Item of the Week: Mr. Clark’s Philharmonic


Though the Clark Library has a decent number of music manuscripts and other works, William Andrews Clark, Jr.’s lifelong interest in music is perhaps best reflected by his founding of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  The Phil was founded in 1919 and soon replaced the Los Angeles Symphony (which Clark did not like) as the city’s pre-eminent orchestra.

Below is the cover to the “Fourteenth (Last) Popular Concert,” which took place “Sunday Afternoon, April 29, at 3:oo o’clock” in 1928 and featured popular pieces by composers such as Bach, Wagner and Mendelssohn.

LA Philharmonic Program, 1927-28


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