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1938 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), Jul 26, 1938 - Aug 31, 1938

- New York Musicians' Union Local #802 sponsor "American Composers Night" at Lewisohn Stadium; Five different conductors lead each work - Recap of earlier concerts, including performances by Jose Iturbi, the Stadium debut of Macklin Marrow, and Gershwin Memorial Concert - Cover of Musical Courier from August 1, 1938 featuring Mischa Elman - Young violinist Arnold Belnick makes his Stadium debut - Willem van Hoogstaten conducts a concert of music by Austrian, German, Italian, Russian, Bohemian, and Spanish composers - Josef and Rosina Lhevinne are guest performers at Lewisohn Stadium, performing repertoire for two pianos; Profile and interview - Italian conductor Massimo Freccia conducts at Lewisohn Stadium after being rained out the previous week; Mayor La Guardia attends - Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf and Crown Princess Louise of Sweden attend stadium concert; Under direction of Alexander Smallens, the orchestra plays the Swedish national anthem - Article from the New York Times Magazine on July 31, 1938 "Outdoors, Indoors, Music Conquers America" - Jascha Heifetz interviews on being a professional musician in the present day and his children - Antonia Brico is the first woman to conduct the Philharmonic; Profile on Brico - Aviator Douglas Corrigan is welcomed back to New York by Mayor La Guardia after flying from New York to Dublin; Stadium Concerts arrange special Irish program in his honor - Mark Warnow scheduled to conduct composition "Powerhouse" by his brother Raymond Scott at "Radio Night" concert at Lewisohn Stadium on Wednesday August 10 1938; This concert was cancelled due to rain and replaced with a different program conducted by Theodore Cella - Pianist Josef Hofman Stadium debut - Works of three Philharmonic musicians presented at Stadium concert, including an interlude by oboist Bruno Labate, a Fiorillo etude transcribed by violinist Arcady Dubensky, and "Manhattan" by Theodore Cella - All-Stravinsky program heard on August 11 conducted by Alexander Smallens, featuring pianists Katje Andy, Hannah Klein, Alfred Thieleker, and William Tarrash; Vocalists Liuba Senderovna, Jeanne Palmer, Ivan Ivantzoff, and Peter Nicolaeff; Repertoire includes Firebird suite, Symphony of Psalms, and "Les Noces" - Article from Life magazine dated August 15, 1938, Vol. 5, No. 7 about "Music under the Stars" - Adolph Lewisohn dies at the age of 89; Conductor Willem van Hoogstraten makes an announcement at a concert praising Mr. Lewisohn, unaware of his death - Cover of Musical Courier featuring Josef and Rosina Lhevinne - Thirty pages at the end of this folder contain clippings about the Stadium Concert season in a variety of languages; Publications include Amerikai Magyar Népszava, American Hungarian; La Voz, Spanish; Atlantis, Greek; Jewish News, Yiddish; The Jewish Morning Journal, Yiddish; Forward, Yiddish; Der Tog, Yiddish; Morgen Freiheit, Yiddish; La Prensa, Spanish; Russky Golos, Russian; The Polish Morning World; Il Progresso Italo-Americano, Italian - Photo spread from the New York Herald Tribune on July 17, 1938 titled "Hot Musicians" featuring shots of Philharmonic musicians performing in the summer heat
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1938 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), 26 Jul 1938 - 31 Aug 1938, Folder 555-030-03, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.