Events in Music in 1903

  • Jan 7 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger" premieres in Brussells
  • Jan 12 Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown, Pennsylvania killing 170
  • Feb 11 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna
  • Jun 12 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music
  • Nov 15 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • Nov 16 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 23 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
  • Nov 27 Opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich)
  • Dec 27 "Sweet Adeline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung