NOTE: Many of these photos were described by Russell Stanger. Over half were not. For those that have not been described (click here), please use the TAG and COMMENT options at the bottom of the page if you have any information about the photo (date, people, venue, etc). Thank you in advance.
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Russell Stanger conducted the Virginia Symphony Orchestra from 1966-1980; prior to that, he was Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein. He has had a distinguished career as an internationally noted composer and conductor.
Represented in this digital collection are some of the photographs from the Russell Stanger Papers. More will be added.
The full collection of Papers is available in the Diehn Composers Room at Old Dominion University. It represents a period of more than fifty years and includes albums of photographs and newspaper clippings of information about music performances he conducted and the performers with whom he worked. The collection also includes texts of pre- and mid-concert speeches, music books, pamphlets related to music and musicians, music periodicals, concert posters, certificates, and musical sketches. It also contains scores and some parts for works composed by Maestro Stanger. More than sixty sound recordings of works written by other composers are also available in this collection. See the Finding Aid.
See also an oral history interview with Russell Stanger (Part 1 and Part 2) for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Oral History project.