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Minas Christian Papers


Minas Christian Papers
Christian, Minas
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

A conductor and violinist, Minas Christian (1921-1989) served as the conductor and music director of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra in Evansville, IN from 1953 to 1979. During his tenure he helped create many of the orchestras programs and organizations, including county and Tri-State youth concerts, the Evansville Chorus, pop concerts, the Philharmonic Guild, and the orchestras first subscription series. In addition, he made guest appearances both as a conductor and as a performer with many international orchestras. The collection consists of correspondence, most notably with Aaron Copland, documents concerning the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, one published pamphlet, manuscript scores and photographs documenting his musical career.

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Minas Christian Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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