Schick, George, Czech-American conductor; b. Prague, April 5, 1908; d. N.Y., March 7, 1985. He studied at the Prague Cons. He was asst. conductor at the Prague National Theater from 1927 until 1938. He settled in the U.S. in 1939. He was conductor of the San Carlo Opera (1943), from 1948 to 1950 of the Little Sym. of Montreal, and from 1950 to 1956 assoc. conductor of the Chicago Sym. Orch. He was a conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. (1958–69), and then served as president of the Manhattan School of Music in N.Y. (1969–76).
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