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Matinee Musicale records

 Collection
Identifier: S2224

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a complete series of administrative records including board minutes, annual reports, committee reports, financial statements, membership lists. The collection also includes publicity files, programs, photographs, scrapbooks and news clippings.

The collection is open and records are added periodically.

Dates

  • 1900-2002

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Matinee Musicale of Duluth, Minnesota was organized October 6, 1900, at the home of Mrs. A. MacRae with fourteen people present. The object of the organization as recorded in their constitution was "first, to advance the interest and promote the culture of musical art in the city of Duluth; and, second, the musical improvement of its members." It achieved these objectives through biweekly morning programs, afternoon recitals, and an evening series of artist recitals. The artist recitals presented a wide range of music, from Nelson Eddy to Pablo Casals to the Vienna Boys Choir. The organization also brought to Duluth many gifted young performers on the threshold of their careers. Membership in Matinee Musicale was available in categories: Active (performers), Associate (listeners), Student, and Special (people only attending the evening artist recitals).

In 1904, the Chorus Section was instituted of women members. The chorus was re-organized a number of times. In 1907, the Matinee Musicale joined the National Federation of Music Clubs. In 1914 the organization formed a student section. The Manuscript Department was organized in the 1924-1925 season by Margarethe Hokanson. In 1929 or 1930, the Civic All-Star Course of Matinee Musicale was added which had been an independent organization of Mrs. Bertha Richards prior to the Great Depression.

Pablo Casals performed for Matinee Musicale on March 18, 1918, at the First Methodist Episcopal Church (his intended January date was postponed). He performed the Handel Sonata, Dvorak Concerto in B minor opus 104, Boellmann Variations Symphonique, Jean Hure’s Air and Petite Chanson, Sait-Saens’ Allergo Appassianato, Faure’s Papillon, and Popper’s Masourka.

Gregor Piatigorsky performed for Matinee Musical on January 21, 1933 at the Duluth Armory.

Extent

16.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains a complete series of administrative records including board minutes, annual reports, committee reports, financial statements, membership lists. The collection also includes publicity files, programs, photographs, scrapbooks and news clippings.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections S3069 Duluth Music Teachers Association records

Physical Description

16 boxes, 2 oversized

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.
Title
Guide to the Matinee Musicale records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff, P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526