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Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra – The First Canadian Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra – The First Canadian Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

On October 22nd, 1947, the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor and co-founder Ethel Stark, became the first Canadian orchestra ever to perform at the illustrious Carnegie Hall in New York. The performance, which was comprised of Weber’s Euryanthe Overture; Sir Ernest MarcMilaln’s Sketches on Canadian Airs; Richard Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, was very well-received by the New York critics and audience, with members of the press saying things like, “Miss Stark and her energetic eighty [...]