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1939 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), Jul 1, 1939 - Aug 5, 1939

- 22nd Season of Lewisohn Stadium Concerts - Conductors include Barbirolli, Damrosch, Reiner, Kurtz, O'Connell, Smallens, Kostelanetz, Hilsberg, Leinsdorf, Weissmann, van Hoogstraten, Freccia - Soloists include Rubinstein, Heifetz, Spalding, Hofmann, Pons, Virovai - Press clippings of 1939 Stadium Concerts - Large audiences for performances by Fokine Ballet at Lewisohn Stadium - Debut of conductor Efrem Kurtz at Lewisohn Stadium - Efrem Kurtz plays American works at Lewisohn Stadium, by Aaron Copland, William Schman and Deems Taylor - Young artists pianist Julius Katchen and violinist Patricia Travers play at Lewisohn Stadium - Gershwin Night at the Stadium conducted by Alexander Smallens with pianist Oscar Levant to record audience of 18,000 - Conductor Erich Leinsdorf cancels concerts at Lewisohn Stadium - Bizet's "Carmen" performed at Lewisohn Stadium with Bruna Castagna - Coloratura Soprano Lily Pons appears at Lewisohn Stadium with conductor/husband Andre Koselanetz for the first time to a record crowd of 22,000 to 25,000 - Large audience for all-Sibelius program featuring violinist Efrem Zimbalist - Stadium debut of conductor Charles O'Connell - French program under the auspices of the New York World's Fair and the French High Commission performed at the Stadium under French conductor Paul Paray in his American debut - Florence Easton and Jan Peeerce sing the Love Duet from Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" under conductor Fritz Reiner - All-Wagner program conducted by Fritz Reiner
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1939 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), 1 Jul 1939 - 5 Aug 1939, Folder 555-032-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.