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North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra Records

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NORTH SHORE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RECORDS, 1949-1994





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra
Title:North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra Records
Dates:1949/1994
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra records include newspaper clippings, programs, posters, and photographs of orchestra members and guest artists.
Collection Number:MSS 249

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Scope and Content Note

The North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra records include newspaper clippings, programs, posters, and photographs of orchestra members and guest artists.


Historical Sketch

The North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra was originally founded as the Lynn Philharmonic Orchestra in 1946 by a group of fifteen North Shore musicians. The Orchestra assumed the name North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra in the fall of 1947. The Orchestra grew and prospered in its first 25 years under Rolland Tapley, a first violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It was Mr. Tapley who established the tradition of Sunday afternoon concerts frequently featuring soloists of international renown.


After Mr. Tapley's retirement in 1973, his Boston Symphony deskmate Max Hobart was appointed Music Director of the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra; and under Mr. Hobart, the NSPO prospered as the conductor challenged the Orchestra with such works as Verdi's Requiem, Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, which Mr. Hobart led twice, including his farewell performance on May 19, 1996.


In the Orchestra's second half-century, Music Director Robert Lehmann continued the tradition of grand classical performances and community involvement for which the North Shore Philharmonic has become known. Mr. Lehmann succeeds Hisao Watanabe, who served one year as Music Director (1996-1997) before leaving to pursue other musical commitments.


The North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra comprises approximately 65 musicians, mostly volunteers, and includes students, freelance musicians and retirees whose talents and love for the classical repertoire are unmatched. The Orchestra is staffed by an all-volunteer administrative staff which oversees all non-musical aspects of every performance.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Hobart, Max
Tapley, Rolland
Concerts--Essex county
Music--Essex county
Photographs
Symphony orchestras--Essex county
Lynn (Mass.)--Songs and music
Salem (Mass.)--Songs and music

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra Records, MSS 249, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The bulk of this material was donated by Marion Clark on March 27, 1990 (acc #89080) with additions in 1990, 1991, and 1993. Certain items were donated by Robert K. Weis in 1900 and 1991 (acc #90015, 90046, 90059, 90066, 91039, 91048).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Marion Clark, May 1990. Updated by Tamara Gaydos, October 2015.


Related Material

"About the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra." About the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra. North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2015. http://nspo.org/about.php


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