Events in Music on December 9

  • 1842 Mikhail Glinka's opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" premieres at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Music Premiere

1905 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden

Music History

1907 Gustav Mahler departs Vienna for America

  • 1939 Pianist and statesman Ignacy Paderewski becomes Chief of National Council of Poland (government in exile)

Appointment of Interest

1954 Dmitri Shostakovich appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music

  • 1961 "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1961 "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 performances

Music Recording

1964 John Coltrane's Quartet records their greatest work "A Love Supreme" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Music Concert

1967 Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace at the New Haven Arena, Connecticut, making him the 1st rock star to be taken into custody during a performance

  • 1973 "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
  • 1993 "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances

Film Premiere

2017 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" directed by Rian Johnson, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2017 Funeral for French rock star Johnny Hallyday draws hundreds of thousands onto Paris streets

Music Concert

2019 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at The Beacon Theatre, NYC; performers include: Sting, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Bob Geldof, Ricky Martin, Eurythmics, Deborah Harry, Shaggy, Zucchero, MC Rodriguez, and H.E.R.