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1953 Stadium Scrapbook, Apr 6, 1953 - Aug 5, 1953

- Special events at Stadium Concerts - Leonard Bernstein to open Stadium Concerts with eight concerts having last appeared in 1947 - Industerial sponsors of Stadium Concerts - Radio broadcasts of Stadium Concerts by WQXR - Twelve stadium concerts to be devoted to works of a single composer - Zino Francescatti to open stadium concerts with the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Leonard Bernstein conducting - 40 soloists to appear at Stadium Concerts - Planning and operation of Stadium Concerts described in nwspaper articles as a major operation behind the scenes and in planning - Stadium Concerts season opens with Leonard Bernstein conducting the Beethoven Eroica Symphony to very mixed reviews - Bernstein conduts Schumann program with Aldo Parisot, cellist - Latin-American Night, at Stadium Concerts, conducted by Leonard Bernstein featuring vocalist Yma Sumac and pianist Bernardo Segall playing the local premiere of the Piano Concerto No 4 by Heitor Villa-Lobost - Kern-Hammerstein concert features concert performance of excerpts from Show Boat - Erica Morini cheered for her performance of Bruch's G-minor Violin Concerto and encores, while Bernstein conducted Brahms Symphony No. 4 - Slavic Night, at Stadium Concerts, featuring the Prokofieff 3rd Piano Concerto with Zadel Skolovsky as soloist and a glowing performance of Dvorak's New World Symphony under Bernstein - Bernstein conducts all-Mozart program featuring the Piano Concerto in G, K. 453, with Bernstein as soloist - Roberta Peters is soloist in concert conducted by Andre Kostelanetz featuring operatic arias and songs by Victor Herbert, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter - Irving Kolodin writes about problems with acoustics and loudspeakers at Lewisohn Stadium which severely distorts performances, especially the Eroica Symphony conducted by Bernstein - Pierre Monteux conducts all-Tchaikovsky concert featuring French pianist Monique de la Brucholleris - Bastille Day French program conducted by Pierre Monteux - Mischa Elman plays the Beethoven Violin Concerto with his usual lush tone and disturbing mannerisms - Mischa Elman refuses permission to broadcast his performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto from Lewisohn Stadium - Italian Night, at Stadium Concerts featuring baritone Frank Guarrera and soprano Herva Nelli - Gershwin Night featuring conductor Alexander Smallens and pianist Oscar Levant - Pianist Alec Templeton played the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 as well as a set of witty improvisations in concert conducted by Andre Kostelanetz - Jose Greco Dance Troupe performs at Lewisohn Stadium - Gautemalan composer-pianist Miguel Sandoval suffers heart attack during rehearsal at Lewisohn Stadium; concert conducted by Arthur Schuller, assistant principal violin - Claudio Arrau plays the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 under difficult conditions with multiple outside noises and distractions - Night in Vienna, conducted by Julius Rudel with soloists Jarmila Novotna and Charles Kullman - Thomas Schippers leads three concerts at Lewisohn Stadium, including an all-Menotti program featuring soprano Eileen Farrell and violinist Tossy Spivakovsky - Violinist Isaac Stern and cellist Gregor Piatiforsky play singly and together in the Brahms Double Concerto under conductor Thomas Schippers - Season closes with Rodgers and Hammerstein Night under conductor Salvatore Dell Isola
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1953 Stadium Scrapbook, 6 Apr 1953 - 5 Aug 1953, Folder 555-063-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.