Corrick Brown Santa Rosa Symphony collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Corrick Brown Santa Rosa Symphony collection
Dates: 1928-2016
Collection Number: Consult repository
Creator/Collector: Brown, Corrick
Extent: 4 boxes
Repository: Sonoma State University Library
Rohnert Park, California 94928
Abstract: The materials in the Corrick Brown Santa Rosa Symphony Collection were collected by the former symphony conductor, Corrick Brown. Included are programs from 1937-2004, newspaper and magazine clippings, programs from events in which symphony performers participated, programs from performances of other symphonies conducted by Corrick Brown, photographs, and symphony recordings from 1928-2016.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

Preferred Citation

Corrick Brown Santa Rosa Symphony collection. Sonoma State University Library

Biography/Administrative History

Corrick Brown began studying piano at the age of five. After graduating from Stanford University he continued his piano studies and also did graduate work at the University of California. While serving in the Army he won the All-Army Talent Contest in 1954 and 1955, performing at military posts in the United States and Europe. After leaving the service Brown studied conducting at the Vienna Academy of Music, and at workshops in California. When George Trombley retired as conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony in 1957 Brown was named the new conductor. Corrick Brown has also been a guest conductor with symphonies around the world, including Spain, Turkey, Germany, and Italy. He was the conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony until the 1995-1996 season, at which time he was named Conductor Laureate.

Scope and Content of Collection

The materials are organized into four boxes. Boxes 1-3 contain documents, box 4 contains photographs. There are a total of 174 folders in the 4 boxes. In addition, there are hundreds of audio digital files of symphony performances between 1928 and 2016. The Corrick Brown Santa Rosa Symphony Collection was processed, and a full inventory created, by Lynn Downey, February 2017.

Indexing Terms

Brown, Corrick, 1931-.
Trombley, George.
Santa Rosa Symphony.
Santa Rosa (Calif.)
Sonoma County (Calif.)

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