Dedication Merriweather Post Pavillion of Music, Columbia

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Dedication Merriweather Post Pavillion of Music, Columbia
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HANK YOU AND GOOD EVE l NG,
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R, ROUSE ,
AND TO YOU , LAD! ES AND G_ENTLEM N OF A D I STJ NGU JSHE
AUD I ENCE
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HO HAVE G T ERED TOG ETHER HERE TONIG HT
FOR
-2I AM CO NFIDENT THAT YOU ARE
WITH
LL SHARI NG
URIEL AND ME A FEELING OF DEL IGHT AND SATISFACTIO N
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IN THIS SUPE R1V Nl!- STRUCTURE FOR S MMER
WH ICH BLENDS SO
SYMPHONIE~
EAUTIFULLY -- SO HARMONIOU LY -- WITH
TS SLOPING WOOD LAND SETTING,
I
~THE
ARTS MAKE
UR LIVES BOTH MEANINGFUL AND
PLEASANT; AND ENCOURAGING ENJOYM NT OF ,
ND PARTICIPATION
GREAT CIVILIZATION
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THE SPLE ND ID RESIDENT SYMPHO NY ORCHESTRA OF
OUR NATION's CAPITAL HAS F UND THE PERMAN ENT SUMMER
HOME IT HAS DREAMED ABOUT F R YEARS -- AND FOUND IT IN
ITS OWN GR EATER METROPOLITAN AREA, LOCATED
ALSO SERVE OUR
HERE IT CAN
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ALTI MORE NE IGHBORS,
~HE OTHER DREAM THAT IS
NOW BECOMI NG REALITY
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AND THE NEW COLUMBIA IS ALREADY WR ITI NG A
VERY SPECIAL PAGE I N HISTORY BY CHOOSI NG AS ITS FIRST
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PUBLIC INSTALLATION N A PHITHEATER FOR A SYMPHO NY
ORCHESTRA.
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I THINK THAT I CAN SAFELY SAY THAT NO CITY
WAS EVER BEFORE STARTED ON SUCH A NOTE -- SUCH A
M UJIC ~E .
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RE UNLI MITED AND MY
' Y CONGRATULATIONS
ADMIRATION UNBOUNDED FOR THE ACHIEVEMENTS WE ARE
WITNESSING
TONIGHT.,~NQEE~
vHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU GOING TO
ITH THES E FOR OPE
ER~
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;( IT IS NOTEWORTHY THAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
ALL OF THIS I N THE TRADITIO NA L AMERICAN WAY, THROUGH
PRIVATE MEANS.
As
WE CHEER TH E
SHINGTON
NTI ONA L SYMPHONY
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AND H~IL (O LUM~Af \ E ALSO H VE THE OPPORT NITY TO
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APPLAUD TH T EXTRA TOUCH OF PERFECT! N TH T IS REF LECTED
IN THE NA l NG OF THIS
LADY OF
!AVILI~N foR
OUR GREAT AND GRACIOUS
ASHINGTON, OF TH E NATION, OF THE WORLD --
ARJORI E ~ ERRIWEATHER
PosT --
SHE, WHO HAS THE GIFT FOR
TRA NSFERRING HER 0 N I NCOMPARAB LE BEAUTY AND
EVERTHING SHE TOUC HES .
N DE LEGATED TO MAKE A LITTLE PRESENT TI ON -AND
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ASK HER NO
TO JOIN US , ESCORTE D BY Ho ARD MITCHELL
ARJORIE, AS
THE
A TOKEN OF THE DED ICATI ON OF
ERRIWEATHER PosT PAV ILIO N OF ~ USIC, TH E NATIONA L
SYMPHONY HAS ISSU ED TWO PERMANENT CARDS OF ADM ISSI ON
ENGRAVED ON SILVER.
( AKE p ESENTATI O TO f1RS
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p ST)
THE OTHE R IS PRESENTED TO JAMES
C ~ AKE PRESE TATI
W.
,ousE.(J)
TO i R. R USE )
AND NOW , TO DE ICATE THIS PAVILIO N,
f R.
ITC HE LL TO LEAD US I N TH E NATIONA L ANTHEM,
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ASK
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_-1AR <S
VICE PRESiu8IT HUBERT HU:lPHREY
EDICATI01 .ERRI'.aiEATHEu POST PAVILIOt OF
·~US IC
COLu·iBIA, Til\ Yu'tlli
JULY 14, 1957
THAt K YOU .\f-JD GOOD EVEN! NG, lR . ,OUSE ,
AriD TO YOU, lADIES AND GH TL
AUDIENCE
f-1~~
OF A DISTHlGlHSHED
HO HAVE GAT.IERED TOGETHER HERE TONIGHT
FOR A DISTlt\GUISHED PURPOSE,
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'1 COHF I DENT THAT VOU ARE
lL SHA I NG
WITH Ntm tEL AND .E A FEELJ G OF DELIGHT AND
s, TISF
CTim
•
!N THIS SUPERB. NEW STRUCTURE FO
WHICH BLENDS SO
EAUTIFULLY -
SUMMER SYMPHONIE ,
0 HAR,\ONIOUSLY -
WITH
ITS SLOPING OODLAND SETTING.
I
fA VE OFT£
TO ASSUPE Y U
THAT
• DE SPEECHES --
HAT
1 HASTE
l SAY HE E TONIGHT WILL ,Wa
TAKE ON THE DIMEt SIONS OF
THAT ART DETERMI ES SI
UD
SPEr.CH -- H' WHICH
IFICATLY THE
IliRECTIO~
WHOLE CULTURE, AND THAT OUR CULTURE IS THE SU
~
I/ SAID
OF OUR
TOT L
OF WHAT MAKES LIFE WORTH LIVHtG.
THE ARTS ~ KE OUR LIVES BOTH i'-1EAN1NGFUL AND
PlE SANT; AND ENCOURAGING Et. 1JOY tNT OF. AND PARTlCIPATlOtf
IN THEf'\ HAS BEEN A SYMBOL OF EVERY GREAT CIVILIZATION
SIHCE THE DA .-N OF TIHE.
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Now,
SINCE
AM lOT USEO TO
lASHINGTO l
ATTENTIO
t
A POLITICIA A n A FATHeR,
' Y ADVICE TAKE
HAVI~G
A D SO EFFECTIVELY,
.
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FoR,
CLE RLY, Jt
TIO i L SYMPHONY PEOPLE
I
SO ERIOUSLY
OUSE AD THE
ERE P YlffG CL.OSE
TO THOU-iiTS LIKE THESE, A ,m THE RESULTS
RE lAID OUT HERE 8Ef!O E US
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Nlr.HT .
CO PLE OF D EAMS ARE TAKING SHAPE BEFORE
OUR EYES AHD EARS THIS EVEHING,
·THE SPLENDID RESt E~~ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF
OUR HATI N1 S CAPITAL H S FOUrD THE PERMANEiT SUMMER
HOf1E IT HAS D EAMED AB OT F R YEARS -
ITS OWN GREATE
AND FOUND 1T t N
c..-..
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ETROPOLITAN AREA, LOt TEO \'fHE E 1TJ ALSO
eMt SERVE OUR BALTittORE
EIGHBORS.
THE OTHER REA T T IS OW B om ING REALITY
IS THE CREATIO Of'
lTH THE HISTO RIC OLD
N
CITY ·u THIS SPOT --A EW CITY
Ai E OF COLUi~lH •
-4AND THE NEW COL
lA IS ALREADY WRITING ,
VERY SPECIAL PAGE IN HISTORY BY CHOOSl G AS
ITS f1RST
PUBLIC INSTALLATION l\N A1PH1THEATER FOR
SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA .
! THINK THAT I CAU SAFELY SAY
WAS EVfP. BEFORE STARTED 0 SUCH A
~OTE
THAT lro CITY
-- SUCH A
MUSlCAL UOTE .
'lY CONGRATUL TIONs ARE U~LIMITED AND MY
ADH IRAT ION Ut4BOUNDED FOR THE
WITnESSING TONIGHT,
CHJEV81E TS WE ARE
!NOEED, "iiTH THE E FOR OPF.NERS ,
\ H.~ T ON EARTH 1\RE YOU GO 1PG TO DO
FOR
IT
N Eti COOE?
IS NOTEWORTHY THI\T YOU HAVE ACC0~'1PLISHED
All OF THIS IN THE TRADITlOdAL
ERICAN WAY - THROUG J
PRIVATE MEANS.
IN
RECENT YEARS THE F·DERAL GOVERNMENT HAS
BEEN ENCOURAGING THE EXPANSION OF 01JR ARTISTI
C RESOURCES
TO AN UNPRECEDENTED EXTENT , .
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BUT STILL THE ROLE OF OVE
E T IS HECESSA ILY
liPUTED,
As p
ESIDENT
Jo
NSm HAS SAID#
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,cr
0
OF
CoNGRESS OR ExECUTIVE ORDER CAr CALL A GREAT
MUSICIAN OR PET ItrrO EXISTEiCE.
BUT WE C M STA"'lD
ON THE SIDELINES AHl CHEER." THE f'REStDE T
HAS ASKED
tE TO TELL YOU THAT HE CiEERS WITH US TONIGHT.
l\s
WE CHEER THE
sH t ~ro
'
~lA Tl o
L
A
~PHONY
AriD HAIL CoLUMBIA* WE AlSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO
APPlAUD THAT EXTRA TOUCH OF PER ECTION T T IS REFLECT£
IN THe
1
LADY OF
ASHINGTOl, OF THE
,J G OF THIS PAVIt..ION FOR OUR GREAT
ND GRAC10U.
TtON, Of THE WORlD-
MARJORIE lER I E THER Po T -- SHE1 WHO HAS THE GIFT FOR
TAANSFERRtNr • ER ffi>IN I CO 1P RABLE -EA 1TY AND
ISDO
TO
EVERTHI G SHE TOUCHES •
.. N BEHALF OF THE
SHE
ftTlO ii\1.. SYMPHONY, TO WHICH
D GIVE . SO :'1UCH OF HERSELF A D HER
EANS, /
. ..
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I
H· VE
AND
I
E
DELEGA.TED TO
f..AtJ\
E
LITTLE PRESf. !T TION -
ASK HER NO\i TO JOIN us ~ ESCOnTEO BY HOWARD MITCHELL.,
iARJORI E#
THE f. ERR IWEATHER
AS
A TOKEN OF THE DEDlCATIOH OF
PoST P VlLl ON
OF 'US ICt THE f' TIO ,\L
SY11PHONY HAS I SSUED TWO PERHANENT CARDS
F .l\DM ISSJ ON
ENGRAVED ON SILVER.
C rtKf
PR'".SENTATlOi~
TO iR , POST)
THE OTHER IS PRESESTED TO JN1ES
I. ROUSE ,
(lAKE P.ESENTATI ·! TO 1R, R· JSE)
ND OW, TO DEDICATE THIS PAVILI ON, I ASK
1R. :•htCJiEU . TO LEAD US IN THE .iAT IONAL -\NTHEM,
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