Tree planting ceremony honoring Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, April 20th, 1934.
- Trees are planted to honor Los Angeles's patron of music, and as part of a ceremony marking the end of a series of concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as led by conductor Otto Klemperer. The trees planted were nine eugenia trees, planted in a semi-circle around the statue of Beethoven in Pershing Square, as a represtentation of his Ninth Symphony.Pictured from left to right are Klemperer, Mayor Shaw, and John Smallman, founder of the Smallman Oratorio Society.
- April 20, 1934
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