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Northeastern University concert recordings

Identifier: A053


The Music at Noon Concert Series at Northeastern University began in 1962 to allow students to perform music informally in front of an audience. It was initiated by Professor Roland Nadeau, then Chairman of the Music Department. In 1964, Professor Tesson took over the program and expanded it to include a wide variety of music. In 1968, Northeastern University formally adopted a budget for the Music at Noon program, thus allowing it to host concerts by professional musicians as well as student bands. There have been three orchestras over the course of Northeastern University's history. The first one began in 1914 and continued to perform until the 1940s. The orchestra represented in this collection began in ca. 1965, under the direction of Professor William Tesson. Although Tesson resigned in 1977, the orchestra continued to play until the 1980s when it was disbanded. The third orchestra was formed in the 1990s under the leadership of Allen Feinstein.


  • Creation: 1972-1988


Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.


8 cubic feet



System of Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically then chronologically.

Physical Location


Finding aid for the Northeastern University Concert Recordings
Finding aid prepared by John Fienberg
October 2004
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US