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Léon Goossens: Foreign T-Z, shipboard, Queen's hall and Wigmore hall (1928-1987)
Concert programmes for concert given outside of the United Kingdom, with countries starting "N" to "Z" and unknown German-language venues. Concert programmes for shipboard concerts. Concert programmes for London venues, Queens hall and Wigmore hall.

Amsterdam: Muzieklyceum (10/1/37).
Haag, Den: Pulchri studio (26/10/31); Diligentia? (29/1/32: Den Concertgebouw kamerorkest).
New Zealand.
Auckland: Town hall (14/6/54: Auckland chamber music society).
Christchurch: Civic theatre (22/6/54: Christchurch chamber music society).
Dunedin: Burt hall (24/6/54: Dunedin chamber music society).
Wellington: National art gallery, Academy room (19/5/54: Wellington chamber music society); Town hall (26/6/54: National orchestra of the New Zealand broadcasting service).
Brochure about the NZBC symphony orchestra.
Moscow: Bolshoi zal, konservatorii (7/5/56: Moskovskaia Gosudarsmvennaia Filarmoniia; Gosudarstvennyi simfonicheskii orkestr soiuza SSR; No date, 1955 to 1956 season: Moskovskaia Gosudarsmvennaia Filarmoniia; Simfonicheskii orkestr studentov Moskovskoi Gosudarstvennoi Konservatorii; Gosudarstvennyi akademicheskii Russkii khor soiuza SSR; Zhor mal’chikov Gosudarstvennogo zhorovogo Uchilishcha); Kontsertiyi zal, Imeni P. I. Chaikovskogo (19/4/56: Gosudrarstvennyi simfonicheskii orkestr SSSR); season brochure describing English artists visit April to May 1956 (2 copies, in Russian).
Serbia and Montenegro.
Belgrade: Sala kolarcevog narodnog univerziteta (3/3/54); Kolarcev narodni universitet (=Kolarao university hall (programme translation)), Medunarodio takmicenje muzicke omladine (=international competition for young musicians (translated from French on programme)) (21/9/81 to 1/10/81).
Unknown location: Victoria memorial hall (11/7/54 (1 programme, 1 flier): Singapore musical society); multiple venues, Singapore musical society (brochure for concerts April to May 1954).
Unknown location: Multiple venues, Slovenska filharmonija (Season brochure/highlights for 1953 to 1954, Goossens concert 22/2/54 in Koncertna poslovalnica).
Lausanne: Multiple venues, festival international d’orchestres de jeunes (24/7/72 to 5/8/72).
Istanbul: unknown venue, Istanbul filarmoni dernegi (18/4/55).
Kiev: Teatr operi ta baletu Ukraïns’koï RSR im T. H. Shevchenka (1956).
Baltimore: Lyric theatre (24/2/29: Baltimore symphony orchestra).
Boston: Jordan hall (25/2/29: Concert of Eugene Goossens’ music).
Seattle: University of Washington, health sciences auditorium (6/11/57).
New york: Carnegie hall (Friday 9/6 and Saturday 10/6, year unknown (possibly 1939) (2 copies): New york philharmonic symphony orchestra; includes premiere of Bax’s 7th symphony); Guild theatre (22/1/28 (1 programme, 1 flier): “first New York appearance”); Town hall (123 west 43rd street) (25/4/65); Steinway concert hall (5/2/29).
Rochester, NY state: Kilbourn hall, Eastman school of music (26/1/28 (2 copies); 16/1/29).
Washington DC: Watergate (July 1950, Goossens concert 19/7/50: National symphony orchestra).
Unknown location (possibly Providence, RI): Avon theatre (28/1/29: Rochester little symphony).
New York agent information leaflet about Leon Goossens.

4 German-language programmes from unidentified locations.

Shipbound programmes:
M.V. “Georgic” (1/6/39; 15/6/39; 17/6/39).
Cunard R.M.S. “Alaunia” (8/3/29).

United Kingdom.
Queen’s Hall: 10 programmes (1930-1939) (Includes 2 programmes from Henry Wood promenade concerts, 1 programme form London music festival (1939), concerts from Courtauld-Sargent concert series and Beecham Sunday concerts; includes concerts given by Royal philharmonic society; includes concerts given by London philharmonic orchestra, BBC symphony orchestra and Royal philharmonic orchestra).
Wigmore Hall: 38 programmes (1930-1987) (Includes 1 programme from Festival of Britain (1951); includes tribute concert for Goossens’ 90th birthday; includes concerts given by chamber concerts society, London music circle, Pro arte society; includes concerts given by London string players; London women’s string orchestra, Jacques string orchestra, Harvey Phillips string orchestra, part of the Royal philharmonic orchestra, Bromley and Chislehurst orchestra, Leslie Jones orchestra, Virtuoso ensemble of London, Capriol orchestra)

In order foreign, then unknown german-language, then shipboard, the Queen's hall (London) then Wigmore hall. Within foreign material, arranged by alphabetical order of country, then alphabetical order of location, alphabetical order of venue name, then chronologically. German-language unidentified material ordered chronologically. Shipboard material arranged by alphabetical order of ship's name. Queen's hall and Wigmore hal material organised chronologically.
Date range of collection
1928 - 1987
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