Orchestra-size ensembles based in Birmingham appeared beginning in the early 1920's. By 1956 a professional group known as the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra had formed. In 1979 the organization became the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
That day in Jacksonville in 1963 the music director and conductor of the orchestra was Arthur Winograd. In 1964 he became the director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, where he remained until his retirement in 1985.
Arthur Winograd [1920-2010]