Solomon in 1948.
January 11, 1910|
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Died||December 6, 1987
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Izler Solomon's first position as music director was from 1936 to 1941 with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. While there, he premiered more than 150 American works. Subsequently, he was music director of the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra (1941–1949), and of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (1956–1976). As a guest conductor Solomon appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, and Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra. His career was cut short by a stroke in 1976. He died in 1987 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- David Ewen, "Izler Solomon", in Dictators of the Baton (1943).
- Will Crutchfield, "Izler Solomon, 77, an Orchestra Conductor", New York Times, 22 December 1987. (an obituary)
|Music Directors, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra