Collection ASM0101 - Charles Ives Centennial Festival records

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Charles Ives Centennial Festival records


  • 1960-1989 (Creation)
  • 1973-1975 (Creation)


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The Charles Ives Centennial Festival was held in Miami in 1974-1975 to honor the centenary of Ives, a noteworthy American modernist Composer who lived from 1874-1954.

The festival was sponsored by the University of Miami. F. Warren O'Reilly served as the administrator, David Ewen was the Artistic Coordinator, and John Kirkpatrick and Nicolas Slonimsky were Artistic Consultants. Third Century, Miami's Bicentennial organization, was also involved. From 1974-1975, over 70% of Ives' music was performed by 30 participating organizations for an audience of over 90,000 people. In 1976, another 10% of the Ives catalog was performed during Miami's Festival of American Music.

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This collection contains the records of the Charles Ives Centennial Festival that took place in Miami in 1974, celebrating the composer's 100th birthday. The collection includes correspondence that documents the planning process, programs for events celebrating Ives in Miami and elsewhere, articles and reviews, photographs, and official documentation.

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This collection is open for research.

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Items from this collection are kept on-campus and may be requested from the first floor Kislak Center in the Otto G. Richter Library at University of Miami.

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Charles Ives Centennial Festival Records Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

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  • English

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