Louis Lane

Conductor + Center
Born Dec 25, 1923

Louis Lane is an American conductor. Louis Gardner Lane was born in Eagle Pass, Texas. He studied composition with Kent Kennan at the University of Texas at Austin where he earned his bachelor’s in music degree in 1943, and with Bohuslav Martinů at the Tanglewood Music Center (summer 1946), and with Bernard Rogers at the Eastman School of Music (master’s degree in music, 1947). He also studied opera with Sarah Caldwell (1950).… Read More

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1923 Birth Born in 1923.


1947 24 Years Old He was apprentice conductor to George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra in 1947.


1955 32 Years Old He became assistant conductor there 1955-1960 and associate conductor 1960-1970 and resident conductor 1970-1973. … Read More
1959 36 Years Old He was music director of the Akron Symphony Orchestra 1959-1983 (he is now their conductor emeritus) and the Lake Erie Opera Theatre 1964-1972.
1960 37 Years Old Gould requested Lane to accompany his subsequent performances in Cleveland, and Lane’s Canadian conducting debut was made in 1960 at the Vancouver Festival with Gould. … Read More


1973 50 Years Old He was principal guest conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and held other positions with that group 1973-1978. … Read More
1977 54 Years Old He was co-conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1977-1983.
1982 59 Years Old 1 More Event
He was also principal guest conductor 1982-1983 and principal conductor 1984-1985 of the National Symphony Orchestra of the South African Broadcasting Corporation based in Johannesburg. … Read More


1995 72 Years Old 1 More Event
He received an honorary doctorate from the same institution in 1995.
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