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Collection Description

Collection Title
Usher Hall: Box 6 (1985-89)
Unique Identifier
Box 63
Usher Hall: box 6 of 8 (1985-89)
Collection of ca. 100 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:
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland New Year concerts: conducted by Christopher Adey (4/1/85); conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier (4/1/88); conducted by Diego Masson (4/1/89)
Edinburgh International Festival 40th Anniversary Gala Concert with a great variety of performers including the Hallé Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (24/8/86). Programme includes photos and biographies of performers, as well as information about the history of the Edinburgh Festival.
Ravi Shankar (sitar) (31/8/89)
Edinburgh University Musical Society Orchestra and Chorus, Napier College Choir, and the Waverley Singers, conducted by Christopher Bell (8/3/87)
Many programmes from concerts by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (1985-89)
Concerts of choral and orchestral music by students of Daniel Stewart's and Melville College and the Mary Erskine School (28/3/87, 18/3/89)
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Shallon (26/11/86)
Many programmes from concerts by the Scottish National Orchestra (1986-89)
Edinburgh Royal Choral Union with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Parrott and John McLeod (1/3/86). Performance of the world premiere of a work by McLeod.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (2/9/89)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel (21/8/85)
Date range of collection
1985 - 1989
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places

Location Details

Edinburgh Central Library, Music Library
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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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 Owner(s)
Collection Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
Collection Custodians(s)
Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council