Events in Music in 1903

Music Premiere

Jan 7 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger" premieres in Brussels

  • Jan 13 Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown, Pennsylvania killing 170

Music Premiere

Feb 11 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

Music Premiere

Feb 18 "In Dahomey" the first African American musical to perform on Broadway opens at the New York Theater, starring George Walker and Bert Williams with music by Will Marion Cook

  • Jun 12 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music
  • Oct 13 Victor Herbert and by Glen MacDonough's operetta "Babes in Toyland" premieres at Majestic Theater, New York City
  • Nov 15 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • Nov 16 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC

Music History

Nov 23 Enrico Caruso makes his US debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, in New York in Verdi's "Rigoletto"

Music History

Nov 27 Opera "Die Neugierigen Frauen" by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is produced in Munich

  • Dec 27 "Sweet Adeline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung