Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
—1897 ~ 1959 —
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. Touch 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 Fannie E. S. Heck (about 700 feet away); William Polk (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Carolina State Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
Also see . . . History of the North Carolina Symphony. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
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