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Boston Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Audience Learns of the Death of JFK

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11/22/1963

On November 22nd, 1963, at a performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Erich Leinsdorf delivers the news of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination to a shocked audience. Leinsdorf then announces that the orchestra will play the Funeral March from Beethoven’s third symphony.


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Series
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Title

Boston Symphony Audience Learns of the Death of JFK

Duration

00:03:09

Asset Type

Raw audio

Media Type

Audio

Subjects
Presidents--Assassination
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Orchestral music
Locations
Boston, MA
Topics
Music
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Boston Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Audience Learns of the Death of JFK,” 11/22/1963, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D45936FAA8634E51B92408351A24CCAA.
MLA: “Boston Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Audience Learns of the Death of JFK.” 11/22/1963. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D45936FAA8634E51B92408351A24CCAA>.
APA: Boston Symphony Orchestra; Boston Symphony Audience Learns of the Death of JFK. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D45936FAA8634E51B92408351A24CCAA
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