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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 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.

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 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 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 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).

Program from Massey Hall

File contains programs from concerts given at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario: Columbian Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Bruce with E.H. Painty on piano; the Mendelssohn Choir, conducted by A.S. Vogt; the Mendelssohn Choir, directed by H.A. Fricker; Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Frank S. Welsman with Margaret Huston (soprano); Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Louise Homer (contralto); Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Mischa Elman (violin); John McCormack (tenor) with Edwin Schneider (piano); and the Oratorio Society of Toronto, conducted by Edward Broome, with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nikolai Sokoloff.

File also contains a compilation of all of the programs from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 1911-1912 season, inscribed to John Daniel Logan. File also contains some newspaper clippings of concert reviews by "A.E.S.S."

Atlantic Opera Society fonds

  • MS-5-6
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1975
Fonds contains newsletters, programmes, letters to members, as well as society by-laws.

Atlantic Opera Society.

Janet Leffeck fonds

  • MS-5-13
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1995
Fonds is primarily comprised of artistic programs from musical and theatrical events held predominantly in Nova Scotia, specifically in the Halifax area. Fonds also includes some music school syllabi, event competition forms and regulations, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Leffek, Janet

Richard Ward fonds

  • MS-5-7
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1928, 1932-1933, 1937
The fonds contains photographs of singers and musical groups, theatrical paraphernelia, and documents regarding the construction of Ward's home on Beaufort Avenue in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as other printed material.

Ward, Richard, (fl.1888-1977)

Nova Scotia Opera Association fonds

  • MS-5-4
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1969
The fonds contains copies of programs for operas performed or hosted by the Nova Scotia Opera Association, as well as draft copies of those programs. It also contains business correspondence, annual reports and its notice of incorporation.

Nova Scotia Opera Association.

Alan and Blanche Lund fonds

  • MS-5-17
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1990
Fonds consists of sheet music, scripts, and programs from different musical plays that Blanche and Alan Lund performed, directed or choreographed. Also includes audio reel-to-reel and video tapes of some of the performances.

Lund, Alan

William Bruce Almon fonds

  • MS-3-15
  • Collection
  • [1935?]-1940
This fonds consists of correspondence from Arthur Winters of the Anglican Young People’s Association to Almon, and a Theatre Arts Guild rehearsal schedule. Some local theatre programs were also donated with the fonds which have been relocated to the MS 3 Reference materials.

Almon, William, Bruce, Lt. Col.

Financial statements and minutes for the Board of Directors

File contains records relating to the 1987-1988 concert season of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including financial statements and minutes from meetings of the Board of Directors. The file also includes correspondence and a program for a concert by the choir entitled "20th Century Choral Music of England and France," which took place at the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 21, 1988. The file also includes a copy of their ticket control policy and records of choir fees for each member of the choir.

Minutes and other records of the Board of Directors

File consists of records for the 1993-1994 concert season of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including proposed programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings about performances, member lists, the Camerata newsletter, financial statements, reports, and minutes of Board meetings.

Correspondence and records from the Halifax Camerata Singers concert season

File consists of records for the 1994-1995 concert season of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings about performances, and member lists. The file includes records relating to the Camerata Singers CD project and a distribution agreement with Duckworth Distribution Limited/ Atlantica Music and Distribution Limited.

La gloria d'Italia

File contains a program for a concert by the Halifax Camerata Singers and two newspaper clippings of reviews of the concert.
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