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1952 Stadium Scrapbook, Apr 4, 1952 - Aug 9, 1952

- Death of Sam A. Lewisohn; hiscollection of paintings are worth \$1,000,000, gifted to six institutions - French Program to honor Paris Anniversary - Ballet incorporated in Stadium Concerts - Stadium hits 12-year record - Mayor Vincent Impellitteri proclaims Stadium Concerts Week - Marian Anderson performs in Opening Concert with the Stadium Concerts Orchestra under Dimitri Mitropoulos to a crowd of 17,500 - Lists and cartoon of artists performing at Stadium Concerts 1952 - Reduced priced Stadium Concerts Subscription Books - Mitropoulos plays and conducts Respighi's Toccata for Piano and Orchestra at Stadium Concerts - Rise Stevens appears in Gershwin Night at the Stadium Concerts - Mitropoulos conducts Bizet's Carmen at the Stadium Concerts, with Mildred Miller, Richard Tucker, Elaine Malbin and Frank Guerrera - Lily Pons and Andre Kostelanetz perform Stadium Concerts for the first time in 5 years to a large crowd - Pierre Monteuz conducts a number of Stadium Concerts in familiar repertory - Vera Franceschi replaces Jeanne Mitchell as soloist with Pierre Monteux - Yehudi Menuhin plays the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Pierre Monteux - Rise Stevens sings opera arias and popular songs with Andre Kostelanetz conducting - Isaac Stern plays the Sibelius Violin Concerto with Pierre Monteux conducting - Jerome Kern evening at Stadium Concerts featuring an abbreviated concert version of Show Boat - Erica Morini gives thrilling performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Alexander Smallens conducting; the accompaniment was sharply criticized - Charles Schiff, 25-year old conductor, conducts sharply criticized concert - Italian Night at Lewisohn Stadium conducted by Alfredo Antonini with Jan Peerce, Herva Nelli and Salvatore Baccaloni, featuring the first New York performance of the Gloria from the 1880 Mass by Giacomo Puccini - Divorced couple Robert Merrill and Roberta Peters sing opera arias and one duet at Stadium Concerts - Robert Stolz conducts annual Night in Vienna concert - All-Menotti program conducted by Thomas Schippers in his Stadium debut featuring Byron Janis playing the Piano Concerto in F and soprano Eileen Farrel in operatic selections - Highly praised performance of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 by Eugene Istomin with Alexander Smallens conducting - Annual Rodgers and Hammerstein evening at Lewisohn Stadium closing night featured the premiere of Rodgers' Guadacanal March (from Victory at Sea) conducted by the composer, and singers Robert Weede, Marguerite Piazza, Thomas Hayward and Claramae Turner, to largest crowd of the season
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1952 Stadium Scrapbook, 4 Apr 1952 - 9 Aug 1952, Folder 555-059-03, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives.