10 June 1951
Former Utah Soprano Finds Musical Growth in the State LuCretia Ferre . . . She thinks music in Utah has advanced. Sculptor Receives Exhibit Invitation Word has been received • by his family, that Grant Fames Kcnner, former Salt Laker, has had a sculpture work of his iu- 1 eluded in the Royal Academy exhibition in London. Mr. Kcn- ner, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Park Kenner, 804 Park St., is a descendant of Utah pioneers. pioneers. Scipio A. and Jsabclle Park Kcnner and Ebenezar and Thcda Fames. He studied art at the University of Utah, although although his major interest was i chemistry- He was in the U. S. Air Corps during World War H and he resumed his studies at the University of Chicago, where he now teaches. Among the rising young musicians who were presented before the recent National Federation Federation of Music Club's convention, convention, none was more ^commended ^commended than LuCretia F-erre, prominent former Salt Laker. This young soprano, who is gaining a high reputation in music circles, was heard on the Saturday afternoon program for the convention delegates. Miss Ferre thinks the national national organization is a great source .of encouragement to youiig artists, for it encourages the pne thing:most essential for a musical. career; appearances appearances before audiences. She also maintains tlmt, "people iri Utah seem to be more • interested interested than . ever . before in music." The state is growing by leaps and bounds musically, and-it is approaching the'stage where it is realized that music is a fundamental part-of living. Salt Lake City.will sometime rival almost any other musical center. The young soprano studied in Salt Lake City with Mar- "iowe Nieison and she now lives in New York where she has studied with Solon Alberti. She has lived six years in the metropolis, but she likes to return to her native city in the summers. She also has studied with Boris Goldowski. Miss Ferre plans to spend the summer in Utah's famous canyons, then she will go. to Los Angeles for several appearances appearances . and then return to New - York for possible television television commitments in the fall. In regard to audiences, Miss Ferre thinks they should be brought up to the level of the artists, rather than having to be sufig down to. Her own preferences, both singing and hearing, lies among the works of Debussy and Brahms.