Events in Music on January 2

Music Premiere

1843 Richard Wagner's opera "The Flying Dutchman" premieres in Dresden

  • 1881 Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Concerto in B, premieres
  • 1926 Melody Maker, British popular music magazine, publishes 1st issue
  • 1952 "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances

Music Concert

1958 Dmitri Shostakovich' 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY

  • 1960 Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, in honor of the Minnesota Centennial, premieres by the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Antal Doráti
  • 1968 "Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1969 "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1969 The Beatles begin rehearsals, while being filmed, for the Let It Be project at Twickenham Film Studios, London
  • 1970 Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
  • 1972 "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • 1978 Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"

Murder of Interest

1979 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins

  • 1982 "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1983 "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances

Musical Finale

1983 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC after 767 performances

  • 1989 "Superwoman" single released by Karyn White (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • 1993 "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • 1994 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" closes at Beaumont NYC after 40 performances
  • 1994 "Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 performances
  • 2011 Fela! based on music and lyrics by Nigerian singer Fela Kuti, closes on Broadway after 463 performances and 3 Tony awards [1]