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1942 Stadium Scrapbook, Jun 1, 1942 - Aug 31, 1942

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  • Communications/Public Relations
  • Press Clippings
Folder Title
  • 1942 Stadium Scrapbook
  • Jun 1, 1942 - Aug 31, 1942
- Stadium Concerts for the 25th Season, celebrate the Silver Jubilee despite the war as Stadium concerts were planned to aid civilian morale and give entertainment to soldiers and sailors - 5 conductors appointed, Rodzinki to open - Stadium Opening, Tribute to USSR - All tables sold out for Opening Concert June 17, first time in series history - Majority of clippings in varying languages - Lightening strike breaks Orchestra Shell at Lewisohn Stadium - Raise \$50,000 to underwrite the season's defiict - Formation of Concerts Defense Committee to Aid Patronage of Soldiers to favor soldiers in concerts plan (free admissions) - Stadium uses blue lights, air-raid wardens, sheet-metal walls for Concert Series to accomadate the war, but no nerves from the audience - Mrs. Cornelius V. Whitney, member of the Concerts Defense Committee, is Soloist for Elijah Benefit - Werner Josten Conducts his Own Work at Lewisohn Stadium - Albert Spalding makes 8th annual appearance as a Lewisohn Stadium soloist - Artur Rubinstein opens concerts with Rachmaninoff's piano concerto No. 2 along with Goldman Band - Goldman Band makes 1942 Brooklyn debut at Prospect Park at Stadium Concert - Private Eugene List is released for one night for his debut with Shostakovich's Piano Concerto under Rodzinski, receives promotion after concert - WNYC to Broadcast Full Stadium Concerts - Reiner leads All-Beethoven Concert - Goldman band, sponsored by he Guggenheim family, showcases Latin-American music - Starting 1942, no ban upon music by compoers of Axis nations - All-Tchaikovsky program, "Music of Old Russia" - "Folk Songs on the Firing Line" concert series at the Stadium - Kurtz Quits Ballet Post and devotes time to conducting
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1942 Stadium Scrapbook, 1 Jun 1942 - 31 Aug 1942, Folder 555-041-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.