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1937 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), Jul 17, 1937 - Aug 18, 1937

- Stadium Concerts Summer 1937 - Wagner Festival at Lewisohn Stadium conducted by Fritz Reiner and featuring vocalists Florence Easton, Edwina Eustis, Irra Petina, Paul Althouse, Dudley Marwick, Goeta Ljungberg, Julius Huehn, and others - Musical America cover and clippings from publications in July and August 1937; Reviews of Salome performed at Stadium concert on July 1 and July 2, 1937 - Gershwin Memoral Concert on August 9 conducted by Alexander Smallens and Grofe Ferde; Featuring the Eva Jessye Choir, Ethel Merman, Oscar Levant, and others; Draws record audience - Airplanes drown out sections of Wagner Goetterdaemmerung on July 23 - Catherine Littlefield dances as Princess Aurora Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty" on July 29 and 30 - Philharmonic first harpist Theodore Cella appears as composer and conductor on July 26, conducting his original composition Alpine Impressions - Photo spread of Philharmonic musicians rehearsing - Paul Kerby conducts his own music for Shakespeare's As You Like It - German Tonkunstler Verein Festival, a Historic Musical Society founded by Liszt disbands - Profile on Catherine Littlefield, director of Philadelphia Ballet - George King Raudenbush Stadium debut - Three Russian aviators who flew across the North Pole to California attend Stadium concert on August 2 - Rain interrupts Stadium concert on August 2 with Jascha Heifetz mid-playing Tchaikovksy's Violin Concerto - Profile on Willem van Hoogstaten, "Tintype of a Commuting Conductor" - Stadium season closes with Efrem Zimbalist as soloist on Aug 16 - Minnie Guggenheimer as chairman of stadium fundraising committee; Many improvements needed to the Stadium - End of folder contains several pages of articles in various languages from throughout the Stadium concert season
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1937 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), 17 Jul 1937 - 18 Aug 1937, Folder 555-027-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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