Local music history — Rail fare for piano buyers

  • The Fleming Sisters Trio, of piano, violin and cello, performed a concert Feb. 6,1923 at First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls to benefit the church’s Missionary Society and Brotherhood.
  • Playtime was replaced with singing for South Glens Falls Union School students in 1887 when teachers arranged for two pianos to be placed at the school.
  • On Jan. 29, 1923, The Post-Star reported that Charles Pollard, tenor soloist at First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, was to present a concert the next evening of 22 songs in English, French and German at First Presbyterian Church of Amsterdam.
  • “The Alexander family, consisting of mother and five children, all said to be pleasing vocalists, will give a concert at the Opera House tonight.” — The Morning Star, Oct. 13, 1887

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Maury Thompson

Maury Thompson

Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY