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Resources for Orchestra Conductors at the Library of Congress

Concert Programs

Concert Program, The Orchestra of America. March 22, 1961. Roman Totenberg Papers. Library of Congress Music Division.

Concert program research is an invaluable way for conductors to gain knowledge about the history of orchestral concert programming, including repertoire trends, world and regional premieres, concerto soloists, and careers of conductors. Concert programs also complement study of historical concert recordings as written records of musical events.

The Music Division holds printed concert programs from around the world with a particular strength in American symphony orchestras from the 19th-20th centuries in local to internationally-renowned venues. The Music Division's orchestral concert programs include complete and partial runs cataloged by ensemble; individually cataloged concert programs, such as for famous soloists; and concert programs of festivals, societies, and organizations. These items may be identified through the LC Online Catalog and the Performing Arts Reading Room card catalog (on-site only).

Additional concert programs are available within the papers of individuals and organizations and may be found by searching across published special collection finding aids.

Explore the selected list of cataloged concert programs below.

Selected Resources

Titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.