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1941 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), Jul 22, 1941 - Aug 31, 1941

- Orchestra performs at the opening of the New York State Amphitheater, the first time in the history of the Stadium Concerts that a concert was given outside of Lewisohn Stadium - Lily Pons sings at Lewisohn Stadium with Andre Kostelanetz leading the orchestra - Jascha Heifetz is soloist at the Stadium after a one-year absence - Ballet Russe completes their performance of Swan Lake, but the remainder of the program is halted due to rain - World premiere of Robert Russell Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers," conducted by Hans Wilhelm Steinberg - New York Sun article looking at the actual attendance of stadium concerts against the estimated attendance records printed in newspapers - Jascha Heifetz presents his aluminum practice violin to Mayor LaGuardia to aid the scrap aluminum drive - Dean Dixon is the first African American to conduct the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Smallens returns to conduct his twelfth concert of the current Stadium season - Pons and Kostelanetz give a second program at the stadium after rain cuts short their concert earlier in the week - Helen Traubel appears on an all-Wagner program - Steinberg conducts Glazunov's rarely performed Symphony No.6 - First New York concert performance of the Offenbach-Byrns, "Robinson Crusoe" suite - Larry Adler, harmonica player, makes his stadium debut; talks about the intimidation of playing for Sergei Rachmaninoff - Bauer, Webster, Paranov, and Naegele are the soloists on the Vivaldi-Bach Concerto in A minor for four pianos and orchestra - Peter Herman Adler makes his stadium debut conducting a program of Viennese music - Comparisons between Helen Traubel and Kirsten Flagstad, whose roles Traubel is likely to take over at the Metropolitan Opera in the coming season - Efrem Zimbalist and Arthur Rubinstein make appearances as soloists in the final week of the season - Responses from the audience to interview questions about the stadium season - Adler conducts an all-Dvorak program to commemorate the composer's 100th birthday, a couple weeks ahead of the actual centennial - Reader correspondence to Virgil Thomson on the merits of Tchaikovsky's music
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1941 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), 22 Jul 1941 - 31 Aug 1941, Folder 555-038-03, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.