Festival Honoring American Composers: October 1939
Premiering and Recording
Music instead of Meat
To celebrate Serge Koussevitzky’s 20th anniversary as conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, William Schuman and others organized a dinner in his honor. In lieu of a menu, the event’s dinner card listed over 150 works performed by Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra during the twenty years of his tenure.
Program and dinner card for the American Composers’ Testimonial Dinner, May 16, 1944
To read the full program, click here.