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New York Symphony Minutes of the Board of Directors, 1878 -1893, Folder 1 of 2, Oct 15, 1878 - Mar 12, 1884

Photocopies of handwritten minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors of the Symphony Society of New York, October 1878 - March 1893, presented to the New York Public Library by Richard W. G. Welling, 30 January 1931; Lists of Directors and Officers of the Symphony Society; First elected President was William H. Draper; Selection of Dr. Leopold Damrosch as Conductor of the orchestra; First Public Reherasal 7 November 1878, First Concert 9 November 1878; Program announcements; Constitution of the Symphony Society; Highly successful American Premiere of Berlioz' "Damnation of Faust" in January 1880 and additional performances to meet public demand; Proposed music festival (not realized until 1891 with opening of Carnegie Hall); President Hilborne L. Roosevelt; Revision of By-Laws and Constitution; Joint concerts with The Oratorio Society of New York; Various premieres
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