Events in Music on December 14

  • December
  • 1849 1st chamber music group in US gives their 1st concert (Boston)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1918 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in NYC

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1924 Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris
  • 1946 "Three to Make Ready" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances
  • 1950 "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 1957 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 performances
  • 1957 "Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1965 "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1969 "Leaving on a Jet Plane" single sung by Peter, Paul and Mary, written by John Denver is No. 1 on US Billboard's Hot Top 100

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1975 "Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • 1978 "Ballroom" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 116 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1983 "Peg" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 5 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

Musician Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan
  • 1995 "Les Miserables" opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki
  • 1997 "View From the Bridge" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC

Film release premierFilm Premier

2015 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford has its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles