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Alberto (Samuel) Zelman : 15-September-2011
Alberto (Samuel) Zelman : 15-September-2011
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A plaque commemorates the conductor, violinist and teacher who formed the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 1906 which remained a largely amateur body until it was supplemented by professionals following World War One. In 1905 he had founded the Melbourne String Quartette and after 1918 established the British Music Society Quartette.

Choirmaster of the Independent Church, Collins Street, he was also conductor (1911-27) of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society, for which his own orchestra played. He founded the Orchestral League in 1922 and was at various times a member of the executives of the Musical Society of Victoria, the British Music Society and the Savage Club. Ranked at the time of his death as the country`s foremost violinist and conductor, a light burns in his honour at the Savage Club.


Address:Swanston & Flinders Streets, St Paul`s Anglican Cathedral, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.817153
Long: 144.967776
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th March, 1930
Front Inscription

Alberto Zelman Musician 1874 -1 927

Founder of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 1906

Source: MA,ADB
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