Elise Hall

“Mrs. R. J. Hall, Who Appears as Soloist With the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Has Developed Her Art to a High Plane –She Has Strong Convictions Regarding Musical Conditions– Thinks It Is Proper to Hiss an Inadequate Performance.”

originally published in Musical America, February 26, 1910.

Elise Hall (15 April 1853 in Paris – 27 November 1924 in Boston) was one of the first prominent female saxophonists in the United States. She founded the Boston Orchestral Club.

She was a patron of saxophone repertory and commissioned scores from modern French composers. At age 47 she began to study saxophone.