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Tbe fonrth May Festival of the University of Michigan Musical Society euded Saturday evening and from an ; artisticstandpoint was the greatest success of any that have been held. Financially, it is believed that tho society will come out wbole and rnay have a small surplus. The nurnber of outsiders who attendéd the conoerts was larger tb au ever bef ore and the way in which University hall waspaokedat the Calve concert Friday eveuing was argument enougb to show the need of a large auditorium in which future events of this nature may be given. The admirable training of the chorus as shown by its work in the rendition of Rossini's "Stabat Mater" ou Tbursday and of Bruch's "Arminius" Saturday night is excellent proof of the char ecter of the work done at the School of Music and of Prof. Stanley's superb abilitie8 as a leader, teacher and conductor. As in bis efforts in pushing to such phenomenal success the several festivals that bave been held his wouderful energy has been shown to the public, so his energy and inspiration bas been equally tireless and exhaustless in training his classes and the chorus. The snocess of the first concert on Thursday eveninj, was followed Priday aftemoon by the symphony concert in which tbe orchestra again showed its great capabilities in the highly classical program laid out for it. Indeed, al through the series of concerts the play ing of aud tbe selections played by tb orchestra were of a totally difieren character toany it has ever given befor in Acn Albor, and were appreoiátec accordingly. Mr. McKinley was una ble to sing on account of a bad cold anc Jáiss Rose Stewart, who isa great favor ite with an Auu Arbor audience, too his place and was accorded an enthusi astic encoré for her clear bird-lik tones, to which she gracefully respond ed. Prof. Alberto Jonas was greetec witb great applause and at the conclu sion of bis uumber was presented wit a beantiful boquet of pink rosfis by hi admiréis. The concert of the series, however was that of Friday evening in whio Mlle. Calve, Mrs. Katherine Bloodgood Mr. Barron Berthald, and Mr. Hein rich Meyn appeared. It was the ca sheaf of all the concerts that have eve been given in Ann Arbor and it will b long before we shall hear its like again It is difflcult to describe the irnpression left on the audience of 4,000 people b the impassioned singing of Mlle. Calv in the several nurnbers that she sang The audieuce went wild with enthnsi asm and in place of the three number she was to sing, Calve sang flve times something she has not done in any con eert before. The U. of M. yell given by the students seemed to startle he somewhat andjshe looked as if sbe die not quite onderstand it. The orde of her program was changed entirely and her first selection was tbe ari from "Le Perle du Bresil." In tbi selectiou Mr. Charles K. North accom panied her on the flute and it was a times difflcult to teil which note was th flute and which that of Calve's voice Such a burst of applause as followed ha never been heard in Ann Arbor. Again and again it burst forth and in response to it she sang the aria from "Carmen' which was originally set down for he second number. Her next was the mat scène from "Hamlet." She sang magnificently, and again the applause rang out. Twice she tripped back to the stage and bowed her thanks, but the applause kept on. Rushing down the steps she wildly beckoned to Messrs. Berchald and Meyn, who were to sing the last number, the concluding trio from "Faust, " with her, to come on, which they qniokly did. The three great artists bad to repeat the beautiful ïiinsic after they had sung it thb first time. after which with a wave of her arrns above her head and the single word "Voila," Calve inade her final bow aud left the hall. The concert opened with the overture from Wagner's "Die Meistersinger, " and it was followed by Pogner's address form the same opera, which was sung by Mr. Meyn. The orchestra played three charming little pieces, a suite de concert by Th. Dubois. Theu Calve appeared. Mrs. Bloodgood was unfortunate in following Calve, but her rich contralto voice was heard with charming effeot in the Gluck aria. Berthald, the tenor, sang in maguificent style Siegmund's love song from "Die Walkure," the same aria that he sang last year. In response to an encore, he sang an aria from "Lobengrin." The concluding nnmber of the program was the "Marche Heroique" by the orchestra. The orohestral matinee Saturday afternoon and the oratorio concert Saturday night brought the delightful series to a close. Id the'afteruoon Prof. Herman Zeitz covered himself.and incidentally the School of Musio, with glory by bis talents as a violinist. He was acoorded a perfect ovation and had to twice bow his acknowledgements Erom the platform. A magnificent boïuet of pink roses was piesented to him f by bis enthusiastic adruirers. Heinrich Meyn sangthe "Valentine" song forui "Faust" and in response to repeated recalls gave Schnmann's "Two Grenadiers." Miss Spencer sang Glnok's "Che Paro" and for an encoie au aria froru tbe opera "Fatinia." By its beautiiul playing of Mendelssohn'H "Midsnmiaer Nights' Dream" the orchestra again came in for a fnll sbare of attention. In the evening when Prof. Stanley made his appaerance as conductor of the dramatic oratorio "Arminins". He was met with round after round of applause, the U. of M. yell, and otber tokens of approval and good will for bis efforts in aid of the greatest event in the musical bistory of Michigan. The soloists Mrs. Bloodgooii, Mr. Berthald and Mr. Gardner S. Lamson did nobly ani were ably seconded by tbe Choral Union and orchestra,' the choruses being given in an exceedingly prompt and forceful manner. Mr. Lamson had two beantiful floral offeringa given him by his friends who were particularly pleased at his fine singing of the heavy parts which feil to his lot.


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