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1941 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), Jun 30, 1941 - Jul 31, 1941

- Veronica Mimosa, pianist and child prodigy, makes her debut at the Stadium Concerts - Rain threatens to cancel the concert, but 4,000 attend to see Mischa Elman as soloist on Eugene Goossen's opening program - Rain forces the Philharmonic to cancel their appearance at Lewisohn Stadium for the fourth time in one week - Gregor Piatigorsky replaces Josef Hofmann as soloist at the stadium - Premiere of Elizabeth Mitchell's arrangement of the D major Prelude and Fugue from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier - Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo returns to the Stadium - The annual Gershwin-memorial concert sets a Stadium Concert record with an attendance of 25,000 - Reginald Stewart, the first Canadian conductor to appear at the Stadium, makes his Stadium debut - Stewart conducts the first half of a program with Benny Goodman as soloist; Following the intermission, Goodman takes over with his own band - Stewart compliments Benny Goodman, hails jazz as "a new art form" - The New York State Amphitheatre, home of the Aquacade during the World's Fair, opens in Flshing Meadow Park with a concert by the Philharmonic - Ray Lev performs Mozart concerto at the Stadium - Yehudi Menuhin, returning from a South American tour, criticizes U.S. good-will missions to Latin-American countries, calling them "dishonest," and "superfluous" - Ballet Russe completes their performance of Swan Lake, but the remainder of the program is halted due to rain - Profile of Yehudi Menuhin, "A Prodigy Grows Up" - Menuhin attracts a sold-out crowd to the stadium - World premiere of Robert Russell Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers," conducted by Hans Wilhelm Steinberg - Lily Pons sings with the Philadelphia Orchestra with her hudband, Andre Kostelanetz, conducting - Orchestra performs at the opening of the New York State Amphitheatre, the first time in the history of the Stadium Concerts that a concert was given outside of Lewisohn Stadium
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1941 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), 30 Jun 1941 - 31 Jul 1941, Folder 555-038-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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