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Catherine Parsons Smith

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520251397

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520251397.001.0001

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Amateurs, Professionals, and Symphonies: Harley Hamilton and Edna Foy

Amateurs, Professionals, and Symphonies: Harley Hamilton and Edna Foy

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(p.56) 5 Amateurs, Professionals, and Symphonies: Harley Hamilton and Edna Foy
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Making Music in Los Angeles
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Catherine Parsons Smith

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0005

This chapter discusses Edna Foy and Harley Hamilton, two early participants in symphonic music making. Hamilton was a prominent conductor of the first local symphony orchestra that was able to maintain itself after a few performances. Foy, a former student of Hamilton's, had a major role in the formation and development of the Los Angeles Women's Orchestra. The chapter uses Hamilton and Foy to discuss one type of organized music making, as well as show that the distinction between “amateur” and “professional” is not fully based on the absence or presence of financial remuneration.

Keywords:   Edna Foy, Harley Hamilton, symphonic music making, organized music making, amateur, professional

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