After the NBC Symphony Orchestra radio orchestra was disbanded, many former members in an attempt to stay together and preserve the orchestra regrouped as a new ensemble called the "Symphony of the Air". They made their first recording on September 21, 1954, and gave their first public concert at the United Nations 9th Anniversary Celebration on October 24.
For nearly a decade, the Symphony of the Air performed many concerts led by Stokowski, the orchestra's music director from 1955. The…
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