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  • May 4, 1920 / 9:00PM / Tour / Théâtre National de l'Opéra / Paris, FRANCE
Program from Symphony Society Bulletin, March 18, 1920. Program order unknown. The Symphony Society also was to give performances on the evening of May 6th and the afternoon of May 9th (programs not listed).
Full announcement from Bulletin:
"The European Tour
By Official Invitation from the Governments of France, Italy, Belgium and a Committee of England's Foremost Musicians
Sailing on the Rochambeau, April 22nd, for the first European Tour ever undertaken by any American Symphony Orchestra; a tour which is unprecedented and indicates in a remarkable manner the new position of America in the world of music.

European Tour Itinerary
May 4. Paris Opera House, 9 p.m.
May 6. Paris Opera House, 9 p.m.
May 9. Paris Opera House, 2.30 p.m.
May 10. Travel Paris-Bourdeaux.
May 11. Bourdeaux, Salle de Grand Theatre (evening).
May 12. Travel Bourdeaux-Lyons.
May 14. Lyons, Salle Rameau, 8.30 p.m.
May 15. Travel Lyons-Marseilles.
May 15. Marseilles, 8.30 p.m.
May 16. Marseilles (afternoon).
May 17. Travel Marseilles-Monte Carlo.
May 19. Monte Carlo (afternoon).
May 19. Travel Monte Carlo-Genoa.
May 20. Genoa.
May 21. Travel Genoa-Rome.
May 22. Rome, Augusteum (evening).
May 23. Rome, Augusteum (afternoon).
May 24. Travel Rome-Florence.
May 25. Florence (evening).
May 26. Travel Florence-Bologna.
May 26. Bologna (evening).
May 27. Travel Bologna-Milan.
May 28. Milan (evening).
May 29. travel Milan-Turin (evening concert).
May 30. Travel Turin-Milan (evening concert).
May 31. Travel Milan-Strasbourg.
June 1. Strasbourg, Salle du Palais de Fetes (evening).
June 2. Travel Strasbourg-Metz (evening concert).
June 3. Travel Metz-Nancy (evening concert).
June 4. Travel Nancy-Paris.
June 5. Paris, Trocadero (afternoon).
June 6. Travel Paris-Brussels.
June 6. Brussels, Theatre Royal de la Monnaie (afternoon).
(The Orchestra will make its headquarters at Brussels, and travel by special train to Antwerp, Liege, and Ghent.)
June 7. Antwerp (evening), at 8.30. Theatre Royal d'Anvers.
June 8. Liege (evening), at 8.30. Salle du Conservatoire.
June 9. Ghent (evening), at 8.30. Grand Theatre de Gand.
June 10. The Hague (evening).
June 11. Amsterdam, Concert Gebouw (evening).
June 12. Travel Amsterdam-London.
June 14. London, Queen's Hall (evening).
June 15. London, Queen's Hall (evening).
June 16. London, Queen's Hall (evening).
June 19. London, Queen's Hall (afternoon).
June 20. London, Royal Albert Hall (afternoon).

[photos of "Albert Spalding, American Violinist, and John Powell, American Composer-Pianist, who will accompany the orchestra as soloists on the entire tour"]

Administration for the Tour
M.E. Clement Delaet, for France, Belgium and Holland
Signor Alfredo Carlotti, for Italy
The Wolfsohn Musical Bureau, for England
Frank M. America, Director of Information
Roger R. Townsend, Treasurer
George Engles, General Manager"

The Symphony Society Bulletin was a newsletter produced in advance of the New York Symphony concerts. It is not known at this time if what was programmed actually happened. There is no known complete set of New York Symphony programs so all performance information is compiled from a variety of sources.
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
Concert program, 4 May 1920, Program ID 10448, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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