The Amarillo Symphony: The First 100 Years




Hieb, Kimberly

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The Amarillo Symphony: The First 100 Years will be a book that explores the rich history of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, one of the Panhandle's longest standing cultural institutions. The volume will celebrate the organization as the result of the hard work and eager support of Amarillo's citizens and calls attention to Amarillo's stature as a cultural center of the American Southwest in spite of its position as a small city located in the center of the Texas Panhandle a great distance from neighboring metropolitan centers. Moreover, this project will encourage the exploration of musical cultures of the many other small cities scattered throughout the rural regions of Texas, communities whose ardent and local support of the arts has been largely ignored on national stage.


The data presented on this poster is gathered from Mrs. Lavon Aaronâ's history of the first fifty years of the Amarillo Symphony, which she compiled in 1974 as well as that contained in primary sources in the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, newspaper articles published in Amarillo newspapers, and programs held in the archives of the Amarillo Symphony.


2023 Faculty and Student Research Poster Session and Research Fair, West Texas A&M University, School of Music, Poster, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Philharmonic Club, Panhandle


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