.). The Montauk Ladies' Quartette is the best ever, and the most accommodating of any talent that has performed in this town in a very long time. Too much cannot be said of the part they acted Saturday night. Altogether it was a fine performance and we all want to see and hear them again. NEWS LETTER, (Hasbrouck Heights, N. J.). The ladies presented a classical appearance, dressed in white with the student's black cap and gown. Outside of most magnifi¬cent voices, each possessed charms peculiarly her own which grew on one as the acquaintance ripened. Miss Estelle Richard¬son, perhaps, possessed the richest voice, and its rare mezzo quality came out beautifully in Streletzski's "Dreams." Little Miss May Maxon was irresistible, so the young men say, and she appeared at her best in the lullaby, "Alabama Coon." Miss Helen Taylor, who produced the fun for the evening, was charm¬ing with her ebullitions of spirit and genuine "bon homme," as she delighted the audience with comic readings. The quartette features of the evening were done to the complete satisfaction of everybody and the Montauk Ladies Quartette merited the wildly enthusiastic reception accorded it. McKINNEY (TEX.) DAILY COURIER. Their program was largely musical, and of a very high order of merit. The audience joined in the chorus of Dixie." In fact, everybody enjoyed the evening immensely. The voices of the quartette harmonize admirably, and the quartette and individual work was fine. Every number received a lively encore. They can get a return engagement most any old time. EVENING STAR, (Ocala, Fla.). The entertainment given by the ladies of the Montauk Ladies' Quartette was an entertainment indeed. Seldom have Toccoans had an opportunity to so thoroughly enjoy an evening. One single expression from one of those present voiced the senti¬ment of the entire audience. "I could sit here all night and listen to them." Every one of the quartette seemed to delight in their parts and to do their best to entertain. TOCCOA (GA.) RECORD. The Montauk Ladies' Quartette made its first appearance before a Corpus Christi audience last Monday night, and it captured the audience completely. It is an unusually fine organ¬ization from every standpoint—membership, work and repertoire. It is especially good in concert numbers, but all the solo features were gems. A remarkable thing about the program was that it pleased cultured musicians as much as it delighted those who don't know a demisemiquaver from a dappled dodo. THE CORPUS CRONY, (Corpus Christi, Tex., Mar. 19, 1903). They rendered a program last night that appealed to the entire audience, being an admixture of the classic and the popu¬lar. The voices were pleasing and rich in melody and the quar¬tettes were deliciously harmonious and almost every number was heartily encored. SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS This excellent Quartet may be engaged for Clubs Loges, Concerts, Lyceum Entertainments, etc., making a specialty of the popular up-to-date songs; also have an extensive repertoire of classical songs, and in ensemble effects effects they are unrivaled.
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