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Bennington College History: Music: 1950s

A Guide to the History of Music at Bennington College

1950s Music Concerts and Lectures

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1952

  • Faculty concert. March 20. Bennington Weekly article | College Week (program included)
  • The Bennington Ensemble concert. March 21. Paine Hall, Harvard University. College Week
  • Concert by Syracuse University Faculty. April 6. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert. April 17. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert. May 1. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Mannes Trio concert. Leopold Mannes, Bronislav Gimpel, Luigi Silva Trio. May 18. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Concert by Bennington Community Chorus and Bennington College Orchestra. May 25. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert. May 29. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Bennington Quintet Concert. June 5. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included). This concert was filmed as part of the United States Information Service film called "Bennington College".
  • Joan Olmsted senior concert. June 17. Carriage Barn. College Week
  • Film screening. U.S. Department of State films Toscannini' s "Hymn of the Nations" and "Tanglewood Festival in tho Berkshires" Barn 1. June 23. College Week
  • Chamber Music Concert June 27. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert. September 5. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert. September 18. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Vermont Symphony Concert with Stella Anderson, Soloist, and Otto Luening. October 2. Bennington State Armory. College Week (program included) 
  • Faculty Concert. October 9. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert.  October 30. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert to benefit funds for a tape recorder and to build up a Music Library. November 20. Carriage Barn. College Week 
  • Williams Bennington Concert. December 2. Williams College. College Week 
  • Senior Project Concert by Ruth Miller assisting artist Leonard Hokanson. December 11. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Elias Lopez Concert (Music Fellowship student) December 14. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Orchestra Christmas Concert. December 17. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)

1953

  • Sonatina / Lionel Nowak (audio) Nowak, Lionel; Frank, Claude (1953-03-17)
  • Faculty Concert. March 19. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert. April 2. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert. April 16. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert. April 30. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Joint Concert by Music Faculties of Bennington and Williams Colleges. May 14. Carriage Barn. College Week 
  • Concert by David Tudor, featuring contemporary piano music. May 17 Carriage Barn. College Week 
  • Bennington Community Chorus and Orchestra. "The Requiem" by Brahms. May 24. Bennington Armory. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert. May 28. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Mary Atherton Senior Concert. June 11. Bennington Bulletin
  • Leonard Hokanson, MA concert. June 14 Bennington Bulletin
  • Faculty Concert. September 11. Carriage Barn. College Week 
  • Faculty Concert. September 24. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • Faculty Concert. October 8. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • ​​​​​​​Faculty Concert. October 22. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • ​​​​​​​Faculty Concert. November 5. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • ​​​​​​​Piano Recital by George Zilzer, assisted by George Finckel. November 12. Carriage Barn. College Week (program included)
  • ​​​​​​​Carol Sing: a program of Christmas music by student group, the Madrigal Singers. December 7. Carriage Barn. College Week

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