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1976-77 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 4), Sep 1, 1976 - Oct 31, 1976

- Overview of recent premieres including Dire Expectations by Jon Deak performed by NYP under Pierre Boulez on May 14, 1976 -Comments on Carnegie Hall Eighty-Fifth Anniversary Concert with Isaac Stern, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Horowitz, Leonard Bernstein and the NYP - William Warfield, recently completing tour with NYP, receives Phi Mu Alpha's American Man of Music award for 1976 -NYP recording of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 under Bernstein receives Recording of Special Merit review in Stereo Review, September 1976 - Review of autobiographies by Halina Rodzinski and Erich Leinsdorf - CBS Records goes to court to halt sale of promotional records by a retailer -Profiles on Zubin Mehta, who will become Music Director in 1978 - Acoustically renovated Avery Fisher Hall reopens on October 21, 1976 - NYP offered permanent residence at Saratoga Performing Arts Center but declines - Julius Bloom, who leads Carnegie Hall, discussed NYP leaving Carnegie Hall for Lincoln Center and returning to Carnegie while acoustical renovation of Avery Hall takes place. - NYP tours Scandinavia and the Soviet Union, first trip to the Soviet Union in 17 years - Zubin Mehta to become the Music Director in 1978 - Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall - Pierre Boulex conducts Mahler's Third Symphony at the reopening of Avery Fisher Hall on October 21 - NYP to perform commissioned works by John Cage, Elliott Carter, George Crumb, David Del Tredici, Morton Subotnick, and Leslie Bassett - NYP offers complete cycle of Mahler symphonies and symphonic works conducted by Leinsdorf, Boulez, and James Levine - Highlight on the Iowa State Festival Chorus, a community and student choir of 250 members in Ames, Iowa; Director of Choral Activities Robert W. Malison has expanded the program since the New York Philharmonic preformed there in 1969 - NYP performs at the Ames International Orchestra Festival - Bernstein plays Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue with the NYP in Great Performances Bicentennial Special on PBS - Pierre Boulez will serve as director of the Georges Pompidou National Cenetr for Art and Culture in Paris - Reviews of 1976 Tour of New York State, Scandinavia, and U.S.S.R. Concerts conducted by Andre Kostelanetz, Erich Leinsdorf, and Thomas Schippers - Article says that conductors in America must be salesmen and Pierre Boulez was not a salesman - NYP performs at Artpark in Buffalo, NY - David Stahl, Philharmonic assistant condtucor, is appointed music director and conductor of the St Louis Philharmonic Orchestra -Alan Rich comments on the youthful audiences at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra compared to elderly at NYP concerts - Philharmonic musicians find Soviet Tour is time for spirited exchange - NYP plays all nine Mahler symphonies at Carnegie Hall from September 24 through October 25 - In separate articles in the NYT, Pierre Boulez, Erich Leinsdorf and James Levine dicuss the magnetism of Mahler - City Human Rights Commissioner Eleanor Holmes Norton criticizes hiring practices; notes that only handful of minority musicians playing in orchestra at Houston Opera Company performamnces of Prory and Bess - Boulez conducts Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival - Inside report on the renovation project at Avery Hall in article by Bill Zakariasen in New York Daily News - Deficit of the Cleveland Musical Arts Association., opertaors of the Cleveland Orchestra nearing \$1 million mark - Reviews of NYP Mahler Cycle concerts at Carnegie Hall - NYP and New York City Opera orchestra in contract negotiation; strikes threatened - Article in Los Angeles Times asks where are the blacks in American orchestras? - City Opera may cancel its season over contract disagreements - Saint Louis Symphony orchestra members agree to three year pact - Newspaper articles report that the sound in the renovated Avery Fisher Hall is good; New York Times article on front page says that Avery Fisher Hall opens on acoustical high note - NYP Musicians ratify new three year contract - New York Times Men in the News column feature Philanthropist Avery Fisher and Acoustician Cyril Harris - Interview with Cyril Harris in the Washington Star - Archietectural Review by Ada Louise Huxtable in the New York Times says that Avery Fisher Hall looks beautiful - Julius Bloom, Director of Carngie Hall, states that acoustics at Carnegie Hall will always be better than over there; In the New York Times, Donal Henahan says that Fisher measures up to Carnegie Hall acoustically
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1976-77 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 4), 1 Sep 1976 - 31 Oct 1976, Folder 555-138-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.