[Printed program for a series of band concerts in Peoria, Illinois.]. Peoria.

[Printed program for a series of band concerts in Peoria, Illinois.]

Peoria: Poffenbarger Printing Co., [1912?]. 8vo, original halftone pictorial self-wrappers after a photo of children gathered around a tuba (including one child resting in the bell of the tuba), [12] pages. One corner chipped from the front wrapper; in very good condition. Item #12788

Various downstate Illinois band luminaries appear a one-day series of concerts, with such standards on the program as Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Pryor’s Whistler and His Dog, etc. Curious in part for the prominent part played in the program of an Auxetophone, a phonograph with compressed-air amplification; the program includes arias from Caruso and Mme. Schumann-Heink performed on local dealer Chas. S. Adams’ Victor auxetophone. With numerous ads for local music shops and performers, as well as advance ticket sales for an appearance by Emma Calve (the dates for which would seem to place this program in 1912).

Price: $50.00

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