The March King Comes to L.A.
October 25, 2009 | 2:00 am
The hall, later known as Philharmonic Auditorium, at 5th and Olive.
Oct. 26, 1909, a Times review.
|Oct. 25, 1909: John Philip Sousa and his band arrive for a weeklong engagement in Los Angeles. The Sousa band was composed of first-rate players and their skill comes through even on early, primitive recordings. |
Notice the variety of the selections. Of course, there are Sousa’s marches, but he has also programmed Rachmaninoff, Goldmark, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Smetana, Bizet and Chabrier. Sousa is also preparing for production of his new opera, “The Glassblowers.” And he's brought his family along.