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Collection Description

Collection Title
Usher Hall: Box 4 (1960-79)
Unique Identifier
Box 61
Usher Hall: box 4 of 8 (1960-79)
Collection of ca. 90 miscellaneous programmes, posters, flyers and handbills from the Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Performances of mainly chamber music, opera, orchestral music, and choral music, many as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Some of the highlights from the collection include:
Many programmes from concerts by the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union (1971-79)
Vaughan Williams Centenary Concert by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union and the BBC Scottish Choral Society, conducted by Christopher Seaman (14/10/72)
Yehudi Menuhin (violin) and Louis Kentner (piano) (7/9/77)
Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) and Geoffrey Parsons (piano) (6/9/79)
Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa (8/9/79)
Many programmes from concerts by the Scottish National Orchestra (1963-79)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos with Maureen Forrester (contralto) (29/5/76)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Roderick Brydon (15/2/77)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Bach Orchestra (14/2/77)
Catherine Collard (piano) (23/2/77)
Edinburgh Churches Choir conducted by Walter Wilkinson (12/12/64)
English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Raymond Leppard (27/10/67)
Hallé Orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli (24/9/65)
Anna Russell (singer) (5/10/60)
Edinburgh Youth Orchestra conducted by James Loughran (13/4/68)
Vienna Boys Choir (27/2/65)
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Herbert Blomstedt (4/1/73)
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn (14/11/78) and Claudio Abbado (16/10/79), promoted by Shell Concerts
Date range of collection
1960 - 1979
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places
This collection is about

Location Details

Edinburgh Central Library, Music Library
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EG United Kingdom
Open Map
0131 225 5584
0131 225 8783
Visiting Information
Mon-Thur 10.00-20.00 Fri 10.00-17.00 Sat 09.00- 13.00 For reprographic services, book reservations and overdue items from lending departments.
Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-1pm
Collections Overview
Special collection on Edinburgh Festival 1947 to date
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

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Collection Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council