In 1947 the Fine Arts dean Donald Swarthout creates Chamber Music
Series. First year includes John Jacob Niles, ballad singer and
dulcimer; Walden String Quartet; Roth String Quartet; and the Albeneri
1980 Swarthout Society established
The New York Times, April 4, 2000
Evelyn S. Hayes, 87; Pianist and Educator.
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Evelyn Swarthout Hayes, a former concert pianist,
educator and arts patron, died on March 24 at George Washington
University Hospital. She was 87 and lived in Washington.
Mrs. Hayes, who was born Evelyn Swarthout in Jacksonville,
Ill., began her music career in the 1930's, appearing several
times in recitals at Town Hall in New York. In 1939 she married
Patrick Hayes, a music administrator. The couple moved to Washington
when he was appointed manager of the National Symphony Orchestra.
Mrs. Hayes joined the piano faculty at American
University in 1951 and taught there until retiring in 1976. She
also continued to perform, giving recitals at the National Gallery
and elsewhere, and she created ''Music in Schools,'' an educational
radio program for young listeners.
She served as a judge in many piano competitions
as well as giving lectures and master classes around the country.
Her husband, who founded the Hayes Concert Bureau
-- later renamed the Washington Performing Arts Society -- died
in 1998. She is survived by a son, Bryant, of New York; a daughter,
Elisabeth Hayes of Chicago; a grandchild; two step-grandchildren
and two step-great-grandchildren.