A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Olly Wilson

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September 7, 1937: Olly Woodrow Wilson, Jr. is born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the son of Olly Woodrow Wilson, Sr., an insurance salesman, and Alma Grace Peoples, a dressmaker.
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April 5, 1968: Olly Wilson (30) wins the first competition devoted to electronic music, at Dartmouth College with his composition Cetus. The three judges are Milton Babbitt (51), Vladimir Ussachevsky (56), and George Balch Wilson.
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October 12, 1984: Sinfonia for orchestra by Olly Wilson (47) is performed for the first time, in Boston.
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February 1, 2002: Episodes for Orchestra by Olly Wilson (64) is performed for the first time, in Detroit.
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June 2, 2012: Viola Concerto by Olly Wilson (74) is performed for the first time, in Rochester, New York.