Events in Music on October 30

  • October
  • 1940 Cole Porters musical "Panama Hattie" premieres in New York City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944 Aaron Copland's ballet score "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washington, D.C. with Martha Graham dancing lead role

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • 1947 Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949 "Lost in the Stars" by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill, based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 performances

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
  • 1949 Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1950 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1957 Dmitri Shostakovich's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow

  • 1976 "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1985 "Rockin' with the Rhythm" 2nd studio album by The Judds is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1986)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1987 "Faith" debut album by George Michael is released

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 1997 "The Cherry Orchard" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC

Film release premierFilm Premier

2003 "Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 2007 "Long Road Out of Eden" 7th studio album by the Eagles is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2008)