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1928 Stadium Scrapbook, Apr 4, 1928 - Aug 31, 1928

- Albert Coates and Bernardino Molinari announced as guest conductors for 11th season of Lewisohn Stadium concerts - Minnie Guggenheimer announces that the officiating orchestra will be the newly formed Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra - The stadium concerts mark the debut of the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra after the absorption of the New York Symphony Society by the Philharmonic Orchestra - Soloists for the stadium concerts will be engaged independently, as they have been for the previous three seasons - Stadium Concerts aired on radio - Four artists from the American Opera Company, Natalie Hall, Helen Oelheim, George Fleming Houston, and Harold Hanson, are engaged to sing in the concert version of "Faust" - Van Hoogstraten conducts opening night of stadium season in the Great Hall of City College after rain forces the concert indoors - Stadium debut of John Alden Carpenter's bellet moderne, "Skyscrapers" - Adolph Lewisohn hosts annual pre-concert dinner - Local Wisconsin radio station added to the WEAF radio network so that President Calvin Coolidge will be able to listen to the Saturday broadcasts of the Stadium concerts - Philharmonic-Society presents German program, featuring Beethoven's Seventh Symphony - Van Hoogstraten conducts Russian program - Kodaly's "Hary Janos" is played at Stadium following its New York debut with the Philharmonic during their previous subscription season - Rain threatens concerts at Lewisohn Stadium, several performances are moved indoors - Siegfried's Apotheosis, from "Gotterdamerung" played in memory of Ernest Urchs - Debut of Allan Lincoln Langley's waltz, "Alone," conducted by the composer - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is presented in full at Lewisohn Stadium with a chorus from the Choral Symphony Society of New York; overall praise for the performance, but there is some criticism in the press of the chorus and vocal soloists - Strauss-only program at the stadium concerts - Profiles of Albert Coates as he begins his stay as guest conductor - Van Hoogstraten conducts first stadium performance of Bruckner's Symphony No.4, "Romantic" - Radio broadcast of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is cut short due to managerial restrictions preventing the broacast of Louise Lerch's voice - The Hall Johnson Choir, performing for one of the largest audiences in the history of the Stadium concerts, is interrupted by rain in their first appearance of the season; program is repeated for an audience of 12,000 - Preview and background on Sir Edward Elgar's "Enigma" Variations for orchestra - Praise for the Philharmonic from Albert Coates after his final concert as guest conductor, "the most glorious orchestra which I have had to deal with" - Bernardino Molinari succeeds Coates as guest conductor; receives ovation from audience - Albert Coates completes a one-act opera, to be premiered in Munich in the coming season - Italian Consul-General to the United States, Emennele Grazzi, addresses audience at Molinari's first appearance - Anna Duncan, adopted daughter of Isadora Duncan, and her danceers make their debut at Lewisohn Stadium in front of a record crowd of 20,000; Hans Lange conducts - Van Hoogstraten resumes baton from Molinari, presents all-Schubert program - Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and the Denishawn Dancers perform for three consecutive evenings - Profesor Leon Theremin demonstrates his "Thermin-Vox" for the first time in concert - Stadium season closes with a "Request" concert, for which the program is chosen by votes taken among the audience
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1928 Stadium Scrapbook, 4 Apr 1928 - 31 Aug 1928, Folder 555-011-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.