On This Day

Events in Music in December 1954

  • Dec 2 "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard" premieres

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • Dec 3 William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London
  • Dec 4 "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Dec 4 "On Your Toes" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Dec 9 Dmitri Shostakovich appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music

  • Dec 27 Gian Carlo Menotti's Pulitzer Prize winning opera "The Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater in ,NYC; runs for 92 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 30 Harold Arlen and Truman Capote's musical "House of Flowers" premieres at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 165 performances