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Category: Music - Classical
Reference No: 8485
Status: Available
Price: £12.00
  Basil Cameron

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British conductor.

Cameron made his name as the conductor of regional orchestras in Torquay, Brighton, Harrogate and Hastings before getting a huge career boost from favourable reviews from Percy Grainger and George Bernard Shaw.

Between 1928 and 1933, Cameron acted as guest conductor for several London orchestras, notably the BBC Symphony Orchestra. During this same period, the conductor established himself with American audiences. A 1930 guest appearance with the San Francisco Symphony led to an invitation to become its music director, a position held jointly with Russian-born Issay Dobroven. In 1932, he resigned that post to become permanent conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, remaining there until 1938.

In 1938 Cameron returned to England where he remained for the rest of his career. In 1940, he joined the conducting staff of the Proms as an associate conductor to Sir Henry Wood for the Promenade Concert series.

This is a very fine programme (8.25" x 5.25") for a concert at the Dome in Brighton, March 27th 1948 by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Basil Cameron. Cameron has added a fine signature in blue fountain pen ink to the front cover. The programme was laid to a contemporary collector's album page, and the outer back cover is neatly covered by the trimmed remains. Overall condition is very good.