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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Project Files

Series II: Audio/visual materials

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Marion Kessel Performing Arts collection, 1977-2000 MS 517



creator Kessel, Marion
Title: Marion Kessel Performing Arts collection
Dates: 1977-2000
Abstract: The collection includes research files, posters and awards, and audio/visual materials related to the production of mainly Houston, TX based performing arts documentaries. Among the many productions represented are Danton’s Death, The Making of a Monologue: Robert Wilson’s HAMLET, Visions of Robert Wilson, Houston Grand Opera productions of Carmen, Florencia en el Amazonas, Four Saints in Three Acts, Madame Butterfly, The Making of the Representative for Planet 8, Marriage of Figaro, Nabucco, Pagliacci, Prince Igor, Showboat, Treemonisha, Willie Stark, Houston Symphony Orchestra’s West Meets East, KUHT “Arts Alive!” productions of Ages of Song: Elena Nikolaidi, Albee/Lorca: Duende!, Alley Theater-World Class in Houston, Bodily Imagination, Da Camera Mozart Festival, Enter Eschenbach, Alfred Hitchcock project, Imagine! Children & the Arts,Jose Quintero: Directions in Drama, productions on kids’ art, Li Cunxin, Main Street Theater, Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time, Mozart Mosaic, Music Maestra, Please!, Setting the Stage, Milt Hinton documentary. Kessel’s Texas Chamber Orchestra business files are also included.
Identification: MS 517
Quantity: 28.5 linear ft.29 boxes
General Physical Description note 28.5 lin. ft. (29 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical Note

Marion Kessel’s varied career in producing performing arts documentaries is rooted in her early training at the University of Cape Town School of Music with concentration in piano and percussion. She subsequently had experience in orchestral performance, opera stage-managing, performing arts administration, and teaching experience. Her positions have included General Manager of the Texas Chamber Orchestra; Media Coordinator for Houston Grand Opera, and assistantships for Houston Grand Opera and Houston Symphony Orchestra. Her business acumen has lead to consulting with Chrysalis Repertory Arts Co., Delia Stewart Dance Co., and Cultural Arts Council of Houston, while her background in arts community service and television and stage work has earned her international recognition, including a regional Emmy award and awards from the International Film and Video Festival (WorldFest Houston).

Production highlights include: Hitting the High Cs (1999), profiling Houston Grand Opera’s artistic, educational, and community-related accomplishments; Directing plazacasts for Houston Grand Opera’s (HGO) Hansel & Gretel (1997), The Marriage of Figaro (1998), Mefistofele (1999), Nabucco (2000); Video director for HGO’s multi-media-modular-stage version of Carmen (1998); Video reflections of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time by Christoph Eschenbach and the Houston Symphony Chamber Players (2000); Writer and producer for The Making of a Monologue: Robert Wilson’s HAMLET (1995); Writer and producer for Arts Alive! for Houston Public Television (1988-93).

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Kessel came to the United States in the late 1960s. She currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes research files, posters and awards, and audio/visual materials related to the production of mainly Houston, TX based performing arts documentaries. Among the many productions represented are Danton’s Death, The Making of a Monologue: Robert Wilson’s HAMLET, Visions of Robert Wilson, Houston Grand Opera productions of Carmen, Florencia en el Amazonas, Four Saints in Three Acts, Madame Butterfly, The Making of the Representative for Planet 8, Marriage of Figaro, Nabucco, Pagliacci, Prince Igor, Showboat, Treemonisha, Willie Stark, Houston Symphony Orchestra’s West Meets East, KUHT “Arts Alive!” productions of Ages of Song: Elena Nikolaidi, Albee/Lorca: Duende!, Alley Theater-World Class in Houston, Bodily Imagination, DaCamera Mozart Festival, Enter Eschenbach, Alfred Hitchcock project, Imagine! Children & the Arts,Jose Quintero: Directions in Drama, productions on kids’ art, Li Cunxin, Main Street Theater, Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time, Mozart Mosaic, Music Maestra, Please!, Setting the Stage, Milt Hinton documentary. Actors, directors, dancers, musicians and conductors, including Vanessa Redgrave, Milt Hinton, Jose Quintero and Robert Wilson are also featured in this material. Kessel’s Texas Chamber Orchestra business files are also included.

Project files and audio/visual materials are the two series of this collection. Among the project files for various production videos, which are further subdivided into the named productions, are scripts, interviews, financial records and publicity. The bulk of the collection is audio/visual material, which encompasses 21 boxes, and corresponds directly with the videos produced.

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Arrangement

Subseries for Series I: Project Files include: Alley Theater, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony Orchestra, KUHT “Arts Alive!”, Texas Chamber Orchestra, Other projects/research.
Subseries for Series II: Audio Visual materials include: Houston Grand Opera, Alley Theater / Vanessa Redgrave, Milt Hinton, Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time,Lucienne Bloch, KUHT “Arts Alive!”.
Series I: Project Files
Series II: Audio/visual materials

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Restrictions

Access Restriction

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials from the Marion Kessel collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hinton, Milt
Kessel, Marion
Quintero, José
Redgrave, Vanessa, 1937-
Wilson, Robert, 1941-
Subjects (Organizations)
Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.)
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)
Houston Grand Opera
KUHT-TV (Television station : Houston, Tex.)
Texas Chamber Orchestra
Subjects
Performing arts -- Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marion Kessel Performing Arts collection, 1977-2000, MS 517, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This material was donated by Marion Kessel, 2005.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Project Files

Subseries A: Alley Theater
Danton's Death (conceived and directed by Robert Wilson)
Box Folder
1 1 General
2 Interviews and releases
3 Publicity
The Making of a Monologue: Robert Wilson's Hamlet
Box Folder
1 4 General
5 Budget
6 Broadcast
7 Graphics and distribution
8 Interviews and biographical materials
9 Legal
10 Lincoln Center, Summer 1995
11 Publicity
12-14 Script
15 Script and tape timings
Redgraves
Box Folder
1 16 Script and tape timings
When We Dead Awaken
Box Folder
1 17 General
Subseries B: Contemporary Arts Museum
Visions of Robert Wilson
Box Folder
1 18 General
19 Publicity
Subseries C: Houston Grand Opera
Box Folder
1 20 General
21 Interviews
22 Interview transcripts: David Gockley
23 Invoicing
24 "Let's Go to the Opera," Ann Thompson
25 National Video Corp. / Convent Garden
26 Plazacasts, general
Box Folder
2 1-2 Publicity
3 Radio broadcasts
4 Video
5 Video script
Carmen
Box Folder
2 6 General
7 [Woodlands/Miller] production notebook
8 [Woodlands/Miller] production notes, updates
9-10 Score as of 6 June 1998
11 Publicity
Florencia en el Amazonas
Box Folder
2 12 Libretto
Four Saints in Three Acts
Box Folder
2 13 Interview transcripts
Madame Butterfly
Box Folder
2 14 Miller Outdoor Theater; general
15 Miller Outdoor Theater; production notes, 1999
The Making of a Representative for Planet 8
Box Folder
2 16 General
17 Budget
18 Contracts and releases
19 Libretto
20 Press kits
21 Publicity
22 Release for KUHT documentary
23 Schedules
Box Folder
3 1 Score
2 Script
Marriage of Figaro
Box Folder
3 3 Plazacast
Nabucco
Box Folder
3 4 Score
Pagliacci
Box Folder
3 5-6 Score
Prince Igor
Box Folder
3 7 Score
Showboat
Box Folder
3 8 Cairo, general
Treemonisha
Box Folder
3 9 General
Willie Stark
Box Folder
3 10 SCETV contract
Subseries D: Houston Symphony Orchestra
Box Folder
3 11 Articles of Agreement
12 Carnegie Hall convert
13 Eschenbach, Christoph
14 European tour
15 Interviews
16 Northeast US tour
17 Publicity
Japan tour ( West Meets East, KUHT "Arts Alive")
Box Folder
3 18 General
19 Budget
20 Interviews and releases
21 Interview tape timings
22 Publicity
23 Schedules
24-25 Script
Subseries E: KUHT “Arts Alive!”
Box Folder
3 26 General
27 Advisory Board feature information
28 Advisory Board meeting 1
29 Advisory Board meeting, 2-15-1990
Box Folder
4 1 Budgets
2 CACH grant 1989
3 CACH grant 1991
4 Contracts 1989
5 Funding requests letters
6 Letters of support, 1989
7 Possible funding sources
8 Press releases and proposals
9 Programming Committee proposal
10 Programming possibilities
11 Proposal 1989
12 Proposal 1991
13 Publicity
14 Scripts
15 Scripts and timings
16 Stage design: Puppets/Monkey See, Monkey Do
17 Stage design: Jonathan Miller / Tosca / Mozart
18 Stage design: Floyd / Passion of Jonathan Wade
19 Stage design: Mozart / Sendak / Magic Flute
20 TCA proposal 1989
21 Thank you's, 1989
Ages of Song: Elena Nikolaidi
Box Folder
4 22 General
23 Script and timings
Albee / Lorca: Duende!
Box Folder
4 24 General
25 Interviews and releases
26 Publicity
27 Scripts and timings
Alley Theater-World Class in Houston
Box Folder
4 28 General
29 Scripts and timings
Bodily Imagination
Box Folder
4 30 General
31 Interviews and releases
32 Publicity
33 Script and timings
Da Camera / Mozart Festival
Box Folder
4 34 General
35 Interviews and releases
Enter Eschenbach
Box Folder
4 36 Interviews and releases
37 Script and timings
38 Tape transcripts
39 Voice-overs
Hitchcock project
Box Folder
4 40 General
41 Budget
42 Filmographies
Imagine! Children and the Arts
Box Folder
4 43 General
44 Budget
45 Images
46 Maxine Green
Box Folder
5 1 Script and timings
Jose Quintero: Directions in Drama
Box Folder
5 2 General
3 Interviews and releases
4 Publicity
5 Scripts and timings
6 Wraparounds, overall closing credits, teasers
Kid's Arts
Box Folder
5 7 Interviews and releases
8 Production schedules
Li Cunxin
Box Folder
5 9 General
10 Publicity
11 Script
Main Street Theater / Becky Udden
Box Folder
5 12 General
13 Scripts and timings
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
Box Folder
5 14-15 General
16 Budget
17 Contract
18 Interviews
19 Publicity
20 Score
21 Script
22 Tape timings
Mozart Mosaic
Box Folder
5 23 Proposal
24 Script and timings
Music Maestra, Please!
Box Folder
5 25 General
26 Publicity
27 Scripts and timings
Setting the Stage
Box Folder
5 28 Scripts and timings
Robert Wilson documentary
Box Folder
5 29 General
30 Budget
31 Images
32 Interviews, releases
33 Schedules
34 Scripts and timings
Subseries F: Milt Hinton documentary
Box Folder
5 35 Archival materials: Chicago
36 Archival materials: Smithsonian
37 "Bass Lines" interview
38 Budget
39 Correspondence
Box Folder
6 1 Credits, music, cuts
2 Honors
3 Images
4 Interviews and releases
5-6 Interview transcripts
7 Programs
8 Publicity
9 Script
10 Scripts and tape timings
11 Tape timings
Subseries G: Texas Chamber Orchestra
Box Folder
6 12 Board matters
13 Budget
14 CACH grant 1986
15 Corporate funding requested, 1985-1986
16 Correspondence
17 Foreign tours, Italy
18 Foreign tours, Japan
19 Foundation funding requested, 1985-86
20 General Manager's contract
21 General Manager's resignation
22 James Galway
23 Manager's reports
24 Press
25 Programs
26 Publicity
27 Thank you's, 1987
Subseries H: Other projects/research
Box Folder
6 28 Arts Advisors Board, 1990
29 Arts Alive Community, 1991
30 CACH, general
31 CACH, annual report
32 CACH grant, 1989
33 Caddell & Conwell Attorneys at Law correspondence
34 Caddell & Conwell Attorneys at Law correspondence
35 Chrysalis Repertory Dance Company
36 Community center of Houston / Anne Lundy
37 DaCamera / St. Petersburg
38 DaCamera / Sergiu Luca
39 Dance
Box Folder
7 1 Delia Stewart Dance Company
2 Houston Arts Coalition
3 Houston Dance Center
4 "Miller's Musings": script and timings
5 "A New Renaissance"
6 Orphee
7 Ovation fine arts cable network
8 "Passion of Joan of Arc"
9 Pavel and Lazar Berman
10 Select 89 Committee
11 Sports / Arts Centre at TIRR, Rebecca Clearman, MD
12 Theater, general
13 Wilson's Civil War
14 Worldfest, 1992-1993, 1996
Oversize Project File Materials
Box Folder
8 - Houston Symphony Chambers Players poster, 1999
- "1990 Calendar of African-American history; the life and photographs of Milt Hunton, jazz musician"
- 1994 calendar "Classic Jazz", photographs by Milt Hinton
- Quartet for the End of Time poster
- "James Galway, conductor / soloist; Texas Chamber Orchestra 1983" poster, inscribed [poster image is reversed]
- Worldfest Houston Silver Award for "Arts Alive!" film and video production, The Arts, Cultural: Marion Kessel, 1992, Houston Public Television
- Societa dei Concerti commune di Teramo; VII Stagione Concertistica 1986-87; Orchestra da Camera di Houston placard
- Societa Sinfonica "S. Cecilia"Orchestra da Camera di Houston, 1986 placard
- Associacione Culturale amici della Musica Stagione Concertistics 1986, orchestra da Camera di Houston placard
- Associacione Amici della Musica Concerta della Texas Chamber Orchestra 1986, placard, Teatro Communale Vittoria
- Festival de Lille 86 poster with program (2 copies)
- Texas Chamber Orchestra sixth season, 1984-1985 signed poster
- Societa Calatine Amici della Musica 1986 orchestra da Camera di Houston placard
- Houston Grand Opera The Passion of Jonathan Wade placard, 1991
- Texas Chamber Orchestra 1985-86 season placard
- The Making of a Monologue: Robert Wilson's Hamlet; 5 sheet negatives for VHS box
- Essen-Werden 1986 placard for Texas Chamber Orchestra
- When We Dead Awaken 1991 poster for Alley Theater
- Texas Chamber Orchestra fifth season, 1983-1984 poster (map drawer)
- The Gala, 1978-79 Houston Symphony season poster (map drawer)
- 1977-78 Houston Symphony season poster (map drawer)

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Series II: Audio/visual materials

Subseries A: Houston Grand Opera
Carmen
Box Folder
9 - Acts 1 & 2, June 5, 1988 [audio]
- Acts 1 & 2, June 6, 1988 [audio]
- Acts 3 & 4, June 5, 1988 [audio]
- Acts 3 & 4, June 6, 1988 [audio]
- Acts 1 & 2, with cuts [audio]
- Acts 3 & 4, with cuts [audio]
- Tapes 1,2,3 [audio]
- Woodlands, May 30, 1998 [audio]
- Tape 2 [audio]
- CD multi-media images:
"Roses through Hourglass"
"Whirlpool"
"Burning Lips"
"Rose to Skull"
Box Folder
9 - Miller Outdoor Theater, June 5, 1998, reel 1/2 [Beta]
- Miller Outdoor Theater, June 5, 1998, reel 2/2 [Beta]
- Miller Outdoor Theater, June 6, 1998, reel 1/2 [Beta]
- Miller Outdoor Theater, June 6, 1998, reel 2/2 [Beta]
- Miller Outdoor Theater, June 6, 1998, mix from VHS, reel 1/2 [Beta]
- Miller Outdoor Theater, June 6, 1998, mix from VHS, reel 2/2 [Beta]
- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Rehearsal, May 28, 1998, reel 1/2 [Beta]
- Mitchell Pavilion, Rehearsal, May 28, 1998, reel 2/2 [Beta]
- Mitchell Pavilion, Rehearsal, May 29, 1998, reel 1/2 [Beta]
- Mitchell Pavilion, Rehearsal, May 29, 1998, reel 2/2 [Beta]
- Mitchell Pavilion, Rehearsal, May 30, 1998, reel 1/2 [Beta]
- Mitchell Pavilion, Rehearsal, May 30, 1998, reel 2/2 [Beta]
- Sequences, Jan. 24, 1998 [Beta]
- Graphics: "Whirlpool," "Hourglass," "Burning Lips," "Rose to Skull," May 12, 1998 [Beta]
- Graphics revised, May 28, 1998 [Beta]
- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, dress rehearsal, May 28, 1998, [Beta]
- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, dress rehearsal & newsclips, Oct. 17, 2000 [Beta]
- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, dress rehearsal raw footage, Oct. 17, 2000, tapes 1 & 2 [Beta]
Box Folder
10 - Tapes 1,2, n.d. [VHS]
- June 1998 live performance "MMMS" [VHS]
- Miller Outdoor Theater, June 6, 1998, wide shot, part 1 of 2 [VHS]
- Miller Outdoor Theater, June 6, 1998, [VHS]
- Miller Outdoor Theater, June 5, 1998, Stage / screen 1st performance [VHS]
- Rehearsal, May 28, 1998 [VHS]
- Rehearsal, mix/house feed, May 29, 1998 [VHS]
- Piano tech/dress tape [VHS]
- Animation [VHS]
- Excerpts, Miller Outdoor Theater, June 6, 1998 (2 copies) [VHS]
- Dress rehearsal, newsclips, Oct. 17, 2000 [VHS]
- Dress rehearsal, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, May 28, 1998 (2 tapes; reel 1,2) [VHS]
- Graphics "Whirlpool," "Hourglass," "Burning Lips," "Rose to Skull" [VHS]
- Miller Outdoor Theater, June 6, 1998, mix 1/2 [VHS]
- Miller Outdoor Theater, June 6, 1998, wide shot 1/2 [VHS]
- Miller Outdoor Theater, June 6, 1998, wide shot 2/2 (2 copies) [VHS]
Florencia en el Amazonas
Box Folder
10 - Sides a/b [audio]
- Act I [cd]
- Act II [cd]
- Labelled n.d. [VHS]
- Dress rehearsal March 18, 1998, Acts 1 & II [VHS]
- Dress rehearsal Oct. 23, 1996 [Beta]
Don Carlo
Box Folder
10 - Tapes 1,2 [Audio]
- Acts I, II [cd]
- Acts II, III, IV [cd]
- Acts IV, V [cd]
- San Francisco Opera, Oct. 24, 1998, tapes 1,2 [VHS]
Cosi fan Tutti
Box Folder
10 - 1991 sides a/b [audio]
- 1991 sides c/d [audio]
- CD's 1,2,3
- 1991 [VHS]
Four Saints in Three Acts
Box Folder
10 - Dress rehearsal, Jan. 1996, unedited raw footage [VHS]
- Newsclips Jan.24, 1996 [Beta]
Prince Igor
Box Folder
10 - Sides a/b, c/d [audio]
- San Francisco Opera, Sept. 4, 1996 [VHS]
- Frieda interview
- Arabella dress rehearsal, April 14, 1998 [Beta]
- Billy Bud dress rehearsal, January 28, 1998 [Beta]
- Flying Dutchman dress rehearsal, October 20, 1998 [Beta]
- Norma dress rehearsal, April 8, 1996 [Beta]
Marriage of Figaro
Box Folder
11 - Tapes 1,2,3 [audio]
- April 22, 1998 dress rehearsal, tape 1-2 "clean feed" [VHS]
- April 22, 1998 dress rehearsal, tape 3-4 "clean feed" [VHS]
- April 22, 1998 dress rehearsal, tape 5-6 "clean feed" [VHS]
- April 22, 1998 dress rehearsal, news footage (Boyd) [VHS]
- Reel 1 Acts I & II, May 5, 1998 [VHS]
- Reel 2 Acts I & II, May 5, 1998 [VHS]
- Reel 1 Acts I & II, May 8, 1998 [VHS]
- Reel 2 Acts III & IV, May 8, 1998 [VHS]
- Reel 1 Act I, May 8, 1998 [Beta]
- Reel 2 Act II, May 8, 1998 [Beta]
- Reel 3 Act III, May 8, 1998 [Beta]
- Reel 4 Act IV, May 8, 1998 [Beta]
- Dress rehearsal April 22, 1998 [Beta]
- Reel 1 Acts I & II, May 5, 1998 [Beta]
- Reel 2 Acts II & III, May 5, 1998 [Beta]
- Reel 3 Act IV, May 5, 1998 [Beta]
Cold Sassy Tree
Box Folder
11 - Dress rehearsal, April 12, 2000 [VHS]
- Dress rehearsal, April 12, 2000 [Beta]
- Dress rehearsal, April 12, 2000, tapes 1,2,3 [Beta]
Madame Butterfly
Box Folder
12 - June 4, 1999, Acts I & II [audio]
- June 5, 1999, Act II [audio]
- June 5, 1999, Acts I & II [audio]
- June 6, 1999, Acts I & II [audio]
- June 4, 1999 [VHS]
- June 5, 1999 [VHS]
- June 6, 1999 [VHS]
- June 5, 1999, Act I "clean" [VHS]
- June 5, 1999, Act II "clean" [VHS]
- June 6, 1999, Act I "wide" [VHS]
- June 6, 1999, Act II "wide" [VHS]
- Jan. 19, 1998, dress rehearsal [Beta]
- June 3, 1999, Act I "clean" (2 copies) [Beta]
- June 3, 1999, Act II "clean" (2 copies) [Beta]
- June 5, 1999, Act I "clean" [Beta]
- June 5, 1999, Act II "clean" [Beta]
- June 6, 1999, Act I "wide" [Beta]
- June 6, 1999, Act II "wide" [Beta]
- June 6, 1999, Act I "clean" [Beta]
- June 6, 1999, Act II "clean" [Beta]
- Master [Beta]
Pagliacci
Box Folder
13 - May 30, 2000, Rehearsal, 1/2 [Beta]
- May 30, 2000, Rehearsal, 2/2 [Beta]
- May 30, 2000, Rehearsal, wide shot [Beta]
- May 31, 2000, Rehearsal, 1/2 [Beta]
- May 31, 2000, Rehearsal, 2/2 [Beta]
- May 31, 2000, Rehearsal, side shot [Beta]
- June 1, 2000, Miller Outdoor Theater [Beta]
- June 1, 2000, Miller Outdoor Theater, wide shot [Beta]
- June 2, 2000, Miller Outdoor Theater [Beta]
- June 2, 2000, Miller Outdoor Theater, wide shot [Beta]
- June 3, 2000, Miller Outdoor Theater, [Beta]
- June 3, 2000, Miller Outdoor Theater, wide shot [Beta]
- June 4, 2000, Miller Outdoor Theater [Beta]
- June 4, 2000, Miller Outdoor Theater, Act I wide shot [Beta]
- June 4, 2000, Miller Outdoor Theater, Act II wide shot [Beta]
Box Folder
14 - June 15, 2000, Rehearsal, Mann Theater, Philadelphia, program record [Beta]
- June 15, 2000, Rehearsal, Mann Theater, Philadelphia, wide shot [Beta]
- June 16, 2000, Rehearsal, Mann Theater, Philadelphia, program record [Beta]
- June 16, 2000, Rehearsal, Mann Theater, Philadelphia, wide shot [Beta]
- June 17, 2000, Rehearsal, Mann Theater, Philadelphia, program record [Beta]
- June 17, 2000, Rehearsal, Mann Theater, Philadelphia, wide shot [Beta]
- June 24, 2000, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, program record [Beta]
- June 24, 2000, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, wide shot [Beta]
- May 31, 2000, Rehearsal, 3 scenes [Beta]
- Animation: Bird, moon, curtain [Beta]
- Master [Beta]
- Audio tape
- Animation: Bird, moon, curtain [VHS]
- June 1, 2000 [VHS]
- June 2, 2000 [VHS]
- June 15, 2000 [VHS]
- June 16, 2000 [VHS]
- June 17, 2000 [VHS]
- May 31, 2000 rehearsal [VHS]
- May 30, 2000 rehearsal Act II [VHS]
- May 26, 2000 Piano dress, Miller Outdoor Theater (2 copies) [VHS]
- June 2, 2000 window dub 2, Miller Outdoor Theater [VHS]
- June 2, 2000, wide shot window dub 2, Miller Outdoor Theater [VHS]
The Making of the Representative for Planet 8
Box Folder
15 - Nov. 1, 1988, 27:17 (6 copies) [VHS]
- DVD copy
- Act I [audio]
- Act II Scenes 1-4 [audio]
- April 7, 1989, 27:46 [VHS]
- Nov. 1, 1988, 27:13 (3 copies) [Beta]
Hansel and Gretel
Box Folder
15 - Nov. 9, 1997, Dress rehearsal (2 copies) [VHS]
- Nov. 15, 1997, Plazacast [VHS]
- Nov. 21, 1997, Dress rehearsal, dub masters, tapes 1-4 "Clay" [VHS]
- Nov. 21, 1997, Dress rehearsal, dub masters, tapes 1-4 [VHS]
- Nov. 15, 1997, Plazacast [VHS]
- Nov. 15, 1997, Plazacast with subtitles [VHS]
- Excerpts from Plazacast of Hansel and Gretel and Marriage of Figaro and from live performance of "MMMS" Carmen (2 copies) Plazacast [VHS]
- Oct. 21, 1997, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- Nov. 9, 1997, Part I, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- Nov. 9, 1997, Part II, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- Nov. 17, 1997, Plazacast, tapes 1,2 [Beta]
- Tapes 1-2 [audio]
Nabucco
Box Folder
16 - Tapes 1-2 (2 copies) [audio]
- April 20, 2000, Piano dress rehearsal, Act II [VHS]
- April 20, 2000, Piano dress rehearsal, (Marion's study tape) [VHS]
- Sept. 18, 1998, Chicago Lyric Opera (2 copies) [VHS]
- Tapes 1-2 [VHS]
- April 27, 2000, Archive tape [VHS]
- Archive tapes 1-2 [VHS]
- May 12, 2000, Act I [Beta]
- May 12, 2000, Act II [Beta]
- April 27, 2000, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- May 10, 2000, with subtitles [Beta]
- May 10, 2000, Act I [Beta]
- May 10, 2000, Act II [Beta]
General Houston Grand Opera
Box Folder
16 - Aural logo [CD]
- Logo [Data]
- Black logo 00:30; white logo 00:30 [Beta]
- Oct. 14, 1997, Posters [VHS]
- Nov. 5, 1996, Outside Wortham Theater, marquee, lobby, audience arriving, exteriors, inside the theater [VHS]
- 1999 promo [VHS]
- Oct. 16, 1999 "Hitting the High C's" (2 copies) [VHS]
- Nov. 24, 1997 "Hitting the High C's" [VHS]
Box Folder
17 - Oct. 24, 2000, Kayta Kabanova dress rehearsal, tapes 1-2 [Beta]
- Oct. 24, 2000, Kayta Kabanova dress rehearsal / newsclips [Beta]
- March 10, 1999, Orfeo Houston Opera Studio [Beta]
- Nov. 30, 2000, The Tender Land Dress rehearsal and newsclips [Beta]
- Nov. 30, 2000, The Tender Land Dress rehearsal and newsclips, Houston Opera Studio [Beta]
- March 11, 1998, Little Women Dress rehearsal, Houston Opera Studio [Beta]
- March 1, 2000, Little Women [Beta]
- May 29, 1996, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Dress rehearsal, Houston Opera Studio [Beta]
- March 12, 1997, Jackie O, Houston Opera Studio [Beta]
- April 22, 1997, Magic Flute [Beta]
- Jan. 28, 1997, Faust [Beta]
- April 30, 1996, Susannah, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- Jan. 20, 1997, Salome [Beta]
- Oct. 27, 1998, Tales of Hoffmann, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- Jan. 27, 1999, A Little Night Music, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- Resurrection, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- Jan. 18, 2000, Elixir of Love, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- La Traviata, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- Oct. 26, 1999, Don Giovanni, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- Jan. 24, 2000, Tristan und Isolde, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- Oct. 19, 1999, Aida, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- April 15, 1997, Boris Gudonov, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- Oct.15, 1997, Macbeth, Dress rehearsal [Beta]
- The Passion of Jonathan Wade, "design" off-line [VHS]
Mefistofele
Box Folder
18 - April 27, 1999, Dress rehearsal, tapes 1-3 [VHS]
- April 27, 1999, Dress rehearsal, tapes 4-6 [VHS]
- April 27, 1999, Dress rehearsal excerpts, tapes 1-3 [VHS]
- May 14, 1999 [VHS]
- May 14, 1999, Act I [Beta]
- May 14, 1999, Act II [Beta]
- May 14, 1999, Act III [Beta]
- April 27, 1999, Dress rehearsal excerpts [Beta]
- Fire [Beta]
- May 11, 1999, Act I [Beta]
- May 11, 1999, Act II [Beta]
- May 11, 1999, Act III [Beta]
Subseries B: Alley Theater / Vanessa Redgrave tapes
Box Folder
19 - Antony and Cleo (window dubs) tapes 1-2 [VHS]
- Antony and Cleo (window dubs) tapes 3-4 [VHS]
- Antony and Cleo (window dubs) tapes 5-6 [VHS]
- Caesar (window dubs) tapes 1-2 [VHS]
- Caesar (window dubs) tapes 3-4 [VHS]
- Caesar (window dubs) tapes 5-6 [VHS]
- "A Home for Great Theater: Hartford Stage" [VHS]
- Alley Theater presentation piece #1; July 30, 1996 [Beta]
- Alley Theater presentation piece #2 [Beta]
- Alley Theater presentation piece #3; July 30, 1996 [Beta]
- Shakespeare / Redgrave: costume fitting (Vanessa), early rehearsal, Dec. 20, 1995 [Beta]
- Shakespeare / Redgrave: early rehearsal, Dec. 20, 1995 [Beta]
- Shakespeare / Redgrave: early rehearsal continued, Dec. 20, 1995 [Beta]
- Shakespeare / Redgrave: same scene / triumvirate reh., Dec. 20, 1995 [Beta]
- Shakespeare / Redgrave: barge scene with Corin, Dec. 20, 1995 [Beta]
- Shakespeare / Redgrave: production meeting, Dec. 20, 1995 [Beta]
- Shakespeare / Redgrave: shop, Dec. 20, 1995 [Beta]
- Shakespeare / Redgrave: shop, Dec. 20, 1995 [Beta]
- Julius Ceasar, Corin direction, early rehearsal includes Vanessa Redgrave, Corin, Dec. 30, 1995 [Beta]
- Julius Ceasar, early rehearsal includes Vanessa Redgrave, BF, Dec. 30, 1995 [Beta]
- Julius Ceasar, Senate scene with Vanessa Redgrave, Corin, Dec. 30, 1995 [Beta]
- Julius Ceasar, Senate scene, costume, props, Dec. 30, 1995 [Beta]
- Julius Ceasar, Caesar's house, Dec. 30, 1995 [Beta]
Subseries C: Milt Hinton
Scope and Contents note
Videotapes, all VHS format.
Box Folder
20 - Jazz (window dubs), Milt NYC, 1,2,3
- Jazz (window dubs), Milt NYC, 4,5,6
- Jazz (window dubs), house (b), 1,2,3
- Jazz (window dubs), house (b), 4,5,6
- Jazz (window dubs), Milt birthday, 2,3,4
- Jazz (window dubs), Milt birthday, 5,6,7
- Jazz (window dubs), Milt stills/Int, 7,8,9
- Jazz (window dubs), Milt stills/Int, 10,11,12
- Jazz (window dubs), Milt stills/Int, 13,14,15
- Milt Hinton / Houston (window dubs) 1,2,3
- Milt Hinton / Houston (window dubs) 4,5,6
- Milt Hinton / Houston (window dubs) 7,8,9
- Milt Hinton / Houston (window dubs) 10,11
- "Jazz on Film" Milt Hinton preview tapes, 1,2,3
- "Milt Hinton at Monterrey" window dub, 1,2
- "Old Man Time: Milt Hinton's Jazz, Life & Legacy", April 22, 1997, 24:00 (2 copies)
- Milt round one!
- HSPVA Spring Jazz Festival; Milt Hinton segments, March 24-25, 1994
- Stills #24
- Stills #25
- Stills #26
- Milt Hinton documentary, NYC interviews: David Berger, Milt Hinton, Nat Hentoff, April 15, 1997, tape 27
- Milt Hinton documentary, NYC interviews: David Berger, Milt Hinton, Nat Hentoff, April 15, 1997, tape 28
- Stills # 29
- Stills # 30
- Stills # 31
- Stills # 32
- Stills # 33
- Stills # 34
- Stills # 35
- Stills # 36
- Stills # 37
- Stills # 38
- Stills # 39
- Stills # 40
- Milt Hinton final; no open, no close, no sound
- Music: Cab Calloway; Dizzy & Cab, various songs
- Music: Cab Calloway; Dizzy & Cab, various songs; Milt Hinton: "Old Man Time", June 23,1989
- Music: Ben and Milt from equalizied studio masters, 1/2
- Music: Ben and Milt from equalizied studio masters, 2/2
- Music: Milt Hinton Travelin', Mona's Feelin' Lonely, June 23, 1989
Box Folder
21 - Off-line rough cut, July 11, 1997
- Off-line, Dec. 19, 1997
- "Old Man Time: Milt Hinton's Jazz, Life & Legacy", April 22, 1997, 24:00 (2 copies)
- "Old Man Time: Milt Hinton's Jazz, Life & Legacy", April 22, 1997, 24:43 (2 copies)
- "Old Man Time: Milt Hinton's Jazz, Life & Legacy", April 22, 1997
- Jazz: Milt Hinton - Life & Legacy, textless, dub master for sound mixing, stereo audio, 1&2
- Jazz (window dubs), Milt Int / Stills, 16, 17, 18
- The Sound of Jazz (from laser disc)
- State of the Art, Basis of Jazz, Feb. 25, 1997
- Bill Crow, Eddie Gamez, 1994, tape 16
- Jazz on film
- Interview with Quincy Jones, July 17, 1997
- Interviews, Joe Williams, Oct. 5, 1996
- Interviews, Rufus Reed, Bob Cranshaw, Oct. 5, 1996
- Interviews, Rufus Reed (2), Blue Note, Oct. 5, 1996
- Interviews, Ray Brown (1), Blue Note, Oct. 5, 1996
- Interviews, Ray Brown (2), John Clayton, Blue Note, Oct. 5, 1996
- Jimmy Carson, April 12, 1990, 9 min.
- Milt Hinton, Branford Marsalis, Trio Jeepy; 3:32
- Milt Hinton
- Rhapsody Films After Hours, April 21, 1997, 30:00
- Jazz 1 [Beta]
- Jazz 2 [Beta]
- Jazz 3 [Beta]
- Jazz 4 The Right Start [Beta]
- Jazz 5 [Beta]
- March 25, 1994; Jazz A [Beta]
- March 25, 1994; Jazz B [Beta]
- March 25, 1994; Jazz C [Beta]
- March 25, 1994; Jazz D [Beta]
- March 25, 1994; Jazz E [Beta]
- "Bass Lines" 1-14 (audio)
- "Bass Lines" 15-28; Jan. 1990 (audio)
- "Bass Lines" 15-28; Jan. 26, 1990 (audio)
- Milt Hinton & Nat Hintoff (audio)
- Milt Hinton interview #1, Nov. 1994 (audio)
- Milt Hinton interview Houston School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) (audio)
- Saturday, Dec. 3 (audio)
- Dec. 6 tape #1 (audio)
- Dec. 6 tape #2 (audio)
- Hinton, Crenshaw, Reed (audio)
- "Riverwalk, Live from the landing, 1993. A Tribute to Milt Hinton" (audio)
- Hinton 1st swin int (audio)
- Quincy Jones interview (audio)
- Hinton / Brown / Clayton (audio)
- Hinton, Nov. 1, 1994 (audio)
- David Berger, April 15, 1997, NYC (audio)
- Eddie Gamez, Dec. 15, 1994 (audio)
- Milt Hinton with bass and Mona Hinton, Nov. 1, 1994 (audio)
- Milt Hinton's 85th; 23 June 1995 (2 tapes) (data)
Subseries D: Olivier Messiaen: Quarter for the End of Time (VHS)
Box Folder
22 - Aug. 1998 (3 copies)
- Professional (6 copies)
- August 1998, Dec. 14, 1998; video/audio edit-window dub (2 copies)
- "Musicians Forward" I-V, VI-VIII, not off-line (3 tapes)
- Program notes on-line 32:26; "Reflections" Nov. 14, 1996
- Eschenbach interview, Cam A Tapes 1 & 2
- Eschenbach interview, Cam B Tapes 1 & 2
- Off-line 32:45:15, no. 2; Oct. 23, 1996
- "Reflections" window dub (2 copies)
- "Reflections" final off-line adjusted audio, Oct. 25, 1996
- "Reflections" VHS dub of final edit
- Interview 1 Eric; Interview 2 Peck
- Interview 3 Desmond
- Southbank Show 1985, Olivier Messiaen
- Movements 1-8, window dub (2 copies)
- Worktape, March 6, 1996
- Open fast signal / slower signal
- KUHT promos
- Audio cassettes:
Interviews with musicians, May 7, 1996
Eschenbach interview May 8, 1996
Osaka performance, Aug. 4, 1993
Subseries E: Lucienne Bloch
Scope and Contents note
All videotapes are in VHS format.
Lucienne Bloch, Gaulala
Box Folder
23 - Old Stage Studio, window dub Sept. 24, 1998, tape 1
- Old Stage Studio,Window dub Sept. 24, 1998, tape 2
- Old Stage Studio,Window dub Sept. 24, 1998, tape 3
- Old Stage Studio,Window dub Sept. 24, 1998, tape 4
- Old Stage Studio,Window dub Sept. 24, 1998, tape 5
- Stills B-roll, window dub Sept. 24, 1998, tape 6
- Stills, diaries, last still window dub, Sept. 24, 1998, tape 7
- Coast, mail boxes (b-roll) window dub, Sept. 25, 1998, tape 8
- Stills (b-roll) & interview - no audio; window dub, Sept. 25, 1998, tape 9
- Second interview window dub, Sept. 25, 1998, tape 10
- Interview #2 window dub, Sept. 25, 1998, tape 11
- Window dub, Sept. 25, 1998, tape 12
- Stills, window dub, Sept. 25, 1998, tape 13
- Stills, window dub, Sept. 25, 1998, tape 14
- Sketching (b-roll), window dub, Sept. 25, 1998, tape 15
- Lucienne Bloch: The Cycle of a Woman's Life in Art; 3 copies
Subseries F: KUHT Public Television "Arts Alive!"
Bodily Imagination: Movement x Movement
Box Folder
24 - July 1992, 27:48 (3 copies) [VHS]
- July 1992, 27:49 Wilson x 2 + 28:00 [VHS]
- Bodily Imagination: Houston Ballet @ 27:48 [VHS]
- PAL 27:48 [VHS]
Imagine! Children & the Arts
Box Folder
24 - Sept. 1990, 28:14 (5 copies) [VHS]
- Sept. 25, 1990 (3 copies) [VHS]
- Worktape [Beta]
- 28:14 [Beta]
- Dance of the Dragon promo reels [VHS]
- West Meets East [VHS]
- Cultures in Concert (2 copies) [VHS]
- Cultures in Concert, March 1992 (2 copies) [VHS]
- Cultures in Concert, March 19, 1992, 56:21 [VHS]
- Cultures in Concert, 1992, 56:21 [Beta]
- Cultures in Concert, March 1992, 56:21 [VHS]
- Japan online transfer [VHS]
Jose Quintero: Directions in Drama
Box Folder
25 - 1990, 27:53 (2 copies) [VHS]
- Worktape [VHS]
- Quintero feature Marion's worktape, Nov. 1989 [VHS]
- Freddie Weber TV show: guest Jose Quintero / Cagney & Lacey TV show, guest Jose Quintero [VHS]
- Jose Quintero at "The Outfit" celebrating Eugene O'Neill's 100th Birthday [VHS]
- Jose Quintero: Directions in Drama; dubbed from air master 1 audio mixed packaged with CGs [VHS]
- Jan. 31, 1990; 13:57 with 13:36 from Feb. 7, 1990 [Beta]
- Extended; archival photos [Beta]
- Jose Quintero 2nd interview, Nov. 2, 1989 (3 copies) [Beta]
- Jose Quintero offline #2, Dec. 4, 1989 (3 copies) [Beta]
- Colleen Dewhurst interview (NYC) A & B; Nov. 17, 1989 [Beta]
- Colleen Dewhurst interview, promos and Tony; Nov. 17, 1989 [Beta]
- Colleen Dewhurst outtakes [VHS]
- Richard Thomas interview, Nov. 4, 1992 [VHS]
- Quintero offline no. 2 [Beta]
- 1990 [Beta]
Albee / Lorca: Duende!
Box Folder
25 - Nov. 25, 1992, 26:45 (3 copies) [VHS]
- Marion's worktape [VHS]
- Lorca y la Barraga [VHS]
- Lorca y la Barraga [Beta]
Robert Wilson
Box Folder
26 - Interviews (audio): Wilson / Hamlet, 2nd, Bob and make-up
- Interviews (audio): Wilson / Hamlet, Hans Peter
- Interviews (audio): Wilson / Hamlet, Wolfgang Wiens & Steplton, May 20, 1995
- Interviews (audio): Wilson / Hamlet, 2nd, May 23, 1995
- Interviews (audio): Wilson / Hamlet, Robert Wilson talking with patrons
- Interviews (audio): Philip Glass re: Bob Wilson, Nov. 16, 1992 ["Arts Alive!"]
- Interviews (VHS): Wilson / Hamlet, interview with Hans Peter
- Interviews (VHS): Wilson / Hamlet, interview with Wolfgang Wiens & Stepleton, May 20, 1995
- Interviews (VHS): Wilson / Hamlet, interview with Bob Wilson, 2nd & make-up
- Interviews (VHS): Wilson / Hamlet, interview with Bob Wilson, 2nd & make-up, May 23, 1995
- Interviews (VHS): Wilson / Hamlet, Robert Wilson talking to patrons (Ann Kristine interview)
- Interviews (VHS): Wilson / Hamlet, Philip Glass interview re: Bob Wilson; Nov. 16, 1992
- Visions of Robert Wilson [VHS]
- Visions of Robert Wilson, Feb. 1993 [VHS]
- Visions of Robert Wilson, March 1993 (4 copies) [VHS]
- Visions of Robert Wilson, Duende: Albee/Lorca, March 1993 (2 copies) [VHS]
- Visions of Robert Wilson, Wilson x 2 +, March 1993 (2 copies) [VHS]
- Wilson x 2 +, 1992, 28:00; Visions of Robert Wilson, 1993, 28:21 [VHS]
- Wilson x 2 +, worktape [VHS]
- Wilson x 2 +, Sept. 1992 (8 copies @ 28:00) [VHS]
- The Making of a Monologue: Robert Wilson's Hamlet, 62:20:19 (3 copies) [VHS]
- The Theater of Robert Wilson, BBC final edit parts 1 & 2, NTSC, Sept. 11, 1985 [VHS]
- The Theater of Robert Wilson, BBC final edit parts 1 & 2, NTSC, Sept. 11, 1985 [VHS]
- Jonathan Miller interview ( Tosca &M Mozart); Jan. 11, 1991 [Beta]
- Jonathan Miller off-line master [Beta]
- Jonathan Miller interview (part 2); Carlisle Floyd interview 9part 1), Jan. 11, 1991 [Beta]
- Arts Alive for Community: Miller's Musings and Carnegie Hall; Bodily Imagination: Movement x Movement, March 19, 1991 [Beta]
- Arts Alive for Community: Miller's Musings, 8:18 [Beta]
- Main St. Theater / Becky Udden [VHS]
- Main St. Theater / Becky Udden off-line [VHS]
Box Folder
27 - Setting the Stage 29:29 (4 copies) [VHS]
- Setting the Stage 29:29 [Beta]
- Setting the Stage 29:29 / Mozart Mosaic 28:30 [VHS]
- Setting the Stage / Mozart Mosaic 28:30 [VHS]
- Setting the Stage / Mozart Mosaic 38:31 [VHS]
- Setting the Stage / Mozart Mosaic 28:31 [VHS]
- Mozart Mosaic 1991 [VHS]
- Mozart Mosaic 28:31 [VHS]
- Mozart Mosaic 30:00 [VHS]
- Mozart Mosaic, 1991 [VHS]
- Mozart Mosaic, 28:31 [Beta]
- Music Maestra / Ages of Song: Elena Nikolaidi, 27:31(3 copies) [VHS]
- Music Maestra / Ages of Song: Elena Nikolaidi, Setting the Stage, Mozart Mosaic [VHS]
- Music Maestra / Ages of Song: Elena Nikolaidi, Nov. 1, 1991 (2 copies) [VHS]
- Music Maestra / Ages of Song: Elena Nikolaidi, Profile: Maestro Christoph Eschenbach [VHS]
- Music Maestra, Please! & Ages of Song: Elena Nikolaida 27:00 [Beta]
- Music Maestra, Please! 1991; 15:00 [Beta]
- Enter Eschenbach, 1989 PAL [Beta]
- Enter Eschenbach, raw tape [VHS]
- Enter Eschenbach, May 1989; doesn't have title, intro, credits [VHS]
- Enter Eschenbach, June 18, 1989; 29:20 [VHS]
- Eschenbach offline edit tape [VHS]
- Enter Eschenbach, & excerpts from The Making of a Representative for Planet 8; Nov. 1989 [Beta]
- Enter Eschenbach, March 23, 1987; Eschenbach & HSO interview [Beta]
Box Folder
28 - Arts Alive '89 pilot show, June 18, 1989, 29:20 (2 copies) [VHS]
- Arts Alive pilot show, June 18, 1989, 29:20 [Beta]
- Arts Alive '89 pilot show, 29:27 [VHS]
- Arts Alive '89, June 16 1989, 29:20 [VHS]
- Arts Alive '89, 29:20 [Beta]
- Arts Alive '90, Feb. 25, 1990, 31:30 [Beta]
- Arts Alive '90, Feb. 25, 1990, 31:30 [Beta]
Alley Theater
Box Folder
28 - Personal Informance, 1992-1993 season [audio]
- Personal Informance, 1992-1993 season [VHS]
- Director's Symposium, Jan. 27, 1992 [audio]
- Interview audio, July 30, 1996 [audio]
- Gregory Boyd interview [audio]
- Gregory Boyd interview [VHS]
- Alley Theater interview audio, July 30, 1996 [VHS]
- Alley Theater Director's Symposium, Jan. 27, 1992 [VHS]
- Da Camera, Nov. 15, 1996 [VHS]
- Da Camera, St. Petersburg, Nov. 15, 1996 [audio]
Unidentified audio cassette tapes:
Box Folder
28 - Unidentified Acts I & II, May 14, 1999
- Unidentified first half, n.d.
- Unidentified Acts I & II, May 11, 1999
- Unidentified Acts II & III, May 11, 1999
Unidentified VHS tapes
Box Folder
28 - Tape 1; May 30, 1998
- Acts I & II, May 11, 1999
- Acts II & III, May 1999
- Acts I & most of II, May 14, 1999
Oversize tape
Box Folder
29 - Bodily Imagination: Movement x Movement, July 1992, Oct. 19 1992
- Reel 1 of ???
- Reel 2 of ???
- Music Maestra, Please!, Ages of Song, Setting the Stage, Mozart Mosaic, 1,8, 15 October, 1991
- Houston Grand Opera promo, March 30, 2000
- "Marion's tape": Imagine! Children & the Arts; Planet 8; Hamlet; complete recording; Paul Baker's Baylor Theater Stage Production; World Records LP

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