On This Day in Music for February 24

Events in Music

  • 1607 Claudio Monteverdi's opera "L'Orfeo" premieres in Mantua, oldest opera still regularly performed
  • 1711 George Frideric Handel's opera "Rinaldo" premieres at Haymarket theatre in London
  • 1939 Roy Harris' 3rd Symphony premieres in Boston
  • 1951 "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • 1955 Cole Porter's final Broadway musical "Silk Stockings", loosely based on the Melchior Lengyel's "Ninotchka", opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 478 performances
  • 1956 Walter Piston's 5th Symphony, commissioned by the Juilliard School of Music for their 50th anniversary, premiere performance by the Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Jean Morel
  • 1962 "New Faces of '62" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1962 "Sail Away" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 167 performances
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