Events in Music on March 30

  • 1866 Bedřich Smetana's comic opera"Verkaufte Braut" (The Bartered Bride) premieres at Prague Provisional Theatre

Music Premiere

1946 Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer's musical "St Louis Woman", starring Pearl Bailey and featuring the Nicholas Brothers, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 113 performances

Music Premiere

1951 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony commissioned to mark the University of Minnesota's centennial, debuts by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti conducting

Television Premiere

1966 "Color Me Barbra", Barbra Streisand's second TV special and the first in color, premieres on CBS

Album Release

1970 Miles Davis's influential double album "Bitches Brew" released

  • 1970 Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause", an adaptation of the 1950 film "All About Eve", starring Lauren Bacall, opens at the Palace Theatre, NYC; runs for 896 performances, and wins 4 Tony and 3 Drama Desk Awards

Music Premiere

1972 Revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical-comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Phil Silvers opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC; runs for 156 performances and wins 2 Tony Awards

  • 1978 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1986 "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 performances
  • 1991 "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1993 Lanford Wilson's play "Redwood Curtain", starring Jeff Daniels, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC; runs for 40 performances
  • 1995 "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 204 performances

Album Release

2018 Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves releases her fourth album "Golden Hour" (Grammy Album of the Year 2019)

Music History

2022 Rock band Foo Fighters cancel their world tour after the unexpected death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins in Bogota, Colombia [1]