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What makes it great? Swing! The Great Bands of the Swing Era

Rob Kapilow ; the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra ; Gordon Foote, director
Event details:

  • Introduction
  • Jumpin’ at the Woodside / Count Basie : analysis
  • Jumpin’ at the Woodside / Count Basie : performance
  • In the Mood / Glenn Miller : analysis
  • In the Mood / Glenn Miller : performance
  • Begin the Beguine / Artie Shaw : analysis
  • Begin the Beguine / Artie Shaw : performance
  • Concerto for Cootie / Duke Ellington : analysis
  • Concerto for Cootie / Duke Ellington : performance
  • Sing, Sing, Sing / Benny Goodman/Louis Prima : analysis
  • Sing, Sing, Sing / Benny Goodman/Louis Prima : performance
  • Question and Answer
  • [Encore : Airmail Special / Louie Bellson, arranged by Tommy Newsom]

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). President's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2021
  • Fonds
  • 1897-2017

Fonds includes records from the terms of:
Nathanael Burwash (1887-1913), Richard P. Bowles (1913-1930), Edward Wilson Wallace (1930-1941), Walter Theodore Brown (1941–1949), Harold Bennett (1949-1950), A. B. B. Moore (1950-1970), John Edwin Hodgetts (1970-1973), Goldwin S. French (1973-1987), Eva Kushner (1987-1994), Roseann Runte (1994-2001), and Paul Gooch (2001-2015).

It consists of the following series:
General correspondence, 1907-2005; General subject files, 1897-1970; Records relating to the Board of Regents, 1912-2008; Records relating to the Senate, 1954-2008; Records relating to the Victoria College Council, 1928-2008; Records relating to the academic administration, 1915-2013; Records relating to the financial administration, 1905-2000; Records relating to awards, 1918-2005; Records relating to student assistance, 1916-1976; Records relating to students, 1915-2007; Records relating to alumni, 1928-2008; Records relating to functions, 1913-2010; Records relating to the University of Toronto, 1929-2011; Records relating to the United Church of Canada, 1928-2001; Records relating to gifts, 1897-1973; Records relating to the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 1981-2006; Records relating to fund raising, 1974-2008; Records relating to Emmanuel College, 1968-2008; Records relating to Victoria College, 1975-2012; Records relating to Victoria University, 1968-2008; Records related to the Chancellor and Chancellor's Council of Victoria University; and Records relating to Senior Administrative Meetings (SAM), 2001-2007.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). President's Office

Photographs

  • CA ON00347 10
  • Collection
  • 1858 - 2015

The University of St. Michael's College Photographs Collection features 1700 photographs. Included in the Collection are photographs of the St. Michael's College campus and buildings, staff and faculty, students, alumni, College events, and graduation composites featuring collected graduation portraits of graduating students. Some photographs depict University of Toronto events and buildings, other schools and organizations with a relationship with St. Michael's College, and photographs of events attended by the Basilian Fathers. Also included in the Collection are photo albums created by faculty and alumni, and photographs donated by alumni and former faculty.

Gospel Choir

Performed by Gospel Choir ; Darren Hamilton, director.
Event details:

  • Expect The Great
  • Wade In The Water (Soloist: Ismene Papadopoulou)
  • It’s Me, It’s Me (Standing in the Need of Prayer) (Soloist: Kayla Falkenholt)
  • Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child (Soloists: Ismene Papadopoulou and Briana Lee)
  • The Lord Is Blessing Me
  • Faith (Soloists: George Kobty and Vannessa Gadoutsis)
  • Can’t Give Up Now (Soloists: Briana Lee, Anna Chung and Phoebe Wong)
  • Better

Correspondence

Series consists of personal correspondence as well as official correspondence of the Principal of Emmanuel College and letters of tribute to Alfred Gandier.

Addresses

Professor Richards has been a popular speaker at conferences, symposia, and lecture series, and also on radio and television. Many of his addresses and presentations are listed in his curriculum vitae under ‘Invited lectures’, ‘Conferences and symposia’, and ‘Radio and television’. In this series, these categories are intermingled and the addresses are filed chronologically. Not all of the addresses are present; some are filed in other series. And others have not been located. For example, there are no addresses for 1985 and only one (1992) between 1989 and 1995.

Professor Richards’ earliest listed television appearance was on CTV’s ‘University of the Air’ series (1982), in a five-part presentation on “Understanding architecture”. It is also his only television or radio presentation documented here. The series ends with an address by Robert Fulford at University College in 1991 on the impact of The death and life of great American cities 30 years after its publication.

Alberto Guerrero fonds

  • CA OTUFM 07
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1990, predominant 1906-1937

Fonds consists of compositions, programs and reviews, photographs and family documents.

Guerrero, Alberto

Jan Matejcek

File consists of correspondence between Oskar Morawetz (1917-2007) and Jan Matejcek (1926-2017), including correspondence regarding the 1994 SOCAN award; an audio recording of immigration discussions between Morawetz and Matejcek; recordings of performances of Zpěv naděje (Singing of hope) and Symfonietta-chvalozpěv (Sinfonietta-hymn) by Jan Hanuš; Matejcek’s compilation of Morawetz’s jokes from conversations and lectures; and, Matejcek’s history of BMI Canada Ltd. and PROCAN (Performing Rights Organization of Canada). File also contains a transcripts from radio broadcasts on the Czech composer Alois Hába, from Devega Edizioni Musicali.

Matějček, Jan

Arthur E. Fisher

File consists of a booklet on Arthur E. Fisher, including details from his Curriculum Vitae, a biography (written June 1896), samples of his musical compositions, extracts of articles written by Fisher, press notices, and a photograph of his studio.

Talivaldis Kenins

File consists of copies of newspaper articles and programs featuring Talivaldis Kenins. The file includes copies of a recommendation letters from Nadia Boulanger and Henri Dutilleux.

Victor Feldbrill

File consists of a copy of an interview with the Canadian conductor and violinist Victor Feldbrill (b. 1924), conducted by Gwen Storr.

Helmut Max Kallmann

File consists of a copy of the speech given by Dean John Beckwith of the Faculty of Music to the Chancellor of the University for the award of the degree Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) to Helmut Max Kallmann at the University of Toronto Convocation 1971.

Harvey Olnick

File consists of correspondence sent to Harvey Olnick from Elizabeth Hazelton Haight, Anton Kuerti, Claude Bissell, R. Murray Schafer, Robert Aitken, and Harry Somers.

Luigi von Kunits

File consists of a photograph of Luigi von Kunits by the Van Eeden Studio (Toronto) and a photograph of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with von Kunits conducting (ca. 1923-1931). The file also contains the following score:

  • Souvenir de Moscou : op. 6 : for violin and piano by Henri Wieniawski (Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, [191-?]), with annotations and autograph by Kunits
  • Kunits' cadenza to Brahms' Violin Concerto, op. 77 (handwritten, "property of [Eugene] Kash")
  • Popular Songs : transcription by Kunits (containing "Scenes that are brightest"from Maritana by W.V. Wallace, transcribed for [solo violin?] and piano).

John Beckwith

File consists of copies of newspaper articles and programs featuring John Beckwith, as well as a pamphlet from BMI Canada Limited on the composer, and two programs from performances by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with program notes by Beckwith.

Oskar Morawetz

File consists of programs and posters for concerts featuring works by Oskar Morawetz, and copies of newspaper articles, correspondence, and programs. The file includes copies of letters from Coretta Scott King, regarding the Morawetz's compositions written in tribute to her husband Martin Luther King, Jr.; from Rose Kennedy regarding Morawetz's composition written in memory of her son John F. Kennedy; from Edward Johnson regarding the dedication of Morawetz's composition "Land of Dreams"; and from Otto Frank regarding the premiere of Morawetz's "From the Diary of Anne Frank." A copy of the vocal score for "From the Diary of Anne Frank" is also included in the file, with a handwritten dedication from the composer to Jean Lavender, inscribed "with best wishes and many thanks for building the Music Library at the Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto."

The file also includes the following photographs:

  • Sergei Prokofiev and Mstislav Rostropovich (autographed in 1972 by Rostropovich; photo from 1952)
  • Oskar Morawetz and Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Otto Frank (with dedication dated 1972 to Morawetz)
  • Oskar Morawetz and Zubin Mehta
  • Martin Luther King and family (with dedication to Morawetz)

John Weinzweig

File consists of copies of newspaper articles and programs featuring John Weinzweig and a copy of a memorandum from CBC AM Radio regarding two radio shows on Weinzweig (1973). Weinzweig (1913-2006) taught at the Faculty of Music in the University of Toronto from 1952 until his retirement in 1978.

Godfrey Ridout

File consists of programs that included performances of pieces by Godfrey Ridout and copies of newspaper clippings about Ridout. Ridout (1918-1984) began teaching at the Toronto Conservatory of Music in 1940, before joining the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto (1948-1982).

Norman Wilks

File consists of two copies of a speech given by Sir Ernest MacMillan at the unveiling of a portrait of Norman Wilks (1885-1944), who taught at the Toronto Conservatory of Music (1928-1944). The file also contains a clipping of the newspaper article "'Met' head to accept Conservatory portrait" regarding the acceptance of the portrait by Edward Johnson on behalf of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.

James Paton Clarke

File consists of correspondence between Helmut Kallman and Ethelwyn Harlow (University Archivist) regarding Kallman's research and subsequent article on James Paton Clarke (1807 or 1808 to 1881), written for The Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB).

Ukulele instruction manual, tablature, and sheet music

File contains a typescript manuscript of a pedagogical book on instruction for the ukulele, Advanced Tutor for the Ukulele written by Norman Samuel; the book was never published. The file also includes a copy of the sheet music "On a Honey Spree" by Georgia M. Dotson and related correspondence between the composer and Samuel (a consulting engineer in Toronto), regarding the addition of ukulele chords to the song, and the tablature for "Petski Rag" for ukulele by Norman Samuel (dated in Toronto on September 10, 1956).

Toronto music life collection

  • CA OTUFM 03
  • Collection
  • 1877-1994

Collection consists of materials relating to musical life in Toronto, Ontario. The collection includes photographs of various Canadian and European musicians, including various photographs of Canadian Opera Company productions from the late 1980s and early 1990s, autographs from various opera singers and musicians from the late-nineteenth century, three scrapbooks with newspaper clippings and programs, and a collection of songs published in the Toronto Evening Telegram at the end of the nineteenth century.

University of Toronto Music Library

Chamber Players of Toronto

Sinfonia in D major / Albinoni -- Cello concerto in C major / Haydn (Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, cello) -- Variations on a Canadian folk song for string orchestra (premiere) / Keith Bissell -- Concerto in B-flat major for violin and cello / Vivaldi (Victor Martin, violin ; Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, cello) -- Suite of ancient airs and dances no. 3 / Respighi.

Chamber Players of Toronto

Christmas concerto / Torelli -- Serenade for strings op. 20 / Elgar -- Concerto for 4 violins in D major / Vivaldi -- Divertimento for strings / Morawetz -- Rumanian folk dances / Bartok

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