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Board of Directors Minutes, Dec 10, 1953 - Dec 10, 1953

Includes discussion on programming of modern music by Dimitri Mitropoulos considered to be excessive by some Directors; report from the Manager he discussed this complaint with the Music Director and his programs have been adjusted accordingly; need forchange in by-laws to reflect change in date of Annual Meeting; election of members of the Executive Committee; availability of guest conductors for next season; John Barbirolli not available; recommendation to engage Cantelli for 8 weeks, Walter for 4 weeks, Szell for 6 weeks and Mitropoulos for 10-12 weeks; list of soloists approved for next season with an increase in appropriation; decision not to unionize positions of managers and press agent; financial report; termination of radio sponsorship by Willys Motors; proposal for a concert to mark the anniversary of the United Nations; efforts to raise money from foundations; presence of the King and Queen of Greece at a concert
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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Board of Directors Minutes, 10 Dec 1953 - 10 Dec 1953, Folder 606-02-59, Board of Directors Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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