Apollo Orchestra program -- Conductor J. W. F. Leman with soprano Bertha Hirshberg

Apollo Orchestra program -- Conductor J. W. F. Leman with soprano Bertha Hirshberg

Philadelphia: Apollo Orchestra, 1918. Pamphlet. [4] p.; 13 cm. Folded card printed in black. Program for an open rehearsal on May 5, 1918, at "Broad Street Drawing Rooms," 715 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. "Invitation Rehearsal" -- on front cover. Conducted by J. W. F. Leman. Founded in 1870, the orchestra consisted of professional musicians, music students, and amateurs. This program included soprano Bertha Hirshberg singing an aria from Verdi's Rigoletto, and violinist John Richardson playing Allegro Brilliant, the most well-known work by Dutch composer Ten Have. The conductor, J. W. F. Leman, also conducted at this time the West Philadelphia Orchestral Society. Later he conducted the Steel Pier Orchestra in Atlantic City in the 1920s; the Women's Symhony Orchestra, and the Civic Symphony Orchestra (created by the Federal Music Project of the Works Progress Administration) in the 1930s; and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra from 1941 to 1952. He also was a violinist with the Philadelphia orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. In Fine Condition: clean and bright. Fine. Item #008455

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