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[Left Margin] Touring with Miss Anderson [large print] [photo image right margin] S. Hurok [7 photos total] Photo #1 Lt. Col. Oscar W. Burford greeting Miss Anderson on her arrival in Korea to sing for the GI's Photo #2 The first step on any tour; leaving home and counting bags. Photo #3 Marian Anderson and Franz Rupp receive flowers from Japanese children at a recital in Tokyo. Miss Anderson's concerts were sold-out ten weeks before her arrival in Japan. Photo #4 S. Hurok Photo #5 Buenos Aires, a sold-out Teatro Colon. Photo #6 In Honolulu, a pause amidst the palms. Photo #7 Paris, The Eiffel Tower [text] A typical Marian Anderson season includes concerts in the capitals of Europe and Latin America, in addition to her annual transcontinental tour of 60 U.S. and Canadian cities. Demands to hear the great contralto have taken her to such distant places as Africa and Japan. In all, more than 4,000,000 persons across the world have attended more than 900 concerts by Marian Anderson. Unique in the artistic world is America's great impresario S. Hurok, a man who has worked with the arts in the grand manner and placed his mark indelibly on the cultural history of our time. For more than thirty years the label "S. Hurok Presents" has been a guarantee of quality to audiences here and abroad. Under this banner have come artists so distinguished that their very names bear an aura of the fabulous: Chaliapin, Pavlowa, Schumann-Heink, Tetrazzini, Richard Strauss, Isadora Duncan, Mary Wigman, Argentinita, Titta Ruffo, Ysaye, Glazounow, Melba to mention a few. And to audiences and musicians alike there is a legendary quality about the career of Hurok himself. Marian Anderson, Isaac Stern, Jan Peerce, Blanche Thebom, Patrice Munsel, Roberta Peters, Jerome Hines and Mattiwilda Dobbs are among those who have risen into the international spotlight under his aegis. From abroad have come the cream of European artists: Victoria de Los Angeles, Friedrich Gulda, Hilde Gueden, Mario Del Monaco, Cesare Valletti, The Vienna Choir Boys, I Musici. On Broadway, Hurok has been represented by the Old Vic from London, the Compagnie Madeleine Renaud-Jean-Louis Barrault from Paris, an by Emlyn Williams. These, together with such world-famous figures as Artur Rubinstein, Fritz Reiner, Gregor Piatigorsky, Andres Segovia, William Steinberg and Leonard Warren, are among the contemporary presentations of a record covering more than three decades and involving nearly one-hundred immortal names. "Tonight We Sing," produced by 20th Century-Fox, is Hurok's movie biography. Probably Hurok's most notable achievement was his importation of ballet to America. Since 1933, when he presented his first great ballet company, he has brought America to the ballet, and his name has been associated with all that is outstanding in the field of dance. The trans-continental tours of the Sadler's Wells ballet companies, Ballet Theatre, London's Festival Ballet, Shankar and his Hindu Ballet, Antonio and his Spanish Ballet, Agnes de Mille Dance Theatre, Alexandra Danilova, The Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians and Roland Petit's Ballets de Paris have climaxed another period in his remarkable career. During the 1955-1956 season Hurok will present for the first time in the U.S. the Scots Guards Band and its massed pipers and the renowned Santa Cecilia Choir from Rome.
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