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1958-59 Scrapbook, Volume I (Part 2 of 2), Dec 22, 1957 - Aug 31, 1959

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  • 1958-59 Scrapbook, Volume I (Part 2 of 2)
  • Dec 22, 1957 - Aug 31, 1959
-Jack Benny plays at a pension fund benefit concert -Benny presented with the "Golden Bow" by Herman Kenin, President of the American Federation of Musicians -Bruno Zirato retires as managing director of the Philharmonic -1958-59 season programming to feature a survey of music by American composers from 1900 to the present -Bernstein introuces Thursday night "Preview" concerts, which feature the same program as formal concerts, but are accompanied by informal talks from the conductor about the evening's program; Musicians don European-style rehearsal uniforms for these concerts -Van Cliburn joins Leonard Bernstein in speaking at the Preview concert at Carnegie Hall -Arnold Steinhardt, winner of the Leventritt Award, amkes debut as Philharmonic soloist -Herbert von Karajan begins two week engagement as guest conductor; It is his first time conducting an American orchestra -Thomas Schippers is guest conductor with the Philharmonic -US premiere of Mario Zafred's Symphony No. 4, with Gyorgy Cziffra making his New York Philharmonic debut on the piano -Herbert von Karajan conducts all-Beethoven program that includes the first and ninth symphonies -Benstein dedicates concert to the memory of Artur Rodzinski -Profile of composer Edgard Varèse -History of Fritz Kreisler attributing his own works to various composers -New York premiere of Aaron Copland's Orchestral Variations, an orchestral transcription of his 1930 Piano Variations -Copland makes a personal appearance at a "Preview" concert in December -Philharmonic presents all-Bach program with Roslyn Tureck joining Leonard Bernstein as a pianist-conductor -John Barbirolli returns to lead the Philharmonic as a guest conductor after sixteen years -Concertmaster, John Corigliano, performas as soloist for the "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra" by Sir William Walton -Berl Senofsky, violinist, makes first regular season appearances with the Philharmonic -Former principal cellist of the Philharmonic, Leonard Rose, returns to feature as soloist on Smaule Barber's Cello Concerto, Op. 22 -French cellist, Maurice Gendron make Philharmonic debut -Jeanne Tourel is Philharmonic soloist -New York premiere of Roger Sessions' Violin Concerto -New York Philharmonic presents "French Music Month" -Pierre Monteaux is guest conductor, with Rudolf Serkin as soloist -Philharmonic presents concert version of Debussy's Pelleas et Melisandre under the direction of Jean Morel -Mayor Wagner kicks off the Handel Festival in New York City, honoring the bicentary of the death of George Frederic Handel -Glenn Gould appears as soloist in Mozart's Concerto in C minor -World premiere of Kenneth Gaburo's Elegy -Lukas Foss fills double role as conductor and soloist -New York premiere of Foss' Symphony of Chorales -Bernstein conducts the world premieres of two American works on the same program, Ned Rorem's Third Symphony and William Russo's Third Symphony -American premiere of Paul Ben-Haim's The Sweet Psalmist of Israel featuring Sylvia Marlow on the harpsichord and Christine Stavrache on the harp -Interview with Paul Ben-Haim on the state of music in Israel -Adele Addison and John McCollum are soloists on Handel's Ode to St. Cecilia's Day in the final concert of the season
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1958-59 Scrapbook, Volume I (Part 2 of 2), 22 Dec 1957 - 31 Aug 1959, Folder 555-076-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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