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California symphony audiences first met Mr. Jordá when he opened
our 1952-53 "Season of Discovery." His guest appearance was so
successful that he was invited to return for the recent "Season
of Decision." The popular and critical acclaim he won from
lovers greatly influenced the Symphony association's Board of
Governors in their selection of Jordá as successor to Pierre
Mr. Jordá gained
his musical training with Marcel Dupree and Paul Le Flem in
Paris. And it was there, in 1938, that he made his debut as a
conductor. Later he went to the Orquesta Betica of Seville and
the Madrid Symphony, where he remained as permanent conductor
for five years.
He left Spain in
1945, and for two years served as guest conductor of such
renowned orchestras as England's BBC Symphony, the Manchester
Halle, Paris Conservatoire, Suisse-Romande and Paris Pasadelop.
He was then appointed conductor of the Capetown Symphony in
South Africa, a post which he served for six years.
Season, San Francisco Symphony orchestra: Enrique Jordá,
Brochure maintained and presented by San Francisco
November 1954 - April 1955.
Spanish-born conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, may have
decided by now that nest to being dubbed a man of distinction,
there's nothing quite so flattering as being mistaken for a
maitre d'. Let's hop so.
Other day, Jordá
was conferring with Berkeley portrait Photographer Paul g.
Bishop concerning a portrait . The pair stood in the Clift Hotel
lobby, with Jordá the cynosure of all eyes --- a man of
distinguished appearance, unfailing courtesy, and handsome
Up rushed a
small, distraught hotel guest, aquiver with excitement. An
"You the maitre
d'?" she demanded of Jordá. "Well, where's the dining room?"
Jordá has only
one consolation. Nobody, but nobody, is as immaculate as a
of Distinction." Oakland Tribune. March 25, 1954.
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