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1937 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2), Mar 22, 1937 - Jul 16, 1937

- 20th Season of the Stadium Concerts, Summer 1937 - Stadium Concerts Committee sends out donation requests (\$75,000 needed) to bridge the gap between expenses and revenue from low admissions prices - Article from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about the Stadium Concerts 20th anniversary with photos of conductors Vladimir Golschmann and Fritz Reiner as well as orchestra musicians Saul Goodman and Fred Zimmerman - Profile on Minnie Guggenheimer - Profile on violinist Albert Spalding - Golschmann conducts the opening Stadium concert on June 23; Mayor La Guardia and Adolph Lewisohn make opening statements; Repertoire includes the prelude to Wagner's "Die Meistersinger," Brahms violin concerto with Albert Spalding as soloist, and Beethoven Symphong No. 5; Some reviews complain of amplification issues - Lily Pons performs opera selections by Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, and Strauss - Cover and article of The American Hebrew from June 25, 1937, advertising three of the five conductors to be heard at the Stadium Concerts who are Jewish, Fritz Reiner, Alexander Smallens, and Vladimir Golschmann - Salome by Strauss presented at Stadium Concerts on June 30 and July 1 featuring Erica Darbo as Salome - Siblings Jose and Amparo Iturbi appear as soloists performing two pianos - Profiles on Jose and Amparo Iturbi - People's Chorus of New York, conducted by Lorenzo Camilieri, featured on July 4th concert - Photos from the performance of Salome - Fritz Reiner conducts selections from Die Walkure with singers Florence Easton, Göta Ljungberg, Paul Althouse, and Julius Huehn - Mordkin Ballet appears in Tcherepnin's "The Goldfish"; Profiles on dancers in the Mordkin Ballet - Stadium Wagner Festival opens with Das Rheingold - Article quoting Fritz Reiner's thoughts on opera
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1937 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2), 22 Mar 1937 - 16 Jul 1937, Folder 555-027-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.