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New Friends of Chamber Music M/A 2000.05.01-4

Creator:New Friends of Chamber Music.
Title: New Friends of Chamber Music
Dates:1954-1977
Quantity: 4.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

History

New Friends of Chamber Music was organized to promote interest in chamber music by bringing to Minneapolis the outstanding chamber music ensembles of Europe and America and by presenting musicians from the Twin Cities in chamber music programs.

New Friends of Chamber Music gave concerts, and helped people who wanted to make music in their own homes and education listeners through lectures

New Friends of Chamber Music was organized in 1954 and incorporated on January 4, 1955. By 1957 it had 813 members and its concerts were completely sold out. The Board of Directors included the following people:

Paul Segal - President; Theodore Ptashne - Vice-President; Dr. Arnold F. Caswell - Vice-President; Clifton F. Jackson - Treasurer; Robert Kelber - Secretary; Mrs. Cecil Richman - Director; Al Wolf - Director; Thomas Nee - Director; Gerard Samuel - Educational Director; Will Hertz - Publicity

The first concert was presented in February 3, 1955 was by violinist Szymon Goldberg as violin soloist and conductor of a chamber orchestra of 28 musicians.

The New Friends of Chamber Music also sponsored Junior Friends of Chamber Music, an activity designated to interest high school students in chamber music playing.


Collection Description

Collection consists of two boxes and two scrapbooks. The boxes contain internal organization documents including financial reports and insurance records, as well as season programs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. The scrapbooks consist of memorabilia from concert spanning 1956-1977.


Subject Headings

Subjects

Music -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Music -- societies.

Table of Contents


Financial Reports 1954-1977 -- Box 1, Folder 1
History, concert programs, minutes, ephemera -- Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence, programs, tax and insurance records 1956-1967 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Bylaws 1955-1965 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Contracts 1959-1973 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Programs and correspondence 1963-1969 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Concert Management programs and correspondence 1960-1969 -- Box 1, Folder 7
Meeting minutes and agendas 1967-1969 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Invoices 1955-1963 -- Box 1, Folder 9
Miscellaneous correspondence 1955-1960 -- Box 1, Folder 10
Annual Programs 1956-1968 (incomplete) -- Box 1, Folder 11
Cancelled checks 1963-1969 -- Box 1, Folder 12
Tickets 1960-1963 -- Box 1, Folder 13
Competition Contest 1957-1958 -- Box 1, Folder 14
Financial Statements 1955-1956 -- Box 1, Folder 15
Secretary Manual 1958-1964 -- Box 1, Folder 16
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1959-1960 -- Box 2, Folder 1
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1960-1961 -- Box 2, Folder 2
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1961-1962 -- Box 2, Folder 3
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1962-1963 -- Box 2, Folder f
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1963-1964 -- Box 2, Folder 5
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1964-1965 -- Box 2, Folder 6
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1965-1966 -- Box 2, Folder 7
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1966-1967 -- Box 2, Folder 8
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1967-1968 -- Box 2, Folder 9
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1968-1969 -- Box 2, Folder 10
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1969-1970 -- Box 2, Folder 11
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1970-1971 -- Box 2, Folder 12
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1971-1972 -- Box 2, Folder 13
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1972-1973 -- Box 2, Folder 14
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1973-1974 -- Box 2, Folder 15
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1974-1975 -- Box 2, Folder 16
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1975-1976 -- Box 2, Folder 17
Season programs, newspaper clippings, ephemera 1976-1977 -- Box 2, Folder 18
Scrapbook of New Friends of Chamber Music seasons 1956-1966 -- Box 3
Scrapbook of New Friends of Chamber Music seasons 1966-1977 -- Box 4


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