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Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.).
Title:Northeastern University concert recordings
Call Number:A53
Volume:8 cubic ft.
Scope and Content Note:The bulk of this collection is composed of audio reel-to-reel recordings of the Music at Noon Concert Series, which includes performances by student and professional bands. There are also several recordings of the Northeastern University Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Choral Society. Recordings from the Concert Arts Orchestra of Boston are also present, along with various other concerts held in or around Northeastern University. The Music at Northeastern University Series and the Northeastern University Concert Series are also represented here, with a number of recordings from 1979-1981.
Historical Note:The Music at Noon Concert Series at Northeastern University began in 1962 to allow students to perform music informally in front of an audience. It was initiated by Professor Roland Nadeau, then Chairman of the Music Department. In 1964, Professor Tesson took over the program and expanded it to include a wide variety of music. In 1968, Northeastern University formally adopted a budget for the Music at Noon program, thus allowing it to host concerts by professional musicians as well as student bands. There have been three orchestras over the course of Northeastern University's history. The first one began in 1914 and continued to perform until the 1940s. The orchestra represented in this collection began in ca. 1965, under the direction of Professor William Tesson. Although Tesson resigned in 1977, the orchestra continued to play until the 1980s when it was disbanded. The third orchestra was formed in the 1990s under the leadership of Allen Feinstein.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically then chronologically.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Bands
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Choral Organizations
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Orchestras
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Songs and Music

  • Music -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by John Fienberg, October 2004