Theodore Thomas

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Birthday
11, 1835
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 4, 1905 (69)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
11, 1835
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 4, 1905 (69)

About

Former violinist and conductor who founded and served as the first director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1891.

Before Fame

He started playing the violin when he was six years old, and was taught almost exclusively by his father, who was also a trained musician.

Trivia

He conducted at several top-tier venues, including the Metropolitan Opera House in 1887.

Family Life

He was married twice: first to Minna L. Rhodes and next to Rose Emily Fay.

Associated With

He and Mariss Jansons were among the world's top conductors.