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Columbus Citizen-Journal Photograph Collection
Description: Photograph showing the bass section of the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra, from the Columbus Citizen-Journal newspaper. Identified on the reverse are Mary Jane Parkinson (left), and Carolyn Utz (right). Utz, hired around 1944, was the orchestra's first African American musician. A native of Columbus, she was a graduate of the Ohio State University with a bachelors and masters degree in music, and had taught music at several Southern colleges before joining the orchestra in her hometown. The Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra was a professional symphony orchestra based in Columbus between 1941 and 1949. Under conductor Izler Solomon, the group performed at Franklin County Memorial Hall and featured full-time professional musicians. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P339_B03F05_07_01
Subjects: Musicians; Musical performances; Musical instruments; Columbus (Ohio)--History--20th century; Arts and entertainment
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)