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Board of Directors Minutes, Feb 11, 1954 - Feb 11, 1954

Refers to letter from President of Carnegie Hall suggesting that the Philharmonic purchase the hall; discussion of possible construction of a Fine Arts and Music Center in New York, and statement regarding participation of the Society in such a Center; Death of Board Members Parker McCollester and Henry Coe; election of Francis Plimpton as Secretary; Nominating Committee appointed; resolutions for amendment of Pension Plan; approval of continuation of members of the orchestra who reached retirement age; re-engagement of Wilfrid Pelletier to lead Young People's Concerts; re-engagement of Andre Kostelanetz for Special Saturday Night Concerts; no formal committee established to make recommendations on concert programs; purchase by Mishel Piastro of Bergonzi violin donated to the Society; gift from Estate of Mary Steffanson; discussion of a National Arts Commission; appearance of the Orchestra and Mitropoulos on "See It Now" with Edward R. Murrow; financial report on single sales, Friends' Fund and radio memberships.
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
Board of Directors Minutes, 11 Feb 1954 - 11 Feb 1954, Folder 606-02-60, Board of Directors Records, New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives.