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Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music Records

An inventory of its records at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRR
Date: 11 Oct 2006

Biographical History

The Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, founded by Syracuse professor of music and violinist Louis Krasner, has been in operation since 1950. The SFCM brings acclaimed chamber musicians to the H.W. Smith Concert Hall in Jamesville for a series of six concerts each year from October through April. Past performers include the Ying Quartet, Gryphon Trio, Tokyo String Quartet, and Concertante.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music Records comprises the files of the Syracuse (New York) music society. It includes clippings, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, financial records, fundraising information, grant applications, minutes, printed material, programs, and audio recordings as well as material related to the organization's 40th anniversary celebration.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also has the records of the Syracuse Society for New Music as well as the records of Clark Music Company, a local manufacturer of pianos and organs, and Professor Louis Krasner's Collection of Bookplates and Ephemera.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music


Chamber music
Concert programs
Music -- Performance -- New York (State) -- Syracuse
Music -- Societies, etc.


Syracuse (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life
Syracuse (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs

Genres and Forms

Financial records.
Minutes (administrative records)
Programs (documents)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dorothea P. Nelson and Fritz Rohrlich, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music board members

Table of Contents

Audio Recordings