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A Time for Reflection—A Message of Peace: After the War

The Nineteenth Amendment—giving women the right to vote—passes the House of Representatives on May 21 and the Senate on June…

A Time for Reflection—A Message of Peace: Chicago’s War Decade

During the second decade of the twentieth century, Chicago was an extraordinary hub of cultural activity. Art, architecture, literature politics,…

A Time for Reflection—A Message of Peace: Star-Spangled Stock

For a Boston Symphony Orchestra performance in Providence on October 30, 1917, several Rhode Island ladies’ clubs had contacted orchestra…

A Time for Reflection—A Message of Peace: Americanizing the Orchestra

Bassoon Walter Guetter (1895–1937) was hired by Frederick Stock in 1915, after auditioning at Willow Grove Park, where the Chicago…

A Time for Reflection—A Message of Peace: Patriotism Questioned

Up until the outbreak of World War I, the roster of Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians had primarily been European since…