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1908-09 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2), Aug 7, 1908 - Mar 17, 1909

- Wassily Safonoff enters final season of three-year contract to conduct the Philharmonic Society - Formation of new orchestras by the Metropolitan and Manhattan Opera Houses create new positions for orchestra members while somewhat depleting the ranks of New York's existing symphonic orchestras - Principal bassoon player departs New York Philharmonic for Philadelphia Orchestra - Corrine Rider-Kelsey is engaged as soloist by the Philharmonic Society for the second time; at this time, she is the only American concert singer to do so - Arthur Hartmann engaged to make his local debut as soloist in the opening concerts of the season - Special report on the opening concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's season - Comparisons between the New York and the Boston Philharmonics - Safonoff conducts opening concerts of the sixty-seventh season - Profile of orchestra members - Hadley, Henry: "Salome" performed for the first time in New York - The third set of concerts given by the Philharmonic feature a program of three works by Eastern European composers - The Metropolitan Opera Company presents a contest for the best opera by an American composer - Philharmonic celebrates Felix Mendelssohn's centennial anniversary - Fetis, Edouard renowned musical critic, Obituary - Article featuring a letter from 1846, sent by Felix Mendelssohn to the Philharmonic, then directed by Ureli Corelli Hill, thanking them for granting him the title of honorary member - Philharmonic Society perform tone-poem by Fritz Stahlberg, "Abraham Lincoln: In Memoriam," conducted by the composer - Praise for the Philharmonic's rendition of Beethoven's "Eroica," conducted by Safonoff - Mahler begins organizing a new Philharmonic Society - Wassily Safaonoff conducts his final concert with the Philharmonic - Plans for a memorial service in honor of the birth of the late Grover Cleveland
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1908-09 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2), 7 Aug 1908 - 17 Mar 1909, Folder 555-002-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.