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Encyclopedia > Thomas Schippers

Thomas Schippers (1930-1977) was a prominent American orchestral conductor. He was highly-regarded for his operatic work. 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The Boston Pops orchestra performing on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, Massachusetts. ... See Conductor for other possible uses of the word. ... The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera refers to a dramatic art form, originating in Europe, in which the emotional content or primary entertainment is conveyed to the audience as much through music, both vocal and instrumental, as it is through the lyrics. ...


Schippers was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He began playing piano at age 4. He attended the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School. He made his debut at the New York City Opera at age 21, and the Metropolitan Opera at 23. He conducted world premieres of now well known music by Gian Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber. He conducted in all the major opera houses of the U.S. and Europe, most notably the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala, and founded Italy's Spoleto festival with Menotti. Nickname: The Mall City Official website: www. ... A grand piano A piano is a musical instrument which is classified as a keyboard, percussion or string instrument, depending on the system of classification used. ... The Curtis Institute of Music is a music school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera and Professional Studies Certificate in Opera. ... The Juilliard School is recognized as one of the premiere performing arts conservatories in the world. ... The New York City Opera (NYCO) is New York Citys second opera company (after the Metropolitan Opera). ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Józef Hofmann, November 28, 1937. ... Gian Carlo Menotti, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Gian Carlo Menotti (born July 7, 1911, Cadegliano, Italy) is an Italian-born American composer. ... Samuel Barber, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Samuel Osborne Barber (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of classical music best known for his Adagio for Strings. He was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania and began to compose at the age of seven. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal republic George... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to some dispute as to Europes actual borders. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Józef Hofmann, November 28, 1937. ... La Scala by night This article is about the opera house. ... Spoleto (Latin: Spoletium), 42°44′ N 12°44′ E, an ancient town in the Italian province of Perugia in east central Umbria, at 385 meters (1391 ft) above sea-level on a foothill of the Apennines. ...


At one time he was named as one of the 100 most important men in America. He was a regular conductor with the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and made recordings with them as well, but in 1970 he finally took a full time orchestral position with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, succeeding his predecessor at the Metropolitan Opera, Max Rudolf. After making several recordings with them and building the orchestra's international reputation, his career was tragically cut short by his sudden death from lung cancer at age 47 in 1977. The New York Philharmonic is an American orchestra based in New York City. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Cincinnati Music Hall As the fifth-oldest orchestra in the United States, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has a legacy of fine music making as reflected in its performances in historic Music Hall, recordings, and international tours. ... Max Rudolf (1902-1994) was a German conductor who spent most of his career in the United States. ... Lung cancer is a cancer of the lungs characterized by the presence of malignant tumours. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


During the 1970s, he also served as principal conductor of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He made many opera recordings in his time, and live recordings of his performances are gradually being made available on CD. The Orchestra dellAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is a one of the best-known orchestras in Italy. ... The Compact Disc logo was inspired by that of the previous Compact Cassette. ...

Preceded by:
Max Rudolf
Musical Directors, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
1970–1977
Succeeded by:
Michael Gielen

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University of Cincinnati News: New Libraries Collection Linked to Famed Conductor (801 words)
Schippers was conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) from 1970 until his death in 1977.
It was Schippers' debut as a professional conductor on Broadway.
Schippers' spectacular talent, his sense of style and his youthful, handsome looks were the subject of music lovers and writers around the world, but this private man also suffered personal loss, beginning with the death of his wife of eight years, Elaine Lane Phipps ("Nonie") Schippers to cancer in 1973.
Nickelson v. Kansas Dep't of Revenue - Kansas DUI Lawyers (597 words)
On November 10, 2002, at approximately 1 a.m., Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) Trooper Andrew Schippers was on patrol on Highway 24 in Thomas County.
Schippers testified that it was KHP policy to check on the welfare of any stranded motorist and that his supervisors had given him instructions to stop and assist people on the highways.
Schippers turned on his spotlight and observed that Nickelson's vehicle was occupied by Nickelson and a passenger.
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