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1940 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), Jul 20, 1940 - Aug 31, 1940

- Leopold Stokowski conducts his All-American Youth Orchestra in their New York debut at Lewisohn Stadium - US premiere of Horace Johnson's "Streets of Florence" - Ania Dorfman sings Beethoven for an audience including Mayor LaGuardia - Eleanor Roosevelt sponsors a concert in Washington DC by Stokowski's All-American Youth Orchestra - Elsie Houston and Oscar Levant appear at Lewisohn Stadium for the annual George Gershwin memorial program, which was delayed a night due to rain - A new record of 25,000 are in attendance for the returns of Efrem Kurtz and Marian Anderson to the Stadium Concerts - Stokowski departs with the All-American Youth Orchestra on a good-will tour of Latin-America - Carmen, the only opera to be given at the Stadium during the season, is performed under the direction of Alexander Smallens; Rose Pauly sings the lead role - Ballet Theatre returns to the Stadium - World premiere of "Goya Pastoral" with choreography by Antony Tudor - Ballet Theatre debut of Tilly Losch - Brief complaints in various reviews about the noise pollution caused by low-flying airplanes passing overhead during the Stadium Concerts - Josef Hofmann returns to the Stadium for his fourth appearance in three years, giving an impressive rendition of Beethoven's Emperor concerto - Cartoon by Harry Hershfield regarding the Philharmonic's stadium concerts - Alec Templeton and Efrem Zimbalist are the soloisits for the final series of the Stadium season - Season attendance is announced to be approximately 300,000 - Mischa Elman gives four encores after performing the Tchaikovsky concerto - Conert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles - Minnie Guggenheimer receives an American flag from the Bronx County Chapter No.23 of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War - Early plans for the 1941 season of Stadium Concerts
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1940 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), 20 Jul 1940 - 31 Aug 1940, Folder 555-035-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives.