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Research and program notes pertaining to Sibelius

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Jean Sibelius. The file also includes a Toronto Symphony Orchestra program that Pugh used in his research.

Research and program notes pertaining to Strauss

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh and research materials concerning the music of Richard Strauss. The file includes a notebook with handwritten excerpts (written by Pugh) from Strauss's Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28.

Research and program notes pertaining to Stravinsky

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh and research materials concerning the music of Igor Stravinsky. The file includes three programs, as part of Pugh's research material, from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Society, and Edinburgh International Festival.

Research and program notes pertaining to Tippett

File contains a draft of program notes by Anthony Pugh for String Quartet no. 2 by Michael Tippett. The file also includes a program from the Liverpool Philharmonic Society used in Pugh's research and a newspaper clipping with a profile article on Tippett.

Research and program notes pertaining to Vaughan Williams

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams. The file also includes Pugh's analytical notes on the London Symphony and programs used in his research from the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, Cambridge University Musical Society, and "His Master's Voice" gramophone record. The file also includes two newspaper clippings about Vaughan Williams' performances.

Research and program notes pertaining to Verdi

File contains research notes and drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to the music of Giuseppi Verdi. The file also contains programs used in his research from the University of Bristol, Glyndebourne Festival, and the Hippodrome in Bristol. The file also includes a newspaper clipping about the Glyndebourne Opera Company's production of "Falstaff" by Giuseppi Verdi.

Research and program notes pertaining to Walton

File contains research notes and drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to the music of William Walton. The file also contains programs used in his research from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society.

Research notes and programs pertaining to Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

File contains research notes by Anthony Pugh and three programs for performances of Claude Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélisande" by the Orchestre National de France and Choeur de Radio France, the Canadian Opera Company, and at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

Research notes pertaining to Berg

File contains research notes pertaining to Alban Berg, used by Anthony Pugh for the writing of program notes. The file includes photocopied pages on Berg's opera "Woyzeck", a copy of program notes by A.K. Holland and Basil Horsfield for a performance by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, and a program (with notes) for a concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Saint Cecilia concert series : Elijah

File contains a program for the 1995-1996 Saint Cecilia concert series, which included a performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah by the Halifax Camerata Singers, Cantabile Singers of Truro, Cape Breton Chorale, and Kings Chorale, conducted by Jeff Joudrey, with Symphony Nova Scotia at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The file also includes a copy of the Nova Scotia Choral Federation's magazine Chorus, and newspaper clippings advertising the concert.

Saint Cecilia concert series : fifth anniversary gala concert

File contains a program for a concert featuring the Halifax Camerata Singers, Linda Verbier, David Murray, Pamela MacDonald, the Niagara Brass Ensemble, George Maxmann, Scott MacMillan, and Olga Milosevich. The concert included the world premiere of "The Three that Seek My Heart" by Scott MacMillan. The file also includes an account of tickets sold by the Halifax Camerata Singers for the concert and two newspaper clippings. The concert celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Saint Cecilia concert series in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Saint Cecilia concert series : the best of Bach

File contains a program for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers, performed in collaboration with the Cantabile Singers of Truro, members of Symphony Nova Scotia and guest soloists (Lorraine Thompson, Susan MacKay, Nancy Chisling, Douglas Rose, Ray Grant, Sue Doran, Christopher Francis, David Loughead and Gordon Murray). The file also includes a pamphlet for the Saint Cecelia 1992-1993 concert series and a newspaper clipping of a review of the concert.

Saint Cecilia concert series presents Halifax Camerata Singers

File contains two copies of a poster, newspaper clippings, and a program for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers as part of the Saint Cecilia concert series. The file also includes a pamphlet for the 1994-1995 concert series and a copy of "Camerata News" (Volume 3, no. 1), the Singers newsletter.

Souvenir program from the Arlington Theatre

File contains a program from a production of the comic opera "Robin Hood" by Harry B. Smith and Reginald de Koven, presented by the Boston Opera Company at the Arlington Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.

Stars on the hill

File contains newspaper clippings, maps, schedules, and a program for Stars on the Hill, an event celebrating 5 years of public broadcasting in the Maritimes for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The events included a performance of an excerpt from Scott Macmillan's "Celtic Mass for the Sea" performed by the Halifax Camerata Singers with Jeff Joudrey conducting. The file also includes Bertrum MacDonald's name tag from the performance and a copy of the sheet music for "Open Your Heart".

Symphony Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-5-14
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2006

Fonds consists of records created by Symphony Nova Scotia in the course of its regular business activities. The majority of the records were created during the process of concert-planning, including special concerts, annual concerts, tours, and concert series. These records include artist contracts, marketing and development documents, internal memos, and correspondence with artists and sponsors.

Records also consist of internal management records, including personnel records, office management files, and the files of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer. The financial administration of the Symphony is documented though budgets, statements, ledgers, and tickets sales data.

The fonds also contains concert programs and promotional material such as posters, advertisements, flyers, newsletters, and other publications. The final section of the fonds consists of audiovisual and graphic material. There are audio recordings of performances and interviews of Symphony personnel as well as video recordings of advertisements and performances. The graphic material includes promotional photographs and photographs of the orchestra.

Symphony Nova Scotia.

The Messiah

File contains a program for a concert by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tintner, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and the Cantabile Singers of Truro, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The file also includes a newspaper clipping about the concert.

The glory of the Renaissance : music for choir and brass

File contains two programs for two concerts by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with the Maritime Conservatory Faculty Brass Quintet. The concerts took place at St. Andrew's United Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia and in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The file also includes a newspaper clipping of an advertisement for the concert.
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