1966 cultural events

This page lists 49 cultural events I attended in 1966. 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 a Harvard sophomore at the start of 1966. I spent the summer in Europe, traveling with my mother in England, Germany and Austria, then trying to learn French in France. Then I returned to Harvard for the start of junior year.


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
01/01/66 Theater Brave New Workshop Brave New Workshop Minneapolis MN
01/20/66 @ 19:30 Rehearsal Boston Symphony Jean Martinon, conductor Symphony Hall Boston MA Martinon: Overture for a Greek Tragedy
Hindemith: Konzertmusik for strings and brass
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'
02/03/66 @ 19:30 Rehearsal Boston Symphony Malcolm Frager, piano
Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Symphony Hall Boston MA Vivaldi: L'Estro armonico Op. 3 No. 10
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
02/13/66 @ 15:00 Recital Isaac Stern Isaac Stern, violin Symphony Hall Boston MA
02/16/66 @ 20:30 Concert Cleveland Orchestra George Szell, conductor Symphony Hall Boston MA
02/18/66 Concert Play of Daniel New York Pro Musica St. Paul's Cambridge MA The Play of Daniel
02/24/66 @ 19:30 Rehearsal Boston Symphony Erich Leinsdorf, conductor Symphony Hall Boston MA Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's Faust
03/04/66 Concert Harvard/Radcliffe Orchestra James Yannatos, conductor Sanders Cambridge MA
03/10/66 @ 19:30 Rehearsal Boston Symphony Berj Zamcochian, organ
Charles Munch, conductor
Symphony Hall Boston MA Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Martinu: Symphony No. 6
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 2 'Organ'
03/12/66 Concert Harvard Bach Society Harvard Bach Society Sanders Cambridge MA
03/24/66 @ 20:30 Theater Trouble in Tahiti Loeb Cambridge MA Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti
03/24/66 @ 20:30 Theater L'histoire du soldat Loeb Cambridge MA Stravinsky: L'histoire du soldat
04/02/66 @ 20:30 Theater Trouble in Tahiti Loeb Cambridge MA Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti
04/02/66 @ 20:30 Theater L'histoire du soldat Loeb Cambridge MA Stravinsky: L'histoire du soldat
04/16/66 @ 20:00 Theater A Long Day's Journey into Night Loeb Cambridge MA O'Neill: A Long Day's Journey into Night
04/21/66 @ 19:30 Rehearsal Boston Symphony Boston Symphony Symphony Hall Boston MA
04/22/66 Theater The Visit Tufts Medford MA Dürrenmatt: The Visit
04/26/66 Recital E. Power Biggs E. Power Biggs, organ Busch Reisinger Cambridge MA
04/29/66 @ 20:30 Theater Iolanthe Agassiz Cambridge MA Gilbert & Sullivan: Iolanthe
05/07/66 Opera The Turn of the Screw Lowell Cambridge MA Britten: The Turn of the Screw
05/13/66 Concert Harvard/Radcliffe Orchestra James Yannatos, conductor Sanders Cambridge MA
06/13/66 @ 19:30 Theater Robert & Elizabeth Lyric London Millar: Robert and Elizabeth
06/14/66 @ 20:30 Theater Beyond the Fringe Mayfair London
06/15/66 @ 20:00 Recital Sviatoslav Richter Sviatoslav Richter, piano Royal Festival London Program Schubert: Sonata in B, D. 575
Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Liszt: Sonata in b minor
06/16/66 @ 20:00 Theater Barefoot in the Park Picadilly London Simon: Barefoot in the Park
06/17/66 @ 20:00 Theater The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Leister Sq. London Spark: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
06/18/66 @ 20:00 Theater Die Party Forum-Theater Berlin Lind: Die Party
06/19/66 @ 19:00 Opera Turandot Deutsche Oper Deutsche Oper Berlin Puccini: Turandot
09/02/66 @ 20:45 Opera The Barber of Seville Opera Comique Opera Comique Paris Rossini: The Barber of Seville
09/07/66 @ 14:00 Theater Henry V Royal Shakespeare Co. Stratford Shakespeare: Henry V
09/09/66 @ 19:30 Concert Proms concert London Symphony Orchestra
Steven Kovacevich, piano
Colin Davis, conductor
Royal Albert Hall London Haydn: Symphony No. 103 'Drumroll'
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
09/10/66 Theater You Never Can Tell London Shaw: You Never Can Tell
09/17/66 @ 20:00 Theater The Skin of Our Teeth Guthrie Guthrie Minneapolis MN Wilder: The Skin of Our Teeth
09/24/66 @ 14:00 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Lafayette Soldier's Field Cambridge MA
10/01/66 @ 14:00 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Tufts Soldier's Field Cambridge MA
10/08/66 @ 14:00 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Columbia Soldier's Field Cambridge MA
10/09/66 Recital Stern/Istomin/Rose Isaac Stern, violin
Eugene Istomin, viola
Leonard Rose, cello
Boston MA
10/15/66 @ 14:00 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Cornell Soldier's Field Cambridge MA
10/22/66 @ 13:30 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Penn Soldier's Field Cambridge MA
10/22/66 Concert Ian and Sylvia Ian and Sylvia Tufts Medford MA
10/22/66 @ 14:00 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Dartmouth Soldier's Field Cambridge MA
10/23/66 @ 15:00 Concert Detroit Symphony Detroit Symphony Symphony Hall Boston MA
11/04/66 @ 20:30 Recital Emile Gilels Emile Gilels, piano Symphony Hall Boston MA
11/10/66 @ 20:00 Theater Marat/Sade Theater Co. of Boston Boston MA Weiss: Marat/Sade
11/11/66 @ 20:00 Recital Julian Bream Julian Bream, guitar Jordan Hall Boston MA
11/12/66 @ 13:30 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Yale Soldier's Field Cambridge MA
11/12/66 @ 13:30 Sports Harvard football Harvard vs. Brown Soldier's Field Cambridge MA
11/28/66 @ 20:30 Theater Nathan der Weise Loeb Cambridge MA Lessing: Nathan der Weise
12/15/66 @ 20:30 Theater Armstrong's Last Goodnight Theater Co. of Boston Boston MA Arden: Armstrong's Last Goodnight