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1959 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), Jan 1, 1959 - Aug 31, 1959

- Stadium Concerts for the 43rd Season - Carlos Chavez Stadium debut - Soprano Graciela Rivera performs on Latin-American night while eight and a half months pregnant; an ambulance waited by the Stadium just in case - Mayor Robert F. Wagner honors composer team Rodgers and Hammerstein on the Stadium Concerts' 12th annual "Rodgers and Hammerstein Night" - Labor negotiations reach a compromise - Sanford Allen becomes first black musician to serve as a regular member of the Stadium Symphony - Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong scheduled to perform but had to cancel Stadium appearance due to pneumonia; makes a quick recovery and performs on his 59th birthday - Selwart R. Clarke is hired as the first black hiring agent for a classical music organization, the Municipal Concerts Orchestra - Josef Krips conducts Beethoven's Triple Concerto, with John Corigliano on violin, Laszlo Varga on cello, and Leonard Bernstein on piano
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1959 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), 1 Jan 1959 - 31 Aug 1959, Folder 555-073-03, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.