Hotel Biltmore NYC 1917

  • Date
    Saturday, February 4, 2017
  • Time
    7:30 p.m.
  • Address
    Old Town Temecula Community Theater
    42051 Main St
    Temecula, CA
  • Tel.
  • Tickets





The inspiration for this California Chamber Orchestra concert took place on Saturday, December 1, 1917, featuring the New York Philharmonic with conductor Josef Stransky in the Cascade Ballroom on the 22nd floor of the Hotel Biltmore.

The Biltmore was New York’s newest luxury hotel, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal. Both the hotel and the railroad terminal were just four years old.

Across the ocean, World War I raged, and Russia’s October Revolution had occurred less than one month before. But the ladies and gentleman of the New York Philharmonic Society were there for a gala private concert to thank them for supporting the Philharmonic.


California Chamber Orchestra — Dana Zimbric, Conductor

Haydn                                             Symphony No. 95 in C Minor (originally known as Symphony No. 9 in C Minor)

Debussy                                          Petite Suite

Wagner                                           Siegfried Idyll

Rossini                                            Overture, Barber of Seville (Where you probably first heard it)

Chopin                                             Nocturne for Harp and Cello