Events in Music in 1943

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Feb 28 "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 21 "Stormy Weather", directed by Andrew L. Stone, starring Bill Robinson, Lena Horne and Fats Waller singing "Ain't Misbehavin'" premieres in the US

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • Oct 7 Weill, Perelman and Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 19 Theater Guild presentation of "Othello" opens at Shubert
  • Nov 3 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 3 Howard Hanson's 4th Symphony premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Dec 23 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel & Gretel), Schenectady, NY
  • Dec 31 NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater