Symphony Events in History



2008 Death - George Tibbits, composer, architect, works include, Otway Ranges Symphony, Battue, dies

1998 Event - "Street Corner Symphony," closes at Brooks Atkinson New York City after 79 perf

1997 Event - "Street Corner Symphony," opens at Brooks Atkinson New York City for 79 performances

1994 Event - Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London

1993 Death - Ken E. Jones, musician ,New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, dies of AIDS at 34

1992 Death - Stephen Albert, composer, Pulitzer Prize winner 1985, for symphony 'RiverRun', won Grammy Award 1995 for 'Cello Concerto', killed in an automobile accident in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

1985 Death - George Schick, Czechoslovakian conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76

1982 Event - 1st live orchestra on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)

1979 Death - Julia A Perry, U.S. composer and conductor (Soul Symphony), dies at 55

1978 Death - Don Gillis, U.S. composer (Symphony #5 ), dies at 65

1973 Death - Istvan Kertesz, Hungarian/German conductor (London Symphony), dies at 43

1972 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin

1972 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich' 15th Symphony, premieres in Moscow

1969 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow

1969 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 14th Symphony

1968 Death - Charles Munch, French/U.S. conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra, dies at 77

1968 Event - 1st performance of Roger Sessions' 8th Symphony

1968 Event - Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres

1966 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad

1965 Event - Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"

1965 Event - Ives' 4th Symphony premieres

1965 Event - 1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony

1964 Event - Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony, premieres

1963 Death - Fritz Reiner, Hungarian/U.S. conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, dies at 74

1962 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich' 13th Symphony, premieres in Moscow

1962 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 13th Symphony

1962 Death - Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (New York Philharmonic), dies at 85

1962 Event - Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony, premieres

1962 Event - David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia

1962 Event - Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF

1961 Event - Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)

1961 Event - Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovitsch' 12nd Symphony

1961 Event - Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, premieres

1960 Event - William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres

1960 Event - Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres

1960 Event - Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres

1959 Event - Paul Hindemith's symphony "Pittsburgh," premieres

1957 Event - Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London

1957 Event - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow

1957 Event - Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony, premieres in Paris

1957 Event - 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony

1957 Event - 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston

1955 Event - Walter Piston's 6th Symphony, premieres

1955 Birthday - Simon Rattle, born in England, orchestra conductor, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

1955 Event - Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia

1954 Birthday - Tobias Picker, born in New York City, New York, composer, awarded Joseph H. Bearns Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, Award in Music from American Academy of Arts and Letters, composer-in-residence for Houston Symphony, 1985 - 1990, music publisher, Schott Music Corporation

1954 Birthday - Judith Weir, born in Cambridge, England, composer, professor of music at Cardiff University, Artistic Director, Spitafields Festival, Composer in Association for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

1953 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich' 10th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad

1953 Event - Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb," premieres

1953 Event - Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony

1953 Birthday - Riccardo Chailly, born in Milan, Italy, conductor, West Berlin Symphony Orchestra

1952 Event - Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres

1950 Event - Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony," premieres

1950 Event - David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres

1950 Event - Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St. Joan," premieres

1949 Birthday - Shulamit Ran, born in Tel Aviv, Israel, composer, second woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music, for Symphony, 1990

1949 Event - Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony, premieres

1948 Event - Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston

1947 Event - Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris

1947 Event - Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres

1947 Event - Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel

1947 Event - Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony, premieres in SF

1946 Event - Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres

1946 Event - Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony, premieres

1946 Event - Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique," premieres

1946 Event - 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony

1945 Event - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 9th Symphony under J Mravinski premieres

1945 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th Symphony

1945 Event - Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow

1944 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich' 8th Symphony, premieres in New York

1944 Event - 1st performance of Walter Piston's 2nd Symphony

1944 Event - 1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony

1943 Event - Howard Hanson's 4th Symphony, premieres

1943 Event - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow

1942 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad

1942 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony, premieres in US

1942 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, premieres

1942 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony, premieres in Siberia

1941 Event - Siberia: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 7th Symphony

1941 Event - David Diamond's 1st Symphony, premieres

1941 Event - Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres

1941 Event - 1st U.S. radio performance of Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers"

1941 Event - 1st performance of Benjamin Britten's "Symphony da Requiem"

1941 Event - Paul Creston's 1st Symphony, premieres

1941 Birthday - Stephen Albert, born in New York City, New York, composer, Pulitzer Prize winner 1985, for symphony 'RiverRun', won Grammy Award 1995 for 'Cello Concerto'

1939 Event - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj's 6th Symphony, premieres

1939 Event - Roy Harris' 3rd Symphony, premieres in Boston

1938 Event - NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony

1937 Event - Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio

1937 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad

1937 Event - NBC forms 1st full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio

1937 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres

1936 Birthday - David Joel Zinman, born in New York City, composer and conductor, Baltimore Symphony 1983

1936 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 4th Symphony

1935 Birthday - Seiji Ozawa, Hoten Manchuria, conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra

1935 Event - Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London

1935 Birthday - Noam Sheriff, born in Tel Aviv, Israel, musician, composer, conductor, most renowned Israeli musician, director of Haifa Symphony Orchestra

1934 Birthday - Alan Ridout, born in West Wickham, England, composer, teacher, professor Royal College of Music, worked with Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, prolific instrumental and choral music composer

1934 Birthday - Aldo Ceccato, born in Milan, Italy, conductor, Detroit Symphony Orchestra 1973 - 1977

1933 Birthday - George Tibbits, born in Boulder, Australia, composer, architect, works include, Otway Ranges Symphony, Battue

1932 Birthday - Mike Royko, born in Chicago, journalist, Symphony Daily News, author, Boss

1932 Birthday - Hugh Wood, born in Parbold, England, composer, studied with William Lloyd Webber, Anthony Milner, Iain Hamilton, works include Symphony and Violin Concerto

1932 Birthday - Joseph Silverstein, born in Detroit, Michigan, violinist, Denver Symphony Orchestra

1932 Event - "Mickey Mouse" and "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated

1931 Birthday - Barry Tuckwell, born in Melbourne, Australia, hornist, London Symphony Orchestra 1955 - 1968

1930 Event - Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic," premieres

1930 Event - 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult

1930 Birthday - Maureen Forrester, born in Montreal, Canada, contralto, Ressurection Symphony

1930 Birthday - Lorin Maazel, born in Neuilly, France, conductor, NBC Symphony Orchestra 1941

1929 Birthday - Andre Previn, born in Berlin, Germany, conductor London Symphony, and pianist

1928 Event - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Philadelphia

1928 Birthday - Byron "Yankees" Janis, born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, pianist, NBC Symphony Orchestra

1927 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich' 2nd Symphony, premieres in Moscow

1927 Death - Ole Olsen, composer, organist, teacher, wrote opera 'Stig Hvide', wrote Symphony in G major, dies at 77 in Oslo, Norway

1927 Birthday - Raymond Leppard, born in London, England, conductor, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

1927 Event - Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 1st Symphony, premieres in Berlin

1927 Event - 1st performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony in E

1926 Event - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 1st Symphony, premieres in Leningrad

1926 Event - 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C

1925 Birthday - Robert Linn, born in America, composer, educator, University of Southern California, composed music for chorus and chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra and wind orchestra

1924 Event - Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma," premieres in Paris

1924 Birthday - Janos Starker, born in Budapest, Hungary, cellist, Chicago Symphony 1953 - 1958

1924 Birthday - Julian B Coco, Curacao guitarist/bassist, Utrecht Symphony Orchestra

1923 Event - Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic," premieres

1923 Event - Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony, premieres

1922 Event - Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony," premieres in London

1917 Event - 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"

1916 Event - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert

1915 Event - Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E, premieres

1914 Birthday - Jack Delano, born in Kiev, Ukraine, attended Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, photographer for the Farm Security Administration, composer for Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra

1913 Birthday - Thor Johnson, Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin, conductor, Cincinnati Symphony 1958

1912 Event - Gustav Mahlers 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

1912 Birthday - Don Gillis, born in Cameron, Missouri, composer, Symphony #5

1911 Event - SF Symphony formed

1911 Birthday - Enrique Jorda, born in San Sebastian, Spain, conductor, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 1970

1910 Event - Gustav Mahlers 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians

1908 Event - Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A, premieres

1908 Event - Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony, premieres in Prague

1908 Birthday - George Schick, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, conductor, Chicago Symphony

1907 Birthday - Roy Douglas, born in Tunbridge Wells, England, Richard Roy Douglas, composer, pianist, member London Symphony Orchestra, pianist, organist, celesta player, fourth percussionist, created orchestration for 'Les Sylphides'

1907 Event - Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony, premieres

1906 Event - 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen

1904 Event - Mahlers 5th symphony premieres in Cologne

1904 Birthday - John Antill, born in Sydney, Australia, composer, studied under Alfred Hill, played in NSW State Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, famous for ballet suite Corroboree

1904 Event - Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres

1904 Event - Bela Bartok's symphony "Kossuth," premieres

1903 Birthday - Flor Peeters, Antwerp Belgium, organist/composer, Lied Symphony

1903 Birthday - Gunther AR Raphael, German composer, Symphony Breve

1903 Birthday - Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist, Boston Symphony Orchestra

1902 Birthday - Emanuel Feuermann, born in Kolomea, Galicia, cellist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1902 Birthday - Jesus Maria Sanroma, Carolina PR, pianist, Boston Symphony

1902 Birthday - Max Rudolf, born in Frankfurt, Germany, conductor, Goteberg Symphony Orchestra

1902 Event - 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony

1902 Event - Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St. Petersburg

1901 Event - Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G, premieres

1901 Event - 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A

1898 Birthday - Alfred Wallenstein, born in Chicago, Illinois, conductor, Chicago Symphony 1922 - 1929

1897 Event - Premiere of (parts of) Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony (Berlin)

1896 Death - Anton Bruckner, Austr composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), dies at 72

1895 Event - 1st complete execution of Gustav Mahlers 2nd Symphony

1895 Event - 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony

1895 Event - Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony, premieres in Berlin

1894 Event - 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz

1893 Event - Anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premieres

1893 Event - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducted 1st performance of "Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"

1892 Event - Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony, premieres

1890 Birthday - Erich Kleiber, born in Vienna, Austria, conductor, NBC Symphony 1945-46

1890 Birthday - Lauritz Melchior, born in Copenhagen, Denmark, baritone tenor, National Symphony

1889 Event - Gustav Mahlers 1st Symphony

1889 Birthday - Adrian Boult, born in Chester, England, conductor and composer, BBC Symphony Orchestra

1889 Event - Cesar Francks Symphony in D, premieres

1888 Birthday - Fritz Reiner, Budapest Hungary, U.S. conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1888 Event - St. Tsjaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in Petersburg

1887 Birthday - Nadia Boulanger, conductor, 1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony

1886 Event - Camille Saint-Saens' 3rd Symphony in C, premieres

1886 Event - Tsjaikovski's symphony "Manfred," premieres

1885 Event - John Brahms' 4th Symphony in E, premieres

1884 Event - Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony in E, premieres in Leipzig

1883 Event - John Brahms' 3rd Symphony in F, premieres

1882 Birthday - Ima Hogg, Texas art patron/founder of Houston Symphony

1882 Birthday - Leopold Stokowski, born in London, England, conductor, Cincinnati Symphony

1881 Event - Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its 1st concert

1881 Event - Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony

1880 Birthday - Viking Eggeling, Sweden, artist/film maker, Diagonal Symphony

1878 Event - Peter Tsjaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres

1877 Event - Johnannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna

1877 Event - Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres

1877 Event - Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres

1876 Event - John Brahms' 1st Symphony in C, premieres

1875 Birthday - Pierre Monteux, born in Paris, France, conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra 1919 - 1924

1869 Death - Louis Hector Berlioz, French composer (Symphony Fantastic), dies at 65

1868 Birthday - Granville Bantock, English composer and conductor, Hebridean Symphony

1868 Event - Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres

1865 Event - Franz Schubert's "Unvolendete" Symphony," premieres

1858 Event - 1st performance of New York Symphony Orchestra

1854 Event - Franz Liszts symphony "Orpheus," premieres

1851 Event - Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch," premieres in Dusseldorf

1850 Birthday - Ole Olsen, born in Hammerfest, Norway, composer, organist, teacher, wrote opera 'Stig Hvide', wrote Symphony in G major

1846 Event - Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C, premieres

1842 Event - 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony

1841 Event - Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D, premieres

1841 Birthday - Antonin Dvorak, Nelahozeves Czechoslovakia, composer, New World Symphony

1841 Event - 1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B

1830 Event - Hector Berlioz's "Symphony Fantastic," premieres

1824 Event - Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna

1814 Event - Ludwig von Beethovens 8th Symphony in F, premieres

1813 Event - Ludwig von Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A, premieres

1807 Event - 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B

1803 Event - 1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D

1800 Event - 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C

1797 Birthday - Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal, Austria, composer, Unfinished Symphony

1795 Event - Joseph Haydns 102nd Symphony in B, premieres

1794 Event - 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D

1794 Event - Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres

1792 Event - Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G, premieres

1770 Birthday - Ludwig Van Beethoven, composer, 5th Symphony, Ode to Joy













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