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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.


License Clip
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 November 22, 2019, 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. November 22, 2019. <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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