Events in Music on November 25

  • 1847 Friedrich von Flotow's comic romance opera "Martha" premiers at the Kärntnertortheater in Vienna
  • 1902 Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna

Music Concert

1907 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" has its first American performance in New York

  • 1949 Gene Autry's single "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts; songwriter Johnny Marks adapted poem written by his brother-in-law Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward department stores
  • 1950 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 1953 Frank Loesser's musical "Guys & Dolls", starring Robert Alda, Vivian Blaine, and Sam Levene, closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 1,200 performances and 5 Tony Awards

Music Premiere

1955 Walter Piston's 6th Symphony, composed to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Boston Symphony, premieres, led by Charles Munch

Music History

1959 Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer's musical "Once Upon A Mattress", starring Carol Burnett and directed by George Abbott, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC, after starting off-Broadway at the Phoenix Theatre, later moves to St. James

  • 1967 "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances

Music History

1969 John Lennon returns MBE to protest "against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against Cold Turkey slipping down the charts."

  • 1972 "Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 9 performances

Music Concert

1976 The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California; guest performers include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, and the Staples Singers; concert film "The Last Waltz" directed by Martin Scorcese

  • 1979 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 53 performances

Music History

1988 Rock guitar legend Chuck Berry (62) pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges

  • 1995 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 performances

Album Release

1997 "Sevens" 7th studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Collaboration with Vocals 1998, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)

Soul Train Music Awards

2012 26th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyoncé win

  • 2013 Disney releases “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

Music History

2021 Peter Jackson's documentary series "The Beatles: Get Back" premieres on Disney+