Theodore Thomas Orchestra
From the 1908 promotional booklet:
"The Theodore Thomas Orchestra was organized by Theodore Thomas in 1864, when it began a series of symphonic concerts in Irving Hall, New York City. The tours of the Orchestra began five years later. In 1891 the Orchestra was brought to Chicago by a number of public spirited Chicagoans and established under the name of the Chicago Orchestra. Mr. Thomas continued as conductor until the time of his death, January 4, 1905. Then as a tribute to the memory of Mr. Thomas, the former title, "The Theodore Thomas Orchestra," was re-adopted."
"Mr. Frederick Stock, who had been Mr. Thomas' assistant for over five years, was then chosen as the orchestra's conductor. Mr. Stock was born in the Rhine country, and was educated in the Musical Conservatory of Cologne, became a member of the Cologne Orchestra, and came from there direct to the Thomas Orchestra in Chicago."
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