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1965 Parks Concerts Scrapbook, Jul 30, 1965 - Sep 13, 1965

-Press announcements and reviews related to NYP park concerts in the Summer of 1965 -Soloists include Benny Goodman, Aaron Copland, Ella Lee, Joanna Simon, Richard Cassilly, John West, -"History is made" when an unprecedented crowd of 70,000+ attend performance of Beethoven's Ninth conducted by Steinberg in Sheep Meadow (critics compare audience to a sold out Beatles concert at Shea Stadium that same week, which drew "a mere 55,000" attendees) -NYP sets record for "largest number of people to attend a live concert" -Program funded in part by \$50,000 grant from Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. -Construction and unveiling of Jaffe's massive mobile shell for outdoor acoustics ("Minnie," after Minnie Guggenheimer) - reviews vary -First week of park concerts draws attendance "equivalent of 14 weeks of concerts in Philharmonic Hall" -Ozawa conducts Mozart's Clarinet Concerto featuring Goodman -Copland performs his Piano Concerto as soloist, directed by Wallenstein
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1965 Parks Concerts Scrapbook, 30 Jul 1965 - 13 Sep 1965, Folder 555-100-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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