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1934 Stadium Scrapbook, Mar 29, 1934 - Aug 31, 1934

- Stadium Plans Semi-Weekly Summer Opera - Profiles of Conductors - Radio Music Fund Plea - Involvement of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in raising funds for the Stadium Concerts, as Honorary Chairman of the Stadium Concer - Major Newspaper Appeals for \$50,0000 for Stadium Concerts - Mayor La Guardia asks Music Lovers for \$1 for Stadium Fund - Alexander Smallens to conduct performances of nine operas over two evenings weekly at Lewiohn Stadium - Jose Iturbi, Eugene Ormandy and Willem vam Hoogstraten named as conductors of stadium concerts - Mayor La Guardia and Adolph Lewisohn speak at the season opening concert at Lewisohn Stadium, conducted by Jose Iturbi in a Beethoven-Spanish program - Communists jeer Mayor La Guardia at Stadium Concerts opening - Russian concert conducted by Jose Iturbi a great success - First opera performance at Stadium Concerts, Saint-Saens "Samson and Dalila" with star singers and dancers from the Metropolitan Opera - Iturbi plays premiee of Jack Wiener's "Jazz Concerto" - Iturbi plays Mozart's D-Minor Concerto - Independence Day Concert conducted by Jose Iturbi - Wagner's Lohengrin at Lewisohn Stadium wins good reception - Mixed reviews for Iturbi's Beethoven Ninth - Mixed reception to initial concerts conducted by Eugene Ormandy, conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony - Enthusiastic reception to Bizet's Carmen at the Stadium - Moussorgsky's Boris Godunov at the stadium sung in Russian
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1934 Stadium Scrapbook, 29 Mar 1934 - 31 Aug 1934, Folder 555-023-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.