|If anyone can identify the location of this
one, please let me know!
Gladys travelled the country presenting
concerts. Here is an autographed program from an early
concert. If anyone can identify the location of this one,
please let me know!
An early concert at the University of Kansas - Provided courtesy
of Lisa Giannascoli
In fall of 1928 the Corning Chamber of Commerce
signed the contract of affiliation with the national Civic Music
organizations.. This new Corning branch became the 130th affiliate
in the nation and only the third in the State of New York. Gladys
Swarthout, mezzo- soprano, and Paul Kochanski, violinist, pleased
the audience immensely the initial season. Gladys made her debut
at the Met in the fall of 1929 and was a popular star for the
next sixteen seasons.
This program is from a 1939 concert at the Duluth Armory with
the Symphony Orchestra. The best seat in the house went for
The above picture was inside the cover to the left. Her
concert was on October 27th of 1939. The description includes
Her ability, charm, lovely voice with beauty to match
have speeded her along at every point. "Lovely to
look at and heaven to hear." - New York Times.
Downers Grove Concert Association, Downers Grove, IL - 1953-4,
Season 7 - Gladys Swarthout.
Lewisohn Stadium, NYC - Saturday, August 4,1951, - First Rodgers
and Hammerstein Night concert with Richard Rodgers conducting
the last half of the concert, with soloists Gladys Swarthout,
Robert Weede, Marguirite Piazza, and tenor Earl William.
This one is autographed by both Gladys and her husband, Frank
Recent Acquisition - Program from The Clemson College Concert
Series - October 10, 1946 - No pictures - includes pencil
notes on songs that were not in the original program. Carroll
Hollister at the Piano
Gladys was a popular entertainer and greatly appreciated by
the members of the Armed Forces.
Her concerts were broadcast throughout the world on the Armed
Forces Radio Network.