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1944 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), Jul 7, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944

- Ballet program announced with Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin - Vladimir Golschmann ends tenure as guest conductor, passes baton to Efrem Kurtz - Marian Anderson gives annual solo performance at the Stadium with Efrem Kurtz conducting - General Charles de Gaulle, president of the French Committee of National Liberation, attends Marian Anderson's performance with Mayor LaGuardia, Marian Anderson is joined by the crowd in a rendition of La Marseillaise - Kurtz conducts three works by Stravinsky, including the New York premiere of "Four Norwegian Moods" - Leonard Bernstein makes his Lewisohn Stadium debut, presents a program featuring Nathan Milstein as soloist on Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E-minor - After Dorle Jarmel expresses trepidation in playing the violin for Toscanini, Toscanini replies, "That shouldn't make any difference. I play the cello poorly, and I play for Toscanini." - Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin dance in a combined ballet-symphony program at Lewisohn Stadium, with Antal Dorati conducting - Ballet drawsa crowd of 22,000, matching the Marian Anderson performance one week prior - Alexander Smallens conducts the Philharmonic in an all-Tchaikovsky program - Stadium War-Time Season - Profile of Minnie Guggenheimer in The New York Times Magazine - Students receive half-price tickets at "N.Y.U. Night" at Lewisohn Stadium - Bernstein conducts his own work, the Jeremiah Symphony, at the Staidum with Jennie Troubel, mezzo-soprano from the Metropolitan, as soloist - Opera is a success at the Stadium concerts with performances of "Aida" and "Traviata" - Robert Stolz leads the Philharmonic is a festival of Viennese music with vocal performances from Hertha Glaz and Mario Berini - "Army and Navy Night," dedicated to the Allied forces overseas, is offered as part of the sixth week of Stadium Concerts, conducted by Warrant Officer Thor Johnson - Servicemen Arthur Whittemore and Jack Lowe are the featured soloist on the Armed Forces program - Bruna Castagna returns for the second time in the season to sing the title role of Bizet's Carmen - Ignace Strasfogel, pianist of the Philharmonic, adopts the role of conductor; Amparo Iturbi closes program with a performance of Liszt's Fantasia on Hungarian Melodies for Piano and Orchestra - Lionel Barrymore makes his debut as a symphonic composer - Reflections on the opening weeks of the Stadium season - Gala ballet program scheduled at Lewisohn Stadium with Mia Slavenska, Leonide Massine, Igor Youskevitch, Yura Lazovski, and a couple dancers from Miss Slavenska's company - Sgt. Eugene List performs Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue as part of an Army and Navy Night program dedicated to the Allied troops - Jascha Heifetz plays at Lewisohn Stadium in his first appearance back in New York after a tour of military bases in Italy and North Africa - Lorin Maazel conducts the New York Philharmonic at 14 - Fabien Sevitsky conducts in his debut with the Philharmonic and his debut at the Stadium, Josef Lhévinne adds familiarity to the program as a soloist - Grace Moore makes her Stadium debut in the final week of the season - Smallens conducts the New York premiere of Marc Blitzstein's Symphonic Poem, "Freedom Morning" - Grace Moore is called by the audience for five encores on her debut - The Philharmonic observes the 20th anniversary of WNYC - Total attendance for the season sees an increase of close to 50,000 over the 1943 season - A new work by Robert C. Schenk, Stadium March, is dedicated to Minnie Guggenheimer and performed at Lewisohn Stadium in the final concert of the season
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1944 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), 7 Jul 1944 - 24 Aug 1944, Folder 555-046-03, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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