On This Day in Music for September 26

Events in Music

  • 1835 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" premieres at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (now Italy)
  • 1892 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's New Marine Band, at Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1898 Victor Herbert and Harry Smith's operetta "The Fortune Teller" premieres at Wallack's Theater, New York City
  • 1904 Charles Kleins "Music Master" premieres in NYC
  • 1927 St James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St, NYC
  • 1957 Leornard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins' musical "West Side Story" premieres at the Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 732 performances, wins 2 Tony Awards
  • 1961 "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 1967 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Violin concert premieres in Moscow
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Weddings in Music

  • 1999 Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York
  • 2005 Country music singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver (66) weds Wanda Lynn Canady in Corsicana, Texas

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