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Denver Symphony Orchestra



The Denver Symphony Orchestra became an all professional orchestra in 1945. Saul Caston came from the PHiladelphia to be the conductor and music director. The same year, the Denver Symphony Guild was established. Bess Laderman, wife of Rabbi Manual Laderman, was a long-time member of the Guild and president in 1969. The Colorado Symphony was established in 1989 as successor to the Denver Symphony Orchestra. The Denver Symphony Association filed for bankruptcy in May 1989 and cancelled the rest of the season. Earlier name was Civic Symphony Orchestra (Denver, Colo.).

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Amahl and the Night Visitors , 1960

Identifier: D037.02.0003.0029

File contains 3 posed photos of the production "Amahl and the Night Visitors." None of the photos are of dances. File also includes 3 house programs, and notes given to the choreographer for the production.

Dates: 1960

An Evening of Tribute, 1979

Identifier: B429.03.0015.0025

File contains concert tickets to An Evening of Tribute, a program, and a clipping.

Dates: 1979

Board of Trustees and Committees, 1964-1989

Identifier: B430.02.0001.0009

File contains Denver Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, Guild and committee materials, including minutes, reports, correspondence, newsletters, and lists.

Dates: 1964-1989

Box 330: Framed "La Boheme" Poster, 1976

 File — Frame M123.0330: Series M123.04 [Barcode: U186024329109]
Identifier: M123.04.0330

(1) framed artwork, hand drawn by unknown artist, poster for the 1976 festival production of 'La Boheme' by the Central City Opera House at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Dates: 1976

Civic Symphony Orchestra of Denver in Rehearsal, 1938 November 25

Identifier: B063.02.0030.0008.00001

The members of the Civic Symphony Orchestra of Denver are on stage with their instruments for rehearsal on November 25, 1938. In the top left corner is an insert photograph of the conductor, Horace Tureman. Some members are identified in the margins: George Wagner, Harold Potashnick, Sam Chernick, Lewis Chernoff, Henry Ginsberg, Ethel Bernstone, and Eli Trustman.

Dates: 1938 November 25

Civilizing the West: Early Colorado Jews in the Arts, 2011

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00010

Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.

Dates: 2011

Concerts, 1951-1989

Identifier: B430.02.0001.0016

File contains programs and flyers for seasonal and individual flyers.

Dates: 1951-1989

Denver Symphony Guild, 1950-1989

Identifier: B430.02
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains personal materials, including biographical information, certificates, correspondence, Hachodesh: Women's Branch of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, and Denver Health Redication of the bas relief of Rabbi Manuel Laderman. It contains materials and histories of the Denver Symphony guild, including files on fundraising, concerts and commitees headed by Bess Laderman. There are materials on Denver's Sister City of Karmiel, which Bess Laderman created...
Dates: 1950-1989

Denver Symphony Society, 1964-1975

Identifier: B429.02.0009.0021
Scope and Contents

Contains copies of programs, correspondence, fundraising reports, By-laws, and Board of Trustees lists.

Dates: 1964-1975

Denver Symphony Society, 1964-1971

Identifier: B430.02.0001.0010

File contains Denver Symphony Society Board of Trustees materials, including bylaws, minutes, reports, and membership lists. Rabbi Manual Laderman was a member of the Board of Trustees.

Dates: 1964-1971