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1945 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), Jul 8, 1945 - Jul 22, 1945

- Leonide Massine's new dance company "Ballet Russe Highlights" makes their local debut at Lewisohn Stadium - Two performances each of Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's La Boheme to be performed by casts comprised entirely of members of the Metropolitan Opera Association, Galdys Swarthout sings the title role in Carmen - Dinah Shore presents two groups of popular songs to open third week of stadium concerts, Al Goodman conducting - Leonard Bernstein conducts all-Brahms program at the 1945 Stadium Concert Season - "Carmen" postponed twice due to rain - Philharmonic performs all-Gershwin program, conducted by Alexander Smallens, with Oscar Levant as soloist - Gershwin concert draws a crowd of 23,000, the highest attendance of the series - Rose Gershwin reflects on the life of her late son, George - Low attendance for the Dinah Shore concert - Fabien Sevitsky begins his tenure as conductor at Lewisohn Stadium - The Philharmonic performs Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, assisted by the Schola Cantorum and four soloists - Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin present a dance program with their ballet group - Erica Morini is praised for her performance as soloist in Beethoven Concerto - Sigmund Romberg conducts a program of his own music
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1945 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), 8 Jul 1945 - 22 Jul 1945, Folder 555-048-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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