Hour of Music, Inc.

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The Hour of Music organization was founded in 1939 with the aim of showcasing young musical talent through concerts, and supporting them with financial aid.

The not-for-profit group was entirely funded by voluntary contributions and benefit concerts. Among the artists appearing at the concerts were cellist Leonard Rose, soprano Margaret Harshaw, and pianist Beveridge Webster. Many of the events were held at New York City locations such as the Colony Club and the Hunter College Playhouse. The organization awarded prizes to outstanding young talents including Kenji Kobayashi, Joseph Plon and David Wells. It ceased its activities in 1975 due to financial difficulties, distributing its remaining assets between the Julliard School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.

From the description of Hour of Music records, 1945-1975. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 84688535

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associatedWith Colony Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Harshaw, Margaret. person
associatedWith Rose, Leonard. person
associatedWith Webster, Beveridge, 1908-1999. person
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New York (State)--New York
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Active 1945

Active 1975

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