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Finding Aid to the Modeste Alloo Collection, 1873-2001, bulk 1873-20011873-2001, , bulk 1873-2001
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Background
Eugene Modeste Alloo was born in Ghent, Belgium, in 1882. He was trained at the Brussels Conservatory at about the time Eugene Ysaye was Professor there. He was a trombonist and timpanist, and later conducted as well. He was in the Belgian Army and was a Belgian Grenadier. In about 1908 he came to the United States, settling in Boston, and became first trombonist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For several years he conducted the Harvard University Orchestra (when it was known as the Pierian Sodality of 1808). He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917, becoming an organizer, trainer, and conductor of U.S. Military Bands based in Camp Devens, Massachusetts. In 1919 he left Boston for Cincinnati, where he became first trombonist and assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Eugene Ysaye. In the 1920's he came to Berkeley, where he was Conductor of Bands until 1942. In that year, he joined the University of Miami, retiring in 1965. In 1974, he died in Coral Gables, Florida.Eugene Modeste Alloo was born in Ghent, Belgium, in 1882. He was trained at the Brussels Conservatory at about the time Eugene Ysaye was Professor there. He was a trombonist and timpanist, and later conducted as well. He was in the Belgian Army and was a Belgian Grenadier. In about 1908 he came to the United States, settling in Boston, and became first trombonist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For several years he conducted the Harvard University Orchestra (when it was known as the Pierian Sodality of 1808). He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917, becoming an organizer, trainer, and conductor of U.S. Military Bands based in Camp Devens, Massachusetts. In 1919 he left Boston for Cincinnati, where he became first trombonist and assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Eugene Ysaye. In the 1920's he came to Berkeley, where he was Conductor of Bands until 1942. In that year, he joined the University of Miami, retiring in 1965. In 1974, he died in Coral Gables, Florida.
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Number of containers: 15 Linear feet: 13.75
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All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.
Availability
Collection is open for research.