ARTHUR ZACK COLLECTION
Earl K. Long Library
Size: 1 folder
Inclusive dates: ca. 1936 - 1972
Summary: Programs and correspondence relating to New Orleans Civic Symphony Orchestra and its founder Arthur Zack. Consists of photocopies of programs of the New Orleans Civic Symphony Orchestra, October 12, 1936 - March 14, 1938, and correspondence (originals and photocopies) between Cintra S. Austin and the Arthur Zack family, April 11, 1972 - June 25, 1972.
Source: Gift, February 1980
Access: No restrictions
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Zack Collection, Earl K. Long Library,
Zack was born January 24, 1900 in Vilna, Russia. Shortly thereafter his family moved to
In 1936 Zack founded the New Orleans Civic Symphony Orchestra (later renamed the New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra), which held its first performance on May 18 of that year in the Municipal Auditorium. He remained as conductor with the orchestra until 1939. In addition to the orchestra's regular series, he established a special children's series to further musical appreciation among the young. A feature of the latter series was the inclusion of young musicians as guest soloists.
130-1 Correspondence. April 11, 1972 - June 25, 1972.
130-2 New Orleans Civic Symphony Orchestra programs (October 12, 1936 - March 14, 1938) history of the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra.
Austin, Cintra S.