Charlotte Symphony Orchestra records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of material generated by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and its affiliated organizations, the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte (now the Charlotte Symphony Chorus). The material includes awards won by the orchestra, documentation of the differing organizations' history, work done by the Board of Directors, such as the merger of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra with the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, as well as photographs and news clippings. There is also a large amount of audiovisual items that consist of recordings of classical music and concerts, as well as performances by both the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte from the 1960s to the 2000s.
- circa 1960-2015
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Conditions Governing Access
Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Please contact Special Collections to request the creation of use copies for particular items; requests will be accommodated when possible. The remaining materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra records are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1932 by Spanish conductor Guillermo de Roxlo with fifteen musicians. In 1993, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra merged with the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, which allowed the organizations to collaborate more effectively and produce larger productions. The Orchestra also maintains the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, composed of younger musicians that offers its own schedule of concerts throughout the season, including a side-by-side performance with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra has grown to be the largest arts employer in the central Carolinas, with 62 full-time musicians and about 100 performances each season, including the popular Summer Pops at Symphony Park and Magic of Christmas concerts.
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Collection documenting the work of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte (now the Charlotte Symphony Chorus). Contains concert programs, news clippings, photographs, press releases and by-laws. Additionally, there is a large amount of audiovisual material, including reel-to-reel recordings, record albums, cassettes, CDs and VHS.
The collection is arranged into a box-level inventory based on original order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Virginia Brown (on behalf of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra) in 2017.
Box-level inventory created by Andrew Pack, 2017.
- Charlotte Symphony Orchestra records
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