1964 cultural events

This page lists 19 cultural events I attended in 1964. Movies are listed on my films page, not here. The program index page displays thumbnails of all the printed program images. Cities are in California, except as noted.

This list was reconstructed ex post facto in 2016 from old datebooks. I was an exchange student in Germany at the start of 1964, spent the summer living at home in Minneapolis, and a freshman at Harvard at the end.


I started keeping event data in the format used by this page in 2010, so data for 2010 to date is accurate. I started keeping appointment calendar data in .txt format in August 2005. I later extracted 2005-2009 event data ex post facto, so data for 2005 to 2009 is less complete and a bit less accurate. I have older pocket calendars and hard copies of event programs going back to 1963, but I have not yet scanned programs for years before 2010 or entered event data for most years before 2005.

See also: 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1971 1981 1982 1983 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 All

Click on a heading below to sort the list accordingly. Click on a Program link to see the printed program for an event. Enter a search string (e.g., "Mahler", "Berkeley", "piano") below to filter the output.


Date Category Description Performers Venue City Works
06/16/64 Reception AFS Bundestag reception Konrad Adenauer Bundestag Bonn DE
06/27/64 Musical How to Succeed Broadway Manhattan NY How to Succeed in Business
07/27/64 @ 20:30 Theater Volpone Guthrie Theater Guthrie Minneapolis MN Jonson: Volpone
08/01/64 @ 20:30 Theater To Be Selected Theater St. Paul Theater St. Paul St. Paul MN To Be Selected
08/06/64 @ 20:30 Theater Henry V Guthrie Theater Guthrie Minneapolis MN Shakespeare: Henry V
08/12/64 @ 20:30 Theater Saint Joan Guthrie Theater Guthrie Minneapolis MN Shaw: Saint Joan
09/11/64 @ 20:30 Theater Volpone Guthrie Theater Guthrie Minneapolis MN Jonson: Volpone
09/26/64 @ 14:00 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. UMass Harvard Stadium Boston MA
10/03/64 @ 14:00 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Bucknell Harvard Stadium Boston MA
10/10/64 Mixer Wellesley mixer Wellesley MA
10/15/64 @ 19:30 Rehearsal Boston Symphony Lili Chookasian, soprano
Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Symphony Hall Boston MA Schumann: Manfred Overture
Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Respighi: Church Windows
Menotti: Death of the Bishop of Brindisi
10/16/64 Mixer Harvard mixer Cambridge MA
10/17/64 @ 14:00 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Cornell Harvard Stadium Boston MA
10/17/64 @ 14:00 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Penn Harvard Stadium Boston MA
11/12/64 @ 19:30 Rehearsal Boston Symphony Bethany Beardslee, soprano
Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Symphony Hall Boston MA Huggler: Sculptures
Mahler: Symphony No. 6
11/21/64 @ 13:30 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Yale Harvard Stadium Boston MA
11/28/64 Musical Utopia, Limited Harvard G&S Loeb Cambridge MA Gilbert & Sullivan: Utopia, Limited
12/17/64 @ 19:30 Rehearsal Boston Symphony Joseph Silverstein, violin
Jules Eskin, cello
Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Symphony Hall Boston MA Schumann: Symphony No. 3 'Rhenish'
Fine: Toccata Concertante
Brahms: Double Concerto
12/26/64 @ 20:30 Concert Minneapolis Symphony Ruggiero Ricci, violin Coffman Minneapolis MN