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Aloysius Reidinger collection of Baltimore concert programs

Identifier: PIMS-0086

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Scope and Contents

The majority of programs in this collection are of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 1916 to 1950. Special programs of note include programs titled "Concerts for Colored Children" and "Concerts for Colored Adults." One program in this collection is of the Feier des Deutschen Tages from 1890. Although the location of this concert is not indicated in the program, it is likely that it was associated with one of the many German culture appreciation societies that existed in Baltimore at the time. There are also two programs from of the Oratorio Society of Baltimore, dated 1890 and 1891. Additional documents in this collection include clippings about the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra dating from 1965, and an undated, handwritten document about the history of the original Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the 1890s (as distinct from the BSO that began in 1916). Two programs of note are recitals given in Baltimore by Hans von B├╝low in 1890 and Ignacy Jan Paderewski in 1892.


  • Creation: 1890 - 1965


Language of Materials

All materials in English except for one program in German and English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.

Biographical / Historical

Aloysius R. Reidinger was a Peabody Conservatory Summer School student of violin in 1925. He also studied for a Teacher's Certificate in Violin from 1926-1927. His violin teacher was J.C. van Hulsteyn, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Peabody Institute records do not indicate that Reidinger completed his course of study, although his personal relationships with both J.C. van Hulsteyn and Franz Bornschein continued for many years.


0.38 Cubic Feet (1 full-sized letter box)


Collection of programs and clippings related to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Feier des Deutschen Tages, the Oratorio Society of Baltimore from 1890-1965, and other recitals in Baltimore.


Alphabetical by organization or performer. Chronological within each organization or performer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Aloysius Reidinger in 1980 or 1981.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Wertheimer in approximately 2010.

Guide to the Aloysius Reidinger collection of Baltimore concert programs
Matt Testa
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Revision Statements

  • 2024-04-16: Revised scope and contents note to add quotation marks around titles with outdated terms. Added context to distinguish the original Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (1890s) from the modern BSO (1916-).

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA