Events in Music on March 28

Music Premiere

1859 1st performance of Johannes Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra

  • 1896 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chenier" premieres at La Scala, Milan with Giuseppe Borgatti singing the title role

Music Premiere

1930 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)

  • 1953 "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 performances
  • 1953 7th Tony Awards: "The Crucible" (Outstanding Play) & "Wonderful Town" (Outstanding Musical) win
  • 1954 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon (Best Play) & Kismet (Best Musical) win
  • 1964 Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London unveils figures of The Beatles; they later appear on the Sgt. Pepper album cover
  • 1967 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1971 25th Tony Awards: "Sleuth" (Best Play) & "Company" (Best Musical, Original Score, Director) win

Music Recording

1972 Elvis Presley records his final Top Ten hit, a cover of "Burning Love", written by Dennis Linde, and first recorded by Arthur Alexander

  • 1974 Rock group Raspberries breakup
  • 1979 Frank Lazarus & Dick Vosburgh's stage musical comedy "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in Ukraine" premieres at the Mayfair Theatre, London, England
  • 1996 "Seven Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC