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Marquette Symphony Orchestra records

 Collection — Box: 24-07-01
Identifier: MSS-295

Scope and Contents note

This collection of programs contained in the Marquette Symphony Orchestra records provide information on the materials performed during concerts of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra from 1997 through 2012. This collection is not all-inclusive and the dates of the programs that are present are included with the program titles. These programs are arranged chronologically.


  • 1997-2012


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Marquette Symphony Orchestra records must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Biographical/Historical note

The idea of a regional symphony orchestra took shape in the fall of 1996 with a group of musicians, music lovers, and interested citizens. The Marquette Symphony Orchestra began playing in 1997, and has since performed increasingly difficult pieces with undeniable grace. The Marquette Symphony Orchestra is funded through ticket sales, program advertising sales, and private donations. Audience size ranges from 500-700 per concert. The orchestra plays four concerts in a season – usually September, November, February, and May. Along with setting up the stage and transporting equipment, each concert requires six rehearsals, with separate string rehearsals leading to Friday and Saturday full orchestra gatherings. Of the orchestra’s 72 players, about 60 are from Marquette County, including some public school students. The Marquette Symphony Orchestra provides their only opportunity to play classical music at this level of difficulty. Other key players travel from the Lower Peninsula and northeast Wisconsin.

(The information in this note was obtained from the Marquette Symphony Orchestra website:


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The materials in this collection are arranged chronologically.
Marquette Symphony Orchestra records
Glenda K. Ward
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Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1333 (Fax)


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