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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.

Mary Jones Theatre Program Collection

  • MS-3-20
  • Collection
  • 1937-1941, 1952-1986
The collection contains a variety of theatre and music programs from across Canada, with a special emphasis on events held in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are also programs from England, United States, France and Russia. Programs date from 1937 to 1986 with a gap between 1941 and 1950.

Jones, Mary

Programs and posters for concerts by Ellen Ballon

File contains a program for The Town Hall concert series in New York where Ellen Ballon performed February 13, 1943; a program from the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Izler Solomon, with whom Ballon performed March 20, 1944; and a poster advertising Ellen Ballon, by her personal representative, Andrew Schulhof.

Programs from the Academy of Music

File contains programs for performances by the Russian pianist Mark Hambourg (October 2, 1911); American soprano Victorina Hayes; Canadian bass baritone Edmund Burke; American tenor Allen McQuhae; and the Pictou County Philharmonic Society, directed by George M. McDonald and assisted by Suzanne Kenyon (February 15, 1924).

Programs from the Auditorium

File contains two programs from concerts given at the Auditorium on Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The programs are for a "Weekly Twilight Recital" given by the New Edison Diamond Disc Phonograph (April 30, 1920); and Frances Pelton Jones (harpsichord) and Rose Seguin (soprano), presented by the Halifax Ladies' Musical Club (September 24, 1919) (3 copies).

Programs from the First Baptist Church

File contains the program from the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia for an organ recital by Joseph Bonnet (December 17, 1920) and three copies of an advertising pamphlet for the concert.

Programs from the Halifax Conservatory of Music

File contains programs for the following: a recital by Ernest Leslie Schofield, baritone with Harry Dean, piano (October 6, 1925); "The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of St. Luke," conducted by Harry Dean and presented by the Alumni Society (December 18, 1924); a lecture-recital by George M. McDonald, baritone, and Harry Dean, piano (October 4, 1921); and a pianoforte recital by Reginald Stewart, assisted by Luther Dickens Mott, bass-baritone, and Harry Dean, piano.

Program from Nelson Hall

File contains two copies of a program for a recital given by Mrs. Chester MacDonald (soprano), Julius Silverman (violin), and Mrs. H.W. Dodwell (piano), presented by the Local Council of Women. The date of the recital has been revised from November 25, 1924 to December 9, 1924.

Program from the University of Toronto

File contains two copies of a program from the "Address to the Graduating Classes and Opening of the Organ" (June 6, 1912). The program includes an organ recital by Mr. F.A. Moure, bursar of the university, as well as the organ's specifications and a picture. The organ was built by Cassavant Freres of St. Hyacinth, Quebec.

Program from the Arena in Toronto

File contains an official souvenir programme from the Toronto Musical Festival, commemorating the opening of the Arena in Toronto, Ontario. The program includes performances by Nahan Franko and members of the Metropolitan Opera and Philharmonic Orchestras of New York.

Program from the Toronto Conservatory of Music

File contains programs from concerts presented at the Toronto Conservatory of Music, including performances by the Flonzaley Quartet (Adolfo Betti, Alfred Pochon, Ugo Ara, Iwan D'Archambeau); Toronto String Quartette (Frank E. Blachford, Roland Roberts, F. Converse Smith, Frederic Nicolai); and Constance Martin (piano).

Program from Windsor Hall

File contains a souvenir program for the debut recital of one of Boris Hambourg's students, Brahm Sand (cello), accompanied by Bluma Sand on piano.

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.

Program from the St. James Theatre

File contains two copies of a program for a concert by the People's Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Emil Mollenhauer with Stuart Mason, assistant conductor. The program notes were written by Warren Storey Smith.

Programs from the Symphony Hall

File contains three season programs and one season poster for concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pierre Monteux. The file also includes John Daniel Logan's ticket stub from one of the performances and an annotated newspaper clipping of a review by Philip Hale on one of the Symphony's performances. One of the programs is for a concert given for the Handel and Haydn Society Centenary (1815-1915) at the Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts; the program includes extensive historical notes on the Society.

Programs from the Arena in Montreal

File contains programs from concerts by Clara Butt and Kennerley Rumford, from their tour of Canada in 1914. File also contains a newspaper clipping with comments from Clara Butt on their Canadian tour and the state of music in Canada. The article mentions performances in Toronto, the Arena in Montreal, and in Vancouver.

Programs from the Majestic Theatre

File contains musical and theatrical programs for performances by Florence Glossop-Harris company; The Dumbells; Halifax Choral Union and Conservatory Orchestra, directed by Ifan Williams; Boston English Opera Company; Martin Harvey and N. de Silva; F. James Carroll Players; Boston Symphony Ensemble, directed by Augusto Vannini; Madame Germaine Schnitzer and George M. McDonald, accompanied by Marjorie Payne; and the Halifax Philharmonic Society.

McGill and its music : centennial concert : [program]

File contains a program for a centennial concert celebration at McGill University, featuring the McGill Symphony Orchestra and John McKay on piano.
Ellen Ballon is cited in the introduction as one of McGill's notable graduates.

Autograph of Mischa Elman

File contains an autographed program for a concert sponsored by the Halifax Community Concert Association at Capitol Theatre. Mischa Elman was accompanied by Carroll Hollister on the piano.

Autograph of Amelita Galli-Curci

File contains an autographed program for a concert by the Italian coloratura soprano Amelita Galli-Curci. In addition to her signature, there are several annotations in pencil for each piece on the program by J.D. Logan.

Autograph of Frieda Hempel

File contains an autographed program by the soprano Frieda Hempel. The program is for a concert that she gave with the Harvard Glee Club, conducted by Dr. Archibald T. Davison. The program includes pencil annotations by J.D. Logan. File also contains Logan's ticket stub from the concert.

Autograph of Fritz Kreisler

File contains an autographed program by the violinist Fritz Kreisler. The program is from a concert he gave at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sponsored by the Marion Andrews Concert Bureau. He was accompanied by Carl Lamson. The file also includes J.D. Logan's ticket stub from the concert.

Autograph of John McCormack

File contains an autographed program by the tenor John McCormack. The program is from a recital McCormack gave at the Milwaukee Auditorium, accompanied by Lauri Kennedy (cello) and Edwin Schneider (piano). The program is annotated in pencil by J.D. Logan. The file also includes Logan's ticket stub from the concert.

Autograph of Leo Slezak

File contains the autograph of the tenor Leo Slezak of the Metropolitan Opera Company, signed on a piece of letterhead from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Autograph of Frederick Stock

File contains an autographed program by Frederick Stock, the conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The program is for a concert given by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presented by the Milwaukee Orchestral Association. The program contains annotations in pencil by J.D. Logan.

Autograph of Leopold Stokowski

File contains an autographed program by Leopold Stokowski, the conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The program is for a concert given by the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Milwaukee Auditorium. File also contains J.D. Logan's ticket stub from the concert.

Autograph of F.H. Torrington

File contains a booklet entitled "Tributes to F.H. Torrington," signed by Frederick Herbert Torrington (founder and conductor of various Toronto festivals, orchestras, choruses, and the Toronto College of Music). The booklet contains reprints of newspaper articles written about Torrington, a list of festivals in Toronto directed by Torrington, and a partial list of works performed in Toronto under his direction.

Correspondence from Edna F. Anderson

File contains a letter from Edna F. Anderson of the Boston Symphony Ensemble to John Daniel Logan concerning booking concerts in Yarmouth, Saint John, Moncton, Charlottetown, Sackville, Truro, Halifax, Wolfville, and Annapolis Royal. In her letter she included the proposed programs for two Halifax concerts. The folder also includes biographical information about the ensemble, its conductor Augusto Vannini, and their Canadian tour, as well as several programs for concerts by the Boston Symphony Ensemble.

Correspondence from Charles F. Towle

File contains an advertisement and pamphlet on the plays presented by the Stratford-upon-Avon Players at the Princess Theatre in Toronto as part of their first American Tour. Charles F. Towle was the business director of the tour.

Programs from the School for the Blind

File contains programs for the following recitals presented at the Halifax School for the Blind: Michel Sciapiro (violin), presented by the Halifax Ladies' Musical Club; Mildred Dilling (harp), with Rose E. Seguin (soprano) and orchestra (conducted by L. Dorothea Webb); and an organ and vocal recital with unknown performers.

Prospectus for the Hambourg Conservatory of Music

File contains a prospectus for the Hambourg Conservatory of Music, directed by Boris Hambourg with visiting director Mark Hambourg. The prospectus includes lesson costs per class for instruments, theory, history, and language. The file also includes John Daniel Logan's member's ticket for the 1912-1913 season of the Hambourg Concert Society (directed by Michael Hambourg, Jan Hambourg, and Boris Hambourg).

Programs from the Halifax Ladies Musical Club

File contains two programs with performances by members of the Halifax Ladies Musical Club: "An Evening with Canadian Creative Composers" with a lecture by Dr. J.D. Logan (November 1, 1921) and a "Debate" between the old masters and modern composers (November 21, 1922). File also contains two programs presented by the Club, for performances by the Hart House String Quartet (Geza de Kresz, Harry Adaskin, Milton Blackstone and Boris Hambourg) (November 28, 1924) and the Hambourg Trio (Greza de Kresz, Reginald Stewart, and Boris Hambourg) (January 11, 1924).

Autographs of the Hambourg Trio

File contains an autographed program by the Hambourg Trio (Geza de Kresz, violin; Reginald Stewart, piano; and Boris Hambourg, cello). The program is from a recital at Pythian Castle, Saint Join, New Brunswick. File also contains J.D. Logan's 1909-1910 season pass for the Massey Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario.

Programs from Hart House Theatre

File contains programs from recitals presented at the Hart House Theatre, including the Hart House String Quartet (Geza de Kresz, Harry Adaskin, Milton Blackstone, and Boris Hambourg); Bertram Forsyth (prose and poetry, assisted by Colin McPhee); Geza de Kresz (violin, with Norah Drewett on piano); and a Beethoven centenary commemoration presented by the Hart House String Quartet, Kilbourn String Quartet (Gustave Tinlot, Gerald Kunz, Samuel Belov, and Paul Kefer), and London String Quartet (James Levy, Thomas Petrie, H. Waldo Warner, and Warwick Evans).
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