Morgana sang at the Pan-American Exposition as a nine-year old child.
She later went on to a successful singing career at the Metropolitan
Opera. Her story, with news clippings from 1901.
Gray visited the Pan-American Exposition two times. Her second visit
included a performance during the Welsh Day choral competition as
a member of the Philharmonic Society of Utica. Her diary account contains
numerous references to places and events at the Exposition and in
the Buffalo area
Herbert had close friends in Buffalo (see below) well before the Pan-American
Exposition. Selections from his letters about the Exposition reveal
concerns about the financial well-being of the Exposition.
Toepfer, Buffalo violinist, was friends with both Victor Herbert and
John Lund (1859-1925; sometimes spelled Lunt). Herbert conducted the
Pittsburgh Orchestra at the Exposition; Lund conducted the Pan-American
Orchestra, made up of fifty musicians from the New York Philharmonic
and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Toepfer was instrumental in getting
the Herbert composition, Panamericana submitted to the Exposition
music committee. As a result, Panamericana won the award for
composition at the Exposition.
Philip Sousa and his band were at the Pan-American Exposition June
10-July 7. Sousa played a part in establishing a nightly ritual at
the Exposition. However, his account of the events vary from those
found in the Final Report of the Pan-American Exposition Company.