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1935 Stadium Scrapbook, Mar 24, 1935 - Aug 31, 1935

- Jose Iturbi to conduct first five weeks of Stadium Concerts - Alexander Smallens to conduct weekly performances of opera and ballet at Stadium Concerts - Opera is incorporated in Stadium repertoire - Symphonic Concerts, Opera, and Ballet planned for the 1935 Stadium Season - \$23,000 donated to Stadium Music - "Aida"opens opera season at Stadium Concerts - Russian Opera to be played at Stadium - Michel Fokine Ballet - Appeal in newspapers for money to fund Stadium Concerts - Radio Broadcasts of Stadium Concerts on Thursdays and Saturdays - Violinist Albert Spalding soloist at opening night Stadium Concert - Renovation of Lewisohn Stadium before concert season - Essay by Winthrop Sargeant on State Subsidy of the Stadium Concerts - Highly favorable reviews of openng night concert - Opening night remarks by Mayor Fiorello La Guadia and Adolph Leiwisohn - Special appearances of violinist Jascha Heifetz at Stadium Concerts - Special harmony between conductor Jose Iturbi and the Philharmonic at Lewisohn Stadium - Jose Iturbi plays and conducts Grieg's Piano Concerto - American debut of bass baritone Geoge Dubrovsky as Tsar Boris in Boris Godunov - George Dubrovsky engaged to sing in Borodin's "Prince Igor" after success in Boris Godunov - Acclaim for Jose Iturbi as conductor greater than for his piano performance at Lewisohn Stadium - New York Debut of 23-year old contralto (later soprano) Margaret Harshaw, subsequently a leading singer at the Metropolitan Opera - Critical praise for singer Margaret Harshaw - Praise for dancer Paul Haakon of the Fokine Ballet - Debut of 14-year old violin prodigy Ruggiero Ricci - Jose Iturbi in triple role as harpsichordist, pianist and conductor in his final Stadium Concert - Analysis of The Stadium Concerts by Olin Downes in The New York Times, 28 July 1935 - 3,000 extra chairs added to field for two Jascha Heifetz appearances at Lewisohn Stadium - Heifetz performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Chausson's Poeme at Lewisohn Stadium - Crowds of 15,500 and 17,600 hear and cheer Heifetz at Lewisohn Stadium in concerts conducted by Alexander Smallens - Performances of Alexander Borodin's "Prince Igor" featuring George Dubrovsky - Smallens conducts Borodin's rarely heard "Prince Igor" to enthusiastic reception from audience and critics - Enthusiastic review for Puccini's Tosca at the stadium with Goeta Ljungberg in the title role
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1935 Stadium Scrapbook, 24 Mar 1935 - 31 Aug 1935, Folder 555-024-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.