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Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.)




Modeled after Milan's La Scala, the Academy of Music (also referred to as The American Academy of Music) opened in 1857. It was the primary performing venue of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1900 to 2001.

Today, the Academy is home to Opera Philadelphia. As such, the Academy is the oldest opera house in the United States that still used for its original purpose.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Academy of Music, 1958 January 25

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 31234000088276]
Scope and Contents

Program from Academy of Music's 101st Anniversary concert and ball

Dates: 1958 January 25

Academy of Music, 1954-1964

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 31234000088276]

Academy of Music: Organ installation

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence regarding the design and installation of the organ housed in the Academy of Music. Mary Louise Curtis purchased the organ for the Academy.

Dates: 1915 - 1970