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A Great Banjo Virtuoso

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The Ann Arbor Banjo and Guitar club will give a concert in the near future, in which Mr. Alfred A. Farland, the first and only banjo virtuoso known to the world, will take part. The club has been exceedingly lucky in securing so great an artiste. The following is one of the many opinions of the press: " Then came an artist in banjo playing, Alfred A. Farland; who played Moszkowski's Spanish dances Nos. i, 2 and 3, and Mendelssohn's Concerto op. 64, allegro molto vivace. Both pieces are extremely difficult, and the technique, skill and expression that characterized Mr. Farland's playing earned for him loud and long continued applause. Certainly there has not been heretofore heard in Philadelphia a banjoist that was so consummate an artist as Mr. Farland showed himself to be."- (Phila.) Musicand Drama, Jan. 21, 1893. "I know Mr. Farland to be the best banjo artist (and I use artist instead of player) in the United States. He is a musician, and makes a banjo a musical instrument Ibeyond a person's expectations. He deserves a big house, as he is certainly a marvelous performer. Yerv trulv.


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