New Orleans Friends of Music (New Orleans, La.) | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: New Orleans Friends of Music (New Orleans, La.)
Historical Note: Dr. Ernest Bueding conceived and organized the New Orleans Friends of Music in 1956. As a professor at Louisiana State University, Dr. Bueding attracted a small group of people, many from the medical profession, in creating a chamber music society to bring in visiting artists. With the aid of a grant from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation of the Library of Congress, the group presented its first concert on Jan. 27, 1956. Concerts have regularly been held at Dixon Hall on the Tulane University campus. Volunteers have traditionally assumed all responsibilities; sources of income include private donations and memberships.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 389
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