Portland Music Festival flyer, Portland, 1923

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Portland Music Festival flyer, Portland, 1923

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The 1923 Portland Music Festival was held from October 8 to 10, with stars such as Sigrid Onegin, Frances Peralta, and Erwin Nyiregyhazi. Sigrid Onegin was expected to be a crowd favorite, with her talent often compared to that of Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink. William Rogers Chapman, of Bethel, was the leading director-in-chief. Chapman founded the Maine Music Festival series in 1897, with the final festival being held in 1926.

Chapman often led concerts in Maine with varying choruses; he first announced the plans and program for the 1923 Festival at a Lewiston concert in April. That fall, the Music Festival was held in Portland, Lewiston, and Bangor.

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About This Item

  • Title: Portland Music Festival flyer, Portland, 1923
  • Creator: Maine Central Railroad Company
  • Creation Date: 1923
  • Subject Date: 1923
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 38 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1873, Box 1/14
  • Collection: Maine Central Railroad Company excursion broadsides
  • Object Type: Text

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