Events in Music on December 10

Music Premiere

1854 Hector Berlioz premieres his oratorio "L'enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ)", conducting musicians and soloists from the Opéra-Comique, at the Salle Herz, Paris

Music History

1882 Johannes Brahms' choir and orchestra piece "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres in Basel

  • 1927 "Grand Ole Opry" first named as such during Barn Dance radio broadcast, in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1953 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances

Music History

1963 6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show

Music Premiere

1963 Leonard Bernstein premieres his Third Symphony "Kaddish" with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, in Tel Aviv, Israel

  • 1965 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1978 "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • 1991 "Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1991 IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum
  • 1992 "My Favorite Year" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 performances

Nobel Prize

2016 Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony he does not attend in Stockholm