European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 25 1968, Page 11

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 25, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseIn the music world by Joan Sweeney up staff writer s the first negro Ever named a music director of a symphony or Nuestra in the United states conductor Henry Lewis has broken one of the last barriers against his race in the music to a Large extent he credits the . Army for his Success. Lewis was drafted into the army in 11956 and sent to Europe where he was Hirst assigned to an antiaircraft Bat " but a sign Imit feed on to Thein All i in those us was Tif or to Mcazine As comparable to the be Europe after a stint As assistant conductor the was picked from Lif Imd dates As chief conductor. Lewis directed the or Chestra in concerts throughout Europe two or three times a week for almost la year and won critical As Well As popular acclaim,.vjnajieimportant than the cheer Lel As the in valuable exp to of i conduct Heimas i Iii Orche Tisl pointed out and of

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