|Title||Alberto Salvi, The World's Greatest Concert Harpist"|
|Dates of Creation||
February 20, 1922
|Scope & Content||A program by Alberto Salvi, "the world's greatest concert harpist", Monday, February 20th, 1922, under the auspices of Thursday Morning Music Club, Roanoke, Virginia. The booklet is filled with advertisements from area businesses. The program was printed by Union Printing & Manufacturing Company in Roanoke, Virginia.|
|Year Range from||1922|
|Year Range to||1922|
Thursday Morning Music Club
The Thursday Morning Music Club was organized February 20, 1908 by the merger of six Roanoke music clubs. The Thursday Morning Music Club sponsored its first concert in 1909 and its first concert series in 1916 with season tickets costing $4 to $6.
It started Roanoke's first civic choral group, the Mendelssohn Choral Club, in 1923, and broadcasted the Roanoke Valley's first live weekly classical radio shows in the 1930s.
During the 1960s and '70s, the club's concert series was a popular social and musical event and featured such artists as the symphony orchestras of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and New Amsterdam.
Such performers as the Von Trapp Family Singers, Pablo Casals, Van Cliburn, Boston Pops with Arthur Fiedler, Jerome Hines and the Robert Shaw Chorale also appeared in the series, which ended in 1981.
Club members also formed the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra in 1954.
|Collection||History Museum of Western Virginia|
|Number of images||5|
|Extent of Description||1-program, 28 pages, 6" x 9"|