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CodeNA8624
Dates1946-
Person NameFounders’ Guild for an Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra; 1946-
ActivityThe Founders’ Guild for an Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra was first proposed in a speech to the National Council for Women in St John's Hall, Edinburgh, on 6 July 1946, the day the disbanding of the Reid Orchestra was announced. The proposal was followed two days later by a letter to 'The Scotsman' by Jean Hunter Cowan and A. F. M. MacFarlane who argued that subscriptions should be raised to form a symphony orchestra. The group also hoped to raise money and interest through concerts, exhibitions, and festivals. Despite the formation of a Scottish National Orchestra in 1950 the Guild resolved to continue its activities, but a symphony orchestra was not founded in Edinburgh until 1963.
Corporate NameFounders’ Guild for an Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra
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