Historic Photos

The Great Levant, February 1950 Pianist performs in Bloomington

May 3rd, 2017

Oscar Levant (right), the famed American pianist, composer, and actor, performed with the Bloomington-Normal Symphony on two consecutive nights, February 23 and 24, 1950, at the Scottish Rite Temple (now the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts).Levant is seen here talking to Dr. Kenneth Cuthbert, the B-N Symphony conductor. At the time Dr. Cuthbert was the dean of the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music.

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