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Jewish Composer Elected Member of the Florentine Academy

February 19, 1926
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Lazare Saminsky, the composer, has been elected honorary member of the Royal Academy in Florence, Italy, for his services on behalf of contemporary art.

Mr. Saminsky, who has lived in New York for a number of years, conducted his symphonies, operas and ballets in performances given during the past few seasons by the New York Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Colonne Orchestra of Paris and at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London. He is a director of the League of Composers and is musical director of the Temple Emanu-El, New York.

He began his career as conductor of the Petrograd University choir and was later director of a choral society in London, also musical director of the Duke of York’s Theatre. Among his works are three symphonies, several ballets and operas and numerous songs, published in this country and in Europe. Mr. Saminsky has been invited to address the Florentine Academy, which he will do some time during the summer, including among his subjects that of contemporary American music.


Gratifying success is marking the tour which David A. Brown began on January 27th to cover 14 States in process of organization for the $15,000,000 United Jewish Campaign, says a statement issued yesterday from the headquarters of the Campaign.

He has visited Michigan, his home state, where he addressed a conference in Detroit, Texas, where he spoke before a conference in Dallas, Oklahoma where he participated in two conferences, one in Oklahoma City and the other in Tulsa. In Kansas he addressed a conference at Wichita and then proceeded to Omaha for the Nebraska conference.

The past week Mr. Brown participated in conferences in Des Moines, Sioux Falls, S. D., and Fargo, N. D. Mr. Brown spoke in Minneapolis last, night. Next week he will be in St. Louis, completing his schedule for February.

For March Mr. Brown’s dates include Louisville, on March 3rd; Cleveland, March 7th; Columbus, March 9th; Cincinnati, March 11th; Worcester, Mass., March 14th and Pittsburgh, March 21st.

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