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  • Collection: Historic Buffalo Theater and Music Programs

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The Buffalo Orpheus, a German singing society, was established in 1869 by former members of the Buffalo Liedertafel chorus.German musician John Lund came to Buffalo in 1887 and became an integral part of the musical community.  He conducted several…

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Helena Modjeska was an acclaimed Polish-born actress known for her Shakespearean roles.

Buffalo's Star Theatre (W. Genesee and Pearl Streets) was a vibrant theatre venue from 1888 to 1919.

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Maude Adams was one of the most popular and successful actresses of early 20th century theater. She starred in plays by J.M. Barrie, including Peter Pan and The Little Minister.Buffalo's Star Theatre (W. Genesee and Pearl Streets) was a vibrant…

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Established in 1898, the Chromatic Club of Buffalo still exists today, and is our oldest active music organization. This event in 1903 was attended by Mary Seaton Kleinhans, an accomplished pianist and vocalist, and wife of the owner of Kleinhan's…

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Dame Nellie Melba GBE was an Australian operatic soprano, and one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian era.

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The Guido Chorus was a male choral group of business and professional men, founded by Seth Clark in 1904 and active to 1965. The group was one of many popular singing societies in Buffalo's music history.

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John Philip Sousa was an American composer and conductor known as "The March King."  Buffalo's Convention Hall, a former armory, was a fitting setting for a program that featured a military march composed by Sousa.

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Maude Adams was one of the most popular and successful actresses of early 20th century theater. She starred in plays by J.M. Barrie, including Peter Pan and The Little Minister.

Buffalo's Star Theatre (W. Genesee and Pearl Streets) was a vibrant…

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Laura Justine "Jessie" Bonstelle was an actress, theater director, and drama company manager. She managed stock companies at the Star Theater in Buffalo, and later founded her own theater in Detroit.

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Johanna Gadski was a German soprano known for her powerful voice. She was one of many international talents whose local performance was arranged by Mai Davis Smith, the first professional impresario in Buffalo.
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