The radio microphones were present at a Boston Symphony Orchestra concert at an extraordinary moment in American history.
Music Director Erich Leinsdorf announces JFK’s assassination at the BSO concert on 22 November 1963 to a shocked audience, conducts an impromptu performance of the Funeral March from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55. Recorded by WGBH radio in Boston. The orchestra had only minutes to prepare.