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Collection TitleCL 65 Thursday Morning Musicales CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:July 2009
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by the members of the Thursday Morning Musicales in 2009.
Terms:Concerts; Elmira (N.Y.); Music; Music - Societies, etc.
Historical:Thursday Morning Musicales-The Thursday Morning Musicales was founded in 1908 with the stated goals of encouraging the serious study of music among its members and bringing music to Elmira.  To that end, the club meets Thursday mornings for music recitals and lectures.  Additionally, the group also served as the local sponsor for the Community Concert Association which brought performers from around the country and around the world to Elmira.  Since 1963, the Thursday Morning Musicales have awarded the Georgianna Palmer Scholarship to local youths intending to study music in college. 
Scope:The Thursday Morning Musicales Collection includes yearbooks from 1950 to 2005; programs from the 1930s through the 1980s; Financial and administrative documents from the 1990s to 2008; and scrapbooks from 1908 to the 1980s.
Extent2.5 linear feet
Date Span1908-2008
AbstractThis collection contains material from the Thursday Morning Musicales. 

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Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1978 - Lucy Banner, November 16; Holiday Tea with Fred Gardner & Adele Ritzie, December 7.Programs011308
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1979 - Edward L. Whittenhall & Bert Gabel, March 15; Ruth Ann Harmon, April 19; Linda Morgan-Ellison, September 13; The Moscow Pops, November 8. Programs011309
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1980 - Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, January 13; Membership Program, Feburary 21.Programs011401
Program - Thursday Morning Musicales present Susan E. Amisano, Gladys M. Green & Marion Sutton, Clemens Center, April 22, 1982.Program011402
Program & Menu - Thursday Morning Musicales 75th Anniversary Annual Spring Luncheon and Program, Elmira County Club, May 17, 1984.Program011403
Elmira Community Concert Association programs, dates unknown - Ethel Bartlett & Rae Robertson Recital Music for Two Pianos; Todd Duncan, baritone. Programs011501
Program - Elmira Community Concert Association presents Jose Iturbi, piano recital, January 5, 1937.Program011502
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1939 - The Cleveland Orchestra with Artur Rodzinski conductor, February 16; Bali & Java Dancers with Devi Dja and the Gamelan Native Orchestra, November 9. Programs011503
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1940 - Marian Anderson, January 18; Guiomar Novaes & James Melton, February 29; Igor Gorin & Gregor Piatigorsky, November 14; National Symphony Orchestra with Hans Kindler conducting, December 12.Programs011504
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1941 - Vitya Vronsky & Victor Babin, January 16; John Charles Thomas, December 4.Programs011505
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1942 - Josef Hofmann, February 5; Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with Fabien Sevitzky conducting, February 25; The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, March 26; La Boheme, October 8; Zino Francescatti, November 19.Programs011506
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1943 - Concert Schedule 1943-44 Season; Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, February 8; Richard Crooks, April 1; Columbia All-Star Opera Quartet, October 7; Adolf Busch & Rudolf Serkin, October 28.Programs011507
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1944 - Concert Schedule 1944-45 Season; the Cleveland Orchestra with Dr. Frank Black conducting, February 10; Dorothy Maynor, March 30; Helen Traubel, November 16.Programs011508
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1945 - The Cleveland Orchestra with Vladimir Golschmann conducting, February 15; Ethel Bartlett & Rae Robertson, March 15; William Primrose, November 15; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Reginald Stewart conducting, December 6. Programs011509
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1946 - Paul Draper & Larry Adler, January 17; Bidu Sayao, February 14; Christopher Lynch, November 7; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Reginald Stewart conducting, December 12.Programs011510
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1947 - Heifetz, February 16; Vera Appleton & Michael Field, March 13; Sascha Gorodnitzki, October 22-23; the Saint Louis Sinfonietta with Paul Schreiber conducting. Programs011511
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1949 - de Paur's Infantry Chorus, January 12-13; Artur Rubinstein, March 16-17; Nan Merriman, November 3-4; Italo Tajo, November 9-10; Erica Morini, November 30-December 1. Programs011512
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1950 - The Philharmonic Piano Quartet, February 15-16; Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, March 15-16.Programs011601
Program - Elmira Community Concert Association presents The First Piano Quartet, 1951-52 season.Program011602
Program - Elmira Community Concert Association presents Jerome Hines, September 29, 1966. Program011603
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1975 - Peter Nero, October 1; Garge Republicaine Band of Paris with Roger Boutry conducting, November 19.Programs011604
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1976 - Branko Krsmanovich Chorus of Yugoslavia with Bogdan Babich conducting, January 13; the Houston Symphony with Lawrence Foster conducting, April 27; Arthur Whittemore & Jack Lowe duo pianists, October 5; Karan Armstrong & Richard Fredricks, October 21; the New Christy Minstrels, November 23. Programs011605
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1977 - Minnesota Orchestra with Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducting, April 18; Anna Moffo, November 29.Programs011606
Elmira Community Concert Association programs 1978 - Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, April 26; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Segiu Comissiona conducting, November 8. Programs011607
Thursday Morning Musicales application for a New York State Council of the Arts grant and associated material, 1978. Document011701
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