Mrs Coolidge and the American Experience: 60
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Mrs Coolidge and the American Experience: 61

Following the Viennese première, the Bridges travelled to Hanover to stay for a few days with Ethel's sister Ivy, who was now separated from her German husband. While Ethel remained in Hanover, Bridge returned to London, but then spent a few days at Brussels, rehearsing with the Pro Arte Quartet before the Paris concert, which unfortunately proved a great disappointment. A London performance followed on 6 November, give by the Pro Arte Quartet during another of Mrs Coolidge's 'mobile festival' concerts, with a broadcast three days later, which, in Bridge's view, was the best performance so far.39 Finally, Mrs Coolidge completed the arrangements for the American première, which took place at Pittsfield during the Berkshire Festival on 17 September 1928, followed by a performance on her sixty-fourth birthday, 30 October 1928, as part of the Founder's Day Concert of her Foundation at the Library of Congress, Washington.

39 Letter, Frank Bridge to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, 27 November 1927.