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1945-46 Scrapbook (Part 4 of 4), Mar 1, 1946 - Aug 29, 1946

- Auditions for the soloists at the 1946-47 season's Young People's Concerts - Zino Francescatti is soloist with the Philharmonic on Brahms' Violin Concerto No. 1 - All-Gershwin program scheduled to benefit the orchestra Pension Fund - President Harry S. Truman is elected an honorary member of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society - Pop Concerts are introduced to the Philharmonic - Jascha Heifetz donates his services to perform the New York premiere of Greunberg's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, a work commissioned at his request two years previously, for a pension fund benefit concert - Obituary of Grena Bennett, music critic - New York premiere of William Grant Still's Poem for Orchestra - Philharmonic performs actor John Barrymore's Partita - Prizes distributed at final Young People's Concert of the season - 17-year-old Camilla Wicks is soloist in Sibelius' Violin Concerto - Rodzinski is re-engaged as Music Director - Philharmonic dedicates program to the first anniversary of the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; perform Bernard Rogers' In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; U.N. delegates in attendance - Bruno Walter and his daughter, Lotte Walter, file petition for citizenship - Philharmonic closes its 104th season - Breakdown of the repertory of the 104th season shows an emphasis on works by Americans - Beer and other concessions are offered at Carnegie as part of the Pops Concerts - Rodzinski and Rubinstein announced as the opening conductors of the 29th season of Stadium Concerts - George Szell is appointed musical director of the Cleveland Orchestra - New York Philharmonic wins first place among symphony orchestras in Musical America's Third Annual Radio Poll - Columbia Recording Corporation announcement of the Philharmonic's 1947 post-season Spring tour of the United States - Mayor William O'Dwyer and Sam A. Lewisohn speak at the opening of the Stadium Concerts - The Philharmonic signs contracts to appear in its first motion picture, "Carnegie Hall" - Musical America article by Herbert F. Peyser on the history of music in New York, including a specific look at the history of the Philharmonic and its founders - Plans for Rodzinski to reunite with his mother after a separation of nine years. Mrs. Jadwiga Rodzinski remained in her home in Lwow, Poland throughout the war
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1945-46 Scrapbook (Part 4 of 4), 1 Mar 1946 - 29 Aug 1946, Folder 555-050-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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