Events in Music on March 24

Music History

1721 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt

Music Premiere

1824 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" in St. Petersburg

Music Premiere

1924 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C at the Konsertföreningenin in Stockholm

  • 1934 Dmitri Shostakovich's Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1 premieres in Leningrad, USSR

Sports History

1941 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie "Sun Valley Serenade", starring Sonja Henie and John Payne, for 20th Century Fox

Music History

1955 Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances

Music Concert

1975 New Orleans R&B piano player Professor Longhair with the Meters perform at record release party for Paul McCartney and Wings' "Venus and Mars", aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California

Tony Awards

1977 Lily Tomlin is the first woman to appear solo in a Broadway show in "Appearing Nitely" (special Tony award 1977)

  • 1978 Wings release "With a Little Luck"
  • 1979 "Ballroom" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 116 performances
  • 1980 Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks on the LP "Rarites"

Soul Train Music Awards

1987 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win

  • 1988 "Gospel at Colonus" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 1992 "Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • 1994 "Carousel" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances
  • 1994 "Song of Jacob Zulu" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 53 performances

Music History

2010 The World Health Organization appoints Craig David as a Goodwill Ambassador against tuberculosis on World Tuberculosis Day