Commemorating the Visit of
Her Majesty Queen Marie of Rumania
to the
Sesqui-Centenial International Exposition
Philadelphia, U.S.A
October 21, 1926










Her Majesty
Marie Queen of Rumania

QUEEN MARIE is the granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England upon her paternal side and of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, upon her maternal side. Two of Queen Marie’s daughters are also queens: Elizabeth, of Greece, and Marie, of Czecho-Slovakia. Two of the Queen’s children are accompanying her to this country: Prince Nicholas and Princess Ileana.

Queen Marie was married when seventeen years of age to Ferdinand, King of Rumania. Throughout her married life she has preserved many of her English traits and characteristics, as well as speech. She is especially fond of outdoor exercise. The Queen is a beautiful woman with an abundance of golden hair. She is a trifle above the average in height, with the typical "rose and cream skin of the English girl," while her features are exquisitely moulded.

Rumania’s entry into the war upon the side of the Allies was chiefly due to the Queen’s efforts. Rumania was rapidly overrun by the Germans and the army forced to retreat. Throughout that entire period the Queen remained with her army devoting her entire time to the care of the sick and wounded whom she nursed amidst the worst conditions and giving no thought to her own welfare or safety. Her people affectionately call her "The Soldier Queen."

Much of the Queen’s time is given to improving the economic condition and welfare of her people. She visits them in their homes, advises them, and has encouraged them in the raising of better cattle and grain and in textile manufacturing.

As Queen she presides with natural charm, grace and poise and is a master diplomat. She gives serious attention to the manifold duties of her Queenly office and with marked success. She is highly talented and a skilled musician. Also a writer of both poetry and prose and her books and articles appeal to young and old. She is also a devoted and conscientious mother.

Because of her many accomplishments, personality, democratic spirit and ability, this beloved ruler is rapidly becoming the most famous and popular queen of modern times.

Philadelphia, the Sesqui-Centennial City, is proud to welcome Queen Marie upon this occasion, her first public appearance in the United States, and believes that her tour throughout our country will prove a never ending triumphal one, and that with its ending she will have added another hundred million ardent admirers to her list of devoted and true friends.

(H.H.P.)





The Ballets of Loie Fuller
and
Eighty Members of
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Arnold Volpe, Conductor


FIRST PART

CAPRICCIO ITALIEN

Tschaikowsky

THE ORCHESTRA

NELL GWYN

German

THE DANCERS Of LOIE FULLER AND THE ORCHESTRA

MOMENT MUSICAL

Shubert

A DANCER Of LOIE FULLER AND THE ORCHESTRA

PEER GYNT

Grieg

(a) Morning—Orchestra

(b) Ase's Death

(c) Anitra's Dance

(d) In the Hall of the Mountain King

THE DANCERS Of LOIE FULLER AND THE ORCHESTRA

PETITE SUITE

Debussy

THE DANCERS Of LOIE FULLER AND THE ORCHESTRA

THE BIG VEIL

Schubert

THE DANCERS Of LOIE FULLER AND THE ORCHESTRA

 

SECOND PART

RUMANIA RHAPSODY

Enesco

THE ORCHESTRA

SCHERZO

Mendelssohn

THE DANCERS Of LOIE FULLER AND THE ORCHESTRA

THE BLACK BIRD

Ravel

ONE DANCER Of LOIE FULLER AND THE ORCHESTRA
THE SHADOWS

(a) Lalo

 

(b) Debussy

THE DANCERS OF LOIE FULLER AND THE ORCHESTRA

 

THIRD PART

DANSE DU PRINCE IGOR

Borodine

THE ORCHESTRA

CORTEGE

Wagner

THE DANCERS Of LOIE FULLER AND THE ORCHESTRA

CHANSON INDOUE

Rimsky-Korsakow

ONE DANCER Of LOIE FULLER AND THE ORCHESTRA

LIGHTS  

(a) Orchestration of Lights

(b) The Lily

(c) The Fire

(d) The Ballet Loie Fuller

THE DANCERS Of LOIE FULLER AND THE ORCHESTRA






Event Announcement
Courtesy of Virginica Doina Datcu



 

HER Majesty, Queen Marie of Roumania and Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Nicholas and Princess Ileana, will be the guests of the City of Philadelphia and the Sesqui-Centennial Exhibition Association, Thursday, October 21, 1926.

An important feature of their visit will be a special performance, sponsored by Her Majesty, at which she will be present in a private box, at the Sesqui-Centennial Auditorium, “Ballets Fantastiques” arranged by Loie Fuller. It will be a reproduction of the recent Fete at Versailles, under the auspices of the French Government. There will be fifty dancers who have come from France, and an Orchestra of one hundred musicians, under the direction of Arnold Volpe, Conductor of the Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York. The performance will begin at approximately 8.30 P.M.

There will be a limited number of private boxes for sale at Fifty Dollars ($50.00) a seat ($440.00 for an entire box) and there will also be a limited number of reserved seats sold at prices varying from $1.10 to $7.50, according to location. The sale of boxes and seats will begin Monday morning, October 18th, at the Sesqui City Hall Court Yard Ticket Office, Phone Locust 2800; also at Wanamaker’s; Gimbel’s; Conway’s and at the Auditorium in the Sesqui-Centennial Grounds.

The net proceeds of the performance will be devoted to charity, the relief of the destitute children of Roumania, in which Her Majesty is deeply interested.

After the close of the entertainment about 10.30 o’clock, Her Majesty will make a tour of the Exposition, which will be especially illuminated for the occasion. At about 11.00 or 11.30 o’clock a reception, for which admission will be by card, will be given to her Majesty in the Palace of Fine Arts.