National Gallery Orchestra Begins Concerts

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August-September. The National Gallery Orchestra plays the first regular series of symphonic music on television as part of the NBC "Heritage" programs of art and music originating in the Gallery and is later selected by The New York Times as the finest serious music program of 1951 on television.


National Gallery of Art (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1952, p. 40

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August, 1951


  • Awards
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  • Broadcasting
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  • Entertainers
  • Music--Performance
  • Performing arts

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