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The Mendelssohn Club of New York ADDRESS ANTRIM ENTERTAINMENT BUREAU Mutual Life Building 1011 Chestnut St., Phila., Pa. The MENDELSSOHN CLUB Of NKW YORK Charlotte Maude Miller Soprano and Pianist Douglas Lane Basso Cantante Ruby Gerard Braun Violinist and Accompanist Robin Ellis Dramatic Expressionist and Dialect Reader An Evening of Music Song and Story Dramatic Humorous and Dialect Readings Ballads and Character Songs Popular and Classical Violin Solos Musical Scenes and Plays Special Scotch and Irish Programs of Songs, Ballads, Music and Readings in Costume, from Robert Burns Sir Walter Scott Samuel Lover Dr. Stanford Jane Barlow Etc A Few Commendations of Press and Public Ruby Gerard Braun New York City A young Newark violiniste, Miss Ruby Geiard Braun, astonished her audience by her excellent rendition of her difficult num¬bers. The apparent lack of effort, bold, broad style of bowing, large, full tone and finished manner of her playing is rare in one so young. Her delighted hearers de¬manded two encores—Tribune. Of the soloists who participated in the concert, the first to be mentioned is Miss Ruby Gerard Braun, violiniste, a daughter of the well-known musician, Max Braun. The young lady played "Fantasie Caprice," Vieuxtemp's, with orchestral accompani¬ment, which left no doubt as to her won¬derful talent and good schooling. Her pure, large tone and clean technique are ad¬mirable. Vociferous applause greeted her excellent performance on each appearance. —Translated front Staats Zciting, German. Sousa's new soloiste, Ruby Gerard Braun, a young violiniste of Newark, N. J., played Hauser's "Hungarian Rhapsody" in a brilliant and effective manner, display¬ing unusual temperament.—Press. Metropolitan Opera House, April 6, 1902. Those who have once heard Miss Braun, welcome her name on the program. She executed her solos with fine technique, rich tone and rare expression.—Musical Courier. Newark, N. J. The young violiniste, Miss Ruby Gerard Braun, took the audience by storm. She is a very graceful player and rendered her solos in magnificent style, displaying fine technical ability, besides an unusual amount of musical feeling—Daily Adver¬tiser. Morristown, N. J. The most appreciated solos were those by the well known violiniste of Newark, Miss Ruby Gerard Braun. In her first ap¬pearance the audience was enraptured with her playing of Wieniawski's "Romance," and Zarczikis's "Mazurka," they certainly were spellbound by her rendition of Paga-nini's "Etude de Concert." Her second appearance was greedily watched, and she was compelled to respond to two encores. —"Jersey man. Orange, N. J. Ruby Gerard Braun executed Sarasate's "Faust Fantasie" with much brilliancy and dash, and in her other selections, (a) "An¬dante," from Mendelssohn's Concerto, (b) "Mazurka," Zarcziki, her warmth of tone and musicianly interpretation, were shown to good advantage. The audience was unusually enthusiastic in its appreciation of her fine work.—Chronicle. Douglas Lane New York City Douglas Lane is that rare singer, a true bass, having genuine bass quality united with range. He sang Gounod's "Vulcan Song" with fine bravura and flexible voice, the trill even and effective.—Musical Courier. Mr. Lane sang the music allotted to the basso (Messiah) in true devotional as well as traditional style, displaying a musical quality and well controlled voice, being es¬sentially adapted to oratorio music— Tribune. Mr. Lane met with marked success, his powerful and sympathetic voice being much admired.—Commercial Advertiser. Louisville. Ky. Douglas Lane, the baritone, displayed the wonderful range of one of the best voices heard in Louisville in concert for many seasons.—Commercial. Buffalo, N. Y. Mr. Lane sang yesterday and today and was received with appreciative enthusiasm. He has a fine voice and excellent method. —Express. Galveston, Tex. Mr. Lane, the New York baritone, has a voice of great range and good quality. He gave "Patria," by Mattei, with fine expres¬sion and splendid enunciation. For an en¬core he sang "The Bedouin Love Song," by Hawley.—Daily News. Columbus, Ga. The singing of Mr. Lane, the basso, of New York, drew expressions of general appreciation and enjoyment from all quar¬ters, and his recall was well deserved.— Enquirer. Charlotte Maude Miller Brooklyn, N. Y. Charlotte Miller possesses a rich and beautiful soprano voice and elicited great applause for her fine rendering of the aria from "Herodiade."—Times. Paris, France Miss Charlotte Miller has a beautifully clear and sweet soprano voice of great range. Her selections were well chosen and equally well rendered. The aria from "Jean d'Arc" was the first, and its rendition fairly charmed her audience.—Review, New York City Charlotte Maude Miller sang at the re¬ception given by the Shakespeare Club at Hotel Marlborough last evening. She received an ovation after her num¬ber from "Orpheus With His Lute," by Sullivan, and responded with "Hark! Hark! the Lark," by Parker. Robi n New York City Robin Ellis was heard in dramatic recital at the New York College of Music last Tuesday evening. Shakespeare, Bret Harte, Jane Barlow, Walter Scott, and Kate Douglas Wiggin were the authors inter¬preted. Mr. Ellis's heavy work shows in¬telligence and good reading, but the Scotch and Irish dialect selections reveal a spark of genius. His rendition of Scott's "Young Lochinvar" is a gem. In Kate Douglas Wiggin's"Penelope's Scotch Letters," as in all the Scotch and Irish recitations^ Mr. Ellis catches the native humor and dialect perfectly.—Dramatic Mirror. East Side Branch Y. M. C. A. E. 87th St., New York, Oct. 8th, 1901. To Secretaries and Q.hers:—We had Mr. Robin Ellis as one of the entertainers at our monthly members' reunion last night, and it gives me pleasure to commend him to other branches. Our men enjoyed his work thoroughly. Very sincerely, Ben M. Lewis, Secretary. Chicago, Ills. Mr. Robin Ellis, the talented dramatic reader and character delineator of New York, is a gentleman of charming and pleasing personality, and a magnificent stage presence. This magnetic artist hails from New Zealand and Australia, where he received Her voice is exceptionally sweet and showed its great range and flexibility in her second number, the grand aria from "II Guarany," by Gomez, and she was again obliged to give an encore, singing Bart-lett's "A Dream" with exquisite feeling. —Sun. Montreal, Canada Miss Miller sang Shelley's setting of "Abide With Me," "On the Shore," by Chaminade, and the Prayer from Verdi's "Otello" with excellent taste. She is the possessor of a well trained voice of excel¬lent quality, and her technique is admir¬able.—Daily Star. Miss Charlotte Miller, who made her first appearance last night, possesses a sweet and well cultivated voice of good compass. She sang her numbers beautifully.—Daily Witness. Ellis his dramatic and elocutionary training. He made his first appearance in the former Colony. Mr. Ellis lately added to his rep¬ertory a dramatic poem entitled "Amusing the Public." This is a story of the circus taken from real life and written by Mr. W. Murdock Lind, the dramatist. Mr. Ellis, gave it before the Y. M. C. A. on the even¬ing of October 17th, and it received a tre¬mendous encore, not only on account of its brilliancy of climax, but also through its strong human interest. Mr. Ellis's reading proved him to be an expressionist of the highest rank. Again, in Jane Barlow's dra¬matic Irish poem, "By the Bog-Hole," he combined in an artistic manner the strong¬est emotional and dramatic effects with the pathetic and humorous, and all delivered with the richest and most natural brogue imaginable. The program included two of George Ade's "Fables in Slang."—Presto. Orange, N. J. Woman's Club, Orange, N. J., Feb. 21, '03. My dear Mr. Ellis:—It gives me much pleasure to send you a word of appreciation for the v».ry pleasant entertainment which you gave the Club this Fall. The selections were all excellent and greatly enjoyed, but the poem of Miss Jane Barlow, "Terrence Macraw," and the monologue, "A Flute Solo," took the audience bv storm. Nellie F. Bailev, Pres.
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