Hardy Lee concert programmes collection

Scope and Content

Scrapbook of concert programmes collected by Hardy Lee during his time in Cambridge. The majority are for concerts at Clare by the College Music Society of which Lee was Secretary and then President, and for many of these, reviews from the Lady Clare magazine are attached. In addition, there are programmes for many other college music societies, the 1930 CUMS Festival of British Music, a production of the Fairy Queen at the New Theatre in 1931, and of Euripides' The Bacchae also at the New Theatre in May 1930. Performers included: Geoffrey Beaumont, Margaret Field-Hyde, William Glock, Leon Goossens, Hardy Campbell Lee, Boris Ord, Philip Radcliffe, Michael Redgrave, Cyril Rootham and Percy Young.

Index to volumes lists programmes relating to concerts held at Clare, Cambridge University Music Society, Emmanuel, Fitzwilliam Hall, Girton, Greek Play, Jesus, King's, Magdalene, Newnham, Peterhouse, Queen's, St. Catharines, St. John's, Trinity, Trinity Hall, Westcott House and Westminster College. Also programmes for concerts held at Histon, Oxford, London, Barnet, Sawston and Rotherhithe.

Administrative / Biographical History

(1910-1994), matriculated at Clare, 1929. During his time at Clare (1929-1932) he was a member of the Music Society and he kept copies of all the programmes of concerts in which he played. He also kept copies of programmes of various other music concerts in Cambridge that he attended and it is these programmes that were bound together into the volume in this series.

Following his War service he took an LLB at Cornell University but later settled in Los Angeles working in investment banking. In 1975, he and his wife returned to Cambridge where he once again became actively involved in music-making.

Acquisition Information

Acc 1988/8

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