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1951 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2), Mar 20, 1951 - Jul 16, 1951

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- Death of Sam A. Lewisohn; His collection of paintings, worth \$1,000,000, gifted to six institutions - Mayor Impellitteri is named honorary chairman of the Lewisohn Stadium Concert Committee - Eugene List and Carroll Glenn play in the final performance in the Zanesville Community Concert Series - Minnie Guggenheimer gives permission to the Runyon Fund to use Lewisohn Stadium for Duke Ellington's concert - Stadium season to run for six weeks - Clipping suggesting that City College let their football program die due in part to the impact of the Stadium concerts on the quality of the field - Minnie Guggenheimer is awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at Russell Sage College - It is announced that the assembled musicians playing at the stadium will be referred to as the Stadium Symphony Orchestra and not the Philharmonic Symphony - Formation of an inter-faith Committee of the Clergy for Stadium Concerts - Margaret Seligman Lewisohn, succeeding her late husband, Sam Lewisohn, takes over the honorary chairmanship of the Stadium Concerts - Ballet Theatre opens their tour of South America in Rio de Janeiro - Jean Tennyson is named associate chairman of Lewisohn Stadium - Plans for the first Stadium performance of Verdi's Requiem Mass in 20 years, in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the composer's death - Campaign is opened to provide free admission to all thirty Stadium concerts for men and women in the Armed Forces - Tax restrictions are removed from major operas and symphonic organizations - Michael Rosenker is named concertmaster of the Stadium Symphony - Ticket sales open for Stadium Concerts with the minimum price remaining the same 25 cents that it has been since the original series in 1918 - Stadium Concerts to feature nights of more popular music - Minnie Guggenheimer hosts a reception to honor Mayor Impellitteri - Dimitri Mitropoulos conducts the opening concert of the Stadium season, with Mischa Elman as soloist - As honorary chairman, Mayor Impellitteri gives the customary address before the first Stadium Concert - Concert cancellations due to weather are to be announced on the radio by 7 P.M. the night of the concert, as opposed to at the door - Minnie Guggenheimer is presented with a scroll for her "outstanding services to New York City" - Subway advertisement for the Stadium Concerts - Full presentation of the new English version of Strauss' Die Fledermaus is given at Lewisohn Stadium - Jeanne Mitchell returns as soloist for a third successive year - Andre Kostelanetz conducts a program of popular music featuring Dorothy Kirsten as a vocal soloist - Husband and wife, Eugene List and Carroll Glenn co-star as soloists on a program conducted by Vladimir Golschmann - Weather and the noise from passing airplanes are chief antagonists to the Stadium Concerts - Oscar Levant is soloist on the annual George Gershwin Program - Fifteen year-old Anna Maria Alberghetti makes her second appearance at Lewisohn Stadium - Herva Nelli is the only soloist to be booked twice for the 1951 season - Profile of Minnie Guggenheimer - An all-French Program is given to honor Paris' 2000th Anniversary - Lewisohn Stadium experiences troubles with pigeons roosting in the sound equipment over the stage, musicians threaten to walk out because of the annoyance - Annual "Italian Night" at the Stadium features Jeanette MacDonald in her first appearance in New York with a symphony orchestra - Prizes to be awarded for the best ten pictures taken by fans at the concert at Lewisohn Stadium on Tuesday, July 17
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1951 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2), 20 Mar 1951 - 16 Jul 1951, Folder 555-059-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.