On This Day

Events in Music in 1947

  • Jan 4 "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jan 4 "Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances
  • Jan 4 Revival of Victor Herbert's operetta "The Red Mill" closes at 46th Street Theater, NYC, after 531 performances
  • Jan 9 "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • Jan 9 Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony premieres in San Francisco with Pierre Monteux conducting the San Francisco Symphony,
  • Jan 10 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances
  • Jan 21 "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances

Music Premiere

Jan 21 Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel, Switzerland

Music History

Feb 1 Dmitri Shostakovich named professor at conservatoire of Leningrad

  • Feb 15 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • Feb 16 Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres
  • Feb 18 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 12 "Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances
  • Mar 13 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • Mar 29 "Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 performances
  • Apr 3 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 performances
  • Apr 26 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
  • May 10 "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 performances

Music History

May 16 Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics

  • May 17 "Street Scene" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances
  • Jun 2 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • Jun 4 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • Jun 28 "Temptation" (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
  • Jul 5 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • Aug 1 "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances
  • Aug 2 Greek-American soprano makes her Italian debut in the title role of Amilcare Ponchielli's "La Gioconda" at the Verona Arena
  • Aug 6 1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"
  • Aug 23 US President Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert

Music Recording

Sep 13 T-Bone Walker records his biggest hit "Call it Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)" in Hollywood, California

  • Sep 27 "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances
  • Sep 29 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY
  • Oct 2 "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • Oct 3 "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • Oct 9 Julie Styne and Sammy Cahn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres at the New Century Theatre, NYC (later transferred to the Shubert, then to The Broadway Theatre, NYC; runs for 727 performances
  • Oct 10 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances
  • Oct 25 "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances

Music Premiere

Oct 30 Darius Milhaud's 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris

  • Nov 1 "Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 performances
  • Dec 8 "Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • Dec 11 Bob Hilliard and Sigman's musical "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Dec 13 "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International Theatre, NYC, after 11 performances
  • Dec 26 "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances