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Conservatorio of Boston Finally Gets a Plaque

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A ceremony celebrating Boston’s — and supposedly the country’s — first conservatory of music was held at the Hyatt Regency Boston on August 27. Spearheading the effort to have a commemorative plaque installed on the Bedford Street facade of the Church Green building where the Conservatorio originally stood, Teresa “Terri” Mazzulli started researching the landmark 15 years ago, “in order to bring recognition to three European immigrant musicians, teachers and composers,” she says. “In 1800, Francis Mallet of France, Gottlieb Graupner of Germany and Filippo Trajetta of Italy established the American Conservatorio of Boston, the first conservatory of music in ...

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