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The First Concert at the “Norfolk Music School” 75 Years Ago On June 27

June 27, 2016

The 1941 admissions brochure for the Norfolk Music School

On June 23, 1941, the newly formed “Norfolk Music School” opened its doors.  Five days later on June 27, at 3:00 in the afternoon, the first concert was held at Battell House.
“The Music Shed… is now used by students for organ practice and will be the scene of concerts and community singing later on.” (Musical America, July 1941)

The opening concert featured  violinist, Hugo Kortschak, cellist Emmeran Stoeber and pianist Bruce Simonds performing piano trios of Mozart, Brahms and Ravel.

“Waterbury Republican” – June 25, 1941 – (Click to view article)


“Musical America” – July 1941 – (Click to view article.)


“Winsted Citizen” – 1941 – (Click to view article.)