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Collection Description

Collection Title
McCann Collection: USA (1893-1990)
A collection of three boxes of programmes from the McCann Collection. The collection contains programmes from concerts given outside the United Kingdom and were collected by the concert agent Norman McCann (1920-1999).

The collection contains programmes from a wide variety of venues within the United States. However, there is a significant amount of programmes from concerts given in New York City, especially Carnegie Hall and various venues within the Lincoln Centre. The majority of programmes in the collection date from concerts given in the 1970s and 1980s. The collection also contains a significant amount of programmes from recitals given by Richard Tauber, in a wide array of venues across the United States.

New York City:

Main venues:

Lincoln Centre:
Avery Fisher Hall – 35 programmes
Alice Tully Hall – 7 programmes
Metropolitan Opera House – 2 programmes
Philharmonic Hall – 6 programmes
Library and Museum of the Performing Arts – 1 programme
Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library – 1 programme
Auditorium, New York Public Library – 1 programme

In addition, there are three programmes from unspecified venues within the Lincoln Centre, or general programmes for the centre.

Carnegie Hall – 54 programmes
Carnegie Recital Hall – 6 programmes

Town Hall – 14 programmes

Merkin Concert Hall, Abraham Goodman House – 6 programmes

Other New York City Venues:
St. Patrick’s Cathedral; Education Auditorium, New York University; Education Theatre, New York University; Evelyn and Louis A. Green Auditorium; Steinway Hall; Auditorium, Donnell Library Centre (4); Hunter College, City University of New York (2); Garrick Theater; Academy of Music (2); Auditorium, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York; St. Matthews Lutheran Church Auditorium [5405 Wren Avenue]; Curran Theater; Deutsches Haus, New York University [42 Washington Mews]; New York Hippodrome; Brooklyn Jewish Center; Lewisohn Stadium [“College of the City of New York”].

In addition, there is a prospectus for the New York City Handel Festival.

Rest of the USA

There are programmes from the following venues:
Garden States Arts Centre, Holmdel, N.J.; Galliard Municipal Auditorium, Pittsburgh; Greenville Senior High School, Greenville; Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City (3); Chattanogra High School, Music Hall; Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco; War Memorial opera House, San Francisco (2); Mann Music Centre, Philadelphia; Pioneer Theatre Auditorium, Reno (2); Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio (2); St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington D.C.; Mosque Theatre, Newark, N.J. (2); Hotel Dennis, Atlantic City, N.J.; Eastman Theatre, University of Rochester (2); Civic Auditorium, Seattle; Lutkin Hall, Evanston, Illinois (3); Moore Theatre, Seattle; Music Hall, Houston (2); Arkansas Hall [Arkansas]; Armory, Kalamazoo (2); Civic Opera House, Chicago (2); Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma (2); Denver Auditorium (5); Orange County Performing Arts Center (3); Engelmann Hall, Department of Music, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; San Angelo Coliseum; Metropolitan Theater, Seattle (2); Robin Hood Dell, Fairmount Park [Philadelphia]; Watergate, Washington; Music Hall, Boston; Margaret Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall, Wells College; Severance Hall, Cleveland; Victoria College Auditorium; Fry Studio, White Planes, New York; Concert Hall, School of Music, DePaul University, Chicago [800 West Belden]; Sheldon Concert Hall, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Recital Hall, Denton, Texas; Music Recital Hall, Sacramento State College; Advent Lutheran Church, Morgan Hill, California; McAllister Fine Arts Auditorium [San Antonio?]; McFarlin Auditorium [Dallas]; Stanley Theatre, Utica, New York; Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress (2); Constitution Hall [Washington D.C.] (3); Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio; University Auditorium, University of Illnois; Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall [Hartford?]; 45 Common Street, Belmont; Recital Hall, University of Western Ontario; Ball High School Auditorium, Galveston County; White Plains High School, Westchester; Santa Ana High School Auditorium, Orange County; Neighbourhood House, Northeast Harbour, Maine (2); Franklin D. Roosevelt Auditorium, Chicago; World Bank, Washington D.C.; Jordan Hall, Boston (2); Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Chicago; Dock Street Theatre, Charleston; Woolsey Hall, Yale University; The Lyric, Baltimore; Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York; Troy Theatre, Troy, New York; Opera House, Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis; Hotel Statler Ballroom, Boston; Municipal Auditorium, Orlando, Florida; Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles; Fine Arts Auditorium, Oklahoma City University; Wellesley Junior High School Auditorium, Wellesley, Massachusetts; Recital Hall, Art and Music Building, Georgia State University; Crouse College [Syracuse, N.Y.]; Tawes Recital Hall, University of Maryland, College Park; Provincetown Art Association and Museum; College Auditorium, Kansas State Teachers College, Pittsburg; Saint-Gaudens N.H.S., Cornish, New Hampshire; Redlands Memorial Chapel, Redlands, California; Orchestra Hall, Chicago (5); Academy of Music, Philadelphia (4); Symphony Hall, Boston (3); Kennedy Center, Washington D.C; Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; Sín Sokola Chicago [programme in Czech – venue information on programme “V Síni Sokola Chicago”]; Festival Hall, Chicago [possibly a truncated version of the name].

There are prospectuses, multi-venue concert programmes and concert programmes with unspecified venues from the following orchestras:
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra; Hartford Symphony Orchestra; San Antonio Symphony Orchestra; New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra; Springfield Symphony Orchestra (6); Virginia Symphony; San Francisco Symphony; San Antonio Symphony (2); Dallas Symphony Orchestra (2); El Paso Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Scranton Philharmonic Orchestra; Reno Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (2); Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra (7).

There are festival prospectuses or festival programmes from the following:
Summerfare (State University of New York at Purchase); Tanglewood (4); Mahler Festival; Ravinia; Krenek Festival, Santa Barbara, California; Delius Festival, Florida (4).

There is a magazine outlining various American festivals in 1990. There are 44 programmes from concerts where the venue has not been specified, the venue has been specified but geographic location is unknown, or the programme is part of a multi-venue tour.
Date range of collection
1893 - 1990
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal Academy of Music Museum
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council