On This Day

Events in Music on April 16

  • 1849 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Le prophète" premieres in Paris

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1854 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Mazeppa" premieres at the Court Theatre in Weimar

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1940 Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht" premieres in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1952 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1959 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances
  • 1967 "Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • 1972 "That's Entertainment" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1974 "Words & Music" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances
  • 1978 "History of the American Film" closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances
  • 1981 "Copperfield" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1985 "Grind" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • 1990 August Wilson's play "The Piano Lesson", starring Charles S. Dutton, opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 1991 Leander & Seago's musical "Matador" premieres in London
  • 1992 "Metro" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 13 performances

Music awardsCMT Music Awards

2007 41st CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non-classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn"

Singer-songwriter and Rapper Kendrick Lamar
Singer-songwriter and Rapper
Kendrick Lamar