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Concert season : 1980-1981

File includes programs for the 1980-1981 concert season:

  • Guest composer-conductor Luciano Berio (Walter Hall ; October 3, 1980)
  • Guest composer and performers Studio Experimentele Muziek (Walter Hall ; October 26, 1980)
  • Guest composer Heinz Holliger (Walter Hall ; November 8, 1980)
  • Guest composer György Ligeti (Walter Hall ; January 31, 1981)
  • Guest composers Joji Yuasa and Leo Brouwer (Walter Hall ; February 14, 1981)
  • Guest composer-performer William Albright (Walter Hall ; March 6, 1981)
  • Guest performer Michiko Hirayama (Walter Hall ; April 4, 1981)
  • Guest composer-performer Vinko Globokar (Walter Hall ; April 25, 1981).

The concert season also included an Autumn Nova Concert Series in collaboration with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO):

  • Contemporary Hungarian Music performed by Array with Janos Sandor (September 7, 1980)
  • Two solos recitals with Marc Widner, pianist and James Macdonald, horn (September 14, 1980)
  • The Composers' Brass Group with trumpet soloist John Aley (September 19, 1980)
  • Recital by William Aide, pianist with the Galliard Ensemble (September 21, 1980).

The mini-series, co-sponsored by the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto at Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, included eight events:

  • Luciano Berio lectures on his music (October 2, 1980)
  • Guest composer-performer Henri Pousseur and l'Ensemble Musique Nouvelle (October 25, 1980)
  • Hugh Davies (November 20, 1980)
  • György Ligeti (January 30, 1981)
  • Yoji Yuasa (February 13, 1981)
  • John Cage lecture : "James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp and Erik Satie : Alphabet" (March 5, 1981)
  • Michiko Hirayama lecture on the music of Giacinto Scelsi (April 3, 1981)
  • Vinko Globokar (April 24, 1981).

Tripe Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll 00050A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1838 - 1950

This collection is comprised of correspondence, documents, photographs and art works, and genealogical materials from England, India, the U.S.A, Cuba, the Philippines, and Canada, dating from 1838-1999, and related to Alfred Tripe (1818-1854), his sister Emily (Tripe) James (1817-1850), their first cousin Mary Broad (Tripe) De Rusett (1820-1898), and their relatives and descendants. Correspondence includes an extended series written 1866-1903 by William Francis James, highlighted by letters during his service with Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba in 1898. Nineteenth-century images include four art works, 100 cartes-de-visite and thirty-three cabinet or larger size family portraits. The genealogical material consists of a comprehensive Tripe pedigree compiled in the 1980s and 1990s, a James Family Tree c1880, and four related pedigrees. The collection also documents the development of a family fairy tale, composed in India in 1878, edited in England c1914, and fully illustrated in Canada in 1992.

Tripe Family

New Music Concerts fonds

  • CA OTUFM 19
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1998

Fonds consists of the administrative records of New Music Concerts (NMC), from its first concert in 1972 to 1998. Records consist of administrative and financial records, including correspondence with composers, performers, and concert venues, budgets, grant applications, and board meeting minutes; concert planning documents, including touring records; and promotion and publicity documents, including programs, brochures, posters, reviews, advertisements, and press releases. The fonds also includes select audio and video recordings of NMC concerts.

New Music Concerts

Emmy Heim fonds

  • CA OTUFM 58
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1954

Fonds consists of Emmy Heim's lecture notes for the Toronto Conservatory of Music (TCM) and Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (RCMT), correspondence, programs, posters, and a photograph. The correspondence includes letters from E.G. Dentay, Margaret G. Skipworth (Lady Margaret Hall), and Victor Zuckerkandl.

Heim, Emmy

Other performance records

Subseries contains a certificate for Elizabeth Benson Guy's performance at Expo '67; her biography and repertoire list (April 1966); festival adjudicator's comments from her participation in the Kiwanis Music Festival (n.d.); and, a poster from a concert that she gave at Saint John High School on January 21, 1969.

Family records

Series consists of materials pertaining to Elizabeth Benson Guy's family, including funeral service programs, obituaries, newspaper clippings, and articles by her husband John Dentay. Series also contains a letter from Tom Guy to Sarah Louise Guy (1893-1964) (Elizabeth Benson Guy's parents).

Performance records

Series contains of materials relating to Elizabeth Benson Guy's performance career, consisting predominantly of programs and reviews of her performances.

Elizabeth Benson Guy fonds

  • CA OTUFM 60
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2010, predominant 1947-1979

Fonds consists of the personal and professional papers of Elizabeth Benson Guy, including correspondence, photographs, programs, reviews, press notices.

Benson-Guy, Elizabeth

Concerts with other performers

File consists of programs from concerts that Elizabeth Benson Guy likely attended. Some programs (i.e., program for a performance in Berlin on April 5, 1921) were collected by Benson Guy, but she did not attend the performance. Some programs are autographed.

Reviews and press notices

Series includes newspaper clippings of reviews and notices pertaining to Elizabeth Benson Guy, including a scrapbook compiled by Fred Guilldford of the Nova Scotia Opera Association (1948).


Series consists of personal and professional correspondence sent to Elizabeth Benson Guy, and her husband John Dentay. In addition to correspondence with music organizations, universities, and concert venues arranging performance, the series includes letters from Andreas Barban, Maria Kurenko, and Lotte Leonard. Series also includes correspondence relating to her debut at Carnegie Hall (May 10, 1959); her 1967 European tour, which included her debut at Wigmore Hall (October 31, 1967); and the Elizabeth Benson Guy seat endowment at Massey Hall (1979, 1982).


Series consists of programs for concerts that Elizabeth Benson Guy performed in, attended, or collected the program from.

Awards and honours

Series consists of materials relating to awards and honours received by Greta Kraus, including the Toronto Arts Award (1990), the Order of Ontario (1991), and the Order of Canada (1993). Materials include correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings and other press releases, and photographs. The series also includes two VHS tapes with recordings of the Order of Ontario ceremony (May 8, 1991) and the Toronto Arts Awards (August 15, 1990).

Greta Kraus fonds

  • CA OTUFM 59
  • Fonds
  • 1898-2006, predominant 1938-1997

Fonds consists of the personal and professional papers of Greta Kraus, including correspondence, photographs, programs, and some materials relating to the Kraus family.

Kraus, Greta


Series consists of personal and professional letters, postcards, and greeting cards sent to Greta Kraus. Series includes correspondence from Carl Bamberg, Emmy Heim, Jules Heim, Margarethe Kraus (mother), Sigrid Kraus, Dr. Walther Kraus (brother), Dr. Wilhelm Kraus (father), F. Langen, Lotte Leonard, Lois Marshall, Denise Restout, William Schabas, Irene Serkin, Rudolf Serkin, Teresa Stratas, Fritz Waldstein, Hans Weiss, Manfred Willfort, and Victor Zuckerkandl.

Family and personal papers

Series consists of materials pertaining the Greta Kraus' family and her personal life. Items include the Meldungsbuch for Margarethe Müller (Greta's mother) from the University of Vienna (1898-1902); a Fink family tree and family history, compiled (in German) by Dr. Hermann Mark, 1996 (Greta Kraus' maternal grandmother was Amalie Fink); the order of service for Erwin G. Dentay's funeral (husband, d. September 29, 1973); draft articles by her brother Dr. Walther Kraus (in German); the funeral notice for Dr. Walther Kraus; Greta Kraus' travel diary (1941, 1945); and her passports. Series also includes handwritten testimonials (Zeugnis) of Miss. Anderson (1912, 1914), a student of Mrs. Mackenzie-Wood, from Dr. [Jean] Paul Ertel, music critic for the Berliner Lokal-Anzeiger.

Performance records

Series contains a programs from concerts that Greta Kraus performed in or attended, lecture notes on the topic of "the art of singing", newspaper clippings relating to Kraus or her family, and audio recordings of three concerts. The programs include the memorial tribute to Greta Kraus in Walter Hall (May 8, 1998) and "The Greta Kraus Schubertiad" produced by the Aldeburgh Connection (May 9, 2006 at the Glenn Gould Studio). Recordings include the memorial tribute; a concert produced by the Aldeburgh Connection ("Greta's Choice, January 16, 1994); and, "Celebrating Greta Kraus" (September 23, 1993). The series also contains a summary of her principal career dates, and two articles written by Thomas Hathaway: "Greta Kraus: 'A Crazy Career - Upside Down from A to Z'" and "What is a Song, How do You Sing it and What is Tradition all About?: Lois Marshall and Greta Kraus on Music-Making."

Karen Mulhallen Papers

1999 Accession:

A collection of draft manuscripts, notes and correspondence pertaining to her book, In The Era of Acid Rain, Windsor, Ont. : Black Moss Press, 1993. Also includes correspondence with Virgil Burnett, a draft of Simon Louvich's "Cosmic Follies", and galleys and rejected submissions for Descant.

2000 Accession: Materials relating to the editing and publication of Descant, the literary journal edited by Karen Mulhallen. Includes author correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, proofs, cover proofs, promotional materials, and financial and administrative documents (1989-2000). Also included are material pertaining to other editing work Mulhallen has done, manuscripts, proofs, notes and correspondence pertaining to her book The Grace of Private Passage. Windsor, Ont.: Black Moss Press, 2000, and gifts to her.

2001 Accession:

Materials relating to the editing and publication of Descant, 1987-2001. Includes author correspondence, manuscripts, manuscripts on diskettes, proofs, production and research notes, and office, subscription and distribution documents.

Mulhallen, Karen

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