Local music history — National Symphony Orchestra

  • On Dec. 8, 1922, The Post-Star reported that a quartet of Glens Falls Rotary Club members comprised of Rollin B. Fisher, John Bray, John H. Vail and Erving Cornell serenaded the club at its dinner meeting the previous evening at The Rockwell House hotel.
  • On Dec. 11, 1922, a Braydon & Chapman music store Post-Star ad proclaimed, “It is a wonderful thing, Music! No matter what else a home may have, the influence of music is something every one is better and happier for.”
  • On July 18, 1891, The Granville Sentinel reported that G.H. Stevens purchased a Weber concert grand piano for his opera house at Shushan.
  • On Dec. 2, 1946, The Post-Star reported that Emilla DeSanctis, a student at Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, was home visiting family in Glens Falls for a few days.
  • On May 14,1887, The Morning Star reported that the Boston Opera Company was booked to perform May 17 at the Whitehall Music Hall.
  • On Oct. 19, 1971, The Post-Star reported that the Glens Falls Operetta Club, now Glens Falls Community Theater, would present “Fiddler on the Roof” Nov. 11–13 at Glens Falls High School auditorium.
  • On Dec. 11, 1946, The Post-Star reported that John W. McDonald was appointed organist and choir director at Church of the Messiah in Glens Falls.
  • On Dec. 11, 1946, The Post-Star reported that Virginia de Blasiis was a soloist with the Saratoga Symphony Orchestra the previous week in a concert at the Mt. McGregor veteran’s camp.

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Maury Thompson

Maury Thompson

Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY