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Lamar Stringfield

 

1897 ~ 1959

 
Lamar Stringfield, 1897-1959 Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Orion Pozo, May 1, 2008
1. Lamar Stringfield, 1897-1959 Marker
Inscription.
Musician and composer. First conductor of the N.C. Symphony, 1932-38. Boyhood home 3 blks. E.
 
Erected 1988 by N.C. Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number H 94.)
 
Location. 35° 46.972′ N, 78° 38.077′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on North Person Street near E. Jones Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. In front of the North Carolina Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association building and across the street from the Governor's Mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 N. Person St., Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Carolina Medical Society 150th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Executive Mansion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oakwood Cemetery (about 600 feet away); John L. Taylor (about 700 feet away); N.C. Division of Archives & History
Lamar Stringfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
2. Lamar Stringfield Marker
(about 700 feet away); Fannie E. S. Heck (about 700 feet away); William Polk (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Carolina State Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Regarding Lamar Stringfield. Lamar Stringfield, a native Carolinian flautist, studied at the Institute of Musical Art. In 1928, he received a Pulitzer Prize for the orchestral suite From the Southern Mountains. He organized the Institute of Folk Music at the University of North Carolina in 1930 and was the first conductor of the North Carolina Symphony from 1932 to 1935. Stringfield, at the time teaching music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, assembled an orchestra of 48 volunteer musicians from sixteen communities and conducted an experimental concert on May 14, 1932, in Hill Hall Auditorium. By 1935, the Symphony had performed more than 140 concerts in 50 towns and cities around North Carolina.

In 1935, Mr. Stringfield left to become Assistant
Lamar Stringfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Orion Pozo, May 1, 2008
3. Lamar Stringfield Marker
The North Carolina Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association building is in the background.
Conductor at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He was with the Knoxville Symphony (1946-47) and was the Music Director for the Charlotte Symphony (1945-1946 and 1948-49). Some of his works include Carolina Charcoal (1952), The Legend of John Henry (1932), From the Southern Mountains (1927), and Indian Sketches for a flute and string quartet.
 
Also see . . .  History of the North Carolina Symphony. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Lamar Stringfield Marker with Governor's Mansion visible behind it. image. Click for full size.
By F. Orion Pozo, May 1, 2008
4. Lamar Stringfield Marker with Governor's Mansion visible behind it.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Orion Pozo of Raleigh, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,862 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by F. Orion Pozo of Raleigh, North Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on , by F. Orion Pozo of Raleigh, North Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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