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1936 Stadium Scrapbook, Jun 1, 1936 - Aug 31, 1936

- 19th Season of Lewisohn Stadium Concerts with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony - Smallens, Kerby and Iturbi conduct, with Thomas, Ganz, Levitzki, Zimbalist, Bauer, Elman and Gershwin as soloists - Jose Andre's Impresiones Porteñas is the first of his works to be premiered in the U.S. - All Gershwin Program at the Lewisohn Stadium featuring excerpts from Porgy and Bess - Alexnder Smallens conducts Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Czar's Bride" at Lewisohn Stadium to great public and critical acclaim - Dancers at the Stadium - Jascha Heifetz as soloist at the Stadium in concertos by Mozart and Glozunoff - Iturbi conducts all-Wagner program - Iturbi criticizes Toscanini - Harold Bauer plays the Schumann Piano Concerto at the Stadium - First Stadium performance of Silbelius' Symphony No. 2 - Albert Spalding plays Beethoven's Violin Concerto - George Gershwin plays his own Concerto in F - Complaint about the cadenzas played by Albert Spalding in the Beethoven Violin Concerto - Arnold Volpe who opened the Stadium Concerts in 1918 returns as conductor in 1936 - Large crowd hears Mischa Elman play Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos with conductor Jose Iturbi at the Stadium, followed by many encores - Iturbi plays and conducts Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major - Iturbi quoted as saying Fascism is good for Spain - All Ravel Ballet Program at the Stadium featuring complete Daphnis et Chloe by The Philadelphia Ballet Company - Harold Bauer, Jose Iturbi, Mischa Levitzki and Rudolph Ganz play Bach's Concerto for Four Pianos in A-Minor and Manuel Infante's "Andalusian Dances" - Margaret Harshaw sings El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla - Editorial praising The Stadium Concerts in the Herald Tribune, 28 July 1936 - Bizet's Carmen with Bruna Castagne at the Stadium - Record crowd for appearance of Jascha Heifetz at Lewisohn Stadium - Harold Bauer and Albert Spalding re-appear at Lewisohn Stadium playing concertos by Beethoven and Brahms, respectively, and Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata - Conductor Jose Iturbi honored by members of the Philharmonic-Symphony at a dinner at Manny Wolf's Chop House - Record crowds for concerts featuring Jascha Heifetz as soloist - First performance of Sibelius' Violin Concerto at the Stadium with violinist Efrem Zimbalist - Review of 1936 Stadium Concert season
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1936 Stadium Scrapbook, 1 Jun 1936 - 31 Aug 1936, Folder 555-025-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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