• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Music Memory Contest

    Reader’s Question: I remember participating in a grade school activity back in the 1950s, called the Music Memory Contest.  I haven’t heard of it for many years, so I assume that the program no longer exists.  Can you provide a little history...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Symphony on the Prairie (Literally)

    Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, photo Fabien Sevitzky, vintage booking Ad, 1938 Culture Comes to the Capital… While the roots of Indianapolis’s musical heritage trace back to the region’s earliest inhabitants, there is no question that performing...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

    By 1950, Fabien Sevitsky had led the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for thirteen years.  Under his direction, the symphony grew to the international prominence it still enjoys today.  To cultivate the public’s interest in the Indianapolis...

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